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Border crossings over Christmas

Posted by onefatmonkey on 1/10/2011 at 05:14

Hiya I was wondering whether border crossings are open over Christmas (and indeed what is / isn't generally open in SE Asia around Christmas - say 23 December to 27 December)? Do things continue pretty much as normal or do things shut down for a few days? I'm probably going to be around the border of Laos / Thailand over Christmas and will need to do a border run to renew my Visa / Visa waiver at some point. Also kinda of related... what is transport like on a Sunday in SE Asia (in particular ...

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Re-entry (multiple) permission Thailand, experiences?

Posted by helkala on 16/9/2011 at 22:38

I'll arrive in Thailand in the beginning of October and I already have a non-immigrant visa (for my studies in Bangkok). In order to travel in the neighbour countries (which I want to do) I will apparently need to apply for a re-entry permission to Thailand? Does anyone have experience from the immigration office in Bangkok and applying for a re-entry permission? I will need a multiple re-entry permission, because I will be travelling in several different countries but I don't know yet when and ...

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Viewed 3,463 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 1/10/2011 at 19:28

Price for Thai Tourist Visa

Posted by emmapatricia on 20/5/2011 at 12:21

I'm going to be applying for a 60-day double-entry tourist visa to Thailand at the end of July 2011 (I'm a US citizen, if that makes a difference) I know the fee for tourist visas was exempt until March 31, 2011 but cannot seem to find information from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding how much this visa will cost post-March. I'll mostly likely travel to Phnom Phen or Vientiane to apply for the visa. Does anyone know how much the visa will cost me? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 9,185 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 30/9/2011 at 20:47

Indian tourist visa in Bangkok

Posted by jbarne19 on 19/8/2011 at 17:11

Hi everybody, Im currently travelling around south east asia with plans to go to India after. I know the visa application process in Bangkok takes five days. I plan to go from Cambodia back to Bangkok, then head south to Koh Pha Ngan and the other islands for 10-12 days, before coming back to Bangkok. What I am wondering is, does anyone know if I can apply for the visa before I go south, and collect it 12 days later? Or do they require you to return after five days? Thanks for any help. ...

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Viewed 3,075 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wanderlustlady on 22/9/2011 at 20:04

Thailand/China visa

Posted by kitebo on 12/9/2011 at 23:38

Hi, I'm going on a 7,5 month trip to SEA and China in just over a month's time, and I'm kind of stuck with all the visa requirements. I'll probably be crossing into Thailand from Malaysia, but I'll definitely be staying in Thailand for longer than 15 days... If I apply for a Thai visa here in the Netherlands, the Thai embassy website says I need to supply my flight data, but I'm not flying either in or out of Thailand, is that a problem? Also, I'll be crossing into China from Vietnam. Getting ...

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Viewed 2,077 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by KirstyB on 13/9/2011 at 06:07

Can't find recent Thai visa post

Posted by UsTwo on 10/9/2011 at 08:31

In the last few weeks there was a new post about new rules for Thai visa, but I can't find it anywhere. It reported on a confusing situation, and there was contradictory opinion of the meaning of the new requirements. From memory, the post was originated by Somtam. I am now at the stage of applying for my visas for Thailand and Vietnam, and would like to check it out again. Thanks for any assistance. ...

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Thai visa question!

Posted by Shaneo88 on 6/9/2011 at 09:19

Hi everyone! i made it here without any (major) issues thanks to everyones help and i love it. Its time now to tackle the visa issue since i will be staying longer than 60 days. So i got my 60 day visa from the states which requires i leave thailand by October 18th. Right now, i am in Chiang Rai and will be heading to Laos in the next couple days. I have paid for 2 entries on the visa. My question is, if i am back into Thailand on september 14th, will my 60 days renew so i will have until ...

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PLEASE! i need up-to-date info on the overland border Cambodia to Laos!

Posted by bizzungax on 31/8/2011 at 15:37

Please, I have read a dozen different websites, contacted a few agencies, but still I get mixed answers, so I thought that the best way to get AN ACCURATE answer would be through a fellow traveller. Can anyone, PLEASEEE tell me whether it is possible to get a VISA-ON-ARRIVAL TO LAOS, in the overland border between Cambodia (Veun Kham) and Laos (Dong Calor)? Please please please fellow travellers help me out! Thank you so much! ...

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vietnam visa in phnom penh

Posted by kaptainkano on 24/8/2011 at 16:41

Can someone tell me the current cost of getting a vietnam visa in phnom penh and maybe recommend a reliable agent to use. Also when crossing into vietnam by bus is their any additional fees at the border ot guards looking for tea money. thanks ...

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Viewed 2,660 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/8/2011 at 16:24

Don't shoot me....!

Posted by le1979 on 23/8/2011 at 20:53

..... it's ANOTHER Thai visa question. In my defence I'm in India on a dodgy connection which could go anytime..... We are travelling across India to Calcutta and from there we want to fly into Hanoi . All the flights go via bangkok. I'm going to be meeting my sister in bkk on the 17th November and was planning on flying in to get 30 day visa. If we got a flight from Calcutta to Hanoi via bangkok would it mean I won't be able to get the 30 visa when I meet my sister? Or can I get a transit visa ...

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Viewed 2,202 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by le1979 on 24/8/2011 at 21:41

Tourist visa questions

Posted by mudchild on 15/7/2011 at 18:24

Hi there First off this is the best website! I just have a question on the Thai Visa situation which I cant seem to find answers for. I am going to apply for a thai tourist visa with 3 entries I think as im there from sept until jan. From what I can see I have to leave every 60 days which is fine as Im planning to go to cambodia and laos. I was planning on going to cambodia first off and then laos later on. Will my next 60 days be activated if I travel overland though? Also will it make a diffe ...

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Viewed 3,063 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by mudchild on 21/8/2011 at 01:31

Returning to Thailand from Cambodia, and I lost my yellow fever certificate

Posted by Fixman on 20/8/2011 at 19:30

I'm an Argentine citizen, and while I can enter Thailand without a Visa, I need to have had the yellow fever vaccine before coming to the country. I entered Thailand with that certificate, and after a few weeks I left it and went to Cambodia. Now I was planning on staying an extra day in Bangkok, but I lost my certificate. Does anyone know if this will be a problem, even through I have a Thailand stamp already on my passport? ...

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Bad info about crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia with Vietnamese motorbike?

Posted by brand0n on 27/6/2011 at 04:53

I have heard that it is pretty hassle-free to cross into Cambodia with a Vietnamese motorbike, but one response that I got from a rental shop in Hanoi has me a bit worried: "According to me ride up through Cambodia from Vn side it is not sensible idea because Vietnamese custom not accept to ride any motorbike(even bike in your own name) to Cambodia if the bike don’t have a permit road work for crossing border. it make by ministry of communications and transport." We are planning ...

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Viewed 8,994 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by gabrielgodin on 5/8/2011 at 23:26

Overland border crossings. Onward travel tickets??

Posted by jammi100 on 5/3/2011 at 20:01

Hiya, Im planning on making as many border crossings as i can overland. Therefore the onward travel tickets for visa purposes is going to be a problem! Was planning on just using whatever transport i can find while out there and making only a couple of flights if possible. Will this be a major issue at the crossings?? Any advice?? Thanks ...

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Viewed 4,376 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by christay2009 on 5/8/2011 at 21:48

thai tourist visa

Posted by ambersaffron on 5/8/2011 at 11:08

I have a couple of questions about the thai tourist visa. Please forgive me if these have been answered already, I've done some searching but couldn't find the answers. Can you get the Thai tourist visa in Thailand? Is it possible to get a multiple entry Thai tourist visa? Where can you get an extension for your thai tourist visa? Does it have to be at an embassy or consulate, or can a guesthouse or travel agent do it? To apply for a Thai tourist visa before arriving in SE Asia, do you need to ...

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getting a working holiday visa for australia - in SEasia

Posted by joe_leviente on 20/6/2011 at 01:22

hi guys, this is my first post so go easy on me! I hold a UK passport, and am going travelling around south east asia in august for 7 months. At the moment, I'm considering going straight from SEasia to australia to work for a year or two, rather than getting on my return flight to england and having to fly back at some point. Does anyone have any experience getting a working holiday visa for australia in south east asia? will it be any different to getting one in england? also, I read that ...

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Viewed 2,898 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by joe_leviente on 1/8/2011 at 16:28

SEasia to Australia

Posted by joe_leviente on 24/6/2011 at 17:41

hi guys, I'm going to be backpacking around SEasia for 7 months (aug-march) then getting a flight to Australia, where I'll be spending 1-2 years on a working holiday visa. At the moment I'm looking at the flight between Asia and Australia, does anyone have any advice regarding the cheapest/easiest way to do it? I'm thinking Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane would be a possibility, anyone know any better? Do you reckon I should book the ticket way in advance, or will the prices not go up too much if I ...

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Viewed 2,360 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by dejavu619 on 1/8/2011 at 15:08

Postal Application for Vietnamese Visa from London

Posted by luckysmartie on 10/7/2011 at 23:34

Hi everyone, first post on here, although I've been reading (and taking advice!) for some time [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] I'm just about to make a postal application for a Vietnamese visa from the London embassy. I've done this for a Russian visa a couple of times and have always sent a Special Delivery envelope with the application, however there has never been a postal charge if you do this. The Vietnamese embassy have told me to send an SAE in addition to paying extra for postage (£8 ). D ...

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Viewed 4,056 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by travellingsarah on 30/7/2011 at 14:04

Anyone entered Thailand overland recently?

Posted by christay2009 on 27/7/2011 at 22:04

Yes, another question on Thai visa exemptions... Has anyone crossed into Thailand overland recently and been given the 15 day exemption? I am debating my trip right now but it will almost certainly end up with me crossing into Laos from Thailand then back into Thailand. I called the UK Thai consulate recently (about something else) and they bashed me over the head with how I must have onward travel proof for an exemption if I cross overland (and Air) into Thailand. I did not even mention doi ...

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Viewed 2,845 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 29/7/2011 at 01:34

Crossing from Thailand to Laos via Chiang Khong - Huay Xai

Posted by donnaansell on 1/10/2007 at 20:13

I will be travelling from Thailand to Laos in November and would like to cross overland via Chiang Khong-Huay Xai, so that I can do the 2 day slow boat trip to Luang Prabang. I was just wondering if they issue visa's on arrival and how much it costs? I've been on a few websites and they all seem to have different answers - some say you need to get it in advance for $50 in Chiang Khong and some say visa on arrival. also some say 15 day and some say 30, so I'm a bit confused!! ...

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