Visas and border crossings forum

Visas and border crossings forum

Multi-passport travelling (Irish + South Africa)

Posted by jemjems on 24/11/2011 at 09:25

Hi, I have both an Irish and South African passport and I wondered if anyone had any experience travelling on two passports throughout Asia. The reason I ask is that I've left it quite late to apply for my vietnam visas, so I don't want to send off my Irish passport to the embassy and then not receive it back in time to fly home for christmas (since am living in the UK)! My plan was instead to send my rarely used SA passport to get any visas I'll need and in the meantime I can still travel in ...

Viewed 2,599 times, with no replies.


Posted by dipsonosin80 on 24/11/2011 at 07:32

I am about to embark on a tour of four SEA countries,but I am bit confused where to pick as an entry point from London Uk.My plan is to start from yangon then exit at Hanoi.I have also observed tht I can not get a multicity which operates from London to Burma,which implies I have to get to Bangkok then take a flight to Yangon then head back to chiang mai in Thailand again for another lap towards Vietnam.It a bit confusing though,but if anyone got a clue how I can run this trip that will be great ...

Viewed 2,069 times, with no replies.

Express thai VISA Phnom Penh?

Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 18/12/2010 at 12:30

Ok. Was supposed to get a thai visa today (saturday) in Phnom Penh, but the embassy is of course closed on weekends.. Was supposed go to Siem Reap on monday morning, but now we have to apply for the visa on monday. Has reservations in Siem Reap and want to make this as fast as possible. Anybody with experiece of the embassy and the possibility of doing it in one day? (I've been told it can be done in two days, i.e apply monday morning, pick up tuesday afternoon). Anybody knows of it taking lo ...

Viewed 7,624 times, with 8 replies.

Entering thailand

Posted by mrk12a on 3/1/2011 at 01:05

so basically ve heard i can only enter thailand twice! Im planing on flying into bangkok, staying for less than 30 days, then leaving for loas. Then i plan to cross thailand in order to get to cambodia. From cambodia i plan to fly from phom penh to bangkok then stay in thailandf less than 30 days. By my reckoning i should get the free 30 day visa to start with. The the free 15 day visa from laos. Then the free 30 day visa when i fly back into to thailand. ANy help as to wether im right or not? ...

Viewed 5,411 times, with 7 replies.

Chiang Mai to Laos

Posted by Gilbert87 on 18/11/2011 at 00:40

Hi, So sorry, I been reading a lot on travel fish about this but the more i read.. the more confusing it gets. I am from Singapore. I will be in Chiang mai from 30 nov to 3 jan. I understand i only have a 30 days visa free entry and i will need to renew it in order to stay for another 3 days. I know most people travel to laos to get a renewal. I read a lot on the tours packages there and most of them seem to only offer one way trip there. a few questions: 1) What is the best and safest way of ...

Viewed 2,462 times, with 1 reply.

Will I need a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

Posted by Peachula on 11/8/2011 at 09:50

So, I bought a plane ticket on a whim in June for September and didn't fully think things through when I planned it out, but upon working out my itinerary I'm unsure if I need to get a multiple entry visa or not. The situation is that my ticket is into and out of HCMC and I'm ending my trip in Bangkok, so I'll be flying from Bangkok into HCMC then catching my plane home (not leaving the airport). I'll be travelling around all of SEA for 3 months and was hoping to just get a single entry visa in ...

Viewed 7,494 times, with 7 replies.

Vietnam Visa - Advice

Posted by thewanderer on 20/10/2011 at 18:15

Me and my girlfriend arrive in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh - Airport) on November 28th, flying in from KL. We plan on spending about 10 days in Vietnam. What kind of advice would you give us regarding obtaining our Visas for Vietnam? Going by what others say, it might be an idea to sort it out in advance - which website is the most reliable? Any help would be much appreciated. The Wanderer ...

Viewed 4,620 times, with 5 replies.

Sihanoukville to Koh Chang?

Posted by misplcednotlost on 5/11/2011 at 22:32

So we are contemplating going to southern Thailand after Cambodia, and are not sure about this crossing. Has anyone done it? If I understand correctly there is the option of boat or bus? The border crossing is Hat Lek/ Koh Kong , so do we take a bus from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong or a boat? Just hoping someone has experience doing this. We are going from Cambodia to Thailand, and havent really figured out a route yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! ...

Viewed 4,539 times, with 1 reply.

Cambodia-Laos border crossing accessible with floods?

Posted by brentdtjones on 4/11/2011 at 00:40

With all the recent flooding that is going on, is it still possible to get from Siem Reap to the border crossing that leads to Si Phan Don? I am in Vietnam at the moment so I will not be there for a few more weeks but I would like to know if anyone has used it recently. ...

Viewed 2,387 times, with 1 reply.

Size of Photo for Visa On Arrival in Cambodia??

Posted by sharoonie on 1/11/2011 at 10:53

Hi Everyone, I am reading differing things on the web about what size photo is acceptable on arrival at airport in Cambodia. Some official Cambodian sites say "passport size photo" and some say "4 x 6" photos are required. I am a Canadian citizen and our passport size photos are 50 mm X 70 mm (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long), so is that good enough... or what? Thanks for your help!! ...

Viewed 25,183 times, with 2 replies.

Thai Tourist visa entries/length of stay

Posted by Gorey on 24/10/2011 at 23:01

Hello there, Apologies in advance if this has already been answered a hundred times, I did a search but not sure if I found my answer. My brain may have already been melted by talking to two Thai consulates today. I'm needing to be in Thailand between 1st Dec and 30th Mar and I'm a bit lost regarding the 90 days max in 6 months thing. If I applied for a 60 Day toursit visa and extended it to 90 then got a cheap return flight to make up the rest of the time would that be acceptable? I've read th ...

Viewed 3,142 times, with 2 replies.


Posted by fabba487 on 26/10/2011 at 09:23

Hi all, am planning a trip through Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and flying home from Bejing. I was curious as to which countries require visa's before you arrive, or can I acquire most of them on the specific border? China is a bit of a mystery to me so any help there would be much appreciated, even how expensive China is generally compared to the other South-East Asian countries? Thank you all for your time ...

Viewed 1,738 times, with 1 reply.

Vietnam to Laos, Laos to Cambodia, Visa on arrival?

Posted by Gorgonzola on 19/10/2011 at 02:16

Hey there world travelers, In just a few days I will be making my way to SEA for a 2 month trip through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Being that I am flying into HCMC, the Vietnamese visa was easy to figure out. This being said, I've done hours upon hours of forum searching and internet perusing and still the visa info for Laos and Cambodia remains a slight enigma. The reason for this is that I had to go and make things complicated by wanting to cross into Laos by way of the Tay Trang/Sop Hun b ...

Viewed 3,294 times, with no replies.

Chinese transit visa? connecting international flights through Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

Posted by sashanyc28 on 31/12/2009 at 15:09

I will be flying on United Airlines from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG) on Friday with a connecting flight on Shanghai Airlines to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam. I will have a 6 1/2 hour layover at Shanghai Pudong airport. I hold a US passport. I understand that I do NOT need a Chinese transit visa if I am transiting through the airport for less than 48 hours in Shanghai (24 hours in any other international Chinese airport). I am a bit confused as I have read conflicting pos ...

Viewed 20,348 times, with 2 replies.

Visa on arrival in Thailand

Posted by alptitude on 15/10/2011 at 14:49

Hi I am struggling to find an answer to this one. I am from the UK but am planning on flying to Bangkok next week from Geneva, Switzerland. I will be in Thailand for about 6 hours before getting the overnight train to Laos. I will then be returning to Thailand from Cambodia about 4.5 weeks later. What kind of visa do i need and how do i get it??? ...

Viewed 2,159 times, with 1 reply.

transitting with different airlines.Do I have to enter country to retrieve bag?

Posted by sayadian on 13/10/2011 at 19:18

Flying into Suvannabhumi at 11am on 1st Nov. Then afternoon shuttle with AirAsia back to Phnom Penh .Went to the AirAsia office to enquire whether my bag could be transitted through from Kuwait Air flight to their Phnom Penh flight.She told me I have to enter Thailand pick up my bag then go back out.So, basically I have to queue to get an entry stamp then 5 minutes later queue to get an exit stamp.This seems like craziness to me.Does anyone have any experience of this problem of transitting bag ...

Viewed 2,035 times, with 3 replies.

Flying to Vietnam (Sigon) then departure from Bangkok 4 months later, possible???

Posted by kitingdownunder on 8/10/2011 at 16:46

Hi, Could someone please give us some advice here. We have a one way flight from Australia going to Vietnam on the 5 December. Planning on travelling around Vietnam, across to Cambodia, Laos and then Thailand, all up we will be staying for 4 -5 months doing some boardercrossing. We have booked our flight to Europe on the 4 April - leaving from Bangkok. I will soon apply for the 90 day muliple country visa online. My query is now; since we are arriving into Vietnam on a one way flight, departu ...

Viewed 2,421 times, with 5 replies.

Visa on arrival at Savannahket airport

Posted by frasmc on 4/10/2011 at 02:17

Can anyone confirm that it is now possible to receive a visa on arrival when entering Laos by air at Savannakhet airport? I've bought a ticket from BKK to Pakse that flies via Savannakhet and want to make sure that I won't have trouble entering Laos (I only have two days in Bangkok before the flight, so would like to avoid having to get a Laos visa beforehand). One website says I can ( , but wanted to double check. Thanks! ...

Viewed 2,491 times, with 1 reply.

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 ...

Viewed 2,615 times, with 2 replies.

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 ...

Viewed 4,129 times, with 3 replies.

Browse more pages of the forum:

Please login to add a new post

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a post to the forum. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.