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Visa to China

Posted by lunarca on 2/1/2011 at 22:09

Hi, This is my first post to this forum, so let me start by saying hi to everyone. We are a couple cycling around south east asia and up to China and Tibet. We are going to apply for the Chinese visa this week in Bangkok and I was wondering if anybody had any advice for us as to what to put on the application, documents to attach and so on it would be greatly appreciated. I'll post information later on how the procedure went. Thanks in advance for any suggestions ...

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From Laos to Vietnam

Posted by Ignas on 14/1/2011 at 17:16

Hello everyone, Planning my trip and wondering how is best to do crossing border from Laos to Vietnam, Last stop in Laos is Vientiane and thought to cross the border on Nam Phao, so I take bus to Lak Sao and from there catch the bus to border. Any suggestions what time is best to cross? Is there anything worth to see and stop on the way to Lak Sao from Vientiane? Any troubles happening on the border? is it easy to cath the bus from the border to Vinh? Thanks a lot Ignas ...

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can you enter Vietnam earlier than the date on your visa?

Posted by norbit on 4/1/2011 at 16:17

Hi everybody, Stuck in China. Stuck in freeeeeeezing cold China. We had originally planned to enter Vietnam on the 3rd Feb, and was wondering if it's at all possible to enter Vietnam earlier than the date on your visa. I dont want to extend the total time period (currently 3 months), i just want to bring forward the date of entry and exit.. is this at all possible?? Cheers ...

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From China to Laos

Posted by Ignas on 30/12/2010 at 19:44

Hello I am living in Yunnan, Yuxi city, and ready to go to Laos soon, need advice which way is best to cross border to Laos that could be possible to get visa on arrival. Is it going through Mengla? At the same time another question. Can I get tourist visa to Vietnam while being in Laos, how many days it takes? ...

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Sapa to Laos: How to go to Laos from Vietnam?

Posted by Jaomeow on 24/12/2010 at 22:13

Hello Everyone I'm planning to leave Vietnam, Sapa at 1st Feb 2011. We plan to go to VangVieng, Luang Prabang, Vientian and then back to Thailand at Nongkhai. I would like to ask; 1. Is it possible to find a bus from Sapa to Laos? 2. If it is possible, when it will leaves, How much for Bus ticket and Time duration? 3. From DBP, where can I go next, Vang Vieng or Luang Prabang? Departure and Arrival time is quite important for me so I could book a hotel and make sure I won't sleep on the sid ...

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Visa help for a newbee traveller.

Posted by wanderingk8 on 31/8/2010 at 23:24

How do you go about backpacking without definate entrance and leaving dates - with regards to visa's. Because as far as I have understood you need to show proof of a flight leaving the country to obtain a visa at the border. But I don't want to be tied down to those sort of restrictions and obviously don't want to pay for flights I may have to cancel if plans change. HELP ME PLEASE!!! I leave on 01 December 2010. ...

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business trip visa to china

Posted by kurukure on 8/12/2010 at 09:22

I will leave to China for business for about a month, while visiting http://www.evisaasia.com/visa-requirement/tourist-visa-requirements-for-switzerland-citizens/ found that tourist visa to stay for 30 days. Is a tourist visa that applies to business trips? are there any differences? ...

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Urgent Vietnam Visa Help!!!

Posted by mischiefmack on 27/10/2010 at 18:34

Can you apply for the Vietnam visa before flying, but leave without having the printed approval letter? I lost my passport, and couldn`t get a temporary without proof of travel, but obviously I couldn`t apply for the vsa until I had a passport. So now the flight is tomorrow. My Vietnam visa assures me the approval will be gotten before I get to Vietnam, but not before I have to leave for the airport, and lose all access to a printer.... What do I do????????????????? (Note my g/f is already in ...

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Urgent advice plz. Visa on arrival at Tay Trang Viet/Laos border?

Posted by johnkitchener on 29/11/2010 at 16:28

Hey we're on our way to Sapa and planning to head into Laos via the Tay Trang border near Dien Bien Phu. We dont have any Laos visas and we dont wanna head all the way out there and find we cant get one? Anyone been across this border lately or have any advice it would be much appreciated. Cheers ...

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Thai VISA in Phnom Penh - Required documents question

Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 24/11/2010 at 19:06

Hi. Planning on getting a Thai visa at the embassy in Phnom Penh, and as I reviewed the list of required documents, some of them got me a bit confused. According to this page: http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2501.php?&id=2815 the required documents for tourist visa are: 1. One completed and signed application form -- Check 2. One photo (colour, size 4 x 6 cm) -- Ok, no problem 3. Passport (valid for no less than 6 months) -- Sure thing 4. Copy of ID card -- Of course 5. Copy of residence certifi ...

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Getting from Vientiane to Bangkok

Posted by yvonne_lefort5 on 22/11/2010 at 16:35

hello I have searched endlessly through websites but cannot find information on this topic, only on the reverse direction! We are wanting to take local and cheap buses from Vientiane to Bangkok and want to do it overnight. We are trying to get to the airport in Bangkok. I know I can catch a bus to the border from the Morning Market, also I can catch a bus to Nong Khai , should we go directly to Nong Khai to catch a bus to Bangkok? Can anyone tell me if they know what time the last bus leaves ...

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flying in 10 days no visa for thailand

Posted by roccstar on 7/11/2010 at 18:03

Hi, I will fly to Thailand in 10 days. I will stay there only for 2 days before going to Laos. My flight back from BKK is more than 30 days (42) after my first entry in Thailand. I just read in the forum that i need a proof that i will leave the country within 30 days. Unfortunately i do not have such a proof. I only have flight tickets from luang prabang to hanoi and one more within vietnam. i do not know whether my airline / the authorities will accept that as proof. Any ideas? I am now cons ...

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thai visa in KL

Posted by wallchurch on 4/11/2010 at 20:14

hi everyone just wondering how much and how long it will take to get a 60 day tourist visa for thailand in KL as a british citizen? any responses would be greatly appretiated ...

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Cambodia- proof of onward travel

Posted by bekk on 8/11/2010 at 15:25

this must have been discussed somewhere but i can't find it, so just humour me. and yes, i have been over the visa and border crossing page of this fantastic site but... i am flying into PP from BKK on bangkok air and plan to get a visa on arrival and to leave Cambodia on the slow boat down the Mekong into Vietnam. do i need proof of onward travel when i get the visa in Cambodia? (i know someone is going to suggest i grease the official, but i would really rather avoid that) and is the flight g ...

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Vietnam Visa required for less than 12 hours?

Posted by dano_b on 10/11/2010 at 17:28

Hi! For various reasons when I was in Vietnam I didn't get all my shopping done that I wanted. I was hoping to pop back quickly to HCMC before I head home to get some Christmas shopping done at the market. Does anyone know if I still require a visa if I am only in the country for 12 hours? I know that in China you do not need a visa for a short layover....wondering if the same theory applies in Vietnam? Thanks! ...

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90 day vietnam visa from uk or get 30 day extended from nam

Posted by valis on 21/10/2010 at 17:39

if im traveling to vitnam for 63 days is it ok to go with a standard 30 days visa and get it extended while there?would coustoms be fine with that? the reason im asking is it looks a lot cheaper to do that way,the uk embassy wants over £100 for the 90 day visa,pluss i still cant decide wether il be just doing vietnam or cambodia and laos to. oh and is it easy to extend a visa once in nam?would i have to do it before i left ho chi minh? anyone please. ...

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Thai visa in Cardiff Consulate UK

Posted by sayadian on 2/11/2010 at 19:04

I've just returned from obtaining my Thai visa in Cardiff.It took me 10 minutes to get a double entry visa, cost nothing not even admin charge and the vice-consul is very pleasant and helpful. All it cost me is the petrol to get there.I believe visas are gratis until March.Brilliant deal! ...

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visas for chinese national

Posted by wiiwii on 1/11/2010 at 16:34

Hi, I'm a chinese passport holder, working in Hong Kong, and a US greencard holder, I'm planning to take the train from Bangkok to Singapore via Malaysia, for approx. 14 days. I think I can get a Thailand visa on arrival, I'm not so sure about Malaysia ? I'll also need a Singapore visa, does anybody know what constitutes as a 'local contact' to apply for eVisa, as I'll just be visiting by myself. Additionally, for VOA, is there typically a long queue that I should plan for plenty of time? I'll ...

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Passport advice and Don Kralor crossing

Posted by newbiedanielle on 21/10/2010 at 15:50

Okay so I'm in Cambodia at the moment, heading shortly into Laos. When I arrived in Cambodia and got my visa the guy put it 3 pages from the back, leaving a gap of 17 pages! I have no idea why he did this but by the time he gave it back and I saw,it was already stuck down and too late to change. I still have a Laos visa and a Thailand one to get- will 3 pages be enough as I read somewhere they like you to have 3 pages after the visa they put in-which by the tinme i reach Thailand I won't have. ...

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Viewed 2,668 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by newbiedanielle on 29/10/2010 at 15:15

Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam VISA HELP

Posted by dazg21 on 28/10/2010 at 04:23

Hi everyone, i know its a boring topic thats probably been discussed a million times, but basically, i just wanted to know what visas i would have to apply for here back home (UK) before leaving for these countries and wether i can get them when i arrive there. if we were to get a 30day visa for thailand then went to the other countries can we still enter thailand after to get a flight home from bangkok? any info on visas for these places would be ideal! thanks, Darren. ...

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