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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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Viewed 3,186 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by wanderingcat on 30/11/2010 at 23:08


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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Viewed 3,609 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by kristoffer_zaar on 25/11/2010 at 02:08

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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Viewed 2,832 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by svendj on 23/11/2010 at 17:07

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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Viewed 1,301 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 11/11/2010 at 21:03

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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Viewed 7,452 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 11/11/2010 at 21:01

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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Viewed 1,287 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by oasisbarhatien on 11/11/2010 at 09:34

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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Viewed 2,761 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by jonello on 6/11/2010 at 11:17

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 2,528 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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Viewed 6,398 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by svendj on 29/10/2010 at 13:33

Thai visa clarification

Posted by mischiefmack on 8/9/2010 at 22:38

I am planning on heading to Thailand in October. I am a Canadian, I believe I don't need to apply for a Visa,(a trip less than thirty doesn't require a prior visa application) Is this correct? The total trip is more than 30 days, but half will not be in Thailand(exiting to go to Cambodia and Vietnam), but since we are beginning and ending our trip in Thailand, does this change things? Thank you kindly. ...

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Viewed 1,935 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by bails87 on 24/10/2010 at 11:15

Getting Cambodian Visas in Laos

Posted by banana8 on 11/10/2010 at 01:22

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows if the Cambodian embassy in Vientiane will be open from the 29th December -2010 1st January 2011? I think that is where I will try and get a visa for Cambodia. Also not sure how long it will take to get or how much it will cost? I would be very grateful if anyone has any info. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,504 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 23/10/2010 at 17:35

Thai Tourist Visa - Do I Need One & How To Get It?

Posted by Captain_Bob on 23/10/2010 at 17:13

THAI TOURIST VISA Many visitors to Thailand require a tourist visa, which can be obtained at a Thai embassy/consulate in your home country or other locations including several within the SE Asia region. Usually a single entry visa is granted, but double and triple-entry visas are available at a few select offices. Tourist visa holders get either 60 or 30 days entry depending on their nationality. Each entry can be extended 30 days for 1900 baht at Thai immigration bureaus. Tourist visas are cu ...

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Visa - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia

Posted by danky69 on 12/10/2010 at 19:23

Hi everyone, I am leaving for Thailand in January, then on to Laos, Vietnam and ending up in Indonesia for a total of 6 months (the return flight is booked but can changed if necessary). Starting in Bangkok, down to Ko Samui etc., up to Chang Mai, across into Laos, Luang Probang etc, into Vietnam, Hanoi then all the way down with stop offs to Saigon, then on to Indonesia, bali, gillies, lombok etc. Wanted a bit more info on Visa's for each place if possible. As I understand it, we can ap ...

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Vietnam visa, Rush visa

Posted by berberahelen on 11/10/2010 at 16:04

What would you do if you have no more than 1 day to prepare for a trip to Vietnam? What will you do if you are in airport and suddenly find out that you are having a wrong visa and your airlines staff won't let you board? First, call us our hotline 84.904.712.081 immediately to settle their issue. We will consider your case to see whether we have enough time or not. If yes, a rush service should be applied. Meanwhile, more dollars for urgent service should be added to your billing. We will s ...

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Getting a Chinese Visa in Vietnam?

Posted by petrarch1603 on 9/10/2010 at 19:03

I'm on my way to Hanoi and I would like to get a Chinese visa there. I've heard that its very difficult, which is kinda baffling considering that they share a border and that Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Anyone recently get a Chinese visa in Hanoi? Which tour agent did you use and how long did it take? I was planning on spending 6-8 weeks in China but I'm not hearing positive things about getting the visa in Hanoi. ...

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Is it true you can get a direct bus from Kampot over to Ha Tien?

Posted by herbert1 on 25/9/2010 at 22:21

http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/cambodia/10394_kampot-to-ha-tien-through-prek-chak-xa-xia-border ...

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Viewed 2,713 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by herbert1 on 30/9/2010 at 21:58

quick question - PEK layover

Posted by VonWOOTER on 24/9/2010 at 00:40

Hello, So I've attempted some research regarding my problem but figured I'd reach out to the TF community..... I leave YVR to BKK next week and have a 3 hour layover in Beijing ( PEK )...does anyone know if I need any visa/documentation to help with my "processing". My connecting flight to BKK is 3.5 hours after my arrival at PEK and I don't want to worry about missing it. Any info would be great. I have contacted my local Chinese consulate and am currently wating for a response. Che ...

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Viewed 1,864 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 28/9/2010 at 18:03


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