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Does kids pay for visas in Cambodia and Laos

Posted by pia2am on 30/11/2009 at 15:42

Hi We are going to Cambodia and Laos as part of our big trip. I think I have read somewhere that kids doesn´t pay for a visa in Cambodia. Can anyone confirm this? And what about Laos? Thanks in advance Pia ...

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passport photos?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 27/11/2009 at 01:22

is it true that passport photos are needed along with passports to cross borders? say thailand into laos? ...

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Thai VISA... HELP!!

Posted by rachel0621 on 25/11/2009 at 13:09

Hi, We need help with our VISA! We arrived in Phuket on the 1st Nov and had a 30 day visa granted until the 30th Nov. We left on the 11th nov for vietnam and now planning on going back on the 1st Dec for a few days then travelleling overland to Laos for a few weeks, then back down to Thailand again on the 23rd of December until we fly out on the 17th Jan. This means we would be arriving back in Bangkok on the 1st November and I assume they then grant us a 2nd 30day visa? Which would mean we w ...

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Overstaying Vietnam Visa by 1 day

Posted by Saul on 23/11/2009 at 15:02

Hi everyone Wondering if anyone has experience overstaying a Vietnam visa by less than 24 hours? We expire on 2 December but are looking at a flight on 3 December. Travel agents in Saigon have led us to believe this should be fine, maybe incur a $5 fine. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to confirm/deny this. Thanks ...

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Nan overland to Luang Prabang

Posted by bellatrx on 29/10/2009 at 15:27

Any updates on this route overland? We have Lao visas already, but are a bit daunted by the lack of information on how to travel from Nan to Luang Prabang (or even whether it's possible). Does anyone know what the parts of the journey are, and about how long it'd take? Has anyone done it? Thanks! ...

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Visa on arrival letter...Ho Chi Min airport

Posted by Carolynimini on 20/11/2009 at 09:33

Any one use a website to obtain a "VISA on arrival letter" Does this info from vntraveler.com look legit? "Thanks to the open travel policy of Vietnam, visitors now can apply for a so-called visa on arrival (VOA). Travellers can apply for their entry visa online and pick up their visas at Vietnam international airports. After checking through travel forums to find out a good service provider for this type of visa, we found My Vietnam Visa a reliable agent to start with. It is being recomm ...

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Thai Visa exemption

Posted by gillerz960 on 17/11/2009 at 22:49

I know lots of questions similar to this have been asked but I am struggling to find a definitive answer. I am flying in to Bangkok with BA on 2 December and my onward flight to Hong Kong is on the 17 March. I intend to leave Thailand at Chiang Khong after around 20 days so within the visa exemption period. However i have heard stories of people being refused entry or not being allowed to board BA flights without a return or onward flight within those 30 days. Does this still happen a ...

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Visa Malaysia?

Posted by Sampan on 16/11/2009 at 16:19

Hello fellow travellers, The visa information for Malaysia I've come across so far suggests that don't need a visa for the first three months if holding a Swedish passport. Can any one possibly confirm this? Would be most grateful for any info. // ...

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Viewed 2,020 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Sampan on 17/11/2009 at 11:09

Cambodia EVisa Scheme

Posted by tails101 on 9/9/2009 at 17:25

With trepidation knowing all the problems there have been with the Cambodia eVisa system, I decided to take the plunge and have a go... The site I used was http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/e-visa/vindex.aspx?PortDir=Asc&VisaApplicationDir=Asc I don't enter Cambodia until 11th October, so I can't guarentee I will get in, but with a few hiccups I do now possess what appears to be a valid Cambodian eVisa. The major hiccup was that after payment had been processed the site goes to a non-existant p ...

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another thai visa question!

Posted by psridley7 on 2/11/2009 at 15:10

I am travelling to cambodia for one month on the 14th November and will be leaving on the 14th december. What i would like to know is if i apply for a tourist visa in Phnom Phenm will i have to book a flight or will they stamp that tourist visa for a month or longer on an overland crossing also note that i have had a tourist visa and stayed for two weeks in september. A clear concise answer on the border issue would be much apprecited as every forum i look at seems to make no sense to me on the ...

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Viewed 2,327 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by psridley7 on 5/11/2009 at 15:45

Border cross f/Msian @ HCMC-PP & Btmbng-BKK

Posted by cuffedbloke on 3/11/2009 at 23:00

Hi, I will be taking a bus from HCMC to Phnom Penh and then later from Battambang to Bangkok. I hold a Malaysian passport. As far as I know (for 30 days stay or less) I don't need a visa, however I'd like to be sure since I've been reading so much about paying for visas at the borders. And how could I avoid the I-get-visa-for-you-quicker scam at the border, or perhaps I'm just paranoid? Lastly, does it make sense to take a boat to the Thai border from Battambang and then switch to ...

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Suvarnabhumi airport, continue to LP

Posted by Architeuthis on 2/11/2009 at 18:18

Hi folks, Just to be certain and because I haven´t found this anywhere in the forums: I´m arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport and continue to Laos with Bangkok Airways hours later. Do I have to go through the whole immigration process, get the visa stamp and then do the same thing again in opposite direction. Or is there some kind of transit-area? I have checked to page of Suvarnabhumi International Airport but wasn´t succesful. Thanks in advance. Cheers A. ...

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Viewed 2,541 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by somsai on 3/11/2009 at 05:54

Bangkok to SR?Angkor-What is the BEST Road

Posted by Ingrids on 28/10/2009 at 10:51

Hello! I would like to go tomorrow to SR (Camboja) but everybody say that isn't a good idea buy a tour from Khao San Rd! What is the best way (by bus/train), with less trable?? Thak you!!!! ...

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Viewed 2,196 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 28/10/2009 at 14:28

Buisiness Visa in Laos

Posted by MADMAC on 27/10/2009 at 00:17

I live in Mukdahan, where I am teaching salsa. I would like to expand from here and teach in Savankhet as well. Does anyone know if getting a visa to cross into Laos for a prolonged period is possible and how to do it if it is possible? Access to Savanakhet would double the number of potential dancers for me. ...

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Viewed 1,820 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 27/10/2009 at 23:33

Vietnam visa in Siem Reap

Posted by Ingrids on 22/10/2009 at 18:59

Hello! I`d like know if is possible do my vietnam visa in Siem Reap . Is it better do in Siem Reap or Bangkok? Is the price and time difference? Thank you!!!! Ingrid ...

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VISA trip Thailand - Vietnam - Cambodja - Thailand

Posted by Lawoat on 21/10/2009 at 17:05

Hi All, Just 3 more weeks before we take off and I would like to get something confirmed. We will be arriving in Bangkok, going trough customs, flying to HCMC on the same day and then go overland back to BKK to fly back home. Can anyone see if I have made a mistake on the VISA thingies Arrive BKK: Get the 30 Day Free VISA at customs - nothing to be done upfront - do I need a picture? Fly to HCMC on the same day of arrival in BBK: VISA for Vietnam arranged in Brussels, Belgium ...

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Viewed 2,760 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Lawoat on 21/10/2009 at 19:18

Acquiring a Visa for China in Vietnam

Posted by JunglistSolja on 9/10/2009 at 05:31

Hey all, I read somewhere on here that Hanoi in vietnam was not giving out Visas for China and in fact the place to get a visa would be HCMC. My questions are... Would it be a good idea to apply for a Chinese visa in advance? or if I apply in HCMC will I still be able to spend 4 weeks in Vietnam before traveling into china. any advice would be greatly appreciated as if I can't get into China my flight from Beijing to Seoul would be a bust. Thanks a bunch Mark ...

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Viewed 2,464 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 19/10/2009 at 07:24

Thai Immigration and Visa Stamps

Posted by tessavita on 17/10/2009 at 11:01

Hey all, I have a 60 day single entry tourist visa for Thailand, and I fly into Bangkok on the 23rd. However, I was hoping to go to Laos for my first week there. Does anyone have any experience with how strict Thai immigration is on stamping existing Visas? My hope was they would just give me the 30 day visa exempt thing so I could use my tourist visa on reentry for my longer stay. Any insight? ...

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South Vietnam to South Thailand by ferry - possible?

Posted by pdrysdale on 15/10/2009 at 13:19

Hi Am planning on travelling from top to bottom of Vietnam (poss via Laos) and wondering if you can cross from South Vietnam (say around Ha Tien) to Southern Thailand by Ferry/Boat? Any suggestions most welcome. Thks ...

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Viewed 11,029 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 16/10/2009 at 05:16

Thailand Holiday visa for Cameroonian National

Posted by katiegray on 6/10/2009 at 11:57

Hi All, I am trying to get my sister's fiance a tourist visa for Thailand so he can join us on our family holiday. Does anyone know the best way for me to go about this? The embassy in nigeria doesnt have a webpage and they are not returning my emails. Also the embassy in Australia has been unable to help me. Thanks, KG ...

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Viewed 3,566 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 7/10/2009 at 07:09


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