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Visa entry to Thailand

Posted by anya_lukover on 21/5/2008 at 17:59

Hello - can you help me please? I land in Bangkok 27th June and am working in a school for 4 weeks. I then have 2 weeks which I have not planned out yet, and then my friends are coming and we're heading down to the islands. They leave 7th September. I then plan to head to Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos for rest of Sept, Oct, coming back in to Thailand for Nov, and heading to Singapore for start of December. What is going to be the best visa option for me please? Sorry if a simialre request has been answe ...

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Prek Chak / Xa Xia crossing - Visa On Arrival

Posted by apfennell on 20/5/2008 at 23:50

I'm planning to go to Phu Quoc in mid-august for ~4days and then onto Phnom Penh. I was planning to get the boat to Ha Tien from Phu Quoc - can anyone confirm if this is actually running in August (times/cost?)? My main worry is the crossing to Cambodia and getting a visa - I emailed the Cambodian Embassy in London (I'm actually Irish but they handle Irish requests) and they said Visa On Arrival is available at that crossing. However seeing as I can find no confirmation of this online by trav ...

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4 entries into thailand

Posted by emielvl on 30/11/2007 at 08:43

I plan to have 4 entries into thailand on my next asia trip (each of the 4 periods of stay not exceeding 30 days). My total time in asia will be almost 6 months. Am i right if i say that i cannot do this on visa exemptions? (because a maximum of 3 is allowed, one initial entry and 2 renewable consecutive times)? What are my other options? is it perhaps possible to apply beforehand for a 1 entry tourist visa, use this one the first time and use the other 3 times a visa exemption? What about t ...

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Vietnamese visa in Seam Reap

Posted by ade7 on 5/5/2008 at 01:06

Hi, I am hoping to travel from seam reap to saigon, and was wandering whether I can get a vietnamese visa in seam reap (although i will be passing through Phnom Penh, I will only be staying one day there, so would rather get the visa in SR, where I will be staying a few days). Is there a vietnamese embassy in Seam Reap? Or will it have to be done through an agency? Any idea on how long it takes to process and how much they are to purchase? Thanks very much for any help you can offer. Cheers, ...

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Double entry tourist visa in Thailand

Posted by madindaelephant on 13/4/2008 at 09:51

Hello all, I have a double entry tourist visa (allowing me to stay in Thailand 60 days at a time) at the moment and I've already used up both entries. First entry was in February when I first entered the country and then in late March I went to Myawaddy. My passport says I have to leave the country by May 20. Before returning to the states I wanted to go to Cambodia, but I'm not sure if I would be able to re-enter Thailand (I'll stay in Bangkok 5 days until my flight). My double entry visa ...

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Want to go from Chiang Mai to Kunming in Yunna, China

Posted by gonganath108 on 1/4/2008 at 21:02

My wife and I want to travel as quickly and cheaply from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Kunming in Yunnan, China. What is the best route, means of travel and border crossing into China. We are Americans. Can we get Chinese Visas in Bangkok? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Gonga ...

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Visa overstay?

Posted by huggomartini on 26/3/2008 at 06:41

I'm planning to go to Thailand next December.I want to stay about 35 days, what if I overstay my visa? How much is the fine? Thanks in advance ...

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over staying thai 30 day visa by three days exiting at krabi airport?

Posted by tinamars2000 on 23/2/2008 at 17:31

Hello could anyone tell me if i should try to do something about extending my visa for 3 days or will i just turn up at the airport is there any danger in doing so? i heard there was a fine for each day overstayed does anyone know how much or what the best thing for me to do is.I'm flying out of thailand from Krabi. thank you ...

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Getting a Cambodian visa with just 5 months passport validity

Posted by rosiec on 7/3/2008 at 19:57

Is it possible? Sorry, I probably first posted this in the wrong area. I'm a Canadian currently living in Japan, and my passport expires in 12/08. My husband & I are traveling to Siem Reap for just a few days in July. Will I be denied entry for having less than 6 months validity, or is it just a matter of paying a little more $. I'd rather not have to apply for a new passport in Japan. ...

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Cambodia Departure Tax

Posted by raypond on 28/1/2008 at 05:48

You do indeed have to pay US$25 to leave Cambodia but at least at Siem Reap airport you can pay by Visa or Mastercard. I'm not sure this is mentioned anywhere in the guides. ...

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Border Crossing Sop Hun / Tay Trang

Posted by ironznake on 11/3/2008 at 16:44

Hi, i will be in vietnam in april this year. I am planning to cross the border to laos at Sop Hun / Tay Trang. Is there anyone who can give me some tips about the crossing? Is there a bus service from vietnam? From which city does the bus leave? How long does it take and how much i have to pay for it? Thanks a lot. Take care Florian ...

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Vietnam visa in Vientiane

Posted by notacrime on 31/7/2007 at 12:43

My wife and I just picked up our Vietnam visas in Vientiane. I wanted to relay our experience since we couldn't find much info about it before we did it. We turned up at about 3:45pm, took a tuk tuk from That Dam, took about 5 minutes and the tuk tuk driver waited for us for the return journey. 60,000kip total. The sign states they are open until 4:30pm. We were directed to the consular section, where we were asked to fill in a form and provide a single passport sized photo. The official ...

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vietnam-laos crossing at bo y - excellent!

Posted by fishtails04 on 29/2/2008 at 16:11

great border crossing! i got in to kon tum late afternoon and went straight to 'kon tum tourist' office, a small travel agency underneath the big hotel on the corner close to the indochine - forget name of hotel but the tourism office is on the l.p. map. they were super helpful and phoned the bus copany to arrange for the bus to stop outside their office the next morning. (the bus starts in pleiku and only stops in kon tum if you call them in advance). i was staying at viet tram hotel, 3 minu ...

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Crossing into Myanmar from Thailand via land

Posted by karynelder on 29/2/2008 at 17:33

Hi - My husband and I are currently in Thailand and are planning to go to Myanmar in the next couple of weeks. Today at the visa office a girl told us that she heard ALL land border crossings are closed at the moment in and out of Myanmar and that they only way we can enter or exit is by flying. Does anyone know is that true? We would really like to cross over land through the border crossing at Mae Sai in the north of Thailand. Thank you! ...

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vietnamese visa in Laos or Bangkok - please help

Posted by nackia on 20/2/2008 at 16:47

#6 Posted: 7/1/2008 - 18:16 Is it possible to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang or Vientiane? We are going from Vientiane to Hanoi and need to sort our visas before then. We had originally planned to get our visas in Bangkok but as we only arrive on a saturday and have already booked to leave the tuesday to Chang Mai and continue on from there, . Does anyone know of travel agencies in Bangkok that can hurry the visa up in 1-2 days? Also I have seen travel agents on the web advertisi ...

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visas for laos and vietnam in Phnom Penh

Posted by annalouisas on 19/2/2008 at 23:19

laos: we obtained a visa for Laos in 24 hrs. at the lao embassy. we were asked to pay 40 USD each. (we asked the reason: europeans pay more, but this person didn't speak much english) we got our passport back and discovered we were given a 2 MONTH VISA ! Vietnam: the visa done personally at the embassy: 35 USD, done by any travel agent or booth along Sisowath:30 to 32 USD and it takes the same 24 hrs. ...

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Cambodia to Vietnam Crossing at Chau Doc - Business Visa

Posted by lucindahartley on 19/2/2008 at 20:37

Hi, I'm travelling overland from Cambodia into Vietnam at Chau Doc and onto HCMC. I will be travelling on a business multi-entry visa. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble doing a border crossing here? Are there likely to be any hold ups? would be better to fly direct to HCMC. Cheers -L ...

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border crossing to laos at bo y

Posted by fishtails04 on 13/2/2008 at 13:38

i've screwed up on weather and am altering my plans to continue north to tay trang crossing via sapa as the cold has got to me! backtracking to kon tum to get bus to attapeu, laos, via bo y crossing. i've read that this bus leaves kon tum 3 days a week - does anyone know which days? thanks ...

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Le Thanh / O Yadao Vietnam to Cambodia report

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/2/2008 at 16:22

Many thanks to George for the detailed report on this new crossing which allows travellers to travel between Pleiku in Vietnam and Ban Lung in Cambodia. You can read the full report in the relevant section of the Visa and Border crossing FAQ. ...

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Sorry......another visa question !!

Posted by simonb9 on 28/1/2008 at 15:44

I'm travelling to Thailand landing 22nd Feb and leaving on the 21st March. I believe that as its under 30 days and i'm a tourist I will not need a visa. Can anybody confirm whether this is true ?? Just don't want to be caught out at the airport, i've read conflicting stories and might get a visa just to avoid any problems !! Simon. ...

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