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Visas - travelling from Thailand - Laos - Cambodia

Posted by Rachaelbb on 10/11/2006 at 03:56

Hi, I am just wondering about the best way to get my Laos and Cambodia visas. I plan to travel into northern Thailand and cross the border to Laos. Can I get my visa for Laos easily at the border crossing or would I be better to get it at a travel agent or embassy in Bangkok? Then I plan to fly from Vientiane to Phnom Phen. Can I get my Cambodia visa at the airport upon arrival or am I better to get it at a travel agent or embassy in Bangkok? Any help would be greatly appreciated! ...

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cambodia e-visa

Posted by nedbrack on 28/11/2006 at 18:16

I'm going to be flying to phnom penh from beijing at the end of dec. i'm thinking about getting an e-visa, i've heard that there are some problems with an e-visa if you're leaving from china. also my flight arrives quite late, if i don't have a visa will i be able to get one at the airport late at night? ...

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Lao visa exemption for ASEAN

Posted by skinnylatte on 23/11/2006 at 12:51

If I wasn't hallucinating, I do believe that Laos no longer requires a visa for those from my country (i.e. Singapore). That might have happened last year, though information is scarce and the Lao embassy NEVER picks up the phone. I'm sure this will be honoured if I fly in to Laos, but what are the chances that they'll insist on me getting one anyway, if I cross the land borders? That was my experience in Cambodia, when I crossed at Koh Kong and even though I didn't require a visa they made m ...

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Overstay by a few days on Thai visa

Posted by shaana on 23/11/2006 at 13:34

Hi, I was supposed to go to Cambodia mid trip, so therefore getting another 30 day visa for Thailand, but plans changed and now when I leave im going over my visa by 3 days. Does anyone know what the current overstay rate is?? I asked at Bangkok immigration on arrival and they told me 100 baht a day, but ive heard different stories from 200 to 500 baht a day. Does anyone know for definite. Ive tried looking on official Tahi websites but I cant find anything. ...

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Vietnam visas - maybe not available between 25 Oct -25 Nov

Posted by ClaireM on 8/11/2006 at 08:08

From NZ Foreign Affairs site Travel to Viet Nam 25 October-25 November 2006 Travellers to Viet Nam should be aware that no D class visitors’ visas will be issued by the Vietnamese government from 25 October to 25 November 2006. This is a precautionary security measure to cover the period of the APEC Conference to be held in Ha Noi from 12 to 19 November 2006. Those, however, intending to visit Viet Nam during this period for the purpose of work, attending a conference, cooperation, inv ...

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Laos Visa Extension

Posted by Jono on 6/11/2006 at 01:58

Hi ya Just a couple of questions about extending the Laos Visa. As I understand it I can only a 15 day visa when crossing from Chiang Khong to Huay Xai. Can I extend the visa in Luang Phabang and do I have to have it extended before the 15 days are up ? Thanks for your help and great site by the way. Jono ...

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all visas at once?

Posted by Iwanatravel on 5/11/2006 at 01:46

is there a way to get all the visas at once? like.. singapore, malaysia, thailand, cambodia, and vietnam? how? where to go? how long does it take? what do i need? ...

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N Vietnam to Laos

Posted by Georgie on 12/10/2006 at 12:52

We are travelling up through Vietnam and don't really want to have to go south again to cross to Laos. Does anyone have any advice on what would be the best/most northern border crossing to Laos as we were hoping to cross after going up to Sapa in Vietnam, taking into account time and terrain. ...

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Vietnam visa - from London?

Posted by gillfred on 12/9/2006 at 21:20

Does anyone know if you can get a Vietnam visa from London? We are going to visit Vietnam for 1 week, after travelling through Thailand and Laos for 2/3 weeks (leaving UK 4th Oct for this trip). I know we could get one in Bangkok, but ideally we would prefer to get it sorted beforehand so that we can enjoy Bangkok and we are also only in Bangkok for 3 days so may not have time to get one arranged in time. ...

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New Thai visa rules

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/9/2006 at 11:36

As of October 1, 2006, new regulations regarding the 30-day visa-free entry to Thailand will come into play. The guts of the new regulations appears to be that once three consecutive 30-day visa free entries have been granted, the visitor will then be required to be outside of Thailand for 90 days before any further visas will be granted. While some of the details of how this will be enforced remain murky, the new regulations appear to be aimed primarily at long-term abusers of this system r ...

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Posted by Danka on 5/7/2006 at 19:02

Hi, I remember reading about this topic somewhere on this messageboard before but I can't find the conversation anymore. Someone said that VISA would generally be better accepted than Mastercard in SE Asia. I only have a Mastercard, so I also ordered a Visa for my 3-month trip starting end of August. However, now I heard that Visa and Mastercard have merged and are now actually the same company and consequently they should both be accepted equally. Does anyone know anything about this? Is Mas ...

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How do i know what visas i'll need?

Posted by Enrico_Gatti on 6/9/2006 at 20:45

Hi, I'm going on a trip around indo-china for 7 weeks spanning sept oct and nov. I'm planning on visiting Thailand Cambodia Vietnam and Burma, but only for 1 or 2 weeks each. I'm very confused as to exactly when i need to get a visa and when i don't? ...

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Best plan for Vietnam/Cambodia/Thailand visas

Posted by adelene on 10/5/2006 at 16:14

Hi, I keep seeing conflicting advice in travel guides/on the internet. There are lots of companies offering to get your visas for you online before you go - are these reputable? On STA Travel it says you don't need a visa for Thailand, though I seem to have an inkling that you do... So anyway, my plan was to get a Cambodian visa at the overland border from Thailand, but to take a trip to the Vietnam Embassy in London before I go to get a visa for that part of the trip. But as Vietnam is last ...

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Cambodian Visa in Vietnam

Posted by nobbers on 5/9/2006 at 17:19

Hi, Just wondering if I can get a Cambodian Visa in Vietnam. Can I get one in Hanoi or do i have to go to Ho Chi Minh City to get one. Thanks, Noreen ...

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Visa for extended travel in Asia

Posted by drallanharris on 27/7/2006 at 01:40

I plan on arriving in Bali in Nov. 2006 then travelling though Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines over 3 - 4 months. Must I purchase an onward air ticket before arrival in each country or is enough to have a copy of my return ticket to North America for April 2007? Thanks for any help, Allan ...

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Vietnam/Laos/Cambodja crossing & visa

Posted by julesie on 25/8/2006 at 22:57

Hello there, I am planning to travel end of september from Vietnam over South Laos into Cambodja. However, I have heard that the Laos - Cambodja crossing is a real pain in the ass (difficult to find transport, bribery)? Has anybody got experience? Do you know if there exists visa on arrival for both the Vietnam Laos crossing (Lao Bao) and the Laos-Cambodja crossing? Alternatively, I will try to arrange them in Hanoi? Any idea how long that takes? Julie ...

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Laos-Vietnam Border Crossing (Na Maew/Nam Xoi)

Posted by nobbers on 9/8/2006 at 22:35

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had used the Na Maew-Nam Xoi border crossing. I hope to be travelling through there on December 30th. I've heard that travelling from Luang Prabang to the Border at Na Maew is very uncomfortable. If anyone has travelled this route and if you could tell me how long it took to get from Louang Prabang to the border and from the border crossing to Hanoi (I want to be in Hanoi for Dec 31st), and if it's comfortable or would I be better off flying or using a ...

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VOA from Vietnam into Laos

Posted by baobabtree on 9/8/2006 at 15:30

Hello, Does anyone know of a realiable border crossing from Vietnam into Laos that has the VISAS-ON-ARRIVAL? I saw posting that pointed out the ones of the Thailand border, so I am hoping there are some on the Vietnam border. Thanks! ...

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Laos to Vietnam buses - wet season

Posted by pauljaymes on 24/7/2006 at 16:23

Has anyone done the Vientiane-Lak Sao-Cao Treo-Vinh-Hanoi route? Is it difficult/painful? Does the wet season make this a dodgy option? Where are the best places to stay the night (Lak Sao + Vinh?) All advice gratefully received. ...

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Crossing into Laos from Cambodia

Posted by mathieau on 18/7/2006 at 15:01

Hi, Is going into Laos from Cambodia via the remote border crossing pretty straightforward and relatively safe or is it best to fly from Cambodia? Thanks! ...

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