#1 10-4-2017 3:23 PM

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Visas for se Asia

Apologies in advance, I'm sure this is answered some where but trying to view site on mobile and strugglingšŸ™ˆ
I've seen so many different bits of info all over the place. Can some one please answer simply if I'm going to be in Thailand Laos Vietnam and Cambodia and only staying in each country less than 30 days but arriving by land not air can I buy a visa on arrival and approx price or do I need e visa if arriving by land?
Thank you in advance! As always any extra advice on any place is greatly appreciated x

 

#2 10-4-2017 4:28 PM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

Depends on your nationality. And most of us on this site are not visa experts.

If you are Irish or UK citizen, you can enter Thailand without any visa for 30 days without any visa if entry by air, 14 days if entry by land, possibly 30 days if entry by land if you are UK citizen. For Laos and Cambodia, you can get visa on arrival.  30 days. About USD30. Best to pay in cash in USD. For Cambodia, visa on arrival available for USD35. You can also apply on line for e-visa.

For Vietnam, more complicated. You need a visa. You can apply for visa in advance, or apply online for e-visa or apply online for visa on arrival (only if arriving by air). See the article on wikitravel about Vietnam for details. See relevant articles on other countries too.

Be sure to follow what articles say about Irish or UK citizens. If you are Irish citizen,  most members of this site are not Irish, their advice may not be relevant to you...

 

#3 10-4-2017 11:09 PM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

As above, prices and regulations depends on your passport. For Thailand entry without visa on land borders is only permitted 2 times per year, but unlimited by air or with visa, the visa was free last winter (normaly about ā‚¬ 40), easy to get in Penang, Malaysia for instance, but only with hotel reservation and air ticket in Kuala Lumpur! For Laos on the border. For Malaysia 3 month without visa. For Cambodia at the border or e-visa. For Vietnam some European countries visa free for 15 day's (not Ireland), visa in Bangkok or Pnom Phen by yourself or by a travel office (1 day longer and mybe ā‚¬ 3 more expensive), there is also a "e-visa" by some privat companies, you pay first their services and at the airport again... http://www.vietnamembassy.org.uk/

Last edited by ulis (10-4-2017 11:11 PM)

 

#4 10-4-2017 11:22 PM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

Most European passports will receive a stamp at the airport in Thailand for 30 days anf free. Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia these are not free visa.

If you go to Thailand first, you can let your visa arrange for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos depends which country you visit next. Travel agencies in BKK can arrange this for you, of course you'll pay a little more than applying yourself online. For travelers don't want any hassles they just go to travel agency

 

#5 10-5-2017 1:48 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

Ok this is going to get confusing for me and friend while travelling šŸ™ˆ I have a uk passport and my friend Iā€™m travelling with has an Irish passport ! I We will search one country at a time as going along as Iā€™m pressumimg e.visa happen pretty quick ! Thanks for your help everyone

Last edited by lauras29 (10-5-2017 1:49 AM)

 

#6 10-6-2017 2:36 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

You can use Timatic for very specific queries. Just fill in the details and it should give you what you need to know.

http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passpor … ements.htm

 

#7 10-14-2017 6:00 PM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

Google has all your answers.

 

#8 10-15-2017 8:46 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

Laos visa can be got at the major crossing points on arrival, after both friendship bridges (Nong Kai and Chiang Kong) and presumably further to the south from Thailand, just be sure to have US$ to pay. For Vietnam you can get a 30 day visa on arrival, but by air only. I do believe that they have changed recently to no-visa for most EU passports for less than 15 days, but not sure if this includes by land, certainly true by air.

 

#9 10-15-2017 9:55 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

pfsmalo wrote:

Laos visa can be got at the major crossing points on arrival, after both friendship bridges (Nong Kai and Chiang Kong) and presumably further to the south from Thailand, just be sure to have US$ to pay. For Vietnam you can get a 30 day visa on arrival, but by air only. I do believe that they have changed recently to no-visa for most EU passports for less than 15 days, but not sure if this includes by land, certainly true by air.

Visa free for 15 days Vietnam only for British, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian and some Asian passports. In Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival on all the official borders.

Last edited by ulis (10-15-2017 3:08 PM)

 

#10 10-15-2017 12:23 PM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

ulis wrote:

pfsmalo wrote:

Laos visa can be got at the major crossing points on arrival, after both friendship bridges (Nong Kai and Chiang Kong) and presumably further to the south from Thailand, just be sure to have US$ to pay. For Vietnam you can get a 30 day visa on arrival, but by air only. I do believe that they have changed recently to no-visa for most EU passports for less than 15 days, but not sure if this includes by land, certainly true by air.

No visa for 15 days Vietnam only for British, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian and some Asian passports. In Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival on all the official borders.

True to what ulis mention above.  Visa can be obtain when travel by land.  Done this in 2014 with a Danish passport holder, from Vietnam to Cambodia vise versa.

 

#11 10-16-2017 8:51 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

gingerbatik wrote:

ulis wrote:

pfsmalo wrote:

Laos visa can be got at the major crossing points on arrival, after both friendship bridges (Nong Kai and Chiang Kong) and presumably further to the south from Thailand, just be sure to have US$ to pay. For Vietnam you can get a 30 day visa on arrival, but by air only. I do believe that they have changed recently to no-visa for most EU passports for less than 15 days, but not sure if this includes by land, certainly true by air.

No visa for 15 days Vietnam only for British, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian and some Asian passports. In Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival on all the official borders.

True to what ulis mention above.  Visa can be obtain when travel by land.  Done this in 2014 with a Danish passport holder, from Vietnam to Cambodia vise versa.

I did mention "most Eu passports" not all. I don't think that Ulis has actually added anything more than I wrote and I quote this :


Vietnam visa on arrival by land from Cambodia

Vietnam visa on arrival is an alternative of getting entry visa for visitors who travel to Vietnam by air only. Therefore, it can't be issue at land port of entry. However, there is a good place in Cambodia that foreigners could obtain a visa to Vietnam easily for overland travel. That is:

Vietnam Embassy in Cambodia

No. 436 Monivong Blvd., Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh

Tel.: (855) 23 726 274/ 726 284

OFFICE HOURS: 08.30.hrs. ā€“ 11.30 hrs. and 14.30 hrs. ā€“ 17.00 hrs. (Monday-Friday)

Did you not have a multiple(entry visa ?

 

#12 10-17-2017 1:14 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

pfsmalo wrote:

gingerbatik wrote:

ulis wrote:


No visa for 15 days Vietnam only for British, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian and some Asian passports. In Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival on all the official borders.

True to what ulis mention above.  Visa can be obtain when travel by land.  Done this in 2014 with a Danish passport holder, from Vietnam to Cambodia vise versa.

I did mention "most Eu passports" not all. I don't think that Ulis has actually added anything more than I wrote and I quote this :


Vietnam visa on arrival by land from Cambodia

Vietnam visa on arrival is an alternative of getting entry visa for visitors who travel to Vietnam by air only. Therefore, it can't be issue at land port of entry. However, there is a good place in Cambodia that foreigners could obtain a visa to Vietnam easily for overland travel. That is:

Vietnam Embassy in Cambodia

No. 436 Monivong Blvd., Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh

Tel.: (855) 23 726 274/ 726 284

OFFICE HOURS: 08.30.hrs. ā€“ 11.30 hrs. and 14.30 hrs. ā€“ 17.00 hrs. (Monday-Friday)

Did you not have a multiple(entry visa ?

Thanks for the info.
What I mean is:
I had travelled several times to Vietnam and in 2014 we were landed in HCM Vietnam, one of the danish passport holder does not need any letter of introduction or whatever to enter Vietnam and can get a free visa for 15 days.  After 15 days in Vietnam, we travel by boat to Cambodia (i do not remember how long we stayed in Cambodia probably around one week), and then from Cambodia we travel by bus back to Vietnam (the danish passport holder have the same treatment, get a free 15 days visa on arrival without any letter of introduction).  So, no multiple entry visa as it was a free 15 days visa without any letter from travel agency or any embassy.

 

#13 10-17-2017 3:10 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

pfsmalo wrote:

gingerbatik wrote:

ulis wrote:


No visa for 15 days Vietnam only for British, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian and some Asian passports. In Laos and Cambodia visa on arrival on all the official borders.

True to what ulis mention above.  Visa can be obtain when travel by land.  Done this in 2014 with a Danish passport holder, from Vietnam to Cambodia vise versa.

I did mention "most Eu passports" not all. I don't think that Ulis has actually added anything more than I wrote and I quote this :


Vietnam visa on arrival by land from Cambodia

Vietnam visa on arrival is an alternative of getting entry visa for visitors who travel to Vietnam by air only. Therefore, it can't be issue at land port of entry. However, there is a good place in Cambodia that foreigners could obtain a visa to Vietnam easily for overland travel. That is:

Vietnam Embassy in Cambodia

No. 436 Monivong Blvd., Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh

Tel.: (855) 23 726 274/ 726 284

OFFICE HOURS: 08.30.hrs. ā€“ 11.30 hrs. and 14.30 hrs. ā€“ 17.00 hrs. (Monday-Friday)

Did you not have a multiple(entry visa ?

When i was there it was cheaper to get the visa in Phnom Penh then in Bangkok or Vienna (this might have changed)
One of them has a Irish passport and needs the visa for Vietnam, the other has a British passport and doesn't (i have been frequently in SE Asia, and i have seen quite often tourists stuck somewhere because they where sloppy with the visa)

 

#14 10-17-2017 3:19 AM

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Re: Visas for se Asia

I've just got the ok from Vietnam for landing in Hanoi in February, cost 25 US$ on arrival. The agency I use there does the paperwork for me and 6 friends for free.

 

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