Visa costs and durations????
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 7:16 PM Last Post By: thegutterpoet
Dec 4, 2012 1:02 AM
Visa costs and durations????I hold dual Australian/ English passports, and my Lady holds an Australian Passport. We plan on entering SE asia via bangkok...Heading swiftly towards Cambodia, then slowing down the pace to enjoy Camboda, Vietnam, Laos and then back into Thailand, over a total of 40-50 days, after which I will be departing back for Melbourne, likely teary-eyed as my Queen will be remaining in South East Asia for a few more weeks, as to where she will be headed, I am unsure as is she presently...but for now...can anyone kindly supply me with the following information??>>>>
Visa costs and length of stay permitted for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Taking into account that the initial trip into Thailand will be but a handful of days, then the return to Thailand, much lengthier.
All help is greatly appreciated.
Dec 4, 2012 1:23 AM
1Very poetic Daniel as another namesake of mine once put it:
"It is the east, and Juliet is the sun"
"Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."
meanwhile back at the ranch of reality lol
Thailand 28 days visa free entry by air 14 days visa free entry Thailand by land borders(15 if you include day of entry) Laos$35 VOA US only, not ozzy ones $2 if entry after 4pm their overtime pay scam Ha! Ha! Cambodia $20 US only scam at borders will try and rip you off saying $23 or $25 + take your temp for $2 lol (if you pay in Baht or other currecies thgeir exchange to help you scam comes into operation lol maybe get Cambodian visa in advance Vientianne and Vietnam visa must be in advance, best place is Phnom pen if your lady is heading further say Yunnan then chinese visa BK or Oz best bet
tell your lady to head for Myanmar visa in advance from Bangkok valid 28days can get up to 3 mths before entering
click here SEA basics click highlighted links ie open tour bius and canbypublications.com
clcik here Burma basics
clcik here FAQ Burma update
Dec 4, 2012 1:42 AM
2and click here Morroco
see my trip report with info at end of thread
Dec 4, 2012 2:05 AM
3Many thanks for the prompt response, Monty...I will hope and request such useful assistance in response to the pending threads on our south eastern asian plan of attack...My only other question upon the matter in hand however, is...Will we receive 28 days free entry to thailand when arriving into Bangkok by air, and then, an extra 15 days free entry when we return by land???
Laos and Vietnam certainly purchased in advance?? with Cambodia also preferably purchased prior to depature???
Edited by: thegutterpoet
Dec 4, 2012 2:53 AM
- Laos 30-day tourist visa on arrival, $30/35 for AU/UK citizens. Pay in USD for best price. Easy peasy.
- Cambodia 30-day tourist visa on arrival $20, but if arriving by land overcharging is common (like 1000-1200 baht coming over from Thailand) so be prepared for a mini-standoff and insist on paying $20. There's also an e-visa option at http://www.mfaic.gov.kh
- Vietnam 30-day tourist visa needs to be obtained in advance if going overland. Get it at Vietnam embassy in Bangkok, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, or consulate in Luang Prabang, Sihanoukville and few other places. Cost is around $45-60 depending on how fast you need it. Local travel agents can make it easier for a small fee.
- Thailand you can get a 30-day visa exemption arriving by air (15 days arriving by land). If you leave Thailand it expires but you get another one coming back in. Your airline flying out of Aus may require to see proof of onward travel within 30 days, but show them your return flight and explain the side-trip to Cambodia, etc and that should do the trick. Or buy a cheap Air Asia flight to Phnom Penh.
If you need more than 15 days re-entering Thailand visa-exempt by land border, get a tourist visa at the Thai consulate in Vientiane. It's the most user-friendly Thai consulate in the region and issues single and double-entry visas. Apply 830am pickup next day at 1pm (closed weekends). Cost is 1000 baht per entry, it's valid for up to 90 days from issue, and usually gets you a 60-day entry extendable 30 days at any immigration office.
Dec 4, 2012 7:52 AM
5''then slowing down the pace to enjoy Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and then back into Thailand, over a total of 40-50 days''
I am not sure if all those places in 50 days would be that relaxing. Perhaps cut out one. Remember travel can be quite slow in SE Asia, especially Laos and Cambodia. Viet Nam can easily take up 30 days.
''my Queen will be remaining in South East Asia ...where she will be headed''
I mis-read that...
Dec 4, 2012 7:16 PM
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