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Old 01-25-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Vietnam,Laos,Cambodia Visas. Not motorcycle related.

Did a quick google but all I found were travel agents...

One question someone here may know the answer...

Can we just front up at an airport or border crossing in these countries and get a tourist visa for a few days stay (like Thailand) or do we have to apply in advance through an embassy/consulate?

One Aussie and one Kiwi passport want to visit one of these countries for about a week...(Hell, I want to visit for a year or three but the Mrs thinks buying a house and looking after (her) kids is more important...)

Thanks for any info and apollogies for non advrider topic.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Vietnam requires that you obtain a visa before entry. There is some other scheme for pre-application and then collecting one on arrival, but I don't have any details. I had my local travel agent arrange a standard visa, the cost was equivalent to about US$50.

Normal entry to Thailand (i.e. via main airports) does not require any visa. Don't know how you'd go at minor land border crossings.

Laos requirements are not known to me.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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need visa before arrival, VN consulate at Double Bay used to take about a week.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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Laos and Cambodia visa.

I have visited Laos and Cambodia flying in from Thailand in the last 12 months. Visa's could be obtained on arrival (airport). Ensure that you have a passport size photograph for Cambodia. Visa cost was US$20 for a 30 day visa.
I didn't have a photograph for the Laos visit and that didn't cause any problem but would still recommend having a photograph. Can't remember the visa cost but suspect it was around 1500 Thai baht but slightly cheaper if paid in US $. I also recollect that this visa was only granted for two weeks but could be extended at extra cost.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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Thank You muchly. That's what I wanted to know.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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Did a quick google but all I found were travel agents...

One question someone here may know the answer...

Can we just front up at an airport or border crossing in these countries and get a tourist visa for a few days stay (like Thailand) or do we have to apply in advance through an embassy/consulate?
Gosh that was not the case for me in 1967, we just got flown straight in and free Huey flights once there - even free shooting galleries
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:24 AM   #7
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Would not the obvious answer be to contact the embassies of the countries you want to visit?
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:34 AM   #8
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Would not the obvious answer be to contact the embassies of the countries you want to visit?
waaaay too obvious
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:33 AM   #9
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:16 PM   #10
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I S'pose I could afford a phone call or two...

But I don't have a week to wait for a visa. That would require being organized to some degree and knowing well beforehand when/where you are going...

Found out a week ago we're going to Thailand and if business is taken care of may (or may not) have time for a short visit to one of these countries.

Hence we just want to turn up when/if we're ready and take it from there...

Thanks again for all the info.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:52 PM   #11
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I S'pose I could afford a phone call or two...

Hence we just want to turn up when/if we're ready and take it from there...

Thanks again for all the info.
I remember same in 1986 from UK to France - there was a bombing at time and a temporary rule was in force that Oz [and others] had to get a visa beforehand

so we lobbed at Dover and were told that but my ex wife told THEM "about their parentage" and how she had been to France 6 times over 15 years and no visa

so family got on ferry and at France wife me and 2 kids got arrested and 12 year old son [who was born in UK] was allowed into France while we were escorted back to ferry with our passports in a "plain brown paper envelope" only to be returned once in UK

I got rid of her 3 years later and my life became easy again

moral is always best to check at embassy BEFORE
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