Hi - I'm planning to travel through China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Oz and New Zealand spending roughly a month in each country.
I know I can get into New Zealand fine and the Oz visa only costs a little but does anyone know how to go about getting Visas for these countries in Asia and also roughly how much they might cost?
It sounds like getting a Chinese Visa could be a bit of a nightmare!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hello John 😊
Citizens of many countries can get a visa on arrival(or visa exemption as it officially is called) for Thailand free of charge.
For Vietnam, and Cambodia you can get the visas at the respective consulates in Bangkok. You can also get them on arrival. They cost less that 30 Euros but I dont know exactly how much. Have some passport sized photos with you when getting the visas. They are needed for some of them.
The Chinese visa is a confusing one for most right now. Nobody seems sure about what the regulations are since the Olympics ended. They are not available on arrival. You apply at a Chinese consulate for them.
With Cambodia visa, you can also make it in Cambodia Embassy in Vietnam, the price about 25USD. Visa Vietnam pick up at the airport about 25USD, and you have to pay 25USD for vietnam Immigration at the airport.
Cool thanks for your help. I'm actually planning to travel to Vietnam by coach/train from Kunming - if I can get in to China that is! I'll also be going by coach from Vietnam into Cambodia. Do you think this will be a problem? Is it possible to sort out the Vietnamese and Cambodian Visas before I get there?
There is the train from Kunminh to Vietnam before, but now it is not active. You can take a bus from Kunminh to Lao Cai, by the way you can go to Sapa some days from there, then take a train to Hanoi. You should take the visa to Vietnam before in China(The Vietnam Embassy in Beijing) or before there and Visa Cambodia you can make it in Vietnam(Cambodia Embassy in Hanoi). You can go to Cambodia from hanoi(by fly) and from SaiGon by bus or take a trip to Mekong delta from Sai on and go straigh to Cambodia/
Have a good trip!
We are doing the same trip as we speak! For China we had to get our visa in the states before we left, we got a Vietnam visa in hong kong in one day for about $40 USD (it's cheaper if you have longer), Cambodia we got on arrival at the border for $30 USD, Thailand- no visa needed for us. you get a 30 day visa on arrival!
Anyone know of any reputable sites online to get a Vietnam visa??
take a look on this site. You may find what you need.
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Hi there! I'm new to this and currently planning my RTW trip.
I was just wondering if I apply for my visas (where possible) in advance and am currently employed but will be unemployed when using the visa what do I put under occupation? my occupation as it is now or 'unemployed' as I will be leaving my job for RTW travel?
Thanks for any advice
just put your last job title (unless it's 'political activist' or something ;-)) I started making up occupations on the visa forms - I doubt most countries would ever check it out unless you were arrested or something in-country. At various times on our trip I was an "IT guy", "Novelist", "Expert" etc. It's not really important.
Great! Thanks for the info, tried getting this info from the various emabssies but they were of little assistance.