Planning travel through Indochina? Then regardless of where you’re from, you’ll need to consider which visa is required for Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam - or any other country on your Indochina tour.
As a basic requirement for travel to any country in Indochina, your passport is required to be valid for at least six months after your trip finishes. Over and above that, visa requirements vary from country to country, and it’s essential that you check the latest updates on the website of countries you intend visiting on your Indochina tour. Information provided here is of a general nature only and should only be considered as a general guide.
Additionally, if you’re crossing the border by land, a visa can be sourced at country border checkpoints.
Travelers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, are all able to enter Laos and obtain a visa on arrival. Travelers from these countries are not eligible for e-visa applications and must obtain their visa prior to departure from their country of origin (that is, not eligible for obtaining a visa on arrival)”
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya), Mozambique, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria (Syrian Arab Republic), Swaziland, Tonga, Turkey, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.For your Laos visa, you will need:
The Cambodia government makes it straightforward to obtain a Cambodia visa.
Visas can be applied for prior to departure online (three days processing) or obtained on arrival. You will need:
All Cambodia visa enquiries can be answered through the dedicated Kingdom of Cambodia official e-visa website.
E-visas are not available for travelers for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Arab Saudi, Algeria, Sudan. Citizens from these countries must obtain a visa at their local embassy.
Obtaining a Vietnam visa for your tour is relatively straightforward.
Offering visa exemptions to travelers from 24 countries, and e-Visas for 80 countries, the Vietnam Government have made it easy to apply. You have the option to apply on arrival, online, or in person at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate prior to departure.
If applying for a one month single entry Vietnam visa on arrival, you will require a pre-arranged approval letter, which your tour company should provide this to you. The letter should be shown on both the departure from your country of origin and on arrival in Vietnam, together with two passport sized photos (4cm x 6 cm). The cost for the visa is USD 25.00.
Even if you tend to leave things to the last minute, it may be possible for you to obtain your visa on arrival as an e-visa. You can check whether you qualify for an e-visa here . Travelers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand all qualify for Vietnam e-Visa applications. However, travelers from certain countries must apply for their visa at their local embassy prior to departure.
If you are opting for the convenience of an entirely online application process, here’s what you’ll need for a Vietnam visa:
Although we do not process visa applications, we can guide you through the process, so if you’re confused or stuck, let us know. We’re here to help.
We recommend consulting with your local Thailand Embassy for confirmation of your visa requirements.
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