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11. Posted by Leala15 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Thank you for all your comments and helpful advice, could anyone advise me on visa 's?

- Do all of the above countries require visa's?
- How do you go about applying for them?
- How far in advance do I need to apply?

I'm really grateful for advice and tips as I said before I'm totally new to this and I don't know anyone personally who has ever planned a trip like this who could advise me.

Leanne :) x

12. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Hi,

UK foreign office has visa advice for UK citizens

and Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals
Could be useful but a not sure how up to date it is.

Having used them it is then best to go to the embassy site of the country you are interested in.

Steve

13. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 2y

If you are a British citizen, you don't need a visa for Thailand, New Zealand or Canada. You need an ETA visa for Australia (which is easy to get). For India and China, you need to get a visa before you get on the plane. I don't know the process for India. For a Chinese visa, you need to go to the embassy in your country. Look online for the requirements. Or you can get your visa through a visa or travel agency (costs a bit more, but saves a whole lot of time and trouble). If you don't want the hassle, you can visit Hong Kong and Macau without a visa, and still experience China (sort-of...) Getting around HK and Macau is easy, as many people speak English, and it has lots of facilities for tourists.

Most Southeast Asian countries don't require a visa- the exceptions are Vietnam and Myanmar.

14. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member 160 posts) 2y

Quoting madpoet

If you are a British citizen, you don't need a visa for Thailand, New Zealand or Canada. You need an ETA visa for Australia (which is easy to get). For India and China, you need to get a visa before you get on the plane. I don't know the process for India. For a Chinese visa, you need to go to the embassy in your country. Look online for the requirements. Or you can get your visa through a visa or travel agency (costs a bit more, but saves a whole lot of time and trouble). If you don't want the hassle, you can visit Hong Kong and Macau without a visa, and still experience China (sort-of...) Getting around HK and Macau is easy, as many people speak English, and it has lots of facilities for tourists.

Most Southeast Asian countries don't require a visa- the exceptions are Vietnam and Myanmar.

I got my visa for China whilst in HK, is this no longer available? For India i filled in an application online and sent my passport to London, took 6 days if i remember correctly, however if there is an Indian embassy near you im sure the process would be quicker in person.

Enjoy the planning.

15. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member 160 posts) 2y

Quoting madpoet

If you are a British citizen, you don't need a visa for Thailand, New Zealand or Canada. You need an ETA visa for Australia (which is easy to get). For India and China, you need to get a visa before you get on the plane. I don't know the process for India. For a Chinese visa, you need to go to the embassy in your country. Look online for the requirements. Or you can get your visa through a visa or travel agency (costs a bit more, but saves a whole lot of time and trouble). If you don't want the hassle, you can visit Hong Kong and Macau without a visa, and still experience China (sort-of...) Getting around HK and Macau is easy, as many people speak English, and it has lots of facilities for tourists.

Most Southeast Asian countries don't require a visa- the exceptions are Vietnam and Myanmar.

I got my visa for China whilst in HK, is this no longer available? For India i filled in an application online and sent my passport to London, took 6 days if i remember correctly, however if there is an Indian embassy near you im sure the process would be quicker in person.

Enjoy the planning.

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17. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 2y

You probably could get your Chinese visa in HK, but you can also get it in the UK, before you go.

18. Posted by Leala15 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi guys thanks so much for all the advice you have given, you are all so knowledgable! I'll look into everything you've suggested :).

Leanne x

19. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 155 posts) 2y

Which ever countries you want to travel to you firstly have to consider the climate and weather of each country.

Based on this information you will know which way round the world you need to go for the best weather.

Round the world tickets multi flights or buying as you go flights or a mixture of all that's the 50 dollar question.
Because flights cost change constantly from one day to the next and based on the dates and times you want to travel it is impossible to say.
What I would say about rtw tickets is they cover the well traveled backpacker routes so anything a little different and you'll have to add on to this and this costs money.
There are a number of alliances that do the routes and certain areas of the world but.......
Read the small print for changing dates and route changes as these can be expensive.
And do get costs for whatever flights from a number of companies or travel agents because you could get yourself a deal.

Visa are based on nationality, check out the requirements and cost and whether it is from date of issue or travel this is important. You'll need to know where you can buy on route.

India and China are huge countries to travel in decide which areas are of interest.

India is easy traveling people travel all the time on trains which seem to go everywhere. Make sure you buy air con seat or bunks, 1st or second if you can and in advance. Buy from the rail stations they are cheaper than from agents.

If you travel in the non tourist areas in China it can be a challenge unless you speak Chinese but well worth the trouble, I love China.

Thailand,OZ,NZ Canada are easy for the traveler, the last three are expensive so you need lots of money.

Check out this website
http://www.travelindependent.info/b4yougo.htm

Best of luck and keep safe.

20. Posted by Leala15 (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Thank you Jeanie99, I'll look into it x