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1. Posted by mackinacky (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Heya folks,

I've a quick question for anyone who's bored like me in work and cant stop thinkin bout the trip the just paid off last week!!!

I'm headin rtw on 1st September with a couple of other lads and was wondering about what visa's we definately need before we go and which one's we can pick up along the way. Here's our route...
London - Singapore - Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos - Bali - Oz(have that) - NZ - Fiji - Cook Islands - LA - Dublin

We make our own way down to South America from LA for a couple of months so do we need any for any of the countries there?

We spoke to our travel agents and they said that Bali is a must before we go but was wondering is it worth getting the one's we definately need before we go to avoid long queue's at borders and having to hand over passports (Thailand).

If anyone has a spare minute, I'd appreciate any suggestions a lot.

Thanks a million, roll on 1st September.......YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!!!

Ciaran,

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey Ciaran,

Your trip sounds great!

As far as I know, visas for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia can be sorted out on arrival. Vietnam you need to organise beforehand.

Not sure about the others.

If you're going to South America, Irish nationals dont need a visa for Peru. You can stay for up to 90 days. This also applies for Chile. Don't know about anywhere else, but hope that helps.

E;)

3. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

You need a visa for Thailand???

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

You dont if you are staying for under 30 days I think.

5. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Phew! Thanks :-) what about India do you know? Also how strict are they when it comes to passports in these countries? Mine is well worn to say the least, doggy ears, the lot! Should I be ok?

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Irish citizens need to have a VISA for entry to India. I'm not sure how long it's valid for though

As long as you have a passport that is valid for up to 6 months at time of entry, you should be fine.

I'm only researching all this stuff myself at the moment. Look out for Anne (areinstein) on the site - she's just back from SE Asia and could prob answer a few more questions for you.

7. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Irish citizens need to have a VISA for entry to India. I'm not sure how long it's valid for though

As long as you have a passport that is valid for up to 6 months at time of entry, you should be fine.

I'm only researching all this stuff myself at the moment. Look out for Anne (areinstein) on the site - she's just back from SE Asia and could prob answer a few more questions for you.

will do, thanks a mil Samsara (if that is in fact you real name haha)

8. Posted by mackinacky (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

When I mentioned Thailand above I meant handing over your passport to get visa's for Cambodia, Laos etc IN Thailand if you wait to get them there (Sorry for the confusion!!)

9. Posted by denorei (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

check out the usit web site. www.usit.ie and click on oz/nz visas this link also has information on vietnamese and indonesian visas for irish citizens.

10. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Irish citizens need to have a VISA for entry to India. I'm not sure how long it's valid for though

As long as you have a passport that is valid for up to 6 months at time of entry, you should be fine.

I'm only researching all this stuff myself at the moment. Look out for Anne (areinstein) on the site - she's just back from SE Asia and could prob answer a few more questions for you.

I just got my passport (and Indian Visa) back today (actually about 1 minute ago) from the India embassy in Washington DC. It cost me $60 to get a 6 month visa (vadid 6 months from date of issue, multi-entry, price is same for multi-entry or single entry).

They received it on a Tuesday and mailed it back to me the following Tuesday.