I will be travelling to SE Asia june 30th and I'm just enquiring about Visas. As far as I know when we arrive in Bangkok from London we will be issued with a 30 day visa for free. We are staying in Bangkok for 3 nights then getting a plane to Hanoi in Vietnam. Should we apply for visas before hand or can we pay for them on arrival at the airport in Hanoi? Are they more expensive/cheaper this way? From Hanoi we are travelling down to HCMC and then over into Cambodia. Can we pay for Visas at the borders of Cambodia? After Cambodia we are going to travel back to Thailand for the last 2 weeks and is it true that we will be re-issued with another visa allowing us stay for an extra 2 weeks in Thailand?
Hope that this is all makes sense and any advice is appreciated
If you follow the thread below, most/all your questions will be answered.
for UK-Resident you dont have to apply visa for Thailand, but for Cambodia and Vietnam you have to apply visas.
For Cambodia you can apply direct at the airport (or at the border). It cost about 25$.
For Vietnam, a "Visa on arrival" is possible only when you enter the country by air plan and you also have to apply that before your trip. This procedure of "Visa on arrival"-Application you can apply direct online by some Vietnam-Travel Agency, which this service provide.
As I got many recommendations of my friends, I tried also this service of E-Visa4Vietnam. I applied on Monday, paid the service fee (17$) with Paypal and already got my "Approval Letter" this morning. For the Visa stamping fee, I have to pay 25$ at the airport on my arrival.
I wrote about my 08 SEA trip in my blog. I flew from SIN to HCMC using the 'visa on arrival' system. Look under: 'Off to SaiGon'.