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1. Posted by vsb123 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

Hi

I am travelling alone to Thailand on the 1st Nov and plan to stay until the 31st Jan. However in between I plan on visiting Vietnam and maybe Cambodia but am not sure what I need to do in terms of visas. I plan on buying a 60 day Thai visa before departure but can I get a visa for Vietnam while in Thailand or on the plane or what? Is it better to get that before I depart? Really not sure how it works so any help is appreciated.

Also can I re-enter Thailand as many times as I want and get a 15 day visa on entry every time??

Please help.

2. Posted by connor693 (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

I dont know too much about this myself but at the top of the "asia" page in the forums section it says thailand visa FAQ and their are in excess of 90 replies i ahve no doubt that some of the information you are looking for will be in their.
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3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Vedran,
Your timing is great. Thailand is offered FREE! visas until March 2010. A friend of mine got two 60 day multiple entry visas from the Thai La Consulate last month. Free. I would contact the Thai Embassy in your country and ask for the 60 day multiple entry visas. That takes care of Thailand.

Now VN. I wrote about the VN 'visa on arrival' system in my blog. Look at the entry: "Off to SaiGon". This is cheaper than buying a VN visa in your country or Thailand. Send me a PM if you have questions.

4. Posted by cherly (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Hi,
I have a great news for anyones pay attention.
Vietnam Airline will discount 60% for international and dosmestic flight.

5. Posted by diva1982 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

hi cherly!
any info on booking or travel period?
nothing on their website

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1589 posts) 7y

Quoting vsb123

Hi

I am travelling alone to Thailand on the 1st Nov and plan to stay until the 31st Jan. However in between I plan on visiting Vietnam and maybe Cambodia but am not sure what I need to do in terms of visas. I plan on buying a 60 day Thai visa before departure but can I get a visa for Vietnam while in Thailand or on the plane or what? Is it better to get that before I depart? Really not sure how it works so any help is appreciated.

Also can I re-enter Thailand as many times as I want and get a 15 day visa on entry every time??

Please help.

You can get the 60 visa for free if you want. Since you are planning on visiting other countries you might consider another option of just getting the free 30 days that UK citizens get right at the airport. Then before that 30 days runs out fly to Vietnam or Cambodia. When you return to Thailand you will get another free 30 days if you fly in and 15 days if you arrive by a land entry point. Or (plan B) get the free 60 days, see Thailand for most of that 60 days and then make short visits to VN or Cambodia.

For a while Thailand did do some enforcement of a policy of no more than 90 days within a 180 day period, but I haven't read much on this lately. Since you won't be in Thailand all the time I don't think there will be a real limit on how many free 15 day permissions you can get. But it can be a little expensive and time consuming to make border runs to just stay in Thailand.

Careful planning on your second and third country visits will make your returns to Thailand work out for you visa wise. How long you plan on being in Vietnam or Cambodia will determine if you need multiple border runs to stay in Thailand. You can get your visa for Vietnam while you are in Bangkok.
http://travelhappy.info/travel-tips/how-to-get-a-vietnam-visa-in-bangkok/

Good luck.

7. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

Quoting diva1982

hi cherly!
any info on booking or travel period?
nothing on their website

Vietnam Airlines will cut its fares by up to 70 percent for both domestic and international flights from October to January in a bid to lure passengers during the peak holiday season, the carrier said.

The airline said passengers could book discount tickets from October 1 to 20 through its website or agents.

Story from Thanh Nien News
Published: 17 September, 2009, 14:13:10 (GMT+7)

8. Posted by vsb123 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

Thanks for these replies.

Very helpful.

Can't wait to go now. :)

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1589 posts) 7y

Quoting karazyal

Quoting vsb123

Hi

I am travelling alone to Thailand on the 1st Nov and plan to stay until the 31st Jan. However in between I plan on visiting Vietnam and maybe Cambodia but am not sure what I need to do in terms of visas. I plan on buying a 60 day Thai visa before departure but can I get a visa for Vietnam while in Thailand or on the plane or what? Is it better to get that before I depart? Really not sure how it works so any help is appreciated.

Also can I re-enter Thailand as many times as I want and get a 15 day visa on entry every time??

Please help.

You can get the 60 visa for free if you want. Since you are planning on visiting other countries you might consider another option of just getting the free 30 days that UK citizens get right at the airport. Then before that 30 days runs out fly to Vietnam or Cambodia. When you return to Thailand you will get another free 30 days if you fly in and 15 days if you arrive by a land entry point. Or (plan B) get the free 60 days, see Thailand for most of that 60 days and then make short visits to VN or Cambodia.

For a while Thailand did do some enforcement of a policy of no more than 90 days within a 180 day period, but I haven't read much on this lately. Since you won't be in Thailand all the time I don't think there will be a real limit on how many free 15 day permissions you can get. But it can be a little expensive and time consuming to make border runs to just stay in Thailand.

Careful planning on your second and third country visits will make your returns to Thailand work out for you visa wise. How long you plan on being in Vietnam or Cambodia will determine if you need multiple border runs to stay in Thailand. You can get your visa for Vietnam while you are in Bangkok.
http://travelhappy.info/travel-tips/how-to-get-a-vietnam-visa-in-bangkok/

Good luck.

Visa and immigration requirements change every now and then so check first before committing to any particular course of action. I have been notified that there may be a limit on the number of 15 day stamps you can get in your passport.
Thai Visa Forum commits a whole section to immigration and visas.
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Thai-visas-residency-work-permits-f1.html

Good luck.