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Visa help for a year across Asia

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1. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 7y

Hi all,

Im planning year trip around Asia with my boyfriend,

We will be travelling through china for a few months,
then month or less in each of these countries...
Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines,
Then finishing with one or two months in Japan.

Could anyone give me advice for how to get visas along the way?
Im planning to get the China one in advance from the UK, but can i get the rest on entry?
and if not, whats the best way to apply when in transit?

(We both have British Citizenship and live in the UK.)

Any help will be much appreciated...

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

You can buy your VN in China. Beijing of course and several consulates. You can get a 'visa on arrival' if you fly into VN. Have a visa in hand if you cross a land border.

Cambodia charges $25 for 30 day visa on arrival. My blog covers that leg. Thailand will give you a 30 day entry permit for free if you fly in. 15 days if you cross into Thailand via land border. Malaysia & Singapore, free 30 days on arrival. Indonesia offers UK citizens visa on arrival, 30 days, $25. The Philippines will give you a free 21 day visa on arrival. Japan is also free, visa on arrival.

Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 7y

Many thanks, this is realllllly helpful

Im finding visas really confusing.
Can you pay for a longer visa for Thailand? As we will be entering overland from Cambodia
And I was hoping to spend longer in Thailand?


4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Thailand was giving away 60 day tourist visas. This was to encourage tourism when they were having problems with the 'red shirts' and airport closure. Lasts until March 2010. Go to the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh and look at your options. .

5. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Thanks vegas mike.

Im not leaving till Oct tho, so wont be able to get that one.