Visa Requirements

Important Note on Passport Dates

Passports must have a date valid at least six months after your visa is due to expire. Visa offices will still issue a visa for a passport lacking a six month window, but other officials in-country, such as immigration and airline are known to add fees or disallowing boarding of regional flights for not having this six-month window.

Visa Requirements for U.K. and North American Travelers

Country
Procedure
Application Link
Notes
Bhutan
In Advance
Processed by Indochina Travel
Cambodia
In Advance
China
In Advance
Processed by Indochina Travel
Hong Kong
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
India
In Advance
Processed by Indochina Travel
Indonesia
On Arrival
Processed by Indochina Travel
Japan
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Laos
On Arrival
Malaysia
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Myanmar (Burma)
In Advance
Singapore
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Thailand
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Tibet
In Advance
Travel Permit Required
Processed by Indochina Travel
Vietnam
In Advance
Processed by Indochina Travel
*not valid for overland crossings.

Detailed Notes by Country

For all visas, confirm the dates of your visa or visa authorization match your dates of travel. We have had travelers denied aircraft boarding or entry into countries when it was found by immigration officers that their entry dates were incorrect.

Bhutan

Please submit a copy of your passport and application form to Indochina Travel two months before travel to Bhutan. Bhutan officials issue an "e-visa" that is recorded into Druk Airlines computer system which allows ticketing and boarding for your flight into Bhutan. Indochina Travel will forward a visa authorization form for your travel as backup.

Vietnam

Although you must submit your passport to your local Vietnam Embassy or consulate for processing, we do recommend securing your Vietnam visa in advance. Travelers without a visa issued in advance may be delayed by international airlines who must verify you have authorization to fly into Vietnam without a valid visa. Although visa on arrival is possible, we only recommend this service if your departure date is too close to apply for visa in advance. Without the correct documentation for visa on arrival, an airline will refuse boarding for your flight into Vietnam.

Click for: Vietnam Embassy Addresses Worldwide

U.S.A.
Embassy Socialist Republic of VietnamVisas Section 1233 Twentieth St., NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036Tel: (202) 861-0737
Canada
Embassy of Vietnam
470 Wilbrod StreetOttawa, Canada K1N 6M8 Tel: (613) 236-0772
London
Visa Section
Embassy of Vietnam
12 Victoria Road
London, W8 5RD
Tel: 020 7937 1912

San Francisco: Vietnam Consulate: 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: (415) 922-1707

Visa processing time is about 3-4 days, unless by rush service (overnight).

Cambodia
Indochina Travel typically arranges for your visa in advance, please email a photo of the passport page for each traveler.

Visa in Advance (e-visa): http://www.mfaic.gov.kh/e-visa/vindex.aspx

Visa in advance is NOT valid for Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia overland crossing.

Overland crossing into Cambodia. Travelers have reported surcharges by officials at overland border posts into Cambodia for a variety of fees, but typically ranging from US$1 to $10. Indochina Travel always recommends avoid any argument with officials and simply play any extra fees have been asked for. Officials may delay processing if the fee is not paid upon request.

 

China (not including Hong Kong)
Please submit a copy of your passport to Indochina Travel two months before travel to China for processing.

Myanmar
Urgent visas for Myanmar can be in Bangkok (same-day) or Singapore (48 hours). Please contect us for more information.

June 2011 Myanmar Visa Update: Indochina Travel can again arrange for visa (VOA) on arrival in Yangon. Please submit a passport scan or clear digital phtograph of your main passport page to Indochina Tarvel at least three weeks before departure.

If applying for Myanmar visa in advance (not visa on arrival), do not apply more than two months in advance for your Myanmar visa (they will pre-date it too early). Also confirm your visa dates conform to your dates of travel after receiving your documentation.

USA
Myanmar Embassy
2300, S Street NW
Washington D.C., 20008
Tel : (202) 332-3344, (202)332-4350/2
http://www.mewashingtondc.com
Canada
Embassy of Myanmar in Ottawa
Sandringham Bldg, 85 Range Rd, Suite 902-903
Ontario KIN 8J6
Ottawa Canada
Phone: +1-613-232-6434
Australia
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
22 Arkana Street
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Tel:(02) 6273 3811, 6273 3751. Fax: (02) 6273 3181
www.myanmarembassycanberra.com

 

India
A visa for India requires mailing your passport to the nearest embassy along with two passport-sized photos, visa application form, and US$60. In the US, you must use their private contractor, Travisa: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/.

New York City: Consulate General of India, 3 East 64th Street, New York, New York 10021

 

Laos
A visa for Laos can be processed on arrival in country with one passport sized photo and US$35 cash. A visa in advance may also be obtained by applying at a Laos Embassy or General Consulates in country of residence by submitting your passport, three passport sized photos, and US$50. Canadians and US travelers must use the Washington D.C. Embassy:

Laos Embassy: United States: 2222 S Street NW 20008 Washington DC District of Columbia USA

 

Indonesia
A visa can be obtained on arrival for about US$25. In advance, submit your passport, one passport-sized photo, application (above) and money order with return envelope.

USA: Embassy of Indonesia in Washington DC, 2020 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
London: Embassy of Indonesia, 38 Grosvenor Square London W1K 2HW
Canada: Embassy of Indonesia, 55 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5

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