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Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for?

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Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for?

Postby Winston » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 am

Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for and which do you don't, for US passports? Can someone make a list?

What about these:

China
Hong Kong
Singapore
Japan
Vietnam
Korea
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Indonesia
Macau
Mongolia
Cambodia
Etc.
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Re: Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for?

Postby Rock » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:32 pm

Winston wrote:Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for and which do you don't, for US passports? Can someone make a list?

What about these:

China
Hong Kong
Singapore
Japan
Vietnam
Korea
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Indonesia
Macau
Mongolia
Cambodia
Etc.


With US passport, of the countries you listed, a pre-arranged visa is only needed for China, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Cambodia. But with Cambodia, I think you can buy it at the airport after you land there but before going through immigration (double check that though). You would also need a visa to go to Myanmar, India, and Russia (Asian part) or most other CIS parts of Asia.

With your Taiwan citizenship and passport, you can get a Taibaozheng for China, better than using your US passport I think. With the other countries, probably best to stick with your US Passport.
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Postby davewe » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:27 pm

For Vietnam you do Visa on Arrival. Several online companies for a small charge will arrange the visa which you then pick up at the airport on arrival.

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Re: Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for?

Postby momopi » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:03 am

Winston wrote:Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for and which do you don't, for US passports? Can someone make a list?


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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Fri May 24, 2013 1:06 am

Thailand - no visa for most nationalities.
Myanmar - need a visa. There were talks of allowing visa on arrival but as a few months ago it had not been implemented.
Cambodia - need a VOA, you can now also get it online
Laos - VOA
Singapore - No
Indonesia - VOA
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Postby Jester » Fri May 24, 2013 4:25 am

anamericaninbangkok wrote:Thailand - no visa for most nationalities.


According to my non-expert websurfing-only research, Thailand is 30 days without visa, or 60 days with visa.

(Of course one wonders how overstay will be enforced if there is no visa stamped in one's passport...... :twisted: :idea: )
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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Fri May 24, 2013 5:33 am

You are correct, 30 days is the norm for no-visa entries. A 60-day visa is a tourist visa and it can be extended an additional 30 days for $65.

Thai immigration always puts a stamp in the passport. It's a small triangle that they put the date inside. Visas can be stickers that take up a page or a stamp that takes up a half a page. It depends on the visa.

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Re: Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for?

Postby E Irizarry R&B Singer » Fri May 24, 2013 7:11 am

Rock wrote:
Winston wrote:Which countries in Asia do you need a visa for and which do you don't, for US passports? Can someone make a list?

What about these:

China
Hong Kong
Singapore
Japan
Vietnam
Korea
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia
Indonesia
Macau
Mongolia
Cambodia
Etc.


With US passport, of the countries you listed, a pre-arranged visa is only needed for China, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Cambodia. But with Cambodia, I think you can buy it at the airport after you land there but before going through immigration (double check that though). You would also need a visa to go to Myanmar, India, and Russia (Asian part) or most other CIS parts of Asia.

With your Taiwan citizenship and passport, you can get a Taibaozheng for China, better than using your US passport I think. With the other countries, probably best to stick with your US Passport.


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Postby E Irizarry R&B Singer » Fri May 24, 2013 7:23 am

anamericaninbangkok wrote:
My previous passport:

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