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Visa & Passport Information
Ansova will arrange to provide you with a Visa-on-Arrival approval letter. A ‘visa approval letter’ from the government of Vietnam is the first step to the official visa. Once received, please print out two copies (one to be used and one for security).
The invitation letter is required for check-in to your flight and for visa officials at the airport.
Ansova will arrange for a representative to meet you once you’ve disembarked the aircraft and will escort you to the fast-tracked visa services.

What you will need:
– Visa approval letter
– Passport sized photo
– USD $25 cash, for a single entry visa and USD $50 cash, for a multiple entry visa (ranging from one to three months)
– At least 6 months validity on your passport
– At least two blank pages on your passport

A 30-day tourist visa is required for all visitors coming to Cambodia. Visas can be obtained on arrival for $30 in Phnom Phenh, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk.

The Cambodian government website also offers e-visas, so you can apply beforehand to speed up your entry into the country. They cost an additional $6 and take 3 days to process.

What you need:
– $30 USD cash
– two passport-sized photos (4cm X 6cm)
– A passport that is valid for a minimum of six months beyond the entry date.
– Your passport must have two blank pages for the visa and entry/exit stamps (Check your passport prior to leaving, to avoid being denied entry

Currency restrictions for entry and exit:
– The import and export of local currency (Riel) is prohibited. When entering Cambodia, foreign currency amounts over US $10,000 must be declared.
– Foreign currency can be taken out of the country up to the limit declared at customs on arrival.

Tourist visas are required to enter Laos. The Lao government issues 30-day tourist visas on arrival at all international airports and most border crossings.

Make your way to the visa desk at arrivals and you will be directed through the procedure by staff. The process is quick and straight forward.

What you need:
– USD $30 – $45 / CAD $40 – $60 in cash
– One passport sized photo (4cm X 6cm).
– Name and address of your hotel.
– Your passport must have 6 months remaining validity to be allowed entry
– Your passport must have two blank pages for the visa and entry/exit stamps (Check your passport prior to leaving, to avoid being denied entry) (endorsement pages are not considered blank).

Currency restrictions for entry and exit:
– The import and export of local currency is not permitted. 2,500 USD or equivalent in foreign currency must be declared.

Visa Exemption Rule
This rule allows tourists from 55 countries (U.S., Canada and UK included) to enter Thailand without a visa. They are granted to stay a maximum of 30 days if they are entering Thailand via an international airport or through a land border checkpoint.

Under the new provisions of the Visa Exemption Rule and Bilateral Agreement, effective December 31, 2016, passport holders of these 55 countries are entitled to enter Thailand under this rule provided they meet the following criteria:

1. Your visit must be strictly for tourism purposes.

2. You must have a confirmed return ticket to show that you are flying out of Thailand within 30 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Traveling over land out of Thailand by train, bus, etc. to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en-route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc. may be accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.
You may be asked to show your flight ticket upon entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will be exiting Thailand within 30 days of entry, you will be most likely refused entry.

3. It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB or cash equivalent (about 305/USD and 410/CAD) per person during your stay in Thailand.
A fee may be levied on persons entering Thailand under the VISA EXEMPTION RULE especially when entering through a land border in Southern Thailand.

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