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CHIANG MAI – VIENTIANE VISA RUN SERVICE

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THIS SERVICE IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
Please consider our alternative visa run solutions

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BOOK A SEAT

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YOUR VISA RUN ITINERARY

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[vc_column_text]Your trip to Vientiane will start in the evening between 6.30 P.M and 7.30 P.M. The mini bus will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in town or at a convenient location along the streets in the center of Chiang Mai. The trip to Nong Khai will take around 12 Hrs)

The driver will take several breaks along the way so that everyone can stretch their legs, use toilets and buy refreshments.

On arrival to Nong Khai,  the staff will assist you to complete and check the paperwork required to obtain a visa on arrival at the Laotian border. You will then board the minibus again and quickly arrive at the Thai/Lao border checkpoint  where you will leave Thailand.

After crossing the Thai immigration checkpoint and leaving Thailand, you will need to get on a second minibus that will take you to the Lao border and then to Vientiane and the Thai Embassy. Expect to arrive at the embassy between 8.00 AM and 9.00 AM)

BE ADVISED: EFFECTIVE NOV 13, 2015. The Thai Consulate in Vientiane will no longer be issuing Multiple Entry Tourist Visas.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][icon_timeline timeline_style=”csstime” timeline_line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”6:30PM / 7:30PM Departure from Chiang Mai” icon_type=”noicon” icon=”Defaults-circle-arrow-down” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More” arrow_position=”bottom”]The minibus will pick up allpassengers around the city.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Overnight trip to Nong Khai” icon_type=”noicon” icon=”Defaults-arrow-down” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More” arrow_position=”bottom”]Several breaks will be taken along the way. The minivan will arrive in Nong Khai around 6.00 AM.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”6:00 AM – Arrival in Nong Khai” icon_type=”noicon” icon=”Defaults-download” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More” arrow_position=”bottom”]Arrive at at Company office some leg stretching and a visa application documents check[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Cross Border Checkpoints” icon_type=”noicon” icon=”Defaults-chevron-sign-down” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More” arrow_position=”bottom”]Exit Thailand > Cross the Friendship Bridge > Submit documents and obtain Laos visa on Arrival > Minibus to the Thai Consulate in Vientiane.

(The Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge is open from 06:00 am till 10:00 pm )

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OBTAINING A NEW VISA IN VIENTIANE

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Day 1: Submit your application

  • Get a queue number and a visa application form from the gate keeper.
  • Fill out  your visa application form. If necessary, you can go upstairs to make photocopies of your passport pages.
  • Submit your application ad the counter when your number is called.
  • Go to the second building and wait for your number to be called. Pay for your visa and collect you receipt.

Day 2: Collect your passport and visa

  • In the afternoon, between 1.00PM and 3.00PM, return to the building where you paid for you visa and got your receipt.
  • Collect your passport and check that all information regarding your visa is correct.
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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SMOOTH(ER) VISA RUN

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What to bring on your trip…

  • Bring your Passport and departure card (the white Card attached inside your passport)
  • Prefer paying for your Laos visa on arrival in US Dollars
  • Bring 3 passport-size photos taken on a white background. 
  • The Thai Embassy only accept cash payments in Thai Baht
  • You’ll be required to communicate your detailed address and phone number  in Thailand when you apply for a new visa. Make sure to have this information ready.
  • Bring a retractable umbrella to protect yourself from the rain or the sun while queuing in front of the Thai Embassy.
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Avoiding Scams…

  •  Don’t accept anyone’s help to fill your forms. It’s quite easy and you can do this yourself.
  •  Refuse offers from people who might tell you that you can skip the queue for a fee. Always queue and collect your passport yourself.
  •  Change your money before or at the border if you still have KIP on the way back to Thailand as you won’t be able to exchange your KIP anywhere once you have left Laos.

Avoid Disappointment…

Make sure to check out Thai public holidays and Lao Public holidays to avoid frustration on arrival at the Thai Embassy in Vientiane as it will be closed on both Thai and Lao holidays.
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Exchanging and Saving Money…

  •  Arrive with your pictures and copies of the relevant pages of your passport ready, don’t make your copies at the Thai embassy, you will save time and a bit of money.

Coming back to Chiang Mai…

  •  Yyou will be able to come back to Chiang Mai on the evening of the day when you will get your passport back.

    You will need to cross the border yourself on the way back.
    It takes 20 to 30 minutes to come back to the border from Vientiane via tuktuk or minibus.

    Arrive before 7.00 PM at AYA office in Nong Khai. You will be back in Chiang Mai around 6.00AM the next day.

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