How to get a visa for Asia?

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What is a visa?

A visa is a written permission issued by the appropriate authority so that you can cross the border of a given country. In some cases it can be obtained at the border, in others it must be taken care of in advance. The laws regarding the visa process are changing, so in addition to basic visa information, we've also collected information about consulates where you can get help. Let us focus on tourist visas.

Visa of Vietnam

There are several ways to get a Vietnam visa - it's important to take care of it before you go to the airport. The airlines may not let you on board if you forget about the visa! And there are 3 types:

Visa at the Embassy of Vietnam

This is a traditional way of applying for a visa. Requires a visit to the Embassy of Vietnam (Warsaw, 36 Resorowa Street) and submission in the appropriate window: visa form, color photo (passport format 4x6cm), passport (valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date of departure from Vietnam) and visa fee (about moment).

Visa at the airport (visa on arrival)

The most important part of getting this visa is the promise. This is a document that you can get, for example, HERE . Only with this document, issued by the Department of Immigration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, can you obtain a visa at the airport, if you land at these ports: Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh), Da Nang Airport (Da Nang) or Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) . You will not cross the border with the promise if you travel by land. You pay the promise fee at the intermediary whose services you use, and for the visa - at the airport.

E-visa to Vietnam (e-visa)

This process has been in operation since the beginning of 2017, when Vietnam has enabled many countries to apply for a visa online. You can submit your application HERE or HERE . The entire procedure for issuing a visa, including the submission of an application and payment, is made directly on the government website. However, this only applies to a single entry visa valid for 30 days. The whole process should be completed before your departure, and you should go to the airport with your printed e-visa.

Border crossings where e-visa is honored:

Land crossings:

Ha Tien Landport
Lao Bao Landport
Lao Cai Landport
Moc Bai Landport
Mong Cai Landport
Nam Can Landport
Song Tien Landport
Tinh Bien Landport
Xa Mat Landport

Sea ports:

Da Nang Seaport
Hon Gai Seaport
Hai Phong Seaport
Nha Trang Seaport
Quy Nhon Seaport
Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
Vung Tau Seaport

International airports:

Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
Can Tho International Airport
Da Nang International Airport
Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
Phu Quoc International Airport
Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

The cost of a visa to Vietnam
The price of a visa to Vietnam depends on the length of the visit to Vietnam and whether the visa is to be single or multiple entries.

The cost of a single entry visa is 25 USD (30 days, 90 days and e-visa).

The cost of a multiple entry visa is 50 USD (30 days, 90 days). 

Polish Embassy in Vietnam

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Ambassador: Wojciech Gerwel

Phone numbers: +842438452027 and +84988017475

E-mail address: hanoi.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

Website address: www.hanoi.msz.gov.pl

Embassy address: Vietnam, Hanoi, 3 Chua Mot Cot

VISA cambodia

Visa to Cambodia, like to other countries, can be obtained in several ways. 

Visa at the Cambodian Embassy

Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Berlin
Benjamin-Vogelsdorff Str. 2
13187 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 48637901, fax. +49 30 48637972
Website: www.embassyofcambodia.org

 

If you want to use this option, please contact the Embassy in Berlin and follow the instructions you get.

Visa at the border crossing
At the border, complete the appropriate form, attach a color photo (4x6cm or 3.5 × 4.5cm), passport and pay the visa fee. Then wait for the visa to be applied, which will be valid for 30 days, and ... cross the border. There, you may be asked to put your fingers in turn on the fingerprint reader.
E-visa to Cambodia

You can apply for an e-visa to Cambodia HERE . After paying the visa fee, it will be issued within 3 business days and sent to the email address that you provided when submitting the application. It is valid for 30 days from crossing the border and 3 months from the date of issue. Remember to print it in at least 2 copies - one for entry and the other for departure from Cambodia.

The cost of a visa to Cambodia

A visa to Cambodia costs 30 USD. When making a visa at the land border, watch out for any "stamp fees" and other "visa operations" that may increase the cost of the visa.

The nearest Polish Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bangkok
Unit 605-607, 6th Floor, Athenee Tower,
Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan and Bangkok 10310, Thailand

Phone: +66 (2) 079 7300
Fax: +66 (2) 079 7303
Email address: bangkok.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl or consulate.bangkok@msz.gov.pl
Website address: http://bangkok.msz.gov.pl/pl

visa Laos

You will get a visa for the Lao People's Democratic Republic at the Laos embassy and at some border crossings. 

Visa at the Laos Embassy

Botschaft der Demokratischen
Volksrepublik Laos in Berlin
Bismarckallee 2A
Phone: +49 (030) 890 606 47
Email address: info@laos-botschaft.de

Website address: http://www.laos-botschaft.de/

If you want to use this option, please contact the Embassy in Berlin and follow the instructions you get.

Visa at the border crossing

Visa on arrival should not be a problem - Poles are not subject to any restrictions. All you need is a 6-month passport, complete the application, attach 2 passport photographs and pay the visa fee. 

Below there is a list of border crossings at which you can obtain a visa on arrival:

If you are flying by plane:

Vientiane Wattay

Luang Prabang

Pakse

Savannakhet

If you travel by train:

 Thanaleng Railway Station (Dongphosy village)

Friendship bridges:

Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Vientiane i Nong Khai)

Second Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Savannakhet i Mukdahan)

Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Thakhek i Nakhon Phanom)

 

Traditional Land Road:

Transitions from Vietnam:

Nameo – Banleui

Namkan – Namkan

Keoneua – Nampao

Laobao – Dansavanh

Tay Trang – Sobboun

Bo Y – Phukeua

Transitions from Thailand:

Chiangkhong – Houixay

Nakaxeng – Kaenthao

Houi Koln – Nam Ngeun

Chongmek – Vangtao

Transition from Cambodia:

Dong Calor – Veun Kham

 

Transition from China:

Mohan – Boten

The cost of a visa to Laos

A visa to Laos costs 30 USD. 

Polish Embassy in Laos

Polish Embassy in Laos Vientiane

Thadeua Km 3, Vat Nak, P.O.Box 1106, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.
Phone: (00-856 21) 312 940
Fax: (00-856 21) 312 085

Email address: polembv@yahoo.com
Website address: http://vientiane.polemb.net

Visa Thailand

Since 2011, Polish citizens can enter Thailand without a visa if their stay is less than 30 days. So if you're flying to Thailand by plane or crossing the border by land - you don't have to worry about a visa. Remember, however, that you can do it only twice in one calendar year! All you need to do is show a passport at the border (valid for a minimum of 6 months), a valid return flight ticket and you may be asked to show funds for your stay (10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family).

However, if you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, you should apply for a tourist visa. It can be single (valid 3 months from the date of issue) or multiple (valid 6 months from the date of issue), both allow you to stay on the territory of Thailand up to 60 days from the moment of crossing the border. To do this, you need a completed application, passport valid min. 6 months, passport photography, copy of flight ticket (departure), confirmation of booking accommodation. In the case of a multiple-entry visa, please attach proof of possession of min. PLN 20,000 (account statement from 3 months or confirmation from the bank - in English).

Visa at the Embassy of Thailand 

You can apply for a visa in person, at least 2 weeks in advance at the Thai Embassy:

Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Warsaw
7 Willowa St. 00-790 Warsaw
Phone: (48-22) 849-26-55,849-64-14, 849-14- 06
Fax: (48-22) 849-26-30
Email: thaiemb@thaiemb.internetdsl.pl
Website address: www. thaiembassy.org/warsaw


The cost of a visa to Thailand

Entry up to 30 days is free, while a tourist visa costs respectively: PLN 120 for a single entry visa and PLN 600 for a multiple entry visa.


Polish Embassy in Thailand

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bangkok
Unit 605-607, 6th Floor, Athenee Tower,
Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan and Bangkok 10310, Thailand

Phone: +66 (2) 079 7300
Fax: +66 (2) 079 7303
Email address: bangkok.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl or consulate.bangkok@msz.gov.pl
Website address: http://bangkok.msz.gov.pl/pl

visa Myanmar (Burma)

It may seem difficult to obtain a visa to Burma because of the country's military junta. Since 2014, we have been able to apply for an e-visa, which greatly facilitates the case.

Visa at the Burmese Embassy

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in Berlin
Thielallee 19
14195 Berlin
Phone (0-0 49 30) 206 15 70
Fax (0-0 49 30) 206 49 757

 

If you want to use this option, please contact the Embassy in Berlin and follow the instructions you get. The waiting period for issuing a visa is approximately two weeks .

E-visa to Burma (e-visa)

You can submit an e-visa application HERE . Filing the application is not complicated - you must complete the form and pay for the visa. Within 3 days you will receive a payment confirmation with an individual code to your email address. Print it and take it with your passport - you will receive the required stamp during the immigration check.

The cost of a visa to Burma

A visa to Burma costs 50 USD and entitles you to stay in the country for 28 days.

The nearest Polish Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bangkok
Unit 605-607, 6th Floor, Athenee Tower,
Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan and Bangkok 10310, Thailand

Phone: +66 (2) 079 7300
Fax: +66 (2) 079 7303
Email address: bangkok.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl or consulate.bangkok@msz.gov.pl
Website address: http://bangkok.msz.gov.pl/pl

visa Singapore

We have great news for everyone who wants to explore Singapore with us - it is a country that does not require a visa from Poles. Of course, under several conditions. Your stay should not last longer than 90 days, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months and ... that would be enough. At the border, you will receive a form to complete, based on which you will receive the appropriate stamps. You may also be asked to show a return ticket or to continue your journey.

The cost of a visa to Singapore

Entry to Singapore is absolutely free!

Polish Embassy in Singapore

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Singapore
435 Orchard Road
# 17-02 / 03 Wisma Atria Office Tower
Singapore 238877

Phone: +65 6235 9478
Fax: +65 6235 9479

Email address: singapore.secretary@msz.gov.pl

Website address: https://singapur.msz.gov.pl/pl/

Visa Malaysia

Another great information for Polish tourists! If your stay in Malaysia does not exceed 90 days, you have a passport valid min. 6 months and you can (at the request of the immigration authorities) prove having financial resources at 5 USD / day - you can cross the border without a visa.

 

The cost of a visa to Malaysia

Entry to Malaysia is absolutely free!

Polish Embassy in Malaysia

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur
No 10, Lorong Damai 9, Off Jalan Damai, 55,000 Kuala Lumpur
P.O. Box 10052, 50704 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Phone: 00-603-2161 0805, 2161 0780
Fax: 00-603-2161 0779, 2164 9924
Email: kualalumpur.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
Website address: www.kualalumpur.msz.gov.pl

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