Travel visas for Asia

Many visitors to Asia will have to obtain an entry visa to one or several of the countries they are visiting. In almost all cases, the process is very straightforward.

In many instances, you will be able to get your visas at land border crossings or airports, however there are instances when you will need to be obtain them in advance of leaving your country of residence, so it's essential that you check this carefully well in advance of travelling.

If you are obtaining your visa at any land border:

Remember to have several passport photos with you, taken recently and of a good likeness. You will need to pay for the visa with US $ and the notes should be crisp and new.

If you are applying for your visa before leaving for your trip:

You will be doing so with the relevant embassy in your country of residence. Your consultant at Selective Asia will be able to help you with this process.

Important information about your passport

You must travel with a valid passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the end of your trip.

In addition, ensure that you have enough free space/pages in your passport for the purpose of your trip. As a general rule, you will need one clear page per visa requirement. For countries that do not require a visa, you will need space for entry and departure stamps.

Always check your passport is in good health well ahead of travel, giving you plenty to time to renew it if required.

It's essential to...

Not leave your visa enquiries to the very last moment. This can prove to be very costly and at times may be unsolvable.Select a tab for a general breakdown, country by country, of the current visa requirements and applies to most nationalities. It is important that you check at the time of booking with your Destination Specialist or with the relevant embassies in your country of residence that these guidelines are applicable to you.

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