Bangladeshi Passport holder

by Mohammed Istaq Ahmed
(Bangladesh)

I want to go to Lao. I am Bangladeshi. But i don't know how can i arrange business visa.


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D.Phothisane

Hi Mohammed Istaq Ahmed,

Thanks for visiting my site and thanks for your interest in Laos.

To arrange a business visa to Laos, you have to have a proof of work assignment and you need to have some one in Laos to sponsor you e.g your employer or business partner. You won't be able to get such visa without a sponsor.

For your info, there is a section on business visa here http://www.laos-guide-999.com/laos-visa.html#buss

Hope this helps.


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Jun 04, 2012
How to get a tourist visa for Laos
by: Nafeesa

Hello,

I'm a Bangladeshi Citizen. I would like to come to Laos In august 16th to 22nd. As there is no embassy here and i don't know how or where to apply and if i can apply online. If you can help me out. I dont know anyone. My friends will visit, so i want to come there too. Please hep me out with your suggestions. Thank you..

Nafeesa

Jul 13, 2012
Apply for visa in Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam
by: D.Phothisane

Hello Nafeesa,

Sorry for late getting back to you, I didn't see your messages till today for some reasons.

Anyway, hope this is in time for your planned date.

As you're not entitled to obtaining Lao visa on arrival, the only option for you is to get it at one of the Lao consulates outside of Laos. Online visa is not existing for Laos.

I understand that there is no Lao consulate in Bangladesh, but you can do it as most people do. They get their visa in Laos' neighbors countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Usually going to Laos from your country is via Thailand anyway, so you just need to spend a night or so in Thailand to apply for the visa.

Before setting your plan, I'd suggest you contact Lao consulate in Thailand (or other place that you plan to go through) to find out the exact info to make sure before you decide.
Here is Lao embassy page FYI. http://www.laos-guide-999.com/Laos-embassy.htm

Apr 02, 2013
Laos Visa
by: Sheikh

If i want to visit Laos from Bangkok, which boarder is good for me. As a Bangladeshi passport holder is it possible to visit Laos by road?

Apr 04, 2013
Thailand to Laos tour by Visa issued at border immigration
by: Ashfaq

I am going to Bangkok at the end of this April 2013 as a tourist.I want to visit Laos from Bangkok by train or by road. On search from website I found that Bangkok to Laos tour by road/ train is easily possible with a Visa issued at Thai, Laos border during immigration check up. Please let me inform about the validity of this information. Thanks

Apr 07, 2013
Nongkhai-Vientiane border
by: D.

Sheikh,

Lao-Thai Friendship bridge connecting Nongkhai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) is the most common border crossing points for people traveling from Bangkok to Laos.

From Bangkok, you need to get to Nongkhai in order to cross the border to Laos.

>>As a Bangladeshi passport holder is it possible to visit Laos by road?

Yes, it's possible to travel to Laos by road provided that you have a Lao entry visa on your passport. Bangladeshi passport holders are not eligible to get Lao visa on arrival. Check out the list here http://www.laos-guide-999.com/visa-on-arrival.html#noteligble

Apr 16, 2014
visit to laos from thailand
by: kanok

i am bangladeshi, i want to visit laos ,how can iget visa from thailand and how many time will be requred to get laos visa from thailnd

May 04, 2014
Wanna visit Laos
by: S. M. Sohel

Hi there, hope u r fine with your F&F. I'm really interested to visit Laos. Is there any possibility to go to Laos by road from Bangladesh?

What I have to do to get a visit visa?
Do I need to book a hotel before arrive?

May 04, 2014
Bangladeshi need visa in advance to go to Laos
by: D.

It's possible for every traveler to go to Lao by road, but it might be harder for some than others due to visa requirement.

As for Bangladeshi, it's recommended that you obtain the visa before you go because you are not eligible for visa on arrival (in another word you can't get visa at the border check point). If there is no Lao consulate in your country, you need to go to another country where there is Lao embassy or consulate to get your visa.

If Thailand is in your travel plan, then you can apply for the visa there. It take a couple of days for visa processing.

When you get a Lao visa on your passport, you can visit Laos the way you want (by road or by air).

Booking a hotel before arriving? no, it's not required for visa application.

Aug 11, 2014
Any/All Guidance Appreciated :)
by: Chip0784

Hi :

(1) I am an USA Citizen and my Wife is a Bangladesh Passport holder. We are on a 2 year long honeymoon trip (1 yr in Asia & 1 year in Europe).

(2) Currently exploring various points of India.

(3) Next stop is either Nepal or Laos.

I am very clear about all Visa requirements for Nepal.

(4) Need help with Laos (I realize my wife can not get Visa on Arrival) like I can (USA Passport).

Need guidance/comments on :

(A) From India how do we solve Visa issue for my wife (Bangladesh passport)?

(B) Can Laos provide us High Speed Internet, so that we can stay in constant touch with our family in USA & Bangladesh ?

WE want to be in Laos on October 1st for a Minimum 60 days stay.

Thanks in advance. Any/all help is appreciated.

With Sincere Gratitude

Chip

Aug 11, 2014
Arrange Lao visa in India
by: D.

Hello Chip,
Wow! What a honeymoon trip.
Great to have you here.

For your questions I would recommend as followings:

(A) From India how do we solve Visa issue for my wife (Bangladesh passport)?

Since you're already in India, I would suggest that you give the Lao embassy/consulate a call to check out. Here is phone number of Lao embassy/consulate in New Delhi (91-11) 632 3048, (91-11) 693 3319 or (91-11) 693 3320. Or better still visit them in person. Here is the address http://www.laos-guide-999.com/Laos-embassy.html

(B) Can Laos provide us High Speed Internet, so that we can stay in constant touch with our family in USA & Bangladesh?

Yes, Laos has the internet access but not sure if it is as high speed as you expect. I use (a normal speed) internet everyday doing all stuff on the internet without a glitch (posting pictures, updating my site, getting in touch with my family and friends).

In many hotels or guesthouses you're given free Wi-fi, though it might get slow at times, but that's normal in Laos.
Anyway, I'm sure it is reliable for you to stay

Nov 14, 2014
COMBODIA EVISA
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I'm a Bangladeshi Citizen. I would like to come to Laos in August 16th to 22nd. As there is no embassy here and I don't know how or where to apply COMBODIA VISA and if I can apply online. If you can help me out. I don't know anyone. My friends will visit, so I want to come there too. Please hep me out with your suggestions. Thank you.

Nov 16, 2014
Not sure about Cambodia Evisa
by: Duangpy

So...you want to visit Laos and Cambodia?

As far as I know, Bangladeshi Citizen can't get a Cambodian Evisa according to website of Cambodian government here https://www.evisa.gov.kh.

Laos doesn't issue visa on arrival to Bangladeshi Citizen either. So... I'd suggest you apply for the visa (both Laos and Cambodia) at their embassy or consulate in other countries like Thailand, Singapore etc.

Nov 17, 2014
Thanks! Just received this :(
by: chip0784

Hello there D.Phothisane !

Gratefully acknowledging your reply of Aug 11, 2014 in response to my posting of the same day. While you are efficient in your response time, the internet gods and our (yous & mine) ISP provider gods conspired to keep your message away from my curious eyes till 19 minutes ago!!

Yes, I just received your message 19 minutes ago (It is 7:24 AM ET, 11/17/14--).---haha to technology & efficiency + plans of mice and man esp. in Asia :)

Now that you are upto date on the "delayed email" issue. Here is our latest status further to my posting of 08/11/14 (August 11) :...continuing our 1 year Asian honeymoon:)--India was great, Darjeeling was superb! Nepal/Pokahara/Kathmundu was fantastic:)

We are now back in Bangladesh visiting my wife's family.Getting ready to head for Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines and Vietnam.

Thought, we would make 1 more attempt to stop by your beautiful country, seeing that we will be in neighbor countries.

My questions still remains the same from my posting of 08/11/14 (August 11)---Please replace being in "india" with "Bangladesh".

Note: Have already arranged ALL Visas for each of the 5 countries mentioned above.

I await your kind comments and guidance.

With Sincere Gratitude to the Divine:-----Chip

Nov 17, 2014
Lao consulates in the countries you mentioned can issue visa
by: D.

Hi Chip,
Sorry to hear the internet didn't deliver my message to you immediately.

So you've done quite a lot of your planned travel, great. I wish I've a chance to do as much.

As for the Lao visa for your wife, as there is no Lao embassy in Bangladesh or somewhere nearby I'd suggest that you apply for it at one of the Lao embassies or consulates in the countries that you plan to go to. Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam all have a Lao embassy.

If you'd like to contact them ahead, here is the list of all Lao embassies in various locations http://www.laos-guide-999.com/Laos-embassy.html

I think that's the only option I can think of since visa on arrival is not applicable for her as a Bangladeshi.

Good luck and enjoy your honeymoon travel.

Nov 18, 2014
Thank you appreciated
by: chip0784

Hi D!

Gratefully acknowledging your guidance. Thank you, Asian honeymoon is going awesome ! Enjoying it so much that I am thinking of extending it another
6-12 months before heading out to Europe. Frankly speaking, the more I travel in Asia, the more I fall in love with its various cultures, nuances and the friendly people:)

By the way , Yay!! ISP gods sent your message through:) on time this time --hehe!

I like your idea and will follow suit during our stay in Thailand.

Requesting your comments/suggestions on this scenerio:

60 days in Laos. Requirements (1) Furnished & serviced apartment with cooking facility [since both of us are "Expert cooks" and are very health conscious] (2) High speed internet 2MB/sec minimium "preferable" (3) Secure surroundings

Questions: (1) Where in Laos (any places in particular--City, name of abodes , etc. (2) What would be "fair" pricing for these services?

Thanks in advance. I await your kind guidance.

With Sincere Gratitude to the Divine and your honest self---Chip

Nov 18, 2014
Service apartment and internet service
by: D.

I think it really depends on your travel plan.
You plan to go around the country or just in one place?

If you want to rent an apartment so you have a place to come back to after traveling around then I think Vientiane Capital would be a good city to be base in. It's in the central of the country so it is easier access to other parts around it.

As for service apartment, a reasonable price for a unit with the facilities you required would range from US$500 - US$800 or US$1000 per month depending on areas (in city centre it is more expensive)

For high speed internet, there are a few providers that claim they provide high speed internet, here is one http://www.laopdr.com/ourservices.html.

If you don't require supper high speed internet, most apartments come with wireless (you don't have to pay extra).

Hope this helps.

Jan 12, 2015
for visa
by: mamun.

I am a bangladeshi passport holder.I got the Laos LA-B2 visa, but here is a problem. My all of documents sent from Vientiane to Bangkok Laos embassy. Now policy is change for bangladeshi,before some days take the visa anyone, but now a days my visa my presence is important. Otherwise no one can not take the visa.so again I submitted my work permit visa token number,all essential documents such as company offer letter,sponsorship document,valid passport etc in the royal Thai embassy in bangladesh for the collect Laos visa sticker.but I was refused two times very recently.I don't know what happened. In Bangladesh have no Laos embassy.so I want to collect the Indian visa and sent all of documents from Bangkok to New Delhi in Laos embassy.I hope so you are clear my question.is it possible to collect the visa sticker in new Delhi Laos embassy?if possible or not,please answer me.its urgent.

Jan 13, 2015
Best to contact the embassy
by: D.

Well...I think it will be best to talk to the Lao embassy in Bangkok, where you said your document have been sent to, and ask them to send the documents to Laos embassy in New Delhi, India. Maybe you can explain your situation the you can't go to Thailand because you can't get the Thai visa.

In Lao embassies in various places,they almost always deal with visa applicants in a case by case basis, I can't give you a definite answer here, and I don't thinks others can either.

Mar 12, 2015
wow..as if laos is UK
by: roger

why do you need a visa for a country worse than bangladesh. the hell with laos. better to go to lagos !!

Mar 12, 2015
every country has thier rules
by: Anonymous

Hi Roger,
I think it is the same reason why Lao citizens or others need a visa to get into Bangladrsh. Same idea of entering someone's house, normally people won't just walk in other people's place without their invitation or permission, if they don't want to face a criminal charge for breaking in.

Laos maybe worse than Bangladesh in your opinion, but it's a country in its own rights, it has its own rules and regulations. If you don't like it, it is fine.

By the way, FYI, Luang Prabang (a world heritage town in Laos) has been ranked top destination for several years, this is voted by tourists all over the globe so...will that be able to prove that it is worth a visit?

Apr 11, 2015
Laos Business Visa on Arrival for Bangladeshi Citizen
by: Masud

Hi,

I have a plan to visit Laos at the end of this month (April 2015), for a short duration (8-10 days) as part of my work.

I am working for a company who got a contract from WFP to conduct a survey in Laos, and I will be planning to meet WFP officials and select local survey company.

So, I wanted to know if it is possible for me to get a visa on arrival. FYI, I am a Bangladeshi citizen.

Your response would be much appreciated.

Kind regards
Masud

Apr 21, 2015
No, it is not possible
by: Duangpy

As of now Bangladeshi Citizen can't get visa on arrival. You'll need to arrange your visa prior to your arrival. Sorry.

May 30, 2015
How do I get Visa to Laos in Bangladesh?
by: Laiphone

How do I get Visa to Laos in Bangladesh? I'm From Laos, but citizens of United States. I have family in Laos, including my mother. I also, want to bring friend with me to Laos that's from Bangladesh.

Jun 03, 2015
You can't get Lao visa in Bangladesh
by: Duangpy

As there is no Lao embassy in Bangladesh, your only option is to get it in the third country where there is a Lao embassy/consulate. I often suggest visitors to get it at Lao consulate in Thailand, but I didn't get feedback whether they were successful or not.

It maybe easier if you can get someone in Laos (your mother or your relative) to get a sponsoring letter (this is done through ministry of foreign affairs) sent to you and your friend so that you can show that letter to the Lao embassy/consulate when you apply for the visa. Without this, it can be hard, but you never know because they consider visa applicants in a case by case basic.

Jun 16, 2015
Regarding Laos visa from Vietnam
by: bobby

Hi there,
We are planning to visit vietnam for 3 weeks and also interested to visit Laos.I am Australian citizen and my wife is permanent resident(Bangladeshi passport). I guess,she needs visa to travel in Laos! Am i right? Can she get her visa from Vietnam while we will be there and how long will it take to get the visa?.
Also pls let me know, appox how many days will be ideal to visit Laos and if you can give some travel tips.Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

Jun 18, 2015
Visa in advance for Bangladeshi passport holder
by: Duangpy

Hi Bobby,
Yes, you're right your wife needs to have a visa to travel to Laos.

She can apply for the visa while in Vietnam. If there is no problem with documents and things it normally takes one day (overnight). There is also express service (same day) with extra fee.

Please bare in mind that for citizen of the countries listed as "not eligible for visa on arrival" (here ahttp://www.laos-guide-999.com/visa-on-arrival.html#noteligble) Lao embassy/consulates consider whether or not to grant visa in case by case basic. It can't be guaranteed that everyone will be successful.

Jun 18, 2015
Regarding Laos/ Cambodia visa.
by: Bobby

Thanks a lot for your very quick reply.I do appreciate that.Can you please tell me,will my wife(Bangladeshi passport)be able to get Cambodia tourist visa on arrival or she can get it from Vietnam and how long will it take?

evisa will be easier,i was looking at their embassey page but it says Bangladesh citizen not allowed to get evisa, where as i was trying to fill up the evisa application form and it seems like fine.But i didn't continue as Embassey page says different things.
Please let me know what do you think.
Cheers,

Jun 19, 2015
unlikely
by: duangpy

As far as I know Babgladesh passort holders can't get Cambodian visa on arrival either. The embassy's website also says so. I'm not sure she can get the visa in Vietnam. Sorry I can't help you better, but I don't want to say things that I'm not sure about.
cheers.

Jun 21, 2015
Regarding Laos visa from Vietnam
by: Bobby

No worries. Thanks heaps anyway.

Jun 23, 2015
Regarding Cambodian visa for Bangladeshi national.
by: Bobby

Hi Everyone,
Just letting you know,Bangladeshi passport holders can't get evisa for Cambodia but they can get visa on arrival by Air/road.
I called Cambodian Embassy in canberra and confirmed with them.
Thanks.

Jun 23, 2015
great
by: Anonymous

Wow... that's great, it's a good news for many I think.
It would be great if you could share how it goes when you've done it.

Jun 23, 2015
Thanks for sharing
by: Duangpy

Good to hear the Cambodian visa on arrival is available for Bangladeshi national.

I'm honestly a bit hesitant, but since the info is from the authority in their field, it must be true. However, if you have different experience when you and your wife have done the trip please can you share? I'm just curious, and I think others would love to hear from someone who actually has done it.

Cheers

Jun 23, 2015
Regarding Cambodian visa for Bangladeshi national.
by: Bobby

We are going to Hanoi,Vietnam on 31st july. While i will be there, i will go to Cambodian Embassey in Hanoi and will clarify with them before we actually fo to Cambodia.won't take any risk.
We are planning to enter Cambodia via HCMC by speed boat.
I will definitely let you guys know the outcome.

Cheers,

Jul 01, 2015
Lao visa at Bangkok/Hanoi
by: Ishtiaque

Hello there,

I am planning to visit Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in coming September. I am a Bangladeshi national currently working in Egypt. Unfortunately neither Laos nor Cambodia has their embassies in Egypt and for both of the countries on arrival visa is not available for Bangladeshi citizen.

Now I am planning to apply for Lao and Cambodia visa in Bangkok/Hanoi.

I was searching for email contact for Lao embassy in the official page. I got emai address for Hanoi but not for Bangkok. Haven't received any reply from Hanoi though after sending my queries. Can you please help me out by letting me know the following information:

1. How long does it take to get Lao visa at Bangkok/Hanoi?
2. What are the documents I need to submit to apply for Lao visa
3. If I get the visa which border is open for me to enter? Is it required to mention the border through which I intend to enter?

If you know all those information for Cambodian visa as well please do let me know.

Thanks and regards,

Jul 01, 2015
Visa processing and requirements
by: Duangpy

Hi Ishtiaque,

Yes right, embassy people in Hanoi don't reply email, I wrote to them too but not a single reply. I wonder if Lao embassy in BKK will be the same.

Ok, to your questions.

1. How long does it take to get Lao visa at Bangkok/Hanoi?
Usually it takes 2 days. You submit your application in the morning and collect your visa the next day in the afternoon.

2. What are the documents I need to submit to apply for Lao visa
- Your passport. At 6 months remain validity.
- 1-2 passport type photos.
I'm not sure if guarantee letter is still required, it was in the past. FYI: this guarantee letter needs to be provided by a Lao person through the ministry of foreign affairs in Laos. It's a hassle I know, and I hope it's not required anymore.
Here is their email in BKK laoembassybkk@clsoxinfo.com, just in case you want to make an enquiry.

3. If I get the visa which border is open for me to enter? Is it required to mention the border through which I intend to enter?
You can enter at any international border (borders that foreigners can cross). There are some borders where only locals are allowed to cross, but these kind of borders locate in very remote areas which I think you won't want to go there anyway.

FYI: here is the page about Lao international borders http://www.laos-guide-999.com/Laos-border.html

In the visa application form, you need to indicate the port of entry, but I don't think they are strict in terms of where you actually enter.

As for the Cambodian visa, I don't know much more than shared in the previous posts. Sorry.

Oct 02, 2015
Cambodia Visa On Arrival for Bangladesh Nationals
by: Susmit

Hi,

Just happened to find this discussion while I was searching for Vietnam Visa related information.

So, Bangladesh nationals CAN obtain a Visa On Arrival. I received it on 30/10/2015. However, there are some requirements which are specific to a list of 9/10 countries including Bangladesh.

1. You need to present Confirmed Ticket for Onward Journey from Cambodia, i.e. a Return ticket or ticket to any other destination. (You also need to show that you have Visa for the Onward destination),

2. Proof of sufficient fund to sustain in Cambodia (Now it is not what you think the amount you need to survive in Cambodia, but what the Cambodian authorities expect you to spend, i.e. atleast USD 700 IN CASH)

3. Confirmed Hotel Stay in Cambodia for the duration of travel.

The fees for Visa on Arrival is USD 30 for Bangladesh Nationals like all others.

FYI the Airlines always tends to create a lot of problem with Bangladesh nationals. They may even tell you that you CAN NOT travel and not allow you to check-in, as Air Asia did with me just two days back when I was traveling from Bangalore to Siem Reap via Bangkok. They checked me in and then after immigration when I was waiting at the Gate, the Air Asia lady approached me and said I may not be able to travel as they Checked and Re-Checked with their Thai counterpart. Finally I was allowed to board the flight to Bangkok after nearly an hour of argument and showing them IATA Visa informations, etc and of course their own Passport & Visa Information.

Once I reached Bangkok, at the transit document check they created problem again. Fist, they said I CAN NOT travel and will have to return back to Bangalore in the next flight. Then they said I need to show them the hotel booking and sufficient funding, which I did. However, I did not have USD 700 in cash and the airport did not have an ATM! (Don Muang Airport) Finally 45 minutes before the flight after making me wait for nearly 5 hours they allowed me to travel.

So, if you can just apply for the Visa at the Embassy. If you cannot do that, then make sure you speak with the airlines before hand about your travel.

* Note that Diplomatic/ Official Passport holders from Bangladesh CAN obtain their Visa on Arrival without ANY travel. My dad just did a couple of months back.

Best,
Susmit

Oct 20, 2015
Lao and Cambodian visa for Bangladeshi nationals
by: Habib Ishtiaque Ahammad

Thanks Susmit for your comment, it will really help.

I just came back from Laos and Cambodia and I must say it was not a nice experience either in the embassies as well as in airport.

Cambodian Visa: I applied in Cambodian embassy in Bangkok. They require return ticket, hotel booking and permit Bangladeshi to travel by air only and not by road. Visa can be obtained within 30 minutes.

Laos Visa: they need return ticket, hotel booking and photocopy of credit card. To Laos you can travel by road but in that case they will give you visa after 3 weeks of application since they will send the application to Laos for approval.You can obtain visa on the same day if you have return air ticket.

Be ready for the hassle at airports both in Laos and Cambodia even after having visa. You need to show them USD so it's wise to carry some cash.

Oct 27, 2015
Laos Visa for Bangladesh nationals in Cambodia
by: Susmit

Hi,

Just joining the discussion again. So I had applied for my Laos Visa in Phnom Penh and it was really easy. The embassy did not really create any problem for being a Bangladesh national. However, I was asked to submit a receipt of hotel booking for my stay in Laos, Which I did and the visa officer asked me to collect the visa the next day. I got my passport with Laos Single Entry Visa valid for 2 months. The visa cost is USD 45.

Just curious, how much USD did you require to show at the Laos Airport Ishtiaque? I am leaving for Laos in a couple of days from Thailand.

Thanks!

Susmit

Oct 27, 2015
Not sure about the amount
by: Ishtiaque

Not sure how much you need to show them at Lao airport. I was carrying around USD 3000 and they were fine with that. Though it's really stupid when most of the travelers are using debit/credit card mostly these days and don't carry much cash in the pocket.

I didn't face any hassle in the embassies except I was not allowed to travel by road. My plan was to enter Siem Reap from Bangkok by bus and took a bus to 4000 island (Laos) from Phnom Penh. I missed out 4000 island since I was not allowed to travel by bus. I took a flight from Phnom Penh to Vientiane.

Nov 13, 2015
direct Flight from Chiang Mai to Vientiane(laos).
by: Chowdhury

Does anyone know that any direct flight from Chiang Mai to Vientiane(laos).
My planing route is Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Vientiane(laos) to Bangkok. price, air-lines, any idea. TIA please.

Nov 17, 2015
Need to fly via Luang Prabang
by: Duangpy

No, there is no direct flight between Vientiane and Chiangmai. You need to fly via Luang Prabang.
It takes around 4 hours for the whole trip.
For price and time, please check out the Lao airlines website here http://www.laoairlines.com/

Nov 17, 2015
Reaching Vientiane from Thailand (Bangkok/Chaing Mai)
by: Susmit

Hi,

As of now there is no direct flight between Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos). If you want to reach Vientiane by flight the only option you have is to take a connecting flight (usually in Bangkok).

Also it is very expensive to fly to the Lao cities by flight (Vientiane/Luang Prabang) considering the cities are easily accessible by Bus/Train and they are very comfortable. However if one has limited time, it is suggested that you take a flight to Udon Thai (Thailand) which is pretty close to the Lao-Thai border (the Friendship Bridge @ Nong Khai) and you can take a direct bus to Vientiane or take a shared transport to the border and take one of the many means of transport available at the border whichever suits your budget.

Hope the information helps! Also you may be asked to step aside at the immigration by the immigration officer once you present your passport for existing Thailand. Do not over react to the situation, as they ask you to go inside to the Chief Immigration Officer. There is a English speaking lady who will see your passport (doubt if she is actually an officer, she looks barely 20) and ask you to get a photocopy of your passport information page, the Thai Visa and the departure card. Once you get that she fills a form in Thai and reads it to you in English (written in Thai). Apparently it is required for certain nationals to provide the details of travels (like Bangladesh, there was another guy from Israel who was sent after me) like where you stayed in Thailand and the details where you will be staying if you have planning of re-entering Thailand (in case you have a Double/Multiple Entry Visa).

Thanks!

Susmit

Nov 18, 2015
Good info
by: Duangpy

Thanks Susmit,
What a helpful information you share. I think many will benefit from this.

Thanks very much for sharing

Nov 29, 2015
Bangladeshi Passport holder
by: Riaz Uddin Ahamad

Actually any Bangladeshi Passport holder will get VISA of Laos on arrival.
Check more at http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/visa/Bangladesh/Laos

Thanks
Riaz

Nov 29, 2015
Laos Visa for Bangladesh National
by: Susmit

Hi Riaz,

I checked your link and was excited about the information, considering Laos is such a beautiful country to visit. However, I was in Laos till last week and it was clearly written at the Visa On Arrival counter that Bangladesh and certain other nationals are not qualified to apply for Visa On Arrival for Laos. (checked with VOA counter even though I was holding a visa on my passport).

Even checked with the IATA Visa Requirements right now and we are required to apply for Visa before arrival. Here is the link http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/LA-Laos-passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm

So anyone reading this thread kindly check with the embassy or the airlines if VOA is actually available for Bangladesh nationals, as IATA site (supposed to be most trustworthy information provider for Visa and other requirements) says we STILL need to apply for Visa before arrival :(

I am not sure about those holding official or diplomatic passports!

Thanks,
Susmit

Feb 22, 2016
laos vissa system for bangladeshi people
by: saif

Hi
I'm Saif. next April I will go visit Thailant. This time I also want visit Laos. Pls say me as a Bangladeshi how can I get Laos visa from Bangkok?

Feb 23, 2016
Laos Visa in BKK
by: Susmit

Address Embassy of Laos in Bangkok: EMBASSY OF THE LAO P.D.R in Bangkok, Thailand,

520, 502/1-3 Soi Sahakarnpramoon, Pracha-Uthit Road,

Wangthonglang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand



Telephone: (+66) 2539-6667-8, (+66) 2539-4018

Fax : (+66) 2539-3827

Just go to the embassy and apply for your visa once you are in Bangkok. There is no Laos Embassy in Bangladesh, so applying in Bangkok is the only option. It takes 1 working day to process Lao Visa. Carry proof of hotel reservation with you, as Bangladesh nationals are required to submit Hotel Stay Confirmation during their visa application.

Hope this helps,

Susmit

Feb 23, 2016
Just to add some points with Susmit
by: Ishtiaque

I would also like to add few points with Susmit:

You should also need to show them a return air ticket from BKK to Laos ( Vientiane/Luang Prabang) and back to BKK or to other destination outside Laos. If you can manage to go before 12pm you will get visa on the same day in the afternoon. You can show a dummy air ticket ( As I did).

They will ask for a photocopy of debit/credit card ( They are not smart enough to understand whether the card can be used internationally or not) so you can use copy of any card but your name should match with the card holder's name.

On the visa they will not mention whether the travel must take place by road/air so I guess you can decide that at a later stage whatever suits you. I had limited time and I was travelling from Cambodia so I didn't take the risk and traveled by air.

Feb 23, 2016
can i go laos from thailand by single entry vissa?
by: saif

i get singel entry vissa from thai embassy.my tour plan is bellow is it possible?

dhaka to bankok
bankok to laos
laos to bankok
bankok to dhaka
pls not that my vissa is single entry

Feb 23, 2016
Saif - Use your common sense
by: Ishtiaque

Hi Saif,

Single entry visa will allow you to enter into a country once, after you are exiting from that country visa will be used so you won't be able to enter that country again until you are getting a new visa

Double entry visa will allow you to enter into a country twice
Multiple entry visa will allow you to enter into a country as many time as you want.

All the entries should take place within the time specified on your visa.

now since your itinerary is Dhaka-Thailand-Laos-Thailand-Dhaka, you are entering Thailand twice and Laos once. So you will need double entry visa for Thailand and single entry visa fo Laos.

There is a small catch. While coming back from Laos if you just take a transit at Bangkok airport (without going outside immigration) then single entry visa is sufficient. However this might be a bit complicated process since you may need to travel in the same airline or you may face trouble while boarding at the airport in Laos.

so if you want to visit Laos I will suggest get a double entry visa from Thai embassy

Mar 12, 2016
How to get visa for Laos?
by: Tanvir

Im a Bangladeshi tourist..want to visit Thailand and Laos..how should i get the visa from Thailand to travel to Laos by road?
thanks in advance

Mar 12, 2016
at the embassy
by: Anonymous

Tanvir,
since you will be in Thailand, you can get your visa at Lao embassy in Thailand.

Mar 13, 2016
How to get Laos Visa
by: Ishtiaque

Hi Tanvir,

Please go through my previous comments as well as Susmit's. You will get all the information.

Mar 22, 2016
Visa requarments information
by: Nuruzzaman

I know Bangladeshi passport holder apply Lao visa in Thailand.
Because Lao embassy no have Bangladesh.
My passport have Thai visa.
I don't know the requirements for Laos tourist visa.
Please tell me requirements for my documents.

Mar 23, 2016
Laos Visa
by: Susmit

Hi,

If you have a Thai Visa, apply for a Laos Visa at the Lao Embassy in Thailand. The address and other details on requirements are stated in the previous comments by Istiaque & me.

If you are planning to re-enter Thailand after visiting Laos make sure you have a double entry Thai Visa. Bangladesh nationals cannot apply for any kind of Thai Visa at the Thai Embassy in Laos!

Thanks, hope the information helps :)

Cheers,
Susmit

Mar 30, 2016
I want to Tourst VISA in Laos.
by: Ajoy Barua

I am Ajoy Barua, I very interested to go in Laos country. Naturally so beauty full I have friend live in Laos. So i want to tourists in Laos. So i need some help in your.

Mar 31, 2016
Lao Visa Info
by: Susmit

Hi,

There is no Lao embassy in Bangladesh, so you can either send your passport through a travel agent to Lao Embassy in Bangkok or travel to Bangkok yourself and get the visa there. The address and other details are mentioned in the previous comments.

Thanks,
Susmit

Apr 12, 2016
getting lao visa at bangkok
by: Mahbub

Thanks to Susmit and Ishtiaque for the great info about getting Lao visa from Bangkok.

Just to reiterate.

For visa, I need:
1) hotel booking (paid or just confirmation only?)
2) airline booking BKK-VTE-BKK (for example)
(just booking, or confirmed ticket with eticket number
is required?)

3) copy of my credit/debit card
4) 2 copies of photograph
5) proof of my return eligibility to bangkok (dual
entry visa or a re-entry permit?)

Also if I arrive before 12pm, I can hope to get the visa by the same afternoon, is that correct?

Since currently the Thai embassy is only issuing single entry visa (or multiple at more than 4 times the cost), I was planning on getting a re-entry stamp at the airport - is that still available?

Thanks in advance for your kind help!

Apr 14, 2016
Reply to Mahbub's comment
by: Ishtiaque

Hi Mahbub,

Here goes my reply to your queries:

1. You don't need to show paid hotel booking. Booking through booking.com or any other website will do

2. For airline booking also dummy booking will work. I submitted dummy airline booking

3 & 4 - Copy of passport, debit/credit card, 2 photographs (PP copy)

5. Return air ticket should be sufficient. But they might check your Thai/other destination's visa based on the air ticket. The lady in the counter took my passport and checked but not sure whether she checked my Thai visa or other information.

If you arrive at the embassy before 12 pm I assume visa will be processed on the same day afternoon. I got visa on the same day - but it's always better to keep one day buffer

I don't have any clue about re-entry stamp. Kindly check at Thai embassy. However, I assume if you apply for double entry visa and show your return ticket (Dummy ticket should be sufficient) from Laos to Thailand they might consider it. I got double entry visa by showing dummy return ticket but I applied in Cairo

Hope it helps.

Apr 15, 2016
About Thai Re-Entry Visa
by: Susmit

Hi,

As you correctly pointed out, Thai Multiple Entry Visas are now issued at the Thai Embassy, Dhaka. However, the fees is around BDT 15000/- (Approx).

So, it is better for you to apply for Thai Transit Visa (Double Entry) as I did when I traveled to Laos.

It cost you BDT 5100 for a Double Entry Transit Visa. You need to show a visa for the third country though. In case you do not have a third country visa, book a e-ticket (dummy ticket will do) for Cambodia from Thailand and show it at VFS.

Cambodia provides Visa On Arrival for Bangladesh nationals.

Thanks,
Susmit

May 07, 2016
Cambodia and Lao Visa for Bangladeshi PP holder from Kuala Lumpur
by: Sabbir

I am a Bangladeshi. Going Kuala Lumpur on 11 May. I want to travel Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. How can I get Visa application forms of those country? what papers and documents I have to submit with Visa application form?

May 20, 2016
Regarding dummy ticket
by: Raafsan

Hi Susmit and Ishtiaque,

I do have a little bit of confusion regarding dummy ticket which needs to show in embassy. Can you please guide me how to have dummy ticket.

Thanks in advance for your help.


May 21, 2016
Regarding Cambodia, Lao & Vietnam Visa/ Dummy Tickets
by: Susmit

Hi,

Replying to both comments here. firstly, Bangladesh nationals can obtain a Cambodian Visa on Arrival if you are travelling by Air. There are few conditions:

1. Need to show USD 700 or more in cash.
2. Confirmed Hotel Booking
3. Return or Onward Ticket.

Coming to Lao Visa, a Bangladesh national under no condition holding an ordinary passport can get a Visa on Arrival, however applying for a Lao Visa is not difficult. You can apply for it in Bangkok, Phnom Penh (Cambodia) or any where else where there is a Lao Embassy. have the following ready:

1. Hotel Booking.
2. Return / Onward Ticket.

as Ishtiaque in his previous post mentioned, you need to show that you are travelling by Air if you are applying in Bangkok. So have that in mind. As for me, I applied for Lao Visa in Cambodia and no questioned were asked how I would travel.

Coming to Vietnam Visa, it is very difficult to obtain a Vietnam Visa for Bangladesh nationals. So do not fall into the trap of travel agencies promising you Vietnam Visa for USD 200 or more or less. To obtain a Vietnnam Visa you need to arrange your travel through a Vietnamese Tour Agency. Once you do that, you can request them to obtain a Visa for you, or ask them to send a "Referecne Letter", with which you can apply at a Vietnamese Embassy.

Now, the last query about Dummy Air Ticket, it is not that you create an air ticket through microsoft word, paint or photoshop, but that you book an air ticket with "Book Now & Pay Leter" obtain. When you do that, you get an E-Ticket, which obviously get cancelled if you don't pay with in the given time. However, the embassies do not have enough time to check your PNR status and confirm the same. Thats what I meant and understand as Dummy Ticket. Just for your help, you can book a flight on Thai Airways and then choose "Contact Thai Airways Ofice/Counter" when you go to payment page. In that case you have a ticket which is valid for 72 hours, provided you are booking flight for a date 7 days from the time you book. So there you are, you have a dummy ticket.

For those who know a Travel Agency closely, you can request for the same. A travel Agency can provide you with PNR number i.e dummy ticket for most airlines.

Hope the nformation helps.

Thanks,
Susmit

Hope it helps

May 22, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Ishtiaque

Susmit already mentioned all the key information you guys needed regarding Lao visa and dummy air ticket.

For Vietnam visa - I will suggest check with the embassy first what are the requirements. You don't need to go there. Just ask over a phone call. I didn't need to pre book tour through a Vietnamese agency when I applied for visa but I didn't apply in Bangladesh;requirements may differ from country to country. Also it took more no. of days to obtain visa compared to other national - so apply in advance keeping some buffer days in hand.

Jun 22, 2016
From Thailand to Malaysia by train
by: Md mithu

Dear sir/madam
I am md Mithu from Bangladesh . My plan to get Malaysia and Thailand visa from Bangladesh . After I want to go to thainlad And stay 3 days. After I will go to kuala lampur, Malaysia from Hat Yai train station by train. After going to Malaysia I will stay 4 days . After I want to go back to dhaka by air from Malaysia.

My whatsapp = 00601133139597
Mobile= 008801937249060

Jun 22, 2016
Malaysia visit visa
by: Md Mithu

Dear sir/madam
I u need Malaysia, Turkey visa from Bangladesh , contact with me

My whatsapp = 00601133139597
Mobile= 008801937249060

Jun 22, 2016
!!
by: Susmit

Firstly, I am not sure whether it is you who needs help or you are willing to help. Anyway, just pointing out a few things-

1. Travelling by Air to Kuala lumpur from Bangkok is a better idea anyway than trying to cross over land or rail. Thai Land borders often creates trouble/hassle for nationals of few countries including Bangladesh. If it is the cost you are worried about, avail Air Asia or any other Low Cost Carriers. They are often way cheaper than train.

2. Not really sure why you talked about Turkish Visa in this forum, anyway, Turkey has now introduced E-Visas, so you can apply online. It takes 2 to 4 days to process, Just got one for my friend a few days back.

Also, if you have a valid U.S., U.K., Schengen or any OECD country visa, you can obtain Turkish Visa on Arrival. (Kindly check with IATA/Airlines as this rule may change anytime without prior notice). I got mine On Arrival showing my valid U.S. visa last month.

Hope these information help!

Best,
Susmit

Jun 23, 2016
Regarding Cambodia, Lao & Vietnam Visa/ Dummy Tickets
by: Raafsan

Thanks very very much Sushmit and Ishtiaque. Rally appreciate your assistance in this regard!

Jun 27, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Rafsaan

Hi Ishtiaque,

Could you please let me know where did you apply for Vietnam Visa?

How long did it take having the visa on your hand and what steps did you take?

Looking forward to hear you back ASAP.

Thanks,

Rafssan

Jun 27, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Raafsan

Hi Ishtiaque,

Could you please let me know where did you apply for Vietnam Visa?

How long did it take having the visa on your hand and what steps did you take?

Looking forward to hear you back ASAP.

Jun 27, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Ishtiaque

Hi Raafsan,


I applied at Vietnam Embassy in Cairo. For certain nationalities ( Including Bangladesh ) it takes some extra days to obtain visa since the embassy needs security clearance from Vietnam. Before going to the embassy I asked for the documents I need to submit and required no. of days to obtain visa but I was misguided. Once I went to the embassy I was informed about the extra care for certain nationalities. Fortunately I had all the required documents with me ( HR Letter, Bank Statement, Dummy ticket) but I had to wait for 7 days to obtain visa when for Egyptians and most of the other nationals it takes 1-2 days.

I will suggest to give the embassy an enquiring call where you are currently based regarding documents and timeline. They will be able to guide you better since requirements may vary from country to country.

Regards,
Ishtiaque

Jun 27, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Raafsan

Hi Ishtiaque,

Great help indeed. Well, I'm planning to apply from Dhaka for Vietnam Visa (As you know Vietnam embassy is located here in Dhaka as well).

Lets see how it goes here. Thanks again for your kind assistance!

Cheers,

Raafsan

Jun 28, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Susmit

Just Copy Pasting information from Viet Nam Embassy, Dhaka site, in case you missed, there there are shit loads of 'Unofficial' sites.

Also, when I got mine from Dhaka around 6/7 months back, they required Copy of the pre-approval of immigration clearance issued by the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam or from the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.

& to obtain that you often need to have someone in Viet Nam or book a tour with Vietnamese Travel/Tour Agencies. Kindly note that, most tour/travel agencies can even arrange for Visa approval, in which case you can get your visa stamped at the immigration upon your arrival, paying USD 45. I preferred to get mine at the embassy in Dhaka then.

Procedure for Visa application

Procedure for Visa application
EMBASSY OF VIET NAM
Visa section


Address: House 14, Road 33/24, Gulsan-1, Dhaka 1212
Tel: +880-2-9854052
Fax: +880 2 8854051
Email: dhaka@mofa.gov.vn or vnemb.bld@gmail.com


HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA TO VIET NAM

1. A VISA to Vietnam can be applied at the Embassy of Viet Nam as early as six months prior to the date of travel.

1.1. Visas are required for all visitors traveling to Viet Nam, with the exception of citizens of some countries, and only for short stay (Updated information about visa exemptions is available at the Embassy).

1.2. Applicants can apply for Single or Multiple-entry visas, up to 1 month, up to 6 months or up to one year stay.

1.3. Applicants can submit the visa applications in person or delegate the application procedure to a third person/agency.

1.4. Following documents are required to submit to the Embassy:

- Original PASSPORT with at least 6-month validity prior to visa date.
- 01 visa application form, dated and signed by the applicant, with 01 passport-size photo.
- Copy of the pre-approval of immigration clearance issued by the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam or from the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam (mandatory).
- 01 passport copy.
- Visa fee.

2. Diplomatic and Official Visa:

2.1. Holders of Diplomatic Passports and Official Passports of the Government, Diplomatic or Consular Missions who are going on official missions are exempted from visas or visa fees. This practice is subject to reciprocal agreements between Vietnam and the concerned countries. In addition to the documents specified in (1.4), the applicant must submit a note verbal or an official letter from a relevant agency of the Government, an Embassy or a Consulate accredited to Bangladesh or an international organization.

2.2. According to the Consular Agreement (1999) between Vietnam and Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Holders of Diplomatic/Official and International Passports with "official" seal are exempted from visa to visit Vietnam during period of less than 90 days.

3. A visa pre-approval clearance:

• According to the documents specified in (1.4), the applicant must provide a visa pre-approval(1) obtained through his/her sponsor(2) in Vietnam. The Embassy will issue visas only upon approval issued by the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam or by the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.
• If the applicant does not have a host/sponsor in Vietnam, he/she may contact the Embassy for assistance.

4. Processing Time:

• Monday and Thursday, 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00.
• Please do not make telephone inquiries on the status of your application. For further information, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy by email dhaka@mofa.gov.vn
• The Embassy is closed on Friday, Saturday, and during the Vietnamese & the Bangladeshi public holidays. Please take into account the observed holidays while planning your visa application and travel.

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Note: The pre- approval of immigration clearance can be obtained for you by your partner, host, representative, relative, friend or a travel agency in Vietnam ahead of time at the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam ( Address: 40a Hang Bai, Hanoi or 258 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City ).

Jul 03, 2016
Viet Nam Visa
by: Raafsan

Hi Susmit,

Thanks very much for the information. Well, It'd be great help if you could let me know the following answers:

1. Did you get your Viet Nam Visa from Dhaka? If yes, then was it sticker visa?

2. How did you manage pre- approval of immigration clearance? (If through Vietnamese Travel/Tour Agencies then what's your agency recommendation)

3. Did you show your bank statement, air ticket/itinerary and hotel booking info to the visa officer (As most of the travel agencies ask these docs; It's not been asked though)

4. How long did it take to have your visa?

5. How much you needed to pay as visa fee?

Thanks in advance for your help and would like to hear you back with your viet nam visa experience (I heard that getting viet nam visa from Dhaka is full of hassle)

Thanks,

Raafsan

Jul 04, 2016
Regarding Vietnam Visa
by: Susmiy

Hi Raafsan,

Yes, I got mine from Dhaka last time. Before that I got it from Sihanoukville in Cambodia which was about 2 year ago.

To get the Approval Letter, you can contact Tonkin Travels.

Add 164 Xuan Dieu St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone +84 4 3719 1180 - Fax +84 4 3719 1181
Mobile +84 978797009 - Email nga@tonkintravel.com
Web : www.tonkintravel.com
FaceBook Tonkin Travel Flickr Tonkin Pictures
Skype duong.nga85

I first submitted my application without the Approval Letter so the embassy asked me to submit one. Once I provided them with the Approval Letter, it took may be around a week. It was a sticker visa.

But apparently you can just travel with the Approval Letter and get your Visa Stamped in the Airport for USD 45.

Thanks,
Susmit

Jul 04, 2016
Need to know
by: Anik

Dear,
How many days they(Laos) want to deleveary for visa for a Bangladeshi passport holders if I apply from bkk,Thailand and how much visa fee for a tourists purpose ??

Jul 04, 2016
Lao Visa in Bangkok
by: Susmit

Hi,

Kindly refer to the previous post by Ishtiaque and me for all information. Anyway, as far as I know, it could take 1 to 2 days, i.e. if you submit your application on Monday morning and show that you will be travelling very soon, may be next day, there is a chance you can get it on the same day. Under normal circumstances for Bangladesh passport holders it takes 2 days including the day of submission.

Just copy pasting previous posts for your reference:
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Feb 23, 2016
Laos Visa in BKK
by: Susmit

Address Embassy of Laos in Bangkok: EMBASSY OF THE LAO P.D.R in Bangkok, Thailand,

520, 502/1-3 Soi Sahakarnpramoon, Pracha-Uthit Road,

Wangthonglang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand



Telephone: (+66) 2539-6667-8, (+66) 2539-4018

Fax : (+66) 2539-3827

Just go to the embassy and apply for your visa once you are in Bangkok. There is no Laos Embassy in Bangladesh, so applying in Bangkok is the only option. It takes 1 working day to process Lao Visa. Carry proof of hotel reservation with you, as Bangladesh nationals are required to submit Hotel Stay Confirmation during their visa application.

Hope this helps,

Susmit


Feb 23, 2016
Just to add some points with Susmit
by: Ishtiaque

I would also like to add few points with Susmit:

You should also need to show them a return air ticket from BKK to Laos ( Vientiane/Luang Prabang) and back to BKK or to other destination outside Laos. If you can manage to go before 12pm you will get visa on the same day in the afternoon. You can show a dummy air ticket ( As I did).

They will ask for a photocopy of debit/credit card ( They are not smart enough to understand whether the card can be used internationally or not) so you can use copy of any card but your name should match with the card holder's name.

On the visa they will not mention whether the travel must take place by road/air so I guess you can decide that at a later stage whatever suits you. I had limited time and I was travelling from Cambodia so I didn't take the risk and traveled by air.
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Hope these post by Ishtiaque & me answers your query.

Have a safe and wonderful travel! :)

Susmit

Jul 06, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Raafsan

Hi Susmit,

Thanks for your kind help. Really appreciate your assistance in this regard.

Thanks,

Raafsan

Jul 06, 2016
Forgot to answer
by: Susmit

Hi Raafsan!

You are welcome. Also forgot to mention about the Bank Statements/Solvency Certificate.

I submitted a statement as well as a solvency letter from my bank along with the application. Most probably it is necessary if you are applying in Vietnamese Embassy, Dhaka. But anywhere else the same is not required, a copy of your Credit Card will suffice. :)

Best,
Susmit

Jul 07, 2016
Vietnam Visa
by: Raafsan

Hi Susmit,

Great help mate! Thanks very very much for your kind help.

You are really a knowledge bank. You are the man! Appreciate your assistance as always.

Thanks again,

Raafsan

Aug 23, 2016
Overstay clearing
by: Anonymous

Hi
I came to Bangkok by tourist visa and now hold a job and I need to get a non b visa too. I am interested to know that if it is possible to get a non b from Lao or Cambodia holding Bangladeshi passport as far as I know many of the Indians and Pakistanis are also trying and I am not sure if anyone have been successful or not . Is there any travel agency here in Thailand or Lao or Cambodia can help ? Plz write in detail

Aug 23, 2016
Replying to the Question about Overstay and Non Immigrant Visa
by: Susmit

Hi,

First as your topic mentions 'Overstay', I will go to that. You can get an Extension for Only 7 days after the date which is mentioned in your Entry Stamp.(Most other nationals get an extension for 30 days but not Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Indians and some more) Failure to get out of Thailand may will lead to hefty fine as well as there is a new rule which bans the person concerned from entering Thailand. However, you need not panic.

The fine for overstaying is between 500 baht to 20,000 baht depending on the number of days you have overstayed.

Thailand Introduces New Overstay Rules !
These rules apply to the Alien giving himself up at immigration and are as follows :

Overstay more than 90 Days – 1 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 1 Year – 3 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 3 Years – 5 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 5 Years – 10 year ban from Thailand

There is Thai Immigration Office in Chaengwatana called Immigration Division I. They can help you out when it comes to applying for a Thai Non Immigrant visa which is required for anyone who is working, studying, etc.

Address: Chaeng Watthana 13 Yaek 3-2-15, Thung Song Hong, Lak Si, Bangkok 10210

Kindly note that Bangladesh nationals CANNOT apply for Thai Visa in the nearby Thai Embassies, such as Thai Embassy in Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), etc. You need to go back to Bangladesh if you intend to apply for your visa in a Thai Embassy or Consulate.

The Immigration Division I office allows anyone who is already in Thailand to apply for a conversion of his/her visa. So, if you do not want to go outside Thailand, that is the only viable option according to me.

You need all required documents from your employer stating the position of your service, type of industry, salary, etc.

I am currently in Bangkok and will be here till the 25th of August, if you need some help, mail me on susmitpaul2009@gmail.com

Hope the information is of some help.

Good Luck,
Susmit

Aug 23, 2016
Great Effort
by: Ishtiaque

Thanks a lot Susmit for putting your effort to help the guy out.

However I will request everyone to follow the visa policy wherever you are going to keep yourself safe and keep the process easier for next applicant. Please don't misuse/abuse policy of any country which may affect your homeland's reputation.

Sep 10, 2016
Thanks for discussion
by: Md. Arije

Hi,
Susmit,Ishtiaque and all others above commenters.......

I got Philippine visa last week and applied for Malaysian visa on the day of getting my Philippine visa. After getting Malaysian visa I will apply for Myanmar at 21 on this September. It's noted that I have already Chinese and Singapore visa on my passport.

In that regard I made a travel itinerary like-
Dhaka>Myanmar(Yangon)>China(Guangzhou)>Singapore>Malaysia then Philippine. But my point is if I wish to go Laos,Cambodia,and Vietnam;
1. Can I get Laos visa from Myanmar at Laos embassy in Yangon?
2. Is it possible to get Vietnam visa from Malaysia or any other which I mentioned above?
3. How many day's need to get Vietnam visa from bd?
4. How many days need to keep in hand for applying Vietnam visa from bd?
It may helpfully to make travel itinerary if I got proper information.

Thanks.

Sep 14, 2016
Lao visa in Myanmar is ok
by: Duangpy

Md. Arije,

I don't know about Vietnam visa, but for Lao visa you can get it from in Myanmar at Laos embassy in Yangon.

All the best,

Nov 15, 2016
Laos from malayesia
by: mahfujul hoque chy

If i want to visit Laos from malayesia kuala lumpur As a Bangladeshi passport holder is it possible to visit Laos by air?

Nov 15, 2016
Re:Visiting Lao by Air
by: Susmit

Hi,

Yes, you can visit Laos by air. From KL you can take a flight to Vientiane or Luang Prabang irrespective of your nationality. However, as a Bangladesh national you will be required to obtain your visa prior to your arrival, as Visa On Arrival is not available for Bangladesh national at the border points including airports in Laos.

There is no Laos Embassy in Dhaka, so you will need to apply for Lao Visa in Kuala Lumpur or in any other Lao Embassy.

Hope the above information helps.

Best,
Susmit

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