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Does a Thai citizen need a passport for a day trip into Laos of can they get in and back with any other documents?

Thai citizens can go to the Lao P.D.R. with the I.D.They need a border Pass,with a photo,to make on the border.It's good for 2 nights,but can be extended by the Lao Immigration.With the Passport they can stay a month,no charge.

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A Thai person can cross the border into Laos at the Friendship bridge at Nong Khai using their ID card. The cost is 30 baht if I remember correctly. They will need a passport photo and be required to fill in a form and attach the photo. If that Thai person uses a passport they will pay the same as a Farang - $35 US dollars or Baht 1300.

My Thai wife and i crossed there last month to get my Non Imm "O" visa

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A Thai person can cross the border into Laos at the Friendship bridge at Nong Khai using their ID card. The cost is 30 baht if I remember correctly. They will need a passport photo and be required to fill in a form and attach the photo. If that Thai person uses a passport they will pay the same as a Farang - $35 US dollars or Baht 1300.

My Thai wife and i crossed there last month to get my Non Imm "O" visa

A thai citizen does not get charged (only minimal fee) for entering Laos with a passport. Been 3 times with the wife on a passport.

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A Thai person can cross the border into Laos at the Friendship bridge at Nong Khai using their ID card. The cost is 30 baht if I remember correctly. They will need a passport photo and be required to fill in a form and attach the photo. If that Thai person uses a passport they will pay the same as a Farang - $35 US dollars or Baht 1300.

My Thai wife and i crossed there last month to get my Non Imm "O" visa

Wrong! :o I drive to Lao many times,my,Thai,wife travel on her,Thai Passport.She does not pay the 35$ or 1300 Baht,and never did.

The daily pass may cost 20 or 30 Baht,long time since she used it.

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A Thai person can cross the border into Laos at the Friendship bridge at Nong Khai using their ID card. The cost is 30 baht if I remember correctly. They will need a passport photo and be required to fill in a form and attach the photo. If that Thai person uses a passport they will pay the same as a Farang - $35 US dollars or Baht 1300.

My Thai wife and i crossed there last month to get my Non Imm "O" visa

Wrong! :o I drive to Lao many times,my,Thai,wife travel on her,Thai Passport.She does not pay the 35$ or 1300 Baht,and never did.

The daily pass may cost 20 or 30 Baht,long time since she used it.

Another point to note is that it is necessary to show birth certificates for any accompanying children.

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Does a Thai citizen need a passport for a day trip into Laos of can they get in and back with any other documents?

I am Thai and I have a passport. Last trip I and husband visited Laos with 2Thai friends.

I did use only passport to cross the border at the Nong Kai bridge. 2Thai friends have no passport so they went to the Nong Kai city hall and paid 60Baht each to get the 'temporary border pass'(dont know the English term for this but just translated word by word. It is one A4 paper with photo,take a photo there).

We also paid for the bus ticket after the passport checkpoint.(about 20 or 30 Bht/person,really forgot how much).But I also saw many peple walked cross the bridge.

Thai dont need to pay for a VISA but for my husband paid 30$ at the Laos immigration office,near by the passport checkpoint in Laos.

The way back at the passport checkpoint to Thailand. The officer did not return the 'temporary border pass' to friends. It can be used only once.

Hope this one day trip info can help some.

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Does a Thai citizen need a passport for a day trip into Laos of can they get in and back with any other documents?

I am Thai and I have a passport. Last trip I and husband visited Laos with 2Thai friends.

I did use only passport to cross the border at the Nong Kai bridge. 2Thai friends have no passport so they went to the Nong Kai city hall and paid 60Baht each to get the 'temporary border pass'(dont know the English term for this but just translated word by word. It is one A4 paper with photo,can take a photo there.) With the 'temp border pass',Thai can live in Laos for 3 days,with passport can live 1month.

We also paid for the bus ticket after the passport checkpoint.(about 20 or 30 Bht/person,really forgot how much).But I also saw many peple walked cross the bridge.

Thai dont need to pay for a VISA but for my husband paid 30$ at the Laos immigration office,near by the passport checkpoint in Laos.

The way back at the passport checkpoint to Thailand. The officer did not return the 'temporary border pass' to friends. It can be used only once.

Hope this one day trip info can help some.

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Does a Thai citizen need a passport for a day trip into Laos of can they get in and back with any other documents?

I am Thai and I have a passport. Last trip I and husband visited Laos with 2Thai friends.

I did use only passport to cross the border at the Nong Kai bridge. 2Thai friends have no passport so they went to the Nong Kai city hall and paid 60Baht each to get the 'temporary border pass'(dont know the English term for this but just translated word by word. It is one A4 paper with photo,can take a photo there.) With the 'temp border pass',Thai can live in Laos for 3 days,with passport can live 1month.

We also paid for the bus ticket after the passport checkpoint.(about 20 or 30 Bht/person,really forgot how much).But I also saw many peple walked cross the bridge.

Thai dont need to pay for a VISA but for my husband paid 30$ at the Laos immigration office,near by the passport checkpoint in Laos.

The way back at the passport checkpoint to Thailand. The officer did not return the 'temporary border pass' to friends. It can be used only once.

Hope this one day trip info can help some.

Spot on!

I don't think you can walk over the Bridge(to save the 20 Baht for the bus?)but they let you walk up to the middle of the Mekhong,to take some photos and so.

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Looks like there are a few dif.opinions on this and I'm sure you are all correct, in Laos just like in Thailand the interpretation of the laws are made by the person behind the desk...glad the driver of our minibus back in December made the decission that we were not going over the bridge, wouldn't have looked too good for this farang (who was in charge of the trip) to have the 9 members of the wifes family turned away for whatever reason....side note: NBigalke interesting name, your hubby pick it?

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Carnwadrick I don't think everyone is correct. Most are but NOT all. For one i.e. Bicko is dead WRONG. Subject to exceptions and circumstances provided for in the rest of the Framework, Article 1 of the ASEAN (to which BOTH Laos and Thailand are component Member Countries of) Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption, Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2006, states in NO UNCLEAR TERMS the following:

Member Countries, where applicable, shall exempt citizens of any other Member Countries holding valid national passports from visa requirement for a period of stay of up to 14 (fourteen) days from the date of entry, provided that such stay shall not be used for purposes other than visit. Citizens of Member Countries who enter another Member Countries for other purposes or for a stay exceeding the days allowed under the laws and regulations of the host countries are required to apply for appropriate visas or passes.

Source: http://www.aseansec.org/18570.htm

See also http://www.mofa.gov.la/consular/Visas.htm

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