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... 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).

And even the trip to Nong Kai City Hall is not necessary, as there are quite a few persons around that will take care of creating a border pass - including the photo. Happened to us three months ago, when 3 Thai Nationals with ID-Card only wanted to visit Vientianne for a day. Costs for the local service was 100 Baht per person.

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Rip off .... Thais can get a single day at the border for 30 baht. Only ID is required. If they are going for multiple days, a border pass issued by Nong Khai City Hall is required. Furthermore I believe that this multiple border passes are only issued for those living in Nong Khai and surrounding border villages.

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Thanks for the useful information gentlemen and ladies.

Since teelack (a thai citizen with a thai passport) and I are not married but will be traveling to Laos in September could I get your experiences re: no problems with us sharing a room in Laos? :o

Sorry if it's a little off topic, but I hate to start a string for this little matter.

~WISteve

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Thanks for the useful information gentlemen and ladies.

Since teelack (a thai citizen with a thai passport) and I are not married but will be traveling to Laos in September could I get your experiences re: no problems with us sharing a room in Laos? :o

Sorry if it's a little off topic, but I hate to start a string for this little matter.

~WISteve

Doubt if even the commies have room police, Steve :D

But watch out, they do drive on the right hand side of the road...not sure if you have to change halfway across :D

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and to add, the Lao allow citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, The Philipines, Malaysia Japan and Russia visa free entry, I'm not entirely sure about the duration, but I do know Vietnamese, Cambodians and Thais get 30 days.

......if they have a passport, otherwise they (the Thais) will get 2 days only on just the Thai ID.

And to WI Steve I would say...... DO NOT WORRY!

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and to add, the Lao allow citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, The Philipines, Malaysia Japan and Russia visa free entry, I'm not entirely sure about the duration, but I do know Vietnamese, Cambodians and Thais get 30 days.

......if they have a passport, otherwise they (the Thais) will get 2 days only on just the Thai ID.

And to WI Steve I would say...... DO NOT WORRY!

OK... Here's a summary of what has been written so far...

If Thai and has ID card -- 3 days, 2 nights for about 100 Baht... true from what you have experienced???

If Thai and has passport -- 14 days or 30 days AND WHAT IS THE FEE... ???

Can we get an update on this from someone who really knows? The devil is in the details, ya know?

Maybe gzu88bv knows the answer on this? ;-)

Many thanks -- me and my Thai GF will be going to Laos next week!

Cheers,

dseawarrior

:o

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OK... Here's a summary of what has been written so far...

If Thai and has ID card -- 3 days, 2 nights for about 100 Baht... true from what you have experienced???

If Thai and has passport -- 14 days or 30 days AND WHAT IS THE FEE... ???

Can we get an update on this from someone who really knows? The devil is in the details, ya know?

Maybe gzu88bv knows the answer on this? ;-)

Many thanks -- me and my Thai GF will be going to Laos next week!

Cheers,

dseawarrior

:o

If Thai with ID Card......Border Pass about 100 Baht.......2 nights..........may extend in Lao up to a week,fee about 200 Baht.

If Thai with Passport........30 days............NO fee........10 Baht to the unfriendly Police at the entry desk......

Have a good time :D

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The border pass can be obtained directly at Friendship bridge so no need to go down to the city hall.

Loittle shops will do the visa for your thai friends - they charge about 120 baht Vs 60 baht if you go to the town hall

NOTE

This service stops at about 4.30 pm (when the town hall shuts) so useful only if you get there in time.

Coming back closes for the border passes is 10pm - but I have seen people do it later.

ANyone with a ID card )i.e. 15 and over) can do this (THai that is) as said under 15's need their Thia birth certificate and be travelling with a relative - not even mother or father -we've taken neices and nephews often.

I do the trip about once every 6 weeks - we live near by and like Laos.

As the shop bought visa takes about 1/2 hour - and getting the Farang Laos Visa takes about 1/2 hour - I go across ahead of the family - they always arrive just as I get my visa on the Laos side and we usually cross within 5 minutes of each other.

First timers may want to stay together but makes the crossing a lot longer - especially in the warmer months.

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