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Your ‘Unofficial’ Visa Guide for Asia & Australia Your ‘Unofficial’ Visa Guide for Asia & Australia

Your ‘Unofficial’ Visa Guide for Asia & Australia

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Written by Adam Whitehouse

Posted, 12th May 2022

Last Updated: 108Oct 2023

As the title of this blog suggests, the information below is ‘unofficial’ and should be used as a guide to help you and all your travel buddies navigate the world of visa requirements. It’s very important that you do your own research and validate the below information, as things can change.

If you do find any of the below information to be incorrect or confusing, please let us know, as we rely on our community to ensure that everyone has the easiest and most hassle-free experience while travelling with us 🙏🏼

At the bottom of this blog, you’ll find a list of important links to official websites to help!

Visas for Thailand 🇹🇭

For most travellers, Thailand is a very easy country to visit with a simple ‘Visa on Arrival’ process. This includes a long list of different countries, including; the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and most of Europe.

The ‘Visa on Arrival’ allows you 30 days when entering Thailand by air or 15 days when visiting the Kingdom of Thailand by land.

If you don’t qualify for the ‘Visa on Arrival’ you can apply for a visa here

Always ensure you have at least 6 months validity on your passport before you commence travel or apply for a visa.

Always ensure you have at least 6 months validity on your passport before you commence travel or apply for a visa.

⚠️ It’s important you check your own visa eligibility as we are not visa experts, and the information provided is general in nature. ⚠️

Visas for Vietnam 🇻🇳

For some, Vietnam is a very easy country to visit with a simple ‘Visa on Arrival’ process for nationalities such as the UK (not including Ireland) and a few other countries.

The ‘Visa on Arrival’ allows you 45 days when entering Vietnam. If you need longer or if your country does not qualify for the ‘Visa on Arrival’, then you can apply for a one-month visa either online or at your local Vietnamese consulate.

You can apply for a 1-month e-visa via the official ‘National Web Portal of Immigration’ here. There is a whole FAQ section to help with any concerns you might have; you can find that here. It’s important to allow at least 5-7 working days for the visa to be processed.

IMPORTANT: Check your own visa eligibility as visas requirments can vary from country to country. This blog is just a guide and not an official source of information.

IMPORTANT: Check your own visa eligibility as visas requirments can vary from country to country. This blog is just a guide and not an official source of information.

⚠️ It’s important you check your own visa eligibility as we are not visa experts, and the information provided is general in nature. ⚠️

Visas for Bali 🇮🇩

For most travellers, Bali is a very easy country to visit with a simple ‘Visa on Arrival’ process. There are over 40 countries eligible to travel to Bali through the VOA scheme, and the visa can be obtained on arrival for a small fee. Be sure to do your research, as each country/passport can have different rules. It’s your responsibility to ensure you’ve ticked all the necessary boxes to enter Bali hassle-free.

You can apply for an E-VOA ahead of time, this is not essential but it will definitely save you time at the airport after the long flight. Paying in advance will prevent you from queuing at the VOA kiosk on arrival. You can apply by clicking here. Your visa should be processed immediately after payment, but we suggest getting this sorted at least 7-10 days before travel to avoid any delays. There are some super useful FAQs on the official Bali government site here.

Pro Tip: Fill out your customs declaration form while you are waiting at the airport to board your flight. This can be completed upto 3 days before entering Bali and again will save you time on arrival.

Pro Tip: Fill out your customs declaration form while you are waiting at the airport to board your flight. This can be completed upto 3 days before entering Bali and again will save you time on arrival.

Visas for Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

For most travellers, Sri Lanka is an easy country to visit with a simple ‘Visa on Arrival’ process. This visa is issued for a duration of 30 days and can be arranged by applying online here. It’s important that you apply for this prior to travel, as you may be asked at check-in when arriving at the airport.

There is an FAQ section on the official Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) website. Click here to take a read!

⚠️ It’s important you check your own visa eligibility as we are not visa experts, and the information provided is general in nature. ⚠️

Visas for Australia 🇦🇺

You sure will do! There are a couple of options, and we suggest you organise this sooner rather than later, as the application time can vary. We’ve broken down those options below;

Travel Only (No work) 🏄‍♀️

If you’re only looking at travelling in Australia and have no intentions of working or doing a longer stay, then you’ll need to apply for a tourist visa ‘Electronic Travel Authority – Subclass 601‘. This is typically for 3 months and can be applied for online. Find out more here.

Work & Travel (Working Holiday) 🦘

If you intend on working whilst travelling in Australia, then you’ll need a ‘Working Holiday Visa’ (417) or ‘Work and Holiday Visa’ (462), depending on which country you’re from.

You can find out more and apply for your Visa via the Australian Government website. It’s a pretty simple process, but as always, it’s important that you double-check things yourself before you apply/begin your travels.

There is also another option for those individuals looking to stay for upto 1 year in Australia (without working). Click here to find out more about the Subclass 600 Visitor Visa.

There is also another option for those individuals looking to stay for upto 1 year in Australia (without working). Click here to find out more about the Subclass 600 Visitor Visa.

⚠️ It’s important you check your own visa eligibility as we are not visa experts, and the information provided is general in nature. ⚠️


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Written by Adam Whitehouse

Adam’s an exceptionally tall human and one of the co-founders at Feel Free Travel. You’ll often find him near the beach sitting in front of his laptop with a coffee in hand. When he’s not bashing away at his keyboard he’ll have a camera in hand shooting some cool and exciting new content!

Posted, 12th May 2022

Feelfree

Written by Adam Whitehouse

Adam’s an exceptionally tall human and one of the co-founders at Feel Free Travel. You’ll often find him near the beach sitting in front of his laptop with a coffee in hand. When he’s not bashing away at his keyboard he’ll have a camera in hand shooting some cool and exciting new content!

Posted, 12th May 2022

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