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Useful Information Regarding Visas & Passports

Validity: A valid passport is essential when you when you travel abroad. Although your passport has been issued for 10 years (5 years for children), you should note that some overseas countries have an immigration requirement for a passport to remain valid for a minimum period after the date of entry to that country (typically 6 months). All countries require that your passport is valid both on the day you arrive and on the day you leave. If your passport is in its final year of validity, you are advised to check the requirements of the country(ies) before you make final travel plans.

Children and young people: Your children will also need their own passports – even infants under two years old.

If you are still unclear about this information then please seek guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office by visiting their website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Please note that the FCO no longer offer information via telephone so this should be removed if you currently state this.

PLEASE NOTE: All visas require passports to be valid for 6 months after date of return. Most visas also have time restrictions from date of issue – please check embassy website for details. For countries which do not require visas there are also restrictions on length and type of visit – please check embassy website for details.

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12. INDIA

Rules about visas applicable to UK citizens as follows:

1. CHINA

A visa is required when entering China and must be applied for in advance. As of 11th January 2016, most British passport holders will be granted a 2 year Chinese visa for 90 days each stay. It is now one flat price for British passport holder no matter what Visa you apply for. However, in most case, it is 2 year multiple visa and 90 days each stay. When booking your China tour with Emperor Tours we will provide the necessary documentation and handle the application on your behalf.

2. VIETNAM

From 01 July 2015 to 30 Jun 2016 no visa is required if stay is for 15 days or less. If longer than 15 days or double-entry then a visa is required when entering Vietnam.

3. LAOS

A visa is required when entering Laos and can only be obtained on arrival at entry airport. Landing visa is obtainable without preapprovals. Visa fee is 35 USD per person. The immigration authority at the port of entry will collect the fee. Passport photos are also required.

4. CAMBODIA

A visa is required when entering Cambodia and can be obtained in advance or on arrival at the entry airport. Below is a link to their website which explains the procedure for this – http://www.cambodianembassy.org.uk/ Visa in advance fee is £25.
Visa on arrival is obtainable without preapprovals. Visa fee is 30 USD per person. This money is to be paid to the immigration authority at the port of entry. Passport photos are also required.

5. MYANMAR (BURMA)

A visa is required when entering Myanmar and must be obtained in advance. The quickest and easiest method is to apply for an eVisa. A link to their website which explains the procedure for this is as follows – http://www.evisa.moip.gov.mm/index.aspx. Visa in advance fee is US$ 50.

6. JAPAN

UK and Irish passport holders are NOT required to obtain a visa for tourist purposes.

7. SINGAPORE

UK and Irish passport holders are NOT required to obtain a visa for tourist purposes.

8. MALAYSIA

UK and Irish passport holders are NOT required to obtain a visa for tourist purposes.

9. NEPAL

A visa is required when entering Nepal and can be obtained in advance or on arrival at the entry airport. Below is a link to their website which explains the procedure for this – http://www.nepembassy.org.uk. Visa in advance fee is£20.
Visa on arrival is obtainable without preapprovals. Visa fee is 25 USD per person. This money is to be paid to the immigration authority at the port of entry. Passport photos are also required.

10. MONGOLIA

A visa is required when entering Mongolia and must be obtained in advance. Below is a link to their website which explains the procedure for this – http://www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk. Visa in advance fee is £40.

11. THAILAND

UK and Irish passport holders are NOT required to obtain a visa for tourist purposes.

12. INDIA

UK and Irish passport holders are required to obtain a visa in advance. The quickest and simplest way is an e-Tourist Visa. Details can be found on the High Commission of India website here https://www.hcilondon.in/pages.php?id=28

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