In an age of social media and mobile apps, travelers in Thailand and Vietnam are taking their time getting their passports stamped, taking out a taxi or going online to find out if they are eligible to visit.
But how long should you spend on a trip?
What is the minimum length?
And should you use a Thai-language tour guide or a guide who speaks English?
The answers to those questions are in this guide to Thailand and Vietnamese tourism.
Read More , or, a guide to the region who is also bilingual, will be able to guide you.
Travelers in Thailand can be eligible to enter a country if they have been living there for three months or more.
If they have not been in Thailand for a year, or have not lived in the country for more than six months, they can be denied entry.
If a person has a valid passport, they will need to present it to an immigration official in the Philippines or Thailand, the two countries that have the highest visa issuance rates in Southeast Asia.
For those traveling on a visa, the maximum number of days they can stay in the United States is four.
In some cases, a person may be eligible for expedited entry into the U.S. if they live in the U: they can enter the U, stay for at least 30 days, and then apply for a green card.
The rules for those entering the U with a greencard apply the same way they apply for an immigrant visa.
If you’re planning on visiting Thailand or the Philippines for the first time, read the rules below to understand what you should do before you enter Thailand or leave the U altogether.