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Old 08-10-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What countries have you traveled to where you needed to have a visa before you arrived at the country's borders or airport?
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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China and Vietnam.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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Russia and Turkey (had to buy it at the border).
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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So far only India. I had to send my passport with some forms and small photos to the nearest consulate 370 km away. I think India is in the process of making a VOA system for many countries now, though.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:27 AM
 
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China, although I needed a letter of approval before getting a VOA in Vietnam.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:42 AM
 
Location: U.S. / U.K.
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China and my approval came super fast, which actually surprised me.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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China and Russia.

Got the Chinese visa in Hong Kong from a rather dodgy looking visa agency. To my surprise, everything was fine. The Austrian Consulate recommended him, because the official visa office handled Austrian applications a bit slow at that time. Our Chancellor and Foreign Minister both met the Dalai Lama in 2012, so the Chinese government was a bit pissed at that time.

Dalai Lama in the hometown of Heinrich Harrer

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Old 08-11-2014, 02:15 AM
 
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Russia.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Russia
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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Almost all, except Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro
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