Passports

All British nationals require a full passport for all holidays with Wendy Wu Tours and this should be valid for at least six months after the date of your scheduled return home. If you are not a British national, other regulations may apply to you and you should check with the nearest embassy of the country you intend to visit.

Please note that for certain trips, we will require your passport details prior to accepting your booking. Furthermore, if you renew your passport after you have booked, it is important you advise us of the new details as soon as possible and you may be required to take your old passport with you to maintain the validity of the trip.

Do I need a visa?

Unlike many other tour operators, we include any required visas in the price of our tour for British passport holders. The visa process varies dependent on which country you are due to visit; further details can be found below. For further detailed information, please view the required helpsheet at the bottom of this page.

China

Yes, a visa is required for British passport holders. As you can only apply for the Chinese visa in your country of residence, we ask you to send us your completed application forms, passport and passport sized photographs to our London office 6-8 weeks prior to your departure. Please refer to the helpsheet for further information.

Vietnam

British passport holders are exempt from needing a visa for Vietnam for stays less than 15 days and for travel up until 30th June 2017. If you are due to travel after 30th June 2017 or staying more than 15 days then a visa is required. Please refer to the helpsheet for further information.

India

Yes, a visa is required for British passport holders. As the Indian visa is an electronic visa, you do no not need to send us your actual passport. All we require you to do is to complete the application form and send it to us with a clear colour photocopy of your passport photo page as well as a photograph. We will then email/post you the visa once completed. An E-Visa is only valid for stays less than 30 days and for one single entry only (you cannot leave India and then return back)

Cambodia

Yes, a visa is required for British passport holders. If you are travelling to Cambodia only, then you do not need to send us your actual passport. As we apply for your Cambodia E-Visa online, all we need is the completed visa form, photograph and a clear coloured copy of the main photo page in your passport will be suffice. If you are travelling to another country that requires a visa as well as Cambodia, we may need your actual passports. If you are arriving to Cambodia via boat as opposed to a flight, then you will need to send us your passports for processing through the London embassy. For more information, please see the helpsheet below.

Burma

Yes, a visa is required for British passport holders. Please refer to the helpsheet for further information.

Laos

As there isn’t an embassy in the UK that issues Laos visas, a visa is to be obtained on arrival. The cost of the visa is approximately US$35-40 per person and one passport sized photo is required.

Japan

A visa is not required for British passport holders. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the Embassy of Japan regarding entry requirements.

Hong Kong

A visa is not required for British passport holders.

Dubai

A visa is not required for British passport holders. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the United Arab Emirates Embassy regarding entry requirements.

South America

A visa is not required for British passport holders for any of the South American countries that we visit. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the relevant countries embassy regarding entry requirements.

South Africa

A visa is not required for British passport holders. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the South African Embassy regarding entry requirements.

Russia

A visa is required for travel to Russia. Russian visas are NOT included in your holiday cost and we recommend you contact the Russian Embassy regarding entry requirements.

Australia

A visa is required for entry into Australia. For UK passport holders this comes in the form of an electronic visa which, when acquired online through the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, and is free of charge.

New Zealand

British passport holders can enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to 6 months on arrival without a visa, provided you can satisfy an Immigration Officer that you meet the requirements of the immigration rules. Visitors must have an onward ticket. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the New Zealand Embassy regarding entry requirements.

Visa requirements

Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process, once you have booked, all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form. 

To enable us to process your visa, we will need your passport and visa application forms 8 weeks before your departure. We would normally expect to have to keep your passport for a maximum of 4 weeks to allow for the visas application process. If you need your passport back earlier, then please let us know, and we can arrange an ‘express’ visa service at an additional charge.


Please note: The Chinese Embassy or the Consulate General has the right to request the applicant to provide additional supporting documents or to come to the Embassy or the Consulate General for an interview. In the event you are asked to attend an interview, we will notify you immediately with the times and the dates.

If you wish, you can organise your own visa. If you wish to do so, please let us know.

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