Visa requirementsTo 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.
For further information, please view the relevant helpsheet below for the country or countries you are travelling to.
Wendy Wu Tours does not guarantee that you will be issued a visa for your holiday as each passenger has different personal circumstances, the decision to approve a visa is down to the relevant Embassy. Wendy Wu Tours acts as a third party with no influence on the visa decision.
The relevant Embassy or Consulate has the right to request the applicant to provide additional supporting documents or to come to the Embassy or the Consulate 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 so, please let us know.
PassportsAll British Citizens 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 Citizen, 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 Citizen passport holders. The visa process varies dependent on which country you are due to visit; further details can be found below.
Looking for a list of visa requirements/helpsheets by country? please click here.
ChinaYes, a visa is required for British Citizen 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 your helpsheet for further information.
Important changes to China Visa Process, please read the following information.
To read our FAQs about your Chinese Visa application, please click here.
To view our up-to-date helpsheet on how to complete your Chinese Visa application form, please click here.
VietnamBritish Citizen passport holders are exempt from needing a visa for Vietnam for stays less than 15 days and for travel up until 30th June 2021. If you are due to travel after 30th June 2021 or staying more than 15 days then a visa is required. Please refer to the helpsheet for further information.
IndiaYes, a visa is required for British Citizen 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)
CambodiaYes, a visa is required for British Citizen 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.
BurmaYes, a visa is required for British Citizen passport holders. Please refer to the helpsheet for further information.
LaosAs 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.
JapanA visa is not required for British Citizen passport holders. If you hold any other passport type other than a British Citizen, then please check with the Embassy of Japan regarding entry requirements.
Hong KongA visa is not required for British Citizen passport holders.
DubaiA visa is not required for British Citizen passport holders. If you hold any other passport, then please check with the United Arab Emirates Embassy regarding entry requirements.
South AmericaA visa is not required for British Citizen passport holders for any of the South American countries that we visit.
It is recommended that you have at least 6 months validity on your passport from time of entry into South America. If you hold any other passport, or have any queries in regards to entry requirements then please check with the relevant countries embassy.