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Getting Vietnam visa from Phnom Penh reliable?

Posted by lampostx on 25/10/2006 at 11:05

hi there,

We will be heading towards Vietnam in February 2007. Will be stopping over in Phnom Pehn before taking the boat to Chau Doc.

Is it fairly easy/reliable to get a Vietnamese visa from Phnom Penh? I've read that it costs $35'ish for 1 day wait and that I can get it from either a travel agent or through the Vietname embassy.

To get it from Canada (where we're from) before travel, it would cost us almost $100 with courier fees and such included, gasp!

Much thanks for any advice!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2006 at 15:09 admin

Hi lampostx,

Welcome to Travelfish!

Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh is easy as pie. US$25-35 depending on how fast a service you want -- best to go to the embassy yourself, but any travel agent will be able to help you if you wish.

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Posted by lampostx on 25/10/2006 at 23:03

Thank you so much! Would you by any chance, know of reputable travel agents that handle the visa arrangements well? If not, no worries, we'll shop around or go to the embassy.

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Posted by pauljaymes on 29/10/2006 at 05:48

If you can nip down to the Vietnamese consulate in Sihanoukville, they'll knock you out a visa in under 20 minutes for $33. There's absolutely no need to use agents.

#4 pauljaymes has been a member since 10/7/2006. Posts: 75

Posted by Georgie on 29/10/2006 at 19:37

Posted from within Vietnam.

Every hotel/guesthouse in Phnom Penh will gladly arrange a visa for you but, if you have the time, go to the embassy, as everyone else will add on their bit of commission. Having said that sometimes by the time you've paid your moto/tuktuk fare to drop it off and pick it up you might as well have just used the hotel service!

#5 Georgie has been a member since 9/10/2006. Posts: 14

Posted by DakLak on 10/11/2006 at 02:34

The Cambo consulates are:

Consular Services
436 Monivong
Phnom Penh
Tel: +855-(0)-23-362-531
E: embvnpp@camnet.com.kh

Consular Services
Road No.3
Batambang
Batambang Province
Tel: +855-(0)-53-952-894
E: lsqvnbat@camintel.com

Consular Services
Sihanoukville
Tel: +855-(0)-153-45-361
E: consul@camintel.com

The last one even cuts visas on Sundays!

#6 DakLak has been a member since 28/8/2006. Posts: 57


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