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  • bradmcfc81

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    Im off to vietnam for a month at the end of september,then on to Cambodia to do a TEFL course.I was going to get a 6 month visa ,so that i could re-enter vietnam at some point after ive finished the course in cambodia (the course is 5 weeks) .However,ive been in touch with Trailfinders Visa department,who have advised me not to try and get a 6 month visa ,as the embassy will ask for all sorts of documents and it could take a long time to sort out,if at all.he suggested either the 1 month/3 month as there would be no hassle involved.Any advice?

    #1 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 22:56

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  • anhluc

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    There is allot of truth to that. I have even applied for 3 month visas only to be issued a 1 month visa. Many people speculate it is just the government trying to generate more cash flow - which might be true. They get real leary of people who want to stay longer for whatever reason, hence the additional documentation.

    If you only hope to return to Vietnam the one time after being in Cambodia, no big deal, just get another visa. Of course you will have to pay an additional fee. If you were trying for frequent border crossings during your stay in Cambodia, then I would press for the longer visa with multiple entries. You did say that you would be in Vietnam one month and Cambodia for five weeks. A 3 month visa, multiple entries would suit you fine, and Trailfinders said they could accomodate that. If your return stay to Vietnam will extend beyond the 3 months, you can renew while you are in the country.

    #2 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 04:29

  • bradmcfc81

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    So,if i got a one month visa for vietnam initially,then applied for a 3 month visa once i have finished my course in Cambodia,that would be ok? I know there is a Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh ,so i could obtain another visa there.

    #3 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 06:51

  • BruceMoon

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    Brad

    You've nailed it.

    Cheers

    #4 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 08:45

  • bradmcfc81

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    cheers bruce / anhluc !

    #5 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 09:21

  • violets

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    I don't know where you're getting your visa from, but in Sydney, I've always had the greatest success getting my visas from a Vietnamese travel agency. Probably because they deal with Vietnamese visas all the time and speak the language, they have always been able to give the latest information and get me exactly what I want. If possible get information from A Vietnamese travel agency in your city.

    #6 Posted: 9/7/2009 - 11:12

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