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Border Crossing - Muang Khoua - Dien Bien Phu

  • redmill

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    Any info regarding this crossing would be appreciated.

    #1 Posted: 28/11/2007 - 08:47

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  • somtam2000

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    You can read about the Sop Hun/Tay Trang crossing (I assume that is the one you mean) in a couple of places on Travelfish - links below:
    Visa and border crossings FAQ
    Original report from Matam

    #2 Posted: 28/11/2007 - 11:31

  • CatBa

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Either way it is OK, now.

    HOWEVER, you must obtain a VN visa BEFORE approaching border.

    VN representation in Laos:

    /-----------------------------
    Consular Services
    Thatluang Road
    Vientiane
    Tel: +856-(0)-21-413-400
    Fax: +856-(0)-21-413-379
    +856-(0)-21-414-601
    E-m: dsqvn@laotel.net
    -----------------------------/

    /-----------------------------
    Consular Services
    31 Ban Pha Bat Tinh
    Pak Xe
    Champassak Province
    Tel: +856-(0)-31-21-2058
    Fax: +856-(0)-31-21-2827
    E: ksvnps@laotel.com
    -----------------------------/

    /-----------------------------
    Consular Services
    118 Si-Sa-Vang-Vong
    Muong Khan-Tha-Bu-Li
    Savannakhet
    Tel: +856-(0)-41-21-2418
    Fax: +856-(0)-41-21-2182
    E: tlsxavan@laotel.com
    -----------------------------/

    BTW, if you extend your visa in VietNam (Tourist visas can be extended in most provincial capitals - other visas ONLY in Ha Noi, Da Nang and HCMC - do NOT pay in USD$ - all companies are required BY LAW to accept VN Dong AND the government will accept either USD$ OR VN Dong - just bought my residential permit by paying in VN Dong.

    Finally, there are ATM's in both Dien Bien Phu and Son La.

    #3 Posted: 30/11/2007 - 17:23

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