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Obtaining vietnamese visa in Pnomh Penh

Posted by nzchanty on 24/1/2008 at 00:11

Hi everyone,

Can you recommend where to get our vietnamese visas from in Pnomh Penh? We will be there for 5 days, I hope that is long enough. Do you also have a rough idea of cost?

Thanks again

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/1/2008 at 09:39 admin

The Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh is a good place to start -- costs are around the US$30 mark dependent on your nationality and how quick a service you require.

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Posted by spy on 30/1/2008 at 04:55

We were wondering about this option also. We would prefer to get the visa in PP rather than pay 39 pounds UK and send off our passports etc but we also don't want to waste anytime or have any doubt over our onward travel.......therefore does anyone know is it a straight forward process to get a Vietnamese visa in PP or should we get one before we leave UK?

thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 30/1/2008 at 14:07 admin

It's exceedingly straightforward -- nothing more than filing out a form, paying the fee and returning to pick up your passport when it's complete. Some travellers opt to use a travel agent for the service, but there's no real need to in my opinion.

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Posted by spy on 30/1/2008 at 17:19

Thanks for the reply. Looks like we will get the visas in Phnom Penh and also save ourselves quite a bit of money!

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Posted by nzchanty on 30/1/2008 at 19:01

Thanks for all your help. It really has put our mind at ease

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Posted by nzchanty on 7/2/2008 at 15:03

A couple more questions... We arrive on a Sat and the embassy is not open, can travel agents or guest houses help us on the days that the embassy is not open?
We leave on the Wednesday morning. Can visas be issued in 2 days? (We both have New Zealand passports)
Thanks again

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Posted by marianwarren on 7/2/2008 at 15:24

Hi nzchanty

We arranged our viet visas through our hotel desk - can take 1, 2 days (cheaper if you have more time there) - just arrange as soon as you arrive - very easy and efficient.

Travel well

Marian

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Posted by nzchanty on 7/2/2008 at 15:26

Thanks Marian, will do that (-:

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Posted by travelman1956 on 24/7/2008 at 02:15

One more wrinkle. Does the approval letter come with the visa when using a travel agency/guest house or Vietnam Embassy in Phnom Penh?

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Posted by cambtek on 26/8/2008 at 15:13

Use a travel agent like 5 oceans in street 178,no mess, no fuss.

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