Visas and border crossings forum

Vietnam - Visa on arrival - does it work?

  • sprengja

    Joined Travelfish
    10th November, 2007
    Posts: 4


    We plan to fly to Saigon from Bangkok. As we stay in Bangkok just for 4 hours we have to get visa for Vietnam in advance. There are some offers in the internet that you can get visa on arrival for vietnam. They charge you about 12 Euro and you get a visa approval letter. They say you have to show it at the airport and will get a visa for US$ 25,-. This seems much cheaper than if you try to get the visa at the embassy in Austria (€ 72,-) - but does it work??? Who has experience with this visa on arrival?
    Maybe you know a good adress to get this visa. It is not possible to get this approval letter from the embassy in Austria - they told me that nothing like this exists!
    Thanks for your answer!

    #1 Posted: 13/11/2008 - 00:43

  • Advertisement

  • somtam2000

    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7371
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Yes, this service does exist, though I've not used it myself. perhaps others who have will be able to chip in.

    #2 Posted: 14/11/2008 - 03:44

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Quick Question: Do you get a full page visa upon entering Vietnam (Visa on Arrival in AP) ... By Sethlake on 22 Dec 2010 3 4365 6 Jun 2011
vietnam visa on arrival ? ... By mrasia on 26 Oct 2006 3 8595 25 May 2011
On arrival visa to Vietnam for Uganda ... By annajulianna90 on 5 Dec 2013 0 1144 5 Dec 2013
No problems with Vietnam Visa on Arrival ... By DLuek on 17 Feb 2009 4 9174 3 Jul 2010
Vietnam - Visa On Arrival Photo Requirements - help please ... By kjsuf1 on 16 Jun 2013 3 8830 17 Jun 2013
Visa to LAO, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM - on arrival or from the consulate ? ... By air420 on 2 Dec 2014 14 3201 26 Dec 2014
Vietnam e-Visa/ Visa on Arrival ... By tayls on 16 Apr 2009 17 22827 6 Aug 2010
Vietnam Visa on arrival for Indian passport holders ... By jayanraj on 10 Nov 2009 2 8568 10 Nov 2009
Does arriving w/o photo for Vietnam Visa on Arrival slow things? ... By Chilliano on 1 Dec 2014 2 1096 3 Dec 2014