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Vietnam visa in laos

  • bliprogers

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    is it easy enough to get a visa for vietnam in Laos, or shall i try one of the border crossings or airport (that is if I fly from Vientiane to hanoi)???

    #1 Posted: 8/7/2006 - 06:51

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    You cannot get Vietnamese visas on entry at the land borders -- you have to arrange it in advance. You can get it on-arrival at Hanoi airport though.

    personally I'd just get it in advance in Vientiane.

    #2 Posted: 8/7/2006 - 07:47

  • ReneHanoi

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    You can only get visa-on-arrival in Hanoi airport if you have a stamped authorization doc from Vietnamese immigration. Don't expect just to show up and get a visa on arrival at the airport. Scandinavians and most asians don't need visa for up to 15 days. See visa section on www.vietnamtourism.com.

    #3 Posted: 8/7/2006 - 08:33

  • chunk79

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    Be warned that Vietnames visa in Laos are quite expensive. In Vientiane we payed $50 at the embassy and had to wait 3 days. I subsequently saw them at travel agencies advertised for $45/$55/$65 for 3/2/1 day turnarounds. THey may be cheaper elsewhere in Laos I'm not sure.

    #4 Posted: 11/10/2006 - 15:48

  • mattaysmith

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    Chunk79 was it difficult getting the Vietnam Visa in Vientiane? Was language or any other difficulties?

    The price itself isn't a problem as it is still cheaper than getting the visa here in the UK and as I am going in 22 weeks I don't feel comfortable posting my passport. Are the visa's from travel agents mentioned legit? I thought you would have to get the visa from the embassy.

    #5 Posted: 10/1/2009 - 00:33

  • mattaysmith

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    *meant to say 2 weeks not 22 weeks

    #6 Posted: 10/1/2009 - 00:34

  • jojow25

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    Hey Mattaysmith - did you get your Vietnamese Visa sorted in Laos? Would be good to hear of your experience with that. Cheers.

    #7 Posted: 20/9/2009 - 11:16

  • gillerz960

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    Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

    #8 Posted: 15/2/2010 - 10:33

  • gillerz960

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    Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

    #9 Posted: 15/2/2010 - 10:33

  • gillerz960

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    Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

    #10 Posted: 15/2/2010 - 10:33

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  • gillerz960

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    Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

    #11 Posted: 15/2/2010 - 10:33

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    An update for single entry visas into Vietnam purchased at the Vientiane Vietnam consulate (which you need to use the back alley entrance due to construction at this time). I went in today after lunch (Friday) and the gentleman told me that same day was $55, for a Monday pick up it would be $50 or Tuesday $45. Since I am flying out to Cambodia tomorrow morning, I opted for the “right now” option. Filled out the paper work and had my passport complete with single entry visa in less than five minutes.
    Safe journeys.

    #12 Posted: 5/11/2010 - 18:33

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