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Vietnam visa dates

  • fivesilver

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    Sorry if this has been dealt with already - I'm in a hurry with a dodgy internet connection.

    Just got a Vietnam visa in Vientiane. It's got two dates on it, stating "valid from" and "until".

    Are these specific dates between which I can be in Vietnam? Or do I just have to enter between these dates and get stamped for 30 days?
    I've ben given conflicting information, and need to know for certain very soon.

    #1 Posted: 28/6/2009 - 08:43

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  • BruceMoon

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    fivesilver

    To get the visa you HAD to nominate dates.

    From others' posts here on Travelfish, as long as you enter within a reasonable period from the 'begin' date (ie say within 10 days) your 30 days will operate from then.

    If in doubt, talk to the immigration person at the border/airport. Or the embassy you got the visa from.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 28/6/2009 - 09:31

  • fivesilver

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    Thanks Bruce,
    I naively handed the pasports to a travel agent who told me not to worry abut filling in the application - she must have filled it in herself.

    Next dumb question:
    If I try to enter just a few days before the visa expires, with a view to getting an extension, what are the chances of being turned back?

    #3 Posted: 28/6/2009 - 09:44

  • BruceMoon

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    fivesilver

    I really don't know.

    I doubt you'd get knocked back, but I'm completely unsure of how many days you'd get in Vietnam.

    I don't know where you are now, but if there is an embassy nearby (or where you'll be soon), go and talk to them, they'd be in a better position to advise.

    Cheers

    #4 Posted: 28/6/2009 - 10:35

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