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Vietnam visa in Bkk??!! 0____0

  • soQQuadro

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    Does anyone know how long would it take and the cost of it??
    thankSS

    #1 Posted: 24/8/2009 - 08:02

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  • BruceMoon

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    The 'visia' post on Travelfish ( here ) states:

    Vietnam
    Popular visa types: Tourist

    The Tourist Visa for Vietnam must be issued before arrival and the typical visa is valid for 30 days. Depending on the consulate or embassy that issues it, the visa begins to expire from the day it is issued...

    The cost of a Vietnamese visa varies tremendously depending on where you apply -- a Vietnamese tourist visa costs A$70 in Sydney, Australia, but just US$25 in Jakarta, Indonesia and US$30 in Bangkok, Thailand.


    Yet, a (supposed) VN embassy site says US$50 - 85. And, 5 to 7 days...

    Go here , and it includes the address.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam doesn't say how much a visa costs (look here ) so, it may now be open market prices :(

    Also look here for a statement that it costs 1500baht.

    If you happen to be going to Phnom Penh or Sihanhoukville, the processing time may be quicker.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 24/8/2009 - 09:01

  • somtam2000

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    Am pretty sure this is the official website for the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok I think the sites noted by BM above are travel/visa agents, so not surprising their pries are higher.

    There's some price and consular info on the Embassy site, including some details on the express fees -- they say 1-4 day turnaround.

    Travelhappy has a good write-up on getting a Vietnamese visa in Bangkok which may be of use -- some of the comments at the end suggest it is now a four day service, but that next day service is available (for a premium).

    Cheers

    #3 Posted: 24/8/2009 - 09:21

  • soQQuadro

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    thansalot bruce and somtam :D
    mmh. I can just hope that is still $30 !! well I think I'll do it there instead of here in NZ. probably I'll end up paying the same but what the ****. I'll give me a bit of a mission once in Bangkok.
    thanks again boys :)))

    #4 Posted: 24/8/2009 - 10:13

  • BDV

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    soQQuadro:

    VN Visa definitely not USD30.00 in Bangkok anymore....think the rate for the 30 day Visa now is THD1850 (same price quoted by Embassy staff and travel agents).

    There are a few travel agents around who still say they can get for THB1,500.

    If you passing through Cambodia, way better to get in Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville.

    #5 Posted: 24/8/2009 - 15:42

  • soQQuadro

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    alright. still cheaper than here. thanks,
    going " clockwise" so cambodia will be the last country to visit be4 returning to bangkok and catch the flight home :))

    #6 Posted: 25/8/2009 - 06:02

  • mattocmd

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    I did it in Bangkok two years ago and costed $100!!! They said this was my only option.

    #7 Posted: 25/8/2009 - 12:58

  • somtam2000

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    matto - was that a last minute, I need the visa in five nano seconds style deal? or some kind of multiple entry/business style visa? Price seems very high.

    #8 Posted: 25/8/2009 - 13:40

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