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Posted by christine1423 on 15/8/2011 at 15:31

Hi all,

I am really worried as I have made a very silly mistake. we arrive on9/9 and depart 9/10. in total this is 31 days and not 30. I was going to do VOA but am now getting worried. What can you guys advise.
Thank you
Christine UK

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Posted by travellingsarah on 15/8/2011 at 21:51 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

The visa's for a month, not 30 days, but that's immaterial in your case as September is only 30 days. I don't think you'll have a problem getting in with a VOA but getting out is the problem: I don't really know the real implications of leaving a day after your visa expires (I've heard various report) but if you want to be safe you'll need to extend your visa once you're here. Unfortunately that's really expensive at the moment but might be OK by the time you arrive. Sorry I can't give more definite information.

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Posted by vietnamrum on 16/8/2011 at 16:27

Posted from within Vietnam.

There is no problem of overstaying by two days. They will not charge for that. You may get some will try saying big problem. Just state There is no problem overstay for 2 days.

If you stay longer it was $5 a day though i think it is $10 now.

I overstayed 10 days a couple of years ago and went overland into Cambodia.
They said to go back to Saigon, I replied i had paid before, later thinking oops might of been a different country.

I said no problems and paid the $5 per day at that time.

so 2 days no fine.



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Posted by TripAdvisor on 16/8/2011 at 16:50

Posted from within Vietnam.

hi again

Please check all details on the visa letter authority: full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, nationality, date of issue and expiry of passport. If all information is correct, you get visa at the airport ( in Hanoi or Saigon) easily without problem

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Posted by NiallD1986 on 18/8/2011 at 20:11

If arriving from Cambodia across land. What is the best Visa purchase option. Someone in a different thread metioned buying it in Phnom Pen. Does that make sesne where abouts in Phnom Penh would i buy a visa for vietnam ?

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Posted by vietnamrum on 19/8/2011 at 18:13

Posted from within Vietnam.

If you are traveling overland ensure you read

It is a brilliant site on all information regarding Cambodia.

Vietnam Phnom Penh Address: 436 Monivong, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA

if you go to the beach in Sihanoukville

Vietnam embassey at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 10 Ekreach- Khan Mittapheap
2 minutes up the hill from the town area.

The Sihanoukville Vietnam embassy is brilliant, fast turn around and the people are really nice.

If you decide to phone the boss and tell him you have quit, it is easy to get visa extension within Vietnam. All travel agents do them, though always check several agents.

Vietnam visa can be tourist visa or business visa (nothing required to get business visa, to work you require a work permit that is different again)

1 month visa / 3 sometimes 6 sometimes 12 month. Within still restricted to 3 months max but can be extended 3 more times then on to 1 month 4 times.

single entry and multi entry.


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Posted by vietnamrum on 19/8/2011 at 18:15

Posted from within Vietnam.

Embassy of Vietnam in Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Address: 436 Monivong Blvd., Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh
Phone: (855) 23 726 28
Fax: (855) 2372 6273

Consulate General of Vietnam in Sihanouk Ville, CAMBODIA
Address: 310 Ekreach- Khan Mittapheap – Sihanouk City
Phone: (855) 3493 3669
Fax: (855) 3493 3669

Consulate General of Vietnam in Batambang, CAMBODIA
Address: Road No.3, Batambang province, CAMBODIA
Phone: (855) 5395 2894
Fax: (855) 5395 2894

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