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Vietnam Visa

Posted by Nixxypie on 20/8/2011 at 11:07

Hi guys,

I'm currently in Chiang Mai and myself and a friend decided as a spur of the moment thing to go to Vietnam. We were looking at applying for a visa online but we're not sure which companies are real and if any are fakes as we don't want to pay the money and arrive to find we have no visa, or get completely over charged.

We are travelling to Bangkok tonight on the sleeper train and staying in Bangkok 1 night before getting a bus to Siem Reap for 2-3 nights, Phnom Penh for 1 night then bus to HCMC. We were going to go to the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok but it is closed on Sundays.

I have tried searching the forum for up to date information about reliable websites but I'm not having much luck finding any. I've also looked at the possibility of getting one in Phnom Penh but because we're only there for 1 night and leaving the following day I'm not sure if I want to leave it so late in case we have any problems.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated asap. Thank you.

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Posted by travellingsarah on 20/8/2011 at 15:36 TF writer

Unless it's changed recently, if you're travelling overland you won't be able to get a VOA (the one you get online) so you will need to organise it in advance. Looks like you'll have to replan your schedule or at least allow for an extra day or so in PP just in case. Lots of information on this site about VOA companies to use if you decide to go by air to HCMC.

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Posted by vietnamrum on 20/8/2011 at 19:17

Posted from within Vietnam.

have a look at -
https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/vietnam/15546_visa

ensure you read
http://www.canbypublications.com/cambodia/overland.htm

as stated you can only get VOA on flights in.

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Posted by 69bertie on 1/9/2011 at 16:50

Posted from within Vietnam.

yes, no land crossing with VOA. You can only pick the visa up, on arrival, at any of the 3 international airports.
On how it works...... http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293921-i8432-k4034347-All_questions_about_Visa_on_Arrival_VOA_please_read_here-Vietnam.html

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Posted by Nixxypie on 2/9/2011 at 16:05

Thanks for the advice guys. We went to Phnom Penh and got it done in one day for $45 at the embassy. At first the guy said it would take 2 days but with a bit of begging he did it in about 6 hours.

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