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Visa Extension Issue

Posted by csw on 13/8/2009 at 21:59

Posted from within Vietnam.


We got our vietnam visa in phnom penh and for various reasons only got a 15 day category D visa.

We tried to get an extension in hoi an but they said it can only be done in hanoi. Now we are in Hanoi and are being quoted $65 and have been told that it will take 5 days.

Our visa runs out on saturday 15th, the travel agent assures us that as long as we have applied for an extension we are entitled to stay whilst it is processed despite this meaning that we have over-run our initial visa.

Can anyone confirm that this is the case and whether $65 is a fair price.


#1 csw has been a member since 10/7/2009. Posts: 1

Posted by anhluc on 14/8/2009 at 04:56

The $65 seems a bit high, maybe they are picking-up on your sense of urgency and trying to exploit the situation.

You will be alright to stay. My daughter went in on a 30 day visa, and stayed 11 weeks. Somewhere along the line, well after the initial visa expired, she got a new one. I traveled back home with her and there were no problems at the airport when we were trying to leave, and I don't recall them even blinking an eye over the lapse of visa coverage.

#2 anhluc has been a member since 15/5/2009. Posts: 32

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