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vietnam visa in laos?

Posted by annalouisas on 26/12/2007 at 22:02

we'll go from savannakhet(laos) to Dong Ha (vietnam)

can we get a visa 4 vietnam in Savannakhet?
how many days does it take?
what does it cost?

is it possible to get the visa anywhere else in the south of laos (we'll enter laos from cambodia)like Pakse or Champasak?

or should we get our visa 4 vietnam in Phnom Penh?
(we'll have to wait 4 our laos visa anyway)
what would this cost us?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/12/2007 at 05:07 admin

Yes you can get a visa in Savannakhet. You can read the details on getting a Vietnamese visa in Savannakhet here.

I think it's possible to arrange them in Pakse, but I'm not 100% sure of that. Not in Champasak.

Vietnamese visas in Phnom Penh are straightforward to arrange - either by going to the embassy yourself (recommended) or doing it via a travel agent. Cost varies depending on how quick you need it -- expect to pay around $25-30 depending on the service you opt for.

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Posted by annalouisas on 27/12/2007 at 05:13

thanks. found out there's a consolate (only) in champasak & pakse.
should we fill in the application form (download from internet ) or is this only necessary when doing a direct "visa on arrival"?

anna

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/12/2007 at 05:16 admin

You'll need to fill out the form when you apply for the visa at the consulate -- they'll have a supply of them I'm sure, so no real need to get it off the net.

A consulate in Chamapask -- that's a surprise! If you could post their details here would be appreciated as I'll add it into the site.

Cheers

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Posted by annalouisas on 27/12/2007 at 05:41

sorry, got it mixesd up: there's one in pakse(in champasak province).
so i found this:

Consulate of Vietnam in: Pakse
Address: #31, Banphab?t, Paksé, Champassak
Phone: (856) 3121 2058
Fax: (856) 3121 2827
email: ksvnps@laotel.com

Consulate of Vietnam in Svanakhet
Address: 118 Si-Sà-Vàng-Vông, Muong Khanthabouli, Savanakhet
Phone: (856) 4121 2418
Fax: (856) 4121 2182
email: tlsxavan@laotel.com

got all of this from: http://projectvisa.com/

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Posted by phili_g on 7/1/2008 at 18:16

Is it possible to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang or Vientiane? We are going from Vientiane to Hanoi and need to sort our visas before then.

We had originally planned to get our visas in Bangkok but as we only arrive on a Friday evening we will need to spend the weekend in Bangkok, then apply for visas on Monday morning and then wait the 1-4 working days for the visa which eats in to our time. Is there anyway we can rush through a visa in Bangkok in a day or so?

Also I have seen travel agents on the web advertising visa on arrival for HCMC and Hanoi? Is this a safe and reliable method for obtaining a visa for Vietnam?

Thanks
Philip

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Posted by nguyejo on 7/1/2008 at 21:30

Posted from within Vietnam.

Can I get a visa for Laos at the Lao Bao border crossing?

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Posted by ernieh on 8/1/2008 at 03:23

You can obtain a Vietnam tourist visa (30 days) for $30 in Phnom Penh. It takes one day to process and for some reason cheaper than obtaining one from the Vietnam embassy. I got mine from a travel agent called "Worldwide Travel" near Boeng Kak Lake. BKL is refered as the Lakeside or backpacker area.

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Posted by nguyejo on 8/1/2008 at 04:38

Posted from within Vietnam.

We are going from Hue into Laos, crossing over at Lao Bao. We hope to visit Laos for a week. Can we get the visa for Laos at the border (Lao Bao)?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/1/2008 at 08:14 admin

Hi Nguyejo -- yes, Lao visa on arrival is available at Lao Bao.

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Posted by nguyejo on 8/1/2008 at 09:24

Posted from within Vietnam.

Thanks, Somtam2000, for the infos about visa. Does anyone has any advice for our one week backpack travel in Laos? We would like to visit Vientianne and Luang Prabang. Any recommendation on cheap motels at either place? Please help. Thanks.
nguyejo

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Posted by sunshine87 on 11/7/2008 at 19:51

Could someone please answer the question from above I think was missed..

"Is it possible to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang or Vientiane? "

We are going from Chang Mai to Laos (overland) and then We are going from Luang Prabang to Hanoi (flying). Then from Saigon to PP Cambodia (overland) we currently have no visas so please advise the best way to sort it out.

Thanks so much!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2008 at 06:24 admin

Yes you can get a visa for Vietnam in Vientiane. I'm not sure about Luang Prabang though. perhaps contact the embassy in Vientiane and ask -- another tack could be to get an agent in Luang prabang to run your passport down to VTE but that would take a few ideas, and no ideas on what it would cost.

For Cambodia I'd suggest getting visa on arrival.

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Posted by sunshine87 on 15/7/2008 at 05:23

thank u!! Does anyone know if you can get a visa for Vietnam in luang prabang? As we done have time to go to Vietnam?or can you buy it on arrival in Hanoi airport? Or from chang mail?

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Posted by Digitalis on 10/1/2009 at 18:59

Has anyone used the Laos to Vietnam border crossing at Na Phao & Cha Lo?
We will be in Tha Khaek in Laos and want to cross to Hue in Vietnam.
On paper it looks the most convenient crossing but cannot find any info on whether it is or not.

Would it be better to go to Savannakhet and use the Dansavanh & Lao Bao crossing to Hue ??
Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks.

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Posted by jpaheslop on 17/11/2009 at 07:33

Posted from within Vietnam.

VIETNAMESE VISA IN PAKSE/TRAVELLING ONTO VIETNAM:

It's a doddle - $40 and issued immediately from the friendly people at the consulate next to the Sabadee (Sawasdee?)II guest house in the city centre. The consulate is open in the morning and the afternoon.

As of yesterday, there are daily Tour buses (except sat/sun) to Hue/Dong Ha for about 100,000 kip (US$12) - stock up on sandwiches/frozen water though, because the restaurant stop half way is an absolute rip-off (for farang - westerners).

Tip: buy a pillow from the market in Pakse for $2 - there were envious eyes looking at ours on the bus - it really does come in handy.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 17/11/2009 at 08:50 admin

jpaheslop: that's very helpful - thanks for the report!

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