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Vietnamese Visa in Luang Prabang

Posted by shunter on 31/8/2008 at 07:59

Hi all,
i know this question has been asked a fair bit but i havnt read a definite answer saying yes or no or information on where and how. I know i can get one in Vientiane but im hoping to bypass this city and fly straight to Luang Prabang from Thailand. And i read the thread about getting one online. would prefer to get it in person.

So can i get a Vietnamese Visa in Luang Prabang? Any ideas on cost? how long will it take? Where can I get it from?
Much Appreciated
Shane
p.s. if it makes a difference im an Australian citizen. i will be traveling with two others, one is Irish, the other is Aussie.

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Posted by SBE on 31/8/2008 at 16:20

Have you checked whether there is a Vietnamese consulate in LP? My guess is not. Why not get the visa in BKK if you don't want to go to Vientiane?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/9/2008 at 07:14 admin

Yes you can get it in Luang Prabang .

Check the website for the Vietnamese consulate in Luang Prabang for more information.

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Posted by luk3y on 1/9/2008 at 17:38

Looks like we can fly straight there mate! :P

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Posted by shunter on 2/9/2008 at 16:30

Cheers for the help somtam
i checked up on the website and it looks like they issue visas for $25US, also read on the lonely planet forum site that they offer a 3 day regular service and an express service for $30. Sorted. Though it looks like i will be heading through Vientiane anyway now.
p.s. gday Lukasz, looking forward to the trip hey.

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Posted by shunter on 2/9/2008 at 16:34

to SBE
wasnt planning on staying in BKK before heading to Laos. prefer to avoid large cities if possible, though i will be staying a couple of days after visiting Vietnam.

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Posted by luk3y on 2/9/2008 at 20:55

Hey Mate,

Sure am looking forward to the trip :D

can't wait to arrive in Nong Khai, hopefully all the troubles will be sorted in BKK and we'll be able to get the over-nite train without any hassle.

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Posted by rkiper01 on 30/9/2012 at 11:43

Yes, you can get a visa to Vietnam at the consulate in Luang Prabang. Just did it a few days ago.

For an American passport same day\next day\2day are available for $65\50\40. Hours in October 2012 were M-F 7-11:30 amd 13:30-16:30.

See HO 174 on the map http://www.hobomaps.com/LuangPrabangMidMap.htm

Look for Sun Way hotel on Google map, it's across the street (I've added the consulate to Google maps but it will take a few days until it shows up)

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Posted by Greatlookinguy on 2/10/2012 at 14:24

That is a nice piece of info about Vietnam visas in Luang Prabang. No need to leave it till Vientiane for me :-))

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 3/10/2012 at 13:13

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2670/3877282405_6839bd629b_o.jpg

Yep you can get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang. Cost is $60/55/45 for same/next/2day service.

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Posted by kellyrose on 25/10/2012 at 23:49

if you will travel by air to vietnam, you could get a visa on arrival online instead of seeking for the consulate to apply for visa. there are a lot of online agencies that could help you with this. last month my husband used this site www.govietnamvisa.com with no trouble at all, it was easy and quick. you only need to complete the application form at the site and get the approval letter, that's all, the visa will be picked at arrival airport. can do it wherever you want. wish you have a good trip! share photos if you have time!

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Posted by kellyrose on 26/10/2012 at 00:00

if you will travel by air to vietnam, you could get a visa on arrival online instead of seeking for the consulate to apply for visa. there are a lot of online agencies that could help you with this. last month my husband used this site www.govietnamvisa.com with no trouble at all, it was easy and quick. you only need to complete the application form at the site and get the approval letter, that's all, the visa will be picked at arrival airport. can do it wherever you want. wish you have a good trip! share photos if you have time!

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