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Vietnam visa in laos

Posted by bliprogers on 8/7/2006 at 06:51

is it easy enough to get a visa for vietnam in Laos, or shall i try one of the border crossings or airport (that is if I fly from Vientiane to hanoi)???

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/7/2006 at 07:47 admin

You cannot get Vietnamese visas on entry at the land borders -- you have to arrange it in advance. You can get it on-arrival at Hanoi airport though.

personally I'd just get it in advance in Vientiane.

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Posted by ReneHanoi on 8/7/2006 at 08:33

You can only get visa-on-arrival in Hanoi airport if you have a stamped authorization doc from Vietnamese immigration. Don't expect just to show up and get a visa on arrival at the airport. Scandinavians and most asians don't need visa for up to 15 days. See visa section on www.vietnamtourism.com.

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Posted by chunk79 on 11/10/2006 at 15:48

Be warned that Vietnames visa in Laos are quite expensive. In Vientiane we payed $50 at the embassy and had to wait 3 days. I subsequently saw them at travel agencies advertised for $45/$55/$65 for 3/2/1 day turnarounds. THey may be cheaper elsewhere in Laos I'm not sure.

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Posted by mattaysmith on 10/1/2009 at 00:33

Chunk79 was it difficult getting the Vietnam Visa in Vientiane? Was language or any other difficulties?

The price itself isn't a problem as it is still cheaper than getting the visa here in the UK and as I am going in 22 weeks I don't feel comfortable posting my passport. Are the visa's from travel agents mentioned legit? I thought you would have to get the visa from the embassy.

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Posted by mattaysmith on 10/1/2009 at 00:34

*meant to say 2 weeks not 22 weeks

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Posted by jojow25 on 20/9/2009 at 11:16

Hey Mattaysmith - did you get your Vietnamese Visa sorted in Laos? Would be good to hear of your experience with that. Cheers.

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Posted by gillerz960 on 15/2/2010 at 10:33

Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

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Posted by gillerz960 on 15/2/2010 at 10:33

Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

#9 gillerz960 has been a member since 17/11/2009. Posts: 16

Posted by gillerz960 on 15/2/2010 at 10:33

Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

#10 gillerz960 has been a member since 17/11/2009. Posts: 16

Posted by gillerz960 on 15/2/2010 at 10:33

Hi, I got my Vietnam visa in Vientiane from the Vietnamese consulate about a month ago. It was quite expensive, $80 for a multi entry visa but it was ready the next day and was really easy to get.

#11 gillerz960 has been a member since 17/11/2009. Posts: 16

Posted by chergood on 5/11/2010 at 18:33

An update for single entry visas into Vietnam purchased at the Vientiane Vietnam consulate (which you need to use the back alley entrance due to construction at this time). I went in today after lunch (Friday) and the gentleman told me that same day was $55, for a Monday pick up it would be $50 or Tuesday $45. Since I am flying out to Cambodia tomorrow morning, I opted for the “right now” option. Filled out the paper work and had my passport complete with single entry visa in less than five minutes.
Safe journeys.

#12 chergood has been a member since 18/3/2010. Location: Canada. Posts: 4

Posted by PoppyHeart on 24/10/2014 at 21:17

If you fly to hanoi, you should apply for Vietnam visa upon arrival at Hanoi airport (Noi Bai airport), it is fast and cheap. Procedures are very easy, all done online.

#13 PoppyHeart has been a member since 26/9/2014. Location: Vietnam. Posts: 31

Posted by comtam3000 on 18/12/2014 at 16:37

I sorted out my Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang, cost me right around $60 US and took 3 days.

#14 comtam3000 has been a member since 4/6/2014. Location: United States. Posts: 73

Posted by richardnash on 13/7/2017 at 08:18

Hi, on reading some of these posts (which are quite old) am i ok getting a 90 day visa for Vietnam in Laos or should i try and get one in Bangkok (i read only 30 day visa's were available here, but again old post's)? We will be entering Vietnam by land not flying.

#15 richardnash has been a member since 10/3/2017. Posts: 1

Posted by DLuek on 14/7/2017 at 04:25 TF writer

I reckon Vientiane should be fine. If you want to do Bangkok, I just stopped by the embassy there and was told 3-month tourist visas are available for most nationalities. Costs 3,700 baht and takes 4 work days. It's open 09:00-11:30 and 14:00-16:30 and very easy to reach on Wireless Rd just south of Phloen Chit BTS Station.

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