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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

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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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.

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