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)???
#1 bliprogers has been a member since 4/5/2006. Posts: 20
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.
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.
#3 ReneHanoi has been a member since 3/7/2006. Posts: 54
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.
#4 chunk79 has been a member since 27/2/2006. Posts: 9
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.
#5 mattaysmith has been a member since 8/11/2008. Posts: 6
*meant to say 2 weeks not 22 weeks
#6 mattaysmith has been a member since 8/11/2008. Posts: 6
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.