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.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,788
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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.
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.