Sorry if this has been dealt with already - I'm in a hurry with a dodgy internet connection.
Just got a Vietnam visa in Vientiane. It's got two dates on it, stating "valid from" and "until".
Are these specific dates between which I can be in Vietnam? Or do I just have to enter between these dates and get stamped for 30 days?
I've ben given conflicting information, and need to know for certain very soon.
#1 fivesilver has been a member since 3/8/2008. Posts: 39
To get the visa you HAD to nominate dates.
From others' posts here on Travelfish, as long as you enter within a reasonable period from the 'begin' date (ie say within 10 days) your 30 days will operate from then.
If in doubt, talk to the immigration person at the border/airport. Or the embassy you got the visa from.
I naively handed the pasports to a travel agent who told me not to worry abut filling in the application - she must have filled it in herself.
Next dumb question:
If I try to enter just a few days before the visa expires, with a view to getting an extension, what are the chances of being turned back?
#3 fivesilver has been a member since 3/8/2008. Posts: 39
I really don't know.
I doubt you'd get knocked back, but I'm completely unsure of how many days you'd get in Vietnam.
I don't know where you are now, but if there is an embassy nearby (or where you'll be soon), go and talk to them, they'd be in a better position to advise.