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Vietnam visa in Bkk??!! 0____0

Posted by soQQuadro on 24/8/2009 at 08:02

Does anyone know how long would it take and the cost of it??
thankSS

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Posted by BruceMoon on 24/8/2009 at 09:01

The 'visia' post on Travelfish ( here ) states:

Vietnam
Popular visa types: Tourist

The Tourist Visa for Vietnam must be issued before arrival and the typical visa is valid for 30 days. Depending on the consulate or embassy that issues it, the visa begins to expire from the day it is issued...

The cost of a Vietnamese visa varies tremendously depending on where you apply -- a Vietnamese tourist visa costs A$70 in Sydney, Australia, but just US$25 in Jakarta, Indonesia and US$30 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Yet, a (supposed) VN embassy site says US$50 - 85. And, 5 to 7 days...

Go here , and it includes the address.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam doesn't say how much a visa costs (look here ) so, it may now be open market prices :(

Also look here for a statement that it costs 1500baht.

If you happen to be going to Phnom Penh or Sihanhoukville, the processing time may be quicker.

Cheers

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2009 at 09:21 admin

Am pretty sure this is the official website for the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok I think the sites noted by BM above are travel/visa agents, so not surprising their pries are higher.

There's some price and consular info on the Embassy site, including some details on the express fees -- they say 1-4 day turnaround.

Travelhappy has a good write-up on getting a Vietnamese visa in Bangkok which may be of use -- some of the comments at the end suggest it is now a four day service, but that next day service is available (for a premium).

Cheers

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Posted by soQQuadro on 24/8/2009 at 10:13

thansalot bruce and somtam :D
mmh. I can just hope that is still $30 !! well I think I'll do it there instead of here in NZ. probably I'll end up paying the same but what the ****. I'll give me a bit of a mission once in Bangkok.
thanks again boys :)))

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Posted by BDV on 24/8/2009 at 15:42

soQQuadro:

VN Visa definitely not USD30.00 in Bangkok anymore....think the rate for the 30 day Visa now is THD1850 (same price quoted by Embassy staff and travel agents).

There are a few travel agents around who still say they can get for THB1,500.

If you passing through Cambodia, way better to get in Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville.

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Posted by soQQuadro on 25/8/2009 at 06:02

alright. still cheaper than here. thanks,
going " clockwise" so cambodia will be the last country to visit be4 returning to bangkok and catch the flight home :))

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Posted by mattocmd on 25/8/2009 at 12:58

I did it in Bangkok two years ago and costed $100!!! They said this was my only option.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/8/2009 at 13:40 admin

matto - was that a last minute, I need the visa in five nano seconds style deal? or some kind of multiple entry/business style visa? Price seems very high.

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