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myanmar visa in hanoi

Posted by prisonbreak on 17/12/2009 at 09:53

anybody took it recently?
what are the price and requirements?
thanks

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Posted by prisonbreak on 22/12/2009 at 21:01

nobody?????

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/12/2009 at 09:17 admin

Have just dropped our man in Hanoi a query on this -- will report back when I hear anything.

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Posted by prisonbreak on 23/12/2009 at 10:04

thanks a lot i m looking forward to his answer
what about the chinese visa? is it still impossible to get it there?

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Posted by prisonbreak on 29/12/2009 at 08:36

did your man come back???

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Posted by theCATALYST on 29/12/2009 at 09:23

Posted from within Vietnam.

If you have overstayed for, say a week, how much is the penalty for each day? And given this situation and that your visa has been renewed once, do they allow you to be given another chance for renewal? What is the worst consequence for this? Would you be deported right away and be blocklisted?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/12/2009 at 15:20 admin

prisonbreak I asked him a couple of days ago -- he said he was going to look into it -- haven't heard anything more yet!

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Posted by theCATALYST on 4/1/2010 at 17:42

Posted from within Vietnam.

He may have failed to break the prison! Lol.
Seriously, friends answered some of the issues I raised. Travel operators would be able to negotiate with contacts at immigration to extend the visa for a month at a cost of 140USD. Then if you intend to extend again after a month, you must make an exit first and can come back to get a maximum of 3 months for business visa for only 15USD. Well, that is if you are a citizen from any Southeast Asian country, like in my case. Good thing is that, I was told, there is no time limit for the exit. You can cross the border in Laos or Cambodia, for instance, stay for an hour near the border and wait for the next bus to come back to Vietnam. You can do it, but in this situation, it's better to stay for maybe 2 days or more in Laos or Cambodia or Thailand and enjoy the chance of just being there for a while.

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Posted by prisonbreak on 4/1/2010 at 19:53

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what are you talking about catalyst?
this has nothing to do with the subject

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/1/2010 at 06:54 admin

I asked him again the other day -- still waiting for an answer. Will bell him again today.

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Posted by theCATALYST on 5/1/2010 at 08:48

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My apologies.

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Posted by prisonbreak on 13/1/2010 at 10:59

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still nothing?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/1/2010 at 11:29 admin

prisonbreak: Nope sorry -- not a word. I've asked him repeatedly -- can't get good help these days.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/1/2010 at 20:28 admin

Finally received something:

"It's US$25 for one month for most nationalities and it takes four days to process. For Americans, however, it takes longer and they may be called in for an 'interview.'"

Hope that helps

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Posted by prisonbreak on 14/1/2010 at 08:37

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finally!!!
it used to be 20$ and 3 days processing so an update was necessary
ok thanks a lot

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Posted by prisonbreak on 18/1/2010 at 17:19

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mahout i can understand that people dont know but what I dont understand is why people post false information!!!!

Went today to apply for a tourist visa at the Myanmar embassy
it s still 20$ 2 IDs and 3 days processing
It took me 5 mn to do the whole process since I was the only one
that is the current information!!!!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2010 at 13:25 admin

Tks for the update -- I reposted what our guy in Hanoi said, I'll let him know you found different.

Cheers

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Posted by ailiemcd on 8/3/2010 at 11:37

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I just went to the Embassy, they said I need an introduction letter from a travel agency??? And That this is a new thing? Does anybody know anything about this? The lady said it was because I had a single entry visa to Vietnam, even though I plan on flying from Yangon straight to China.

I wanted to get my visa put in today because I am going to Sapa for a few days, but now it looks like I might have to pay double to get it done quickly. Boo.

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Posted by szittyakutya on 11/3/2010 at 19:39

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I only have 3 working days left. Will try the Myanmar Embassy here wow this is very useful I am going to try the Myanamr embassy tomorrow but I have no idea about this letter from a travel agency. I also have a single entry visa to Vietnam and it is going to expire in 6 days plus I dont have a return ticket from Myanmar. Could you provide more info on this letter? Where did you get it?

(was totally shocked today when I went to the Chinese embassy in Hanoi and was told that could get a visa here only in Saigon, well should have researched better but never thought that in the caital city whihc is closer to China anyways this was the case, gotta love the Chinese burocracy)

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Posted by szittyakutya on 11/3/2010 at 19:40

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one other question: do they only take USD or can you pay the fees in Dong? Thanks a bunch!

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Posted by ailiemcd on 11/3/2010 at 22:03

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I never found out what the letter was. I was told different things by many different travel agencies. Eventually I ended up paying my hotel an extra $17 to organise it for me (on Monday, I get it back Friday). It was too much hassle trying to find out what I needed.

And at the embassy, you can only pay in US dollars. Good luck! I hope you find it easier than I did! Too much conflicting information made me give up.

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