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Hello,

 

I'm planning a trip to Vietnam during Songkran and will take a Thai person with me.

 

Are Thais getting free visas on arrival or is it necessary for them to apply for a visa in advance?

 

Apart from that, what about me? What's the best/easiest/cheapest way for us farangs to get Vietnam visas? I'll be flying in to Hanoi from BKK.

 

thanks,

SP.

 

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Went to Hanoi with my TG and she got a visa on arrival, no problem.

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The Thai person will get a visa on arrival, I have travelled with Thai friends to Hanoi and Vietnam friends to Thailand it works both ways.

 

Most travel agents will get a visa for you, if I am in BKK I use one of the many agents in Khao San Rd, but the agents in Pattaya only charge a few hundred bhat more.

There are visa on arrival options you can use (via online agents) but the customs guys in Hanoi are likely to ask for a US$ "tip" if you go this route.

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I went to Vietnam lady year with my Thai wife.

You can apply for both visas Thai/falling online just google Vietnam visa/Vietnam embassy

Pay via paypal,debit card

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Yes, the Thai person will get a VOA at Hanoi. I've been twice to VN with my Thai wife. I got my visa ahead of time from the VN consulate in Khon Kaen.

 

BTW if you never been before you'll like Hanoi, very interesting city. If you have time do the Halong Bay tour as well, great scenery.

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Thanks for your replies guys. I've been in Hanoi several times and agree, it's a very beautiful and charming city (and huge too!). Personally, I liked Ninh Binh better than Halong Bay, but that may just be me.

 

May I ask how long it took you as farangs to get the visa from agents in PTY and how much the cost was?

 

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For what it's worth, I just registered for the online application at http://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn , where the application only costs $18 instead of $20 as on all other sites. May be of interest for someone.

 

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For what it's worth, I just registered for the online application at http://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn , where the application only costs $18 instead of $20 as on all other sites. May be of interest for someone.

 

cheers, SP

 

I found this at Travelfish.org;

 

 

Getting a visa for Vietnam while in Phnom Penh is no problem, and in fact, is probably cheaper than in your home country. The cost of visas for Vietnam vary embassy by embassy, but are almost always cheaper to get in Asia, and particularly in Cambodia.

Citizens of most Western countries need to obtain a visa in advance before entering Vietnam. Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Japanese and South Korean citizens can enter Vietnam for 15 days without a visa, and citizens of Cambodia, as well as Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore can visit for 30 days without a visa. Everyone else needs to secure a visa before entering Vietnam.

Despite rumours to the contrary, there are no visa-on-arrival schemes for Vietnam. There are, however, pre-arranged visas that one can purchase online and pickup at certain airports. These visas are often cheaper than the embassy visas. Just Google "Vietnam visa on arrival" to find an agent. Last year, I used MyVietnamVisa.com with no complaints. If you’re looking for a one- or three-month single or multiple-entry visa, getting one pre-arranged is easy and reliable. Six-month visas are no longer available, either online or at the embassy.

The one option available in Phnom Penh that isn’t available online is a 15-day tourist visa. These can be only obtained through travel agents and not through the embassy directly.

In general, going to a travel agent in Phnom Penh will get you a visa in the same amount of time and surprisingly, it’s often significantly cheaper than going directly to the embassy. Travel agents are generally able to offer the service for less because they reportedly shuttle your passport down to the Vietnamese consulate in Sihanoukville (which does the visas super-cheap). There are hundreds of travel agents all over town, so ask around and check prices.

Here are some prices that I was quoted in March:

15-day visa Embassy: Does not offer this type. Travel agent: $34-38

1 month visa, single entry Embassy: $45 Travel agent: $39-45

1 month visa, multiple entry Embassy: $70 Travel agent: $55-59

3 month visa, single entry Embassy: $80 Travel agent: $65

3 month visa multiple entry Embassy: $110 Travel agent: $80

You’ll also need one passport photo for all visa types. Visas are typically processed in one to three business days, both by the embassy and through agents. Expect to pay a surcharge for express processing.

As long as you're not worried about your passport heading down to Sihanoukville, there’s no real reason to go to the Vietnam Embassy in Phnom Penh, as you can get most visas more quickly and for less money either online or from a travel agent.

However, if you feel safer going directly to the embassy, or find it’s a good place to meet new friends, the Vietnam Embassy's Office of Consular Affairs is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 11:45 and later from 13:30 to 17:00. On Saturdays they are open from 8:00 till 11:30. They are closed on both Vietnamese and Cambodian public holidays.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam #436 Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh.

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I have taken my TGF to Vietnam 3 times now and she always gets the ASEAN 30 day visa waiver. If you need longer than that, the company I have used successfully for my own visa on arrival is at:

 

http://www.myvietnamvisa.com/

 

Much easier than going through an embassy, as you don't need to give up your passport, but you must remember to have the US$25/50 in cash when you arrive.

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For those who are not exempt from Vietnam visa, you can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival through a travel agent. That's the short-cut way to obtain visa to Vietnam with ease. Nowadays, there are many online visa booking services available for you to trust in. One of them is Vietnam visa service by New Trend Vietnam Travel Co.,Ltd. You can follow their website at www.immivietnamvisa.com  for more details

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As a Thailand passport holder, you don't need to apply for a Vietnam visa if you stay in Vietnam less than 30 days. In case you plan to stay in Vietnam more than this duration, a Vietnam visa is required. The most reliable website I know is vietnamimmigration.com, a website suggested by the vietnam government. They arrange Vietnam visa on arrival very fast and cheap.

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Yes Thais do get a VOA,

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As Thailand passport holders you have free access to Vietnam for 30 days. However, if you plan for stay longer you need to apply for visas. You can go to Vietnam embassy in Thailand or you can apply online with Vietnam Immigration Department. Applying with Vietnam embassy you can contact one of the address bellows. Applying online you can go to “APPLY VIETNAM VISA” tab on this website and start filling in the application form. You will be required to pay for a small fee for your application, when you arrive to Vietnam Airport, you will need to pay for a stamp fee.

The process for applying Vietnam visa-on-arrival is one or two days as a standard service, but it can be fastened up to 8 hours or 4 hours if you wish.

 

Embassy of Vietnam in Thailand
    Chancery: 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Tel: 0-2251-5836-8/ 0-2251-7202/ 0-2251-3552
    Fax: 0-2251-7201
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.vietnamembassy-thailand.org

Consulate General of Vietnam in Thailand
    Adress : 65/6 Chatapadung, Khonkaen 40000, Thailand
    Phone : 242 190
    Fax: 241 154
    Code : 00-66-043
    Email : [email protected]
    Website : www.vietnamconsulate-khonkaen.org

 

Click on the APPLY VISA button on https://www.e-visavietnam.com from computers or smart phone and start.
Further information please contact us at: [email protected]

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