Questions tagged [vietnam]

The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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How to get an approval letter for a Vietnam tourist visa? [duplicate]

I went to the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok today asking for a Vietnamese tourist visa. I understood there that those like me, who hold only an Israeli passport, are not eligible for E-visa and ...
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Can I check-in even though my e-visa will arrive an hour after boarding? (for Vietnam transit)

I am travelling from Korea to India with one self-transfer stop at Vietnam and just found out I needed a Viet e-visa for this. I applied for an emergency e-visa and it says it will be available 1 hour ...
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Buy Vietnamese Dong In Pune/Mumbai

I'll be travelling to Ninh Binh on 18th Dec, 2022 from Ahmedabad, India. But before I commence my travel, I want to convert INR to VND. I tried looking up some websites but couldn't gather much ...
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Which is my port of entry?

I have a flight from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and From Ho Chi Minh I have a connecting flight to Hanoi but with different airlines (domestic). Which should I write as "entry port&...
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Proof of insurance to enter Vietnam

I have read that, in order to enter Vietnam for a 2 week trip, I have to have medical insurance for Covid with a minimum coverage of $10,000. Finding such an insurance is not difficult. I have already ...
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Can I travel to Vietnam for Christmas in 2020?

I am an Indian citizen and planning to travel to Vietnam during Christmas time. I did find that Vietnam is accepting online E-visa applications for Indian citizens but couldn't find any covid ...
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Where is the main immigration bureau in Ho Chi Minh City?

I would like to know where is the main immigration bureau in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Spanning search on several websites, I have learned (and I might have learned wrong) that three different ...
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Can I extend a tourist visa inside Vietnam?

I can get a tourist visa with the span of one month upmost to Vietnam (as of February 2020 only USA citizens can get more than that and I don't hold a USA citizenship). If I arrive to Vietnam with a ...
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How much a one year visa to Vietnam should cost me if I do the visa directly in a Vietnamese consulate?

I currently reside in Bangkok, not far from the Vietnamese consulate in this city. I hold Israeli citizenship which isn't respected for Vietnam E-visa but does allowed one year tourist visa, either ...
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What are the current travel restrictions in Vietnam?

I am planning to travel to Hanoi from Tokyo in the beginning of April for a couple of days. But news websites like this mention that travellers from Japan and South Korea will be quarantined on entry ...
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How does E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) for Vietnam?

I fail to understand how does a E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) usually issued by a government authorized agency for issuing such approval letters. In both cases an ...
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I cannot have an E-visa to Vietnam and contemplate not to use an Authorized Visa on Arrival approval letter agency

As of February 2020 the only state of which I hold a citizenship (Israel) isn't listed in the E-visa eligible states list of the Wikipedia article Visa policy of Vietnam. While I cannot have an E-...
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Is it possible to somehow open a bank account in Vietnam with a tourist visa of six months?

I know that for opening a bank account in Vietnam a tourist visa of one year is required. I consider staying in Vietnam six months or one year. Paying the one year visa fee is a bit "heavy" for me ...
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Is it possible to lengthen a Vietnam tourist visa from six months to one year inside Vietnam?

Assuming I get a six months tourist visa to Vietnam (either by visa on arrival or directly from consulate) and I reached to Vietnam and already spent there almost six months and need to spend six more ...
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How hard is it to find hotels / accommodation in Vietnam on arrival?

I will be travelling to Vietnam in around 9 months with my girlfriend and we are trying to figure out if we should book hotel rooms in advance or if it's a better idea to find accommodation when we ...
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How to find the legal, yet best priced authorized visa on arrival approval letter agency for Vietnam tourist visa

To visit Vietnam as a tourist, some must successfully apply for a Visa On Arrival (VOA) approval letter and carry such approval letter printed, both when arriving to departure airport and a ...
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Where to buy a similar Vietnam SIM card aimed for locals/expats (not for tourists) in HCMC? [duplicate]

I live in Thailand and use a dual SIM smartphone currently containing only one SIM card which is my local prepaid Thailand SIM card. I already visited Vietnam twice; each time for a few days; In both ...
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Using one visa-free to enter Vietnam to avoid multiple-entry visa

I have a French passport which allows one visa-free entry to Vietnam for 15 days Vietnam visa exemption My trip to Vietnam will include a less-than-15-day trip 13-Jan-2020 to 26-Jan-2020, then I ...
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Registration process for tourists in South East Asian countries

I am traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I am struggling to find proper information about the requirement of registration. I know hotels register you automatically but I plan to stay at ...
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Am I supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay in Vietnam?

Am I (French citizen with US and 1949 international driving licenses) supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay (1 to 3 weeks) to drive a ...
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Is it possible to extend the 14-day visa free entry in Vietnam?

Is it possible to extend the 14-day visa free entry in Vietnam? I have a Swedish passport, so I can enter Vietnam for 14 days without a visa. Is it possible to extend that for another 14 days or ...
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How long does a French citizen have to wait to be able to enter Vietnam visa-free after having previously entered Vietnam with an e-visa?

French citizens currently (2019-07-30) might enter Vietnam visa-free (maximum length of stay: 15 days) or with an e-visa (maximum length of stay: 30 days; 25 USD). I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Travel between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam as US Citizen

I know this is more of a general/generic question. However, I want to make sure this is feasible before doing it. The plan is to fly into Chiang Mai, Thailand (from the US), and then fly to Luang ...
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Does Vietnam allow concurrent passports?

In other words, can one have two Vietnamese passports at the same time?
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Indian Citizen travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok

I am travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok. My flight details are as below: Vietnam - Bangkok : Vietnam Airlines Bangkok - Mumbai : Air India Layover period at Bangkok : 2h20m I would like to ...
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Vietnamese visa will expire just before my post-midnight departure

My Vietnamese visa will expire on May 7th and my sister has booked me a ticket from Ho chi Minh to Philippines on May 8th, my flight is around 1:45 am. Is this okay?
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in China and I want to ride into Vietnam on a motorcycle. Is this possible with just those two, plus my passport and visa, American ...
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Feedback/advice on traveling to Chiang Mai / Laos / Vietnam [closed]

Three of us (my wife, 9-year-old daughter and I) are planning to visit Northern Thailand and Vietnam in Nov-Dec. I've done some research on the trip and would love to get feedback on the plans. Any ...
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Departing before the visa is valid, and landing when it is valid - is this a problem?

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (both via Air China). My connection will occur on September 1st, and by the time I arrive in Vietnam, ...
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First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ticket booking [duplicate]

Again this is repetitive question but i have not received correct answer for this. I am flying to Hanoi via Singapore . I have First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ...
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Travelling From London to Vietnam being Spanish, Visa issues?

I am flying to Vietnam this August from London although I am from Spain, I have a friend that lives there, since I am flying with him, and it was cheaper than flying from Spain I decided to fly from ...
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How to get Vietnam mainland visa in Phu Quoc?

I got visa exemption when arrived to Phu Quoc. Now I want to fly to Hanoi and they want mainland visa in Phu Quoc because it is domestic flight. I have visa invitation letter for Hanoi but it's not ...
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Vietnam visa application online safety

There are several websites which offer to get Vietnam visa by applying online, they require sending passport and other personal data. How to know that selected website for visa issuing is reliable and ...
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Vietnam e-visa: exit Point differing from entry Point

While filling out the Vietnam e-visa application, they ask the applicant to fill out the intended entry airport and the intended exit airport. At the time of filling this form, I filled in the same ...
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Is transit visa required in Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok?

I am travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Mumbai by connecting flight. I'm on Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok and Jet Airways from Bangkok to Mumbai. There is 3.30 mins layover at BKK airport. Do I ...
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Am I allowed to transit in Narita under these conditions? (overnight transit) [duplicate]

I am a US permanent resident card holder who was born in Vietnam. My return flight requires an overnight (16 hour-non same day) transit in narita. I do not have a passport as I am traveling to vietnam ...
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What motorbike to use in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam end of February together with my girlfriend for 3 weeks. We want to rent a motorbike for part of the travel (Hoi An to HCMC). We will both ride on one, for this, and because we ...
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Why different fees for Vietnam Visa Approval Letters

Why is it that when applying for a Vietnam Visa approval letter could cost up to 45 USD(like this one) when some could cost as low as 5 USD(like this one)? Is there any risk of using the cheaper ones?...
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Can I get both a visa free entry and a visa to Vietnam and seamlessly transition between them?

Can I get both a visa free entry and a visa to Vietnam and seamlessly transition between them? Is it possible to apply for a visa to Vietnam in say Khon Kaen (Thailand) from 15 of February to 13th of ...
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia? [closed]

I have a United States driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, the associated IDP, and I have been riding motorcycles for years. I've also previously rented motorbikes in Thailand and China ...
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Photo requirements for Vietnam e-visa application

Can you take your own photo if it meets the requirements rather than getting passport photos? The application asks for a scan of your passport and an additional image where you are not smiling, no ...
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Connecting flights at Ho Chi Minh airport Vietnam

I will be traveling to South east Asia for 15 days. My first landing will be in VIetnam Ho Chi Minh Airport. As a German Citizen, I am exempt of visa for a maximum of 15 days on a single entry. I ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

I'm flying to Taiwan in January and will travel for one year or more. I'm looking at which countries are the cheapest to fly to when I'm ready to move on from Taiwan. I see Vietnam is the cheapest ...
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Can I get a new 90 days Visa on Arrival for Vietnam before my current one expires

I am a US Citizen and my current 3 month Vietnam tourist visa expires on December 27th. I am currently in Europe for two more weeks before returning to Ho Chi Minh on December 22nd. Is it possible to ...
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Travelling from Busan to Hanoi with EU passport. Do I need to show flight ticket out of Vietnam? [duplicate]

Travelling from Busan to Hanoi with EU passport. Do I need to show flight ticket out of Vietnam? Departing Busan, arriving in Hanoi. I have an EU passport (Swedish). Do I need to show a flight ...
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Does Vietnam store visas digitally?

I leave Vietnam next weekend, on the day my visa extension runs out. The date is a little smudged (it does read but I am concerned they'll think it's for a later date). Is my expiry date in the ...
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US Citizen Departing on a non-US Passport [duplicate]

I am a US citizen holding multiple passports. The problem is that my US passport is getting very full despite having 6 more years on it. There are Visas on my passport which I do not want to lose ...
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Do I need proof of onward travel when flying from Malaysia to Vietnam?

I am Lithuanian (EU citizen), on a single entry 3-month visa. I have crossed from Cambodia to Vietnam by land and hasn't been asked for proof of onward travel do I need one when coming into Vietnam ...
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Can I bring snake wine from Vietnam to Europe?

update I could smuggle two small bottles in my big suitcase. The rice alcohol with a snake in it is being sold in most souvenir shops, I finally bought it today on my last day in Vietnam because it’s ...
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I am an Indian passport holder planning to visit Vietnam via Singapore. Which visa should I acquire?

I am planning to visit Vietnam this year. Since there are no direct flights from India to Vietnam I am planning to break my journey in Singapore. The plan for now is to take a round trip from India to ...