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Questions tagged [vietnam]

The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Feedback/advice on traveling to Chiang Mai / Laos / Vietnam [on hold]

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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Vietnam e-visa and flight boarding (US Citizen)

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (all 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)

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? Hello, Is it possible to apply for a visa to Vietnam in say Khon Kaen (Thailand) from 15 of February to ...
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia?

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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I want to cross the border of China and Vietnam on an electric motorcycle!

I want to buy an electric motorcycle in China to travel on it and then ride it from China to Vietnam? Does anyone had a similar experience with a regular gasoline motorcycle? What documents should I ...
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Piano practice/studio room in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

I will be visiting the city and I wonder if there is a place where I can rent access to be able to practice piano everyday. It would be great to be able to rent monthly. I would hope to find a room ...
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Travelling from Busan to Hanoi with EU passport. Do I need to show flight ticket out of Vietnam?

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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Vietnam Visa Expiry Date

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 ...
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Vietnamese wife refused visit visa for 3rd time! [closed]

[Any advice is greatly appreciated, this has been an absolute nightmare] My wife and I have been married for 3 years, known each other for 6. We're both still in our 20s. We have a 5-month old ...
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I just left Vietnam. Can I get a new 14-day free entry if I go back sooner than 30 days?

I flew from Vietnam to the Philippines a few days ago. If I go back to Vietnam again and land in Saigon, can I still get a new 14-day free entry? Or do I need to stay outside of the country for more ...
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Vietnam e-visa photo requirements

I started applying for a Vietnam e-visa and it requires "foreigners' passport data page image and photograph (straight looking without glasses)". The example images given are: the data page, and a ...
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Cruising to Vietnam

I am a US citizen. In November, I will be taking a cruise, which will have multiple stops at Vietnam ports. I have researched a lot on visas and it looks like I need a multiple-entry visa. Can someone ...
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Crossing the Cambodia/Vietnam border and single/multi entry visas

My girlfriend (Austrian) and I (Spanish) are going soon to Vietnam/Cambodia for holidays. When we booked the flight tickets, a quick research in terms of visa showed that she needed a visa for both ...
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Visa requirements for cruising in Vietnam for a UK citizen

A cruise I am taking is stopping at two ports in Vietnam for a day each time. Will I need a visa? Or do the cruise companies organise them?
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What is the purpose of the “religion” field on the Vietnam EVisa application?

I'm filling out my EVisa application for a short trip to Vietnam and was surprised to encounter this question, and all the more so that it's required. Why am I being asked this, and does my response ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...
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Vietnam visa requirements for UK citizens

Do I need a visa for Vietnam if I arrive in July 2018? I can only find information that states no visa is required for UK citizens arriving in Vietnam before 30 June 2018. I hold a full UK passport.
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Vietnam visa prices and stamping fee

I just tried to apply for a Vietnamese visa at the Consulate of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos. I was told that each visa is 50 USD, for regular (2 days) processing time. But no one could tell me anything ...
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Machine readable zone missing from Vietnam visa. Is this going to be a problem?

I just received my Vietnam visa today, I'm leaving on the 5th of December. I noticed that my visa was missing some information (in the big white space) while I was referencing a similar image online. ...
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How long do I need to stay in Vietnam when doing a visa run from Cambodia for a baby?

I have a newborn in Cambodia and finally got to the point where I have a Lithuanian passport with Cambodian exit visa stamped in, valid for 7 days. I will need to leave the country with the baby and ...
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What is “chin-tu” (spelling may be incorrrect) place of interest in Vietnam? [closed]

My kid asked vietnamese friend about what is his favourite place of interest in Vietnam and he said "chin-tu". Forgot to ask what is it :) Now googling and can't find anything like this! Found that "...
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What is the correct visa type to attend a conference in Vietnam?

I have been invited for a talk in a conference by the organizers to be held in Vietnam. I am working as a scientist for the government of India and have an Indian passport. I wish to get a visa for ...
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Vietnamese visa question

I am traveling to Vietnam. My initial plan was to start in Ho Chi Minh, but due to a long story you don't care about, we have opted to land in HCMC and then fly directly to Hanoi. Since we are now ...
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Hanoi: 1.8 million VND taxi fare? [closed]

I got an ABC taxi from Hanoi night market at 19:00 to the Airport terminal 2. It seemed legit: clean, with the sign on top and all. Followed the meter and got a receipt. He charged me 1.8 million VND,...
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Chinese citizen visa on arrival for Vietnam

My girlfriend is a Chinese citizen. We are in mainland China (Shanghai) and would like to go to Vietnam. Vietnam requires a visa for Chinese citizens. I read about a visa on arrival program, but that ...
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In Vietnam, which is the best bank for withdrawing from Mastercard?

I visit Vietnam occasionally. Something that strikes me is how very restrictive and imposing the ATM's are. Many of them seem to have a withdrawal limit of 3000000 VND which is only about 110 USD. ...
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Can an electronic visa for Vietnam be extended?

This year, getting an e-visa for Vietnam was introduced for my country, Romania. However, it is only for 30 days (touristic purpose), yet I want to stay longer. Is it possible to extend an e-visa ...
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What is the visa policy of Vietnam for Indian citizens?

I'm planning to travel to Vietnam but I have found no reliable information online. Websites suggest that Vietnam offers Visa on Arrival for Indian citizens but I'm not sure if it's actually a ...
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Is a bike tout in Ho Chin Minh a scam for tourists?

Walking at night alone (around 23:00 to 4:00) at the center of Ho Chi Minh (mostly district 1), so many touts tried to get me on their bike. I have never got on it, but it might be that they talk to ...
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Vietnamese customs/paperwork

I have a question about customs in Vietnam. I’m traveling there to teach a short course on computing at a local university, and am bringing with me some equipment for students to use in the course. ...
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Withhold number when calling local numbers in Vietnam

On a trip I'll be making to Vietnam in the near future I will be using a local phone. I would like to withhold my number when calling people. In the UK this is done using 141 followed by the phone ...
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Why is using plugs so difficult in Vietnam?

It requires a lot of force to plugs thing in Vietnam. All plugs I have found look like European ones with two round prongs but do they use a different standard than Europeans? In many places there ...
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What time of the year is the sky clear in Vietnam?

According to my guidebook, spring is the best time to visit Vietnam because it is not cold and not hot. Indeed, it is about 26C most days and the Vietnamese repeat often that this is good weather. ...