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Questions tagged [vietnam]

The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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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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Impact of overstaying in Singapore on a UK visit visa for a Vietnamese citizen

I am in the process of helping my Vietnamese girlfriend yo apply for a UK visit visa, to come and visit me in Scotland for 1-2 months (6 months permitted). The aim is to build up a pattern of visits (...
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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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Can I enter 2 different countries with 2 different passports? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Vietnam and Japan in 4 months, and since I hold dual citizen ship with a Vietnamese & American passports, I was wondering if I could leave the US with my American Passport, enter ...
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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. ...
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Transit in Korea

I'm Vietnamese and now studying in the US. I also have a Vietnamese passport and US visa. If I come from San Francisco to Vietnam and I have to transit in Korea 3 days, can I go outside to travel with ...
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Valid Vietnam tourist visa in old passport

I get a new passport, but I have a valid Vietnam tourist visa in my old passport. Can I travel with both passports to Vietnam without applying for a new visa? (I'm a portuguese citizen).
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I got denied boarding due to outdated information on passport validity? What to do?

I (Swedish citizen) was to board a flight to Vietnam but got stopped and they said I couldn't board due to my passport expiring in 5 months and that I need at least 6 months. My visit was for 15 days ...
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Is it possible to catch a bus or train from Vietnam to places in Cambodia that are famous?

Looking to travel in Cambodia, but flights to nearby cities like Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam are about 70% cheaper right now. The only problem is that these are in Vietnam. Is it possible to catch a bus ...
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May a French citizen obtain a visa for Vietnam while in the country during the visa “free” 15 days?

As a French citizen I can enter Vietnam without a visa for a stay that doesn't exceed 15 days. Is it possible during those 15 days to get a visa while already in the country?
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Is it offensive to use 'Saigon' instead of 'Ho Chi Minh City'?

I've heard some people talking about Saigon instead of Ho Chi Minh City. Besides the fact that those people usually were French (I'm French myself as well) I was wondering if that could be considered ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

My in-laws are heading overseas on a guided tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. While my mother-in-law is a little more on the adventurous side when it comes to new flavours and textures, my ...
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Vietnam visa requirements [closed]

I'm traveling to Vietnam on the 1st of the month and leave on 15th. I'm getting some conflicting information on visa exemption times. Am I allowed to stay for the 15 days with no visa ? As some ...
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How can a Canadian citizen obtain a Vietnamese visa while abroad in a country without a Vietnamese embassy?

How can I get a legitimate visa-on-arrival letter or visa for Vietnam? I am Canadian but am in Ecuador, which does not have a Vietnamese embassy. This means that I cannot apply in person. I am also ...
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Ha Long Bay Viewpoints

Plenty of images show Ha Long Bay from what seems to be a somewhat elevated viewpoint. Look at the top 3 rows images from here for example. Where are high viewpoints from which to appreciate Ha Long ...
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Is there ferry service from Vietnam to Borneo?

I saw a question about ferries around Borneo and I'm in a similar position. I'd like to make my way through Vietnam by whatever transportation means available, and then visit a friend in Brunei. Are ...
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New SIM card in Laos and Vietnam [closed]

How easy (in terms of procedure time, accessibility and cost) is it to get a new SIM in Laos and Vietnam? I'm traveling to Laos by air and Vietnam by land. Will I be able to get a SIM at Laos airport? ...
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Best way to travel to and inside Vietnam

I am entering Vietnam from Luang Prabang and would like to reach Ho Chi Minh city 12 days henceforth. I would like to cover as much Vietnam as possible (Sapa, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city) What is ...
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Indian travelling by road through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

I intend to do a month-long travel through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I think flying in/out the region from India and then travelling across these regions on road will help me get a budget trip. How ...
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Statistics on how often certain flights are cancelled

Is there a reliable way of finding statistics on how often certain airlines cancel flights or certain routes get cancelled? Bonus points if that varies depending on the season. I'm planning a trip in ...
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What is the cheapest way to mail a package from Vietnam to the United States?

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam this summer and would like to send back some tailored clothing. What's the cheapest way (can be take as long as necessary) to ship an under 10KG package to the US ...
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Is Luong Yen bus station still operational?

I am trying to take a bus from Luong Yen bus station in Hanoi (to Cat Ba island), and some Vietnamese news web sites mention that the bus station is no longer operational. However, a travel agent ...
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Can I cross the border from Vietnam to China with a motorcycle? [closed]

Last year, I spent one month in Vietnam. I know it is very easy to buy a used motorcycle there. Crossing the border to Cambodia is very difficult. I met people who made it into Cambodia with their ...
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Vietnam visa exemption by land

Last year Vietnam gave nationals of some countries a 15-days visa exemption. I have been looking for information about the conditions to apply but I can't find anything referring to which are the ...