6 months valid passport on departure, what about the return?

Hello I am planning a trip to Vietnam and thinking of applying for the visa on arrival option. My passport will be valid for 6 months and 1 week from my actual day of arrival (in January). However as I will be returning back from Vietnam to London, my passport will only be valid for 5 months and 2 weeks. Will this be OK? I have ready everywhere that you need 6 months validity on departure but there is no information about the requirement for the journey back... Thanks a lot for your help

Transit visa for 3 hours


We are arriving Hanoi airport in late December, we will wait at the airport for 2 hours before catching a flight to Sydney. May we know if we need a visa for this transit. if yes, how can we go about it? Thank you very much.

Vietnam Visa for Russians

I am Russian nationality and I understand that I do not need visa to enter Vietnam if stay in Vietnam less than 15 days. However, I am planning to travel to Vietnam in December this year, and I will be crossing border and entering Vietnam by bus coming from Cambodia (via Bavet cross border point). Will it be OK for me to cross border and enter Vietnam at that customs point coming from Cambodia without any visa issue?

photo requirements for Vietnam visa

Do I need to submit scanned photos when I apply for a Vietnam visa online? What are the sizes? I am from Germany.

longer stay in Vietnam

Hello, i have been many times in Vietnam for business and private reasons. 2 years ago I met a girl and since last year we are engaged. I am not sure when will we marry, but for the moment i am thinking to buy a small house. the house will be on my fiance's name. i am old enough, i know what i am doing and taking a risk by my free will. however, a question is: is there any way to stay, say, 6 months or longer for private reasons (tourist visa?) or there is only 3 months visa? If I have 3 months visa does it mean i can stay in Vietnam for 3 months? also (this is not your field, but just asking), in your experience, is there any problem we stay in the same apartment since we are not married? i heard some stories that police made problems for that and many other where there were no problems at all.

Adhesive visa

Can I can get the adhesive type visa , not the loose-leaf type, when I arrive, by air, in Hanoi? I need the adhesive type because I will be exiting Vietnam and into Laos by land, and Lao immigration needs proof of exiting Vietnam. A loose-leaf type is torn off by Vietnam immigration when leaving and therefore Lao Immigration will not allow someone in without "proof" or an adhesive visa.

entry/exit application

I have recently applied for a visa for Vietnam online. I have been given the forms to state that they have been accepted but they ask for a application form to be filled out as well. At the bottom it tells you to submit 1 form to the visa issuing office and the other to the police post on arrival. Where is the visa issuing office? Do i need to go to the embassy?

Application for Vietnam visa

My husband and I wish to travel to Vietnam by road from Cambodia in January 2012.  As we are not arriving by air, we cannot apply for the 'visa on arrival' service.  We are UK citizens although we are resident in France.  Could you please let us know the most appropriate method for us to apply for Vietnam visas by post - either to UK or in France.
Thank you,
Christine Hallam

Visa for travelling on a cruise with Holland America March 2011


I will be travelling on a cruise with Holland America March 2011 and will be stopping at 3 ports in Vietnam during the cruise.

Do I need a 30 day multiple trip visa or can I use 30 day single trip visa for both stops? 
I am a UK citizen with UK passport.  Could you please tell me whether I need to apply for a Visa before my trip.
Also I have read about applying on line with pick up of visa when arrive.  However it only mentions airports.  Does this apply to the cruise ship and can you get the visa at the cruise terminal when you get off the ship?
I will be stopping at the following ports
Phu My (for HoChi Min City)
Nha Trang
Halong Bay
Thank you

Jane Ruddock


Visa for UK citizens traveling across a land boarder into Vietnam


I am traveling around South East Asia and would like to visit Vietnam.
I have looked for information regarding visas and note that you can apply for a visa on arrival, the information then says that you collect the visa when you arrive at an airport.
Can you please advise how to apply for and collect a visa on arrival when traveling across a land boarder into Vietnam.

Mr K A Doherty