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

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.

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

Vietnam visa on arrival for business purposes

we need a visa for one of our technicians (UK citizen) for a service in Vietnam. Is it possible to apply online for a visa on arrival for business purposes?

Thanks in advance and best regards

Maren Lautenschläger

Vietnam visa for UK passport coming from Hong Kong by ship

I am travelling on a cruise ship for a week from the 12th November 2011. The ship will travel from Hong Kong to Singapore but it will stop on 3 different nights along the coast of Vietnam. I would be grateful for some advice about what Visa type I require......

1) As the boat will be travelling / at sea overnight does this count as "leaving" the country and, if so, does this mean that I require a multiple entry visa?

2) Is it possible to use the email/electronic system for "Visa on Arrival" if I am travelling by boat rather than arriving into an airport?

I am a holder of a Full UK passport.

Many thanks for your help and advice.

Best wishes

James Manners

visa for 3 weeks to vietnam, laos and cambodja

we are going on a trip for 3 weeks to vietnam, laos and cambodja. however we are not exactly sure what date we will be entering vietnam. Since in the visa application a specific date is requested, i am wondering what happens if we enter vietnam on a different date? is this a problem? hope to hear from you soon,

Vietnam visa for Canadians taking a cruise to Vietnam

My wife and I (both Canadian citizens) are taking a cruise with stops in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. Can we get a visa on arrival at the ports in these cities, or are the ships cleared summarily. Please explain the procedure at the ports and what we have to do. Thank you very much in advance. Andreas Weiss Val Morin, Qc Canada