Vietnam visa for British passport holders entering via Train

We are British passport holders looking to visit Vietnam in December. We are entering via Train on a tour and so it is my understanding that we are not able to get the online visa is this correct as we will not be entering via airport? If we are unable to apply for an online visa is the easiest thing to come to the embassy as we live in Canberra? If so what do we need to bring. I would appreciate any assistance in this matter.

Do I have to specify in my application which airport I am to pick up the visa

Hi, I understand there are 3 international airports for visa on arrival. Do I have to specify in my application which airport I am to pick up the visa ? Is it possible for me to request the Visa be issued in either the Hanoi or HO Chi Ming airport? If the visa letter specifies e.g. airport in Hanoi, and there is a last minute unexpected change in the airport of arrival e.g. a switch from Hanoi to Ho Chi Ming, can I still get a visa on landing with the visa letter for Hanoi? ( I am with a Hong Kong tour group that is to land in Hanoi airport but there is a possibility that the company may decide to reverse the itinerary and land in Ho Chi Ming first ) I look forward to your reply before filling out the application. Thank you. Diana

Vietnamese visa for Australians entering Vietnam from Laos by Land

Hi there,

My name is Karl, I am going to Vietnam in November and I am entering Vietnam by land from Laos. I will be arriving on the 21st of November, hopefully by sleeper train. The question I have is, how do I go about obtaining a Visa for Vietnam if by entering by land? All the websites and FAQ say that you can only use the Visa if you are landing at one of the airports by air. It says on the FAQ that you have to obtain the Visa from the embassy itself. I am currently in Melbourne and there is no embassy in Melbourne, they are in Canberra and Sydney. I was wondering if it was possible to send off the application form and my passport to the embassy and get the Visa for land access. There will be two of us travelling. If you can let me know what I have to do, to get a Visa for Vietnam that would be great. Also I'm arriving in Thailand on the 1st of November and making my way through Laos, then to Vietnam if that helps.

Thanks heaps. Karl

Vietnam Visa for UK passport

I write to enquire application for Vietnam visa for UK passport for business. Your website state that the maximum validity for multiple entry as 3 months. Is there a concession visa for 12 months to allow for multiple visits to Vietnam on business? Thank you. Regards,

Jenna Fan

Vietnam and Cambodia

I am travelling to vietnam and then cambodia in novemer but will be flying home back from ho chi minh, i am aware i need a multiple entry visa but do i need a seperate visa for cambodia? or does the vietnamese visa i purchase cover cambodia? Also will we have to pay for each border crossing through cambodia, for example from phnom penh to siem reap and back to phnom penh through to sihanoukville? Thanks

visa on arrival via Holland America cruise ship

For a US Citizen, can I get a single entry tourist visa via "visa on arrival program" by cruise ship.  Holland America ship 8am arrival, 6pm same day departure at Nha Trang seaport.

If not, can I obtain visa when ship arrive at port or do I have to get transit visa in advance.

visa for travel overland from Thailand to Vietnam

I intend to travel overland from Thailand to Vietnam with the intention of travelling in Vietnam for about 2-3 weeks before returning to Thailand. I hold a British passport. Some websites have rather confused me as to whether i can just turn up at the border or whether I have to visit a Vietnamese embassy before heading for the border (I am currently in Bangkok so I would assume there is a Vietnamese embassy here).

I would be grateful for any advice you can give me on whatvisa I need and how i  have to go about obtaining one.

Mny thanks

David Davies


Vietnam visa at the border between Lao and Vietnam

i am traveling to Vietnam from Lao by bus the 17th of October, I already have my visa approval letter to collect my visa on arrival, however does it work at the border between Lao and Vietnam or only at the airport once in Vietnam? if not, how can i get my visa once there?

thank you in advance for your reply,

a question concerning visa and stamp size

I would like to ask you a question concerning visa and stamp size. The nature of the matter is that I am planning a trip to Vietnam but only have 1,5 pages left in my passport. I am a Swedish citizen so I should be exempted from visa under the given conditions. However, I am looking into the possibility of going with an open ticket, which would then require me to get a tourist visa.

Hence my concern about the size of the visa and of the stamp, which comes down to 2 questions:

1. If I were to get a tourist visa, would that require one full page in the passport?
2. If I enter under the conditions of visa exemption, how big will the stamp be in my passport?

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance!

Vietnam visa for travelling by train from China

my wife and i plan to travel by train from China to Viet Nam in april 2012, go to Hanoi, spend a few days, then go by train to HCM City, then by bus to Phnom Penh. can we purchase visas at the Chinese border, or do we have to purchase them on line before? Since we arent sure of the exact day we will enter Viet Nam, is it ok to put in expected dates of arrival and departure? Thank you.