Vietnam visa in Bangkok or Luang Prabang
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Jan 20, 2013 4:36 PM Last Post By: CMBurns
Jan 16, 2013 11:42 AM
15Thanks for the info!
We will be arriving overland, but a friend with a travel agwncy in vietnam can get us the approval letter to take with us to the embassy or consulate. According to him, the proces will be cheaper and faster then...
Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM
16Approval letter is typically for air arrivals only (into Vietnam), not overland. You need to get a full visa to arrive in Vietnam overland.
Some of these prices are for multi-entry visa. It sounds like you only need a single entry one, which may be cheaper.
Jan 16, 2013 1:28 PM
you can also get an approval letter beforehand to take to the embassy or consulate. Than they don`t have to get it for you, you only have to get your visa stamped in your passport and pay only the stamping fee. Processing time is also a lot quicker then. Only thing is... nobody knows what the stamping fee at the embassy will be...
Jan 16, 2013 5:37 PM
19I got mine (30 day in a UK passport) in BKK a week ago. 2500 baht.
Very easy - no need to use an agent. The consulate opens at 08.30. I got there at 08.25 and it had started business. No hideous queues or anything - calm and efficient.
I could have got the visa the same day at 4pm for 2700 baht. Otherwise pick it up at 4pm the next day.
Jan 17, 2013 5:01 PM
20Smartcookie, The OP is correct, there is an entirely different "advanced approval" process that gets you around having to wait at the Embassy. A travel agent contacts the Embassy with your details, so you can just stop in at the Embassy pay the stamping fee, get a visa in your passport and be on your way. The travel agents usually charge for this service, but it sounds like the OP can get it for free.
Jan 19, 2013 2:22 PM
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