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vietnam visa ???

18 Jun 2011 molly. asked


i have no idea how to go about applying for a vietnam visa . any help would be much appriciated :)

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  • 19 Jun 2011 molly. said


    thats brilliant thank you , fingers crossed they will allow me. are you doing any of the tours this year ? im going on the 20th of august and havent found anyone else yet.

  • 19 Jun 2011 1banshee said


    you will be fine, my sister and I are booked for September 17 departure and we already got our approval letter from the Vietnam immigration department it only took two days; good luck to you and have a awesome time on you trip!!

  • 20 Jun 2011 molly. said


    thats really quick! .
    thank you and i hope you have an amazing time :)

  • 27 Jul 2011 Suzie said


    Hi guys

    Ive just come back from Vietnam, im a travel agent and in regards to Visa’s, just go into flight Centre say you would like to apply, they will print you out application forms, you will just need a copy of your passport and 2 photo’s of your passport picture ( or a recent one ) your flights itinerary etc and then send it off and is usually back in a week, visas are about $78 for a month stay and $40 courier fee, easy as process!

    I wouldnt try a visa on arrival as some people have been denied for no decent reason, could be down to nationality etc but it has happened so better to be safe.

  • 28 Jul 2011 molly. said


    thanks for the advise. worrying now as i have a visa on arrival and im going in 3 weeks . hope i get in

  • 28 Jul 2011 1banshee said


    I have found lots of people having this same discussion in other travel sites like Trip Advisor, Travel Fish, Travel Buddy and the GAP Adventure discussion forum and it’s highly recommended by people that have used this service including people in this forum that have used it! I actually did not find anybody that used visa on arrival and was denied when arriving to airport. I also found articles in The New York Times and USA Today, I trust they did some research before endorsing some of these websites. The U.S Department of State does mention Visa on arrival as a legitimate option to obtain your tourist visa…. So I would not worry about it Molly!!

  • 17 Aug 2011 Explorer1084121 said


    What can be done is you download the form from home computer fill it out and send it to the Travel Agent to send off to Canberra for the Visa and it returns within a week or two.Don’t do the Visa on Arrival It ain’t worth the hassle.I remember doing my tour to Vietnam back in 2009 and did the sensible thing by having mine before even getting on the Plane in Adelaide and Singapore while my fellow Australians had to go through the hassles on arrival at Saigon Airport when they got there.

  • 24 Oct 2011 1banshee said

    if you notice all the people that discourage or say it’s a scam have never tried it; so all i can say is that i used visa on arrival yes i used it i did not hear it from no one an yes it did work it’s very easy, cheap and fast just follow the instructions they give you and you’ll be fine
  • 12 Jul 2013 thuylinhnguyen said


    Hi friend,
    The documents of applying for Vietnam visa include:
    - Original visa
    - Application form
    - Visa fee
    - A prepaid return envelope
    Five (5) business days are required to process visa applications with approval.
    Alternatively, you can get visa on arrival. The travel agency offers this service helping you get visa on arrival only 2 working days and 4hours in emergency case. My friends recomend to me. You can visit website for more information:
    Besides, if you want to save check-in time at the airport, you can get the airport fast-track service helping you reduce the time of checking-in, only 5 or 10 mins.
    amazing, huh
    Wish you have a nice trip

  • 5 Sep 2013 LeighH said


    Look up if you have an Vietnamese Embassy in your country. Then you could try looking up online for the forms. When I booked my tour with Contiki they told me that sometimes the approval letter doesn’t always work and it’s a big hassel so to just get my visa before I go. I’m on the tour right now and will be in Vietnam in 3 days

  • 13 Sep 2013 Franz said


    Go to your travel agent and get them to download and print the forms off for you.fill it in then go to your local Kmart or other Photo Processing Place and get a set of passport pictures and hand it to the consultant you booked the trip with.The form then goes to Canberra with your passport to be done and you get it back about a month later probably less.I am going back this year but with Geckos and it’s much the same for me as anyone going with Contiki to do that.Good news everyone You no longer need to get a Money Order from the Post Office to pay it all.All you have to do now is pay the courier fee/visa fee and then it’s all done from there on.

  • 24 Oct 2013 joetran said


    You can apply online for Vietnam visa on arrival at
    Just $15 for 30 days stay and bulk discount for group and member.
    Especially, you will receive the PRIVATE approval letter (without other person information that you do not know) within 36 hours only.

  • 31 Oct 2013 yellowcup said


    I applied using . The process was smooth. Hope this helps.

  • 31 Oct 2013 joetran said


    @yellowcup: Your suggested website is great and professional.
    Unfortunately, service fee is too high ($70 for 30 days)

  • 14 Nov 2013 Pin Lee said

    Pin Lee

    The fee includes the stamping fee which is US$45. Actual fee is only US$25.

  • 12 Dec 2013 doanvn said


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  • 22 Dec 2013 carl dane said

    carl dane

    so which is easier visa on arrival or pre departure

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  • 18 Sep 2014 evisavn said


    Normal way, people find embassies or consulates in their country to apply Vietnam visas. Nevertheless, with the development of the internet, people do not need doing that way anymore. They can stay home or in an office and apply online for Vietnam visa.

    Vietnam visa online is called Vietnam evisa or the official name is Vietnam visa on arrival. It is an online visa system that allows people applying Vietnam visa through the internet or smart phone.

    Applying Vietnam visa on arrival is simple, fast and convenience. People do not need to go anywhere for visas. They just need an internet connection and hop on the website and start applying from there. The applying process can be done just in 5 minutes.

    Click on the APPLY VISA button on from computers or smart phone and start.

  • 15 Oct 2014 Explorer4155286 said


    I found, Ony 10$ for Vietnam Visa On Arrival , Hope help You. !

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