Vietnamese Visa And Travel Tips
With the help of Govietnamvisa.org it is now easier to get visa online than ever before, however, it is better get yourself well prepared under any circumstances that may save your headache.
These tips and advices are drawn from stories of problems and mistakes that many visitors to Vietnam deal with. Read them to avoid any related problems. And share with us your suggestions at info@GoVietnamVisa.org
Here are points that should be taken into account before applying for a visa to Vietnam:
- Make sure that you have an at least 6 month valid passport with space left for stamping.
- Visa regulations are often changing, so check carefully before you are due to travel.
- Visa extensions are often done with less than 1 week on your ongoing visa, and after 3 extensions, you must get a new visa. The fee is ranging from 6-30 USD.
- Apply for a visa to Vietnam one or two weeks in advance to avoid unwanted troubles.
Keeping these points in account you can also follow these tips for applying online visa to Vietnam.
1. Applying for a new passport can be a tremendously long process so plan well in advance. Sometimes it can take a month to complete. Many travellers had to cancel their trips because their passport is about to expire. Vietnam requires your passport to be at least 1 month valid from the date of exiting the country, and most airlines will require a 6 month validity.
2. Visa on arrival works for air travel only which means you are allowed to pick up your visa at any of the three airports: Hanoi Airport, Danang Airport and Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. You normally do not have to notify your travel agency in advance if you are flying into a different airport than the original one.
3. If you arrive in Vietnam by land or cruise, you need to apply for a visa in advance at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate.
4. A 30 days visa extension can be done within 3 days at the Vietnam Department of Immigration Office in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. You can also contact us at: support [at] GoVietnamVisa.org and request a similar service.
Things to do before planning your trip to somewhere in Vietnam:
- Stock up with medication that you might need.
- Read the guide books!
- Prepare a schedule of what/where to go.
Do follow the simple and normal things of the life as they are mostly same everywhere, whether is was Vietnam or any other country. Be bold and keep smiling as it is the best way to make anyones feeling good. It works in most of the situations, if you ask a local a question with a smile, you'll almost certainly have it answered and the smile returned. Always be aware of any scams done by local guides or taxi drivers, know about your night buses in advance to avoid nightlife trouble. Stay safe and enjoy your trips to Vietnam.
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