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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby phuketrichard » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:15 am

where do they get $210?
Commencing August 29, American visitors to Vietnam are now charged $135 for a one-year multiple-entry visa, no matter whether they have come for a short holiday or on business.
http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/36900/vi ... s-visitors Posted above as well.
just go to the embassy or consulate in shv.
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby sigmoid » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:06 pm

Another fun-filled adventure in Southeast Asia:

American expat recounts Vietnam visa run nightmare
http://tuoitrenews.vn/city-diary/30242/ ... -nightmare

Not sure why he was allowed to get a 3-month visa since the news is that all Americans have to get the one-year visa.

The dude concludes with "I love living in Vietnam..." :lol:
where do they get $210?

Commencing August 29, American visitors to Vietnam are now charged $135 for a one-year multiple-entry visa, no matter whether they have come for a short holiday or on business.


http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/36900/vi ... s-visitors Posted above as well.
just go to the embassy or consulate in shv.
The $210 is, I presume, $200 (the price the embassy is charging) plus $10 (service charge of the travel agent).

When you or someone you know gets the one-year VN visa for $135, let us know. We'll appreciate the information. :good:
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby sigmoid » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:20 pm

More complaints about the VN visa and tourism in general from a barang named Stivi Cooke:

Short-term madness in Vietnamese tourism :P
http://tuoitrenews.vn/city-diary/37024/ ... se-tourism

Here's Stivi's (is this a guy or gal?) heart-stirring conclusion:
You have choices, Vietnam. Build well and with a sense of pride you have in your country. Not a 40-story high concrete block overshadowing a beach.

Let the tourists come and choose from a range of visas (or visa free) for 30 to 90 days without this border run nonsense.

Even if only a few Vietnamese consider what I write here and begin to encourage a better way – it will be still worth it. As the Vietnamese proverb goes: “You catch fish with TWO hands.”
BTW, here's how they party in VN:
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby Luigi » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:47 pm

VN consulate today. $220. 1 yr. M. E. but must border run every 90 days.
Online. I read of a $50. less program of download & print form &you present in VN +$135. stamping fee. Fine stamps they are. They use nothing but the finest inks available.

Then.. I read the yrly visa is the ONLY visa issued to zits of the USA. On the lexan partition was the 1-3 mnth or other visa options. :please:
Back to consulate tomorrow. I am on a mission. 8)
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby ExPenhMan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Sorry Luigi, I'm not quite getting this report. You're going for a 1-year VN visa tomorrow? at PP consulate? Or Sihanoukville? Anyway, all reports very welcome. I definitely want to know what's available at this time for non-Americans.
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby zmth » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:36 am

Though since that time, Sep 2016, I have heard they withdrew that one year minimum visa requirement for USA and one can get a shorter stay visa though still at a relatively high price it seems. But the particulars and price seem to be somewhat unclear from all my reading. i don't plan to do anything prior - like not even a visa letter which seems to be the minimum requirement . I am interested in hearing if anyone knows about any USA person being denied entry into Vietnam ? Could you imagine that ? A USA citizen being barred entry because of something as silly as no visa ? That would be unbelievable though in a way from usa requirements on them entering usa you may not blame them. But i would think from dollars and sense point spent by Caucasians in Vietnam would win over that issue or would it ? I have already paid for a ticket from Manila with a 9 day stop over in Vietnam on way to Phnom Penh.
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am

why would anyone buy a ticket to somewhere via a stop somewhere and not know if they need a visa and make sure it can be obtained??
try and get into Cambodia , Laos or Burma without a visa, no different for Vietnam.
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby OKW » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:34 pm

zmth wrote:Though since that time, Sep 2016, I have heard they withdrew that one year minimum visa requirement for USA and one can get a shorter stay visa though still at a relatively high price it seems. But the particulars and price seem to be somewhat unclear from all my reading. i don't plan to do anything prior - like not even a visa letter which seems to be the minimum requirement . I am interested in hearing if anyone knows about any USA person being denied entry into Vietnam ? Could you imagine that ? A USA citizen being barred entry because of something as silly as no visa ? That would be unbelievable though in a way from usa requirements on them entering usa you may not blame them. But i would think from dollars and sense point spent by Caucasians in Vietnam would win over that issue or would it ? I have already paid for a ticket from Manila with a 9 day stop over in Vietnam on way to Phnom Penh.
Could you imagine that ? A USA citizen being barred entry because of something as silly as no visa ?

erm, yes, I actually can. Where are you from zmth? I mean ,what planet?
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby Raybull » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:33 pm

^somebody had to say (ask) it!
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Re: 1 year Vietnam visa

Postby hanno » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:41 pm

Good luck zmth. You will be turned back, assuming the airline even lets you on the plane.

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