Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

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Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by ExPenhMan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:27 pm

Planning to visit Phnom Penh in April. I live in Vietnam and long visas are almost impossible to get these days and, if you can get one, are very very expensive. The 2-year Temporary Residence Card has been around $1600US since last fall.

So I will likely do what most people do, get a 3-month visa. Looks like the cheapest alternative these days. My 6-month one expires early May, which I paid $320 for. My previous 1-year multi-entry was $350. So you can see the price inflation.

Anyone bought a 3-month VN visa recently? How much? More interested in the multi-entry but single-entry price would be welcome. Would be useful to hear what a 1-month visa costs, too.

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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by johnny lightning » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:44 pm

Just got mine back 10 minutes ago after something of a cockup (applied in Kampot. received in PP!). Anyway, paid 85 bucks through an agent for 3 month multiple. Seems pretty standard. No idea of DIY at the embassy. Seems to have gone up. I got one a year ago at the Snooky consulate and it was 70 bucks.

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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by Trebormint » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:14 pm

I was in CINA travel this week, a very reliable and professional agency on st 130, they will arrange a 3 month multiple entry visa for $80. 5-7 working days turnaround. Single entry is $60
By the time you factor in tuk tuk rides to and from vietnamese immigration this is less than if you went to the immigration yourself
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by ExPenhMan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:15 pm

Cool. Thanks guys.

A friend just paid 1.8 million VND/$80US (up from previous 1.3 mln) for a single-entry 3-month extension here in VN. Cheaper in Cambodia!

5-7 working days though. Hmmm. OK, looks like a 10-day stay in PP.
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by Mr Cynical » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:31 pm

Maybe I misunderstand your math, but either $60.00 or $80.00 in PP would work out a lot more expensive than buying in Vietnam. Add in Cost of travel, Cambodian Visa, accommodation for 10 days. Help me understand how that option saves you money by not buying in Vietnam
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by ExPenhMan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:35 pm

D'oh, yes. But it's been almost 2 years since I visited Phnom Penh. The visa is secondary.
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by timmydownawell » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:41 am

I contacted one of the agents on the FB group back in November and they said it was $80 + $25 stamping fee, but judging from the above info I may as well get one from an agent here in PP, so that's good to know. Wish they would bring back the 12mo visa though.
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by ExPenhMan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 am

Yep, but there hasn't been any 12-month visa availability here in VN since at least October. Even the 6-month is very rare. Prices have been skyrocketing, too. Example, last fall the TRC was about $980 (23 million VND) for a 2-year. Now it's $1600! That's 37 million VND. About five months' rent.
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by pczz » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:26 am

well how much would it cost the average viet to get a 2 year visa in your country? in UK now migrsnts coming to eork have to pay a national health supplement which is hoing up from £400 to £800 this year.
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Re: Vietnam visa in Phnom Penh

Post by JerryCan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:00 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Cool. Thanks guys.

A friend just paid 1.8 million VND/$80US (up from previous 1.3 mln) for a single-entry 3-month extension here in VN. Cheaper in Cambodia!

5-7 working days though. Hmmm. OK, looks like a 10-day stay in PP.
1.8 mil isn't even $50, no?
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