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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 23:32
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Vietnam now has an E visa system

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I used it last year and it was hassle- free.  I was only visiting HCM for 5 days.  The website isn't clear as to how long the e-visa is valid for, ie, must be used within 30 days or whether the visa entry is for 30 days.

 

Anyone used the e-visa and can clarify?

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My experience was similar to Scorecard's above, except I was not asked to see a copy upon exit.

 

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~Atecom

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12 minutes ago, atecom said:

My experience was similar to Scorecard's above, except I was not asked to see a copy upon exit.

 

Regards

~Atecom

Every time I excited was Hanoi.

 

Maybe other airports a bit different / maybe that requirement has been dropped???

 

In any event very easy to be prepared just in case.

 

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I'm assuming this E part is just for tourist visas, and you can't use it to apply for/receive the 1-year multiple entry (90 days per) visa that's available to Americans at least from the Vietnam Embassy in Washington DC.

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I did it this week for Filipina GF and myself, very easyonly took 3 days. 

Usethe web address quoted above, don't use agents you look like they are official but aren't, they can get you a letter of approval but that's not the actual visa,"

 

Important point use the OP link. Do a google and there are dozens of links but, as he says, they are not for the government E-visa.

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Is this news? I used it last year and went to the very last immigration line in HCM because it was the shortest. The I/O took a look at my E-visa, closed her gate and said "follow me".  We walked alllllll the way back to the VOA window and she slid my passport and the visa under the window to staff there and then she walked away without saying a word to me.  Ten minutes later someone came out of the office holding my passport and another travelers and he said "follow".  We followed him to another I/O counter and the I/O stamped us in.  No explanation of any kind just a delay.  Not sure they understand the purpose of the E Visa.

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17 minutes ago, biggles45 said:

I did it this week for Filipina GF and myself, very easyonly took 3 days. 

Usethe web address quoted above, don't use agents you look like they are official but aren't, they can get you a letter of approval but that's not the actual visa,"

 

Important point use the OP link. Do a google and there are dozens of links but, as he says, they are not for the government E-visa.

True, in fact most of the websites for the agencies that can you a 'letter of approval' are somewhat tricky in the wording on their websites and in their web address, many folks would quickly assume they are official government sites. They're not. 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, ThaiWai said:

Is this news? I used it last year and went to the very last immigration line in HCM because it was the shortest. The I/O took a look at my E-visa, closed her gate and said "follow me".  We walked alllllll the way back to the VOA window and she slid my passport and the visa under the window to staff there and then she walked away without saying a word to me.  Ten minutes later someone came out of the office holding my passport and another travelers and he said "follow".  We followed him to another I/O counter and the I/O stamped us in.  No explanation of any kind just a delay.  Not sure they understand the purpose of the E Visa.

 

Alllllllll way back, I know that airport and the hall you're talking about. perhaps 2 minutes walk.

Sorry to hear you had that experience, maybe there was a legitimate reason, who knows.

 

Like any country, you can get a visa in advance but it may not be accepted / maybe checked further when you arrive at the actual on arrival passport desk. 

 

My experienced have been great, sorry to hear you experienced had something different.

 

 

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Before applying for an e visa check first if you require. Plenty of countries don't need a visa for stays up to 15 days including Western Europeans and Thais.

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Unusual to charge people living in Thailand in dollar currency?

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