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Maximum tourist visa?

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Maximum tourist visa?

Post Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:50 am

My partner and I hope to live in Vietnam for a year or so but not work. We travelled in from Laos and tried to get a 3+ month multiple entry tourist visa at the Consulate in Vientiene but were told we could only get a month as tourists. I've read elsewhere that it's possible to get longer but don't know if this is true or how to go about it. We're in Hanoi now - is there a Consulate here? Or should we go through an agent? Any information or advice welcomed.

 

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Re: Maximum tourist visa?

Post Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:11 am

Hi Sarah, I am an expat from Australia living in Nha Trang and married to a Vietnamese.The visa situation has changed greatly in the past 6 months.
It is worth a trip to the Immigration dept in Hanoi they should be able to put you on the right track.Unless you have a work permit you will only get a 1 month visa or in some cases a 3 months visa depending on circumstances and an extension 1 time then you must leave the country.Failing this your British consulate should be able to advise you. I believe visa restrictions will be lifted soon,but when its anyones guess.
Hope this helps you.

 

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Re: Maximum tourist visa?

Post Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:36 am

Thanks. We're finding out just how inconsistent the visa system is but thing we're sorted now! Sarah

 

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Re: Maximum tourist visa?

Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:41 am

Hi Sarah. It sounds like you have sorted it out but I thought I would let you know that I managed to get a 3 month multiple entry visa via the website online visa service www.myvietnamvisa.com and found it to be very efficient and user friendly. They send you a permit of entry which you submit at the airport on arrival and it was organised in 48hrs.
I have not used it yet as my wife and I do not arrive until Jan 2011. I used the visiting family and holiday as reason of visit as my wife is Vietnamese but I don't think that made much difference.
Anyway enjoy your stay in Vietnam.
Regards Laurie

 

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Re: Maximum tourist visa?

Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:17 am

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