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How long is the Vietnam visa valid after issue?

How long is the Vietnam visa valid after issue?


We are planning to travel to Vietnam by land from Thailand with a stop in Cambodia. Is it possible to apply for the Vietnamese visa in Bangkok? If yes, how long is the Vietnam visa valid after issue? Thank you for your help.


Vietnam immigration policy regulates that foreign citizens can apply for Vietnam visa from any countries you are living. Thus, you surely can apply for Vietnam visa from Bangkok, Thailand.

Currently, there two eligible ways to apply for Vietnam visa: apply at Vietnam Embassy and apply for Vietnam visa online via Vietnam visa agent.

How to apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy in Thailand?

From Bangkok, foreigners can submit visa request directly at Embassy of Vietnam located at: 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. The requirement to get visa to Vietnam there is your original passport. Normally, it takes averagely 3 to 7 working days for processing time and USD 80 for the cost of 1 month single entry visa.

How to apply for Vietnam visa online from Bangkok?

To get Vietnam visa online, foreigners can refer to the link: to submit visa application. Then you should make payment for approval fee as quoted at our system. In this case, it takes only 4 hours to 2 working days to get the pre- approved visa (visa approval letter/code) issued by Vietnam Immigration Department after your final confirmation and payment. Once you have got pre- approval Vietnam visa on hand, you are ready to get Vietnam visa by presenting visa approval letter for Immigration officers at Vietnam Visa airports ( visa on arrival), or presenting visa approval code for staff in charge at Vietnam embassy (visa code)

In brief these applying methods are legal and eligible to obtain visa to Vietnam. However, for travelers entering Vietnam by airway, getting Vietnam visa on arrival is highly recommended. For other cases of travelers entering Vietnam by land or seaway, getting Vietnam visa code to pick up visa at Embassy is advised.

Please kindly note that, you should submit the exact Vietnam Embassy where you want to pick up visa. Once the visa approval code is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department, both the visa applicants and the registered Embassy will get it at the same time. You are only allowed get visa to Vietnam at Vietnam Embassy you registered in your visa application form.

In addition, please notice that your Vietnam visa will be valid from the date you noted as “arrival date” in your Vietnam visa application. Thus before applying for Vietnam visa, foreigners should plan carefully about your trip and have the earliest estimated arrival date as you as you only can enter Vietnam during permitted duration of your visa.

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