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Visa questions - VOA / Border Xing

Hello!

I am currently riding through New Zealand and headed to Vietnam in a couple days. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a Visa through the local consulate in time so I opted for the Visa on Arrival route. I have the document and will at least be able to get into the country with it. I've read that I can not get through land border crossing though. I am looking to buy a bike and ride through to Cambodia during my two month stay.

Question is, does anyone know of a way so that I can get an alternative visa so that I can cross the land border on a bike once I'm actually in Vietnam?

Cheers!

Tim
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Hi Tim, I'm just about to leave Scotland for Hanoi arriving on the 15th Sep. if all goes to plan. I went through a visa agency in the UK to set mine up which is for a 3 month multiple entry visa as I intend to do a similar trip to yours, criss-crossing into Laos/Cambodia. It may be worth having a look at:

Vietnam Visa|Premier Vietnam Visa Website for Business & Tourists

Best of luck, maybe see you there for a . Ride safe.
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Hi Mike!

Congrats that's awesome!

I'll let you know how it goes. I have the exact same type of setup. Multi entry for three months.

The gal at the airport had to ask a few people first but they let me on to the plane so we'll see what happens when I get there! I've read that border crossings want to see evidence that you've *left* Vietnam. I'm going to ask them to glue the visa into my passport in the hope that will satisfy that requirement at the border.


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Tim
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Happy to report that my VOA went through quickly without trouble.

Few notes:

* Visa appears to be the exact same as the one you get from a consulate outside VN.

* Visa is glued into pass port.

* Applied and received multi-entry.

* Cost $95 USD. (Make sure the USD notes are in pristine condition. No marks or ink of any kind or they will not take them)

* Be sure to bring an extra passport photo
I'll try and cross the Cambodia border and see what happens later this month.

Also we should definitely grab a once you're settled in.

Cheers

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