Visas for Vietnam/Myanmar (Burma)

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  • mahalath
    May 18, 2014
    19 posts

    Hi all

    I'm looking to get a visa for both these countries so I can visit them in July/August. Now, I've done a lot of googling and I know that Kunming has consulates, but I don't think I can get there (I work Mon-Friday) and I'm not sure whether I can apply by post or not. We'll have time to apply for one, but not both, while we're in Cambodia. Which would you recommend getting in advance, and how would you get it? Company recommendations (and warnings) are great if you'd pay someone else to get it for you.

  • The Pugs
    May 18, 2014
    7 posts

    Hello! Vietnam is quite simple...fill out forms online and pay. It will be ready at the airport. Most online companies are fine, we used several.

    Burma is a bit more difficult. There is always talk about doing it online, but nothing is yet promised. Bangkok is by far the best and easiest way. You can do it in one day. I would not buy a ticket to Burma without a visa in my passport. People might tell you differently but we saw people being turned back at the airport in Yangon! Laws there are always changing. We were there about a year ago.

    Burma is great and worth the hassle for...don't skip it because of the visa hassle, but don't buy any airline tickets without a visa! Unless they are very cheap air asia ones!

    Good luck!

  • mahalath
    May 18, 2014
    19 posts

    Thanks for the info. I should have said, we're planning on crossing into vietnam on a bus rather than on an airplane. I feel that might complicate things. Any ideas?

  • The Pugs
    May 19, 2014
    7 posts

    Ok...then you cannot do it over the Internet....

    http://www.myvietnamvisa.com/faqs.html#5

    You must get it before leaving! Both can be done in kunming but leave at least 8 biz days to do both.

    Advice: do Burma as a separate trip. Combing all of that area into one trip blends together. Enough to do in each for months....in my humble opinion.

  • vietnamadvisor
    June 2, 2014
    2 posts

    You can use Vietnam Visa on arrival if you enter Vietnam by Air. The price is only $14, check this one http://www.hotels-in-vietnam.com/vietnam/vietnam-visa.html

    You can get the visa within only 2 days, but you have to get the approval letter before you leave

  • vietnamadvisor
    June 2, 2014
    2 posts

    You can use Vietnam Visa on arrival if you enter Vietnam by Air. The price is only $14, check this one http://www.hotels-in-vietnam.com/vietnam/vietnam-visa.html

    You can get the visa within only 2 days, but you have to get the approval letter before you leave

  • mahalath
    June 3, 2014
    19 posts

    Thanks vietnamadvertiser, but like I said, I'm arriving by bus.

    We have taken your advice The Pugs, and decided to just do Vietnam and Cambodia. We're going to get the visa in Phnom Penn I think, as we'll have enough time there (although if there is any way to get it before I go, I'd love to still, but there's no way for me to get to Kunming on a weekday during office hours).

  • evisavn
    December 16, 2014
    1 post

    This is called "embassy visa" service which is available for land travel, i found it from this page https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa
    The advantage of this service is that you don't have to come to the embassy a lot of times, wait several days to get your passport back with a visa, just bring this letter to the embassy and get your visa immediately.

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