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Question: How to visit in Vietnam cross a land border?

Dears Sirs,
I am a Portuguese national. Will travel to Thailand in December. During the stay we would like to visit Vietnam.
Think we Will cross a land border. What are the steps to get a visa , if needed?

Thank you.


In Transit visa | Asked by Rui Ticlo | November 12, 2015


Dear Rui,

Thank you for contacting us.

We would like to inform that there are two common ways to apply for a tourist visa to Vietnam as follows.

1. Applying for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies/Consulates (effective for all citizens and all borders in Vietnam): If you are going to enter Vietnam by crossing a land border, please go to the Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam aboard to apply the visa in person. Kindly contact them for detailed procedure and fees. You can visit here to find the one that nearest your place.

2. Applying for Vietnam Visa on Arrival with (applicable for air travellers only): If you change your plan and taking a flight to Vietnam, you can consider visa on arrival. It takes only 1- 2 working days to process your visa application and once your visa application is approved by Vietnam Immigration Department, you will receive the visa approval letter that allows you to fly to Vietnam and obtain the official visa stamp upon arrival at any of Vietnam's international airports.

You can submit your visa application here, or kindly send us your passport scan and confirm us your date of arrival, the type of visa you wish to apply for further support.

We hope that the information is clear enough and should you need further support, feel free to contact us.

Best regards,

Vietnam visa support team