If you are living or residing in Luang Prabang and planning to visit Vietnam, you may want to know how to get Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang.
This guide is specifically written for:
Laos passport holders living in Luang Prabang, and
Foreign passport holders residing in Luang Prabang.
Travelers may have up to two options to get Vietnam visa from Luang Prabang, Laos:
Get visa at Vietnam Consulate in Luang Prabang, or
Apply online and get visa on arrival at Vietnam airport
Now let’s learn how to get Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang in details:
1. Visa at Local Vietnam Consulate in Luang Prabang
This option is for travelers residing in Luang Prabang who travel to Vietnam by air, bus, cruise or train.
Here is detailed contact of Vietnam consulate in Luang Prabang:
CONSULATE GENERAL OF VIETNAM IN LUANG PRABANG
No. 427-428, That BoSot village, Luang Prabang Town, Luang Prabang Province
To apply in person for a visa at Vietnam consulate in Luang Prabang, you need to submit:
The original passport
Application form which is completed and signed
Sponsor letter from a Vietnam-based company (to get business visa)
Prepaid envelope with your address (to get visa and passport returned by post)
Note: The required documents and procedure may vary by embassy/consulate and nationality. You should contact the office before apply for visa.
2. Get Visa on Arrival from Luang Prabang
Visa on arrival (VOA) is also known as visa at the airport. It is available for those who are living or residing in Luang Prabang and fly to Vietnam. Application for VOA does not require applicants to travel to the consulate or submit any physical documents.
Either you are planning to get SETV (single entry tourist visa) or METV (multiple entry tourist visa) or any other visa type you have to take the same steps below:
Fill out the secured application form with required information and double check it. Pay for service fee via Credit/ Debit Card via PayPal/OnePay or bank transfer.
Receive the visa approval letter through email within 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa) or even faster upon your request
Prepare the essential documents (*), board the plane to Vietnam, then present them to Vietnam Immigration Officer, and pay for stamping fee to pick visa stamp at Vietnam airport.
(*) Essential documents: the printed-out approval letter, original passport, a hard copy of Entry & Exit form, 02 passport-sized photos, and cash for stamping fee;
Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for air travelers only.
Cost of Vietnam visa on arrival includes: visa service fee paid online and stamping fee paid in cash at Vietnam airport.