To own a visa for Vietnam when you are a traveler in Phnom Penh is quite simple and it can be done in many ways.
All citizens of most countries or anyone planning to stay in Vietnam longer than certain time periods are required to secure a visa before entering the country. However, visa is NOT required for citizens of Cambodia to visit Vietnam in less than 30 days. You can find out more about vietnam visa requirements for Cambodian passport holders at: https://www.vietnam-visa.com/guide/cambodia/ For stay of longer than 30 days, the process to apply for visa is pretty straightforward. There are some ways to get Vietnam Visa:
This kind of visa is an alternative way to have a visa for Vietnam in addition to the traditional way of getting a visa at Vietnam Embassy which can be considered as the second choice for those who are applying visa to visit Vietnam.
To process for getting visa on arrival, the visa applicant is required to submit an online application for a visa approval letter which functions as an official permission that allow you to board the flight . Then you will have visa stamped at the arrival airport in Vietnam. To get visa stamped, you need to submit your Vietnam approval letter together with your passport (at least 6 months validity), two passport-sized photos, Vietnamese visa application form and stamping fee to Immigration Officers at the airport. The procedure can be summarized as below:
For those who choose to apply Vietnam Visa from Phnom Penh through Embassy, you can have a 30-day visa processed in a few hours, and a one-month one in a day. You’ll have to prepare passport photo and the completed application form. The fee must be paid in cash. You can follow the steps for the smooth progress:
The Vietnam Embassy’s Office of Consular Affairs is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 and later from 14:30 to 17:00. They are closed on both Vietnamese and Cambodian public holidays. The information is as below:
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
436 Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 726 274
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Please note that there is a common difference between visa on arrival and visa at Vietnam embassies. Vietnam Immigration Department will issue a visa approval letter with your name on it stating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam on a specified date before you have visa stamped onto your passport at the arrival airport in Vietnam. While for the latter, visa stamp will be already stick on your passport when Embassy send it back to you.
There is also another option is to apply for a visa to Vietnam through a travel agent in Cambodia or through an online visa processors like Travisa, Travelvisapro, Traveldocs using Cambodia passport. The process and fee for Vietnam visa may vary by each agent mentioned above.
Getting a visa to Vietnam is more easily by choosing one among the three way mentioned above depends on your situation! Let’s get yours to have a nice trip to Vietnam!