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Getting into Vietnam without return ticket

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1. Posted by Margrethe (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I hope this hasn't been covered before. I did a search, but didn't find anything.

I'm going to Vietnam this fall as a student. I'll have a student visa, and I'll be there for about 15 weeks. What I'm wondering is, if I only have a one way flight, will I be able to get into the country? I was checking some things online, and I read that you have to have a return flight to be allowed in. I'm planning on travelling Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia after I've finished my studies, then I'll go to Beijing, China and take the transsibirian railroad to Moscow, and get from Moscow to Norway somehow. All those tickets (the railroad etc) are much cheaper if I buy them there, so I won't have any form of ticket out of the country. Will they still let me in?

Anyone have any advice?

2. Posted by bdcotter (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You should ask your student travel agency or the exchange program you are with.

I would *assume* that a student visa means that you don't need a return ticket, but I could be wrong.

I just arrived in Vietnam and I bought an extra ticket as proof of my leaving, but I was never checked for it. Not saying that it doesn't happen.

3. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i had no problem going to vietnam without a return ticket but i was coming overland. i flew into singapore and they diddent ask their either

4. Posted by Margrethe (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I emailed the organisation that are sending me, but I got an email today where they just told me to call the embassy. I emailed the embassy about a week ago, but haven't heard from them yet. I think I'll call them on monday.

I'll be travelling Norway-Paris-Ho Chi Minh, if anyone knows if they check european flights specifically.

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I flew into VN on a one way from BKK on Air Asia and had no problems at Immigration. I put down as my exit: Moc Bai, the overland route to Phnom Penh. If you have valid visa I don't think you will have any problems.

6. Posted by ska (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Ditto. I flew in to Hanoi from BKK at the beginning of April 2006 on a one way ticket with a 30 day visa issued in BKK. Had no problems. I didn't even complete the departure as I didn't know how or when I was leaving. Have fun.