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vietnam visa on arival in HCMC?

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1. Posted by dannyg (Budding Member 45 posts) 6y

it seams like a pain in the arse to get a visa before traveling, is it posible to get one at the airport (saigon) ?
is it over priced?
and does it take long (landing late)

thanks for reading

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

Yes you can get it at the airport, but you have to get the Approval Letter first - then it's pretty easy and cheaper (from my experience the wait time is less in Hanoi)

Doesn't really matter what time you arrive - most international flights seem to arrive late at night

I strongly recommend that you have your hotel meet your plane - who needs to be scammed by a cabbie at midnight?

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jul-2010, at 08:27 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Danny,
I flew into Ton Son Nhut a few years ago from SIN. I paid for my 'visa on arrival' via credit card before leaving home. My blog covers my experience. Cheap, easy, best way to enter VN IMO. I met some guys at baggage claim that helped me with taxi and how it works at the airport. Here is an interesting bit on taxis to and around HCM. If you don't want to fight the battle with the drivers, then there is a share taxi (minivan) for $5/person. Or have your hotel pick you up if that is on option at your hotel.
Good luck with your planning.