Hi I am Julian
And my partner and myself have booked to travel firstly to Vietnam arriving in Hanoi Airport and then seven days later on to Cambodia (Phenom Pehn airport) can anyone help or give me advice due to the fact I have got a Visa application over the internet from online agency, where we have application on arrival with 2 passport photo's needed to be included questions we need to know is
1) On the form we have back it is telling us to send a copy to Embassy or consulate, are we to send it to the London Embassy or consulate for our visa's or do we just need the 2 photo's and visa permitting letter on arrival.
2) As with the above question are we needing to do the same process for Cambodia and due to the fact we are entering by air from Vietnam to Cambodia, will there be any complications we will need to sort out.
If anyone has travelled these destinations recently from UK and can give us information to the questions, I would be awfully grateful.
Why don't you just use Vietnam's simple VOA Approval Letter as I do. It's a simple matter to do online and cheaper than sending off to a consulate. I use visa4vietnam.com where I apply online, they then send me an email copy of the approval letter stamped by Viet Immigration. I show the letter to my airline for boarding, and then have the hard copy visa placed in my passport on arrival at Hanoi Airport. I pay about $15. for the letter, and another $25. on arrival at the airport. They specify 2 passport pictures, but actually they take only 1. I've used this method for all 4 of my trips - it's just so much easier.
Cambodia is even simpler as you can just buy your visa at the airport with no pre-approval at all.
(once you land in Vietnam, you need to have a local contact address - I just put down my Hanoi Hotel and it's street address)
You will love Hanoi - the most interesting city in SE Asia! If you need a hotel recommendation, send me a PM (I'm basically an expert on inexpensive hotels - stayed in about 12 of them in that town)
[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jan-2011, at 12:05 by Daawgon ]
Phnom Penh is visa on arrival. Cost is $20 for a 1 month visa. All you need to do is fill out a form when you arrive. Make sure you have a passport photo with you.