Is that possible to leave on the day of visa expiration?

My visa in Vietnam expires May 1st, can I buy a plane ticket to fly out of Vietnam on May 1st or do I need to leave the day before expiration? I found one forum entry where a person said a visa is valid until midnight on the day of expiration, meaning it would be okay if I leave Vietnam before midnight on May 1st. Is that true? Or do I have to leave April 30th, before the expiration date? Continue reading

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How to fix errors in the approval letter at the last minutes?

You have applied for Vietnam visa for a long time and received your visa approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department already but unfortunately, you did not check the information printed on the letter. The errors occurred and you might have to face with your trip cancellation at the last minutes. Here is one of those errors:

– Typo errors: Your name on the approval letter does not match with the name appeared on your passport (1-2 characters missing or excess, “I” instead of “L” for example…)

– Wrong entered date of birth or passport number or,

– Wrong proposed entry date… Continue reading

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Tourists surge in Dien Bien on the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory

As close to the day of the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory, the number of domestic and international tourists to Dien Bien are rising rapidly. According to the statistics of the Dien Bien province tourism, the average daily 4-5 thousand tourists visit the relics of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign on these days. Only from 15 March to 15 April, the number of visitors has reached more than 85 thousand visitors, including nearly 2 thousand international visitors. Continue reading

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How to find the Immigration Counter at Ho Chi Minh City arrival airport?

Finding the Immigration Counter to get visa stamped on your passport is the final steps of Vietnam visa on arrival process.

Once you land on Ho Chi Minh City Airport, you need to go to Immigration Counter at the arrival airport to get visa stamped. All prepared documents (including approval letter, valid passport, 1 passport-sized photo, entry and exit form) and stamping fee will be handed over to the Immigration Officers there. Normally, you have to wait in line for a few minutes before having your name called by the officers. Please make sure that all above documents are ready when your turn comes. Continue reading

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