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Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

Toronto, Canada
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Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

Hi Everyone,

I had some trouble finding the answer to this specific question, so please bare w/ me. I have an e-visa valid Nov 6/18 - Dec 6/18, but I will be arriving in Hanoi on Nov 8/18.

Does my 30-day stay begin when I arrive (Nov 8/18) or do I need to leave Vietnam on the validity expiration date of my visa (Dec 6/18), thus only a total of 28 days?

Thank you in advance for your responses!

9 replies to this topic
Perth, Australia
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1. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

It begins and ends on the dates on the VISA. If you arrive 2 days after, you still have to leave on the expiration date.

Everything happens between the dates on the visa, they can not be changed.

UK
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2. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

> I have an e-visa valid Nov 6/18 - Dec 6/18

You do indeed.

> do I need to leave Vietnam on the validity expiration date of my visa

Yes. You do.

newcastle upon tyne
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3. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

The answer (as Ross has correctly answered) to this query was actually given in one of this weeks Visa questions on here, as I just read it last night

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

Thank you for the confirmation.

Edited: 19 October 2018, 16:39
Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

Thank you.

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

@jaynewcastle11 Then you've got way better eyes than I do!

Toronto, Canada
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7. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

I figured I should ask the expert...

I have a strong feeling that I'll want to extend my stay in Vietnam (beyond my e-visa expiration date). Would you recommend that I purchase a 3-month VOA and pay for the stamp when I arrive OR go to Vietnam on my current e-visa and extend it when I'm there? Is the extension process complicated? I've read in several forums that it just takes a visit to the nearest embassy or tourist agency to apply for the extension.

Let me know what you think. I've been reading a lot of your responses on these matters and they've been very helpful!

Edited: 19 October 2018, 22:47
San Jose, California
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8. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

if you intend to stay more than 30 days or exercise multiple entries, VOA will be better - cheaper, more convenient with just a wait at the arrival airport.

Toronto, Canada
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9. Re: Vietnam E-Visa Validity Period End-date

Thank you, and I agree. VOA is definitely the best bet. I just wish I knew about it before I bought two e-visas (long story). The joys of travel!

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