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Question: Information on Vietnam transit visa?

Hello! I would like your help to clear an important doubt.  I would like to know what type of Visa should I request for a transit in Vietnam.

I am traveling from Melbourne, Australia to Paris (return) having a stop in Ho Chi Minh City in the middle.  This means my flight is from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh and then from Ho Chi Minh to Paris. The same way will be when I return from Paris to Melbourne.

In my first flight (Melbourne-Paris) I have a waiting in Ho Chi Minh of 14 hours between my arrival and my departure to Paris and in my return flight I will have a waiting of 11 hours.

I would like to know what type of visa should I request, Single or Multiple:

– My first arrival to the Ho Chi Minh airport will be July 28th at 4pm, taking the flight to Paris at 9am July 29th. (14 hours waiting between flights)
– My second transit through Ho Chi Minh from Paris will August 17th, taking my flight to Melbourne the same day at 9pm. (11 hours waiting)

I touch the airport in those two opportunities but I wont visit the city.  What should I request?

What is the meaning of 1-2 pax in the chart of the fees information?

Thank you very much for your help.

Hilda Rodriguez

In Transit visa | Asked by Hilda Rodriguez | June 21, 2016


Dear Hilda Rodriguez,

Thank you for contacting us.

Please check with your airlines agent if you have to go out the Vietnam Immigration gate (isolated area) to reach the baggage claim belt for transit flight via Vietnam. If yes, you need to have a visa to pass Immigration checking booth. In this case you should apply for a one month-multiple entry visa.

If your luggage is automatically transferred from one flight to another and you do not need to go out of the isolated area, you would not need to apply for Vietnam visa.

Regarding your concern about the abbreviation in our fee chart, it means that this is the rate applied onto group of 1 - 2 applicants applying under the same visa applications.

We hope the information is helpful for you and should you have further concern, please let us know.

Best regards,

Kathy Nguyen (Ms.)

Sales Executive