How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Bangkok

Where, How, Cost, Time  Applying for a Vietnamese Visa while in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vietnam Embassy Address: 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

You will not actually be going into the Embassy, rather entering a yellow side service door which says Consular Hours (see pic). You do not need to ring the bell, just push the door open and walk in; the little visa office will be the second door (glass) on your left.

Morning is a good time to apply. We went on a Monday morning at 10:45 am and there was one other western couple and a few Asians. 2 of the 3 service windows were open.

Vietnam Embassy in Bangkok Visa Application Hours:
– Monday to Friday, excluding Thai & Vietnamese Holidays
– 9 am to 11:30 am and
– 2 pm to 4 pm

What you need:
– passport, valid for 6 months minimum
– 1 passport photo (4 x 6 cm)
– date of arrival & exit
– address where you will be staying; hotel name and address is sufficient
– ?? We did not need to show proof of exit???

How to:
– Walk in the yellow side door
– Get an application out of the basket behind the table on the left hand side
– Fill out the application
– Walk up to the window and hand it in
– If any corrections are needed, you will be informed
– You will be questioned when you need it and then charged accordingly
– A receipt is given.
Note: They will keep your passport in order to process it so make sure you have a copy for yourself and DO NOT lose the receipt
– Visa pick up is whatever day they tell you between 4 pm and 5 pm only.

Visa Pick Up:
– when we arrived at 2 minutes past 4 pm, it was packed with people; one long line
Do not get into that long line as it is for people picking up working visas
DO walk up to the left hand window which is for tourist visa pick up
– Hand in your receipt, you will be visually verified and handed your passport
– Big smile and say thanks!

Visa Cost:
– 3000 Baht per person for a 30 day single entry visa with next day / rush service, you can pick up it up between 4 pm and 5 pm the next day
– 2500 Baht per person for a single entry 30 day visa (no rush) cost 2500 baht and takes four work days to process
– Single-entry 90-day visas cost 3700 baht and also take 4 days to process.

Get There:
By BTS Skytrain, your stop is Phloen Chit.

Google Map:

Note: all information is as of March 2018. Passports processed were Canada and Germany / European Union

Location:  Asia > SouthEast Asia > Thailand > Bangkok > Lumpini > Pathumwan > The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Top 12 List of Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Tourist track Saigon – so much to see and do in so little time!  Top 12

Some choose to avoid Ho Chi Minh City, however, I highly recommend at least a short visit to this vibrant, friendly and historical city.  Below you will find my list of the top 12 things to see and do, in no particular order, with map links.  For costs, entrance fees, tour companies, etc. visit my blog Ho Chi Minh City.

Quoc Tu Pagoda:  Seven stories tall, the Buddhist Pagoda offers great city views.  If you are a spiritual person, each level offers reflection and prayer areas. Google Map

Quan 176 – Cua Hang An Uong 176

Walking distance to the War Remnants Museum as well as the Independence Palace, the hip Quan 176 is a pleasure not to miss in Ho Chi Minh.

Restaurant Name: Quan 176, also known as Cửa Hàng Ăn Uống 176
Address:  P. 6, 176 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Note:  This is an independent restaurant review based on my experience.