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Vietnam Visa Application on Arrival - US $21.75 (25% Off) (3 Month Validity) @ Hotels-In-Vietnam

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WINTER2014

The site offers a discount of 25% for all Vietnam visa on arrival application (only for service fee).
US$ 14/visa, with discount it is only US$ 10.50 for single 1 month visa (service fee)
US$ 29/visa, with discount it is only US$ 21.75 for multi 3 months visa (service fee)

Discount: 25% for all applicants visit site: Vietnam visa on arrival service
Promotion code: WINTER2014 (valid till 31 May 2015)

Mod warning: According to Tripadvisor, there are legitimate Vietnam Visa on Arrival agents. However SmartTraveller advises that:

There have been reports of scams involving online Vietnamese visa applications. We recommend you apply for your Vietnamese visa directly from the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam.

Proceed with caution.

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    I got stung about $60 at viet embassy in Phnom Penh. Considered that a bit rich given Australia's foreign aid to the country.. Meanwhile the Russians get free 2 week visas..but that's another gripe.

    • +3 votes

      It a reciprocal tax…we screw them (& everyone else except the kiwis with visa to visit here…blame the dh's in Canberra)..same as the reason Singapore confiscate duty free not purchased there….but that's another gripe.

      The reason the Ruskies get a free visa, they help support Vietnam against the French, US, Aussie invasion….we're lucky we're allowed there at all.

      As for the deal…great deal, these visa on arrival are legit in Vietnam. But it does mean you spend 20-60min extra at the airport waiting to be processed by every man + dog wanting to look at it.

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      Yes it is strange that Russians get free entry, especially considering that there are Russian prostitutes throughout Asia, and I believe that there are a lot more undesireables in Russia than in countries like Australia. There is little likelihood of Australians illegally staying in Vietnam. Unfortunately Visas are a very short sighted revenue raiser for Vietnam. Maybe Russians have negotiated a deal due to the Russian run oil fields off the Vietnam coast. There are a lot of Russians living & working in Vietnam connected with these.

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    This deal links to a page that mentions TUN travel as the agency. Discussion on tripadvisor

    • +1 vote

      @moocher: please read whole story. The topic writer has said apology
      "First I must apologise to TUN Travel as it appears the fault does indeed lie not at your door but with the system in place at the immigration office. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I hope my commets here will do something to nulify my earlier outburst."

  • +4 votes

    If you plan to go on Holiday to Vietnam, don't risk wasting your trip. Get a visa the proper way from the Embassy.

    • -1 vote

      This. You don't know who you're dealing with going through these travel agents.

      • +2 votes

        that and also visa on arrival sucks - you will have to wait for anywhere up to 2 hours in HCMC airport while they process it.

        Only reason to get Visa on Arrival is if you are in a hurry and don't have time to mail your passport to or visit the embassy.

    • -1 vote

      "Get a visa the proper way from the Embassy". Visa on Arrival is also a 'PROPER WAY', but if it is your first or second trip to Vietnam, then you might find it less stress to get a visa at the Embassy rather than on arrival. However this bargain is about a VOA, and it is a good deal for a VOA.

    • +2 votes

      You can send off your visa via post if you like, I will stick with VOA's at considerably less expense and the visa never leaves my sight.

      I have over 20 VOA stamps in my passport, most from Tun/Hotels Vietnam, prompt service zero problems.

      Also should add, longest I have ever had to wait was 35 minutes, most of the time I am waiting at the carousel and bags still haven't arrived.

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    Not sure if it works, but if it does it's heaps cheaper than going through the embassy yourself. Normally for a 1 month single entry VISA it'll cost about $80AUD. Multiple entry is about $115AUD.

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      I tend to go with what the authorities of the country recommend. Some countries are more strict than others when it comes to paperwork not being up to scratch.

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      I don't think it's cheaper at all. The US$21.75 is a service fee for the approval letter. You still have to pay for the visa on arrival which I think it's US$95 in 2013.

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        US$ 21.75 is for 3 months multi + US$ 95 (stamping fee)

        as @nayfon said: visa at embassy
        1 month single = AUD 80 compare with US$10.5+$45 = US$ 55.5 (total payment)
        1 month multi = AUD 115 compare with US$ 13.6 + $65 = US$ 78.6 (total payment)

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        $21.75 is still a rubbish price.

        Everyone knows the letter only costs about $11 and then pay the US$45 when you get there..

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          The price of Visas in Vietnam is high, and an inexcusable way of milking travellers. But you are NEVER going to get a discount on the actual VISA price from the Government of Vietnam. But if you are going for 3 months multi-entry visa, then you will not get any cheaper than doing a Visa on Arrival under this offer. Other VOA agents charge a hell-of-a-lot more. But if people want to go to an Embassy and pay about $50 more, then people have that option! If you know where you can beat $21.75 then I would happily use that agent.

    • +2 votes

      It has worked for well over 10yrs…

  • +2 votes

    I got mine through the embassy in australia. was concerned at first sending off my passport but it was back quite quickly and its definitely a good feeling once you land at HCMC to know its done.

  • +4 votes

    As a person who constantly goes back to Vietnam, please be advised that if this agent is legitimate, then all you are saving is 25% off the original cost of the Visa, which you would have to pay the rest of the cost at the airport. For piece of mind i would rather go to the nearest consulate/embassy or agent and get my Visa done.

    Saving 25% off your visa with might seem like a good deal but wait until you try to talk with the authorities there, they would probably hold you for the next hour doing all sorts of "screening" and probably force you to pay the full fare if they find something is not right.

  • +1 vote

    I find it totally unfair that a warning has been posted with the sole reason being others names had appeared on the letter of permission to enter the country. I have used tuntravel for both my previous trips to Vietnam, will use them again and continue to refer to friends. They do have good PR, excellent communication skills. In saying that, if this discount does refer to the Visa fee you pay upon arrival, as dcnguyen82 states, tread very carefully as you are dealing with authorities when you arrive, not a travel agent!

  • +1 vote

    Thank you binatang!
    So please do not worry, the discount code is special offer for new travel season and only for service fee, not stamping fee. Everything will still be good as before.

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    I worked for a Vietnamese travel agent for 3 years. left because the pay is crap. In my experience, just get ur visa done via a travel agent. Sure its a bit expensive, but in the cost of the visa only 10-15$ go to the agent because they all compete to each other, the rest to the consulate n embassy. The agent can do it within a week sometimes within 3 business days. Plus when u have a valid visa, the check in ppl at airport will not give u a dirty look. If you need some tips of where to go in Vic u can inbox me n i will try to help. :)

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      The Embassy does it in 3 days too.

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        Yeah but for ppl not in canbera or sydney. It will cost them 2 express return envelope n the money order anw. The agent will fill out the paperwork and everything.

        • -4 votes

          Which wasn't your selling point it was the speed. With this world of identity theft I don't provide my passport information to ANYONE except officials. I have a booking for a cruise in Halong and organised to travel to their office to provide them that information because I wont email my passport details.

          Why the hell would I just give it to a random person over the internet for a visa which I may or may not get?

          And I just filled out the paper work yesterday. Took me 3 minutes.

      • +1 vote

        and charges more and I have to trust aust post with my passport and I have to pay for postage.

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    Rep's price doesn't include stamping fee payable on arrival in Vietnam.

  • +3 votes

    It seems that there are some people here who do not know what they are talking about. Hotels-in-Vietnam and Tuntravel have both been around for a very very long time and I have used both of them without any problem. This is a very good deal for VOA 3 month multiple entry. Embassy Visa versus VOA is a completely different issue. But certainly a big difference in price. $A170 versus $US116.75. If you want an Embassy Visa then go for it! But if you want a 3 month multiple entry 'VOA' then this is great. The best price that I could previously find was per https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/141413
    'Visas on Arrival' NEVER include stamping fee!! And the OP did state "only for service fee"
    I have had dozens of VOA's and waited between 10 and 40 minutes, but maybe I was lucky.
    Anyone who thinks that this is a bad deal for a VOA, then please tell me where you can get a cheaper one!!
    PS all of this talk about problems at the airport in Vietnam is rubbish too.

    • -1 vote

      Well its about the saving vs hassle really. U pay a bit more for peace of mind. When u go for holiday the least part u wanna worry about is am i gonna be able to enter the country i wanna visit. Not disputing the good name or how long the business in place. Just the risk for tourist to take when travel there. Plus most vietnamese do it through agents. There are a good reason for that.

  • +2 votes

    ^ Vietnamese people don't need a visa.
    I've used Tun travel before with VOA's,train & internal flights, hotels and only ever had good service from them . They even delivered the train tickets to the hotel.
    Just checked my old VOA's from them they state your Name DOB Nationality and Passport number that's all. If I was standing behind someone at any immigration point in the world you could read that off any incoming or out going passenger card they have in their hand waiting in line.

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      Everyone doesn't have a vietnamese passport and not in the group of visa exemption required to have an entry visa.

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