How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia

If you’re headed to Vietnam after Cambodia, you’ll need to arrange a visa in advance. The price of getting a Vietnam visa in Cambodia is far cheaper than in Western countries, so you can save a bundle by getting it here.

Vietnam visa

Heading to Vietnam and need a visa? Skip the embassy and head to a travel agent.

At the time of writing, the following countries are able to visit Vietnam without a visa:

  • 15 days: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Japan, South Korea
  • 21 days: Philippines
  • 30 days: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia

If you aren’t from one of these countries, you will need to get a visa for Vietnam in advance. If you apply in your home country, it can cost two to three times the price as if you apply for a visa at the embassy in Phnom Penh or at the Sihanoukville or Battambang consulate. However, the fees at the embassy and consulates are about the same as what you’ll pay at any of the hundreds (thousands?) of travel agents in the country. Plus, the agents manage to get the visas processed in the same amount of time and with less hassle. The Vietnam embassy is an exercise in frustration and is best avoided.

If you choose to apply for a Vietnam visa at the embassy, you’ll need a visa application form (available at the embassy or you can fill it out in advance where to get passport photos in Phnom Penh)

At the Vietnam embassy or consulates, visas cost:
1-month single-entry visa: $40
1-month multiple-entry visa: $50
3-month single-entry visa: $60
3-month multiple-entry visa: $75

Processing time is one working day (although this can sometimes end up being two working days), and the three-month multiple-entry visa takes longer. They offer same-day or next-day processing for an additional $10. Be aware that the consulate is closed for all Cambodia and Vietnam holidays (and there are lots of them) so factor that into your visa planning.

If you apply through a travel agent, you do not need a visa application form or a photo. Prices fluctuate and seem slightly negotiable.

In Phnom Penh, Cina Travel near the riverside is a good choice for getting your visa to Vietnam. For $52, they can even get you a one-month single-entry visa in two hours, provided you bring your passport to them in the morning, and including a passport photo will make processing time faster. Cina Travel is able to get 3-month multiple-entry visas with no problem.

For 2-day processing, they quoted us:
1-month single entry visa: $42
1-month multiple entry visa: $53
3-month single entry visa: $56
3-month multiple entry visa: $80 (takes three days, Vietnam address is required; for an extendable 3-month visa a letter of invitation is required and the cost is an additional $5)

Another option is expat favorite for visa and license issues, Lucky! Lucky! Motorcycle Shop.

For 2-day processing, they quoted us:
1-month single-entry visa: $42
1-month multiple-entry visa: $55
3-month single entry visa: $58
3-month multiple entry visa: $85 (this will take 3 days rather than two and an address in Vietnam is required)

They can have your visa ready the same day for an additional $15.

In Siem Reap, Sopheak Na Travel is the most popular place in town for Vietnam visas. Visas take one day, but you can pay extra for same-day processing.

1-month single-entry visa: $40
1-month multiple-entry visa: $75
3-month single entry visa: $60
3-month multiple entry visa: $95 (2 day and an address in Vietnam is required)

 

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

436 Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh
T: 023 726 274
vietnamembassy-cambodia.org

Consulate General of Vietnam in Sihanoukville

310 Ekareach Blvd, Khan Mittapheap, Sihanoukville
T: 034 934 039
vietnamconsulate-shihanoukville.org

Consulate General of Vietnam in Battambang

Road No. 03, Battambang
T: 053 688 8867
vietnamconsulate-battambang.org

Lucky! Lucky! Motorcycle Shop

413Eo Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh
T: 099 808 788; 012 279 990
E: [email protected]

Cina Travel

129Eo Street 130, Psar Cha, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
T: 023 998 775; 023 998 774
E: [email protected]

91 Responses to How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia

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  1. Hallo!
    Super informative post – thank you!
    I’m a Ugandan national resident in a country where there is no consulate. This means DHL-ing my passport next door – it’ll be crazy expensive.

    I’m going to be in Cambodia next year for about a month. Do you know anyway of finding out if these agents only assist people with passports from Western countries, or if they assist everyone? Thanks!

  2. Ricky says:

    Dear Lina, my name is Ricky and I’m italian. I’d like to take a bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh. I’m going to stay 15 days in Vietnam (than I have a flight from Hanoi to Manila). Do I need a Visa?
    Thanks for your help,
    Ricky

  3. Bobby Chitrakar says:

    On the Cina Travel website the Vietnam Visa are quoted higher. Single entry 1 month is $55.00. 1 month multiple is $65.00 etc.
    Btw, love your blog. :)

  4. Nikki Atkinson says:

    Hey,

    My boyfriend and I are currently in Cambodia and will be travelling to Vietnam shortly. We landed in Vietnam and left for Cambodia 2 weeks ago and are heading back across the land border so we can fly home from Ho Chi Minh.

    We both bought British 30 day single entry visas (mistake on my part not getting a multi entry). We wondered if we can just use the 15 days free entry as we didn’t use it the first time? …. Add on question, my boyfriend has dual citizen ship for Canada and UK, his Cambodian visa is in his Canadian passport as he lives in Canada now but would he be able to use his British passport to get a free visa too? Thank you :)

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