Registration of a Thai visa in Vietnam in Hanoi - all the nuances

I already have a series of posts about obtaining a Thai visa in one of the countries adjoining Thailand: Laos. Malaysia or Cambodia. Vietnam Thailand is no longer a border neighbor, butstill, this country can be used to obtain a visa, especially since Russian citizens in Vietnam have 15 days of visa exemption. There is enough time for acclimatization after the flight, for sightseeing, and even get a visa without any problems.

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Registration of a Thai visa in Hanoi

I myself have not used this optionobtaining a Thai visa, but judging by the reviews of travelers in RuNet - getting it in Vietnam does not pose any particular difficulties. Thank you, reader Xenia for the information for this post.

From the outside it may seem that the issuing countryvery exotic, and is hardly of interest to a wide range of tourists, who mostly fly from Moscow to Bangkok. But you will be surprised if you start to compare the cost of some direct flights Moscow-Bangkok and Moscow-Hanoi. Not that constantly, but sometimes there is a rather tangible difference in price. And from Hanoi, low-cost airlines companies are already flying, which can be cheaply reached anywhere in Thailand.

Thai visa in Vietnam can be obtained in twoThe largest cities of the country: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Hanoi, I remind those who slept in geography lessons - this is the capital of Vietnam. The Thai consulate is located at 26 Phan B? I Chau, C? A Nam, Hoan Ki? M, Ha N? I, Vietnam (there is a marker on the map under the post). The consulate's website is here, and here's another embassy page on Facebook. I leave them just for the sake of decency because you should not especially count on the relevance of information in both sources. The Thais are surprisingly irresponsible in their sites, often forgetting to notify people about the consulate relocation, some innovations, or do not indicate a complete list of requirements and documents for obtaining a visa. These guys are able to maintain adrenaline in your blood.

Above, I have already briefly indicated the advantages of design.Thai visa in Hanoi: the price of the flight and the 15-day period of time when you can be in Vietnam. But there is one more, not the most critical, but an important plus: Hanoi is an untrodden path. The consulate is almost never crowded, employees have not had time to get angry from the endless stream of incorrect or fake documents, they have not yet stolen a stack of brand new visa stickers (now some readers have heard the echoes of the liable embassy in Kuala Lumpur) and the procedure for obtaining a visa in Hanoi - This is a pleasant pastime, in no problem. For now.

general information

Again I will remind you about the main tourist visaswhich you can calculate: single and multiple entry. You will be given a multivisa only at the embassy of the country whose passport you have in your pocket. So, if you are not a citizen of Vietnam, then in Hanoi you have only one option - a tourist trip. Remember! In the visa issue "month" is always 30 days. One time allows you to go to Thailand for two months with the right to extend for another month: 60 + 30 days. Extension is carried out in the office of the immigration police at the place of residence. The cost of extending a visa is 1,900 baht.

Attention! At the time of this writing (March 2018), I strongly do not recommend “forgetting” about obtaining and extending a visa to children. There are regular cases when, because of the children's overstay in the child’s passport, the whole family is denied entry. It is possible that this is a temporary trend, but Thais can easily launch a full-scale capture of both adult oversteers and children. Do not take seriously the "experienced" advisers who "drove a hundred times and everything is fine." The fact that they were lucky to violate the law does not mean that you, too, will not get a particularly zealous border guard officer who needs to follow a plan for refusals.

Consular fee, term of registration

Consular fee for tourist trip - 40dollars for one visa. Moreover, it is important to know in advance - the embassies take exactly the dollars, but in Vietnam there is no free currency trading. Even in banks. So take the dollars with you and preferably without change. In case you forget about this nuance, write down the name of the street Ha Trung - approximately in the center, near the hotel Golden Cyclo Hotel, there are a lot of jewelry stores where traders illegally bargain in currency at a divine rate.

The term of the visa - 2 working days. Today you have handed over the documents, and tomorrow you already receive them.

Consulate opening hours

Do not forget to check the holiday schedule.Thailand, they also love to relax for several days. On the website of the consulate in Hanoi, you can see the list of official holidays in public institutions in Thailand. The embassy is open from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, from 8:30 to 13:00, two o'clock lunch, and then from 13:00 to 17:30.

Document acceptance time: from 08:30 to 12:00.

The time of issuance of documents: from 13:00 to 17:30. It is better not to arrive by 13 o'clock, but an hour and a half later.

List of documents for visa in Hanoi

One of those few cases when the list of documents on the embassy website almost coincides with reality. To obtain a Thai visa in Hanoi, you will need:

  • Filled Visa Application form (download in advance, print and fill out here).
  • Two fresh photos of size 4 x 6 cm. If the pictures are old and they clearly show the difference in age or appearance - they will not be accepted.
  • Passport, before the expiration of which is not less than 6 months at the time of submission.
  • Paid tickets from Thailand. And I will give an exact quote from the site: "Evidence of travel from Thailand (air ticket paid in full)". That is, only paid air tickets are chanted. And, although the site is not written about the tickets to Thailand - they are also required.
  • Confirmation of adequate financial status. For a one-off, this is 20,000 baht per person or 40,000 baht per family.

In this case, there is always the option that the officerThe embassy will require any document from you if necessary or suggest that you conduct an interview without warning. The money that you pay when applying for a visa, in case of refusal is not refundable - the work is done, and the verification of documents and person made. Everything is fair.

According to reviews of people who have already passed thisthe procedure, the money can be shown when submitting documents to the secretary in cash, provide an extract from the bank, show an adequate account on the mobile banking of the smartphone and (in exceptional cases) simply show the credit cards in hand. The main thing is that they belong to the MasterCard and VISA payment systems.

Where to stay in Hanoi

The embassy is located in convenient proximity toHanoi railway station and near Hoan Kiem Lake (H? Hoan Ki? m). From the airport, it is at an amazing distance, so I would not look for a hotel further than a kilometer from the embassy - and you will have time to roll. I suggest to look at this selection of decent institutions up to 2500 baht per night, with free Wi-Fi and airport shuttle: Splendid Star Boutique Hotel. Lenid Hotel Tho Nhuom and O’Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa.

On the map

Map of the Thai Embassy in Hanoi

Map of the Thai Embassy in Hanoi:

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