Visa Entry is required to enter Vietnam
Entry visa, which is obtainable at Vietnamese Embassy or consulate in your country, or in any country where Vietnamese embassy is show up. It’s requested for all visitors irrespective of nationalities (except people from some South East countries, Japanese, Korean). Please allow ten days of processing. Some Vietnamese Embassies can make instant entry visa, but require some more fee for the fast service. The entry visa is good for travelling throughout the country, except to such restricted areas as bordering provinces, military bases, islands, etc… where a special travel permit is needed.
Procedures are quick because Vietnamese Government is trying to speed up the Vietnam Tourism as well as improving Vietnam image.
If you are already in Vietnam, and want to extend your visa, just come to provincial custom offices, procedures are easy to work out, or come to tourist offices for this type of service is also recommended.
International border gates:
By air: Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi, and Tan San Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang airport in the middle of Vietnam.
By land with China: 03 with China: Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province(Dong Xing in Chinese, Quang Xi province), Huu Nghi Quan, Lang Son province (You Yi Quan in Chinese, Quang Xin province), and Lao Cai, Lao Cai province (He Kou in Chinese, Yun Nan province).
By land with Laos: 03 with Laos: Nam Can, Nghe An province, high way 07 (Laos side call Nam Khanh, Xieng Khoang province), Cau Treo, Ha Tinh province, high way 08 (Laos side call Nam Phao, Bolikhamxai province), and Lao Bao, Quang Tri province, high way 09 (Laos side call Lao Bao)
By Land with Cambodia: 02 with Cambodia: Moc Bai in Tay Ninh province (Bavet on Cambodia side), Chau Doc in Chau Doc town, Mekong river cross (Kaam Samnor on Cambodia side)