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Mar, 2019

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How to make Vietnam visa run to Cau Treo Border (Laos)

How to make Vietnam visa run to Cau Treo Border (Laos)

By Vivian Lin

A visa run is as a journey for foreigners to renew a Vietnam visa as well as a chance for them experience new landscapes and culture of another country. Cau Treo Border may be the cheapest and fastest route for expats to make visa run from Hanoi city.


Bus from Hanoi to Cau Treo Border


Visa runners may decide to rent or use their private vehicle to take a border crossing trip from Vietnam to Laos via Cau Treo Border. However, majority of expats choose to take a bus because of its cheapness and convenience in procedure.


Additionally, you also can find some tourism company that providing daily buses (seating and sleeping) such as Trekking Company, Camel or No.14 Bus Company. Normally, the bus departs from Hanoi at 6.30-7.30pm, visitors will overnight on the bus and arrive in Laos in the following day’s afternoon.


Visa running expats have to pay for ticket fare from VND 250,000 (USD 12) to VND 500,000(USD 22), however, it may change by seasons and bus providers. In Hanoi, travelers can pay directly the bus ticket at some address: 3A Nguyen Gia Thieu, 35B Nguyen Huy Tuong and Nuoc Ngam Bus Station (Giai Phong Street).


Exit Vietnam through Cau Treo border in Laos


Before your border crossing trip, you need to prepare some important document including your original passport, stamping fee, 02 passport - size photos, original letter of approval for Vietnam visa, and completed Vietnamese visa application form.


Once you reach Cau Treo Border, you have to get an exit stamp in Vietnam immigration counter. After an exit stamp on the passports and a short mini-bus ride, you will reach the Laos border checkpoint to do Laos visa procedure. Otherwise, if you are not required Laos visa, you can enter Lao directly through the check-in counter. This might be great time for you to explore the beauty of Laos or you can choose to come back Vietnam right away.


Return Vietnam and get new Vietnam visa


Mind you that, you need to get a Laos exit stamp at the check-out counter before leaving Laos. In there, you are required to complete a form and show some documents including your passport, visa approval letter, passport-sized photos and pay for visa fee. Queue up, get your visa stamped and you will be back in Vietnam with a new Vietnam visa.


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