If you’re backpacking through Southeast Asia and you wanted to get into Vietnam by land, you can pass through the Cau Treo Landport coming from Laos. But if you came from a country whose citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam, then you need to secure your visa ahead of time.
Thankfully, the Vietnam Immigration Dept. can issue tourist visas online, known as the e-visa. The e-visa is an electronic visa that is accepted in various points of entries in Vietnam, including the Cau Treo Landport. This visa will be sent to you through email and all you need to do is to print it and carry it with you at the border.
The e-visa is just like a regular tourist visa, but the difference is that it’s issued online. It’s an electronic version of the standard visa, which is why it’s also known as the electronic visa. The Vietnam e-visa serves as an official travel document that will allow you to pass through the Cau Treo landport.
Aside from using the Vietnam E-visa for Cau Treo Landport, you can also use it to enter Vietnam’s airports and seaports. Thus, travelers who are flying into Vietnam or entering through a cruise can also use this visa.
The e-visa is only good for single entry and has a validity of 30 days. Therefore you need to make sure that you get out of Vietnam within a month or you will be slapped with a hefty penalty.
When you apply for the e-visa, you are required to submit some requirements online. This is one of the good things about applying for the e-visa since you don’t need to personally send in the requirements. Here’s a list of requirements to submit for your e-visa application.
Take note that you only need to pay the processing fee when applying for the Vietnam E-visa for Cau Treo Landport. There are no other fees that you need to pay at the border. So how much will the processing fee cost you?
This will actually depend on the agency that will process your visa, but the standard processing fee is $25. Also, if you need your e-visa as soon as possible, you can pay more for rush processing. Normally, e–visa is processed within 1 – 3 business days, but this can sometimes take a long time due to some reasons. If you need your visa as soon as possible, you can choose to pay more for the processing fee. By paying extra, you can get your e-visa in as fast as 24 hours.
So how do you apply for the Vietnam E-visa for Cau Treo Landport? Here are the steps to follow:
If your visa application has been approved, the Vietnam Immigration will send you an email to inform you of this. In the email, they will provide instructions on how you can download a copy of the visa. Print it out and make sure you bring a copy of the Vietnam E-visa to Cau Treo Landport.
When you arrive at the Cau Treo Landport, proceed directly to the immigration counter. You will then be asked to fill out some forms. After you fill out the form, give it to the immigration officer along with your passport and e-visa. You will then be stamped for entry into Vietnam.