Single or multiple visa?
I want to apply for a visa but I don\’t know if I need a single or multiple entry 30 day visa. We fly Melbourne to HCMC and stay for 1 week then go down the Mekong delta to Cambodia for 1 week. Then we fly from Siem Reap to HCMC (3 hour stopover at HCMC) then fly home to Melbourne. We will not leave the international airport and plan to be in transit there (& will not leave the international airport). We will just collect our bags and re-check them in as it\’s a different airline to go to Australia and stay in transit). So do you think we just need a 30 day single entry visa. Do you agree as with the second trip to Vietnam is just a stopover ? Please let me know so I put in an application for the 6 of us travelling together.
Dear Jeanette Reece,
Thank you for contacting us.
Please check with your airlines if you have to go out of the Vietnam Immigration Gate (isolated area) to reach the baggage claim belt for transit flight via Vietnam.
If yes, you have to get a new visa to pass Immigration Checking Booth. In this case, you need to apply for a 1-month multiple entry visa. If your luggage is automatically transferred and you are not going out the isolate area, a single entry visa is suitable in this case.
We hope the information is clear enough and should you have further concern, please let us know.