I am flying into Ho Chi Minh airport, with an onward connection to Siem Reap 3 hours after. I need to get a visa on arrival, as I will be entering Vietnam by boat downstream a week later. I would like to get my Vietnam VOA at Saigon airport, but will I still be able to go through transit to my onward flight? Or will I have to clear immigration and re enter the airport? I won’t have to go to luggage claim as my luggage with be checked in until Siem reap (both flights are with Vietnam airlines). J. Jervis 

Dear J. Jevis,

If you wish to use Vietnam visa on arrival, you should get visa stamped on your first arrival in Ho Chi Minh city before your next flight to Siem Reap and then get back to the international terminal immediately to get on flight to Siem Reap. But in this case, you must apply for a multiple entry visa to Vietnam so that for you can re-enter Vietnam by any means of transport and don’t need to follow the visa procedure any more. 

You can also use our fast-track immigration service to save time queuing at the Immigration Counter to get visa stamped onto your passport. 

We hope this information is clear to you. Please feel free to contact us for any further details.

Wish you all good things,