Right now I'm booked to stay at Little Town Villas the week of November 18. I know no one can predict the weather, but in terms of location what are thoughts on my current location versus maybe moving somewhere else? Any/all advice is more than appreciated! Autumn
The electronic visa has been available to many countries (see list here ) for a while now - meaning the online system has been thoroughly tested and applications are very straightforward. To apply you'll need to head to the government porthole:- https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu Then load up a passport photo (this free app makes that simple. Make sure your photo has no shadows and is taken with a white background). Next upload a clear photo of the ID page of your passport and fill out the form. For your expected address in Vietnam enter your hotel's address, for the entry purpose select du lich (tourism). Once you have completed the form you will be taken through to a payment gateway where you will be charged a flat fee of $25 per visa, once submitted you will be provided with a registration code for your electronic visa - make a note of this, after three days you can see if your application was successful by filling out the form on this page . Just print that out and upon entry to the country take it to the E Visa counter at the airport immigration prior to picking up your bags - in Da Nang this counter is on the left (look for the large E Visa sign). The visa is valid for 30 days. For further information visit Vietnam Tourisms official site - http://vietnamtourism.vn/plan-your-trip/official-vietnam-evisa-application
Just like the traffic on Vietnam's roads, the country has racked up a solid reputation for changing direction without warning on driving laws for foreign visitors. Staying consistent with that it has just been announced that from the beginning of December 2017 international drivers licenses issued in the UK and Australia (we are still waiting to hear of any other countries that have been added to the list) will no longer be recognised countrywide. This means that those without the appropriate license to drive legally in their own country will need to apply (and take the test) for a Vietnamese drivers license before jumping on a rental scooter to be covered by their travel insurance. Read more here : For those with a license to drive, you'll find more details on how to convert your license and helpful links at the bottom of this post. Plus some sound advice from Travel Fish about the legalities and insurance providers that will cover you if you have the correct licence for riding a bike back home If you already hold a valid drivers license in your home country (and have held it for at least six-months) you can easily convert it to a temporary Vietnam license by filling out the downloadable form here and submitting the form in person in either Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh government transportation offices. If you don't have a license in your home country forget taking a test here in Vietnam. There are very few tests held in English (the theory test alone is made up of 150 questions - try that in Vietnamese) and even if you do pass, the license can take up to three months to issue.