Now it’s been almost a week since I last heard of me. During that time, I have applied for E-VISA via the Vietnamese Immigration Authority website.
The application was received, as well as the payment and I was informed that it would take three business days.
I arrive at Hekou, the border of Vietnam and Lao Cai on 17 September.
Just before Hekou there was an ID check and police check point that I had to stay at.
After about 10 minutes, a female police officer says that my …
– Your VISA has expired and points to the second line of VISUMET where it says …
31 May – 31 Aug (Issue Date – Expiry Date).
I try to explain that these dates mean that during this time I have to cross the Chinese border otherwise expire the validity.
The female police officer shakes her head and thinks I’m wrong.
I point to the third line where it says …
060 (Duration of Stay) and also tries to explain that between 31 May and 31 August it is 92 days.
I explain for her that is No logic in her statement.
More discussion about the validity continues at least for 20 minutes and in the meantime a male police officer has taken my passport and continues to check the validity.
Now I’m getting both stressed and angry and saying I want to talk to their superiors
Nothing happens, but ten minutes later, the police officer returns and says …
Your VISA is OK, You can go!!!
Puhh, For a while, I was sure not to be allowed to leave China today.
An hour later I book in a hotel by the river and now just wait for an e-mail from the Vietnamese Immigration Authority to approve my VISA application
Because the image of the first page of the passport was not ”Full Page”, it took two days extra.
I had to resend a new copy of my first page in my Passport
WAITING, WAITING….MORE EAITING
Early morning, september 20 I received an email with Approval.
Yippie-Ki-Yay this is my day
Goodby China, Thank’s for seven weeks but now I entering Vietnam
See Yeah from Vietnam