December 11, 2019
Vietnam e-visa

Applying for Vietnam e-Visa for Brazilian Citizens

The Vietnam e-Visa is an official Vietnamese visa that the Immigration Department of Vietnam would issue to citizens of more than 80 countries including Brazil. This document will allow a Brazilian citizen to enter the country and stay for 30 days. But unlike the standard visa that you need to personally apply from a Vietnam embassy or on arrival at the airport, this visa can only be acquired online.

When you are approved of this visa, it will be sent to your email or you can download it from their website. You just need to print a copy and bring it with you on your trip. There’s no need to show up at an embassy or at the visa counter at the airport to claim the visa.

Using the Vietnam E-Visa in Entering Vietnam

The Vietnam E-visa is accepted at the International airports of Vietnam as well as in some ports of entry in the country. When you arrive at the country, you need to present the visa together with your passport to the immigration officer. The officer will validate the authenticity of your visa and will refer to your passport for verification. Your passport will then be stamped, which indicates that you are now free to enter Vietnam.

Although you have a printed copy of the e-Visa, it is advised that you keep a soft copy in your phone, laptop, or tablet. There are instances when you will be asked for your visa while in the country. Also, it is very useful for when you end up misplacing your printed copy of e- Visa.

What is Vietnam e-Visa?

Vietnam’s Immigration Department launched the Vietnam e-Visa last February 2017. This was offered to 80 countries including Brazil. It’s an electronic version of the actual visa and is the easiest and most convenient type of visa to avail.

The Vietnam e-Visa for Brazilian citizens is a single-entry visa that will allow you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. To apply for the visa, just go online, fill out the form, and make a payment with your debit card or credit card. Once the visa is approved, you will be notified through the email you have provided.

Vietnam e-Visa Requirements and Procedures

Brazilian citizens who wanted to apply for the Vietnam e-Visa must have an ordinary passport having a validity period of at least six months from the date of intended entry into the country. To apply for the visa, you must make sure to provide all the information that is required on the online application form. You will also be asked to provide a passport size photo (Photo guide) and the biographical page in your passport (Sample for passport’s bio page). After you fill out the form and provide the requirements, it’s time to make a payment. So be ready with your debit card or credit card. You can also pay with PayPal if that’s the payment method that you would prefer.

Once your e-Visa is approved, you will receive an email with a link on where you can download a copy of your e-Visa. Click the link and enter the registration code that will be provided during your application. Print the e-Visa and bring it on your flight to Vietnam. You will then provide the printed copy to the immigration at the airport or at the border if you prefer to enter by land.

Validity and Duration of Stay

The Vietnam e-Visa for Brazilian citizens will allow you to stay in the country for no more than 30 days. Before, they would not allow an extension of the visa. However, there are now organizations and agencies that would be willing to sponsor your stay and will extend the validity of the visa on your behalf. Of course, this comes with a fee and you can only request the extension while you’re in the country.

Things to Remember Before You Apply for your e-Visa

Brazilian citizens are required to accomplish the application form online in order to be approved of the visa. Before you start applying for the visa, make sure you have the following:

  • Valid email address
  • Brazilian passport with at least six months of validity.
  • Digital copy of a recent passport-sized photo. Photo guide.
  • A debit card or credit card for the payment of visa processing fees.

Application Process

  • Simply visit the official website and click on the button to apply for the visa.
  • Provide the details that are being asked from you especially the information from your passport.
  • Upload your passport size photos and the biographical page of your passport.
  • Double-check the information you entered and make sure they are accurate.
  • Make a payment using your card.
  • Wait for the confirmation that your payment has been received and your visa is already being processed.

After about five business days, you should receive an email regarding the status of your visa. If not, call the customer support line to make a follow-up.