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Vietnam airport Guide: How to pick up the visa at Vietnam airports?

Friday, April 29th, 2016 - 10:38 PM

This post will show you how to collect the Visa into your passport with Vietnam visa on arrival when you arrive Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city, or Da Nang airport in Da Nang city or in Noi Bai airprot in Ha Noi city.

To save time when picking up the visa at Vietnam airport, please prepare some documents as below prior your trip:

- Your original passport (more than 6 months validation with at least 2 blank pages)

- The visa approval letter (printed in paper already)

- The Vietnamese visa application form (Form N1) which completed information and attached photo already

- Stamping fee (25$/person for 1 month and 3 months single entry, 50$ for 1 month multiple entries and (less) 3 months multiple entries, 95$/person for less than 6 months multiple entries and 135$/person for other types of Visa)

How to get the visa at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh city)?

At Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) the Vietnam visa on arrival counter is situated on the left as you enter the immigration hall.

The Visa on arrival office is signed Landing Visa – Cấp thị thực tại chỗ”. You will come to this place first to submit your documents and get the visa into your passport.

How to get the visa at Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city)?

At Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city), the Visa On Arrival counter is situated opposite the passport control. The signage is unclear if there are lots of people.

After you submit documents to Visa landing office, you need to wait while they process it. If it is busy, keep your eyes and ears open as they will call out your name or hold up your passport / photo. In this step, you will pay for the stamping fee.

If you get the visa with some passports for you and your friends, you will receive 1 pink receipt for all, the visas will already be in the passports. Check the visas for errors while still at the window. After receiving your passports back, proceed to the 'foreigners' Control passport counter and get the stamp into your passport.

How to get the visa at Da Nang airport (Da Nang city)?

At Da Nang International airport (Da Nang city), please follow the exit signs. As soon as you enter the huge hall it is very easy to find the Visa On Arrival window - it is on the left hand side and is clearly visible. 

The process is quite quick (approximately 15 minutes with all necessary paperwork completed before landing) but do bear in mind there is no guarantee it will be always be the same. After receiving visas / passports back, progress onward to Passport control to get the blue stamp into your passport.