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Difference Between E-Visa Vietnam And Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Overview about Vietnam visa policy

Visa Vietnam policy has been improved in the past few years to promote the development of tourism industry. The number of international tourists to Vietnam is growing steadily. Tourists can travel to Vietnam easily with the simple visa policy.

Most of countries, there are two simple options to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam. The first is applying for Visa on arrival, this is an option that has existed for many years and Vietnam Electronic Visa (Vietnam e-Visa) is a relatively new form to obtain the Visa. Each form of this visa has advantages and disadvantages, we will find out more information about each type as below.

Comparison Vietnam e-visa and Vietnam Visa on arrival

Vietnam Electronic Visa (Vietnam e-visa)

So far, only citizens of 80 countries can apply for a Vietnam electronic visa.

e-Visa Vietnam allows you to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days, with one entry (1 month single entry). Therefore, if your country is in the list of 80 countries that Vietnam e-Visa supported and your trip is less than 30 days, Apply for the Vietnam e-visa is the perfect choice. The e-Visa will help to save a lot of time at the airport when you arrive. You will go straight to the Passport control and enter in Vietnam.

In addition, with e-Visa, you can enter and exit Vietnam at one of 33 international checkpoints (including airports, land borders and sea border gates).

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Vietnam Visa on arrival (Visa landing Vietnam)

Another popular option to apply for a Vietnamese visa is Visa on arrival. The process of obtaining a Visa on arrival will be a bit more complicated than an electronic visa (e-Visa Vietnam), but depending on your situation, Vietnam Visa on arrival should be considered.

The main advantage of Vietnamm Visa on arrival is flexibility.
Almost all countries in the world can apply for Visa on arrival. Not limited to just 80 countries like the Vietnam e-visa. Not only that, with Visa on arrival you can choose to stay in Vietnam for up to 3 months, enter and exit the country with single or multiple times. The only downside is that you will probably spend more time at the airport to get the visa to your passport.

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Vietnam e-Visa

Visa on arrival (Vietnam Landing Visa)


Just citizens of 80 countries (include Hong Kong and Macau) can apply for the e-Visa Vietnam

Unlimited. Most of countries can apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival

Port of entry

With e-Visa Vietnam, you can enter and exit Vietnam in 1 of 33 international checkpoints, include: 8 international airports, 16 international land-ports and 9 international seaports.

Just available if you travel to Vietnam by air only. 8 international airports are available for Vietnam Visa on arrival.


You are not allowed to change the arrival port of entry after issuing

Visa on arrival is available in 8 international airports in Vietnam. It is no problem if you change the arrival airport.

Type of Visa

Tourist e-Visa and Business e-Visa

Tourist Visa and Business Visa

Number of Entry

Single entry only

Single entry and Multiple entries

Days of staying

Up to 30 days

Available for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months up to 1 year of staying

Processing time

2 working days

2 working days

Express Service

1 day express service is available

TOP rush case to collect the visa is just within 15 minutes


Full-service fee is from 35.00 USD

Approval letter fee from 6.00 USD (Not include the stamp fee at the airport)