When the new Vietnam visa stamping fee is taken effect from 2013, a lot of travelers got confused about this issue and they don’t understand why they have to pay 95 USD for a 1 month multiple entries visa. We would like to explain in detail as below:
The amendment of Article 1 of Circular No. 190/2012/TT-BTC of the Vietnam Finance Department states that from January 1st, 2013, the stamping fee for multiple entry visa is as follow:
According to this amendment, 65 USD is applied for a less-than-1-month multiple visa. It means that a 1 month multiple visa will also be a less than 6 month multiple visa. As a result, when you apply for a 1 month multiple visa, you have to pay 95 USD for stamping fee.
Tips: To pay only 65 USD when you fill in the 1 month multiple application form, please notice the box entry date and exit date.
For example, your entry date to exit date is April 15th to May 15th, you have to pay 95 USD. However, if it is April 15th to May 14th, you just have to pay 65 USD for stamp fee.
Putting it simply, since the number of days in a month is not fixed, (for example: there is only 28 days in February) please choose 27 days at the maximum if you don’t want to pay 95 USD for a 1 month multiple visa.
If you are planning a trip to Vietnam in the new year, it is important to be aware of some new fees that will be taking effect soon. Starting in early January of 2013, the Visa stamping fee charged upon arrival in Vietnam will be going up.