Vietnam Visa on arrival or Vietnam landing visa is an alternative way to get your visa for Vietnam. The visa will be issued for you at International airports in Vietnam.
To get Vietnam Visa on arrival, you just need to fill in our "Vietnam visa application Form online", pay the service fee, get your "Visa approval letter" within 1 or 2 working days and pick up your visa at your destination airport (Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang city) and Da Nang airport (Da Nang city).
After we obtain the approval letter for you, we will forward you a copy by email. Copies of the same document will be forwarded on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration checkpoints at International Airports only. When you arrive in Viet Nam, the Immigration officers will have those documents ready and will be able to issue your entry visa quickly.
Vietnam Visa approval letter is a document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Ministry of Public Security). It functions as an official permission allowing its owner(s) to board the flight to Vietnam and get visa stamped onto the passport upon arrival at Vietnam airports.
With this Visa approval letter, you can use to get Vietnam Visa at 1 of 4 Vietnam international airports, including Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang city) and Da Nang airport (Da Nang city).
(*) Note 1: Because Vietnam Immigration Office policy, they list a number of people on the same visa letter, so we offer private/confidential visa letter is showing your name or your group in 1 letter without others name on your letter. But you have to pay extra 8USD/letter for you or your group.
(*) Note 2: The letter of approval cannot be amended once it is issued, you are required to apply for a new letter in case you wish to update your information.
Normally, the visa approval letter is processed and delivered to your email within one to three (01 to 03) working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays) after you finished your Vietnam visa application and made payment of service fee.
Vietnam Visa approval letter can be done within 2 or 4 or 8 hours for rush case. It is also OK to get a Visa letter and fly to Vietnam on Saturday, Sunday or Vietnam publish holidays. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org when you need Rush Visa.
(*)Note: the visa counter at Vietnam airport is 24/7 open so if you already have the approval letter, you can still pick up your visa at Vietnam airport on weekend.
Below is the sample of Vietnam Visa Approval letter.
To get this approval letter, you – the visa applicant is required to submit a Vietnam Visa application online with us. All your information will be sent to Vietnam Immigration Department for checking and approving. Then the Visa approval letter will be published.
You have this letter, it means you are allowed to enter Vietnam for a specific time and your Vietnam Visa will be issued at Vietnam airports. This letter will be sent to you by email. You just need to print it out and use it for boarding and getting the Visa at Vietnam airport.
Yes, visa on arrival is NOT VALID for OVERLAND ENTRY. The four international airports in Vietnam that you can receive your visa stamp with this approval letter are: Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang city) and Da Nang airport (Da Nang city).
(*) Note: If you plan to enter Vietnam by land or cruise, please visit a Vietnamese embassy to get your visa.
In most cases, a passport scan is not required for an online visa application. However, if the Immigration office wishes to verify the information you provide, you are required to send them a scan copy of your passport. In such cases, we will notify you by email immediately.
To apply for a visa to Vietnam, your passport must have at least 6 month's validity. Therefore, if your passport is about to expire, please get a new one before applying for your visa in order to avoid unwanted problems at the airport.
* Please note that you are not allowed to get the Vietnam Visa if your passport is less than 6 months validity.
The date of arrival you provide should be the earliest date you plan to arrive in Vietnam because you cannot arrive in Vietnam before that date but you can arrive later than that date once it is granted in your visa approval letter. You also do not need to provide the exact date of exit, just provide the last day you plan to stay in Vietnam and you can exit Vietnam before that date.
For example,if you apply for 1 month visa and your planned arrival date is Mar 01, 2015, you can provide Apr 01, 2015 as your exit date, and you visa will be valid from Mar 01, 2015 to Apr 01, 2015. You can arrive in Vietnam anytime between Mar 01 and Apr 01 but must leave the country by Apr 01, 2015, unless you get a visa extension.
Note: The visa approval letter cannot be amended once it is issued, so in case you wish to arrive earlier than the date stated on the approval letter, you are required to apply for a new letter to update the date of arrival.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will see Visa landing counter. You will come to this place to get the visa into your passport before queuing in line at Passport control to get the stamp and enter Vietnam.
Please remember to bring at least 2 passport-sized photos(04*06cm), 25 USD/person for stamp fee per person (1 month single entry) and 50 USD for the multiple entry, your original passport and the Vietnamese visa application form (information completed already).
You will submit these documents at "Visa Landing counter", the officers will check and give the visa into your passport.
Please remember to check information in your Visa after you get your passport back.
A Vietnamese visa application can be applied for 1 day to 6 months in advance. Although it takes only 1 -2 working days to get your visa approved for Tourist Visa and 3 to 7 working days for business visa, it is strongly advised that you apply for a Vietnamese visa 2 weeks before your arrival date to avoid any payment or other administrative problems.
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Notes: Though our working hours are from 8.00 to 16.00, the website service is available 24/7 and is systematically automated. Therefore, you can still apply for a visa even when it is midnight in Vietnam.
You can pay for the approval letter after you submit your application.
If you have problems with payment, email us at email@example.com and we will send you a link to follow in order to pay. Keep in mind that no application can be processed until the full payment is made.
Shortly after you submit your application, you should receive a confirmation email in the email address you provided us with. In this email, we confirm the information you entered earlier. If you find out any mistakes, please contact us right away by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not catch the mistake until later, you will have to re-apply for a new visa with the correct information.
Visa on arrival works if you arrive at any of the four international airports: Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang city) and Da Nang airport (Da Nang city).
There is no problem with switching between these four airports.