May 23, 2020
Visa tips

How long is the processing for the Vietnam E-visa

The processing time of the Vietnam e-visa will vary greatly. This will usually depend on the number of visa applications that the Vietnam Immigration Dept. needs to process. If it’s the peak season, then you can expect the processing time to take longer than usual. You will also be given an option to choose the processing time of your visa. If you need it faster, then you can expect to pay more. Here are your options:

  1. Standard processing – with this option, your e-visa could be processed in as fast as 3-5 business days.
  2. Rush processing – for this option, your visa will be processed in as fast as 2 business day.
  3. Super rush processing – if you needed the visa very urgently, you can choose the super rush processing option. With this option, you’ll get your visa in same day!
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So after you have printed a copy of your e-Visa, all you need to do is to fly to Vietnam. As you arrive at the airport, present your e-visa copy along with your passport to the immigration officer.

To apply for the e-visa, you just need to fill out the form online. Make a payment and wait for a confirmation.

Canadian travelers to Vietnam will be able to use the e-Visa in various ports of entry in the country. Unlike the visa on arrival that you can only use at Vietnam airports, the e-Visa can also be used in some land borders and seaports.

As mentioned, you’ll be asked to pay for the e-visa processing fees when you apply online. You can pay with your debit or credit card.

If you are still not yet convinced why the Vietnam e-visa is a better option, then here are more reasons: No need to queue at the airport when waiting for your visa stamp. No need to pay for stamping fee on arrival like visa on arrival.

There are several other types of Vietnam visa that a visitor can apply for.  If you prefer the traditional method of visiting a Vietnam embassy and get a visa stamped in your passport, you can go ahead and do so.

One of the biggest benefits is, via e-visa, you can visit Vietnam via sea, land, and air. Whereas, the visa on arrival option doesn’t have this feature.

Applying for a Vietnam e-visa is so easy. However, it’s very important that you do it very carefully.