May 25, 2020
Visa tips

Important Things to Keep In Mind Before Applying for the Vietnam e-Visa

Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure that there are no problems in the processing of your e-Visa.

  • The Vietnam e-visa will only allow you a maximum stay of 30 days in the country. It’s 30 days from your initial entry date in the country. Therefore, you need to make sure that your return ticket is within 30 days from your date of entry into the country.
  • The standard processing time of Vietnam e-Visa could take a maximum of 5 – 7 business days. It’s therefore important that you apply for your visa at least a week before your trip. If you need the visa urgently, you can pay more for the rush processing.
  • Kids who have their own passport should also have a separate e-Visa. If they are below 14 years old and are included in the parent’s passport, then they can also be included in the e-Visa application.
  • A registration code will be provided upon the submission of your Vietnam e-visa application. Make sure you take note of the code because you’ll need that to check the status of your visa application.
  • It’s important that you carry a printed copy of the e-Visa with you at all times. You will present this at the immigration upon entry along with your passport. Some hotels may also ask you for a copy of the visa so you better keep a copy with you while inside the country.
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The application procedure online is really easy. But, the information given should be checked and reviewed before submission.

Take note that the Vietnam e-Visa is valid at 28 points of entry in the country. These include border checkpoints and international airports.

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.