May 23, 2020
Visa tips

Using the E-visa to Enter Vietnam

Once you received your e-visa copy through email, just download the file and save it on your computer. Print a copy to carry on your trip to the country.

When you arrive at the airport, go straight towards passport control. Hand over the visa along with your passport to the Immigration officer. When you receive a stamp on your passport, you can then go to the luggage section to claim your bags and get out of the airport.

Take note that the e-visa is a single entry visa. It will only allow you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. You can choose to have it extended but you must do it while you’re still in Vietnam and have an agency to sponsor you.

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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.