Greek citizens are among those nationalities that would require a visa to enter Vietnam. But what’s great about applying for a visa to Vietnam is that you can now do it online, thanks to the introduction of e-Visa, also known as electronic visa. This visa option was launched last February of 2017 in an effort to promote the industry of tourism in Vietnam. Because of its success, the government has made it more available to citizens of more than 80 countries and that includes Greece.
So if you are a Greek citizen and you are planning a holiday to Vietnam, the e-Visa is worth checking out. In case you’re wondering what this visa is all about, then here’s everything you need to know.
Just like with applying for a visa for other countries, you are required to submit certain requirements when applying for a Vietnam e-visa. Here are the requirements you need to submit:
So now your next question is how to apply for the e-Visa. The good news is that applying for the e-visa is pretty simple. In fact, you just need to go through these three easy steps:
Remember that the entire steps have to be done online. You don’t need to visit an embassy or any local agent to get the visa processed, which is why the e-visa is such a great option for your visa to Vietnam.
It will normally take 3 business days for your e-visa to be processed. But there are situations where the processing could be delayed. During the peak season, Vietnam is expected to welcome millions of foreign tourists. Most of these tourists are eligible for the Vietnam e-visa, so you can expect for the e-visa processing to be really busy. Also, during the public holidays in Vietnam, the operation of the government offices in Vietnam will be closed. This can further delay the processing of your visa.
In this case, the visa processing could take up to 5 to 6 working days. To avoid any issues, it is best to apply for your visa at least a week or two before your entry date to the country. But if you really need the e-visa urgently, your best bet is to pay for the rush processing of your visa.
Another great thing about the Vietnam E-visa is that you can use it to enter in various borders and not just at the airport. If you are crossing through land borders or entering the country through a seaport, you can use the e-visa. Here are the borders where you can use your Vietnam e-visa:
Each traveler should present an e-visa upon entering Vietnam. This means that multiple travelers cannot share one e-visa. They need to apply individually for their visa. If you are traveling with a child that has his or her own passport, the child must have a separate e-visa as well. However, if the child shares a passport with you, then that’s when you can share the e-visa with your child.
If you realize after submitting the visa application that you committed a mistake, make sure you get in touch with the Vietnam Immigration as soon as possible. Inform them about the mistake so they can make the necessary corrections right away. Remember that you will present the e-visa at the immigration officer upon entry to Vietnam. So if some of the details are incorrect, you could be denied entry. Therefore, review your visa application and proceed only when everything is correct to avoid any issues.