Several years ago, getting a Vietnam visa was not that easy. But thanks to the introduction of the Vietnam e-visa, foreign visitors, including citizens of Portugal can now go online and request for their visa to Vietnam.
The Vietnam e-visa was introduced last February 2017 as part of the government’s efforts to encourage more foreign visits into the country. Initially, the e-visa was made available to citizens of 40 countries. But because of its success, this visa is now available to citizens of more than 80 countries and that includes Portugal.
The biggest benefit of using the e-visa is that it’s so easy to apply. It’s an online visa, which means that all you need to do is to access the Internet and apply from there. You no longer need to visit an embassy of Vietnam just to get the visa. Once this visa is approved, it will be sent to you by email and all you will do is print it.
The Vietnam e-visa system is an online facility that will process visas for foreigners who are coming to Vietnam for a visit. This visa can be used for both tourism and business purposes. Since you no longer need to schedule an appointment with an embassy or approach an agency for this visa, it’s very convenient to apply.
Applying for a Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Portugal is so easy. All you need is a computer or mobile phone. Of course, you need to connect to the Internet in order to get access to the online facility.
When you’re online, open the Vietnam e-visa online application system. Fill out the form with your name, email address, birthdate, passport number, and other important details. You’ll also be asked to upload a scanned copy of the biological page of your passport. This is the page that has your data and shows the passport number and expiration date. A recently taken photo with a white background will also be required so you need to have this ready beforehand.
For Portuguese citizens who are applying for a Vietnam e-visa, you’ll be asked to pay for the processing fee. Of course, this also applies to other nationalities as well. The fee will vary depending on your nationality and the processing time that you have chosen. It’s usually around $25 – $40.
Anyone can apply for the e-visa online without any issues. The process is pretty straightforward. Even if you are not too techie, you should be able to manage just fine. Here are the steps:
The rules and regulations for the Vietnam e-visa application could change from time to time. Also, the rules will change depending on nationality. Therefore, make sure you check the website of Vietnam Immigration leading to your trip. That way, you will know the latest regulations for the Vietnam e-visa for Portuguese citizens. If you are doubtful, it is best to send them an email to ask.
The standard processing time of the Vietnam e-visa is 3 -5 business days. But it could take longer depending on the number of applications that the Vietnam Immigration will receive. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you apply for your e-visa at least two weeks before your trip to the country.
As you see, the process of applying for a Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Portugal is very easy. As a matter of fact, it will only take less than 10 min. But in order to avoid any problems, make sure you fill out the form very carefully. Double-check the details and ensure that they match with what’s on your passport. The immigration officer at the passport control of Vietnam will ask for your passport and visa. He or she will compare your passport to that of your e-visa before stamping your passport for entry.