Over the past few years, more and more Swedish citizens are going to Vietnam for a holiday break. That’s not really surprising because Vietnam has plenty of interesting sights that cater to travelers of all kinds. It has beautiful beaches, interesting historical attractions, delicious foods, and more.
As a Swedish citizen, you’re able to enter Vietnam without a visa but for only a period of 15 days. That’s definitely not enough to see everything that this big country has to offer. Thankfully, the Swedish citizens are among those who are eligible for the e-visa, a type of visa that will allow you to stay in Vietnam for up to a month or 30 days.
The e-visa is an electronic version of the standard Vietnam visa that the Vietnam Immigration will issue to foreign visitors. This visa will be processed online and will be sent to you online as well. All you need to do is to print it and the printed document will already serve as your visa. You will present the passport control and you’ll be able to enter the country to enjoy your holiday.
This visa is applicable only for single entry and will let you stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days. Through this e-visa program, the Government of Vietnam is hoping to encourage more foreigners to enter the country, which will help to boost its tourism economy.
Swedish citizens who wish to apply for an e-visa to Vietnam can simply go online and apply from the website of Vietnam Immigration. Of course, as with any visa application, you are required to submit certain requirements. Here are the things you need to prepare for your e-visa application:
The standard processing time of the Vietnam e-visa is 3 business days, but this could take a little longer if you will apply during the busy season. But if you need your visa very urgently, you can request a rush processing of your visa with an added fee. Here are the different processing times of the Vietnam e-visa:
The Vietnam e-visa for Swedish passport holders will grant you a stay of 30 days in the country. You would be able to extend the visa’s validity but you need to get in touch with an agency in Vietnam that can reapply the visa on your behalf. Since it is a single-entry visa, you can only use it to enter the country once.
Once your e-visa is approved, you’ll get an email from the Immigration Department informing you of the status. You’ll also receive instructions on how you can download a copy of the e-visa. So follow the instructions and print a copy of the e-visa once you’re able to download it.
When you enter Vietnam, give the Immigration Officer a copy of the e-visa along with your passport. The officer will compare the details from your passport to that of your e-visa so it’s very important that you carefully fill out the application form. Make sure that the details correspond with what’s on your passport.
The biggest advantage of getting an e-visa is that you’ll be able to obtain this visa anywhere and at any time you want to. For as long as you are connected to the Internet, applying for this visa is easy and convenient.
Once you are online, simply access the website for the Vietnam e-visa application. Fill out the form and provide the requirements needed. Make a payment with your card or PayPal and submit the application. In about 3 days, you will receive your visa and you can bring that to your trip to Vietnam. Everything should take only less than 10 minutes of your time.