December 6, 2019
Vietnam e-visa

Vietnam e-Visa for Citizens of Austria

Austrian citizens who are planning to visit Vietnam soon should apply for their visa as early as now. Applying for a Vietnam Visa is no longer as complicated as it used to be. With the arrival of the Vietnam e-Visa, citizens of Austria will no longer need to schedule an appointment at a Vietnam visa for their visa. All you need to do is go online and visit the official website of the Vietnam E-visa Application.

Also known as the Electronic visa, the Vietnam E-visa was introduced to foreign visitors in February of 2017. This was part of their efforts to attract more foreigners into the country to visit.

As of now, the e-Visa is available to citizens of 80 countries, including Austria. So if you’re an Austrian passport holder, then this visa is a great option to consider.

Vietnam E-visa Requirements for Austrian Citizens

Perhaps, the first question that comes to your mind upon hearing about the e-visa is, what are the requirements needed? The requirements are basically the same as what you need to submit when applying for a regular Vietnam visa. However, you also need to have a credit card to pay for the visa fee online. Here are the requirements for the Vietnam e-Visa:

  • Valid passports with 6 months of validity from the date of entry in Vietnam.
  • 1 piece passport size photo. Photo Guide.
  • Passport data page with a clear photo of yourself and complete details about your personal information.
  • Credit card or debit card to pay for the e-visa fee of $25.
  • Valid email address where the e-visa will be sent.

How to Apply for the Vietnam e-Visa?

Applying for the e-Visa is so easy. In fact, it will only take a few minutes of your time. Here are the steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the E-visa application page.
  2. Fill out the application form. Double-check the details and make sure everything is correct, especially your name, passport details, birthdate, and other important information.
  3. Get your card and pay for the $25 processing fee.
  4. Take note of the e-visa registration code. You will use it to check the status of your visa.
  5. After three business days, you will receive an email with the PDF copy of the e-visa. Download the e-Visa and print the page. Keep the printed copy to bring with you on your trip.
  6. If you have not received an email for your e-Visa and it’s already more than 3 business days, send them an email to follow-up and check the status.

Processing Time of the Vietnam e-Visa

As mentioned, the normal processing of the Vietnam e-Visa is within three business days. That’s faster than applying for a standard visa from an embassy that could take weeks. In fact, there are also instances when the visa is approved in only 24 hours.

But it’s worth noting that the processing time will also depend on certain factors. There are rare instances that the visa will be delayed, especially during the peak season. Sometimes, the inaccuracy of the information provided on the application form can further delay the visa processing. Also, Vietnam immigration is closed during public holidays and this can also delay the visa processing.

To be sure, it is highly advisable to apply your Vietnam e-Visa at least a week before your trip.

Ports of Entry Where the e-Visa is Accepted

Another great thing about the Vietnam e-Visa is that it’s accepted at 28 different points o entry in Vietnam. Therefore, you can use it even when crossing land borders. Here are the points of entry where the e-Visa is accepted:

List-of-port that accept for e-visa

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for an e-Visa on behalf of my family?

Yes, you can, for as long as you have their passport and you’re able to submit the requirements stated above.

Can I apply e-Visa for multiple applicants at a time?

No, every visitor should have his or her own e-Visa. Therefore, group application is not possible.

What happens if I made a mistake and the application has already been submitted?

Make sure you contact them the moment you realize the error. That way, they can rectify the e-Visa for you as soon as possible.