December 30, 2019
Vietnam e-visa

Vietnam e-Visa for Citizens of Denmark

Are you from Denmark and planning a holiday to Vietnam soon? If so, then you should know that as a citizen of Denmark, you are required to have a visa before you can enter the country for a visit. But here’s the good news – you can now apply for your Vietnam visa online and don’t need to go to a Vietnam embassy.

Last February 2017, the Vietnam government has launched an e-visa program that allows foreigners to apply for their visa over the Internet. This simplifies the process of entering the country, especially among citizens of Denmark who previously need to go to an embassy just to get a visa for their travel to Vietnam. And although it’s also possible for them to get a Visa on Arrival, the e-visa is a more convenient option.

What Is the Vietnam e-Visa for Citizens of Denmark?

The Vietnam e-visa is basically an online version of the Vietnam visa. But instead of going through the traditional process of applying from a Vietnam embassy, this visa will simply require you to go online. Also known as the electronic visa, the visa will be sent to you via email once approved. It will be in a PDF format so you need to download it and print a copy.

Initially, the e-visa option was made available to citizens of 46 countries only. However, the Vietnam government decided to add more eligible countries. Now, this visa is available to citizens of more than 80 countries and that includes Denmark.

Country list for Vietnam e-visa

The Vietnam e-visa is a single-entry visa that will let you stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days. You could possibly request an extension while still in the country if you ever decide to extend beyond 30 days.

What Are the Documents Needed to Apply for the Vietnam e-Visa?

You’d be glad to know that there is not a lot of requirements that you need to comply with when applying for the e-visa. Denmark nationals who wish to apply for the Vietnam e-visa should prepare the following:

  • Passport – you should have your Denmark passport ready. Also, your passport must be valid for at least 180 days from your date of entry. You will also be asked to send a scanned copy of the passport’s biographical page showing your photo. Sample for passport’s bio page.
  • Application form – when applying for the Vietnam visa, you will be asked to fill out a form online, at the website of the Vietnam Immigration. Make sure you fill it out completely and accurately. Double-check the information especially the details from your passport. If you end up providing incorrect information, your visa application could be rejected. Worse, you could be denied entry to Vietnam.
  • Valid email address – the e-visa will be sent to your email address once approved. Therefore, make sure you provide a valid email address where the visa will be sent.
  • Debit card or credit card – you need to pay for the visa processing fee so make sure you have your card ready. You can also pay using your PayPal account if you want.

How Long Will the Processing of the e-Visa Take?

The processing of your Vietnam e-visa will vary greatly. Thankfully, you will be asked to choose the option of the processing time when you apply. Here are the three different modes of e-visa processing time:

  • Standard– this will take up to 3 business days.
  • Rush – this will be processed within 2 days.
  • Super rush – your visa will be ready in same day.

How Much Will the E-visa Processing Cost You?

Understandably, the processing fee that you’ll pay for your e-visa will mainly depend upon the processing timeframe you have chosen.

If you have chosen the standard processing, you’ll pay $35 only. For those who wanted a rush processing of their visa, you’ll have to pay $50. Travelers who opted for a super rush should be ready to pay $90.

Please see Vietnam visa  fees for update.

Important Things To Know About the e-Visa

Take note that the e-visa will only allow you to stay in Vietnam for 30 days. You could request for an extension, but you need to have an agency or organization to sponsor your stay. If you already know ahead of time that you’ll be staying for more than 30 days in Vietnam, you should consider getting the Visa on Arrival. This visa will allow you multiple entries for a stay of up to 60 days.

When entering Vietnam, make sure you present a printed copy of the e-visa along with your passport. Make sure you carry a copy of the visa with you at all times. If you are traveling with a child and he or she has a passport, you need to apply for a separate e-visa. But if your child shares your passport with you, then you can also include him or her in your Vietnam e-visa.