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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.