Citizens of Kazakhstan can now visit Vietnam using an electronic visa, also known as the e-visa. The Vietnam government has launched the e-visa program to encourage more foreign visitors to come to the country. The e-visa option is available to citizens of more than 80 countries, including Kazakhstan.
Before, foreign visitors must visit a Vietnam embassy to get their visa approved, which can be inconvenient. There’s also an option to apply for a Visa on Arrival, but this will require you to queue at the airport that could take a lot of time. But thanks to the Vietnam e-visa, foreign visitors to Vietnam, including citizens of Kazakhstan, will only need to go online just to get a visa.
To apply for the Vietnam e-visa, you just need to connect to the Internet and visit the official website of Vietnam immigration. You will immediately be taken to an application form. Provide everything that is being asked from you, especially your passport details. Make sure your passport number and the expiration date is correct.
To be sure, review everything before you go on to the next page. Remember that incorrect information could deny you entry to the country. So before you click on the next page, double-check everything you have entered. Inaccuracies of data are among the reasons behind the delays in the processing of e-visa.
Generally, the Vietnam e-visa will only take up to 3 -5 business days to be processed. But during the peak season or public holidays, the processing could take longer. So to avoid any issues, it is best to apply for your visa as early as possible. It’s highly recommended to submit your application at least two weeks before your actual travel date.
The Vietnam e-visa is a single-entry visa. This means that you’ll be able to enter the country using this visa only once. The visa will allow you to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days or one month.
So what happens if you decide to extend your holiday in Vietnam to more than 30 days? In this case, you will have to look for an agency or organization that can sponsor your visa extension in the country. But this comes with a fee.
You will be happy to know that you don’t need to provide a lot of requirements when applying for a Vietnam e-visa for Kazakhstan. In fact, all you need is your passport and a few other things.
The standard processing fee for Vietnam e-visas is 3 – 5 business days. But it can also take longer than this if it’s the peak season or public holiday. That is why it’s important to send your application earlier. If possible, it should be at least 2 weeks before your trip.
But for those who need their visa urgently, you can pay for the rush processing. For a minimal fee, you can get your e-visa approved in as fast as 24 hours!
Once you have the e-visa copy, download it on your computer or mobile phone so you will have a copy. You must also print copies of the e-visa to bring on your trip to Vietnam. The e-visa copy will be presented to the Immigration Officer along with your passport when you arrive in Vietnam. Make sure you carry a copy of the e-visa with you at all times while in Vietnam.