Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia today. Every year, millions of foreign visitors from around the world would come to this beautiful country for a holiday. Because of this, some airlines have offered direct flights from Europe going to Vietnam. This has made it easier for European visitors, including citizens of Lithuania, to come to Vietnam for a holiday.
And now that they have launched the e-visa program, it’s even easier for Lithuanian citizens to come to the country. Under this program, Lithuanian passport holders who wish to visit the country can simply apply for their visa online.
The Vietnam e-visa is a single-entry visa that will allow Lithuanian citizens to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days. This visa is like an electronic version of the regular visa that will be sent to your email once approved. You just need to print the visa and this is what you will show the Vietnam Immigration Officials when entering the country.
Unlike the typical visa that you need to apply from a Vietnam embassy, this visa will only require you to fill out the application form online. You will pay for the visa online as well and it will be sent to your email in 3 – 5 business days.
It’s easy to apply for the Vietnam e-visa online. In fact, it will only take you around 10 min to complete. Here are the steps to apply for an e-visa through the government website https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn.
After a few days, you will receive an email regarding the status of your e-visa. Click on the link on the email and you will be directed to that page where you can download your e-visa copy. You will be asked to provide the registration code and other information before you can access your e-visa.
After downloading your e-visa, it’s time to fly to Vietnam. If possible, print two copies of the visa so you will have a spare copy. Show the e-visa to the immigration officer when passing through the passport control of Vietnam’s airport.
Although the process of applying for a Vietnam e-visa is easy, it’s important that you do it the right way. Or else, your visa application could be denied. Worse, you might not be allowed to enter the country. Therefore, double-check everything before you submit the form.
If, for instance, you realized later on that you have entered the incorrect information, email the Vietnam Immigration immediately. That way, they can rectify your visa to avoid any problems. Remember, you will be asked to present your passport at the immigration along with your e-visa. They will compare the details on your visa to that of your passport. So be very careful with entering your passport number and expiration date.
If you are traveling with your kids and they already have their own passports, apply separate e-visa for them. But if your kids share a passport with you, then you can share the e-visa as well.
As mentioned, the e-visa is a single-entry visa with a validity of 30 days. If you are planning to stay in the country for longer than 30 days, you should choose a different visa. You can perhaps apply for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival – this is a multiple entry visa that will allow you to stay in the country for up to 90 days. But for the visa on arrival, be prepared to queue at the visa counter when you arrive from your flight. It could sometimes take a while before you can be given your visa especially during the busy season.