Citizens of Solomon Islands need a visa to be able to enter Vietnam. Thankfully, getting a visa to Vietnam is no longer that complicated, now that the e-visa option is here. With the Vietnam e-visa, you’re only required to fill out a form online. In only 3 days, you will get your visa and you can then fly to Vietnam to enjoy your holiday.
The Vietnam Government introduced the e-visa because they wanted foreign visitors to visit their country and boost its tourism industry. With this visa, foreigners no longer have to go through the hassles of applying personally at a Vietnam embassy. But take note that this type of visa is only available to citizens of more than 80 countries, including those who are from the Solomon Islands.
As an electronic visa, the Vietnam e-visa can only be applied over the Internet. With this visa, you will have to fill out a form online. It’s the same application form that you will use with the standard visa, except that you’ll fill out the form online.
Once approved, you can use the visa to enter the country once and stay there for up to a month or 30 days. The best thing about this visa is that you’d be able to use this at various borders, not only at the airport. You can also use this visa to enter the seaports and land borders of the country.
As mentioned, citizens of the Solomon Islands can use the e-visa to enter Vietnam once, since it is a single-entry visa. While in Vietnam, the visa will be valid for up to 30 days or one month. You can choose to extend the visa if you have decided to lengthen your stay.
But if you already know in advance that you needed to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you might as well get the Visa on Arrival. With this visa, you can request a pre-approval letter ahead of time and claim your visa as you arrive at the airport. This is a multiple-entry visa and will allow you to stay in the country for up to 90 days.
What’s great about the Vietnam e-visa is that it will not require you to submit a lot of requirements or paperwork. And unlike the Visa on Arrival, you don’t need to queue at the airport when you arrive. There are a few requirements that you need to prepare when applying for the e-visa. Here they are:
As stated above, there’s a processing fee that you are required to pay when applying for your e-visa online. So how much will this cost you? You will need to pay $25 if applying your e-visa directly at the govermenment website, please note that the fee is non-refundable at government website. However, if you requested an e-visa through a non-government website, you are expected to pay around $40 or more with 100% money back guarantee.
To avoid paying more for your e-visa, it is highly recommended that you apply as early as possible.
The biggest benefit of getting the Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Solomon Islands is that it’s so easy to apply. You will not have to go through the hassles of visiting an embassy or any agency just to get a visa to visit the country.
The disadvantage of using the e-visa is that it’s only a single entry and has a maximum validity of 30 days. This can be a downside to those who need to enter the country multiple times and stay for more than a month.
If you’re visiting Vietnam for a short vacation, the e-visa option is definitely perfect.