May 13, 2020
Visa tips

Vietnam e-Visa Pros and Cons

The biggest advantage of getting a Vietnam e-Visa is that the entire process of application is done online, which is very convenient. You just need to fill out an online application form and make a payment with your card. There’s no need to visit an embassy and submit your application in person.

After you submit your online application for the Vietnam e-visa, you just need to wait for up to three business days and the visa will be sent to your email address. All you need to do is to print the visa and bring it on your trip to Vietnam. So if we compare Vietnam e-visa vs visa on arrival in terms of convenience, the e-Visa has more advantage.

But the e-Visa also comes with its own drawback. This visa has limitations. For instance, it’s only a single-entry visa and offers a maximum stay of only 30 days. So if you’re planning to stay in the country longer, then this visa may not work for you. Also, this visa is only available to citizens of 81 countries (Country list for Vietnam e-visa). And if you ever get denied of this visa, the money you paid for the processing can no longer be refunded back to you.

Country list for Vietnam e-visa

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What’s great about the Vietnam e-visa is that you’ll be able to use it at the various airports of Vietnam, including Long Thanh airport. In fact, it can also be used through land borders and seaports.

To guide you into the whole process of applying for the visa, here are the steps: Go to the Vietnam Immigration’s website and choose the option to apply for the Vietnam e-visa. You’ll be prompted to fill out the application form.

Those who need to apply for a Vietnam e-visa should prepare the requirements in advance. First, you need to have your passport, of course.

For making e-visa application online, please make sure your passport still valid for at least 6 months with 2 blank pages. Following documents are required: 👉 a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page (Sample for passport’s bio page) 👉 a digital photo of your face (Photo guide).

Vietnam e-visa is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. It contains your personal information (Name, DOB, Nationality, Passport number) with travel plan (estimated entry and exit date, port of entry  and exit).

Once you have your e-visa available, you’ll receive an email to inform you of this. Click on the link from your email and follow the instructions on how to download the e-visa.

This article is about to provide guidelines on how to make e-visa application online through government website and commercial website. Before making Vietnam E-Visa Application, you are advised to have a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page (Sample for passport’s bio page) and a digital photo of your face (Photo guide).

Here is the official website from government  for applying an e-visa :