February 15, 2022
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Vietnam reopen visa application (e-visa & visa on arrival) for citizens of Latvia starting from March 15, 2022

Over the past few years, countries around the world are faced with the biggest challenge of protecting their respective countries from the rapid spread of coronavirus, also known as Covid 19. In Vietnam, in an effort to protect its citizens from the deadly virus, the government has decided to close its borders to foreign visitors. Thus, they have suspended the issuance of visas and refused entry of all foreign nationals, including those that were part of the visa waiver program. The temporary suspension of the Vietnam visa also applies to citizens of European nations, including citizens of Latvia.

But the good news is that Vietnam is once again accepting visa applications from foreign visitors. Latvian citizens can now apply for a visa to Vietnam and they have two options for their visa, e-visa, and visa on arrival.

👉 Requirements for International Tourists to Enter Vietnam Starting March 15, 2022

Applying for Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Latvia

All Latvian citizens are required to possess a valid Vietnam visa before they can enter Vietnam, for holiday or business purposes. Applying for a visa to Vietnam should be easy, especially since they qualify for two types of visas. One is the e-visa or electronic visa and another is the visa on arrival. Both visas can be applied easily.

For Latvian visitors who only need to stay in Vietnam for less than a month, the e-visa is perfect. It’s a single entry visa that will let you stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days or one month. This visa can be used in various points of entry in Vietnam, from land borders to seaports and airports. What’s great about this visa is that applying for it is so easy. Everything is done online so you can get it even when you’re right in the comfort of your home.

For Latvian visitors who needed to be in the country for more than a month, the visa on arrival might be a great option. When you apply for your visa, you will be asked to choose between single entry and multiple entries. You’ll also be asked to choose whether you need a 30-day or 90-day visa. Take note that if you’re going to choose the visa on arrival, you need to register in advance. You will be given a pre-approval letter after you register and this letter must be presented at the airport before you can be given a visa.

How to Apply for the Vietnam E-visa for Citizens of Latvia

As mentioned, the Vietnam e-visa is the type of visa that requires an online application. You can use your laptop or mobile phone for this. Just make sure you are connected to the Internet. Follow the steps below to apply for the Vietnam e-visa.

  1. Open the page for the Vietnam visa application. Fill out the form with your complete name, nationality, and passport details. Review the details and then proceed to the next if you’re certain that everything is correct.
  2. You will be asked to upload the bio page of your passport so follow the instructions on how to do it. Aside from the bio page, you also need to upload digital copies of your passport-sized photos.

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  1. After uploading the requirements, click on the next page to pay for the processing fee. This will cost around $25 and you can pay with your credit card or debit card. Submit your visa application and you’ll receive an email to confirm the transaction.
  2. In about 3 business days, you’ll receive a copy of the e-visa. Print the visa since this is what you’ll use to enter the country.

How to Apply for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Citizens of Latvia

Although the visa on arrival is a type of visa that you can only get when you arrive in Vietnam, you are required to register for this visa in advance. So here’s how to get the visa on arrival.

  1. Fill out the application form online to register. Make sure you enter all details correctly.
  2. Once approved, you will receive an email for the pre-approval letter. You will also get a blank copy of the application form. Print these documents and fill out the application.
  3. Fly to Vietnam and when you arrive at the airport, proceed to the counter for Visa Landing. Submit your passport, pre-approval letter, application form, photos, and payment for stamping fee. This will cost you $25 and you can only pay in cash, either US dollar or Vietnam Dong.
  4. You will be asked to wait on one side while they process your visa. When they’re done, you will be called back. They will then hand over your passport. Check your passport and you’ll find the visa attached in there. Now you can proceed to Passport Control.

As part of its initiatives to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus, also known as Covid 19, Vietnam has suspended issuing new visas to all foreign nationals. Not only that, but Vietnam has also stopped the visa-free entry of those foreigners who are part of the visa waiver policy.

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