February 15, 2022
Vietnam reopen visa application (e-visa & visa on arrival) for citizens of Liechtenstein starting from March 15, 2022
The Covid 19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the travel and tourism industry around the world. When the deadly virus started spreading fast, countries have scrambled to close their own borders in order to protect its citizens. Vietnam, for instance, has decided to stop issuing visas to foreign visitors in an effort to prevent the virus from entering and spreading further in the country. In fact, Vietnam has recorded hundreds of confirmed cases during the height of the pandemic.
But now that the situation is getting better, Vietnam is once again opening its doors and is now accepting visa applications from foreign visitors. For citizens of Liechtenstein, you are required to get a visa before entering the country. You get to choose from the e-visa and visa on arrival, which is both easy to apply. But which of these visas is right for you? How are you going to apply for them? Read on to find out!
👉 Requirements for International Tourists to Enter Vietnam Starting March 15, 2022
What Is Vietnam E-Visa?
The first visa that Liechtenstein citizens are qualified to avail is known as the e-visa. This is the shortened term for an electronic visa. It’s called as such because this visa is issued electronically or over the Internet. Thus, it’s very convenient to apply. You don’t need to leave your home because all you need is a computer and mobile phone, plus an Internet connection. And when the visa is approved, it will be sent to your email. You will have to print the document and show it at the Vietnam Immigration to enter.
The Vietnam e-visa is a single entry visa that’s good for 30 days. You may be able to extend its validity but you’ll have to course it through a local agency. What’s great about this visa is that you can use it at several entry points, from land borders, seaports, and airports. Thus, it’s the best visa to use if you are entering Vietnam through land border crossings.
What is Vietnam Visa on Arrival?
Another visa that is available for Liechtenstein citizens to apply is the visa on arrival. This is good for those who are planning to stay in Vietnam for longer than 30 days. When you apply for this visa, you’ll be asked to choose from single entry or multiple entries with a maximum stay of 60 days. This will be a sticker visa that will be attached to your passport.
But before you can get the visa on arrival at the Vietnam airport, you’ll have to register in advance. To register, you’ll be asked to fill out an application form online. After a few days of submitting the application form, you will get an email for the pre-approval letter. You will also be given a blank application form, which you need to print and fill out in advance.
When you arrive at the airport, look for the Visa Landing counter. Go to the counter and submit your passport, pre-approval letter, and application form. You will also be asked to submit a photo, so be ready with it. Also, there’s a $25 stamping fee that you need to pay at the counter. Since they only accept cash, you need to prepare a Vietnam Dong currency or US dollar.
What’s The Best Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Liechtenstein?
Both the e-visa and visa on arrival are great options for citizens of Liechtenstein. But the type of visa that you will apply will mainly depend on how long you plan on staying in the country. Will your holiday be good only for 30 days or do you need to stay longer than that?
If your holiday in Vietnam is less than 30 days, you might as well use the e-visa. This is also a great choice for travelers who are entering Vietnam through its land borders. If you’re going on a cruise and will be entering the port, then this visa is also perfect for you.
But for Liechtenstein visitors who need a multiple-entry visa to the country, the visa on arrival is what you should go for. What’s more, this visa will let you apply for a 60-day visa. So if you’re going to stay in Vietnam for the long-term, then this is the best visa for you. However, this visa can only be claimed at Vietnam airports. So it’s not applicable if you’re entering the land border or seaports.
When Should You Apply for your Visa?
Vietnam is expecting a surge of visa application in the coming days since they just opened their borders after closing it for a month. So to avoid delays, it is best to apply for your visa as early as possible. In fact, the Vietnam Immigration Department advises foreign visitors to apply for their visa at least two weeks prior to their trip.