April 30, 2020
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About Vietnam Visa Application | General Information To The Applicants

Before making Vietnam visa application, please make sure you are required visa for visiting Vietnam.

Vietnam visa waiver program

If you are required to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam, please see following options

  • Making Vietnam Visa Application through the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam
  • Making Application for Vietnam e-Visa
  • Making Vietnam Visa Application for picking up Visa On Arrival

👉Option 1 : Making Vietnam Visa Application through the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam

Applying  visa at the embassy or consulate of Vietnam is the most prefered option, however, please make sure there is an embassy or consulate of Vietnam in your country because you have to pay a visit to the location of Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam to apply for a visa.

List of Embassy & Consulate Office of Vietnam in the World

There is no embassy of Vietnam in my country, how to get Vietnam visa? [show answer]

If There is NO embassy or consulate of Vietnam representing in your country, you have to find a nearest or convenient location of the embassy of Vietnam to apply for a visa.

If applying visa at the embassy or consulate of Vietnam is not convenient, you are advised to consider Vietnam e-Visa & Visa On Arrival option.

What documents required to get visa at the embassy of Vietnam ? [show answer]

The following documents are required by the embassy of Vietnam for visa application:

  • Your Original Passport (with at least 06-months validity and 2 blank pages)
  • One completed application form for a Vietnam visa (contact the embassy or consulate for this form)
  • One passport size photo of 4×6 cm (for attaching to the visa application). Photo guide.
  • Visa fees (vary depend on the embassy or consulate of Vietnam)

In some case, you are required to provide extra documents as following:

  • Flight return ticket and hotel booking reservation for your trip to Vietnam
  • Approval letter from Immigration Department of  Vietnam for Issuing visa at the embassy. In case you need this kind of letter, we can arrange it with service charge, please email to info@vietnamimmigration.org

You are advised to make a phone call or email to the embassy/consulate of Vietnam to ask for further requirements and make an appointment with them.

List of Embassy & Consulate Office of Vietnam in the World

How much does it cost to get visa at the embassy of Vietnam? [show answer]

It is quite hard to  say how much for for getting a visa at the embassy of Vietnam. The price vary from embassy to embassy.

Price to get a visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia is much cheaper than getting same visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Canada or USA.

To know the exact amount to pay, you are advise to contact the embassy of Vietnam.

List of Embassy & Consulate Office of Vietnam in the World

👉 Option 2 : Making Application for Vietnam e-Visa

Launch in February 2017, the Vietnam e-visa is an electronic visa to Vietnam that is available to citizens of more than 80 countries. Since you can easily get it online, it eliminates the need for you to go to the embassy to personally apply for your visa.

Vietnam e-Visa Validity

Vietnam e-visa is a single entry visa with maximum of 30 days staying in Vietnam.

If you plan on staying for more than 30 days, then the visa on arrival is a better option since it will let you get a visa for up to 90 days. But for short-term visits for less than 30 days, the e-visa is highly recommended.

Vietnam E-visa Processing Time

Generally, all e-visa applications for Vietnam will be processed in 3 business days. However, there are cases when the processing will be delayed, especially if there’s a holiday. Also, during the peak season when the Vietnam Immigration receives tons of visa application, it could take more than 3 business days before you can get your visa. This is why it’s very important that you apply for your visa at least two weeks in advance.

What is the official website for Vietnam e-Visa? [show answer]

Here is the official website from government  for applying an e-visa : https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ (this website run by the Immigration Department of Vietnam)

Please note that the official website does not support online like commercial website & the government run non-refundable policy. Please make sure no error or mistake before making the payment.

If you are not sure how to apply for your e-visa, you can apply your e-visa through a commercial website for good support online & 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Which countries are eligible for Vietnam e-visa? [show answer]

Nationals who are eligible for Vietnam e-visa

Before applying for e-visa, the applicant should check the name of their country in the list below to make sure they are suitable for the e-visa to Vietnam.

Andorra France Monaco Sweden
Argentina Germany Myanmar Timor Leste
Armenia Georgia Montenegro Uruguay
Australia Hungary Nauru United Kingdom ***
Austria Greece New Zealand UAE
Azerbaijan Hong Kong ** (China) Netherland United States
Belgium Iceland Norway Venezuela
Belarus Ireland Palau Vanuatu
Bosnia India Peru
Herzegovina Italy Papua New Guinea
Bulgaria Japan Panama
Brunei Korea (South) Portugal
Brazil Kazakhstan Poland
China Mainland * Latvia Philippines
Canada Lithuania Qatar
Chile Liechtenstein Russia
Colombia Luxembourg Romania
Cuba Malta Samoa
Croatia Macedonia Serbia
Czech Republic Macau (China) San Marino
Cyprus Marshall Islands Slovakia
Denmark Micronesia Solomon Islands
Estonia Mexico Slovenia
Finland Moldova Spain
Fiji Mongolia Switzerland

Notes :

  • * Chinese e-Passport (passport with nine dash line map) are NOT accepted for applying Vietnam e-visa. Chinese e-Passport number is usually begins with letter “E”. Chinese e-Passport holders are advised to apply for visa at the embassy or apply for Visa On Arrival. Chinese Passports (Old type) with passport number begin with letter “G” are OK for applying Vietnam e-Visa.
  • ** Hong Kong’s new version passport (passport number begins with letter “H”) AND  Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (HKDI) [香港特別行政區簽證身份書] – passport number begins with letter “D” are NOT accepted for applying e-visa. We hope it will  be accepted soon. Now, you can apply for Visa On Arrival or apply for a visa at the  embassy.
  • *** British National oversea (BNO) passport  holders are NOT accepted for applying e-visa. You are advised to apply for Visa On Arrival or apply for a visa at the  embassy.

I Am Not Eligible For Vietnam E-visa, What To Do? [show answer]

Citizens of selected countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. Country list for Vietnam e-visa.

If you are not fall in the list for Vietnam e-visa, don’t worry! you have 2 more options for getting a visa for visiting Vietnam.

  • Apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of Vietnam. Here is the list of Embassy & Consulate Office of Vietnam in the World.
  • Apply for visa on arrival – find an agency in Vietnam to ask for their sponsoring for getting a visa  approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam for picking up visa on arrival. Please note that visa on arrival is available at the airport only.

What Are The Requirements For Vietnam E-visa? [show answer]

Before you apply for the Vietnam e-visa, it’s important to ensure that you’ve got all the needed requirements.

  • Please make sure you are citizens of countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. Country list for Vietnam e-visa.
  • Passport at least six months of validity from your entry date to Vietnam with 2 blank pages.
  • Scanned copy of your passport’s biographical page that shows a clear photo of your face and personal information. Sample for passport’s bio page.
  • Recent passport-sized photos (Photo guide) that you need to submit online.
  • Credit card or debit card to pay the e-visa application and processing fee.
  • Valid email address for the e-visa copy to be sent.

How Much Does It Cost For The Vietnam e-Visa ? [show answer]

It cost $25 for applicants making e-visa application through official website of the government (https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn) regardless nationality, purpose of your visit. Please make sure your e-visa application no error or mistake before making the payment due to government website does not support online and the fund is non-refundable.

Processing time of the government website takes at least 3 working days, it take more time during peak season.

The fee for applying your e-visa through an agency is higher than government website due to their sponsoring, support online and policy for 100% money guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Visa fees through an agency are various and depend on a number of factors such as country of your passport, length of stay, number of entries, types of visa, and how fast to get your visa approved? Please kindly see our visa fees.

Frequently Ask About Vietnam e-Visa

 

👉 Option 3 : Making Application for picking up Visa On Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (also called Landing Visa) is one of those Vietnam visas that you can use to enter Vietnam. As the name suggests, this is a visa that you will get on arrival. However, before flying to Vietnam, you need to apply for this visa in advance. The process of applying for this visa is so easy since it will only require you to fill out an application form online. There’s no longer a need to go to the Vietnam embassy. After they approve your visa application, they will send a pre-approval letter to your email. Submit this letter along with the other requirements at your destination airport in order to claim a visa sticker.

The best thing about this visa is that it will give you an option to choose between a single entry and a multiple-entry type of visa. Plus, you can also choose whether you need the 30-day or 90-day validity. So if you’re planning to stay in Vietnam longer, then this visa is what you should get.

Importance of Pre-approval Letter for your Visa on Arrival

Unlike the other countries that offer a visa on arrival where you can just show up at the airport and apply for your visa from there, Vietnam’s visa on arrival will require you to apply for the visa in advance. In exchange, you will be given a pre-approval letter. This letter is what you will present at the International Airport of Vietnam in order to be given a visa.

The pre-approval letter will be given to you online. It will be sent via email and will come in a PDF file. All you need to do is download the file and print a copy. The email will also include a blank application form. You need to print the form as well and fill it up in advance.

What is the official website for Visa On Arrival? [show answer]

There is NO official website for Visa On Arrival Vietnam.

Why?

Visa On Arrival Vietnam required a company in Vietnam sponsor for their customers or guests. If you  want to get Visa On Arrival Vietnam, you are required to contact with a company in Vietnam for their sponsoring.

Which website should I choose to apply my visa ?

There are numerous companies in Vietnam built websites for receive request for Visa On Arrival Vietnam, please do some search to find a reliable one offers reasonable price with 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Tips to check for a reliable website: 

  • The website must have SSL certificate to make sure your data encrypted. Prefix of domain name must have httpS://www.domain.com
  • Check domain records by using https://whois.ws or http://domainwhitepages.com – the old of the domain name the more reliable, some website saying that they build for more than 10 years when but domain name newly buy
  • Check their policy for refund. Some website saying 100% money back guarantee but it’s too complicated with their term. Why we have to pay if we are not satisfied with the service or product ?
  • Using PayPal to protect your payment & ask for refund easily if necessary.

Citizens of Which Countries Are Accepted for Visa On Arrival Vietnam? [show answer]

Citizens of ALL COUNTRIES in the worlds are eligible to apply for Visa On Arrival Vietnam.

Unlike Visa On Arrival of some countries, Visa On Arrival Vietnam required applicant obtain a visa approval letter (also called pre-approval letter) before flying to Vietnam to pick up their visa upon arrival at the airports.

Applicants for Visa On Arrival are accepted to pick up their visa at international airports of  Vietnam only.

What is the “approval letter” for Vietnam Visa? [show answer]

Approval letter (also called pre-approval letter) for visa on arrival is a document issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam (Vietnam Ministry of Public Security). It functions as an official permission allowing its owner(s) to board the flight to Vietnam and get visa stamped into the passport upon arrival at international airports.

With this visa approval letter, you can use to get Vietnam Visa at one of the following international airports: Noi Bai international airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat international airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh international airport (Nha Trang city), Da Nang airport (Da Nang city), Cat Bi international airport (Hai Phong city), Lien Khuong international airport (Da Lat city) and Phu Quoc international airport (Phu Quoc islands)

How does the approval letter look like?

How to apply for a visa approval letter? [show answer]

Here’s how to apply for a visa approval letter

1. First, fill out the details that are being asked from you on the visa application form. Review everything and make sure that the spelling is correct. When you’re certain that they are correct, go ahead and submit the form.

2. After you submit the visa application form, we are going to start processing the visa on your behalf. We will forward your application to Vietnam’s Department of Immigration for approval.

When your visa application is approved, we will send you an email for your pre-approval letter. You will also receive a blank application form (Vietnamese-visa-application-form (Form NA1)). Print the approval letter and the form and fill out the form correctly. Bring these with you to Vietnam.

How does the approval letter look like? [show answer]

Below is the sample of Vietnam Visa Approval letter.

 

To get this approval letter, you – the visa applicant is required to submit a Vietnam Visa application online with us. All your information will be sent to Vietnam Immigration Department for checking and approving. Then the Visa approval letter will be sent to your email address.

Once you have this visa approval letter, it means you are allowed to pick up your visa on arrival at the airport. You need to print a copy of it for boarding and getting the visa at Vietnam airport.

 

What is the procedure at Vietnam airport to get the visa? [show answer]

Upon arrival at the airport, you will see the “Landing Visa Counter”. You are advised to stop at this place to get the visa into your passport before queuing in line at Passport Control for immigration checks.

At the “Landing Visa Counter”, you are required to submit your original passport + the visa approval letter + completed form NA1 (you can download the Vietnamese-visa-application-form (Form NA1) to fill, sign and attached a photo of your face on it – see Photo guide) then wait to be called for paying the stamping fee for getting your visa.

What is stamping fee at Vietnam airport and how much is it?

After make the payment for visa stamping fee, you will be called again to get back your passport with the visa inside.

Please remember to check information in your visa before leaving.

Frequently ask about Vietnam Visa On Arrival

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This articles is about general information for applicant who wish to apply for visa on arrival Vietnam The Vietnam government started offering the Visa on Arrival last 2008. It’s a visa that tourists can get upon arrival at the airport in Vietnam.

Citizens of ALL COUNTRIES in the worlds are eligible to apply for Visa On Arrival Vietnam. Unlike Visa On Arrival of some countries, Visa On Arrival Vietnam required applicant obtain a visa approval letter (also called pre-approval letter) before flying to Vietnam to pick up their visa upon arrival at the airports.

The landing visa counter at international airports of Vietnam open 24/7 for your visa on arrival. Please remember to print a copy of your approval letter and bring it with you for your trip to Vietnam.

In most cases, a passport scan is not required. However, sometimes the Immigration Officers need to verify the information you provide, you are required to send them a scan copy of your passport.