October 21, 2019
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Full guide to vietnam visa on arrival 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL 2019

WHAT IS VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL?
Vietnam Visa On Arrival is one of the several ways to obtain for the Visa to visit Vietnam. Unlike a Vietnam Electronic Visa (Vietnam e-Visa) which is just applied for 80 countries (updated from 01 February 2019), Vietnam Visa on arrival is available for citizens of all countries around the world. Applicants can apply for the Vietnam Visa on arrival for vary of kinds from 1 month to 1 year with single entry or multiple entry with tourist or business purpose.


CONDITION TO APPLY FOR THE VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL?

If you want to pick up your visa on arrival at Vietnam international airports, you must apply for a visa approval letter online in advance. This letter is approved and issued by Vietnam Immigration.
In case you wish to collect the visa on arrival, please be note that you are not allowed to take the flight if you do not have the Visa approval letter in your hand when check-in to take the flight.
Upon arrival, at Vietnam international airports, you are required to show the visa approval letter again at Visa on Arrival counter to collect the visa sticker onto your passport.


THE VIETNAM VISA APPROVAL LETTER
Visa Approval letter (Vietnam Visa Pre-Approved Letter) is a letter which is approved, signed & sealed by Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Government). It allows you to board the airplane and pick up your visa on arrival at Vietnam international airports.

Applicants on the visa approval letter are granted permission to enter Vietnam, and they are permitted to pick up visa on arrival at the international airports.

Notes for the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter:
– The applicants’ passport information will be showed on the visa approval letter with detailed date of entry and length of stays permission.
– The information of applicants normally will share with many other customers (up to 40 people in one letter) and all applicants’ names are printed in this letter. This kind of letter is cheaper than the private one.
– If the applicants are concerned about privacy or security issues, they can ask for a private approval letter that bears only their name or the names of their group who are travelling with them. This kind of letter requires extra cost.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL?

Vietnam Visa on Arrival is available for all nationalities. But the fee and documents for processing will be a little different depends on each nationality.
> Please check the current fee applied for your nationality here.


ENTRY PORTS IS AVAILABLE FOR VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

Vietnam Visa on arrival is just available if you travel to Vietnam by Airplane. At presentm time, there are 6 international airports that you can enter by using Visa on Arrival, including:
– Noi Bai (HAN) international airport – Hanoi city.
– Tan Son Nhat (SGN) international airport – Ho Chi Minh city.
– Cam Ranh (CXR) international airport – Nha Trang city.
– Da Nang (DAD) international airport – Da Nang city.
– Cat Bi (HPH) international airport – Hai Phong city.
– Phu Quoc (PQC) international airport – Phu Quoc island.
– Lien Khuong (DLI) international airport – Da Lat city

* Please note:
–  There are many airports in Vietnam, but only the above airports are accepted to get Visa on Arrival. Therefore, you must enter Vietnam through one of these airports.
– Vietnam Visa on Arrival is just available if you enter Vietnam through international airports only. You are not allowed to enter by sea ports or border check points with Visa on arrival. If you wish to enter via land or sea port, please consider applying for the Vietnam e-Visa.
– After getting Visa sticker on your passport, you can exit at any ports you want include land ports, sea ports…(no need to exit at the above international airports).


TYPES OF VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

TYPE OF VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL AND PROCESSING TIME

Visa Type

Tourist Purpose

Business Purpose

Notes

1 month single entry 1-2 working days 2-3 working days Allow to enter and exit Vietnam 1 (One) time.

Staying allowance: maximum 30 days.

Visa will be expired immediately when leaving the country.

1 month multiple entries 1-2 working days 2-3 working days Within 30 days from the Entry date you applied, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times.

Staying allowance: maximum 30 days.

3 month single entry 4-5 working days 2-4 working days Allow to enter and exit Vietnam 1 (One) time.

Staying allowance: maximum of 85 to 90 days.

Visa will be expired immediately when leaving the country.

3 months multiple entries 4-5 working days 2-4 working days Within 3 months from the Entry date you applied, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times.

Staying allowance: maximum of 85 – 90 days.

6 months multiple entries 4-5 working days.

Applied for US citizens only

Applied for US citizens only
4-5 working days
Within 6 months from the Entry date you applied, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times.

Staying allowance:

Tourist Visa: Can stay in Vietnam for maximum 3 months per entry

Business Visa: 5 months and 25 days or full of 6 months – NO need to leave Vietnam each 3 months.

1 year multiple entries 4-5 working days.

Applied for US citizens only

Applied for US citizens only
4-5 working days
Within 1 year from the Entry date you applied, you are allowed to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times.

Staying allowance:

Tourist Visa: Can stay in Vietnam for maximum 3 months per entry.

Business Visa: 11 months and 25 days or full of 1 year – NO need to leave Vietnam each 3 months.

Notes:

– It normally takes 2 working days to get the visa approval letter from the date you apply Visa On Arrival. (Please note that 2 working days means weekdays, excluded Saturday, Sunday and Vietnam holidays).
– In case you need it urgently, you can use express service. This service helps you to get visa approval letter faster, within 1 working days, 8 hours, 4 hours or even 1 hours. You have to pay extra fee for express service.
– For some special cases, it takes longer than 2 working for processing, and the documents are required.


DOCUMENTS TO APPLY VISA ON ARRIVAL

Generally, the applicants do not need any documents to apply for Visa On Arrival. They just apply online with the basic personal information, such as full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, etc. The applicants do not need to submit passport scans or photo like e-Visa. Therefore, there is normally no documents required when applying Visa On Arrival.
However, for some special cases, the applicants need to attach these following documents:
– Hotel booking confirmation
– Round-trip air ticket confirmation
– Passport copy
Their visa will be approved according to hotel booking and round-trip air ticket.


VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL FEES

Fees for Visa On Arrival are divided into two types: Services fee and stamp fee
* Services fee: The fee you will pay to apply for the Vietnam Visa approval letter. This service fee will be charged online before process your Visa application. The fee is varied according to the applicants’ nationality and the type of visa they choose.
* Stamping fee: Fee will be paid on arrival to collect the Visa sticker into your passport. This will be will be paid in cash at the airport when you arrive. When you apply visa on arrival, what you have in your hand before coming to Vietnam is just the visa approval letter only. You have not had Visa sticker in your passport yet. At the date you come to Vietnam, you will get visa sticker into your passport at the “visa landing counter” or “visa upon arrival counter” by submitting this Visa approval letter + Vietnamese application form+ pay stamp fee.

STAMP FEE APPLIED FOR VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL 2019

Visa type

Amount to pay

Notes

1 month single entry 25.00 USD Just Cash is accepted for the stamping fee at the airport. Visa card is not available. Please prepare cash in advance to avoid any trouble.

USD is recommended to pay for the stamp fee.

You can pay by VND or other strong currency. But you may get the bad currency exchange rate.

1 month multiple entries 50.00 USD
3 months single entry 25.00 USD
Less than 3 months with multiple entries 50.00 USD
Less than 6 months with multiple entries 95.00 USD
1 year multiple entries 135.00 USD

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL?
It is very simple to apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival. You just access our website and fill in some basic information about your name, gender, date of birth, passport, etc. and the type of visa you choose.
>> Please apply online here: https://www.vietnamimmigration.org/vietnam-visa-application-online

* In case you do not want to complete the form online, please send email to us at info@vietnamimmigration.org with some information as below:

– Full name: As in your passport
– Gender: Male / Female
– Date of birth: dd/mm/yyyy (Choose 01/Jan/yyyy if juts year of birth is know)
– Nationality: As in your passport
– Passport number: The passport number exactly as in your passport.

Visa information:

– Type of Visa: 1 month or 3 months Visa with Single or Multiple entries
– Purpose of entry: Tourist or Business
– Entry date Vietnam: dd/m/yyyy
– Airport of arrival: The first airport you arrive in Vietnam. The Visa will be issued into your passport here.

After receive your email, we send the payment invoice for your Visa application. You can pay for your Visa application online by PayPal or Visa Card.


WHERE TO PICK UP THE VISA ON ARRIVAL?

Upon arrival, at Vietnam international airports, you will see an office for issuing the visa, called “landing visa counter” or “visa upon arrival”. This office is located in front of passport control counter.
Please come to this office and submit some documents as below to collect the Visa into your passport:

– The Visa approval letter which is printed into paper already.
– The Visa aplication form – Form NA1 – information and photo is completed.
– Your original passport.
– Stamping fee.

After you submit these documents, you may way for some misnutes. The officer will call your name and then you can collect your passporr with the Visa inside.

* Note: Please check your visa carefully and ask for correction immediately because you will have no chance to correct the mistake after exit passport control counter.