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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Why should you apply for Vietnam visa on arrival ?

By Huynh Thang  |  00:56

Applying for Vietnam visa onarrival is now much easier and more favorable for travelers to Vietnam, particularly frequent ones, because it is:

Faster: Processing time is only 1 or 2 working days  for the visa to be completed (and only half a day for rush visa)
Hassle-free: 100% online application, no passport send-off
Cheaper: The Vietnam visa costs (or Vietnam visa fees) are much lower
Accessible: Ideal choice for those far from Vietnam Embassy / Consulate

Requirements for a valid Vietnam visa on arrival:

Please be reminded that there are conditions for Vietnam visa on arrival to take effect, or in other words, for the visa applicants to get their Vietnam visas stamped into passport upon arrival in Vietnam without any mistake:
  • Vietnam visa applicants must obtain Vietnam visa approval letter (or visa pre-approved letter) in advance by applying for Vietnam visa online.
  • The information in the Vietnam visa approval letter must be exactly the same as in the passport.
  • The passport must be of at least 6-month validity.
  • The photos of the Vietnam visa applicants must look the same as themselves.
  • Vietnam visa applications can be only picked up visa for Vietnam at one of the three international airports in Vietnam, which are Noi Bai airport (Hanoi), Danang airport (Danang), and Tan Son Nhat airport (Hochiminh City).
  • The previous condition also means that Vietnamese visa applicants have to travel by AIR to Vietnam.

Procedures for getting Vietnam visa stamped with Vietnam visa on arrival upon entry at airport:

Before getting on board:

Good news is that the application for Vietnam Visa on arrival is done 100% online. What you need is a computer/ laptop or just a mobile phone connected to the Internet. Then you apply online for your Vietnam visa on arrival within only a couple of minutes, and will receive your Vietnam visa approval letter after 2 working days (normal processing) or 1 (urgent processing) or in super urgent case, you are recommend to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival in 4 working hours, 1 working hour or just even on non-working time (at the weekend, lunch time or Vietnamese holiday) from your payment confirmation via email.

Upon entry in Vietnam:

On arrival in Vietnam, the visa applicants will obtain their visa for Vietnam by:
  •  Filling out the Vietnam entry / exit form at arrival airport in Vietnam
  • Submitting Passport + 2 passport-sized Photos + Vietnam visa approval letter + and Pay the stamping fee ($45 for Vietnam single entry visa, $65 for 1 month multiple entry and $95 for 3 month multiple entry visa) directly to the Vietnam Immigration Officers.
  • Get their Vietnam visa stamped into passport by the Immigration Officers at the Immigration Desk
  • That is it! Welcome to Vietnam and have a good time!

With Vietnam visa on arrival, it's obvious that getting Vietnam visa is no longer hard at all! Hence, welcome to Vietnam and try getting Vietnam visa on arrival to see the difference!

Author: Huynh Thang

One month single

8 USD
(stamp fee: 25 USD)
Apply visa

Support : info@vietnamimmigration.com

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