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Vietnam e-visa in 2024: Things should keep in mind for a successful visa application

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Vietnam visa on arrival

1. Visa on arrival (VOA)

Vietnam visa on arrival: longer staying, simple process, for multi purposes!

Step 1 - Fill in the form

Step 1: Fill in the application form

Step 2 - Make a payment

Step 2: Confirm and make payment

Step 3 - Receive visa approval letter

Step 3: Receive visa approval letter

Step 4 - Get visa stamped

Step 4: Get visa stamped on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa to Vietnam in addition to the traditional way of obtaining a visa at Vietnam Embassy or Consulates. It is available for the foreigners from +200 countries all over the world arriving Vietnam by airplane, with the validity period from 1 – 3 months with single or multiple entries. Learn more about Vietnam visa on arrival

Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is very useful for those who are entering Vietnam to carry out urgent missions, meetings or issues related to the health of family members in Vietnam. It is also beneficial for the tourists who forget to apply for evisa at the last minute before their flight departure to Vietnam.

Electronic visa for Vietnam

2. Electronic visa (e-visa)

How to get an e-visa for Vietnam?

At the initial stage of February 2017, the citizens from 80 countries are eligible for a 30 days (single entry) e-visa for Vietnam.
Starting August 15, 2023, Vietnam has implemented electronic visa (e-visa) system for all nationalities. In order to apply for e-visas, the visitors are required to complete an application form, pay the fee 25 USD (for a single entry visa) or 50 USD (for a multiple entry visa) to the Vietnam Immigration Department and receive the e-visa after 3 – 5 working days. In case the visa application needs to be further verified by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the processing time may take up 15 working days. Please note these timelines so as not to affect your schedule and flights time.

Below is the detailed instruction on how to apply for a Vietnam e-visa:

  • Step 1: Connect to the visa application form and select an appropriate option (to get the visa done in 4 hours to 1 working day) to fill in the application form, upload a passport-sized photo and a copy of passport.
  • Step 2: Pay e-visa fee with your credit cards, debit cards or PayPal;
  • Step 3: Within 3 – 5 working days (or 4 working hours to 1 working day with our rush visa service) after you submit an e-visa application and pay the visa fee, you will receive a notification of visa completion via email. You just need download and print out the e-visa, bring along with your original passport and obtain an entry permit stamp onto your passport when you arrive in Vietnam.

If you need an e-visa expedited in short time (4 working hours or 1 working day), you should apply an e-visa with us by selecting the “Apply electronic visa” button below. We have a special authorized business with the Vietnam Immigration Department, and work with them on our client behalf to get the e-visa done faster.
We can also help you if your visa application is pending after 3 working days. You just need to provide us with the visa registration number and email then we will speed up the visa process and complete it in a given time.

How Vietnam e-visa works?

When you receive an e-visa issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department, it is a completed visa. It means that you can enter Vietnam with this e-visa without paying any extra fee.
Below is the outline that describes how a Vietnam e-visa works:
– You print out the e-visa and bring along with your passport, air ticket to get on the plane;
– At the entry ports, you will show this printed visa to the Vietnam Immigration Department. They will check against your passport to ensure everything is correct. If all the information matches your passport details, they will give you an entry stamp on the passport;
– Now you can go through the immigration checkpoint, collect your luggage and get entered Vietnam.

3. Visa on arrival or e-visa?

Instead of going to the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa, you now can stay at home and easily make an application for Vietnam visa online through some simple steps. You can select visa on arrival (visa picked up at arrival airport) or e-visa (electronic visa) for Vietnam. Each visa package has its own advantage and disadvantage as stated in the table below:

 Visa on arrival (VOA)
Electronic visa (e-visa)
Visa feeFrom US $30 + US $25 stamping fee for 3 working days processingFrom US $45, no stamping fee is required;
Non-refundable in case your visa application is refused
Entry typeSingle or multiple entrySingle or multiple entry
Issuing authorityVietnam Immigration DepartmentVietnam Immigration Department
BeneficiariesThe travellers arrive in Vietnam by airplane ONLYThe citizens of all the countries travel to Vietnam via airports, landports or sea ports
Purpose of visitVacation, business, family or friend visit, and other purposesVacation, business, family or friend visit, and other purposes
Visa validity1 - 3 months (tourist visa), 6 months or 1 year (business visa)90 days maximum
Processing time- Normal: 3 - 5 working days;
- Urgent: 2 working days, 1 working day, 4 working hours and weekend or public holiday;
- Normal: 3 - 5 working days;
- Urgent: 2 working days, 1 working day, 4 or 2 working hours.
Entry gate09 international airports in Vietnam, including Noi Bai Airport, Tan Son Nhat Airport, Da Nang Airport, Phu Bai Airport, Cam Ranh Airport, Phu Quoc Airport, Can Tho Airport, Van Don Airport, Cat Bi Airport.37 entry gates including:
- 9 international airports;
- 16 land ports and;
- 12 seaports across Vietnam.
See the list of entry gates
How to get?Step 1. Go online at the visa application form and select "Vietnam visa on arrival";
Step 2. Make payment of the service fee;
Step 3. Receive a visa approval letter via email;
Step 4. Get visa stamped at arrival airport in Vietnam after presenting the visa approval letter, original passport, photos, entry and exit form and stamping fee in cash.
Step 1. Connect to the visa application form and select "30 days single entry (tourist e-visa)"
Step 2: Complete the form and attach with photos of yourself and your passport data page;
Step 3. Make payment of visa fee and receive a visa registration code;
Step 4. Check the visa application progress by entering the visa registration code, email and date of birth and then print the e-visa when it has been approved.
WarningIt may, but just sometimes, take you up to 30 minutes or 1 hour to get visa stamped at Vietnam airport if there are too many people arriving at the same time.- As this kind of visa is very new, of which some certain airlines or even immigration staff at the airports may have not been aware and therefore may refuse it, you should check with your airlines in advance to avoid this;

Update: Since August 15, 2023 Vietnam visa on arrival is restored. Visa approval letter now is granted by the Vietnam Immigration Department with a digital signature (please see the sample of the visa approval letter)

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