Vietnam e-visa in 2022: Things should keep in mind
Vietnam evisa was first introduced in February 2017 by the Vietnam Immigration Department. Since then, Vietnam evisa has contributed to enhancing the entry procedures for millions of tourists entering Vietnam for different purposes such as tourism, visiting relatives, working, studying…
During the COVID-19 period evisa was paused and it has been officially resumed in March 2022. Together with Vietnam visa on arrival and traditional visa (visa applying at the Vietnam Embassy abroad), evisa has provided travelers with a new approach to enter Vietnam in the technology revolution 4.0 era.
1. Who can apply for Vietnam visa?
At the initial stage, Vietnam evisa only applies to the citizens of 80 countries, as listed below:
- Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan
- Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria,
- Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
- Fiji, Finland, France
- Georgia, Germany, Greece
- Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy
- Kazakhstan, Korea (South)
- Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
- Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar
- Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
- Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
- Romania, Russia
- Salomons Islands, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
- Timor Leste
- United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay
- Vanuatu, Venezuela, and
- Western Samoa
After the end of the pilot phase, the Vietnam Immigration Department will coordinate with other organization to evaluate the success of evisa and then widely apply to other countries.
2. How to apply for Vietnam evisa?
After determining that you are eligible for Vietnam evisa, you can proceed to apply for a visa at e-visasvietnam.com to receive the results in 1-2 days or within 4 hours in case of emergency.
To apply for an evisa, you need to prepare:
– A passport copy and recently taken portrait photo of less than 2MB each file;
– The information about date of arrival, arrival airport and accommodation address in Vietnam;
– A credit card to pay the evisa fee;
– A computer with internet connected.
After that, you just need to access the visa application form, fill in the required information and send us your passport file and portrait photo. Depending on the time you expect to receive the visa, the results will be sent to your email within the desired time.
3. How does Vietnam evisa look like?
An evisa is an electronic document issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department and stored on the visa system connected to the entry points. Each visa has an unique QR code. The Vietnam Immigration Department officers can scan this QR code to get the visitor’s information and compare it with the information on the passport to ensure it is completely accurate.
Sample of Vietnam e-visa
When you arriving in Vietnam, you will receive an entry stamp with the permitted stay given by the Vietnam Immigration Officers, as below:
Entry permit stamp for Vietnam e-visa
4. Things to keep in mind when applying for Vietnam evisa
– Vietnam evisa is a completed visa so that the information on the evisa cannot be changed once issued. Therefore, you need to pay attention to enter the information of your passport, the date of entry and the entry ports correctly. If one of these information is incorrect, you will be denied boarding and your trip may be cancelled.
– The processing fees for Vietnam evisa are non-refundable. In case your visa is denied by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the fee of USD 25 will not be refunded under any circumstances.
– The processing time is from 3-5 days normally, however in some cases, the visa application needs further verified by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the visa processing time can take up to 15 days. Therefore, you should proceed the visa application as soon as possible to avoid the situation that your visa is still in the “in processing” status when the departure time is approaching.
If you can not receive your evisa when your flight checkin time is coming, or your evisa contains spelling mistakes or incorrect data, you may apply for an urgent 1 working day evisa service or even 4 working hours emergency evisa service with us, to save your trip at the last minutes.