How to apply for Vietnam visa for Andorran citizens

How to apply for Vietnam visa for Andorran nationality?

Andorran nationality is not included in the visa exemption list; therefore, all Andorrans need to apply visa to Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

Vietnam Embassy has NOT been established in Andorra;
Vietnam visa is required for all Andorran citizens;
Andorran citizens are eligible for 90 days single or multiple entry e-visa;
Andorran citizens can get visa on arrival;

At present, there are 3 options for the Andorran citizens applying for Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam

This is new pilot visa system which has just official launched in February 2017. In order to apply for e-visa for Vietnam, the Andorran citizens will need to prepare a file of passport copy and recent taken photo. The e-visa fee (service fee and stamping fee) is paid once when the Andorran citizens apply for e-visa, thus no cash is required at arrival airport.

Vietnam e-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 90 days with single or multiple entry. Since the visa fee is paid once when applying for visa, the travelers don’t have to bring cash for stamping fee at immigration counter therefore, the visa process at arrival airport is faster accordingly.

How to apply e-visa for Vietnam?

Step 1: Fill in the visa application form with required information.
Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days (2 hours, 4 hours or 1 working day for a rush visa).
Step 3: Receive an email containing e-visa upon successful application. Please print out the e-visa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane.
Step 4: Present your e-visa at the immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.

Things you should know when applying for Vietnam e-visa

When applying for e-visa for Vietnam, please note that:

  • Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
  • The applicants should check the information on a granted e-visa against the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
  • The processing time may take longer than 3 working days that probably affect to your flight time. You are strongly recommended to buy a flight ticket when you already received your e-visa;
  • The applicants have to leave the country before applying for the next e-visa.
  • While your visa application is being processed, you may receive a request for amending your visa information. In this case, the processing time will take more 3 – 5 working days after the revision is made. If you need to speed up the visa process to board your flight, we can help you with the rush Vietnam visa service. You just need to provide us with your visa registration number and email then your e-visa process will be accelerated and completed in time.

2. Apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy:

Since there is no representative office of Vietnam’s government in Andorra at present, the foreigners (including Andorran citizens and other nationalities residing in Andorra) are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in neighboring countries: Spain, France and Switzerland to get pre-stamped visa.
See more information about Vietnam Embassy in neighboring countries:

3. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival:

If it is inconvenient for you to visit the Vietnam Embassy in neighboring countries, you may select Vietnam visa on arrival to simplify your visa application process.
Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa to Vietnam in addition to the traditional way of obtaining a visa at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates. Once issued, it has same validity with the visa get from Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates. However, visa on arrival is applicable for those who travel Vietnam by airplane only.

Applying for Vietnam visa is now easier than ever! With a new approach of e-visa facility, getting a visa for Vietnam is becoming more and more simple. The Andorran citizens now have several options to apply for Vietnam visa at their most convenience. Each option has its own pros and cons and below is the comparison between 2 popular types, visa on arrival and e-visa:

 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;

Vietnam Embassy contact in Andorra

We are sorry to inform that at present, there is no Vietnam Embassy in Andorra. The foreigners are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese representative office in neighboring countries: Spain, France and Switzerland to get pre-stamped visa or apply for visa on arrival instead....

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