Vietnam visa requirements for Bangladeshi citizens

Vietnam visa requirements for Bangladeshi passports

The Bangladeshi passport holders can stay in Vietnam with visa free for less than 30 days, single entry, for tourism purposes. Those who want to stay in Vietnam more than 30 days or multiple entry or visit Vietnam for business purposes then Vietnam visa is required.

Vietnam Embassy has been established in Bangladesh;
Vietnam visa is required for all Bangladeshi citizens;
Bangladeshi citizens are NOT eligible for e-visa;
Bangladeshi citizens can get visa on arrival;

1. What do Bangladeshi applicants need for Vietnam visa?

In order to apply for Vietnam visa, the Bangladeshi applicants will need a valid passport which is at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival and there are blank pages for visa stamp.

2. How do Bangladeshi passport holders apply for Vietnam visa?

2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival

The Bangladeshi passport holders can apply Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere outside of Vietnam. The Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed approval letter.

The approval letter will be sent via email within 1 or 2 working days (normal processing mode), 4 working hours (urgent processing mode) or even 1 hour (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form.

The aim of visa on arrival is to make the trip to Vietnam easier and cheaper. It is applicable only to those traveling by air to Vietnam. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Bangladesh.

By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Bangladeshi citizens do not need to wait too long to get the approval letter, an official document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department giving permission to get the visa upon arrival.

In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the Bangladeshi should pay two types of fee: the service fee and the stamping fee.
Service fee: The service fee is for visa approval letter processing.
Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash to the Vietnam Immigration Officer at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp. The applicants must prepare the processing fee in cash (USD or VND) as far as there is no ATM, money changer or any other way to withdraw money in the immigration hall and credit cards are not accepted. Other currencies will be converted into USD at given exchange rate.

At arrival airport, there is a simple “Entry and exit form” need to be completed and return to the Vietnam Immigration Officers for visa stamp.
How to fill in the Entry and exit form (NA1 form)

Useful notes:
– Visa on arrival is only applicable for Bangladeshi traveling Vietnam by air.

2.2. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam

From 1 February 2017, the citizens of following countries are eligible to apply for e-visas for Vietnam. As Bangladesh is not in the list, Vietnam e-visa is NOT available for Bangladeshi passport holders at present.

2.3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates

For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Bangladesh for your information:

Embassy of Vietnam in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Address: Vintage Building, Plot 07, Road 104, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Phone: (80-02) 885 4051 or 885 4052
Fax: (80-02) 885 4051
Email: vietnam@citech-bd.com

3. Vietnam visa fee for Bangladeshi passport

 Visa typeValidityProcessing feeStamping fee
11 month single entry tourist visa (DL visa)20 days maximum155 USD25 USD
21 month single entry business visa (DN visa)NANANA
(*) At present, you don't have to provide any extra documents (except your passport copy) to apply for Vietnam visa. It's very simple for the citizens of Africa, Middle East and Muslim countries to get entry visa for Vietnam these days!

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