Vietnam visa requirements for Cocos (Keeling) Islands citizens

Vietnam visa requirement for Cocos (Keeling) Islands nationality

The citizens of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is not included in the visa exemption list; therefore, all Cocos (Keeling) Islands need to apply visa to Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

At present, there are 3 options for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands citizens applying for Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy:

Since there is no representative office of Vietnam’s government in Cocos (Keeling) Islands at present, the foreigners (including Cocos (Keeling) Islands citizens and other nationalities residing in Cocos (Keeling) Islands) are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in neighboring countries: Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia to get pre-stamped visa.

2. 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 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.

3. 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 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.

Vietnam Embassy contact in Cocos (Keeling) Islands

We are sorry to inform that at present, there is no Vietnam Embassy in Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The foreigners are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese representative office in neighboring countries: Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia to get pre-stamped visa or apply for visa on arrival instead....

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