Vietnam visa requirements for Venezuela passports

Vietnam visa requirements for Venezuelan citizens

All the citizens of Venezuela will need a visa for Vietnam for both tourism or business purposes. Nowadays, the Venezuelan passport holders can easily apply for Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy or apply online to pickup visa at arrival airport. Each of them has its own advantage however, visa on arrival is one of the easiest and cheapest way for Venezuela passports getting a Vietnam visa.

Vietnam Embassy has been established in Venezuela;
Vietnam visa is required for all Venezuelan citizens;
Venezuelan citizens are eligible for e-visa 30 days single entry from 45 USD;
Venezuelan citizens can get visa on arrival from 6 USD + stamping fee;
Venezuelan businessmen can apply for DN business visa for working with Vietnam Enterprises;
Venezuelan businessmen can apply for 2 years Temporary Residence Cards;

1. What do Venezuelan citizens need for Vietnam visa?

In order to apply for Vietnam visa, the Venezuelan citizens 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 Venezuela nationals apply for Vietnam visa?

2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival

The citizens of Venezuela 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 Venezuela.

By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Venezuelan applicants 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 Venezuelan citizens 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.

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

2.2. 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 Venezuelan travelers will need to prepare a file of passport copy and recent taken photo (it should present your full face, front view, eyes open without glasses, background should be plain light colored or white). The e-visa fee (service fee and stamping fee) is paid once when the Venezuelan applicants apply for e-visa, thus no cash is required at arrival airport.

E-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 30 days for tourist purposes. 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.

However, there are several countries whose citizenship are eligible for e-visa up to now. See full list here.

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

  • E-visa is single entry and valid for maximum 30 days;
  • Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
  • The applicants should check the information on e-visa again the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
  • The applicants have to determine the arrival border gates or airports when applying for e-visa. Changing of arrival ports after submitting e-visa is not allowed.

How to apply e-visa for Vietnam?

Step 1: Fill the requirement information in the application form.
Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days.
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 immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.

Notes : If there is any missing or incorrect/unidentified information, your application will not be accepted.

Port of entry for e-visa

AirportLandportSeaport
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)Nam Can LandportHo Chi Minh City Seaport
Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)Song Tien LandportQuy Nhon Seaport
Da Nang International AirportTinh Bien LandportNha Trang Seaport
Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)Xa Mat LandportHai Phong Seaport
Can Tho International AirportMong Cai LandportHon Gai Seaport
Phu Bai International AirportMoc Bai LandportDa Nang Seaport
Phu Quoc International AirportLao Bao LandportVung Tau Seaport
Cat Bi International AirportHa Tien LandportDuong Dong Seaport
Huu Nghi LandportChan May Seaport
Cau Treo Landport
Cha Lo Landport
Bo Y Landport
Lao Cai Landport
Tay Trang Landport
Na Meo Landport
La Lay Landport
Notice: The entry port must be exact and cannot be changed once the visa application is submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department. You must travel Vietnam via the border gate mentioned in your e-visa.

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 Venezuela for your information:

Embassy of Vietnam in Caracas, Venezuela

Address: 9na Transversal, Entre 6ta y 7ma Avenidas, Quinta Las Mercedes, Altamira, Chacao 1060-025 D.F, Caracas, Venezuela
Phone: (+58) 212-63574
Fax: (+58) 212-26473
Email: embavive@yahoo.com.vn

3. How Venezuelan citizens apply for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year visa for Vietnam?

For the Venezuelan who expect to travel Vietnam more than 1 month, with single or multiple entry they can opt for visa on arrival.
Visa on arrival designated to assist the travelers who can not use e-visa or apply visa at the Vietnam Embassy. It fills up the blank of ‘Vietnam visa picture’, to satisfy almost traveler’s need on Vietnam visa.
The Venezuelan can neither travel Vietnam more than 1 month nor travel Vietnam multiple times with e-visa, but they can do it with visa on arrival. Visa on arrival provides the visa validity up to 12 months, with single or multiple entry. In order to apply for 3 month tourist visa, the Venezuelan citizens just follow the instruction “Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival” mentioned above. For long term visa (from 6 months to 1 year), in addition to the instructions mentioned above, the Venezuelan passport holders kindly provide us your passport copy. This long term visa will be categorized as DN business visa (visa for working with the Vietnamese Enterprise).
For the Venezuelan businessmen who expect to stay in Vietnam more than 1 year, we can help you to apply for 2 years Temporary Residence Card. The Temporary Residence Card will be normally classified as LD sign (LD sign is assigned to the foreign workers working in Vietnam).

Vietnam Embassy contact in Venezuela

Vietnam Embassy in Venezuela functions as a bridge between Vietnam and Venezuela. It provides the consular tasks including Vietnam visa for Venezuelan passport holders, Vietnam visa exemption and other papers valid for entry and exit Vietnam. At present, Vietnam Embassy in Venezuela is located in Caracas, Venezuela...

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