In recent years, travelers visiting Vietnam would like to pick up Vietnam visa on arrivalrather than submit application at embassy or consulate. Most of them found it very convenient and hassle-free. If you are not familiar with on arrival Vietnam visa facility, read this article to comprehend its nature and steps to apply for it.
What is Vietnam visa on arrival?
Vietnam visa on arrival is actually pre-arranged visa online for arrivals by air. All travelers flying to Vietnam are permitted to obtain visa on arrival at all Vietnam’s international airports (Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh) with an official approval letter.
Who issues the approval letter?
The letter of approval is processed and issued by Immigration Department. However, you will not get it on your own. The travel agents themselves will help you obtain the letter with a small service fee.
Can approval letter be used at land border?
The letter is valid at the airport only. If you are coming to Vietnam by road or sea, you must obtain full visa stamp at embassy or consulate before reaching the border gate. Refer to this pageto see how to get a Vietnam visa at embassy.
Why you should use Vietnam visa on arrival?
1. The application procedure is SIMPLE
2. The processing time is FAST
3. The visa cost is LOW
4. The support is available during 24/24
Vietnam visa on arrival procedure
The procedure of getting Vietnam visa upon arrival involves 2 steps:
1. Apply online for approval letter
You go to “apply online” page to fill out visa application form and submit it online (Read instructions to complete Vietnam visa on arrival application form). Next, you pay visa processing fee with credit or debit card. The processing fee is various according to your nationality, type of visa and processing time (See Vietnam visa cost)
The average processing time is 2 business days including Saturday and Sunday. The urgent Vietnam visa on arrivalservice is available (additional cost is required). When the processing is completed, you will get the approval letter and entry-exit form via email. Do not forget to check for error of the letter once you got it.
Note:sometimes we put applicants into groups. That’s why you may see your letter contain name, passport number and travel date of other people. If you want to get private letter, please leave us a message while submitting you visa application form.
2. Get visa stamp at arrival airport
After leaving the plane, you go straight to visa landing counter to do on-arrival process. The requirements include:
· Your original passport (at least 06 months validity remaining)
· Print copy of approval letter
· 01 recent passport photo
· Entry and exit form
· Stamping fee
Note: the stamping fee must be paid in cash (US Dollar or VN Dong). It costs $45 for single visa (01 month and 03 months), $65 for 01 month multiple visa and $95 for 03 month multiple visa
The process takes 15 minutes or longer depending on the amount of persons getting Vietnamese visa on arrival at that time. If you in a hurry, select our stamping assistance service ($22/pax) for assistance at the airport.
Should you have any inquiries about Vietnam visa on arrival, please feel free to contact us anytime. We will reply to you as soon as possible.