Vietnam travel visa information
Vietnam travel visa is required by all non-Vietnamese visitors except for citizens of following countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Brunei, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
However, the visitors from above-named countries will need an entry visa if staying in Vietnam more than permitted duration.
The two major types of Vietnamese travel visa are Vietnam tourist visa and Vietnam business visa.
- Vietnam tourist visa is valid for 1 month
- Vietnam business visa is valid for 3 months
Therefore, if you apply for 1 month visa for business purpose, a tourist visa Vietnam will be issued. Similarly, you’ll get a business visa if applying for 3 month visa for tourism activities. There is no need to worry about this because you don’t have to prove the nature of visit to Vietnam Immigration Officer.
Almost foreign visitors are given 2 options to obtain a travel visa to Vietnam:
- Apply and obtain Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy before departure
- Apply online through travel agents and pick up the visa upon arrival at the airport (available for air travelers only)
Whichever option you choose, a passport with at least 6 months of validity will be required.
When should I apply for visa to Vietnam?
Vietnam visa can be applied as early as 6 months in advance of the trip but you should not apply too early or too late. It’s advisable to submit Vietnam visa application at least 2 weeks before travel date. Please take note that Vietnam travel visa is not valid from the issuance date of visa but from the proposed date of entry that you entered in the application form.
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