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Getting Vietnam Visa For First-time Travelers

You don’t know how to get a Vietnam visa for the very first time you travel to the country? You can find all the information you need here.

Vietnam is on a rise as a famous destination for tourists in Asia recently. And a lot of people around the world are getting to know the name of the place and more of them are willing to travel to the country for the first time. One of their biggest concerns is always about how to get a visa to enter and stay in Viet Nam. If you are one of them, you should know that there is nothing to worry about because in fact it’s quite easy.

First thing you need to be sure is whether the country you are from is in the Viet Nam Visa exemption list. In the case your country is, you do not need a visa to enter our country. You only need a valid passport, at least for 6 months, and, of course a boarding pass or ticket. But if your country is not in the exemption list, a visa is required.

Second important thing is the type of visa you are going to apply for. There are quite many types of Vietnam visa for foreigners and below are the typical types that people care about the most.

1.   Tourist Visa (C1)

This type of visa is used for tourism activities and travelers can only stay in Viet Nam for 1 month, but without having to prove the real purpose of the trip. Requirements for tourist visa are simple. First-time travelers to Viet Nam are tending to use this visa type more than the others.

2.   Business Visa (B3)

Technically, business visa is issued for businessmen to enter Viet Nam to do business such as making sales, signing contract or attending conference. In reality, anybody can apply for this business visa and stay in Viet Nam for certain amount of time. From 2015, to obtain this visa, you have to pay higher fees in comparison to tourist visas. In addition, warranty letter from the sponsor company in Vietnam must be provided.

3.   Work Visa

Required documents are needed to obtain a work visa. You must be at least 18 or above, physically fit, have technically skills, no criminal record and work permit. Temporary Resident Card, which allowing visa-free access during 1 to 5 years, is granted for those are holing a work permit for 1 year.

4.   Transit Visa

Transit visa is given for group tours guaranteed by travel companies, only valid for 5 days.

5.   Single and multiple entry visas

Each type of visas above can be single or multiple entries. Single entry visa allows you to enter Vietnam one time, otherwise with multiple entry visa you can reenter the country in a certain amount of time.

After gathering enough information on Vietnam visa, the last thing you must know is how to get one. And this is also simple. The options to get a Vietnam visa depend deeply on how you travel to Viet Nam. If you travel by land or by water, you must obtain one at Viet Nam embassy in your country. It takes more time, money and effort: 3-5 working days, higher fees, hassle procedure. In another way, going by air will benefit you with an easy way to do even if you are a first-time traveler. Access our website and fill out the online form with your exact information as shown on your passport. After that, pay the service fee and you will receive a visa approval letter, exit and entry form in 2 working days. Get on plane with the letter, the form, your passport, 2 passport photos what will be needed to pick up your visa at your arrival airport in Viet Nam.

Confidence is also one of the things that make a wonderful trip and hope that this article will make those who are first-time travelers to obtain successfully a Vietnam visa more confident.


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