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Full Guide for Vietnam Visa for Singaporeans

Full free guide for Vietnam visa for Singaporeans - free information

I. Vietnam Visa Requirements for Singaporeans

Are you wondering if you need a visa to Vietnam as a Singaporean citizen? This is the answer for you.

  1. In case you just wish to stay in Vietnam for no more than 30 days, you DO NOT need the Vietnam visa;
  2. Otherwise, in case you wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you NEED a valid visa.

II. So, how to obtain Vietnam visa for Singaporeans

How to obtain Vietnam visa for Singaporeans - free information
At the moment, there are two legitimate ways to obtain a visa for Singaporeans to Vietnam as follows:

  1. Get Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy; &
  2. Get Visa on arrival.

Following is a brief description of these two ways.

Description Visa on arrival Embassy visa
Issued by Vietnam Immigration Department Vietnam Embassy
Processing time 2 working days (or 2 hours urgent) 4 – 5 working days
Processing fee From US$21 (excluding stamp fee) US$67 – US$95
Additional fees None Postal cost, driving, parking fees
Passport required No Yes

 
Now, let’s discover one by one to figure out which is the best for  you.

1. Visa at Vietnam Embassy

How to get

You may visit any embassy of Vietnam (either Vietnam Embassy in Singapore or in any other countries which is convenient for you) to submit the visa application form.

Following is the typical procedure applied by the embassy:

  1. Download the application form on website of the embassy you are planned to apply for visa with, fill it out and attached it with a photo;
  2. Prepare documents for application, including: application form, original passport, photos and visa fee and others as required by the embassy;
  3. Travel to the Embassy to submit application documents and pay for visa fee;
  4. Get the Appointment Letter and then leave there for home;
  5. Travel back to the embassy on the appointed date to pick up original passport and visa.

Advantages:

  1. Available to […]
March 20th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

Vietnam officially launched Vietnam E-Visa for visitors from 40 countries

Vietnam E-visa newsFrom February 1, 2017, nationals from 40 countries visiting Vietnam will be able to apply for a Vietnam e-visa. This kind of visa is valid for 30 days with one single entry. This move belongs to the two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic Vietnam visa system for foreign tourists visiting the country announced by the Vietnam Government.

Following is the full list of eligible nationalities for Vietnam e-visa:

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bulgaria

Belarus

Brunei

Chile

China (Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders)

Colombia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Germany

Denmark

Spain

Finland

France

United Kingdom

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea (South)

Luxembourg

Myanmar

Mongolia

Norway

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Sweden

East Timor

Uruguay

United States of America

Venezuela

To apply for e-visas, those citizens can access to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt, complete the form with required information and documents. After that, they will receive an application code and will be asked to pay a non-refundable fee online.

It will take 3 working days for tourists to find out if their applications have been approved or not.

Successful applicants will be able to print off their e-visas to present when they arrive.

Visitors can touch down at any of Vietnam’s 8 international airports, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang in the central region. They can also arrive via land at 13 international border gates, and via sea at 7 ports across the country.

In addition to this new type of e-visa, Vietnam visa on arrival is currently a popular way to get a visa for Vietnam as its application is also made online and requires no document at all.

To see a brief comparison between these two kinds of visa, refer to https://www.vietnam-visa.com/compare-vietnam-visa-on-arrival-and-vietnam-e-visa/.

February 4th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam Visa News||

Compare Vietnam visa on arrival and Vietnam E-visa

Updated: as from February 1, 2017, travelers to Vietnam has one additional option to get Vietnam visa, namely e-visa (electronic visa).

So, at the moment, there are up to 3 ways to obtain a visa for Vietnam, consisting of:

  1. Obtain the visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate;
  2. Obtain the visa on arrival; or
  3. Obtain an e-visa

The first option is made offline at the embassy while the following two options are made online. So, in this post, we will make a brief comparison between these two online options for Vietnam visa only.

Vietnam visa on arrival v.s Vietnam E-visa

Item Vietnam Visa on Arrival Vietnam E-visa
Issuing authority Vietnam Immigration Department Vietnam Immigration Department
Beneficiaries All travelers to Vietnam by air Citizens of 40 countries in the list
Purpose of visit Vacation, business, family/friend visit, and others Vacation
Visa validity
  • 1 month single/multiple entry,
  • 3 months single/multiple entry,
  • 6 months multiple entry,
  • 1 year multiple entry
  • 1 month single entry
Visa Fee Depending on visa type, refunded in case your visa application is refused US$25, non-refundable in case your visa application is refused
How to get Vietnam visa
  • Go online at https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html and complete the form;
  • Make payment of service fee;
  • Receive the visa approval letter via email;
  • Get visa stamped at Vietnam airport upon arrival by presenting original passport, photos, entry and exit form and stamping fee in cash.
  • Go online to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt and complete the form and attach it with photos of yourself and your passport page;
  • Make payment of visa fee;
  • You will then be provided with a digital code will be provided with a digital code to check the application progress and print their e-visas once they have been issued.
Processing time 2 working days or even quicker to receive the visa approval letter 3 working days to know your Vietnam visa application is approved or not
Entry gates 4 (international airports in Vietnam, consisting of Noi Bai, Da Nang, Tan Son Nhat and Cam Ranh) 28 (8 international airports, 13 international border gates, and 7 seaports across Vietnam)
Warnings It may, but just sometimes, take you up to 30 minutes or 1 hour to get visa stamped at Vietnam airport if there are too many people […]

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

How Clients talk about us – Vietnam-visa.com

Vietnam visa client testimonialsThere is a saying that “what your clients say best describe your service!”. It’s always true. With over 10 years assisting travelers to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival easily and conveniently, we have well established a strong satisfaction among great number of travelers to Vietnam from all other the world.

Now, let’s see how our clients talk about us and our service.

First of all, let’s mention our major service – Vietnam visa on arrival

Excellent Vietnam visa on arrival serviceThe very recent testimonial came from Sasmith Reddi – a very nice client. He said “Excellent Service. Very friendly, clear communication, taking time to listen and getting things done. First time I have used this service and am satisfied a 100%”.

Then, it was about our quick service from Sarah-Rose Williams who comes from United Kingdom. “Thanks so SO much Vietnam Visa for getting my approval letter in under 2 hours. You were great at answering all my questions quickly and got it done in the promised time. Would highly recommend. THANKS!!!”, she said.

“Super excellent, responsible and professional job. Thanks for everything” were the words that Al Giroian spent for our Vietnam visa service.

And we had Morgan Pillai who had spent time rated us on Facebook with such sweet words: “I sent mail and made the online payment to Vietnam Visa late Sunday evening. Today Monday morning received confirmation of visa letter in progress and by midday the letter was sent to me with detailed instruction on the procedure thereafter on arrival in Vietnam. I highly recommend them to anyone requiring visa assistance or tour booking.”.

And this is how our client, Mr. Ben Gold decided to choose our service and his feeling after that: “I was searching the Internet for a visa service and stumbled upon this one. I read good reviews and decided to try it. They finished my visa in only one day, less than I paid for (that is super fast.) I also selected the wrong visa, […]

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

Full guide to get Vietnam visa for Australians

Do Australians need  a visa to visit Vietnam? If yes, how they can obtain it? These are the questions of interest that all Australians want to find the answer before their trip to Vietnam. And these are also the questions with which this post will deal.

Do Australians need a visa to Vietnam?

The answer is NO if:

  1. They directly travel to Phu Quoc island of Vietnam from a foreign territory or country;
  2. Stay there for no more than 30 days; and
  3. Leave the island directly for a foreign territory or country.

phuquoc island - vietnam visa information

Otherwise, a valid visa is required.

How to obtain Vietnam visa for Australians if required?

It can be said that at the moment, getting Vietnam visa for Australians are very easy as they may have two ways to handle this work, namely:

  1. Obtain visa via Vietnam Embassy; OR
  2. Obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival.

Which way is better? Which one should you choose? Please find the answers in the following comparison between these two ways.

1. Similarities

Both these options offer a valid and legitimate visa to Vietnam.

2. Differences

2.1. Beneficiaries

While the former option is available for all those traveling to Vietnam, the latter supports those traveling to Vietnam by air only.

2.2. Issuing Authority

The visa obtained in the former way is issued by the Vietnam Embassy while that in the latter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

2.3. Steps to apply

For Visa at Vietnam Embassy:

The procedure to obtain this kind of visa may vary from embassy to embassy depending on the embassy you are intended to work with. Some accept visa applications submitted via post, via a third party but some accept submission in person only.

Here is the common procedure and documents to obtain Vietnam visa in person at Vietnam embassy:

  1. Download the application form on website of the embassy you are planned to apply for visa with, fill it out and attached it with a photo;
  2. Prepare documents for application, including: application form, original passport, photos and visa fee and others as required by the embassy;
  3. Travel to the Embassy to submit application documents and […]
January 10th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

Full guide to get Vietnam visa for United States Travelers

Updated December 2016

As updated in December 2016, all United States travelers to Vietnam need to obtain a valid visa except they directly visit Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam from a foreign country/territory, stay there for no more than 30 days and finally leave it for a foreign country/territory outside Vietnam.

Phu Quoc Island - ideal destination for relaxing

In case a Vietnam visa is needed, US travelers may have two ways to go about with this matter.

  1. Obtain visa via Vietnam Embassy; OR
  2. Obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival.

Which way is better? Which one should you choose? Please find the answers in the following comparison between these two ways.

1. Similarities

Both these options offer a valid and legitimate visa to Vietnam.

2. Differences

2.1. Beneficiaries

While the former option is available for all those traveling to Vietnam, the latter supports those traveling to Vietnam by air only.

2.2. Issuing Authority

The visa obtained in the former way is issued by the Vietnam Embassy while that in the latter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

2.3. Steps to apply

For Visa at Vietnam Embassy:

The procedure to obtain this kind of visa may vary from embassy to embassy depending on the embassy you are intended to work with. Some accept visa applications submitted via post, via a third party but some accept submission in person only.

Here is the common procedure and documents to obtain Vietnam visa in person at Vietnam embassy:

  1. Download the application form on website of the embassy you are planned to apply for visa with, fill it out and attached it with a photo;
  2. Prepare documents for application, including: application form, original passport, photos and visa fee and others as required by the embassy;
  3. Travel to the Embassy to submit application documents and pay for visa fee;
  4. Get the Appointment Letter and then leave there for home;
  5. Travel back to the embassy on the appointed date to pick up original passport and visa.

The visa processing time is normally 4 – 5 working days.

For Visa on Arrival

The process to get Visa on arrival is completely different. […]

December 24th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

Best News Ever – Vietnam Visa for US from December 15, 2016

It is really great for us to inform that from December 15, 2016, all types of Vietnam visa available for other nationals (1-month single/multiple entry visa, 3-month single/multiple entry visa, 6-month multiple entry visa and 1-year multiple entry visa) are AVAILABLE AGAIN for US passport holders.

various Vietnam visa types for US back

As many of you may know, from September 1, 2016, all US passport holders must obtain a 1-year multiple entry visa for their trip to Vietnam, regardless of length of their stay in the country. This policy encountered a lot of complaints from US travelers who wished to stay in Vietnam for a short term, even a few days but had to pay for a large amount of money.

Together with this move back to previous visa types for US travelers to Vietnam, we are also happy to announce that US passport holders who have obtained the visa approval letter for 1-year multiple entry visa with us – Vietnam-visa.com but wish to stay in Vietnam for a shorter term can have opportunities to get a short-term visa approval letter processed by the Vietnam immigration Department for FREE, and then to get visa stamped at Vietnam airport at a lower stamping fee.

We are filtering our system and will contact our US clients with this new policy. In case you are our client, you got a 1-year multiple entry visa approval letter, have not used it but wish to stay in Vietnam for a shorter duration, you will soon receive our email regarding this processing. If you cannot wait to see our email, please get back to us at Sales@Vietnam-visa.com | Support@Vietnam-visa.com and tell us your application ID as well as which type of visa you wish to obtain.

In case you did not get the visa approval letter with us, please contact your service provider to ask whether they process the visa approval letter again for you for FREE OR NOT.

Well, we are so excited with this news. So now, the cost of Vietnam visa on arrival […]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam Visa News||

Best way to get Vietnam visa in case of traveling by air to Vietnam with kids

The traditional way of getting a visa via Vietnam embassy is no longer the best way to obtain a Vietnam visa for foreigners, especially those traveling by air to Vietnam with kids. The reason is that they need to submit original documents to the embassy (original passport), and just image how difficult to reach the embassy in case they do not have anyone take care of their baby.

Vietnam visa on arrival - everything you need to know

Visa on arrival has long become more preferred instead in this case. Since its introduction, visa on arrival has showed its convenience in which travelers only need to stay at home and complete their application for visa online. And then, they will receive the Visa Approval Letter issued by the Immigration Department within just 2 working days at maximum (for tourist visa). This is an electronic document that allows travelers to pick up official visa straight away at Vietnam international airport without visiting any embassy.

Do you want to know the whole process of obtaining a visa on arrival to Vietnam? Following is your information:

To get such kind of visa, you only need to go through 4 simple steps as follows:

Get Vietnam visa cheap and easy

  1. Complete the online form: no document required, just information. In this step, you will need to access to https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html, and fill out the form with required information including contact info, visa info and applicant’s info;
  2. Review info and pay for service fee: This step will give you time to check your information to make sure every thing you provide is correct. And then you go to final step of pay for service fee online;
  3. Receive visa approval letter via email: After 2 working days or even sooner as you request, please check your inbox to receive your visa approval letter and detailed guide to pick up full visa at Vietnam airport;
  4. Get visa stamped: this is the final step, you will get your visa stamped onto passport […]
December 10th, 2016|Categories: Vietnam Visa Tips||

South East Asia Fun Facts

The region of South East Asia is surrounded by the areas of China to the north, the subcontinent of India to the west and the rest is bounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.  This large area encompasses 10 countries which include in no particular order Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and the Philippines.

The actual term of South East Asia became popularized during World War II.  Before this, it was called by many names such as the East Indies, the Indochina region and even the Malay Peninsula.

Here are some interesting facts:

After Brazil, the country of Vietnam is the largest exporter of coffee.

Vietnam coffee - Vietnam visa

The temple of Angkor Wat of Cambodia is the largest known temple on earth.

Laos Sunset at Wat That Chomsi

Vietnam stretches close to 1700 km from north to south, and at the narrowest area (chokepoint) located near the center of the country; it is only 50 km wide.

Halong bay - Vietnam - Visa

The country of Indonesia has over 15,000 small to large islands.

Island of Indonesia - Vietnam visa

The population of South East Asia as a whole is close to 600 million people, where a fifth is living on the island of Java (Indonesia).

The Island of Java - Indonesia - Vietnam visa

The country of Brunei has the most vehicle ownership in all of Southeast Asia.

Brunei travel - Vietnam visa

The National sport of Laos is Kator.

Malaysia has a plant species that grows the world’s largest leaves which can measure up to 3 x 2 m long.

Trees with world's largest leaves in Malaysia - Vietnam visa

The most popular drink in Myanmar is actually tea (both black and green).

tea farming in Myanmar

In […]

December 9th, 2016|Categories: World Travel||