Vietnam Embassy in Christchurch, New Zealand - How to apply Vietnam Visa from Christchurch

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We are sorry to inform that there is currently no Vietnam Embassy in Christchurch, New Zealand.

If you would like to obtain Vietnam visa, please choose 1 of 2 following options:

HOW TO APPLY FOR VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

Follow 3 simple steps to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival

Step 1:

Fill in the secured application form with required information such as full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc.

Double check correct information

Make payment for service fee via Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or Western Union

Step 2:

Wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email.

Step 3:

Get full visa stamped at Vietnam airport check-in counter by presenting Visa Approval Letter, passport, 02 passport-sized photos, hard copy of Vietnam Entry & Exit form, and stamping fee to Immigration Officer.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a time limit for how long New Zealand citizens can stay in Vietnam?

There is no time limit for how long New Zealand citizens may stay in Vietnam.  You, at the moment, can apply for a Vietnam visa valid for up to 3 months (for leisure purpose) or up to 1 year (for business trip). And after that, if you still wish to extend your stay in Vietnam, you can ask for Vietnam visa extension service.

I’m from New Zealand. What is the penalty for overstaying my visa in Vietnam?

Vietnam visas and immigration issues fall within the purview of the Vietnamese authorities. Financial penalties for overstaying the validity of your visa are determined on a case-by-case basis. But we do not recommend you overstay  your visa. In case your visa is about to expire and you wish to extend your stay, please contact the Vietnam Immigration Department or a travel agency to have your visa extended.

I’m in New Zealand but I’m not citizen of this country. Can I obtain my Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy in New Zealand or should I come back to my country to obtain it?

Please be kindly informed that in case a Vietnam visa is required for your trip, you can apply for the visa at Vietnam Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand a or in any country which is convenient for you.

But before you go ahead, please be kindly informed that in case you are traveling to Vietnam by air, you aren’t required to get visa from Vietnam visa in New Zealand but there is another option to obtain a visa for Vietnam – VISA ON ARRIVAL. This option has been much preferred by air travelers to Vietnam for its convenience, fast processing and simplicity as well.

I’m holder of New Zealand passport, but I’m currently not in my home country. Can I apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy in my current country?

Yes. You can apply for Vietnam embassy at any office of Vietnam embassy/consulate in any country provided that it is convenient for you. However, as the procedure and visa fee may vary from embassy to embassy, you are highly recommended to contact the embassy you are going to apply for Vietnam visa with for details. In addition, just in case you are traveling to Vietnam by air, you still have another option to get a visa to Vietnam – get Vietnam visa on arrival. With this option, you do not need to contact the embassy at all, just fill out the online application form and get the visa approval letter sent to your email before your departure and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Hi, I’m New Zealand citizen. Do I need to obtain Vietnam visa to visit the country?

Please be kindly informed that as a citizen of New Zealand, you need to obtain a valid visa for your every single stay in the country. There are 2 ways for you to get visa: Obtain at Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand or Vietnam visa on arrival