Updated: as from February 1, 2017, travelers to Vietnam has one additional option to get Vietnam visa, namely evisa (electronic visa).
So, at the moment, there are up to 3 ways to obtain a visa for Vietnam, consisting of:
The first option is made offline at the embassy while the following two options are made online. In another post, we gave you a detailed comparison between Vietnam visa on arrival vs. embassy visa. And in this post, we will make a brief comparison between these two online options for Vietnam visa only, ie. visa on arrival vs. evisa.
|Item||Vietnam visa on arrival||Vietnam e-visa|
|Issuing authority||Vietnam Immigration Department||Vietnam Immigration Department|
|Eligible applicants||All those traveling to Vietnam by air||Citizens of 81 countries only. See the list here.|
1 month single/multiple entry
3 months single/multiple entry
|1 month single entry only|
Depending on your visa type, refunded in case of refused visa application.
► You can see exactly how much you need to pay for your visa on arrival here.
|US $25, non-refundable in case of refused visa applications|
|How to get|
► See details about Steps for getting visa on arrival for Vietnam
► See details at Vietnam e-visa application
|Processing time||Normally 02 working days for tourist visa approval letter or even faster (2-4 worrking hours) upon request||Normally 03 working days to know whether the visa application is approved or not|
|Entry gates||8 international airports of Vietnam in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Da Lat, HCMC, Can Tho, Phu Quoc||33 ports (air, land and sea)|
|Advantages||Have visa in passport before departure for Vietnam|
|Disadvantages||You may need to wait for up to 30 minutes or 1 hour at Vietnam airport for visa stamping. But this issue can be solved with our Fast-track service|
Above is a brief comparison between evisa and visa on arrival for Vietnam, helping you easily find the best way for you.
Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa, feel free to contact us at +84.946.583.583 or Sales@Vietnam-visa.com.
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