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Vietnam visa on arrival vs.Vietnam E-visa

Hoa Nguyen Last update: Apr 03, 2020

What is an evisa for Vietnam? What is a visa on arrival for Vietnam? What are the differences between a visa on arrival and an evisa? Which one is better and how do you know which one is more beneficial for you? And in this post, we will make all these questions clear by analyzing the full procedure to get those type of visa and also their own pros and cons.

Vietnam visa on arrival v.s Vietnam E-visa

ItemVietnam visa on arrivalVietnam e-visa
Issuing authorityVietnam Immigration DepartmentVietnam Immigration Department
Eligible applicantsAll those traveling to Vietnam by airCitizens of 81 countries only. See the list here.
Visa validity

1 month single/multiple entry

3 months single/multiple entry

1 year multiple entry (for US passport holders)

1 month single entry only
Visa fees

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
  • Submit online application form at https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html
  • Get visa approval letter via email
  • Get visa stamped at Vietnam airport

► See details about Steps for getting visa on arrival for Vietnam

Or

  • Access to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ and select the right section for application
  • Follow the steps to upload your photos and complete the evisa application form
  •  Remember the code to check the visa status and download the evisa if issued

► See details at Vietnam e-visa application

Processing timeNormally 02 working days for tourist visa approval letter or even faster (2-4 worrking hours) upon requestNormally 03 working days to know whether the visa application is approved or not
Entry gates8 international airports of Vietnam in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Da Lat, HCMC, Can Tho, Phu Quoc33 ports (air, land and sea)
Advantages
  • You can switch your arrival port among 8 airports above no matter which one is mentioned in your letter
  • One application can be made for multiple travelers
Have visa in passport before departure for Vietnam
DisadvantagesYou 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
  • You must enter and exit Vietnam in the ports mentioned in your evisa. In case you change them, you need to obtain a new one.
  • One application is for one person only

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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