How to Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Last update: Mar 13, 2023

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Visa on arrival (VOA) is a convenient way to get a valid visa for Vietnam. It is now available for both tourist and business travelers as follows:

ItemTourist VOABusiness VOA
Eligible applicantsThose who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption and Vietnam e-visa.All nationalities
RequirementsA sponsor tour operator in Vietnam (if any)A sponsor company in Vietnam
Validity►Up to 20 – 25 days
►Single entry
►Cannot be extended
►Up to 3 months
►Single/multiple entry
►Can be extended ONCE
Validity startFrom the granted arrival date, not from the date of visa approval letter issuance.From the granted arrival date, not from the date of visa approval letter issuance.

Guide on How to Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival

No matter you are applying for a tourist VOA or a business VOA with us, you must follow these steps:

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Step 1. Complete the Vietnam visa online application form
Fill in the secured application form with required information such as full name, expected arrival date, expected port of entry, etc.
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Step 2: Make payment of service fee
After getting your request, we will take a careful look into your case, confirm with you the service fee as well as processing time via email or Whatsapp.

If you agree, you will make payment via Paypal/Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or Western Union.

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Step 3: Get the approval letter via email
After your payment, we will start processing your visa application with the Vietnam Immigration Department. You will get your visa approval letter (also known pre-approved letter) and the entry-and-exit application form delivered to your email within the guaranteed time.
You then print them out and complete the entry and exit form, prepare 2 passport-sized photos, original passport (valid for at least 06 months following your date of entry), and cash for stamping fee.
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Step 4. Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport
Upon arrival at any of Vietnam international airports (in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, and Hai Phong), show your visa approval letter, completed entry and exit form, original passport, photos and pay for stamping fee to get visa stamped on your passport by Immigration Officer.

Notes:

  • Visa on arrival is available for Air travelers. Those arriving by land or cruise are required to contact the local Vietnam embassy to get a full Vietnam visa before departure.
  • Visa on arrival must be picked up at Vietnam airports after landing. See detailed visa on arrival procedures at Vietnam airports.
  • To fasten and smooth out your process of getting visa stamped at Vietnam airports; consider using our Airport services here.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for the visa approval letter at any time convenient for you, but it should be at least 10 working days before your departure to avoid emergency fees.

Your visa approval letter becomes valid from your granted arrival date, not from your date of application or the date of issuing your letter, so no worry if you apply for it 1 or 2 months in advance.

Sure, business visa is available through our service. Please see the Business Visa page for more information.

Please find the below for required information to process your visa on arrival and what are required at Vietnam airport.

1- To obtain an approval letter for the visa on arrival, you are required to submit the following information:

  • Your Full name – The same as in passport
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Travel dates
  • Purpose of visit
  • Type of visa

2 – When you arrive at Vietnam airport, please present:

  • Approval letter (hard copy)
  • Two (02) passport size photos
  • Entry/exit form
  • Original passport
  • Stamping fee (by cash)

Yes. You can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival for your whole family in one application. In case your group have more than 10 people, just let me know at [email protected]. We will get back to you to make your application process simple.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)