There are two (02) important steps that you should follow when you have a trip to Vietnam to save your cost and time.
With open policy to attract more travelers to Vietnam, the Vietnam Government has granted Vietnam visa exemption to citizens of a number of countries, as such those travelers do not need a visa to enter Vietnam for certain periods of time.
Click here to see the Vietnam visa exemption list.
If your nationality is NOT INCLUDED in the Visa Waiver list, or you are a citizen of those mentioned countries and wish to stay in Vietnam for more than granted exemption days, you definitely need a visa for Vietnam. In this case, you may have up to 02 ways as follows to get a visa to Vietnam.
But before application, make sure that:
Now, let’s go in details.
This method should be applicable for those:
Detailed instructions and procedures of how to get a visa for Vietnam are often not published by Vietnam Embassies. Some embassies accept visa applications directly from applicants, some accept them submitted via a local center. You should directly contact nearest Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate for more information.
However, to help you have an overview of applying for Vietnam visa at the embassy, we will show you some common requirements of embassies (though the requirements may vary by embassy):
For tourist visa, you need to prepare:
For business visa: a sponsor letter from your company or sponsor agency in Vietnam is required. Sometimes, a visa approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department is required. The processing time may be 3- 5 working days.
An alternative way to get a visa for Vietnam online is to pick up the visa on arrival at Vietnam international airports after applying online for an approval letter. To get it, please follow these steps:
Note: Visa on arrival is applied for Air Travel only.
You have to options to get a visa to Vietnam with overland travel:
Please ask your cruise operator to help arrange a Vietnam visa for you. As of 2018, the fee is about US$5/person.
You can ask the cruise operator to arrange the visa for your entry. As of 2018, the entry visa fee for cruise passengers is $5 US per person.
Normally, it takes 2 working days to get your visa approval letter with us. In emergency cases, we can assist you to get a visa approval letter much faster, in 1 working day or even in 2 – 4 working hours. We also assist you in getting visa approval letter on weekend.