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Question: Requirements for Vietnam visa

Hello. I would like to stay longer than 3 months in Vietnam. If I apply and get the 3 month tourist visa, can I apply for another extra 3 month visa when I am staying in Vietnam. Thank you for your assistance!

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Dec 26, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa for early arrival

Due to a flight being cancelled we will now be arriving in Vietnam two days prior to the date on our visa, will this be a problem?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Dec 26, 2014

Question: Time to get Vietnam visa approval letter

Hi, I am writing this on 14th Dec and my family of 4 members have tickets to travel to Vietnam on 17th Dec. I am an Australian citizen and realized very late that I needed a visa for entry into Vietnam. I can apply online but could you please let me know how long you will take to send the approval letter? If I can’t get that on time, I can’t travel and loose the money. I have also made lot of reservations in different cities of Vietnam.
Could you please see this as an urgent request?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Dec 14, 2014

Question: Stamping fee for Vietnam visa on arrival for children

Do children under aged 10 years old need to pay for USD45.00 stamping fee for their visa at the immigration office counter in the airport?
Thks and rgds,

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Dec 08, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa for American

American visiting Vietnam less than 30 days must apply for visa?
Hien Nhan

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 18, 2014

Question: Some other names on my visa approval letter

Hi there, I received my visa letter today via email. The letter says \”requesting permission for 3 people to enter and exit Vietnam for the purpose of business activities..\” and there are two additional names (as well as my own) and their details included in the letter. I do not know these people and applied only for myself. Please could I be sent a new letter with correct details?
Many thanks
Kind regards,

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 15, 2014

Question: Visit Vietnam visa for Indian passport holders

I and my wife have Indian passports & we plan to visit Vietnam in Jan 2015 for 5 days. Just wanted to confirm if we can apply online for the approval letter on your website and what are the fees for the same as we are applying together as a family. Thank You.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 13, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa arrival date

Hello, I want to apply for a visa to Vietnam, but I am not sure exactly what day I will arrive in HCM. If I enter 10 April as my arrival date on my online visa application, but I actually arrive 12 April, will that be a problem? Andrew

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 11, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa for New Zealand Travellers

Hello, is this OK for people with a New Zealand passport to use Vietnam visa on arrival as well?
Kimmy Morman

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 10, 2014

Question: Approval letter for visa on arrival to Vietnam

Are the visa on arrival letters for just the people within my group or would there be details of other peoples on the same letter which I would receive?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 08, 2014

Question: Extending Vietnam visa

I wi when ready.can I extend multiple 3 moths?thank Yours Jefferson Mason to go for 3 months single entry but I may wish to extend for another 3 months.Can I obtain a visa for Vietnam with only an entry date and then extend for 3 months more and book return.
Jefferson Mason

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 07, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa single or multiple entry

My partner and I are going round Cambodia and Vietnam. We are flying from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, then from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, then Hanoi back to the UK.
From what I have read we need a single entry visa but then on other websites it says we need a multiple entry visa as we will be going through border control.Which visa do we need?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Nov 01, 2014

Question: Old/New visa dates to Vietnam

The single entry Vietnam visa that I have at the moment expires on November 10th. I will be flying to Bangkok on November 6th. I will return to HCM on November 10th. Will I be able to get a new Vietnam visa that starts on the 10th?
Cam on, Mark

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Oct 20, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa application for Indians

Dear Sir/Madam,
We would like to apply for a business visa for an Indian national. He is the General Manager/Director of Carestream Health Singapore Pte Ltd – ASEAN Region. He holds a Singapore Employment Pass. He is required to travel to Vietnam for business regularly and therefore would like to apply for a multiple visa. We have gone your website include online application, but not able to get it done. There does not seem to be any option for “INDIAN NATIONAL”. Appreciate your help how we should proceed with this application.
Many thanks. Betty Koh

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Oct 16, 2014

Question: Arrival Date for applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival

Hi! I’m planing on traveling to Vietnam in November, but i don’t have the exact arrival date. I know is between November 8th and November 29 because i have to fly back, so my question is if i have to put the exact date on the questionnaire or if i put the 8th i can use it for one month? (because I’m applying for the one month/one entry visa)
Thank you! Andrea

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Oct 13, 2014

Question: Change Vietnam airport to get visa on arrival

I’ve just applied for my visa (and my husband’s) , so i hope i have it soon.
One more question. I’ve applied entering in Hanoi….but can i enter Vietnam in some other cites?
I’m looking forward knowing your country.
Kind regards,
Andrea M.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Oct 13, 2014

Question: Multiple Entry Visa for Vietnam

I am applying online for the multiple entry visa- my first entry is Hanoi (HAN), then the second time I enter the country I will arrive at Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), which one do I need to select because it won’t let me select two destinations? Does this matter?
Thank you,

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Oct 05, 2014

Question: Visa application Ho Chi Minh

hello, I am arriving by air to Ho Chi Minh airport but I do not see this city in your application drop down list. What should I do?
Thank you. Mariya Devine.

By admin | Date: Aug 15, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa for domestic transfer at HCMC

I am flying to Da Nang from Singapore with a connecting flight at HCMC where I change planes, do I need o go through immigration at HCMC airport or at Da Nang? Where should I put as the VOA collection?

By admin | Date: Jul 27, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa request

I am planning a trip to Vietnam from August 20 to September 12. My itinerary in Vietnam is Hanoi (from Noi Bai Aiport), Sapa, and then Danang (Danang airport), Hue, Nha Trang and finally Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Do I need to apply for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?
Thks. Galazy.

By admin | Date: Jul 19, 2014

Question: Vietnam visa

Does it matter if I enter the country after my given entry date??

By admin | Date: Jul 19, 2014

Question: Enquiry on Vietnam visa

Can i apply for Vietnam visa in the UK as a Nigerian on visiting visa to the UK. Thank you. Fisayo.

By admin | Date: May 23, 2014

Question: How long is the visa valid for?

I’m thinking of visiting Vietnam sometime in Aug of this year and am wondering if I apply now , how long is the visa good for? Thank you. Grace Ein.

By admin | Date: May 05, 2014

Question: Getting Vietnam visa online

Dear sir , i emailed you yesterday regarding getting visa online which you replied to me before that i can get it online but when i tried to get the visa there is no bahraini nationality in the natioalties . so plz reply to me what to do because im coming next month on 3rd.
Warmest regards, Mohamed.

By admin | Date: May 05, 2014

Question: Invitation

Possible work invitation letter for Iraqi citizen (just invitation letter). Thanks with best regards. Oahaj

By admin | Date: Apr 14, 2014

Question: Exit date of Vietnam visa on arrival

Can I leave Vietnam a day before the exit date that I had indicated? Or do I have to leave on the very exact date stated on the VISA? Sofia

By admin | Date: Apr 04, 2014

Question: Photo size for Vietnam visa

Can you please confirm that the photo does not need to be exactly 4x6cm as stated on the Entry and Exit form M3? Alyn.

By admin | Date: Mar 27, 2014

Question: Vietnam tourist visa

I am Iranian, but in your list there is no Iranian nationality. Are we need visa, or will get upon arrival in Vietnam?

By admin | Date: Mar 26, 2014

Question: Travel to Vietnam later than the arrival date issued in the approval letter

I applied and get the visa approval letter for 1 month (from April 13 to May 13). But my plan changed and I will enter Vietnam about 5 days later (April 18). Does this approval letter work? If so, will I have 1 month in Vietnam or I must exit Vietnam by May 13 if I use this letter? Kikata

By admin | Date: Mar 26, 2014

Question: When to apply so that my letter of approval covers my travel time period

I will be arriving Vietnam on May 21 and departing on May 28. While there I will make a side trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia so I know I will need a 1 month, multiple visit visa. If I apply now (March 24) can I request the approval letter have a start period of mid May or will it automatically start as soon as the approval is granted. In other words can I apply early or do I have to wait until later to make sure the approval letter time frame covers my intended travel time period? Greg.

By admin | Date: Mar 24, 2014

Question: Application of Visa for Malaysians to stay in Vietnam more than 30 days

would like to find out which is the best option for my son who is a Malaysian studying in Sydney, Australia, to apply for the Vietnam visa for his five-week medical elective training in Hue, Vietnam. Please also advise me on the process time upon submission of his visa application since he will be returning to Kuala Lumpur in mid-November 2013 prior to his travel to Vietnam. Your prompt reply is much appreciated. Thank you. Carina

By Hanh Pham | Date: Oct 07, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa at Ha Tien border

Hi. I’m a British citizen currently living in Cambodia. I will be traveling to Phu Quoc next weekend for one week and am not sure whether I will need a visa for Vietnam or not. Please could you let me know. Many thanks :)

By Hanh Pham | Date: Oct 04, 2013

Question: Documents for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam from Srilanka?

I want to do a round tour as a tourist in Vietnam.what is the better way to get the Vietnam visa?on line or through Vietnam embassy in Sankara?i need your help.thank you. kaluwa hewa jayalath

By Hanh Pham | Date: Oct 03, 2013

Question: Length of Vietnam Visa

My wife and I need multiple entry Vietnam visas but our trip will be greater than 90 days. We arrive in Hanoi on 29th November and depart from Hanoi on the 4th March, a stay in excess of 90 days. How can this be achieved?

By Hanh Pham | Date: Sep 30, 2013

Question: How to get Vietnam Visa

How do I get a Vietnam visa and how long does it take the visa to be out.

By Hanh Pham | Date: Sep 28, 2013

Question: How to apply visa to Viet Nam for Nepalese

Dear Sir/Madam, I am from Nepal. I’m living in Switzerland now. I would like to go to Vietnam for my vacation and visit some friends as well. I have asked how to apply Vietnam visa from Vietnam embassy in Switzerland. They said that I need an invitation letter from my friends in Vietnam or my friends who live in Vietnam to apply the permission from Vietnam immigration for me first then they will issue visa for me. It’s quite complicated process to do it. Could you please guide me the easier way to do? Thank you very much.

By Hanh Pham | Date: Sep 28, 2013

Question: Do I need to apply for a Transit visa for Vietnam?

Hi, I am an Indian passport holder but a permanent resident of Australia. I have a flight from Melbourne to Paris in Oct via Ho Chi Minh City. The layover is roughly 17 hours. Do I need to apply for a transit visa for Vietnam even though I don’t plan on leaving the airport? If I do need to apply for a visa, which visa should I apply for and how do I go about doing so? I appreciate your help in this matter! Lance Fernandes

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Sep 22, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa for Sierra Leonese citizen

I’m Sierra Leonese citizen with diplomatic passport can you make a Vietnam visa for me? thank you best regards

By Hanh Pham | Date: Sep 06, 2013

Question: Visa for Vietnam for Central African citizen

I’m from the Central African Republic. How can i apply to have visa for Vietnam? Does the online application is possible way i can use to get this visa. There is no Vietnam embassy in my country.

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Sep 05, 2013

Question: About Vietnam Visa in Ethiopia

Last time as you now we have process on Vietnam visa and we pay for processing fee on Vietnam By CPO but Vietnam Embassy is not available in Ethiopia. Then how we can process Vietnam Visa?

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 30, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa requirements for Chinese national

What are the requirements for Chinese national to get a visitor visa for Vietnam and what are the costs please?

By Hanh Pham | Date: Aug 30, 2013

Question: Application for Vietnam visa

I am a maid here in Singapore and my boss company will send him to Vietnam for few years to work, and he wants me to bring along with them so what should i need to do?

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 25, 2013

Question: Do I need a Vietnam visa for my layover in Vietnam?

I have a 3 hour layover in Vietnam... Do I need a Vietnam visa? I'm an American citizen. Thank you!

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 24, 2013

Question: ¿Qué visados necesitamos para entrar por vietnam y salir por camboya?

El viajes, aún por determinar, sería entrar en vuelo internacional por vietnam y salir via vuelo internacional por camboya (a España).¿Con el visado on arrival múltiple sería suficiente?

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 24, 2013

Question: How to get a visa to Vietnam in Saudi Arabia?

I could not find Saudi Arabia in your country list.

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 20, 2013

Question: Does Lebanon and Jordan nationalities needs visa to Vietnam

I'm Lebanese and my husband is Jordanian, we need to know if we can issue a visa upon arrival to Vietnam.

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 18, 2013

Question: Vietnam visado para personas con nacionalidad rusa

Tendre mi marido trabajando en Vietnam, tengo nacionalidad rusa. voy llegar a Hanoi desde Espania porque vivo en Barcelona y tengo residencia española.Que documentacion necesito para solisitat la Vietnam visa?

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 17, 2013

Question: To thinking about settle in Vietnam

I am from India and my girlfriend from Vietnam i want to travel Vietnam and marry to her. I want to know after marry I have to go back or my girlfriend can extend my Vietnam visa.

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 16, 2013

Question: What kind of Vietnam visa do I need

I am visiting a factory in Vietnam for 4 days . What sort of Vietnam visa do I need?

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 16, 2013

Question: How to apply for Vietnam Visa in Malaysia for Pakistani Citizen

Hello, We are group of 5 people and want to apply for Visit Visa to Vietnam (less than 30 days). We are on a social visit to Malaysia and wish to obtain a visit visa for Vietnam from within Malaysia. Pls advise. Thank you!
Shahid Bilal

By Phuong Nguyen | Date: Aug 13, 2013

Question: Validity of passport

What is the minimum validity of passport to go to Vietnam?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Aug 12, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa requirement for Tanzanian citizens

My son a Tanzanian passport holder and a US permanent resident is traveling with us on cruise to Vietnam for a days visit , does he need a Vietnam visa and if yes where can we get in Los Angeles CA. Thank you.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Aug 03, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa type

I will be attending The Asian Pig Veterinary Congress in Sept as a visitor as this is only for short visit, will a tourist visa for Vietnam be okay. I will not be working or conducting any business.
Regards - Desmond Walsh.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 30, 2013

Question: Do I need a visa for Vietnam?

I am flying Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh and then to Hanoi ( the same flight no. all the way through). Then we fly to Paris. We do the same on the way back but are stopping in Hanoi for a night. Apart from that one time we do not intend to leave any airport. I assume a single entry 30 day visa for Vietnam will suffice?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 29, 2013

Question: Visa if travelling by train to Vietnam

Hi, My friend and I will be traveling into Vietnam by train from China and I am therefore a bit confused about how to to go out filling out the application for our visas for Vietnam since the airport of arrival and the flight number is required. Any guidance would be helpful.
Thanks, Persia

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 26, 2013

Question: Overland visa to Vietnam

How long am I allowed to stay in Vietnam if I’m crossing by land from Cambodia to Vietnam? I’m also carrying a Singapore passport. Is it the usual 30 days or shorter?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 26, 2013

Question: Working Visa Vietnam

I hold a passport and it is going to expire on 16 Feb 2014 and it has 3 pages left not contigious. Can I get working Vietnam visa as a teacher in Vietnam. Company which offered me job asked me to renew the passport at your home country. Unfortunately this is taking long time in India nowadays. Please help.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 25, 2013

Question: Re - Vietnam Visa

I am Australia passport hold and I am travel to Paris by Vietnam airline in Aug. 2013, the flight will stopover in Ho Chi Ming City for 2h35m and Hanoi for 2h55m, as I am not going out of airport at all, do I still need VISA to Vietnam? Thanks.

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 22, 2013

Question: Vietnam Visa Requirement if stopovers in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

My partner and i already have our flights booked from Australia to the UK and return. we have 2 stop overs both ways, one in Hanoi for 10hr and then hcmc for 7hrs and similar times on return. Do we require a visa for Vietnam? I have been told so many different thing like we do need one because we are there for more then 8 hours, could you please clarify and advise which Vietnam visa we should get if we require them. our trip is for 3 and a half weeks if that makes a difference with having to apply twice? HELP!

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 22, 2013

Question: Do I need to have a return flight to apply for Vietnam visa

I have a one way ticket purchased for the 6th of September 2013, London-Hanoi, and I am now trying to apply for the online Vietnam visa, however, I am unsure about what to put for the date of exit as I do not have a flight booked from Vietnam to another country?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 18, 2013

Question: Vietnam visa for a trip to Vietnam via cruise

Do I still require a Vietnam visa in advance or will it be stamped at the dock at Phu My?

By Hoa Nguyen | Date: Jul 15, 2013

Question: Passport expiry for Vietnam visa application

We are flying to Vietnam from Spain on 30th June 2013 and returning on 30th July 2013. My son’s passport expies on 27th January 2014. Is that okay to apply online for Vietnam visa?

By admin | Date: Jun 25, 2013

Question: Vietnam Visa Fast Track

Hello, I have already got my visa application from you but I would like to know if i could upgrade to your Fast Track service for our arrival at Tan Son Nhat? My client number is 89192

By admin | Date: Jun 04, 2013