Since its introduction, Vietnam visa on arrival has become more and more popular among travelers to Vietnam. However, it works for travelers to Vietnam by air only.
To get this type of visa, travelers will need to obtain a visa approval letter beforehand, then get on the flight to Vietnam and get visa stamped upon landing at Vietnam airport. It works at eight (08) international airports of Vietnam, consisting of:
In this post, you will know details about visa procedure at Vietnam airports and how to pick up visa on arrival at each airport. Nonetheless, before that, take a look at some tips on preparing essential documents to save time at the airport:
At Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), the Vietnam visa on arrival counter is situated on the left side when you enter the immigration hall.
The Visa on arrival office is signaled with “Landing Visa – Cấp thị thực tại chỗ”.
At Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city), the Visa on Arrival counter is situated in opposite to the passport control. It is signaled by “Nơi cấp thị thực – Visa upon arrival”. However, this signal may become unclear if there are lots of people.
After submitting documents to Visa upon arrival Counter, you need to wait while they process it. If it is busy, keep your eyes and ears open as they will call out your name or hold up your passport/photo. In this step, you will pay for the stamping fee.
If you get the visa with some passports for you and your friends, you will receive 1 pink receipt for all; the visas will be in the passports already. Check the visas for errors while you are still at the working window. After receiving your passports back, proceed to the ‘Foreigners’ Passport Control Counter and get the stamp in your passport.
At Da Nang International airport (Da Nang city), please follow the signboard which shows you the way to come to “Visa On Arrival counter”.
After reaching the counter:
The process is quite quick here (approximately 15 minutes with all necessary paperwork completed before landing). After receiving visas/passports back, progress onwards to Passport Control Counter to get the blue stamp into your passport.
After landing at the airport, follow the guide to get to the Immigration hall, look to your left to find the Vietnam visa on arrival counter. Then, follow the steps as in other Vietnam international airports mentioned above.
To sum up, it takes about 15-30 minutes in total for visa on arrival procedures at Vietnam airports. In case you do not want to stay in a queue for such a long time, you can use our Airport Arrival Fast-track Service, which will help save your time to have a more enjoyable trip in Vietnam
This is the detailed guide on the procedure to pick up full visa on arrival at Vietnam airports. Feel free to contact us at +84.946.583.583 or Support@Vietnam-visa.com for any questions and concerns.
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