Visa To VietNam
When a tourist comes to Vietnam, he/she need have a 6 month valid passport and a Visa granted by:
– Vietnamese embassy or consulate (if you want to have visa before arriving in Vietnam)
– Customs at the Airport or border gate (if you want to have visa upon arrival)
Normally, a visa is valid for one month. However, you can get multi-entry visa or ask for visa extension (in case you want to arrive and leave Vietnam many times or stay in Vietnam for a long time – Law now, the longest time is 3 months after 3 months you have to leave Vietnam for few days then you can get another 3 month visa.)
How are visa doing procedures?
I. Getting Visa before arriving in Vietnam :
* Appointment with Vietnamese Embassy: you can call to Vietnamese Embassy in your country to ask for instructions. You’d better to check the website before getting visa
* Visa service centers : You can contact visa service centers such as :
– Action Visas : sharply but expensive
– Advice Travel : Professional. The consultants will assist you during visa doing process.
II. Getting visa at the airport
You can ask for visa directly when you arrive in Vietnam. It is a very simple and cheap way. We will help you to do this. Following is the procedures:
01. Supplying information:
For Visa application, we need the following information:
Your Title * (Mr., Ms., Mrs.)
Passport Name *
Please fill name exactly same as in your passport
Date of birth * (dd mm yyyyy, like 01 May 1980)
Passport Number * (valid at least 6 months)
Passport Date of issue * dd mm yyyyy
Passport expiration date * dd mm yyyyy
Proposed date of arrival * dd mm yyyyy
02. Authorization letter:
These information will be sent to Vietnam Immigration Department, they will issue a letter of visa upon arrival for you. This letter will be scanned, sent to your email address or your fax. We are happy to do the approval letter to get visa upon arrival for you. So please contact us we will assist you.
You will be allowed to get on board at departure airport with copy of this letter At arrival airport in Vietnam, you can get the visa with this letter, your original passport and 02 photos 4CMx6CM. But it will take you longtime at the airport to fill in the form so please note.
03. Stamp at the passport:
When you arrive at the airport (in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, Danang city), go the Customs Gate and show your authorization letter. You will get visa and stamp on the passport.
You have to fill in the form with all the information required and an one passport sized photo glued.
04. Visa doing cost:
Normally, The invitation letter is 5$/person for one month entry after that you have to pay at the airport 25$ to get your visa.
3months invitation letter is 18US$/person for 3 month entry and pay at the airport 50 US$ to get your visa.
As your arrival, Please contact with travel consultant for more information about the cost of doing visa upon arrival. Getting visa in this way is much cheaper and more convenient than in Vietnamese Embassy before going to Vietnam (For tourists Visa).
III. Who does not need to have Visa ?
1. All Vietnamese who live and work in other countries (Vietnamese Oversea) or foreigners who have Vietnamese wife, husband or parents living and working in Vietnam need not have visa under below conditions :
a. – Having passport or passport valued documents which is valid for at least 6 months. Vietnamese working and living overseas who does not have passport have to live at least 6 months in other countries before going to Vietnam.
b. – Having Visa exemption certificate granted by appropriate authorities (Vietnamese Embassy’s leader)
Visa exemption certificate is valid for 90 days and granted for each individual. Children under 14 years old who share the same passport with parents will have the same Visa exemption certificate with parents.
For more information, please contact Vietnamese Embassy in your country.
2. To children : Children will be exempted from doing Visa if they share the same passport with parents or they have to do Visa as an adult.
- Getting a Visa to Vietnam (vietnamvisacorp.wordpress.com)