Vietnam visa on arrival and evisa

Vietnam visa on arrival and evisa

Applying for Vietnam eVisa or Visa on Arrival

Vietnam electronic visa or Visa on Arrival? Let’s compare the advantages and disadvantages of entering and exiting Vietnam using these 2 types of visas

Are you traveling to Vietnam anytime soon? Check the options below and learn how to get an eVisa or a Visa on Arrival to Vietnam, one of the most exciting destinations in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam Visa Policy Overview

The Vietnam visa policy has been improving during the past years to boost the domestic tourism industry, and it is really paying off. The number of international visitors to Vietnam has been growing steadily and traveling to Vietnam become relatively easier.

For most Countries passports, there are two easy options to get a visa to Vietnam. The first is getting a Visa on Arrival, an option that has been around for years, and the relatively new Vietnam eVisa. Each one of these options has advantages and disadvantages, which will be explained below.

Another option is traveling to Vietnam visa-free. But these options itself is restricted to a specific number of countries. Other than that, with the exception of ASEAN members and a few other countries, the limit for a visa-free entry is of 15 days.

Vietnam electronic Visa

The Vietnam eVisa is a pretty recent procedure made available by the Vietnamese government on 1 February 2017. The procedure itself is pretty simple, and citizens of various countries are eligible for the Vietnam eVisa.

The eVisa grants a single entry to Vietnam, for visitors staying up to 30 days. So it is a perfect option if you are a tourist and want to travel to different cities in Vietnam. The eVisa also saves time at the border on arrival. You go straight to get your passport checked with just one queue.

How to get the Vietnam eVisa

Getting a Vietnam eVisa is a pretty straightforward process and you can do it quickly just with an internet connection and a credit/debit card. The first is logging on to the Vietnamese Government eVisa Portal.

Then you have to fill up a form with some data about yourself and your passport number. You will be also required to upload a photo of yourself. You can use a selfie for this purpose.

After that, you will be followed to the payment page in which the sum of $25+ service fee is requested per eVisa. Once the payment is done you will get a “registration code”. Save this registration code as it will be required for you to check the status of your eVisa. From my personal experience, they do not email you this code, so you have to save it yourself while doing your application.

The eVisa is normally issued pretty quickly, and you can check the result on this page. From my personal experience, the eVisa was available even before the 3 working days that the website indicates as the processing time for the application.

Once your eVisa is ready, you should print it. It has a QR code and all your personal data. Upon arrival in Vietnam, you present your passport with your eVisa, and usually, you will be granted entry pretty quickly.

Vietnam Visa on Arrival

The other popular option to get a visa to Vietnam is getting a Visa on Arrival. This procedure is also a bit more simple than the eVisa and it is a better idea depending on your case, visa valid up to 3-6-12 months.

The main advantage of the visa on arrival is flexibility. You can arrange a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 3-6-12 months with multiple entries. You can also get a multiple entry visa if you choose the visa on arrival. On the other hands, you will spend more time in immigration upon arrival in Vietnam.

How to get the Vietnam Visa on Arrival

To get a Visa on Arrival, the first step you should take is getting a letter of invitation from our official webpage offering this service online, and the approval letter is provided to you via email after the Vietnam Immigration system approved.

You will have to print your approval letter, and 2 photos (4×6 cm with no glass-wear). Once at the Airport in Vietnam there is a special area for visa on arrival passengers. You will provide your documents and passport, as well as a stamp fee ($25 US for a 30-day single entry visa) and get your visa on arrival.


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