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Frequently Asked Questions
We have listed most frequently asked questions regarding visa on arrival, however, if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us!. Surely you will get your right answers shortly.
Preparation For Getting Vietnam Visa
Do I need to send photos when applying for Vietnam Visa? What is its size?
When applying Vietnam Visa online, you are not required to send us your photos, just fill all the required information in the Vietnam visa form and waiting for approval.
However, your photo will be required after the Vietnam Visa approval is issued as you need to glue 2 of your passport regulation sized photos on the application for entry exit Vietnam (which you receive from us after finishing your Vietnam Visa application online).
Normally, the requirements on photo size are not very strict. It is accepted even in the case your passport size is little bit different provided that your face is straight forward.
How many pages of my passport are required for stamping Vietnam Visa?
For stamping Vietnam Visa, you should have at least two blank passport page, one for stamping and the other for sealing.
How much is the Vietnam Visa stamping fee? Can I pay by my credit cards?
Before departing to Vietnam, client should prepare USD in cash to pay Vietnam Visa stamping fee on arrival at Vietnam airport. The current regulated fees are USD 25 for single entry visa and USD 50 for multiple entry visa.
What to submit on arrival at Vietnam airport to stamp Vietnam Visa?
On checking in Vietnam airport, you are required to submit the following for stamping Vietnam Visa :
- The Vietnam Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department
- The filled-in application for entry and exit Vietnam (the form is sent to you when you have submitted your Vietnam Visa application)
- Your original passport with 6 month valid at least
- Your own passport sized photo
- USD 25 for stamping Vietnam single entry Visa, or USD 50 for Vietnam multiple entry visa.
What should I prepare when applying for Visa at Vietnam Embassy?
When applying for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate, you are required to do the follows:
- To bring Original passport (which requires one-month validity prior to the date of exit from Vietnam and/or six months validity to meet airlines’ requirements); 02 regulated sized-photos (2*2 inch).
- To complete an application form given by the embassy officer.
- To pay for the Vietnam Visa fees, the fee is $50 upward (depending on the type of Visa you are applying for). The fees include stamping fee and other current fees such as visa approval arrangement fee, processing fee, shipping, handling and expediting services.
- To wait for about 5 working days before your Vietnam Visa is approved.
Note: You are advised to contact with the Embassy/Consulate to make sure about their working hours and the exact fee that they require.
Vietnam Visa Policy
Is it necessary to provide the exact arrival date when applying Vietnam Visa?
The answer is no
Your arrival date should be the earliest estimated arrival date as you can enter and exit Vietnam (either single or multiple times up to your visa type) on any date during the validity period noted in your registered dates in your Vietnam Visa application.
For example, you are planning to departing to Vietnam around the date from 12 to 14 December, 20xx, you should note 12 December, 20xx in “date of arrival” in the application because you are not allowed to enter Vietnam earlier than your noted arrival date in your visa approval letter. Normally, Vietnam Immigration Department approves entering one day earlier but in this case, you must ask for your airline’s approval for this early departing.
What should I do to get Vietnam Visa in case my passport is going to expire soon?
To get Vietnam Visa stamped, you are required to have a passport of six-month (six-month) validity at least.
In case you your passport’s validity does not meet the requirement, you should go to the nearest Embassy of your country to arrange a new passport before applying for Vietnam Visa.
Can I exit Vietnam later than my allowed exit date?
Vietnam Immigration law regulates that foreigners can not stay in Vietnam later than your expire date of their Visa. To stay longer later than the allowed date, you should contact us to arrange Vietnam Visa extension.
Do my children need a Visa when entering Vietnam?
Foreigner children need to meet the same Vietnam Visa requirements when applying for Vietnam Visa. Besides, for safe reason for children, Vietnam Immigration Department often requires a scan of parent (either mother or father)’s passport page. Please do not that a foreign child alone can not apply for 3 month business visa. To get this visa type, it is compulsory to have an adult in the same visa application with the child.
- Are Vietnam Visa Requirements the same for citizens of all countries?
Who can have Vietnam Visa Exemption?
The followings people are exempted for Vietnam Visa in a given period:
- Thailand passport holders (30 days)
-Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, , Cambodia, Lao, Philippines and Brunei passport holders (21 days)
- Korea, Japan, Russian & Scandinavians (Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland passport holders) (15 days)
- French diplomatic or official passport holders (90 days or several visits within 6 months)
- Chile diplomatic or official passport holders (less than 60 days)
- APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies (less than 60 days)
- Vietnam Visa exemption for visiting Phu Quoc Island: applied for foreigners and Vietnamese Nationals who hold foreign passport (15 days)
- Vietnamese oversea holding visa exemption certificate (less than 90 days)
Note: in order to get your visa exemption certificate, Vietnamese overseas should contact your nearest Vietnam Embassy/Consulate to get the letter. In case, you would like to avoid the hassle of getting this certificate, you can use your other passport (foreign passport) to apply for Vietnam Visa The other cases are required to apply for Visa for Vietnam (either Vietnam Visa on arrival or Visa code) before going to the country.
Can I extend my Vietnam Visa?
Yes, foreigners staying in Vietnam and would like to extend the duration of your stay in Vietnam, you are advised to get your Vietnam Visa extended. Our service is among the best in Vietnam being in charge of extending Visa Vietnam for foreigners. According to the temporary Vietnam Immigration rules, any Vietnam Visa can be extended for 1 month or three months. However, the requirements and the visa fees for Vietnam Visa extension for each case is different, please do contact us for advice of your specific case.
How Long in Advance should I apply for Visa?
Once your Vietnam visa request is approved, it is valid forever for your right to have Vietnam Visa stamped. Therefore, you can apply for Vietnam Visa even years in advance. However, people normally need to have a well-planned trip before booking anything. As the visa processing take maximum 2 working days, clients are advised to apply for Vietnam Visa at least 3 working days prior to your departure date to Vietnam. Though we can even support processing Vietnam Visa for you even in super urgent case, the cost then will be, of course, higher.
What should I do after I have processed Payment?
In case you pay by Credit Card (PayPal or One Pay): The systems will instantly dispatch a payment notification email to both you and us. Thus, your visa request will be immediately processed and confirmed the date and time you can receive your Vietnam Visa approval letter by our system
In case you use Bank Transfer: Normally bank transfer takes some working day to be finished. Thus, right after you have done bank transfer to our provided account at Payment Methods, you are advised to contact us and send the transfer receipt or scan and send to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can speed up processing your Vietnam visa.
In case you use Western Union: you should either forward the receipt or send us MTCN (Money transfer Control Number), the first name and last name of the sender, and country to our email address email@example.com
For urgent cases, please call us (84) 943 25 25 52 (24/14 hour per day support)
How can I transfer Vietnam Visa fee through PayPal?
When you complete your Vietnam Visa application online, our system will direct you to a PayPal bill so that you can input your credit card information (if you have not yet got a Paypal account) or your PayPal account and you can make payment easily
In case you complete Vietnam Visa application offline and send to our email, or you already complete the application online but not pay immediately, then would like to use PayPal, please contact us, and our system will create a bill and detail guidance for your specific case.
- How much is the fee? How to pay?
Vietnam Visa Procedures
What information is required when I apply for Vietnam Visa?
Applying visa for Vietnam online just requires you a couple of minutes filling in the Vietnam Visa application form online including the following information:
• Your full name in your passport
• Your date of birth
• Your nationality shown in your passport
• Your passport number
• Your proposed arrival date
• Your purpose of entry and your types of visa (whether to pick up : on arrival or Vietnam Embassy/Consulate)
However the above is the general requirements. For Vietnam Visa Requirements for citizen of different countries, you can make a search for instant advice at Vietnam Visa Requirements
How long does it take to get a Vietnam Visa?
1. In case you apply for Vietnam Visa online
It takes 2 working days (normal service) at the maximum to get Vietnam Visa approval letter after your final confirmation of payment and provision of adequate information for processing Vietnam Visa. Once you have got Vietnam Visa approval on hand, you are ready to get Vietnam Visa stamped any time on arrival at Vietnam Visa airports
2. In case you apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy
It takes averagely 3 to 5 days, sometimes a whole week as they need time to check your information and your passport and your other related information before approving and stamping visa.
Those who travel to Vietnam by air, or have too little time preparing before departing to Vietnam are advised to apply for Vietnam Visa Online as it is cheaper, quicker, more convenient, and secured.
How can I receive my Vietnam Visa approval letter /code?
Once you are approved to have Vietnam Visa, a color scan file with of your visa approval letter will be sent to your registered email. At the same time, your information will be saved at Vietnam Immigration Department’s database. Then you should print out your approval letter /code to stamp your Vietnam Visa at Vietnam airport Vietnam Embassy (visa code)
How can I check my Vietnam visa processing status?
When submitting Vietnam Visa application at E Vietnam System, you are creating an account at our system to check and update your Vietnam Visa processing status. The account name will be your regularly used one, and the password is optional one that you can remember easily. To login, just input your email and your password in Client Login page
How can I change my Visa request from normal to urgent?
In case you have made payment, you should contact directly with our support team for in time arrangement:
Hot line: 84 943 25 25 52
In case you have not made payment yet or your visa application processing status is “underpayment” you can log in your account and change the information about “rush service”. If possible, please notify us as soon as possible about this change or any facilitation need.
When applying For Vietnam Visa, who should be joined into one order ID?
When applying Vietnam Visa online, only those who have same date of arrival and type of visa can be joined into one order ID (which allows more than one applicants). In case, your number of applicants is more than 10, you can get it at Vietnam Visa Application form download. On completing the application, please attach and send us firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get Vietnam visa within a day?
Yes, as an organization with great commands, E Vietnam Visa is capable of processing Vietnam Visa approval letter/ code within just 1 working day or even some working hours (super urgent) since the confirmation of your payment. In this case, you can do one of the following suggested ways to get your urgent visa:
1. Scan your passport, associated with your desired visa processing information to our email address: email@example.com
It would be better if you call our support team’s hotline number +84 943 25 25 52 and query
2. Submit information at Vietnam Visa Application Online
Please note that our support team should be informed (either by email or telephone) in case there is any special about your Vietnam Visa request.
Notice: Those who wish to obtain Vietnam Visa within a day should be air travelers only (applicable for visa on arrival at Vietnam Visa airports) as for visa code; you need to wait until the day after your approval to go to Vietnam Embassy stamping your visa)
Vietnam Visa Types
How does Vietnam Visa on arrival work? What does it look like?
Vietnam Visa on arrival should be applied for those who enter by air as this visa type is to pick up upon arrival at Vietnam airports. Before picking up your visa, you are required obtain a Vietnam Visa approval letter which is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. You can source this approval letter easily through such reliable organizations as E Vietnam Visa. A sample of the letter can be found here.
The steps of obtaining Vietnam Visa On arrival are as follows:
- Submit Vietnam Visa Application at http://evietnamvisa.com/apply.html
- After 1 or 2 working days, receive the scanned Vietnam Visa approval letter by Vietnam Immigration Department.
- Use the Visa approval letter to get on board and stamp Vietnam Visa on arrival airport in Vietnam
Notice: The registered emailed at our system should be made sure to be valid as the scanned Vietnam Visa approval letter by Vietnam Immigration Department is supposed to be sent to this email
Can I use Vietnam Visa approval letter to enter by land?
No, Vietnam Visa approval letter is used for those who travel by air only to stamp visa on arrival at Vietnam airports. In case you enter Vietnam by land or sea, you should apply for Visa code (the code is used to pick your visa at Vietnam Embassy/ before traveling to Vietnam).
What is Vietnam Visa approval code?
Vietnam Visa approval code is a Vietnamese legal document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. This code works as an official decision made by Vietnam Immigration and received by Vietnam visa applicants and the Embassy there in the country you are leaving. Once the visa approval code is issued, both the visa applicants and the registered Embassy will get it at the same time. The applicants then should print it out and bring it associated with your original passport to Vietnam Embassy. The Embassy is obliged to stamp Vietnam Visa onto your passport once you reach there with the regulated documents (original passport and the approval code).
Notice: Vietnam Visa code is recommended for those who enter Vietnam by land or by sea. Air travelers can pick up Vietnam Visa on arrival at Vietnam airport. Thus, you should take this advantage to apply for Vietnam Visa On arrival not Vietnam Visa Code
What is the difference between single entry visa and multiple entry visa?
When applying for Vietnam Visa, you should choose SINGLE ENTRY visa if you will not leave Vietnam during your entire stay. Otherwise choose MULTI ENTRY visa. If you choose Multi Entry visa then your Date of exit should be your latest exit date.
Note: Those who plan to stay in Vietnam for long period can have Vietnam Visa extension, so that you need not exit the country and waste money exiting and entering the country.
Where can I obtain Vietnam visa?
There are two ways for obtaining Vietnam Visa: on arrival at Vietnam airport or Vietnam Embassy/Consulate before you travel to Vietnam:
1. Apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival
Before picking up your visa on arrival; you are required to apply for a visa approval letter granted by Vietnam Immigration Department . After receiving the visa approval letter, you should print it out to get on board and stamp Vietnam Visa on checking in Vietnam airport. The application for Vietnam Visa approval letter can be sourced at http://evietnamvisa.com/apply.html
2. Stamp Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate
The other way to get Visa for Vietnam is applying for a Vietnam Visa code (visa to be picked up at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate before travelling to Vietnam): Before going to Vietnam Embassy to stamp for your visa, it would be quicker and easier for you to have a Vietnam Visa approval code by Vietnam Immigration Department. The application for Vietnam Visa Code can be found at http://evietnamvisa.com/apply.html
What is the longest validity of Vietnam visa can I get?
According to the current Vietnam Immigration policy, foreigners entering Vietnam with Tourist purpose is granted Vietnam Visa with the validity of 1 month; and 3 month Visa is issued for those who enter Vietnam with the purpose of Business (either single or multiple).
Foreigners staying in Vietnam already and wishing to extend your staying are advised to get Vietnam Visa extension for another 1 month or three months.
In case you are planning to enter Vietnam for work, you are advised to obtain a work permit so that you can apply for a temporary residence card or permanent residence card in Vietnam
Why Vietnam Visa On Arrival?
Being greatly beneficial to users, Vietnam Visa On arrival has been chosen by a creasing number of travelers. Some advantages of Vietnam visa on arrival can be listed as below:
- Convenient online application (you can submit your visa application online)
- Money and time saving: no embassy visiting and no transportation fee and time
- Safe and secured with unique code granted by Vietnam Immigration Department
- Online payment with all major cards type with One Pay or PayPal