How long does it take Portuguese to get Vietnam visa?

How long does it take Portuguese to get Vietnam visa?


My friend is Portuguese. He wishes to travel to Vietnam next month.  Please advise how long does it take Portuguese to get Vietnam visa.


Vietnam Immigration law regulates that Portuguese wishing to enter Vietnam for any purpose need apply for Vietnam visa before departure.

Currently, there are two ways for Portugal citizens to get visa to Vietnam: applying at Vietnam Embassy or apply online. Two ways of getting visa takes different time of processing.

1. How long does it take to apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy?

To get Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy, applicants need to prepare some documents: your original passport, visa application form, or Vietnam visa approval code issued from Vietnam Immigration Department to submit directly to the Embassy. In some cases, you are required to have sponsor letter from a company or an organization in Vietnam. Applicable Vietnam visa types for Portuguese includes: one month (single/ multiple) visa type and three month (single/ multiple) visa.How long does it take Portuguese to get Vietnam visa

For this applying method, it takes 5 working days averagely to get issued Vietnam visa after your visa request form has been accepted.

Please notice that Vietnam visa requirement, processing time as well as visa cost is various from Embassy of Vietnam in different countries. Thus we strongly recommended you contact the staff in charge at Vietnam Embassy to get specific required documents before going to there.

2. How long does it take to apply for Vietnam visa online?

As same as getting visa at Vietnam embassy, applicable visa types for Vietnam visa online are: 1 month single/ multiple entry visa and 3 month single/ multiple entry visa.

To apply for Vietnam visa online, Portuguese just need to complete Vietnam visa application online and payment for visa approval fee. For standard service, it takes 2 working days get visa approval letter/ code issued for both 1 month visa and 3 month visa.

In rush situation, applicants can choose urgent service (1 working day processing), super urgent service (4 working hours processing) or holiday service (2 to 4 hours processing) to get pre-approval visa quickly. However, emergency Vietnam visa is applicable for applicants getting Vietnam visa on arrival only. For travelers applying for Vietnam visa code, after receiving approval code, it will takes 1 to 2 working days more for applicants to go to the Embassy of Vietnam to get Vietnam visa stamped.

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