Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders

Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders

The latest immigration policy of Vietnam Immigration indicates that almost all people coming to Vietnam as foreigners need to prepare a valid Vietnam visa to be eligible to enter Vietnam. Accordingly, Costa Rica passport holders are required to have Vietnam visa to depart to the country. Below is necessary information about Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders.


Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders

   What are requirement of Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders?

  Alike citizens of other countries in the world, Costa Rica need to meet two following requirements to apply  for Vietnam visa:

 Passport validity: 6 months valid passport with at least 2 unused pages is require to apply for Vietnam  visa.

 Specific plan: this is not a compulsory requirement. However, it will be better for you if you have your  estimated arrival date as well as duration time you are going to stay in Vietnam. A specific plan will help  to choose the most suitable arrival and type of Vietnam visa.

  Is Vietnam visa online eligible for Costa Rica passport holders?

At present, Costa Rica citizens can apply online for Vietnam visa to get official Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy or Vietnam airport. Applying online for Vietnam visa, you will receive a pre-approval Vietnam visa which is issued by Immigration Department of Vietnam. There two type of pre-approved Vietnam visa are Vietnam visa approval code and Vietnam visa approval letter

  • Applying online for Vietnam visa approval letter: Vietnam visa approval letter is a pre-approved Vietnam visa which is applicable for people use airway to enter Vietnam. With a valid visa approval letter, you will get Vietnam visa stamped onto passport at Vietnam airport. After getting an issued Vietnam visa approval letter via email, Costa Rica citizens need to bring the white and black copy of the letter to Vietnam international airport to stamp Vietnam visa.
  • Applying for Vietnam visa approval code: different from visa approval letter, Vietnam visa approval code allows applicants to get official Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy located in the country you are living. Since this type of pre-approved Vietnam visa is not for airway entry, you can request for visa approval code if you plan to visit Vietnam by train, bus or ship. 

Besides applying online, Costa Rica can get Vietnam visa by another way: applying for Vietnam embassy visa: to get Vietnam visa by this way, you are required to visit Vietnam embassy directly,  and then apply under the guidance of staff in charge at embassy. It takes from 5 to 7 working days of waiting at embassy to get your visa request finished.

Applying online for Vietnam visa, especially Vietnam visa on arrival is always the first recommendation for Costa Rica citizens who enter the country by plane. Vietnam visa on arrival is not only economized, quick, but also very simple, and convenient.  To apply online, you just need to submit Vietnam visa application online with required personal information as show in your passport, and then transfer payment for visa approval fee. You can use credit with OnePay, PayPal, Bank transfer or western union to let your money got through. It is only 2 working days as the longest since we receive the money, you will get your issued visa approval letter or visa approval code via email.

What is the applicable visa cost for Costa Rica passport holders?

To get your Vietnam visa issued, Costa Rica citizens should pay approval fee and stamping fee

Approval fee:  is the service fee to process pre-approved Vietnam visa for applicants. Evietnamvisa will collect this fee. The detailed fee is quoted clearly at visa fee page.

Stamping fee: is paid in cash to get Vietnam visa stamped onto passport. In case you apply for Vietnam visa approval letter, stamping fee is paid at Vietnam airport. The exact fee is USD 45/person for single entry visa (1 month and 3 months), US 65/person for multiple entry visa of no more than 29 days, and USD 95/person for multiple entry of more than 29 days but less than 90 days.  If you want to get official Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy with visa approval code, the stamping fee is various from each embassy.

Can Costa Rica passport holders apply for Vietnam business/tourist visa?

If Costa Rica citizens enter Vietnam for purpose of business, you should apply for Vietnam business visa. Normally, Vietnam business visa have validity of 3 months.

Vietnam tourist visa is also applicable for Costa Rica citizens. As the working way of Vietnam Immigration Department, Vietnam tourist visa often has validity of 30 days. However, you can get 3 months Vietnam visa and use it for tourist purpose without any trouble.

Both Vietnam tourist and business visa can be applied online

Permitted duration time for Costa Rica citizens to stay in Vietnam

Costa Rica citizens are permitted to stay in Vietnam for 3 months with a valid Vietnam visa. If you want to stay longer than the validity of your Vietnam visa, extension is a sole way for you. Using Vietnam visa extension, your current Vietnam will be extended while you are in Vietnam. To extend Vietnam visa, you need to scan your passport containing all Vietnam visa page(s) via our email address After receiving your email, we will check your case with Vietnam Immigration Department to inform you the best extension fee, processing time and required document to extend. Then, if you want to use our extension service, you should submit your Vietnam visa at our office directly. Since our office is in Ha Noi base, you can use post office to send your passport. When your passport has been extended, we will contact you to come to our office again to get your passport back

Costa Rica citizens are recommended to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival if you enter Vietnam by airway. Vietnam visa on arrival can help you to save money time and much efforts.

For further information related to Vietnam visa for Costa Rica passport holders, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or hotline +(84) 943 25 25 52 (Tracy)  


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