Visa on arrival
Visa on arrival is the best way to get Vietnam visa.
- Apply convenient at home
- Quick, urgent service available
- Clear and affordable fees
- Personally apply at Embassy
- Long time for paperwork
- Fees not disclose
Vietnam Visa on Arrival - FAQs
- How does your visa service work?
Our visa service cannot work without your co-operation, see how we work together:
You: Fill the visa application form, then settle visa service fee with secured payment gateway. If you do not want to pay online or need clarification, just send the information. We will contact you shortly to sort-out any unclear issues.
We: Right after receiving your visa information and payment, we will process your visa; in urgent case this process takes only 2 working hours, normal cases will take 2 to 3 working days. Then we will send you the copy Vietnam visa approval letter by e-mail after we get it from Vietnam Immigration Department. Copy of the same document will be transmitted to Vietnam immigration checkpoints at International Airports, so that when the you arrives in Vietnam, the Immigration officers will have those documents on hand and will be able to issue your entry visa.
You: Bring the copy of approval letter to get Vietnam visa stamped at your selected Vietnam airport.
- What information do I have to provide for your visa on arrival service?
- Full name (exactly as in your passport)
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Date of arrival
- Type of visa
- What is processing time?
- The time needed to get your visa approval letter, from the day of your payment till we send you the visa approval letter.
- What are working days?
- 07:30 to 16:30 (GMT+07:00 Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta), Monday to Friday, except for National Holidays.
- What is visa approval letter?
The Vietnam visa approval letter is distinct from the actual visa stamped on your passport. Normally you would have to send your passport and other documents to your local Vietnam Embassy to get a visa stamped. However, keeping the interests of business travelers and tourists, Vietnam Government now issues a Vietnam visa approval letter that allows you to travel to Vietnam without prior visa but on arrival at Vietnam International airports, you present yourself at the Landing Desk with the letter and get a visa stamped upon payment of appropriate visa fee. The Vietnam visa approval letter is an official document issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department that allows you to get boarding and show it for the visa on arrival. It is not the official visa. A sample visa approval letter appears below.
Before issuing an approval letter, the Office checks and screens visa application strictly, so there is no case that you will be rejected at Vietnam airports once you have a visa pre-approval letter in hand.
- How can I get visa approval letter?
A copy of the Approval letter will be scanned and delivered to you by email, so please make sure that you provide correct email address when applying visa.
Sometimes, our email is put in spam box/ junk mails. If you do not get our mail after processing time, you should check your spam box/ junk mails to take it out.
- Can I see a sample of visa issued on arrival?
A Vietnam visa on arrival issued at Tan Son Nhat International airport, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam:
- What are required documents to get visa on arrival?
To get Vietnam visa stamped on passport you need to bring:
- Passport (with validity at least 6 months and have 2 blank pages for visa stamped)
- 2 passport–size photos (4 x 6 cm)
- Copy of visa approval letter that we sent to you (Not on mobile or Ipad, only hard copy accepted)
- Stamping fee, you pay directly in cash at the Immigration desk at airport:
* US$25 for single entry visa from 1 month to 3 months;
* US$50 for multiple entries visa from 1 month to 3 months.
* US$95 for 6 months multiple entries visa.
* US$135 for 1-year multiple entries visa.
Russian travelers are exempted from this fee.
The fee is paid in cash directly to Immigration desk at Vietnam airport. Accepted currencies are Vietnam Dong and US Dollars.
To save time at Vietnam airport, please download and fill in this form in advance. Photos and signatures are required.
- Where to get Vietnam visa stamped?
At Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) the VOA office is situated to the left of the escalator that takes you down to the immigration hall. Hand in your passport and VOA approval letter at the counter, and pick up an Application for Entry and Exit form if you haven't downloaded and completed one beforehand. If necessary there are desks where you can fill in the form. Then walk along the right-hand side of the office to the counter at the opposite end and wait for your name to be called. Because foreign names can be difficult for the immigration officers to pronounce they usually also hold up the passport with the bearer's photo facing outwards.
When you have handed your payment, the completed Application for Entry and Exit form and passport photo to the immigration officer he or she will give you a receipt and return your passport to you, complete with the visa stamp. Check that the the exit date on the visa is correct (that is, in one month's or three months' time), then retrace your steps along the side of the office and proceed to Immigration Control, and then to baggage reclaim and Customs, which are situated on the same floor. (Quoted from TripAdvisor)
At Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) the VOA window is situated over to the left as you enter the immigration hall, at the far end. Do not join any queues for Immigration Control. The counter itself is sign-posted - LANDING VISA. When you get to the Landing Visa (VOA) window, be prepared to hand over your passport, one completed copy of the Entry and Exit form, the entire letter of approval and one passport size photo (the officer will staple your photo to the form if not already attached). You should then go and sit down. Even with few people being processed do not expect passports (with the visa attached) to be returned in the order that they were presented at the window.
When your visa is ready, your name will be called and at the same time your passport held up to the window with the photo page showing. You then pay the processing visa fee - U.S.$25 for single entry, 1 or 3 month. up to U.S.$50 for a One multiple entry. Vietnamese Dong (VND) or U.S. Dollars are the preferred currencies. The notes should be in good condition (no marks, nicks or tears) but it is not necessary for them to be brand new. At Ho Chi Minh City, people have also had Australian Dollars, GB Pounds and Euros accepted as payment instead of U.S. Dollars but no change is given for currencies other than U.S. dollars or VND. However, to avoid payment problems, U.S. Dollars are preferable as there have been occasional reports of other currencies not being accepted. Once you have paid, your passport will be returned to you, along with a receipt for your payment. Be sure to check the newly issued visa for any errors while still at the window. You then go to the immigration control posts to be processed in the normal way. Baggage reclaim and Customs are downstairs.
At Da Nang International Airport follow the exit signs. As soon as you enter the huge hall it is very easy to find the VOA window - it is on the left hand side and is clearly visible. The process is reasonably quick (approximately 15 minutes with all necessary paperwork completed before landing) but do bear in mind there is no guarantee it will be always be the same. After receiving visas / passports back, progress onwards to immigration control. Immigration Control can be slow, sometimes 3 or 4 long lines. Everyone queues up together going through the same check-points and there are no separate checkpoints for Vietnamese passengers and other nationalities.
Tip: If there are two or more of you obtaining VOA it would be prudent that once you've handed in your paperwork, that one of you stands in line for immigration control. That way you won't be at the back of a long queue. (Quoted from TripAdvisor)
- How long does it take to get visa stamped at airport?
- It depends on the number person(s) applied visa on arrival on your flight. Usually it takes from 15 to 30 minutes. Make sure you have all required documents ready.
- Can I enter Vietnam later than my granted arrival date in visa approval letter?
Yes, you can enter later than the arrival date in visa approval letter providing that you exit by granted exit date.
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