How To Apply For Vietnam Visa
After I explained about the different types of visas in Vietnam, it’s time to discuss what is the best way to apply for your visa to Vietnam. I will walk you through the different ways to obtain your Vietnamese visa and how to use it properly.
VISA-FREE: You do not need a visa to enter and travel in Vietnam
VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA) and the EVISA: You are required to either get a visa before you enter Vietnam or apply for an invitation letter online or from an agency.
STAMP FEE: Those who didn’t get their visa and are not eligible for a free visa, you need to pay for a stamp fee especially those who are going to use an invitation letter. Remember to bring US Dollars, the fee ranges between $25-$50 depending on your visa type.
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GUIDE FOR VISA POLICY OF VIETNAM:
VISA-FREE FOR 90 DAYS
VISA-FREE FOR 30 DAYS
- Cambodia (How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh)
VISA FREE FOR 21 DAYS
VISA-FREE FOR 14 DAYS
VISA-FREE FOR 15 WITH RESTRICTIONS
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Note: These nationalities should have 30 days gap between two visa-free visits. Must show an onward ticket.
If your free visa is not enough or you are not eligible for a free visa, you can apply for an e-Visa which is valid for 30 days with a single entry to Vietnam.
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*not applicable for e-passport holders
HOW TO GET YOUR VISA TO VIETNAM THROUGH A VIETNAMESE EMBASSY
The oldest but the most reliable way to get your visa to Vietnam is definitely through their Embassy in your home country or your current base. The only downside of this option is the speed of the processing, some take only a few days whilst others take a week or more. Another hassle is the requirements, some Embassies are very strict, they might ask you for more documents. Whilst the good side of this is that you are sure that you are in the safe hands and no scam will happen plus the fees can be cheaper than other options.
Some visas, like permanent visa, working visa, student visa, or others can only be processed by the Embassy or Consulate.
Things to check off the list before you submit a visa application through the Embassy or Consulate:
Check the nearest Embassy or Consulate
Find out if they process visa that you specifically need
Check the length of the processing
Compare the fees
Inspect the requirements
If in doubt, send an email and address your concerns
HOW TO GET YOUR VISA TO VIETNAM THROUGH AN AGENCY
Getting your visa through an agency has its advantage for sure, like the speed of the process and the convenience. Whilst the downhill of this option is that sometimes it’s hard to know if this agency is legit or not. Do your research and read their reviews online, reach out to their customer service if you have questions.
Things to remember to ask and check with your travel agency:
How long would it take to process the visa
Can they process the visa you specifically need
What are the fees compare to your other options
Do they have good reviews online
HOW TO GET YOUR VISA TO VIETNAM ONLINE
There is a small difference between a travel agency and online when it comes to getting your visa. When doing online, you do not need to talk to someone face to face, you can do your payment, submit your requirements, get your visa all over the web. The good thing about this is that you do not need to leave your passport to someone else. However, only business visas and tourist visas can be processed online. Going through an online platform can also be cheaper than through an agency.
Personally, I suggest this platform when getting your Vietnam visa online. I have used them a couple of times and have recommended them to my friends and readers of this website.
HERE IS THE STEP BY STEP WAY TO GET YOUR TOURIST OR BUSINESS VISA ONLINE:
- Go here to start your application
- Choose your nationality first and wait for the options to load
- Choose which one fits your need better
- Click Apply Now
- Fill out the page with your required details
- You can choose how fast you want your visa to be processed and the currency you want the fee to be displayed
- Click Next to proceed with the payment
- You will receive an email once your visa/invitation letter has been processed
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