Vietnam visa application – Vietnam Visa is required for most foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam at one of 3 international airports: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city & Da Nang. Travelers are advised to arrange Visa Vietnam before their departure by applying online for the Approval Letter first, receive the letter by email, then get Visa Stamped on their passports at Vietnam Airports upon arrival. This is called: Vietnam Visa On Arrival
Vietnam Visa Application
Visa Approval Letter is a letter issued and confirmed by Vietnam Immigration Department. By showing the approval letter at Vietnam Airports upon arrival, travelers can pick up Visa and get visa stamped on their passports. At the airport, the corresponding authority will verify the details on the approval letter based on your passport and travel documents. As long as you make sure you input the correct details when applying, you will surely be granted entry VISA upon arrival in Vietnam with the approval letter. Without the approval letter, travelers CAN NOT check in the international flights to Vietnam.
VISA PROCEDURE AT VIETNAM AIRPORTS
At the ARRIVAL HALL inside the airports, there is a Landing Visa CounterÂ in front of the check – in point counter, you have to prepare required documents to get visa stamp: your original passport ( valid for at least 6 months and left pages ), 2 ( 4×6 cm) passport photos, entry/ exit form and cash in USD/VND
Following is Circular No.190/2012/TT-BTC dated November 09, 2012 of the Ministry of Finance (Vietnam Government) stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees at Vietnam international airports upon arrival, THE STAMPING VISA FEE is applied from 01 January 2013 as follows:
- 1 month & 3 months single: 45 USD
- Less than 1 month/ multiple: 65 USD,
- 1- 3 months to less than 6 months: 95 USD
- 6 months is 135 USD.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TRAVELERS TO VIETNAM
Vietnam Customs Clearance Officers will arrange Visa Stamp at the arrival airport for clients enter Vietnam by plane. If you do NOT enter Vietnam by plane, you should contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy to get visa.
The most important thing is that you bring up the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter when you enter Vietnam. Without this letter you cannot be on board the airplane and get visa when you arrive Vietnam.
Normally, it takes around 15-30 minutes to get the visa stamped at Vietnam airports upon arrival. However, sometimes it may take longer than expected due to the large number of arrivals. To shorten your Customs Clearance time, you can use our Vietnam Visa Fast Tracking Service.
The Visa Counter at Vietnam airports are 24/7 open. So if you already have the approval letter, you can still pick up your visa at Vietnam airports at weekend.
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