1 – Getting a visa at Vietnamese embassy
The process of getting a business visa or a tourist visa is generally the same. Most tourists get their visa through a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate office in their country of residence or in their travels country before entering Vietnam.
For a tourist visa, you will need to submit:
1) Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese embassies or consulate abroad to another).
2) Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3 cm x 4 cm)
3) Your original passport
4) Visa fee
The form and the fee can vary by country, so please check directly the Vietnamese embassy or consulate to which you are applying.
A business visa usually also requires a letter of support from your sponsor agency or company in Vietnam. In person, the process usually takes 2-3 days, and by mail, the process usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the service you use, although times can vary considerably by embassy or consulate. If you are mailing, please note that you need to make arrangements to have your passport with visa returned to you.
Under Vietnam immigration new law and regulations, parallel with Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam Immigration Department is authorized to issue Vietnam visa. It is called Vietnam visa on arrival, Vietnam visa online or Vietnam evisa.
GetVietnamVisa.vn allow visa applicants applying Vietnam visas through the internet by an online application form. If their visa applications have approved then they will receive an approval letter from the Immigration officers. The approval letter permits applicants fly to Vietnam without visa in advance as usual. They will receive their visas at a Vietnam International Airport.
Apply online for a visa approval letter in 3 easy steps
Step 2. Receive and print the approval letter:
After you submit your application and payment, we will start processing your visa. After 2-3 working days (or shorter with less in the case of an urgent visa), we will send you an approval letter (pre-approved visa letter) by email. Then you just need to print the PDF attachment file (color preferred, but not required) and prepare at least 2 passport sized photos (4cm x 6cm).
Step 3. Get your visa stamp upon arrival at one of the Vietnam’s airports:
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport in Hanoi, Danang, or Ho Chi Minh Airport, expect to fill in a simple form, present the your approval letter, passport, photos, and pay for the stamping fee. without hassle or trouble.
Why applying for Vietnam Visa on Arrival?
First, it is fast. Normal process only takes 48 hours. In the urgent case it can be done in 2 hours.
Second, it is convenience. People can apply from anywhere and at any time. No matter it is at home or in a café or in an office, with a computer or Smartphone and an internet connection people can apply for Vietnam evisa. No matter it is holidays or in the middle of the night, people still can submit their visa application, no need to find physical office or waiting to the next day.
Third, it is cost saving. Assuming that you are going to drive from your house to a closest embassy or consulate office, how long does it take to be there and how much people have to pay for petrol, it can be a big saving if you live far away from embassies.
Fourth, it is time saving. Supposing that you were arriving at the embassy office after a long journey, it is lunch time and you have to find place to wait till open time, then it takes you a little more for waiting in the line, and then come back to pick up your visa. It must be a lot of time and frustrated.
How to pay – What to pay?
There are 2 fees types you have to pay:
- The first one is the service fee which you paid to us for our work of helping you to get the approval letter from Vietnam Immigration department.
- The second fee is visa fee which you have to pay to Vietnam custom at Vietnam airport. This fee you have to pay by USA cash only, no other currency no other payment methods (such as Credit cards or American express) will be accepted at the Vietnam airport.
So please pay attention regarding cash USD to pay for stamp fee at the airports.