Vietnam visa is a requirement for a foreign tourist travelling around Vietnam during a short-term. Except for citizen travel to Vietnam with visa waiver countries, all of foreigners enter Vietnam for travel purposes have to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa coded as DL. This is a short-stay visa that allows the travelers to enter and remain here from one to three months with a single or multiple entries. It is a good idea to issue your tourist visa for Vietnam as close as possible your intended arrival date. Please notice that to avoid changing your flight schedule, you should not book your airline until you obtain your Vietnam tourist visa or tourist approval letter since you are not allowed to enter Vietnam without a visa or before the entry day in your approval letter in case you issue the tourist visa via Visa on arrival. There are three kinds of channel to obtain a tourist visa for Vietnam such as Vietnam Embassies or Consulates, E-via online system or Visa on arrival. Considering again your budget and your travel plan, you should choose the service which is suitable for you to make your travel plan run smoothly and enjoy the fantastic holiday in our beautiful and heart-touching country.
All visits must apply for a tourist visa to enter Vietnam for tourism purpose except they come from countries that not require visa for Vietnam. If you think you are in the Vietnam visa exemption list, you may need you check the list below to find out how long you are allowed to stay in the country. No matter who you are and where you are from you do not need to obtain a visa when having a transit flight at Vietnam’s international airports and not leaving the transit zone. The maximum validity of a tourist visa for Vietnam is up to 03 months, and depending on your plan you could apply for 1 month or 3 months, all with single/multiple entry. This type of visa allows you to obtain the Vietnam tourist visa through 3 ways: e-visa, visa on arrival at Vietnam’s international airports and Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in your country.
WHO DO NOT NEED A TOURIST VISA FOR VIETNAM - VIETNAM VISA EXEMPTION 2019
Visitors to Vietnam must obtain a business visa, or tourist visa to Vietnam in advance from one of the Vietnamese Embassies/ Consulates or via agencies with Vietnam visa on arrival unless they come from one of the visa-exempting countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Important note that the citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Belarus are granted unilateral tourist visa-free entry no more than 15 days, after 15 days visa exemption they must extend their stay or leave Vietnam for their home or another country and it takes at least 30 days since the latest exit from Vietnam to enter again without Vietnam visa.
PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A TOURIST VISA FOR VIETNAM
If you're planning to get the tourist visa for Vietnam, you could apply yourself in person at Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate or E-visa portal, or Vietnam visa on arrival via a travel company in Vietnam. The whole procedure for the tourist visa must go through 2 steps:
<1> - First steps: Obtaining a tourist approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Department
The required documents need to provide both the applicant and Vietnam’s sponsor company
<2> - Second step: Pick up the Vietnam tourist visa
After receiving the tourist approval letter from the travel agent, foreigner visitor prepares required documents for picking up the Tourist Visa
WHERE TO OBTAIN A TOURIST VISA FOR VIETNAM
All foreigners coming to Vietnam for travel, visiting relatives, friend purpose recommend to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa under sponsored by a travel company in Vietnam. There are three ways of obtaining the tourist visa for Vietnam as the following:
While there are advantages and disadvantages associated with each of these, we recommend the tourist visa for Vietnam via Visa on Arrival as the best option for the purposes of tourist, business and work considering a trip to Vietnam.
<> Option 1: Obtain tourist visa for Vietnam via Overseas Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate
The advantage of applying this way is that you already have the Vietnam tourist visa stamped in your passport before leaving for Vietnam, which means you do not need to queue on arrival for your passport to get stamped. The tourist visa application process is not the most convenient, however, especially for people who do not live near a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. Moreover, the fees vary depending on the Embassy or Consulate, and the processing time is longer.
You can apply for a tourist visa to Vietnam through the local Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate either in person or by mail. To do this, you need to fill out and sign an application form, sending it along with your passport and a passport photo.
<> Option 2: Obtain tourist visa for Vietnam via Visa on Arrival at any Vietnam’s international airports
Obtaining the tourist visa for Vietnam via Visa on Arrival is a viable option with various advantages. With Visa on Arrival, you can apply for longer-term and multiple-entry visas, and you do not need to go in person to the Embassy, or apply by post. You just need to fill out an entry and exit application, pre-visa approval letter, passport, a passport photos and visa stamping fee.
<> Option 3: Obtain tourist visa for Vietnam via E-Visa online system
Applying for tourist visa to Vietnam via the e-visa online system is our recommended option for tourists as it is most convenient and cost-effective. However, please note that this visa is only for visitors visiting for less than 30 days. Longer-term visitors will need to consider the other two options.
Please Note that the arrival port must be the same on the documents issued by Immigration Department. If you are to change the arrival port after receiving your tourist E-visa, you should contact them to amend the information on the documents to avoid any issue on the ground.
As this kind of visa is very new, we suggest that visitors contact with Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system before processing the visa application.
OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO VIETNAM'S WORK PERMIT, VISAS AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCE CARD
For further information:
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