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VISA ON ARRIVAL IN VIETNAM

Visa On Arrival, or VOA, allows you to receive your visa upon arrival at any international airports in Vietnam.
All you need to do is provide the required documents and rest assured. We will take care of all the hassles of the application process on your behalf!

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

An approval letter

A passport with remaining validity for at least 6 months

2 passport-sized photos

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A VISA ON ARRIVAL IN VIETNAM

01

Filing in the online application form

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Confirming the information and making payment for the service

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Receiving an approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department after 3-5 working days (or a few hours with express option)

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Submitting your approval letter along with your passport and photos at the Landing counter at any Vietnam international airports

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Receiving your Vietnam visa after paying for the stamping fee

VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL FEE

Our Vietnam visa on arrival fee includes 2 types of fee:

1. Service fee

  • The service fee for the process of your Visa Approval letter is paid online.
  • Our fee varies depending on the type of visa you desire to apply and your chosen processing time

2. Stamping fee

According to Circular No. 219/2016/TT-BTC issued by Ministry of Finance

Type

Valudity

Stamping Fee (USD/visa)

1Single Entry

  • None
  • $25

2Multiple Entries

  • Up to 3 months
  • From 3 to 6 months
  • From 6 to 12 months
  • $50
  • $95
  • $135

For a full reference of related fees, please check out this page: Vietnam Visa Fees

SPECIAL NOTES

Please check beforehand whether you are eligible for a Vietnam visa exemption or not

Vietnam Visa on Arrival is only available for foreigner traveling to Vietnam by plane

Only international airports allow Visa on Arrival

For children under 14 years old: a separate visa application is not needed, however, two passport-sized photos and some information are required in the application form of their parents, guardians, or authorized persons

Stamping fee must be paid in cash (USD or VND)

Your passport must have at least one blank page for the stamp or sticker of visa on arrival issued at the airport.

EXTRA SUPPORTING SERVICES UPON ARRIVAL

Airport Fast track service

Airport Fast track service

By choosing our airport fast track service, say goodbye to waiting tiredly due to long queue just to obtain your visa upon arrival.

Visa Extension and Renewal

Visa Extension and Renewal

Are you having trouble extending or renewing your visa? Let us help you with our exceptional visa extension and renewal services.

Car Pickup service

Car Pickup service

To ensure you get to your accomondation safely and conveniently at reasonable price, we offer high quality airport pickup and drop off services.

FAQs

    How long does it take to get a visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airports?

    Usually, it takes from 20 to 40 minutes to obtain your VOA at a Vietnam international airport. But it depends on the number of people at the counter.

    To avoid waiting in line, you can use our Airport fast track service.

    How do I pay the fees?

    There are 2 fees that you need to pay: service fee and stamping fee.

    The service fee must be paid in advance in order to process your order.

    The stamping fee is paid directly at the Landing visa counter (only USD or VND is accepted). It is advised that you should prepare the money beforehand.

    Do I need to arrive on the exact date specified in my Vietnam Visa?

    Not necessary. You can arrive within the validity of your visa, but not before the entry date specified in it.

    Is Visa on Arrival legitimate?

    Yes, it is as it is allowed by the Vietnam Laws. You can check it at Government’s Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP and Joint Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT/BCA-BNG.

    Who can apply for Visa on Arrival?

    Visa on Arrival is available for nearly everyone, as long as you are a foreigner holding a valid passport and do not fall under these cases:

    • Under-14 children who are not accompanied by their parents, guardians, or authorized persons.
    • Those who have forged papers or made false declarations to obtain entry, exit, or residence papers.
    • Those who suffer from mental diseases or infectious diseases that threaten the community’s health.
    • Those who were expelled from Vietnam within the last 3 years, counted from the effective date of the expulsion decisions.
    • Those who were compelled to leave Vietnam within the last 6 months, counted from the effective date of the decisions on compelled exit.
    • For epidemic prevention and control.
    • In circumstances of natural disasters.
    • For national defense, security or social order and safety.

    Can I enter Vietnam without a visa?

    You can enter Vietnam without a visa for a period of time if you are from a country that has visa exemption agreements with Vietnam. Otherwise, you are obligated to acquire a valid Vietnam visa to legally enter the country.

    Citizens from which countries can enter Vietnam without a visa?

    As of December 2020, Vietnam officially allows citizens of 24 nations to enter the country without a visa. Check out this list of Vietnam visa exemption countries.

    How do I get a tourist visa for Vietnam?

    For detailed information on Vietnam tourist visa on arrival application, see our detailed guideline on How To Apply For A Vietnam Tourist Visa.

    Can I pay for both the service fee and stamping fee online in advance?

    Unfortunately, you can only pay the service online before arriving to Vietnam. The stamping fee must be paid at the arrival airport.

    Important: You need to pay the stamping fee in cash.

    What if I want to change my arrival airport in Vietnam?

    As long as you land in an international airport, you will get your Vietnam visa on arrival stamped on your passport with no problems. You can switch your arrival airport between these 9 international airports:

    • Noi Bai (Ha Noi)
    • Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh city)
    • Da Nang (Da Nang)
    • Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa)
    • Phu Bai (Hue)
    • Phu Quoc (Phu Quoc Island)
    • Vinh (Vinh)
    • Can Tho (Can Tho)
    • Cat Bi (Hai Phong)

    Can US citizens get a visa on arrival in Vietnam?

    Yes. All you must do is to arrive in Vietnam by air and complete your Vietnam visa application online before your trip. Plus, you must also have a valid passport that meets the below requirements to enter Vietnam:

    • Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
    • Your passport is still valid after leaving Vietnam.
    • Your passport still has at least one blank page for the entry and exit stamps.
    • Visit the  Embassy of Vietnam website for up-to-date information.

    What is the difference between an E-visa and a visa on arrival?

    The difference lies in their natures. Travelers can apply and obtain their E-visa online before their journey. On the other hand, VOAs can only be obtained once the travelers reach destinations that are mostly international airports.

    Do I need a visa for 15 days in Vietnam?

    It depends. Certain countries are exempted from visas for under 15-days of stay in Vietnam. For a full reference, please visit this website.

    How much money do I need a day in Vietnam?

    It depends. To backpackers, around $50/day should be enough (and that includes expenses for food, accommodation, activities).

    As for mid-range travel, you should expect to spend somewhere between $60-100 per day. And for a luxury vacation in five-star accommodations or high-end restaurants, you need to spend at least $200 per day.

    Please be noted that this information is for reference purposes only. The actual cost you have to spend is varied depending on how you plan your trip.

    Are there any travel advisories for Vietnam?

    Yes. Due to the current pandemic, Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreigners from March 22nd until further notice. Only those who are diplomats, officials, investors, experts, and skilled workers can enter the country and oblige to all the safety precautions and quarantines.

    Do I have to submit any hard document to apply for a visa upon arrival Vietnam online?

    You are not required to submit any hard document in the Vietnam visa on arrival online application. All you need to do is to fill in the online application form and provide your information, including: 53

    • Your personal information (name, date of birth, gender, nationality, passport number, and passport expiration date)
    • Your contacts (email and phone number)
    • Your travel dates

    Contact us to start your Vietnam visa on arrival application.

    What are the requirements for an appropriate Vietnam visa photo?

    Your visa photos must be 4x6 cm or 2x2 inches and taken recently with NO glasses. Make sure to check out other Vietnam visa photo requirements.

    How can I extend or renew my Vietnam visa?

    Depending on your purpose and desire length of stay, you can choose to extend or renew your Vietnam visa. For detailed information, see our full guide on how to extend or renew your visa in Vietnam.

    Can I apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival if my passport validity is less than 6 months?

    If your passport validity is less than 6 months, the Vietnam Immigration Department will not accepted your visa application. Therefore, please be advised that you should renew your passport before apply for a visa upon arrival to Vietnam.

    Do I have to arrive at the exact same date provided in the application form?

    You are allowed to arrive before or after the date of arrival you provided in the online visa application form. However, you need to leave Vietnam before your visa expiration date.

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