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Vietnam visa on arrival and E-visa

Date posted: 18/07/2018

Vietnam visa on arrival and E-visa

The beauty of nature as well as people in Vietnam is attractive more and more visitors all over the world having planned to Vietnam.

The first thing you have to prepare for your Vietnam trip is applying for Vietnam visa.

We are the leading provider in Vietnam visa with over 10 year experience; we have carried out thousands of application form successfully, supported thousands of clients in getting Vietnam visa.

Applying with us, you can find out that getting Vietnam visa becomes simple than ever.

Nowadays, there are 2 common kinds of Vietnam visa recommended, including e-visa and visa on arrival. Both of them are issued by Vietnam immigration department.  It can be considered that each kind has its own advantages as well as drawbacks. By having more necessary information, you can decide easily  which kind of visa is suitable for your circumstance.

 For beneficiaries, Vietnam visa on arrival is available for people traveling by air only while e-visa is acceptable for only citizens of 40 countries regulated in a specific list.

Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for various purposes (traveling, studying, or going on business…) while e-visa is only for leisure purpose.

Regarding to visa validity, Vietnam visa on arrival can be valid for multiple entries of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year, wwhereas e-visa can be acceptable for one month single entrance only.

Concerning visa fees, the fees of Vietnam visa on arrival are various, depending on types of visa. If your visa on arrival is refused, the fee will be totally refunded. On the other hand, e-visa charge can be returned $25 per case.

In respect of the procedure to get a visa, by completing these simple steps below, you can get your Vietnam visa on arrival easily:

  1. Visit our site at and submit the application with your personal information
  2. Make the payment by your credit/debit cards
  3. Receive an approval letter via your email and print it out
  4. Present your required documents to the immigration officer at the Vietnam international airport to get your Vietnam visa stamped.

The process of getting Vietnam e-visa is little different:

  1. Submit the online application form at with your personal details
  2. Make the payment for your e-visa
  3. Receive a digital code to track the application process. Finally, your e- visa is issued and printed out.

Refer to the processing time, it takes you 1 working days or 2 hours, even 10 minutes to get your Vietnam visa approval letter. On the contrary, you spend 3 working days identifying the status of your visa application.

With your Vietnam visa on arrival, you can enter Vietnam by one of 5 main international airports, including Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi, Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Bi airport in Ha Phong, Cam Ranh airport in Khanh Hoa, Da Nang airport in Da Nang. However, with your e-visa, the entry can be totally 28 gates consisting of 8 international airports, 13 international border gates, and 7 seaports around Vietnam.

Last but not least, with your approval letter, you bear in mind that it takes you 30 minutes to 1 hour to get Vietnam visa stamped in case there are many applicants at the immigration counter. For the e-visa, you might be refused by some certain airlines or even immigration staff at the airports because e-visa seems strange to them. That’s why you have to check with your airlines first to get out of this inconvenience.

We hope this remarkable comparison between the two kinds of Vietnam visa is useful for you to decide which kinds of Vietnam visa being more advantageous.

For more information, please contact us through our email or hotline +84 988 88 55 60.

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Based on the regulation of Vietnam immigration department, Vietnam visa is a kind of official documents you required for almost citizens having planned to Vietnam with any purpose (studying, traveling, or going on business…).

Vietnam visa is one kind of legitimate documents granted by Vietnam immigration department. It is applied by almost foreigners who have planned to Vietnam for any purpose (studying, traveling, or going on business…).

Recently, the relationships between Vietnam and all other countries in the world have developed quickly.


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