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How To Get Visa On Arrival Stamp At Tan Son Nhat Airport For American Citizens 2020?

Visa on arrival stamp is issued when travelers arrive the airport. This is called “Visa On Arrival”, which means the travelers will get visa when they arrive the airport.

Is it possible for American citizens to apply for Visa On Arrival?

Vietnamese government allows every citizen in the world to be able to apply for Visa On Arrival, so American citizens can totally apply for it to enter Vietnam.

Take note:

With Visa On Arrival, you can just enter Vietnam through 6 international airports:

  1. Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city
  2. Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city
  3. Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang city
  4. Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city
  5. Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong city
  6. Phu Quoc international airport in Phu Quoc island

Tan Son Nhat international airport accepts Visa On Arrival. Besides that, you also need to know how to get the visa stamp at this airport:

Before boarding the airplane

Before getting the visa stamp, the applicants need to prepare some required documents in advance as below:

1/ The approval letter (print it out)

The approval letter will prove that you are allowed to get the visa stamp or not. In addition, you also need to present it before boarding the airplane.

Via website of tourism agencies, you just need to complete the online application form. Then doing the online payment. After 48 working hours, you will receive the approval letter via email.

Apply online the approval letter, click here.

2/ The visa application form (print it out)

You can get the visa application form when you arrive Tan Son Nhat airport and complete it right after. However, in order to save your time, you can totally download it via website and complete it before boarding the airplane.

3/ Cash

You need to have enough cash to do the payment for visa stamp. At “Landing Visa”, Officers just accept VND or USD.

You can see the table price of visa stamp fee as below:

Entry The length of stay Price
Single entry 1 month to 3 months 25 USD
Multiple entry 1 month to 3 months 50 USD
Multiple entry 6 months 95 USD
Multiple entry 12 months 135 USD


4/ Photo

2 photos in the size of 4×6 cm will be required (one for the visa application form and one for back up case).

5/ Passport

  • Your passport must be original.
  • There are still at least 2 blank pages.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Tan Son Nhat airport.

After arrival

When you arrive Tan Son Nhat airport, you need to look for “Visa Landing” to get the visa stamp. Every required documents you prepared in advance will be submitted right here. After that, you just need to wait for calling your name to get the passport back, do the payment and get the visa stamp. Finally, you can enter Vietnam.


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