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[Vietnam Rush Visa 2019] How Can Zambia Citizens Urgently Process Vietnam Visa At Weekend And Holidays – Procedures, Time And Fees

As we know, Zambia citizens coming to Vietnam need to apply visa in advance. However, due to some specific reason, the applicants forget to apply it, and they are very rush when realizing their entry date is also the weekend or holidays in Vietnam. What are Vietnam holidays and how to get Vietnam visa on these days? How can applicants apply visa urgently at the weekend? All answers will be in this below content.

  1. Non-working time for Vietnam Immigration Department and Vietnam Embassy/ Consulate

The administrative working time of both Vietnam Immigration Department and Vietnam embassy/consulate are normally from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday. If you apply visa on that time, your visa order will be normally processed and approved from 2 – 5 working days.

The visa applications which are submitted in these below times will be postponed to process on the next working day:

  • From Monday to Friday, but later than 05:00 PM (for online applications).
  • Saturday and Sunday.
  • Vietnamese holidays.
  • Holidays of the country which embassy/consulate is located in (for applications at embassy/consulate).

Vietnam Immigration Department is closed on weekend and national holiday

Please note these below Vietnamese holidays:

  • New Year: January 1st .
  • Tet Holidays (Lunar New Year): From January 1st to 5th lunar calendar.
  • Hung Kings Commemoration Day: March 10th lunar calendar.
  • Reunification Day: April 30th .
  • International labor day: May 1st .
  • National day: September 2nd .

If you want to get Vietnam visa urgently on the weekend or these holidays, you should process it as an emergency case.

  1. Procedure to get Vietnam visa urgently at the weekend and holidays for Zambia citizens

There is no way to get Evisa at the weekend and holidays, moreover the Vietnamese embassy and consulate are also close, so the only way to process visa urgently is, Visa On Arrival. Zambia citizens can apply an approval letter urgently online and then use this letter to get visa when landing at the airport.

Note:

  • The airlines staff will check approval letter before letting you boarding, so make sure that the urgent service you are choosing will provide the letter before boarding time.
  • The visa on arrival counter in Vietnamese airports is opened 24/7 everyday, so if you have the approval letter in your hand, you can enter any time (don’t care it is weekend or holidays).

Vietnam visa can be applied online urgently at the weekend and holidays

Procedures:

Step 1: Apply the approval letter by clicking on this link.

Step 2: Fill out application form (no documents are required).

Step 3: Choose express service for processing approval letter urgently. There are some options of express service, so you should pay attention to your flight’s time and choose the suitable urgent service for you.

Step 4: Receive approval letter through email and show it for boarding. It is recommended to print it out, but in case of emergency, you can show it in your cellphone.

Step 5: Pick up visa at the airport. When you arrive Vietnam, just come to “visa on arrival counter” and submit original passport (more than 6 months validity) + approval letter (print out or show in cellphone) + 2 photo sized 3X4 cm (can take photo at the airport in rush case). The immigration officer will ask you to pay visa stamp fee and then stick visa on your passport.

  1. How fast it is for Zambia citizens apply visa urgently at the weekend and holidays?

The time for processing Vietnam visa urgently depends on what type of express service you choose. You should base on your flight’s time and choose the suitable one:

  • 8-hour processing time service: If you apply the approval letter before 8:00 AM on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays (Vietnam time, GMT+7), you will get the approval letter at 06:30 PM on the same day.
  • 4-hour processing time service: If you apply the approval letter before 8:00 AM on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays (Vietnam time, GMT+7), you will get the approval letter at 12:30 PM on the same day. If you apply the approval letter from 8:00 AM to 02:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays (Vietnam time, GMT+7), you will get the approval letter at 06:30 PM on the same day.
  • 1-hour processing time service: With this service, you will get the approval letter an hour right after successfully apply online.

  1. How much does it cost for an urgent Vietnam visa application at the weekend and holidays?

As mentioned above, the urgent visa services included many types. The price for getting urgent visa is also not the same. The faster service you want to get visa approval letter, the more money you have to pay. Fee for 8-hour weekend processing is 120 USD.

Please click here and choose express service to know how much for all rush visa services.

Vietnam visa fee is not high but you need to pay extra fee for urgent processing if you want to get it at the weekend or holiday

In conclusion, it is possible for applying Vietnam visa urgently at the weekend and holiday. However, the price will be much higher than what you pay if applying in working time. Therefore, it is recommended to apply Vietnam visa soon to have a good preparation for your trip.

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