For Canadian travel lovers interested in exploring Vietnam, don’t let the visa application discourage you embarking on the journey. The growth of international tourism now has opened many opportunities to make this process become more easier than ever. In this guide, you can find details on how to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa for Canadians in 2020.
In general, the visa exemption does not apply to Canadians. In other words, when Canadian passport holders travel to Vietnam for any reason (working, traveling, studying, and so forth), they have to apply for a valid visa.
You may find the process may be more complicated to get one compared to that of neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region. The government, however, strives for promoting Vietnam tourism to the world; there are increasing adjustments regarding policy to minimize bureaucracy involvement. Besides, the alternative options are using visas on arrival and e-visa, saving time and efforts getting one at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate General in Canada.
In order to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa, you must make sure that your Canadian passport meet the following entry requirements:
Certainly, there are other required documents, which will be mentioned in detail in the following section.
|Address and Contact Information of Vietnam Embassy in Canada|
|Address||55 MacKay Street, Ottawa, K1M 2B2, Canada|
|Phone||(613) 236 0772|
|Fax||(613) 236 2704|
|Hotline||613-700-4779 or 613-882-6699|
|firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Address and Contact Information of Vietnam Consulate General in Canada|
|Address||800-605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6B5J3, Canada|
|firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
Please contact the Vietnam Consulate General or Embassy for further details of visa fee.
The current fee amount of E-visa application is US $40.
The stamping fee for Canadian tourists is US $25 for single entry and US $50 for multiple entry. However, please note that you also have to pay for the service fees for the agency to obtain the approval letter, which varies from US $6 to more than $20 (depending on the agency’s reputation and your required processing time).
The processing time depends on your type of visa.
For those applying through the Vietnam Consulate General or Embassy, you may obtain your Vietnam tourist visa within 5 to 7 working days.
For those applying for E-visa, it only takes about 02 working days to get your visa.
For those who apply for a visa on arrival, normally, the agency may send you your visa approval letter within 02 days. You can ask for a faster service from your agency, higher service fees are surely applied.
The answer will depend on your demand, budget and personal situations. If you want to go with a traditional and guaranteed option, applying through the Consulate or Embassy is highly suitable for you. Those who are not familiar with such visa application process can consider the visa on arrival as their priority since the appearance of a trust-worthy agency is really helpful; yet, an additional cost for your trip, coming from the service fees, is required. With technophiles, who can process the whole application by themselves, E-visa is an ideal choice as they can make it themselves without too much cost and time.
The only tip is be really well-prepared with all of your documents. Do not hesitate to ask the staff of the Consulate or Embassy, the visa agency and also the support chat box on E-visa application website. By this way, you can make sure that all of your documents are valid for a higher rate of visa approval.
As can be seen, the Vietnam tourist visa application is now really accessible with a total number of 03 types for you to freely pick. Always remember to have your documents legally acceptable and the scanned copies must be easy to identify.
Wish you have a wonderful trip in this S-shaped land.