As we all know, Benin citizens coming to Vietnam for any purpose need to have a visa. Only when Benin people coming to Phu Quoc island (the South of Vietnam) and stay only in Phu Quoc less than 30 days will get a visa exemption. However, this free visa policy cannot apply to any other places in Vietnam. All fascinating places for travelling in Vietnam (Ha Noi, Ha Long, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau, Mekong Delta, etc.) required visa to enter and visit. So how much does it costs for a visa to enter Vietnam? Is it cheap? How is the total fee which an Benin passport holder need to pay? And what is procedure to get Vietnam visa for Benin people?
There is no Vietnam embassy or consulate in Benin now. Furthermore, Benin passport holder cannot apply Vietnam Evisa, so the best way to get Vietnam visa for Benin citizens is applying an approval letter online and getting visa on arrival at Vietnam airport.
Visa on arrival is a type of visa which you collect in Vietnam airports. Visa on arrival is available for all people who have successfully applied approval letter before coming to Vietnam. So, Benin people with an approval letter in hand also can get this visa when landing Vietnam airport.
Fees to apply Vietnam visa on arrival is divided into two types of fees: Visa fee and service fee
|Visa type||Service fee||Stamp fee|
|1 month single entry apply||50 USD||25 USD is required on arrival|
|1 month multiple entries apply||60 USD||50 USD is required on arrival|
|3 months single entry apply||80 USD||25 USD is required on arrival|
|3 months multiple entries apply||90 USD||50 USD is required on arrival|
First of all, you should apply an approval letter online. It’s recommended that you should apply at least 10 days before your departure (Vietnam has many holidays, the Immigration Department does not work on weekends and holidays).
You do not need to prepare any documents for applying approval letter online. You can click to this link, fill out application form to process an approval letter.
After getting approval letter, you print it out and prepare these documents:
When you come to Vietnamese airport, you find out and come to “Visa on arrival counter”. You will be asked to submit all above documents here, as well as fill out an entry and exit form (Vietnam visa application form NA1). After all, you pay the visa fee in cash and get back passport with visa.