Vietnam now opened visa online, which helps applicants to apply visa easier. However, applicants should know clearly about the total price for applying a Vietnam visa online and how to process it. Some websites try to show the cheap price to attract customers but their final price is very expensive. Let’s see full information related to Vietnam visa fee and procedure to obtain a Vietnam visa as below.
There are no Vietnam embassy/ consulate in Macao now, so the best way to apply Vietnam visa is online application. You can apply an Evisa online OR apply an approval letter online and get visa on arrival at Vietnamese airports.
Evisa is 30 days single entry visa, can enter Vietnam only one time and stay maximum 30 days per visa. This visa is applied online and Macao is one of 80 countries + 2 territories which are eligible to apply it.
Fee to apply Vietnam Evisa is only paid once, and will be charge online, so you need to have a valid credit card/ debit card/ master card/ visa card, etc. to make payment. When you apply Evisa, make sure that you understand which website you are applying with:
The advantages of applying Evisa on Government website are cheap and reliable, but the disadvantage are slow and non-refundable. When you apply on Government website, you have to pay the visa fee 25 USD and around 1 USD payment fee. Total fee will be 26 USD. After 3 – 5 working days (as normal processing, visa will be confirmed to send by 3 working days but most cases will be late). If your application is refused (no reason explanation if it is refused), your money will be non-refundable.
Applying at travel agent will cost more. Vietnam travel agent normally charges 10 USD for service fee, so you have to pay 25 USD visa fee + 15 USD service fee, total 40 USD. It is more expensive than applying on Government website, but there are also some advantages. First, you will surely receive Evisa within 2 working days (can be processed faster if you need it urgently). Second, in case your visa is refused, your total money 40 USD will be full refunded. Last but not least, travel agent always provides good customer services, if you need any assistance, you can contact and get response promptly.
For applying Evisa, you need to prepare two documents in advance:
When you have all documents, it is simple to process. You just click on application page, then fill out all required information (personal information, type of visa, entry date, exit date, entry port, etc.), then make payment. After that, you will receive visa confirmation code and email notification. Visa will be sent to you based on the deadline in email.
For your reference, click here to see Evisa application form.
Visa on arrival is a type of visa which you collect in Vietnam airports. It is more flexible with 1 month or 3 months of staying, single or multiple entry. Visa on arrival is available for all people who have successfully applied approval letter before coming to Vietnam. So, Macao 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
The total fee of Vietnam visa on arrival for Macao citizens includes visa fee and service fee. You can scroll up to see all options of Vietnam visa fee for Macao people and the costs as well.
First of all, you should apply an approval letter online. This letter is processed within 2 working days, but 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.