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3 Easy Ways to Get a Visa to Vietnam


Whether you are a first-time traveler or a frequent visitor to a foreign country, the last thing you want to worry about is getting your visa. Fortunately, there are now three ways to process your visa to enter Vietnam.


First, you can apply for your visa through the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This choice works well for travelers who have the opportunity to plan, as there is some waiting involved during the process. Travelers who choose this method will need to submit four components to the embassy, whether in person or by mail.


The first element is a completed application, which you can find on the Vietnam embassy website. The form must be filled out online, then printed out and signed. You’ll need to attach a passport photo to this document as well. The online form is highly detailed, and there is a time limit on completing it, so make sure you have 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to work on it.


The second component that you will need to submit to the embassy is your original passport, which must be valid for at least one month before your departure from Vietnam.


The third part of the visa application process is, of course, the payment of fees. These will have to be paid with a money order or cashier’s check if you are applying by mail, but you also can use a credit card if you are processing in person.


The last component that you will need to submit to the Embassy is a prepaid return envelope. If you are submitting in person, you may skip this step.


If you are looking for a more straightforward route to process your visa to visit Vietnam, there are still two more alternatives. In early 2017, the Vietnam Immigration Department began to accept applications for e-visas for single-entry visits of no more than 30 days. The process requires a digital passport photo and your original passport. This choice for securing a visa is the easiest for internet-savvy travelers planning a brief trip that isn’t likely to be extended.


The third, and final, method of processing your visa is to do so upon your arrival in Vietnam. Although this may initially sound like the logical choice for last-minute trip planners, they must complete advance preparations. To successfully use this method, you will have to get a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam; however, if you are willing to do this, you will be spared the necessity of applying online and waiting on processing by the Embassy. The “Visa On Arrival” method also offers greater flexibility for your length of visit and number of entries, which are features you may need.


Whichever method you choose when processing your visa to enter Vietnam, there are three important things to remember about all of these methods:

  • They will require at least some planning. Your visa is not a detail that you can afford to overlook, so it doesn’t pay to delay.
  • You need a current passport photo. If you aren’t sure yet how you will process your visa, your best bet is to have both hardcopy and digital images available.
  • Each process requires a valid original passport.


Remember, careful planning is the key to successful and stress-free traveling. By choosing the method that fits your needs best, you’ll soon be on your way to beautiful Vietnam!


Getting approval letter for picking up Vietnam visa on arrival at International airports of Vietnam (for international flights only).


Getting approval letter for picking up Vietnam visa on arrival at International airports of Vietnam (for international flights only).

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