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Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Has Anyone Ever Used Cat Bi Airport For Getting Visa On Arrival 2024? Please Share The Experience!

Cat Bi airport is one of 6 international airports which accept Visa On Arrival in Vietnam. This airport is located in Hai Phong city where there are so many beautiful landscapes such as Cat Ba island, Lan Ha bay or the nearby one – Ha Long Bay… You don’t need to arrive in Noi Bai airport to get the Visa On Arrival anymore, let’s fly to Cat Bi airport to apply for it through the below detailed guidance.

There are 2 main steps to apply for Visa On Arrival:

Step 1: Get the approval letter

  • You should apply for this letter at least 3 days before boarding the airplane. Firstly, you need to fill in some necessary information such as your name, date of birth, gender, type of visa… in the online application form. Then doing the online payment.
  • Wait for about 48 working hours to receive the approval letter via email.
  • Click here for applying online the approval letter

Step 2: Get the visa stamp at Cat Bi airport

After arrival, all documents need to be ready:

  • Original passport
  • Photos (4×6 cm)
  • Visa stamp fee (cash)
  • The visa application form (print it out)
  • The approval letter (print it out)

Then you look for the Visa On Arrival counter and submit every required documents as above and wait for calling your name. When the officer is holding your passport up, it means that your visa stamp is done. You just need to do the payment for visa stamp fee and get your passport back with this visa stamp. Finally, you can enter Vietnam through Cat Bi airport.

Some detailed information about the required documents


  • Your passport must be original
  • There are still 2 blank pages in your passport
  • The date of your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Cat Bi airport.

Passport photos

You should have 2 photos in the size of 4x6cm (one for the visa application form, one for backup case).


Cash is used for paying the stamp fee at the Visa On Arrival counter. The officer just accepts VND or USD, so you need to prepare enough cash in advance. You can see the price table as below to know how much you need to have at least:

Entry The length of stay Stamp Fee
Single entry 1 month to 3 months 25 USD
Multiple entry 1 month to 3 months 50 USD
Multiple entry 6 months 95 USD
Multiple entry 12 months 135 USD


The visa application form

This form is used for showing your information to get the visa stamp, so it’s quite easy to get it at the Visa On Arrival counter. However, if you don’t want to get inconvenient and confused at the airport, you can download this form via website and complete it before boarding the airplane.

The approval letter

This is the most important thing that you need to complete before boarding the airplane, because:

  • You need to present the approval letter and your original passport before boarding the airplane.
  • The approval letter means that you are accepted to get the visa stamp to enter Vietnam or not.
  • This is the compulsory document to get the visa stamp.

For getting a visa on arrival, there are 2 types of fee you have to pay:

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