Visa on arrival to enter Vietnam has many types. Depending on purpose of applicants’ trip, it is divided into: Business visa: Visa for working purpose Tourist visa: Visa for tourism …
If you need a Vietnam visa for your short vacation to Vietnam, the 1 month single entry tourist visa is the best option.
The 1 month tourist visa allows you to enter and stay in Vietnam up to 30 days with tourism purpose, it includes single entry and multiple entry. If you just need to enter Vietnam one time, you should choose single entry visa.
You can get 1 month single entry tourist visa with Visa On Arrival. Visa On Arrival is the visa allowing the holder to get visa at the airports on the date of arrival. It is available for all countries, with variety of staying (1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year), variety of entry (single entry or multiple entries). However, this visa is only eligible for those who enter Vietnam through airports. Therefore, please make sure you fly to Vietnam, not by other transportation.
In order to get 1 months single entry visa, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Apply a visa approval letter online
Visa Approval letter is the letter which is approved, signed & red sealed by Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Government). It allows you boarding airplane and picking up your visa at the international airports of Vietnam on arrival.
The people on the visa approval letter are granted permission to enter Vietnam, and they are permitted to pick up visa on arrival at the international airports.
Without this letter, you cannot get visa at the airport. So, you need apply it in advance. It should be obtained at least 3 days prior to the date of arrival. Or you can apply it 1 month or 2 months prior to your arrival date.
To apply this letter, you click here to apply online. All you need to do is fill in the form, and then make payment. After finishing, you will receive a confirmation of your visa order. It takes 2 working days for process your visa approval letter.
Step 2: Get visa approval letter through email
After 2 working days, you will receive your approval letter through email. You recheck for all information to make sure there is no mistake. Then, you print it out.
Step 3: Get on the airplane
Some airlines require visa approval letter before letting you get on the airplane. You show the visa approval letter to the airlines staff for boarding.
Step 4: On Arrival
After arriving at international airport in Vietnam, you come to the “landing visa counter” or “Visa upon arrival counter” to get visa stamp.
To get it, you should prepare some documents in advance: Original passport + visa approval letter + Vietnamese Visa Application Form (we usually send this form in the email. So you can fill, attach photo and sign to save time on arrival) + Stamping fee.
Wait to be called for paying stamp fee and get back the passport with visa inside.
After this step, you get the visa stamp on your passport and can enter Vietnam officially.
Note: Please check your visa carefully and ask for correction immediately because you will have no chance to correct the mistake after exit passport control counter.
In order to receive your Vietnam visa on arrival, you have to pay for two kinds of fees: Service fee and Stamping fee.