1/ Do Hongkong residents need a visa to be allowed entry to Vietnam? Some countries can enter Vietnam with free visa in a short period of time, but not included …
Some countries can enter Vietnam with free visa in a short period of time, but not included USA. USA citizens are required a visa when visit Vietnam. So, you still have to apply a visa before coming to Vietnam.
The first way is to go to the Vietnam Embassy in USA. This way is more time-consuming because you need to spend more time to come to the embassy office at least 2 times (submitting the application and getting the result).
If you consider about the time it takes to be physically present at the embassy, as well as all protocols and processes you have to undergo, you will see that coming to the embassy is not a good choice.
The second option is to apply online, which save you a ton of time and energy. The fee is also cheaper than what you have to pay in the embassy. Moreover, it save more expenses which come from moving from your home to the embassy office or vice versa. You will see that applying online is really economical.
If you choose to get visa online, you should choose a reliable visa service (there are many travel agencies in Vietnam can help you to get visa online, but you should find a good service and reliable one). Then you choose the right option for your visit (business or tourism), the right length of stay (1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 1 year), number of entry (single or multiple), and fill out personal information showed in you passport.
The visa online for USA citizens, which also called Visa On Arrival, is the visa you get on arrival at the airport. In order to get stamp on arrival, you must obtain a “visa approval letter” in advance. This letter is applied online. Without this letter, you cannot get visa on arrival.
In summary, all you need to do for getting a visa online is:
For your reference, please read how to apply visa on arrival online online.