Do Christmas Islanders need to apply for Vietnam visa if I want to travel to Vietnam ?
Christmas Island passport holders are required visa to Vietnam. Visa applicants can apply for Vietnam Tourist or Business visas with Vietnam embassies or Vietnam Immigration Department. Vietnam embassy gives visa stick on your passport; Immigration Department gives visa on arrival.
How to get Vietnam visa in Christmas Island?
There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa :
1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:
Since there is no Vietnam representative office in Christmas Island at the present, you can check other countries to find the nearest Vietnam Embassy / Consulate to contact. Applying with Vietnam embassy you need find an embassy around your country to ask for information as each of them requires differently.
In case it is so inconvenient for you to come in person to a Vietnam embassy, applying for a Vietnam visa by post is recommended. However, please contact the embassy in advance to check whether you can obtain a Vietnam visa by post or not.
2. Apply online to request for visa on arrival in case you travel by air to Vietnam.
Applying Vietnam visa with Immigration Department, however much easier and more convenient. Applicants do not need to search around for Vietnam embassy places; they also do not need to actually go to embassy for dropping the form and pick up visa when it ready. All you have to do is applying online, waiting for an approval letter from Immigration officers then you can fly to Vietnam, without actually visa sticker on your passport. You will have the visa stamped at a Vietnam International airport.