In Tuvalu, there is no Vietnam Consulate or Vietnam Embassy at the present. So, if you want to apply for your visa from a Vietnam representative office of the Vietnam …
Do Tuvaluan passport holders need visa to travel Vietnam ?
Tuvalu is not in the visa exemption lists therefore Tuvalu citizens need applying visa to Vietnam. Because Vietnam has not established any embassies in your country therefore Tuvalu passport holders either apply Vietnam visa with Vietnam embassies in a nearby country OR apply Vietnam visa on arrival with Vietnam Immigration Department on this website.
What are different between Vietnam visa from Immigration Department and visa from embassy?
Visa embassy is visas that issues by the Vietnam embassies. This is the normal way that people usually apply visas for many years in the past. Since Vietnam has not had embassy in Tuvalu, people have to find Vietnam embassy in a nearby country for visas. Each embassy requires differently therefore visa applicants have to contact the one you want to apply visa for details requirements.
Vietnam visa on arrival, has been issuing since 2003 by Vietnam Immigration Department, the government organization. This uses the advantages of the internet to make visa applying process more convenience by developing the way off applying and receiving visa through the internet. People can apply online and receiving the visa approval letter by email. The visa arrival letter authorizes people use as a visa, they can fly to Vietnam with that letter and their visa will be pasted in the passport when they arriving at the airport.
How to get Vietnam visa in Tuvalu?
There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:
1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:
There is currently no Vietnam representative office in Tuvalu so please check other countries to find the nearest Vietnam Embassy / Consulate to contact.
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 for getting visa on arrival Vietnam
Tuvalu citizens the same as many citizens in the world, it they want to visit Vietnam, they have to apply for Vietnam visa. However, Vietnam has not established any embassy or consulate in Tuvalu. Therefore, Tuvalu passport holders have to find Vietnam embassy or consulate in a nearby country for Vietnam visas OR applying Vietnam visa on arrival online with Vietnam Immigration Department.
Vietnam visa on arrival is an online visa system that authorizing people applying Vietnam visa through the internet. This system has been issuing and managing by Vietnam Immigration Department, a government organization since 2003.
Vietnam visa on arrival or a short name is Vietnam evisa has been believed as a fast, convenience online visa system that save people’s time and finance. Visa applicants do not spend time and petrol traveling to offices; they can stay in their office or at home they still can apply for Vietnam visa.
Applying Vietnam evisa online only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. People only need a computer or a smart phone the visa application still can be done. The result will be sent back within 2 working days or less. The most advantage of Vietnam evisa is probably that visa applicants can apply any time at anywhere, no matter it is public holidays or any time of the day, no matter how busy is the traffic congestion on the road or how long the line in the embassy office are, people do not need to worry about them at all.
Applying Vietnam visa on arrival Tuvalu citizen need:
2 passport size photos
A valid passport for at least 6 months
At least an empty page in the passport for the visa to be pasted in
Some USA cash to pay for visa fees at the Vietnam airport