Vietnam is one of the ideal tourist destinations. Travel visa procedures for foreigners in Vietnam are the topic of great concern today. For more information on the procedure for applying for a tourist visa to Vietnam, please read and refer to the following article of LSX Law firm.
Consolidation document of Law on exit, entry, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014 and amendments 2019
What is a travel visa for foreigners in Viet Nam?
A travel visa is a document that a foreign government issues to a person that allows that person to enter their country. Tourist visa applies to foreigners entering Vietnam for tourism purposes and not for other purposes. Tourist visas are valid for a maximum stay of 3 months and can be extended or renewed.
However, according to the latest regulations, the temporary stay period of tourist visas has changed. Tourist visas are currently only valid for a maximum stay of 30 days. In case a tourist visa is valid for more than 30 days, it is necessary to apply for an extension. The government will consider and accept that application.
Types of travel visa for foreigners in Viet Nam:
1 month single entry: valid for 1 month with only 1 entry
1 month multiple entry: valid for 1 month with multiple entries
3 months single entry: valid for 3 months with only 1 entry
3 months of multiple entry: valid for 3 months with multiple entries
1 year multiple entry: only for US citizens
Travel visa procedures for foreigners in Viet Nam
To apply for a visa, the requirements documents are as follows:
Passport with at least 06 months validity and at least two blank pages;
Proof of travel itinerary.
Application form for tourist visa
Step 1: Apply for an Approval letter on arrival.
In this step, you need to contact an international travel agency in Vietnam to help you apply for an Approval letter on arrival. Once done, they will contact you again.
Step 2: Prepare your documents:
Fill in the declaration forms “Application for Vietnam visa”;
With 3×4 photo of the original passport;
The Approval letter on arrival obtained in step 1.
Step 3: Complete the procedure
At this stage, you will pay the visa application fee. The place of submission can be one of the following locations:
Vietnam International Airport
At the road border gate
Time to complete the visa procedures for foreigners in Viet Nam :
Usually the process will complete the following:
2-4 working days when you receive your Visa on arrival at the airport.
5 working days when Visa is obtained at the Embassy, including time to send documents by post.
How much is the visa fee?
The cost of applying for a visa depends on the method you choose to get the visa. Usually, it will cost about 50-100 USD on average. The place to pay the fee will be decided by you at step 1 when applying for an Approval letter on arrival.
Hope the article is helpful for you to read!
Immigration management agency; Agencies, organizations, guarantors have the right to issue the Approval letter on arrival.
Travel to Vietnam during the CoVid-19 epidemic is complicated. Foreigners need to know the information to know if they can enter Vietnam to travel at this stage. According to the latest information, Vietnam tourism is hoping to initially open its doors to international visitors from July 2021. However, now that the epidemic situation has worsened, the time may be longer.