Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens in 2021

by DangKhoi

Tourist visas for US citizens are a popular type of visa application today. Vietnam and the US have given each other certain good treatments on visa matters for each other countries’ citizens. Therefore, the Visa for US citizens to Vietnam will be different from some other countries. To know more about Vietnam tourist visas for US citizens, let’s find out in this article with LSX Law firm.  

Legal Ground

  • Unified law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners

To enter Vietnam, American citizens need a VISA. Vietnam tourist visa is a type of visa for US citizens entering Vietnam for tourism purposes and not for the  intention to work during their stay in Vietnam.

According to Vietnamese law, Tourist Visa is valid for a maximum stay of 3 months for a single entry. However, for US citizens, there is a maximum period of 01 year. This is the result of an agreement between the two countries. This result reflects the strengthening of bilateral relations through the expansion of economic and trade opportunities as well as the development of people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Conditions for applying for a tourist visa to Vietnam for US citizens

To apply for a tourist visa for US citizens, the conditions are:

  • Passport valid for at least 1 year
  • Having a guarantee from a travel agency in Vietnam

Note: The travel company must submit the application to the Immigration Department. To apply for approval of official dispatch for US citizens to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes.

Application to apply for tourist visa for US citizens

The procedures will be carried out as follow:

Step 1: Apply for an entry letter

To get an entry letter to Vietnam, US citizens need to prepare: A

  • declaration of guarantee for entry to Vietnam according to the form
  • Tour schedule, air ticket, hotel registration , etc.
  • Photocopy of US citizen’s passport

Step 2: Prepare visa application

  • Original passport
  • Fill in the forms “Vietnam visa”. Attached is a 3×4 photo
  • immigration document obtained in step 1

Step 3: Submit the application 

The place to submit can be one of the following locations:

  • Embassy/Consulate Vietnam
  • International Airport
  • At the border gate road

After completing the application, the agency will receive the application and within 5 working days will return the result.

Procedures for applying for a Vietnam tourist visa extension for US citizens

Step 1: Request an extension

When the time limit on the VISA is about to expire (less than 10 days) but tourists still want to stay or because of unforeseen circumstances resistance can not exit. In this case, please submit a request for a VISA extension to the Embassy or Consulate General.

Step 2: Prepare documents

Then, visitors need to prepare the following documents:

  • Original passport, valid for at least 06 months
  • The declaration of request for renewal in the form 4×6 photo
  • Documents proving the time of entry into Vietnam
  • Some other documents (proving the reason for applying for extension)

After having enough documents, visitors bring the documents to submit at the guarantee travel company. Or bring it to the nearest Immigration Department.

Step 3: Wait for the result

When the visitor’s profile has been accepted and valid. Visitors just have to wait. Results is within 5 working days from the date of receipt of valid documents.

Finally, hope this article helps you.

Also, If you have any questions, please contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: 0833102102.

Frequently Asked Questions

Extending tourist visa due to COVID-19?

International tourists who are stuck in Vietnam after the tour can extend their stay for another 30 days.

However, it must be for the following objective reasons: Being isolated; Airlines stop the flights; Closing of the border.

Cost of applying for a VISA?

Vietnam visa application fee for US citizens depends on how to apply for a visa.

For visas applied at the Embassy, ​​the fee will vary depending on the application.

For the visa application fee to Vietnam airport for US citizens, it will be from $25 plus the fee to apply for a tourist visa approval letter.

How expired VISA is dealt with?

Overdue VISA will be administratively fined in accordance with Vietnamese law. Overdue VISA will lead to the following consequences: Administrative fines; deportation in serious cases.

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Visa issuance at border checkpoints

Cases in which visas are issued separately

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