Visa issuance at border checkpoints

by BichNgoc

Visa means a document issued by a competent authority of Vietnam to a foreigner to grant entry into Vietnam. Competent authorities issued in the passport or issued separately. When does a foreign get a visa at an international border gate? LSX Lawfirm will give you the article related to Visa issuance at border checkpoints, as follows:

Law on Amendments to a number of articles of law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2019

Visa issuance at border checkpoints

A foreigner shall be issued with a visa at a border checkpoint in the following cases:

a) The foreigner departs from a country that does not have any visa-issuing authority of Vietnam;

b) The foreigner has to stop by multiple countries before arriving at Vietnam;

c) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to take a tour organized by an international tourism company in Vietnam;

d) Foreign crewmembers of a ship anchoring at a Vietnam’s port and wish to leave Vietnam through another border checkpoint;

dd) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to attend a funeral of his/her relative, or to visit a gravely ill relative;

e) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to participate in dealing with an emergency, rescue, prevention of natural disasters, epidemics, or for another purpose at the request of a competent authority of Vietnam.

Some notes when competent issue Visa at border checkpoints

Any foreigner issued with a visa at a border checkpoint shall:

Firstly; submit his/her passport or laissez-passer.

Secondly; fill the application for the visa, and append his/her picture at the immigration counter.

Thirdly; a child under 14 years of age shall be mentioned in the same application filled by his/her parent or guardian in case the child use the same passport of his/her parent or guardian.

The immigration counter shall compare the application with the notification of the immigration authority to issue the visa.

Related questions

Who issues visas at international border gates?

The immigration counter shall compare the application with the notification of the immigration authority to issue the visa.

If I bring my daughter come into Vietnam, she is 13 years old. Does she need a visa application?

No, she does not. a child under 14 years of age shall be mentioned in the same application filled by his/her parent or guardian in case the child use the same passport of his/her parent or guardian.

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