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Vietnam Visa Updates 2018-2019

Like any sovereign state, tourists required a visa to travel to Vietnam, unless you belong to a country that doesn't need a visa to Vietnam. Currently, there are two ways to obtain Vietnam visa; get it through the embassy or via visa on arrival. However, the latter is the best-preferred option of travelers who travel to Vietnam by air.

Before going to the process, let’s look into the undeniable advantages a visa on arrival offers.

The advantages of choosing visa on arrival- a cheap visa to Vietnam
Visa on arrival is the most excellent choice for most people due to its convenience. If you live far away from the Vietnam consulate or embassy, you can apply for a visa via online while being at home and then collect the visa once you land at Vietnam International Airport.

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Apply easily from anywhere
You can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere at your comfort. Several travel agencies are offering the service online. Just choose the most reputed travel agency providing the visa on arrival service and apply through their online portal.
Saves time

Applying for a visa through the embassy involves waiting in the queue, and it would take around 7 days to get the visa issued by the embassy. If you apply for Vietnam visa online, you get the visa approval letter within 2 working days, and in urgent situations, it can process within 6 working hours or 1 day.  Applying online visa is the best way to get a cheap visa to Vietnam.
Cost effective option

The overall cost of a visa on arrival for Vietnam visa may be higher or lower than the cost of processing it through an embassy. However, considering the other costs like travel expenses you need to make it to the embassy, visa on arrival is the cost saving option among the two.  The service fee to obtain visa approval letter starts from $14.

How to obtain a visa on arrival?
People travel to the country for business or as tourists, and as a general rule, all travelers must have a valid passport and a visa or a visa approval letter to enter Vietnam. Some nationalities are eligible for visa exemption due to bilateral visa exemption agreements made between two countries.

For a tourist visa, there is a 1 month or 3-month option which is extendable further after your arrival in the country. Multiple entry cheap visa to Vietnam is also available if you plan to enter the country more than once in a given period. 

The visa fee also varies depending on your nationality, duration of stay and whether you are applying for a single entry or multiple entry visas.

Visa on arrival procedure
Visa on arrival is the most convenient way of obtaining a visa to Vietnam where you apply for a visa approval letter through any reputed travel agency and then getting it stamped on your arrival at Vietnam.

You can find many authorized travel agents offering their best travel services, including visa assistance. The agency might charge a small fee for the visa approval letter, and upon arrival, you can collect the visa and get it stamped. However, the visa on arrival will only work for travelers who are flying to Vietnam via Da Nang, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh airport. For people whom cross the border via road or reaching via cruise cannot choose for this option.

Visa fee
For obtaining the visa approval letter via any travel operator, you need to pay some amount of fee along with the stamping fee paid at the airport on arrival. The amount of fee varies as given below:

For single entry visa:
Duration: 1 month - $17 for 1-3 pax, $15 for 4-6 pax, $13 for 7-9 pax and $10 for 10 pax and up

Duration: 3 months - $25 for 1-3 pax, $23 for 4-6 pax, $21 for 7-9 pax and $19 for 10 pax and up
For multiple entry visa:

Duration: 1 month -$ 20 for 1-3 pax, $18 for 4-6 pax, $16 for 7-9 pax and $14 for 10 pax and up

Duration: 3 months - $65 for 1-3 pax, $63 for 4-6 pax, $61 for 7-9 pax and $69 for 10 pax and up

Visa updates
- Vietnam visa exemption is granted to citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Laos for a tour of 30 days at the maximum, citizens of Philippines for a maximum of 21 days, citizens of France for 90 days, citizens of Sweden, Denmark, South Korea, Japan, Finland and Russia for 15 days, citizens of Chile for 90 days.

- For everyone traveling to Phu Quoc Island by entering through an international border,the gate will also be granted visa exemption if staying there for less than 15 days. To travel from Phu Quoc Island to other places or to stay on the island for more than 15 days, you can contact the immigration department to issue visa on the spot.

- Foreigner travelers will be granted a visa at the international borders in the scenarios like Funerals of relatives, to rescue victims of natural disasters, visit under programs organized by Vietnam tour enterprises, or any other urgent cases.

- No visa approval letter will be issued during popular public holidays like the Tet holiday and on New Year’s Day.

Visa renewal procedures
If you want to renew your Vietnam visa, the extension will be stamping on your passport with the updated duration. However, you cannot choose for visa renewal for 3 months. The renewal option is open to those who enter Vietnam with visa exemption as well.

The procedures to get a visa to Vietnam is quite simple.You can choose to obtain Vietnam e-visa from Vietnam immigration directly without the need of an approval letter. You just need to fill the online form, and within 3 days you will be notified whether the visa is approved. If the application is approved, you will receive a digital code that let you take the print out of your Vietnam e-visa. However, this process has a lot of restrictions and is available to travelers from 40 countries approved by the Vietnamese government.

For having a comfortable and hassle-free trip and cheap visa to Vietnam, it would be better to consult with a reputed Vietnam travel agent, who can offer you valuable guidance.  Your tour operator can also take care of transit, hotel accommodation and arrange tour packages. A well-organized tour package can give you the best tour experience and enjoy the best of Vietnam.

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