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How to get Vietnam Visa on arrival in Hanoi

From packing the bag to ensuring your passport is valid, getting ready for an international trip involves lots of preparations. Securing a visa is another critical part of your foreign trip. While visiting the historical and dynamic capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, you can choose to collect visa on arrival instead of having it before when you get on the flight.

While a ‘visa on arrival’ sounds like an easy way to obtain than getting one in advance, it comes with its own batch of hassles which every traveler should be aware of and know how to tackle.

Once you opt for the ‘visa on arrival,’ all the paperwork will have to be conducted by your travel agent. After landing at Noi Bai Airport, which is the biggest airport serving Hanoi; you can collect your visa from the airport.

The important thing to keep in mind is people who plan to get avisa on arrival need to get an approval letter from the immigration department. The approval letter is nothing but a permission letter to travel to Hanoi and pick up visa on arrival at the respective airport. If you don’t have the approval letter, you will not be allowed to board the flight.

Vietnam Visa on arrival in Hanoi

•    To get the Visa approval letter, you can find a lot of travel agents and tour operators offering the service, and the cost also varies as per the provider.
•    To know the exact fee, you can check the website of the travel provider to view the fees charged for different types of visas like a visa for single entry, for one month, etc.
•    The average fee would come around $15 to $20 for the approval letter.

You can apply for the approval letter online by visiting Vivutravel or any tour operators of your choice. While filing online visa application, just fill the required information along with the details like passport number, arrival, and departure dates, etc. Once the form has been successfully filled up, you will get a confirmation message. Most of the providers pass the approval letter in the way of a soft copy via email. 

Important points to consider while landing at the airport:

1.    Once you land at No Bai Airport, proceed to the Visa on Arrival counter (Normally located near to the immigration desk and pass the approval letter along with your passport and the entry-exit form.
2.    The processing will take few minutes.
3.    When the visa is ready, the officer will call you, and you can collect both visa and your passport.
4.    Now you need to pay the stamping fee for the single entry visa according to the validly of the visa.
5.    After paying the feed, you will get the visa stamped on your passport along with the payment receipt.
6.    Proceed to the floor for baggage collection and customs clearance.

Vietnam visa is inexpensive and getting a visa on arrival is a fast, and easier method than getting one beforehand and it is a good option for travelers who are always on the move.

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