Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport & frequently asked questions

Date Create: 02/11/2020


Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport or Visa on Arrival is a type of visa issued at one of Vietnam's international airports. This is also a simple and time-saving way to apply for a Vietnam Visa. In this article, Nhi Gia will summarize the most frequently asked questions about Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport!

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport

What is Vietnam Visa Approval Letter?

Vietnam Visa Approval Letter, also known as Visa Approval Letter, is a written approval of the Immigration Authority to allow foreign individuals or collectives to enter Vietnam. The Approval Letter will clearly state basic information of the foreigner, the guarantee unit, period of entry, exit and the location of receiving the Vietnam visa.

How to obtain a visa approval letter at the airport?

In order to get an approval letter and receive a Vietnam visa at the airport, you need to apply online through a tour operator licensed to operate the visa services. Then, the tour operator will work with the Immigration Authority to get the approval letter and send it to you via email.

Please contact Nhi Gia via hotline 1900 6654 to learn more about procedures for applying a visa approval letter!

The written request for visa approval letter of the guarantee unit

How to handle of forget taking the photo and printed visa approval letter along when coming to Vietnam?

Passport photo and printed visa approval letter are required to get the visa stuck at the airport in Vietnam. In case you forget taking the same along, you will have to pay 2 - 5$ for photographing and printing services at the airport.

Is it possible to use a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport to enter Vietnam by land or by sea?

No, it isn’t. Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport is only valid for foreigners entering by air.

Is it possible to enter Vietnam earlier than the date indicated in the visa approval letter?

No, it isn’t. You can only enter Vietnam after the date specified in the approval letter, cannot enter Vietnam earlier than that date. If you want to change the trip itinerary, you should reapply for a new approval letter.

Is it possible to leave Vietnam later than the date stated in the visa approval letter?

No, it isn’t. You are allowed to leave Vietnam earlier than the exit date stated in the official approval letter but cannot leave Vietnam later than that date. If you want to stay in Vietnam longer, you must extend your visa.

Fees for applying a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport

How much is the fees for sticking Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport?

Fees for sticking Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport are prescribed as below:

+ Valid for one time: 25 USD/visa,

+ Valid for up to 03 months: 50 USD/visa,

+ Valid for from 3 months to 06 months: 95 USD/visa,

+ Valid for from 6 months to 01 year: 135 USD/visa,

+ Valid for from 01 year to 02 years: 145 USD/visa,

+ Valid for from 02 years to 05 years: 155 USD/visa,

+ Visas issued to people under 14 years old (regardless of duration): 25 USD/visa.

Commercial visa

How much is the service fees for applying a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport?

The total cost for applying a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport includes service fees and visa sticking fees.

Visa sticking fees are as specified above. The service fees cover procedures with the Immigration Authority to obtain the written approval letter via email. Such fees depend on the number of people applying for visa, the type of service (normal, urgent), etc. Please call us via hotline 84 1900 6654 or click on https://www.facebook.com/nhigia for more details.

How many types of Vietnam visa are there?

+ Based on the purpose of entry, currently Vietnam visas are classified into 21 main categories. Among them, tourist visa, commercial visa and visiting relatives visa are the most popular ones.

+ Based on the length of stay and the number of entry, it is divided into 6 categories:

  • 1-month single entry visa;
  • 1-month multiple entry visa;
  • 3-month single entry visa;
  • 3-month multiple entry visa;
  • 6-month multiple entry visa;
  • 1 year multiple entry visa.

Is it possible to enter Vietnam by air without a visa approval letter?

No, it isn’t. If there is no visa approval letter, the airlines will not allow you to board. Visa approval letter is also an indispensable component if you want to obtain a visa at a Vietnam international airport.

Visa approval letter for receiving visa at international airport

Is it possible to apply for a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport with an expired passport?

As prescribed, the passport must be valid for 6 months or more from the date of entry into Vietnam to be allowed to apply for an entry visa. Therefore, you cannot apply for a visa if your passport is expired or is about to expire.

What are regulations on photos for applying a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport?

You need to prepare 02 photos to stick to your visa at the airport. Some requirements on photos to be noted as below:

+ Must be a passport photo taken in the last 6 months.

+ Photo may be in color or black and white, but the background has to be white.

+ Capture the entire face, look straight with open your eyes.

+ Do not wear hats or headscarves that obscure hair or hairline, except everyday clothing for religious reasons.

+ Do not wear glasses, hearing aids or similar devices when taking pictures.

+ Do not wear sunglasses, contact lenses or such type of glasses not prescribed by a doctor when taking passport photos.

The above is the complete set of most frequently asked questions when applying for a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the Airport. If you want to learn more or refer to the visa services at the airport, please contact Nhi Gia via the call center 84 1900 6654 or click on https://www.facebook.com/nhigia. Our team of experienced specialists will help you wholeheartedly!

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