How does the visa process work?

1– Fill out the secure application form online: Fill in the application form with the correct details of your name (first name + given name), passport number, date of birth and arrival date…


2– Review & Payment:  Review your submitted information & make a payment through our secured payment portal by (Major Credit Cards are accepted). You will receive the confirmation email automatically once payment completed.


3Get the letter: After your payment, we are about to send your application for processing and you can expect to receive the approval letter in 36 hours via email. Then you just print out the PDF/JPG attachment file (color preferred, but not required).

Below is list of things you should prepare before entering Vietnam.

  • Print-out of your Visa-Approval letter.
  • A passport validity for at least 06 months from your arrival date.
  • Passport should have at least two blank pages where the Visa sticker can be placed.
  • Cash in US$ or VND to pay for the Visa Stamping Fee at Vietnam airport.
  • 02 recently-taken photos with regular passport size (4x6cm, glued on arrival/exit form)
  • Filled out arrival/exit form in advance (if not then you can do it on arrival).


4Obtain visa on arrival: Present your ‘Visa Approval Letter’ with original passport and arrival/exit form to Immigration officer at Vietnam airports, pay the stamping fee and get your visa stamped.



While a bit more involved than other countries, Vietnam does allow foreign travelers to obtain a “Visa on Arrival” or VOA at the airports in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang and Da Nang City. It’s important to note that visa must be applied for in advance online BEFORE arrival in Vietnam. Since the process to obtain approval is performed by local travel agents and not the Embassy, Vietnam hasn’t publicized the availability of this service, and frequently travelers don’t know how to obtain a Vietnam “Visa On Arrival”. It’s also important to note that this process will NOT work for those arriving by cruise or border-crossing.


Why Get A Vietnam Visa Online?

If you are seeking for alternative solution since you wouldn’t be arriving from your home country or be near an embassy long enough to get a traditional visa in person. It turned out that getting a VOA was quicker, cheaper, and easier than getting one at home and especially easy for someone traveling and not being in a steady location.


Getting The Visa Approval Letter Before Arrival:

What you’re really paying for isn’t a Vietnam visa, but it’s an approval letter that allows you to receive a Vietnam visa sticker when you arrive at either Ha Noi, Da Nang, Nha Trang or HCMC airport. will email you (in .jpg or .pdf format) a copy of that approval letter within 36 hours of processing.


Paying For The Visa Online:

Once you fill out online application form, you’ll be prompted to pay for the visa processing fee by using Visa card, Master card or Amex. You just need to pay for service fee that stated clearly on order summary and no other hidden charge or extra fee.


Collecting The Visa Once At The Airports In Vietnam:

In addition to your approval letter, you’ll need to bring the stamp fee (US$25 – US$50) and two passport photos (4x6cm) when you arrive at the airport. (Remember to keep the passport photos and cash on you during the flight, not in your checked in luggage!). At Vietnam international airports, after arriving and descending the staircases from the gates you’ll see all the immigration counters to your right. Instead, go straight ahead to the Visa on Arrival/Landing visa. At the counter, after immigration officer call your name, pay the stamp fee and pick up your passport with your new visa sticker inside. With about a dozen people applying at the same time, it takes about 15 minutes to go through the Customs. However, be aware that sometimes there can be large queues to collect visas and it can be somewhat chaotic and fast track service is always recommended in this case.

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