Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most visited tourist destinations and once you get there, you will know why. The country is relatively big, which means there’s a lot to see and do there. It also helps that it has a stunning coastline, where many people can sunbathe or do watersports such as kitesurfing. The Vietnamese cuisine is also a big factor to why people love traveling here. Eat some of the famous “pho”, a noodle soup that has spread worldwide and is now a beloved dish in many people’s home. There is also “banh mi” which is the Vietnamese version of baguette. If you are already familiar with this dish, many people say that the best one can be found in Hoi An, an ancient tranquil town which has quickly become one of the most popular places to travel to in Vietnam.
If you want to travel somewhere where there will always be things to do, see beautiful landscapes, go to cities that never sleeps, visit charming towns where you can relax and eat delicious food, and relax on many beaches along a coastline – Vietnam is the country for you. You will also be happy to know that it is a very affordable country so if you are planning on traveling for a longer time and you’re on a budget, this is the perfect place for you to be at.
In order for you to be able to enter the country you will have to apply for a Vietnam visa first. The process is very simple and you can have it in no time.
1. Electronic visa or Vietnam e-visa for Estonian passport holders
From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, citizens of Estonia are eligible to apply online for an e-visa of Vietnam online (e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days).
Estonian passport holders, who want to visit Vietnam for less than 30 days for a single trip, can apply online for an e-visa directly at the government website https://evisa.immigration.gov.vn(please note that the fee is non-refundable if you apply your e-visa at the government website).
If you want to secure your e-visa with refundable policy (100% satisfied or get back your money) you can apply your e-visa through our easy form application (filling your entry date, entry and exit port of arrival then submit your passport copy online) then we will take care the rest of procedure to get your e-visa on time as promise.
Note : if you want to visit Vietnam for multiple times in one month or want to visit Vietnam for more than one month, please choose options below :
2. Visa on Arrival (VOA) – Apply online for pre-approval then pick up visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam
This option is preferred by many foreigners who comes to Vietnam. It is easy to apply to, convenient, quick and it saves you time. You can also apply for the VOA from anywhere in the world. All you need is your computer and internet. If you apply for this visa, you are allowed to enter Vietnam through any of the 5 international airports: Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong. You can only travel by air if you get a VOA, meaning you can’t enter Vietnam by bus, car, et cetera.
The process is very easy. What you need to do is fill out the Online Application form where you state your date of birth, and other relevant information. Then you wait for a confirmation email that will come in around 1-2 working hours. Normally you will receive a Visa Approval Letter within 2 working days. When the visa approval letter comes, don’t forget to print it out so the immigration officers in Vietnam can stamp your passport. If by chance you need to get an emergency visa, it will cost you more money, but you will be able to get it faster. It will take from 30 minutes to 4 hours.
You now also have the option to buy “On Arrival Support”, which is a very good option for those who wants to check in to Vietnam faster:
- Standard Support : +US$20/pp
Our staff will meet you in front of the “visa on arrival” desk with a welcome board, then take care all procedures necessary to get the visa stamped on your passport. Please prepare 25 USD/person and give it to our staff to pay for visa stamp fee.
- VIP Support : +US$35/pp
Our staff will meet you in front of the “visa on arrival” desk with a welcome board, receive your passport and give it back with the visa in 5-10 minutes, then escort you to check out via the VIP gate. Please prepare 25 USD/person and give it to our staff to pay for visa stamp fee.
3. Apply for a visa through the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in the nearby countries of Estonia
The second option is to apply for a visa in the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Estonia. The reason why this option isn’t recommended is because it’s not as convenient if you don’t live close to the embassy. It means you will have to spend time on transportation and money. You will also need to remember to bring all the necessary documents, such as passport, and if you by any chance forget anything, you need to start all over again with the process. It is time consuming and you usually need to pick up your passport in the embassy. However, this is one of the choices that you can choose from, so if you happen to prefer this option, then it is good to know that it exists.
When your visa is ready, you can travel around freely in the country and start exploring everything that Vietnam has to offer. Try to set aside a month if you have the time – you won’t regret spending that much time in the country. You might even wish you would’ve stayed for longer.