Southeast Asia is one of the best places to travel to if you are looking for adventure, beautiful nature, beaches, bustling cities, fascinating cultures and incredibly good food. One of the most popular places to visit is arguably Vietnam. A country that has taken the world with storm, it now welcomes over 10 million international visitors each year. Are you curious to know why so many people decides to visit Vietnam? You should see it with your own eyes! But you need to get a Vietnam visa first in order to enter the country. This is a fast and easy process which may only require you to have a computer and internet available. As a citizen of Puerto Rico, you have two options to choose from: either you apply for a Visa on Arrival or you go to your local or nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in order to apply for a Vietnam visa.
1. Electronic visa or Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Puerto Rico (US passport)
From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, citizens of Puerto Rico are eligible to apply online for an e-visa of Vietnam online (e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days).
Puerto Rico (US) 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 your 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 in Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong city. 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 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.
2. Apply for a visa through the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in the nearby countries of Puerto Rico
The second option is to apply for a visa in the closest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Puerto Rico. The reason why this option might not be 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 or consulate.
There is so much to do in Vietnam that it’s always recommended to try to stay for one month. If you are planning on going north to south (or the other way around), you should definitely stay for as long as possible. Vietnam is a very affordable country to travel around in so if you want to get the most out of your vacation, why not go here. Start up north where you can go to Halong Bay and see the thousands of limestone islets and islands that were formed millions of years ago. Go to the capital city Hanoi and explore the night markets, museums, food and nightlife. When you are ready to start your journey down, don’t miss out on Hue, the former capital of Vietnam and Hoi An, a charming and quaint town that is a must-see. Further down there is the sand dunes in Mui Ne, which surprises a lot of people – who would’ve known there’s sand dunes in Asia? And finally, go to Ho Chi Minh City to see the biggest city of Vietnam and be overwhelmed by the motorbikes on the streets. It’s quite the sight.
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