Are you trying to figure out your next travel destination or have you just always been curious about going to Vietnam? Whatever your reasons, Vietnam is an excellent choice. The country offers a variety of sights and activities, and soon you will feel overwhelmed by the amount of things you can do here. If you like to spend your time in big cities, you have Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, to mention a few. You will find an abundance of things to do in the big cities – whether you like shopping, enjoying the nightlife, visiting museums, eating out, sitting in cafés, go sightseeing or just stroll around, you will get this and much more here. For the people who prefers more tranquil places, you have Hue, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Da Lat, and much more. They offer not only stunning landscapes but you can also do a ton of activities here such as go kayaking, swimming or just sit back and relax with a Vietnamese coffee and watch the day go by. One of Vietnam’s biggest advantages is how affordable the country is to travel in – you get far with your money here. If you are on a low budget, you may still be able to do everything you want.
If you travel to Vietnam from Angola, one very important thing to take care of before anything else is to apply for a Vietnam visa. If you fail to do this, the immigration officers will deny you entry into the country. But luckily the process is easy and people from all over the world has been applying for a Vietnam visa, safely and quickly. As a citizen of Angola you can choose from either two of these options:
I heard about Vietnam e-visa. Can I apply for Vietnam e-visa if I am citizens of Angola? (No, Angolan citizens are not eligible for Vietnam e-visa)
From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, there are 80 countries which citizens of it are eligible to apply online for an e-visa of Vietnam online (e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days). We check but not found Angola national in this list, therefore, Angolan citizens should choose two options below to get a visa for Vietnam
1. Visa on Arrival (VOA) – Apply online for pre-approval then pick up visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam
You can apply for a Visa on Arrival from anywhere in the world. All you need is your computer and internet. If you apply for this type of visa, you are allowed to enter Vietnam through any of the 5 big international airports in following cities: 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, and so forth.
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. You will then have to wait for a confirmation email that usually arrives within 1-2 working hours. Normally you will receive an 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. You will get it within 30 minutes to 4 hours.
You 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 of 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 the 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 within 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 the visa stamp fee.
2. Apply for a visa through the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Angola
The second option is to apply for a visa in your local or nearest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Angola. 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. Also, be kindly advised that the fees and procedures are subject to change depending on where you apply.