If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam from Saint Kitts and Nevis in the nearby future and you’re a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis, you’re required to apply for a Vietnam visa in order to enter the country. Regardless of the length of your stay or your purpose for visit, a valid Vietnam visa is required of all citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis. But the visa process is quite simple, fast, affordable and there’s two options you can choose from. All you need is your computer and internet, if you decide to get an online visa. But you can also contact the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate and apply with them. You can either send your documents to them or go to their office.
Once you’ve gotten your visa, you can start planning your trip to Vietnam. Does a beach sound the most tempting to you? Or do you prefer to be more active on your vacation and go hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, kitesurfing, etc? Or are you more of a city person who prefers to walk around in a new city, discovering restaurants and cafés? You don’t really have to decide because you have it all here in Vietnam! Not only is it one of the most diverse countries in Southeast Asia, it’s also incredibly beautiful, with lush and green landscapes, beaches as far as the eye can see, UNESCO World Heritage sites, metropolitan cities and a mesmerizing countryside. No wonder Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.
Don’t wait any longer, apply for your Vietnam visa and enjoy this Southeast Asian pearl.
I heard about Vietnam e-visa. Can I apply for Vietnam e-visa if I am citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis? (No, citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis national in this list, therefore, citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis should choose two options below to get a visa for Vietnam
1. Visa on Arrival (VOA) – Apply online for pre-approval letter then pick up your visa on arrival
This is the most preferred option for many travellers. If you live far away from the Vietnamese Embassy for example, or you do not want to send important documents such as your passport, this is a good option for you. It’s also easy, quick and affordable. To apply for a VOA, you need your computer and internet. If you get a Visa on Arrival, 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, and so forth.
The process is very simple. What you need to do is fill in the Online Application form with all relevant information. What you need to state in the application form is:
- Your full name, as stated in your passport
- Date of Birth – The format they use in Vietnam is DD/MM/YY
- Your nationality – as stated in your passport
- Your passport number
- Date of Arrival – you can state a date of arrival and then arrive later, but not earlier
After you have filled this information out, you have to wait for a confirmation email which 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 you need an emergency visa, you can get one within 40 minutes to 4 hours. This will cost you more money, but you will be able to get it much faster.
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 the nearby countries of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The reason why applying for a visa with the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 also need to remember to bring all the necessary documents, such as passport, and if you happen to forget anything, you need to start the process all over again. It’s 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.