If you’re a citizen of Qatar, you must apply for a Vietnam visa in order to enter the country. Regardless of the length of your stay or purpose of visit, you must be able to present a valid visa to the immigration officers in Vietnam. There are three options for you: one is e-visa for 30 days single entry, one is to get a Visa on Arrival (if you plan to visit Vietnam for more than 1 month or want to visit Vietnam multiple times for a given period), which you get online, or you go to your nearest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate and apply with them. Let’s take a look at the two options.
1. Electronic visa or Vietnam E-visa for Qatari passport holders
From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP from the government of Vietnam, citizens of Qatar are eligible to apply online for an e-visa of Vietnam online (e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days).
You 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 want to get your e-visa safe with refundable policy (100% satisfied or get back your money) you can secure 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) – Applying online for pre-approval then pick up your visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam
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 out 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 letter 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.
3. Apply for a visa through the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Qatar
The reason why applying for a visa with the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Qatar 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.
When you’ve decided which visa suits you the best, you’re ready to go! Vietnam is one of the most exciting, fascinating and fun countries to travel around in and you’ll quickly notice how safe and easy it is as well. It has long been a favorite amongst travelers and the popularity doesn’t seem to stop. Quite the contrary, it seems like everyday, there are new hot spots in Vietnam to discover. If you want to go somewhere with beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, crystal clear water, grand mountains, and a place that has delicious food, incredibly cheap beer, fascinating culture and plenty of activities to do, you must visit Vietnam. The opportunities here are endless and Vietnam caters for all! Whether you prefer a more relaxing and calm vacation, or you want adventure, you can have it all here. Vietnam is waiting for you just around the corner – you just have to book the ticket and get the visa!
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