Vietnam Visa on Arrival – Easiest way for Indian Air travelers

Vietnam has started becoming a dream travel destination for Indians. Whether it is for a business purpose, or as a tourist place, Vietnam is replacing top preferences. Owing to the increasing tourism and curiosity of people to know more about Vietnam, the country has opened up many opportunities for Indians to streamline their application process to get a Vietnam visa. It has set up many new methods to request for a visa. It depends on your suitability what mode – offline or online, goes the best with you.

Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) is a transport facility provided to foreign travelers for online application of their Vietnam visa. Visa On Arrival is generally for those travelers who do not want to visit Vietnam Embassy or Consulate to get their visa. To get rid of offline application and time consuming processes, Visa On Arrival is the best option.

What exactly does Visa on Arrival (VoA) mean?

As it is clearly indicated by the name “Visa On Arrival“, Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) is granted to foreign travelers (like Indians) on their arrival at Vietnam international airports. That is, there is no need to carry your visa all the way to Vietnam. You will get it ready on your arrival.

Vietnam Immigration Department issues Visa On Arrival to air travelers only. It is an online application process, wherein, after filling your application form, Vietnam Immigration Department will send you an approval letter. The approval letter, along with other documents when will be shown at the airport on your arrival, would give you Vietnam visa.

What is the approval letter?

The approval letter is given by the Vietnam Immigration Department when the authority is requested by a Vietnamese travel agent to grant Vietnam Visa On Arrival to a foreign traveler for business or a tourist. The approval letter consists of travelers name and the seal of Approved, which indicates the confirmation of visa. It includes the entry and exit date of the travelers along with visa type.

Why should you opt for Visa On Arrival?

Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) is a hassle-free and modern approach adopted by Indians and other nationalities to travel to Vietnam. The air travelers who do not wish to visit Vietnam Embassy in India, or Consulate-General to obtain their visa, they can directly apply online for Visa On Arrival.

An interesting advantage of Visa On Arrival is, you will directly get your visa on arrival at international Vietnam airports after presenting the approval letter. There is no need to carry it all along or submit your original documents to the Embassy.

Most importantly, it is a cost-effective method of applying for Vietnam visa, which takes 4-5 working days to process your visa application and send you the approval letter. Just fill out the application form and pay the fees. Money-back options are also available for unsuccessful applications. You will be offered the letter with your entry and exit dates. No more waiting in long queues and depositing extra money at the Embassies.

Types of Visa On Arrival (VOA)

According to the duration of your stay and entry in Vietnam, 4 types of Visa On Arrival can be issued to you.

1. Single entry – 1 month

With this one, you can stay in Vietnam for 30 days and can enter into the country only once. That is, if you leave the country, the visa will expire.

2. Multiple entries – 1 month

This visa type allows you to stay in Vietnam for 30 days and enter multiple times in the country.

3. Single entry – 3 months

It is for those travelers who wish to stay for 3 months in Vietnam. However, they can enter only once in Vietnam. After they leave the country, their visa expires.

4. Multiple entries – 3 months

This one is a great alternative for travelers wherein they can stay in Vietnam for 3 months, and enter into the country multiple times after leaving it. However, it depends on the validity of their visa.

Cost of Visa On Arrival

Visa On Arrival fees depends upon your entry type and duration of stay in Vietnam:

  • Single entry – 1 month (tourist visa) = 6 USD (service fee) + 25 USD (stamp fee)
  • Single entry – 3 months (tourist visa) = 15 USD (service fee) + 25 USD (stamp fee)
  • Multiple entries – 1 month (tourist visa) = 8 USD (service fee) + 50 USD (stamp fee)
  • Multiple entries – 3 months (tourist visa) = 20 USD (service fee) + 50 USD (stamp fee)

Note: Price reference from Vietnam Visa Cheap :

International Airports that offer Visa On Arrival

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (near Nha Trang city)
  • Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang city)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong city)
  • Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city)
  • Lien Khuong International Airport ( Da Lat city)
  • Phu Quoc International Airport (Phu Quoc Island)

The application process for Visa On Arrival

Apply online for Visa On Arrival following a step-by-step procedure:

  1. Visit the online application site for Visa On Arrival.
  2. Fill the online application form with all the necessary details.
  3. Pay the fees according to your selected entry type and duration of stay in Vietnam.
  4. Submit the application and wait for an approval letter. It takes 3-5 working days for the letter to reach you.
  5. Get the print out of approval letter.
  6. Take passport size photos, your passport (with 6 months validity at the time of arrival), and the approval letter at the time of arrival with you.
  7. Show this at the international airport you arrive at. You will get your Vietnam Visa On Arrival.

Have a safe and wonderful journey to Vietnam. Do not forget to carry your original documents with you to show at the international airport.

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