From beach hoppers to food lovers and adventure seekers, Vietnam has enormous things to offer to tourists from all around the world. The tourist hoards are welcome to experience the coastline and exquisite food of this country. Everyone is going ahead to visit this country to enjoy the ravishing beaches and fascinating cultures Vietnam possesses.
One may think of going to visit a country, the reason for not wanting to travel is the visa application process. The long list of documentation required is the hurdle that makes you think twice to go anywhere. Though it may be tedious to do that for any country on your wishlist, Vietnam has a simple and easy visa application process relatively. If one applies online for the visa, it becomes more manageable. If you are an Indian national, you may be the cherry on top of the cake.
The process of visa application has been made easy for the Indian nationals, whether they are going for a tourist or business visa. Though it is easy to process for the visa for Vietnam, there are frequent mistakes made by the visa applicants of Indians that makes the whole process a bit challenging. But once you avoid these mistakes, it is going to be a piece of cake for you to visit Vietnam and enjoy your stay there.
The mistakes that make the process of visa application tedious and hard are the following:
Mistake # 1: APPLYING ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME:
Many people consider getting the visa as they reach Vietnam without applying for it online. It may be the case with countries such as Thailand and Cambodia. But this is not true when you are visiting Vietnam. You may end up delaying or canceling your flight or even waiting at the airport until the visa is issued. You need to get an approval letter to pick your visa when you arrive at Vietnam airport.
Mistake # 2: VISA IS NOT ISSUED ON YOUR ARRIVAL AT BORDER:
Again the mistake here is of the misinterpretation of the online visa application. Many Indian nationals think that the visa on arrival is valid when you arrive at the border. It is not the case; visa on arrival is only for air travelers. There is no visa on arrival if you enter the country via land or sea. If you are entering Vietnam by land or sea, you have to make sure to get the visa in advance as visa on arrival is only for the air travels.
Mistake # 3: SPELLING AND TYPING MISTAKES:
You may know what you have to write when you are applying online. The spelling mistakes made while typing can be a big issue when you arrive at the Vietnam international airport to get your visa. The details, such as your name, passport number, and date of birth, should be correct. There are the credentials that show you are the right person, and there is no fraudulence regarding your visa issuing process. If you have any mistakes, let it be spelling or typing mistake, your entry may get declined at the airport. If the information on your approval letter and your passport mismatch, your entry into the country will be refused. To avoid this fatigue, you should check what you write before submitting the online application.
Mistake # 4: NOT DOUBLE CHECKING YOUR APPROVAL LETTER:
It is not the case always that you type wrong, the mistake can be made by the officials who issue you the approval letter. Many people do check the spelling mistakes before applying online, but what they forget is to double-check for any errors when they get their approval letter. It is necessary to check for any errors or double-check your name, passport number, and date of birth on your approval letter. If there is any mistake, you can re-issue it as delaying the approval letter is better than delaying the flight.
Mistake # 5: NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT OF BIRTHDATE:
A minor mistake that usually the Indians make while applying for the visa online is the format of the birth date. The format to type the birth date is Month/Date/Year. Make sure to follow this format to avoid any eleventh-hour issues.
Mistake # 6: YOUR ARRIVAL DATE MATTERS:
It is usually considered that the validity of a visa starts from the date they enter Vietnam. It is not true; the visa validity starts from the date you mentioned in the approval letter. For example, if the letter states that your stay is valid till 15th October, this means you should leave the country on or before 15th October. No matter when you enter Vietnam, you have to depart from the state by 15th October after that your visa will be invalid.
Mistake # 7: EXTENSION OF VISA IS NOT EASY PROCESS:
Thinking that once you enter Vietnam, it is a simple process to extend the visa is entirely a misunderstanding. Extending the visa is a long and complicated process. If you want to stay for long, you should, in advance, apply for three months of visa instead of one month. This practice will save you time and money both.
Try not to addle the tips mentioned above. They are your key to enter Vietnam for your fun time or business trip successfully. If you avoid these mistakes, your tour to Vietnam will be relaxing and joyous.