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Vietnam visa for Tet Holiday 2016 (February 6 - February 14)

Tet holiday (so called Tet Nguyen Dan) is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. It takes place between the last week of January and the first week of February and be granted for nine days (from February 6th to February 14th). This is the longest and biggest holiday in Vietnam and it will significantly affect to travel plan of foreigners. During these days, all the Vietnamese governmental institutions and organizations are closed, including the Vietnam Immigration Department who officially issue the visa for foreigners visit the country.

As the Immigration Department will off during Tet holiday, those who decide to travel to Vietnam in Tet holiday 2016 should apply for Vietnam visa on arrival in advance, better before 04th February. The Immigration office at the airport is still open, so as long as you have visa approval letter, you’ll get your visa stamp at the airport without any problem.

For those who forget to apply visa letter in advance and need a Vietnam visa during Tet Holiday, please follow the instructions below to apply for emergency visa on holiday:

Step 1:

Check the current time in Vietnam by using Google search with the keyword: “Vietnam current time”. The emergency visa can be processed from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Vietnam local time; for later submission the visa approval letter will be ready by the next day;

Step 2:

Go online application form at and fill in required information exactly as it appears on the passport;

Step 3:

Conduct the payment and obtain IPA letter after the given time via email;

Step 4:

Print out the letter of approval to board the flight and pickup visa at arrival airport in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang or Nha Trang.

Should you need any further assistance, please email us to or contact us via hotline number + 84 912 685 141. We are happy to assist you at our best.

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