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Urgent Vietnam visa during Reunification Day 30 April 2014

Reunification Day (or Victory Day, Liberation Day) 30 April is an annual holiday in Vietnam. In 2014, this holiday will last up 5 days which might effect to your plan in Vietnam. You need to arrange Vietnam visa soon to avoid any problem with your entry on these days.

Reunification Day - April 30 is an annual holiday in Vietnam to commemorate the fall of Saigon in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War. It is commonly known as Victory Day, Reunification Day, or Liberation Day. Every year since, the country celebrate this day as a commemoration to the reunification between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the North and the Republic of Vietnam in the South into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as we know today.

Coming after Reunification Day is the Labor Day, 1 May. Each holiday is officially 1 day long but it is combined into the adjacent weekend to make it a long one. By this year 2014, the holiday will last up 5 days (from Wednesday, 30 April until the end of Sunday, 4 May). On this occasion, banks and offices are closed, including the Vietnam Immigration Department - an official organization issues visa on arrival approval letter for foreigners.

The visitors, who plan to travel Vietnam during these days, are suggested to apply for Vietnam visa early (everything should be completed by 29 April or earlier). However, we have encountered many cases that the travelers going to travel Vietnam without visa in hand. Unfortunately, on such a long holiday you might have to wait up 5 days to have your visa approved when the Vietnam Immigration Department back to work on Monday, 5 May 2014.

If you have your trip well organized and it is impossible to delay or cancel the flight, we are ready for assistance. We provide urgent Vietnam visa services in almost emergency cases and you won’t miss your trip if you contact us early enough. You will need to prepare a valid passport (which is 6 months validity beyond exit date with 2 blanks pages at least), 2 passport-sized photos and some USD for stamping fee. The visa can be applied via our online application form or you just send a visa request to our email Once we receive your visa request and payment, a confirmation will be notified via email and you will receive a visa approval letter within 2-3 hours afterwards.

It should be noticed that although offices and organizations are closed during this holiday but the Immigration Counter at the airport is still working. Your visa will be processed any time in daylight or at midnight, in working days or holidays as soon as you land on Vietnam.

We also list below some mistakes that travelers usually make. You should learn about that to avoid the same problem with your entry, especially during Vietnamese public holidays:

1. A misconception that Vietnam visa on arrival is issued directly at arrival airport without any prepared paperwork:
Many people thought that Vietnam visa on arrival can be applied and issued directly at arrival airport. That is not true! You must be approved by the Vietnam Immigration Department prior to arriving the country. You may end up with delaying or canceling your flights or waiting at the airport until the visa is approved or even if you can get board, you will be expelled once you land on Vietnam.
- How to sort it out: You should apply your Vietnam visa early to get an approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department 1 or 2 days before entering Vietnam. In case you are stuck at the airport without visa approval letter, please contact us urgently.

2. A misconception that visa on arrival can be used for land border crossing:

Visa on arrival is the easiest and cheapest way to get visa to Vietnam. Despite of its convenience, visa on arrival can be picked up at arrival airport only. Therefore, you couldn't use visa on arrival in case you enter Vietnam via border gate on land.
- How to sort it out: You should apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in the countries where you are living or residing in advance.

3. Visa validity:

Many people thought that their visa validity will start from the date of entry, not from the date issued in the letter of approval. However, it is not correct. The visa validity will start from the date said in the letter, not from the actual date of entry. Thus, you can NOT arrive in Vietnam before that permission date.
- How to sort it out: You should make a well planned trip with specific date of entry and exit. The actual date of entry must be same or behind the date issued in the approval letter. Giving your proposed entry date ahead of your actual entry date might be helpful in case you haven't got a well planned itinerary.

4. Typo mistakes

It should be noticed that, the information you submitted must be exact as it appears on your passport. One character missing or excess or a wrong entered passport number will make your visa approval letter no longer valid.
- How to sort it out: You should check the visa information carefully once you receive the approval letter via email. If there is a mistake, you'll need to contact with the visa agency to amend it as soon as possible. Sometime, you have just learned about it when you are about to board the flight. Obviously, you have no time to amend the visa approval letter and your entry might be not accepted by the Vietnam Immigration Officers. In this case, we can assist to pick you up, work with the Immigration Officers to solve the problems until having your visa stamped on the passport. Learn more about Vietnam immigration fast track service.

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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I have received the letter of approval, and I would like to thank you for a swift and excellent reliable service. I will definitely employ your services again...

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