How to find the Immigration Counter at Ho Chi Minh City arrival airport?

Finding the Immigration Counter to get visa stamped on your passport is the final steps of Vietnam visa on arrival process.

Once you land on Ho Chi Minh City Airport, you need to go to Immigration Counter at the arrival airport to get visa stamped. All prepared documents (including approval letter, valid passport, 1 passport-sized photo, entry and exit form) and stamping fee will be handed over to the Immigration Officers there. Normally, you have to wait in line for a few minutes before having your name called by the officers. Please make sure that all above documents are ready when your turn comes.

After paying the stamping fee, they will give you a receipt and return your passport with a visa stamp. Please check everything again to make sure that there is no mistake.

Where is the Immigration Counter at Vietnam International Airports (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang)

There are three (03) international airports in Vietnam including Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang City). Each of them locates visa on arrival counter in a different position.

Tan San Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City:


When you enter the immigration hall, the VOA office situated in your left hand side, at the far end. The Immigration Counter is named “Landing visa”.  When you reach the “Landing visa”, you are requested to handle your passport, one copy of “Entry and exit form”, the visa approval letter and 1 passport-sized photo. Then you should go back, sit down and wait in some minutes before having your name called once your visa is already completed.

After your visa is done, you’ll have to pay the stamp fee and get your passport returned. You should check the newly issued visa for any errors while still at the window. You then go to the immigration control posts to be processed in the normal way. Baggage reclaim and customs are downstairs.

Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi:


The location of Vietnam visa counter here differs slightly.  The VOA office is situated to the left of the escalator that takes you down to the immigration hall.  Hand in your passport and VOA approval letter at the counter, and pick up an “Entry and exit form” if you haven’t downloaded and completed one beforehand (you should download and fill in advance to save your time). If necessary, there are desks where you can fill in the form. Then walk along the right-hand side of the office to the counter at the opposite end and wait for your name to be called. Because foreign names can be difficult for the immigration officers to pronounce, they usually hold up the passport with the bearer’s photo facing outwards. The process is as similar as it in Tan Son Nhat Airport

Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang City:

You get into the immigration hall, then locate Vietnam visa on arrival window which is very easy to find. The process is usually quick (approximately 15 minutes). After receiving your passport with visa, everyone needs to queue up together in long line before Immigration Control. There is no segregation between Vietnamese people and other nationalities.

In case you are the first time to Vietnam and you are not familiar with VOA process, you may apply for our airport fast track service that all above procedures will be done by us totally in very short time. The airport fast track service is not only beneficial for those who enter Vietnam the first time but also useful for the old people or someone going with kids or people in a rush.

If you’re unsure about any regulations on Vietnam visa and immigration process, take our online supports by calling us +84 912 685 141 or sending an email to, we are happy to assist you at our best!

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