Is that Vietnam visa on arrival used in emergency only?



I am inquiring if the visa on arrival process/letter is permitted U.S citizens on tourist purpose.  I recently contacted the Vietnam Embassy and they informed me that the visa on arrival is only for an emergency.  Please let me know there is something that I have misunderstood.  Thank you!

Long T Sy


Dear Mr Long T Sy,

Be kindly advised that Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable for United State citizens on tourist purposes. However, the information you got from the Vietnam Embassy is not correct. Visa on arrival is one of the cheapest and fastest way to get visa to Vietnam. It is highly recommended if you arrive Vietnam by air, not only in emergency cases but also in normal cases. Learn more about Vietnam visa on arrival.

Visa on arrival is special effective in emergency cases since it can help you in getting an approval letter within 1 or 2 hours, in working days or weekend or holidays.

Kind regards,


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