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All about Vietnam e-visa that you should know

Starting August 15, 2023, Vietnam has implemented a new electronic visa (e-visa) system for all nationalities. The e-visa is valid to 90 days maximum with a single or multiple entry. You can apply for Vietnam e-visa for the purpose of tourism, transit, visiting relatives, working, doing business activities, internship, investment... Once the e-visa is granted, you are not allowed to change any information on it. If the e-visa application is denied, the fee is not refundable.

The foreigners have one more way to apply for Vietnam visa since then. It is beneficial for those who travel Vietnam for various purposes for less than 90 days. Many people select e-visa as they work with the Vietnam Immigration Department directly so that the visa outcome is totally trustworthy, explicit and genuine. However, the evisa system is not automatical process but it still needs manual approval. This will cause lengthy, machanical and unfriendly response sometimes. The foreigners should clearly understand the evisa system to avoid the troubles when applying for Vietnam evisa.

What is Vietnam e-visa?

Vietnam evisa (electronic visa) is a new form of visa which has been launched in February 2017. This type of visa is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department through the government's website. At the first stage, Vietnam e-visa was available for the citizens of 80 countries who enter Vietnam for the purposes of tourism, transit, visting relatives, working or doing business activities with a validity of 30 days maximum. At present, all the travellers can apply for Vietnam e-visa for 30 to 90 days of stay.

Vietnam e-visa is applicable for the entry and exit through following entry ports:

1. Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
2. Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)
3. Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang)
4. Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)
5. Can Tho International Airport (Can Tho)
6. Phu Bai International Airport (Thua Thien Hue)
7. Phu Quoc International Airport (Phu Quoc)
8. Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
9. Van Don International Airport (Quang Ninh)

1. Nam Can Landport (Nghe An to Laos)
2. Song Tien Landport (An Giang to Cambodia)
3. Tinh Bien Landport (An Giang to Cambodia)
4. Xa Mat Landport (Tay Ninh to Cambodia)
5. Mong Cai Landport (Quang Ninh to China)
6. Moc Bai Landport (Tay Ninh to Cambodia)
7. Lao Bao Landport (Quang Tri to Laos)
8. Ha Tien Landport (Kien Giang to Cambodia)
9. Huu Nghi Landport (Lang Son to China)
10. Cau Treo Landport (Ha Tinh to Laos)
11. Cha Lo Landport (Quang Binh to Laos)
12. Bo Y Landport (Kon Tum to Laos)
13. Lao Cai Landport (Lao Cai to China)
14. Tay Trang Landport (Dien Bien to Laos)
15. Na Meo Landport (Thanh Hoa to Laos)
16. La Lay Landport (Quang Tri to Laos)

1. Ho Chi Minh City Seaport (Ho Chi Minh City)
2. Quy Nhon Seaport (Binh Dinh)
3. Nha Trang Seaport (Khanh Hoa)
4. Hai Phong Seaport (Hai Phong)
5. Hon Gai Seaport (Quang Ninh)
6. Da Nang Seaport (Da Nang)
7. Vung Tau Seaport (Ba Ria Vung Tau)
8. Duong Dong Seaport (Phu Quoc)
9. Chan May Seaport (Thua Thien Hue)
10. Dung Quat Seaport (Quang Ngai)
11. Nghi Son Seaport (Thanh Hoa)
12. Vung Ang Seaport (Ha Tinh)

What is the requirement for Vietnam evisa?

Before making application for an evisa, you need to ensure if you are eligible for Vietnam evisa or not. The e-visa Vietnam is eligible for the foreigners who are currently residing outside of Vietnam with a valid passport of 6 months validity at least. Once you are sure you are eligible for Vietnam evisa, you should prepare an image of passport data page and recently taken portrait. The photos should be stored in JPG or PNG format at less than 2MB each file. You also need a credit card or debit card which is enabled to conduct payment for visa fee online. You should also need an active email address to receive the visa application code as well as the link for evisa tracking.

How to apply for evisa for Vietnam?

The foreigners are always suggested to apply for a Vietnam visa as soon as possible. A period of 15 days to 1 month before the departure is a good duration for evisa application. You can start applying for an evisa at the Vietnam Immigration Department's website and get the result within 3 - 5 working days. In case of the application to be further verified by the Vietnam Immigration Department, you will receive the evisa within 15 days. You can also apply an evisa with us and receive the result within 2 working days, 1 working day or even 4 working hours as per your visa booking request.

1. Apply for evisa through the Vietnam Immigration Department's website:

If you have time, you should go ahead with visa application through the government's website. The process may take up 3 working days to maximum 15 days processing time.

  • Step 1: Go online at the government's website;
  • Step 2: Upload the passport photo, recent taken portrait and fill out the evisa application form. A registration code and a request for payment will send to your email;
  • Step 3: Review the visa application and conduct a payment using your credit card or debit card;
  • Step 4: After 3 - 5 working days, you login the evisa search link using the registration code, email address and date of birth to track your visa result. If the visa is granted, please select download button to receive an evisa in PDF file.
  • Step 5: Print out the evisa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane. Upon arrival airport, you will show up your passport and printed evisa to get entry stamp onto passport.

2. What should you do if the e-visa won't arrive on time?

Normally, an e-visa will be ready within 3 - 5 working days. However, if you submitted a visa application with wrong information or inappropriate photos, your visa application needs to be amended and the processing time will start from beginning. In this case, you may have to change your flight or cancel your trip. We now offer a solution of emergency Vietnam visa on arrival for those getting stuck in this situation.

If you already applied for an e-visa via the government website and it is "in processing" after several revisions, we can speed up your visa application process and complete it within 4 - 8 working hours. The visa speed up process is total legitimate as you will access in the goverment website to download the directly. We only push up the process to make it done in time for your flight.

If you are alread granted with an e-visa and it contains a typo or mistake (e.g missing your middle name, wrong passport number or date of birth, passport's date of expiry or entry date... We can help you to correct it in time for your flight checkin.

3. Who should apply for a Vietnam e-visa with us?
- You need to travel Vietnam urgently and you don't have an evisa with you;
- Your visa application through Vietnam Immigration Department's website keep giving a status of "in processing" for long time and you need to clear this pending status;
- You received an evisa from the government's website but it contains the errors or spelling mistakes and you don't have enough time to apply for new visa from begining;
- You selected an entry port but you need to change it at the last minutes;
- You selected an date of arrival but you need to travel Vietnam before that date;
- You have under 14 years old accompanying children who have their own passports but you made a same visa application with the parent's visa. Actually the children with their own passports need a completed separated visa, not a shared visa on the same sheet with parent's visa;
- You don't want to take a risk of visa being denied due to common mistakes.

Then you should apply for a visa with us by following steps:

  • Step 1: Go online at our Vietnam visa application and complete the form with 1 working day, 4 working hours or 2 working hours service selected;
  • Step 2: You send us your passport photo and recent taken portrait to the email or via whatsapp/zalo +84-912-685-141;
  • Step 3: You receive a visa approval letter within 2 working days, 1 working day or 4 working hours as per your visa booking request;
  • Step 4: Print out the visa approval letter, bring along with your passport, a passport-sized photo and 25 USD stamping fee to get on the plane. Upon arrival airport, you will show up your passport, a printed visa approval letter, a photo and pay the stamping fee to get entry stamp onto passport.

Why apply evisa with us?

- As a professional visa agency, we know how to work with the evisa system so that we do not make a mistake. As the visa system runs non-refundable policy, you can not get your payment reimbursed if you make a mistake. If you apply a visa with us we will take the responsibily for all the visa mistakes that we are processing;
- We provide full support for evisa service that will be useful for you to handle any problem with your visa and immigration;
- We can arrange a visa in very short time that could save your flights from being cancelled due to visa delay;
- We also provide the visa fast track service in case you are not familiar with Vietnam evisa or you have only a little time to go through the immigration checkpoint and collect your luggage for transit
- We can help you to clear a pending status "in processing" for the visa application you submitted via the Vietnam Immigration Department's website but it takes you long time (7 - 10 days) without giving out an evisa result.

How does an evisa look like?

An evisa is actually a electronic version of the Vietnam visa which contains the applicant's information, visa code and QR code. Please the sample of an evisa below:

Vietnam evisa sample

Please note that any information on the evisa can not be changed after it is issued.

Is it possible to extend an e-visa?

At present, a Vietnam e-visa is valid for 90 days with single entry. It is not possible to extend an e-visa to stay more in Vietnam. In case, the foreigners need to stay more in Vietnam, they have to do a visa run by visiting the third countries (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia...) and come back to Vietnam with new e-visa. The foreigners can do a visa run and return to Vietnam on the same day without any problem.

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