Vietnam has become more liberalized now in issuing its visa to the foreign visitors. In many countries, you can apply direct to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates, and generally, it takes about 4-10 days. Now the visitors can also obtain the visa upon arrival at the airport with special requirement.
On arrival, visitors must complete duplicate arrival and departure forms. A yellow duplicate form for custom must also be completed - KEEP THE YELLOW COPY for departure or you will face pretty hefty "fine"
Visitors must obtain visa approval prior to entry. A tourist visa for Vietnam can be obtained from any Vietnam Embassy or consulate office world wide. Visas are valid for 30 days and can be extended through our head office in Vietnam
Vietnam exempts entry visa for Asean Citizens (Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines, Cambdodia, Myanmar, Indonesia ), Scandanive citizens as well as Japanese, South Korean tourists
1. Apply for a Visa at an Embassy
REQUIREMENT and PROCEDURE
• Passport of at least 6 months valid.
• Visa application form.
• 2 to 3 of 4*6 inch photo
• Visa fee: in a range of 50 - 85US$ if applied directly to Embassy or 25-45 US$ if your visa has been pre-approved. This fee depend on Embassy and Type of visa you have required.
The visa application form may vary from Embassy to Embassy, so you need to take the form from Embassy where you will get the visa. Submit this form filled with your original passport, 2 or 3 photo, visa fee. If you apply directly to Embassy, your information then be sent to Hanoi for approval, so it take about 4 to 10 days (depending on the country you apply).
2. Pre Approved Visa
To save your time and money we can help you to arrange approval visas at reduced cost for visitors who book one of our tours.
The procedure is as follows:
Passport details, arrival and departure dates are faxed to our company not later than 14 days before passengers' departure to Vietnam.
- We submits details to the Immigration Department.
- The Immigration Department notifies our company of visa approval and sends a fax/telex approval to the Embassy or Consulate in the country of visitors' residence.
- We sends a fax copy of the approval to the agent or individual concerned.
- When your visa is ready at Vietnam Embassy, we inform you and you must go to Vietnam Embassy or Consulate to get ready visa and pay visa fees.
3. Visitors can obtain Visa on Arrival. EASY and RECOMMENDED under TSC-Travel's care.
Visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival in Vietnam. We can apply for you to get a visa upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, at Danang airport or Noi Bai international airport, Hanoi. The visa is done by us, an urgent visa on arrival (3 working days before arrival) at 75 US$ and a normal 50 US$ both needs 2 passport sized photos.
Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa.
1. Full name on passport
3. Passport number
4. Date of birth
6. Date of arrival
7. Flight number and time
8. Fax number where we can fax you or your email address forward to you.
If we receive the above information we will process the visa within 3 working days. Upon we get the the pre approved visa, we send it to you right away, kindly print it out and show it when needed.
Upon arrival Vietnam's Airport, expect a simple form to fill in, kindly prepare 2 pictures, 25 USD for stamp fees each persons and 15 minutes waiting.
The tourist visa is only for single entry and one month stay, but extendable after you enter Vietnam. Diplomatic, Official visas, Business and other type of visa should be applied through the official agencies or government or business sponsor.
Very convenient as they allow you to stay from 3 to 6 months, with multiple entry options (A lot of expats like to visit nearby countries such as Thailand or Cambodia for long week ends). If you are here as an investor, then you can ask for extended visas.
Custom limits are 200 cigarettes and one litre of alcoholic beverage ( including spirits) per person. Foreign currency is excess of USD 3,000 (192 pounds) in value must be declared on arrival.
Be careful about carrying what authorities refer to as " culturally offensive items": These might include foreign pornographic videos ( CD, DVD, VCDs), any anti-government literature, pornography (magazines), weapons and explosives.
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