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8 useful things for getting Vietnam visa

To advoid the complication of entry procedure and help travelers feel more comfortable for getting Vietnam visa, we have compiled a list of Vietnam visa tips for your consideration. Following these small tips will not only save you time but also save you from a potential headache. 

1. It’s never too soon to get a visa.
Experienced fellow travelers to Vietnam have passed down this often overlooked tip to newcomers. It is recommended that one should commence the process one to two weeks prior to their departure. Getting a visa to Vietnam is basically an administrative procedure and you will never know how lengthy and unexpected it can be. The quickest way to obtain a Vietnam visa is to apply online.
2. Keep yourself up-to-dated with Vietnam visa regulations.
Prior to your trip, check the Vietnam government website for any change in Vietnam visa regulations. Changes in fees and documents should be taken into account as they can cause your trouble and slow down the timeline of your plan. 
3. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least the next 6 months, with enough space for visa sticker.
If your original passport isn’t valid for 6 months before your arrival date, you DO NEED to ask for a new one before traveling. If not, we are afraid that you will have some trouble for entering Vietnam.
Your Vietnam visa will be stamped in your passport as a sticker in a blank page. In case your passport all full of blank page, a new passport should be prepare to stamp your Vietnam visa
4. Get to know Vietnam visa on arrival.
So you may have heard about this type of visa to Vietnam several times before and everyone is claiming how easy it is. As the name suggests, it’s simply a visa that you pick up upon arrival. But WITH strings attached! You cannot suddenly show up at the airport and demand for your visa on arrival. 
Vietnam Visa on arrival only works if you have a Vietnam visa approval letter in hand  before traveling/getting on board. It means you should choose a reliable website to apply online for getting it as you can not get it by yourseft. This is how it works: 
- Fill in Vietnam visa online application (via a visa agent) 
- Pay service fee 
- Receive Vietnam visa approval letter from the agent 
- Print it out to pick up Vietnam visa at arrival airport. 
Visa on arrival Vietnam is used for AIR travelers only. It can be picked up at 4 Vietnam international airports (Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Da Nang and Nha Trang). It is not applicable to those entering Vietnam by other means of transport. \
For further information regarding Vietnam visa on arrival, please read this article.
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5. Fill in your information correctly.
Make sure that the information you fill in all required Vietnam visa application forms are correct and the same as in your passport. Spelling or typo mistakes can cause unwanted trouble at the Immigration Office. Anyway, this is exactly why you should let a travel agent do Vietnam visa for you. Should anything go wrong, their people will be right at the airport to help.  

6. Beware of the arrival date.
The time you are allowed to stay in Vietnam is clearly stated on the visa sticker. If you use Vietnam visa on arrival, it will be stated on the visa approval letter. You can enter Vietnam within the cited period but not earlier. 

7. Extend your visa.
You probably will need an agent to extend your Vietnam visa because it involves a passport send-off and a lot of rules.  Vietnam Visa extension usually takes 3 to 10 days so you should arrange for it at least a week before your ongoing visa expires. You have maximum 3 extensions, after that, you must get a new visa. 
8. Find a trustworthy visa agent
Amongst hundreds of websites offering visa service (many of which might be scams), to find a reliable agent with affordable price is not easy. To avoid a rip-off, compare prices between different agents because they can vary greatly. Other than that, there is no better way than call/ email/ chat with them directly to check their service.
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