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Vietnam visa on arrival is the type of Vietnam visa that travelers pick up at arrival airport. All of the paperwork is conducted online through a travel or visa agent. After landing at one of the four Vietnam international airports (Hanoi’s NoiBai, Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat, Da Nang and NhaTrang), travelers are supposed to bring all of the required documents (passport, 2 recent passport-type photos, Vietnam visa approval letter, entry-exit form) and stamping fee to the Visa on arrivalVietnam counter in the Immigration Office to get Vietnam visa stamped.

In the previous article, we have provided you a step-by-step guide at NoiBai Airport (Hanoi). Continuing with our series on “How to save time doing Vietnam visa on arrival at Vietnam airports”, today let’s take a look at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City).
Hereunder is the map of Tan Son Nhat airport, in which the red lines indicate the directions you should follow to do arrival procedures. Tan Son Nhat International Terminal has three levels.The first two levels for arrival and the third level for departure.
ARRIVAL LEVEL (Floor 1 and Floor 2)

On entering the arrival terminal after landing, you are on Floor 2 of Tan SonNhat airport. Immigration procedures, including picking up visa on arrival, will be carried out in this level.

(1)   Find the Vietnam visa on arrival counter: Stepping into the immigration hall, look to your left. The counter should be at the far end of the hall.
(2)   At Vietnam visa on arrival counter, submit passport, print-out of Vietnam visa approval letter, completed entry-exit form and 2 passport-type photos. Then wait for the officer to process your documents, this may take a while.
(3)   When you hear your name being called out and the officer is holding your passport photo up, it means your Vietnam visa is ready. Pay the Vietnam visa stamping fee to the officer. Only cash (USD or VND) is accepted, so make sure your change your money beforehand.
(4)   The officer will then return your passport (with Vietnam visa stamped on it) and give you a receipt.
(5)   Check all information on your Vietnam visa again. If there is any error, report the officer right away.
(6)   With the newly-stamped Vietnam visa, go to Immigration control
(7)   Then, proceed to Floor 1 where Baggage reclaim and Customs are located.
It usually takes you 15 to 30 minutes for this whole process. However, if you find yourself behind a large group of people on a tour, it might take longer than that. But still, Vietnam visa on arrival is much cheaper and more convenient than Vietnam Embassy, Consulate visa, so a few minutes of waiting would be alright. Ifimpatience is not your virtue however, you can use our Airport SpeedUpservice in which our employee would do all the immigration work for you.

To apply for Vietnam visa on arrival with us, please kindly follow these steps:

Step 1: Fill in the Vietnam visa online application form

Step 2: Make online payment

Step 3: Receive Vietnam visa approval letter via email, print it out and get Vietnam visa stamped at arrival airport.

For reference about our Airport SpeedUp service, please click here.
Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa or Vietnam vacations, feel free to contact us at hotlines +84.903.278.853 Or email us at visa@govietnamvisa.com, our Customer-Care Consultants will respond within 2 hours during working time (Vietnam time GMT+7).