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Visa on arrival Vietnam – definition & instructions

This website has been set up for the purpose of providing useful information about 
Vietnam Visa on arrival for passport holders who would like to get Vietnam visa on arrival to enter Vietnam.  You may find here and there several websites providing information about Vietnam visa on arrival, but perhaps each of them contains one or some, not all you need about this kind of visa. Thus, this website gives you every little thing you need to know so as to get Vietnam visa on arrival and enter Vietnam without any trouble.

What is Vietnam Visa on arrival?

That it is called “Vietnam Visa on arrival ” already tells the way passport holders get this kind of visa. It means “The Vietnam visa that Vietnam visa applicants will pick up at the arrival airport in Vietnam upon arriving in this country”. The required condition for this is that the applicants must have Vietnam visa pre-approved letter before traveling to Vietnam by air.

Do I have to worry about Vietnam visa on arrivals legitimacy?

No, you do not at all, because Vietnam visa on arrival is 100% legitimate as it is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. The term “on arrival” only means the way applicants pick up their visa stamp (that is, on arrival).

How it differs from normal Vietnam visa (stamped at Embassy)?

Vietnam Visa on arrival is, as said above, as legitimate as the normal visa for Vietnam which is picked up at Vietnam Embassy. What makes it different is the place to pick up visa: Vietnam visa on arrival is picked up at arrival airport upon arriving in Vietnam, but Vietnam Embassy visa (normal visa) is picked up at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate at applicants’ locality.

Why should choose Vietnam Visa on arrival ?

It is advised for Vietnam visa applicants to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival because it is much easier, quicker, simpler and cheaper to apply and get than normal visa at Embassy. With this, Vietnam visa applicants could avoid long-way travel to Embassy if living far from it.

How I apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival ?

The process is very simple. You just need to fill out the online Vietnam visa form here to get the Vietnam visa approval letter via email. Then you bring it to the Vietnam arrival airport to get your Vietnam visa stamped.

What I should and should not do when I apply for Vietnam visa on arrival ?

You should:

-          be reminded that Vietnam visa on arrival is only for those who travel by air to Vietnam

-          pay online visa approval fee when making application

-          pay stamping fee directly at arrival airport in Vietnam

-          bring 2 passport sized photos

-          make sure your passport must be at least 6 months validity

You should not:

-          reckon that every passport holder could enter Vietnam

-          reckon that you could enter Vietnam every time with your Vietnam visa, because it has its own validity and you could only enter and exit within this validity time

-          forget to check your online payment to make sure it is successful

-          forget to double check information in your vietnam visa approval letter to make sure everything is correct

Can I apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival right at this website?

Yes, you can. Just go online at and follow instructions.

How to contact for free instructions and for Vietnam visa application?

Visit our Office in Vietnam at:

Vietnam Deltatour JSC
Add: Room 648, Van Nam Building - 26 Lang Street - Hanoi - Vietnam

Or Call us at our hotline: +84.903.278.853

Or Email us at:


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