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Vietnam visa type

What is Visa on arrival, Embassy visa? What is the difference between them? Which one is better? How do you know which one you need? These are only a few of the questions that can come to your mind when traveling to Vietnam. Perhaps you are trying to figure out if you need an Embassy visa or if a visa on arrival would be better instead. We’re going to clarify the biggest difference among them and share the pros and cons of each one.

At the moment, there are 2 types of visas for foreign visitors who wish to travel to Vietnam:

  1.  Visa on arrival
  2.  Embassy visa

The following table will help you find out which is the best visa for you?


   Visa on arrival  Embassy visa
ENTRY TYPE Single & multiple Single & multiple
ENTRY GATE At any international airports
  • Airports, seaports & land-crossing ports
LENGTH OF STAY 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months
  • 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months
HOW TO APPLY? -Fill in the application at Govietnamvisa
 - Get the visa approval letter by email
 - Use the letter to get a visa stamp at Visa On Arrival area.
- Pepare application form with signature, photo attached, original passport
 - Drive to the Embassy to submit your documents
 - Turn back after around 5-7 working days to take your passport with a visa stamp.
WHO’S ELIGIBLE? All citizen of all countries All citizen of all countries
 INVOLVING FEES? Enquires to pay fees for the visa approval letter and stamp fee when collecting visas on arrival. Pay fee for the approval code (in the paper) when you apply online and visa stamp at Embassy.
Processing time Normally 02 working days for tourist visa approval letter or even faster (2-4 working hours) upon request
  •  Normally 03 working days to know whether the visa application is approved or not

Above is a brief comparison between evisa and visa on arrival for Vietnam, helping you easily find the best way for you.

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Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa or Vietnam vacations, feel free to contact us at +84.903.278.853 (available 24/7). Or email us at visa@govietnamvisa.com, our Customer-Care Consultants will respond within 2 hours during working time and 24 hours outside working time (GMT+7)