Except for a number of ASEAN countries a
visa is required to visit Vietnam. If your
itinerary requires two entries into Vietnam
then a double entry visa must be obtained.
If your trip is postponed or delayed it may
be necessary to obtain another visa if your
original visa is not valid for your new
dates of travel.
A Vietnam Tourist Visa is valid for the
period of 30-days and for a single entry
(unless endorsed for a double entry at
additional cost). The cost charged by the
Vietnamese embassy is $65 for a single entry
visa and $130 for a double entry visa. Your
passport must be sent to the embassy along
with payment with prepaid shipping
arrangements with Priority Mail with
Delivery Confirmation, FedEx, etc., two
completed visa applications and two passport
photos. Allow five-business days for
A Visa-on-Arrival is available if you are
pre-approved for the visa. In lieu of a
stamped visa in your passport prior to
departure a fax from the Department of
Immigration is issued and used as your
travel document for boarding your
international flight to Vietnam. This system
has been working for a number of years now
and is extremely reliable. Visa-on-Arrival
processing charges are normally $25 and a
$25 fee is payable directly to Vietnamese
Immigration upon arrival.
Double Entry Visa
A Double Entry Visa is a Tourist Visa
endorsed for a double entry. If your
itinerary requires a double entry be sure
and obtain the Double Entry Visa.
Re-entry Visas, prior to departing Vietnam,
are possible to obtain in Hanoi and Ho Chi
Minh City through authorized agencies for a
fee of approximately $25, however it
requires one-to-two days and the deposit of
your passport. This is not advisable unless
your itinerary allows ample time and you
remain in the city where the application was
filed until the visa is issued. It is
strongly advised to obtain a Double Entry
Visa prior entering Vietnam.
Business Visas are valid for a period of
30-days to six-months and can be issued for
multiple entries. A sponsoring company in
Vietnam is required to sponsor your visa.
Passport Validity Dates
Your passport must have a validity date of
at least six-months remaining after your
visit to Vietnam is completed.
Travel Document Companies
Unless you live nearby a Vietnamese embassy
or consulate or are experienced in dealing
with embassies by mail or telephone, it is
advised that you use a travel document
company to obtain your visa.
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