Contact us USA/CA: 800-2682918
Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is a popular way for arrivals by air. Travelers can apply for it online through Vietnam visa websites or through travel agents.
Upon arrival at an international airport, the visa may be picked up with the approval letter, required documents and stamping fee at Immigration Counter .
VOA paper work itself is not a full visa but an approval letter before departing for Vietnam is required. The procedure itself is easy to follow.
You may also get an entry and exit form (Form N1) from the visa website, which we recommend you save time by completing in advance and print one copy out.
Note that during Vietnam public holidays like Tet (the Vietnamese New Year), all visa applications will be delayed! Avoid holidays while applying for the visa.
Vietnam visa approval letter is issued by the Immigration Department and is valid at the international airport only. You need to apply online through either the visa website or your travel agent. When applying for the VOA, you will be asked the following:
We can supply a visa approval letter to our clients for free, once a tour is confirmed with us.
For independent travelersto apply for a visa, the following websites are recommended:
When arriving at the International airport of Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City, you only need to go the VOA office to get your full visa with an approval letter and other required documents.
See more on Three Ways of Obtaining a Visa for Vietnam
Some visa agents handle urgent VOA in one working day, four working hours or even one working hour. One-hour urgent VOA service is only available for one-month single visa, but one-day and four-hour VOA services are applicable to other types of visas.
If you apply for it before 10:00 Vietnamese time, you will get the approval letter on the same day for one-day service and get it even by 12:00 pm for four-hour service.
It is possible to apply for a Vietnam visa when you are traveling in other Southeast Asian countries, e.g. Cambodia and Laos. Visa application can be done through online visa agents or local visa agents. The cost includes service fees charged by visa agents and visa fees charged by the VOA office at the airport.
If you need to get the visa on the same day, you can only get a visa for 15 days (single/multiple). One month single/multiple entry visas require two working days, i.e. you get the visa on the next working day.
Asia Highlights welcomes the chance to help you design your perfect trip to Vietnam. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting destinations, accommodations and activities that best suit your requirements.
Check out the following links to learn more about our tours and get a head start on planning your hassle-free vacation today!