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Vietnam visa

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Vietnam is an amazing country with picturesque nature, rich history and culture. Most foreign nationals need to apply to a Vietnamese consulate to obtain the appropriate visas and permits to enter, live and work in Vietnam. If a citizen wants to spend more time than allowed by a standard tourist visa or e-visa, they need to apply for a visa extension upon arrival in Vietnam. However, citizens of a small number of countries are exempt from visa requirements and can enter the country without a visa for short stays by simply presenting their passport at border control. Also, air passengers transiting Vietnam do not require a visa, provided they stay in the transit area of the airport and do not stay for more than 24 hours.

Thus, to avoid problems at border crossing, all tourists going on a fascinating trip to this picturesque Vietnamese country are strongly advised to prepare all the required documents well in advance and thoroughly.

What types of visas are available in Vietnam?

Working visa (LD1 - LD2)

12 months

Lawyer's Visa (LS)

5 years

Diplomatic visa (NN1-NN4)

12 months

Meetings/conferences (HN)

3 months

Student/trainee visa

12 months

Visa for journalists (PV1-PV2)

12 months

Visits to relatives (VR)

6 months

Electronic visa

30 days

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The following documents are required to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

A passport valid at the time of entry into Vietnam

Completed application form in Vietnamese or English

Photos (usually 2 pieces)

Visa invitation (depending on the type of visa)

Payment of consular fee

Depending on the type of visa selected, the package of documents may change.

Which country nationals can visit Vietnam without a visa?

Some countries may enter Vietnam without a visa and stay for a specified number of days. Citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Belarus may enter Vietnam for a stay of 15 days, regardless of their passport type and purpose of entry, provided that all conditions stipulated by Vietnamese law are met. If you wish to stay in Vietnam for longer than this period, you can apply for a visa extension upon arrival in Vietnam. In addition, the entry visa waiver policy for nationals of the above-mentioned countries will be implemented for a period of 3 years from March 15, 2022 to the end of March 14, 2025 and an extension will be considered in accordance with Vietnamese law.

How much does a visa to Vietnam cost?

Before applying for a visa to Vietnam, you can contact us for information on visa application deadlines and required documents. As an accredited visa agency, we will be happy to assist you with your visa application. We will be able to provide up-to-date information on visa costs and application procedure according to your country. If you entrust us with your visa application, we will take care of all the further steps for you and send you the finished visa!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need a visa to visit Vietnam?

For most tourists, a visa is not required for stays of up to 15 days. If a stay of more than 15 days is planned, a visa is required.

What types of visas are there for visiting Vietnam?

There are several types of visas including tourist visa, business visa, investor visa and work visa.

How do I apply for a Vietnamese visa?

You can apply for a visa on your own through online services. To apply for a visa, you need to provide a passport, a completed application form, photos and pay the consular fee.

How much does a Vietnamese visa cost?

The cost of a Vietnamese visa depends on its type and validity period. For example, a single entry visa for 1 month can cost from 135 to 175 USD.

Can a Vietnamese visa be obtained in another country?

Yes, Vietnamese visa can be obtained from Vietnamese consulates in other countries. However, it is necessary to clarify the requirements and procedure for obtaining a visa in a particular country.

Is it possible to get a Vietnamese visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport in Vietnam. However, this does not apply to all visa types and you should check in advance if you can obtain a visa on arrival.

What documents are required to visit Vietnam?

To visit Vietnam, you need a passport, migration card, airline tickets, insurance policy and visa invitation (depending on the type of visa).

How long is a Vietnamese visa valid for?

The validity of a Vietnamese visa depends on its type and can be from 1 month to 1 year.

Is it possible to extend a Vietnamese visa?

Yes, a Vietnamese visa can be extended at local immigration offices. However, not all visa types can be extended.

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