If you're planning to travel to Vietnam you should now that there's a high chance of you getting a visa before. You can check if your country needs a visa to Vietnam in this link, but as we mentioned before, there are a lot of countries that need it.
There are 2 types of visa for this country: eVisa and eVisa on arrival. However, keep in mind that you need an approval letter to get an e-Visa on arrival, but iVisa makes things easier for you since you're able to get this letter with our services.
The approval letter will allow you to get a pre-approved visa when you arrive at the destination. Even if it is not a visa per se, it can still save you some time that you would otherwise have to spend at the Vietnamese embassy in your country of origin.
As you can see, you have plenty of options to go to Vietnam, but in this article, we'll inform you about the approval letter and the main differences with the e-Visa and e-Visa on arrival.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the Approval letter work?
The principle behind the visa approval letter is quite simple. You apply for the approval letter using the online service put at your disposal by iVisa. Once you receive the approval letter, you can travel to Vietnam. Upon arrival, you will receive the visa once you pay the requested fees. However, keep in mind that visa approval letters are accepted only at airports, and the Government of Vietnam makes all the decisions. iVisa is in no way affiliated with the Department of Immigration.
What is the Vietnam e-Visa?
On the contrary to an approval letter, a Vietnam e-Visa is an electronic visa issued to foreigners by the Vietnamese Immigration Department via an electronic system, giving you permission to travel to and enter Vietnam. The benefit of this e-Visa is that you have more time and other advantages to visit Vietnam. You can easily apply for this visa via online.
What's the difference between a Vietnam e-Visa and a Vietnamese Visa on Arrival?
The main difference is that you have to pay for your e-Visa since it gives you some extra benefits. However, with iVisa, no matter if you choose the VOA or the e-Visa, we can help you to get your permission easily without any hard o confusing system.
What do I need to apply for a Vietnam Visa on arrival?
The required documents are put into two categories. The first category consists of documents you need when you apply for the visa approval letter. For this first part you need:
- A valid passport that will remain valid at least six months from your date of arrival in Vietnam
- A credit/debit card or a Paypal account
- You'll be asked to answer a set of personal questions.
Then, we proceed to the second category of documents that you need to have when entering Vietnam. They are as follows:
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Also consider the following once you arrive:
- The printed Vietnam approval letter (iVisa gives you one)
- Two photos of yourself (4 x 6 cm or 3 x 4 cm)
- The original passport
- You also need to pay the additional visa fee for the Vietnam visa (you can pay that fee at the office of immigration at the airport).
What are the processing times and prices for a Visa on Arrival?
A good thing about the Visa on Arrival, is that it doesn't have a cost, but it can be very difficult to do all the application process all by yourself if you go to a Vietnamese Embassy. In this case, iVisa gives you three options for you to choose and get your VOA as soon as you want:
- Standard processing: You can get your Vietnamese visa on arrival in 5 Business Days for just USD 50.00.
- Rush processing: This option is a little bit faster. You can get your eVisa on Arrival in 4 Business Days and it costs you USD 70.00.
- Super Rush Processing: This is the last option and also the most expensive, 'cause it costs USD 115.00, but you can get your visa in only 3 Business Days.
How can I apply for this Vietnamese e-Visa?
Your application for a Vietnamese eVisa on arrival is really simple. It has only two steps:
- The first step, where you have to fill in your general information and choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
- The second step will ask you to review the first step and proceed to the the payment.
You can start the process here. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your documents to arrive via email, including the Approval letter. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
How long does it take to apply for a Vietnamese e-Visa on Arrival?
The process is quite simple and it should take you less than 10 minutess.
How many times can I enter Vietname with my e-Visa on Arrival?
This electronic visa has Single Entry, so both your e-Visa on arrival and the Approval letter can only be used once.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Approval letter and e-Visa on Arrival?
Yes, both things are possible with iVisa and they're also 100% sure. You don't have to worry about any leaked information since we guarantee your privacy.
We offer maximum safety for your personal data, and we also invest a lot in security for our database. Your personal information is completely safe. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here, proving that we've made sure to offer you just the best.
How does this e-Visa look like?
I still have some questions, where do I find more information?
You can click here to apply for your e-Visa for Vietnam. iVisa makes it easy to apply for and receive your visa and comes with a 9.5 ‘Excellent’ rating from thousands of reviewers on Trustpilot. Contact us today to apply for your Visa and start looking forward to your wonderful trip to such an exotic country like Vietnam.
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