Travelers who have never use “Visa on arrival” method may concern about legal issue. So we explain here and show you how to get Vietnam visa officially.
How to get Vietnam visa officially – Legal basis
Not only the way of submitting passport directly at Vietnam Embassy is official, getting visa on arrival is also valid since 2012.
Legal basis for getting Vietnam visa on arrival (apply online): No. 47/2014/QH13 dated June 16, 2014. In details, it states that “Organizations lawfully established in Vietnam may invite and sponsor foreigners to Vietnam within their competence and operation”. By this, travelers and businessmen are able to apply online through visa websites to get the approval letter from the Vietnam Immigration department without sending any documents.
Also, there is one more important notification: passengers who enter Vietnam by the approval letter must bring the original passport. It means travel document is not acceptable in this case.
How to get Vietnam visa officially: you can go to Embassy in person to apply or apply online with us by following 3 steps.
First, fill information of full name, passport number and gender. Also, filling arrival date and arrival airport’s name into the online application.
Second, settle payment online and receive the result via email after 1 working day.
Final, print out the letter and prepare passport together with 2 passport photos to get Vietnam visa stamp at Vietnam airports.
Vietnam visa news 2019
This must be good news to travelers who want to enter Vietnam by crossing landing borders or sea-ports. In particular, Government has requires Vietnam’s National Assembly to extend and run the electronic visa system for more 3 years from 1/Feb/2019.
The visa processing fee is updated here.