Vietnam Electronic Visa vs Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Getting Vietnam visa is quite easy and convenient nowadays. Besides that, from 1 February 2017, the travelers coming from 40 countries have 1 more option to get Vietnam visa called e-visa (electronic visa). This is a new system to reduce barriers in visa processing, which is beneficial to the tourists staying in Vietnam no more than 30 days.

In this section, we compare all features between Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnam Electronic Visa, so you can choose the appropriate Visa type for your trip.

1. Comparison

In case, you do not want to go to the Vietnam embassy to get the visa stamped, so Vietnam visa on arrival or Vietnam e-Visa is highly recommended. Therefore, you can find the following table which is the brief description of this two kinds as well as the difference between them:

 Electronic Visa Visa On Arrival
Fees From US$44 (No additional fee on arrival) From $18 + stamp fee for government on arrival
Entry Type Single entry Single entry or multiple entries
Purpose Tourist or Business Tourist or Business
Length of Stay 1 month 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months
Processing time Normal: 2 business days
Urgent: rush in 8 hours
Normal: 2 business days
Urgent: 8 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours or 1 hour
Allowed through
Tan Son Nhat International Airport ( Ho Chi Minh)
Da Nang International Aiport ( Danang)
Eligibility All countries

2. How to apply

2.1. Vietnam Visa On Arrival

With 4 simple steps, you can get Vietnam Visa Approval letter easily through the Local Visa Department:

Firstly: Fill the application form online

Second: Receive the Vietnam Visa Approval letter via email

Finally: Print the letter out and use it to get Visa stamp upon arrival

To get apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival, click here

2.2. Vietnam Electronic Visa

With Vietnam Visa Electronic Visa, you do not need to fill the form online. Just send us your passport scan + 1 photo size of passport to our email at [email protected]

After receiving your documents, we will send you the link to settle the payment of Visa fee by credit card.

Finally, you receive the e-Visa via email after 2 working days which you use to get Visa stamp at the border upon arrival.

We do hope those are clear for you and could to help you in making your Vietnam visa application easier and quicker. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call us directly at (+84) 981.349.239.