Vietnam Visa On Arrival vs Vietnam Embassy Visa

Many visitors may get confused about getting visa from Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam visa on arrival. So, what’s difference between them ?

Vietnam Embassy visa

1. Definition

Vietnam embassy visa is the visa which you can get at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. Generally, it will take you about 3 to 7 working days to get Visa from the Embassy. This visa type is available at all Vietnam Int airports, seaports and border gates.

2. How to apply

Following steps will show you how to get Vietnam Visa at the Embassy/Consulate:

+ First, search the visa requirements from the website of Vietnam Embassy which is near your place.

+ Second, fill and print completely Vietnam Visa application forms.

+ Next, come to the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate and receive paperwork then fill necessary information.

+ Then, inquire Applications progress and wait for status of your request about 3-7 working days.

+ Finally, Vietnam Visa will be stamped in your passport and you come to collect it.

Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA)

1. Definition

Vietnam Visa on Arrival is a way of getting a valid visa to Vietnam, in which the applicants will need to get a visa approval letter online beforehand and pick up full visa at Vietnam international airport upon arrival.

2. How to apply

Getting Visa on Arrival seems as the easiest way to get Vietnam Visa by following processing:

+ First, filling the online Application Form.

+ Second, receiving the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter via email

+ Finally, getting Visa stamped upon arrival

Advantages and Disadvantages

Both Vietnam Visa on Arrival and Vietnam Embassy Visa have its’ strengths and weaknesses. Depending on your purpose, opinion and condition, then you can choose the best way to get Vietnam Visa.




  • No use of original passport
  • Processing online completely
  • Processing time takes 2 working days only
  • All service fees published on the sites
  • Quick responses
  • Excellent support (24/7)
  • Waiting in line for the visa stamped at the airport

Vietnam Embassy visa

  • Having the passport stamped before departing for Vietnam
  • Just settling the payment one time
  • Providing your original passport or a copy of it
  • Doing various procedure with many required documents
  • Processing take 5 working days at least
  • No customer support service