Visa on Arrival
The “Visa Approval Letter” is a letter issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Department that allows you to enter and exit Vietnam for a given time period. With the approval letter, you can pick up your visa upon arrival at one of 3 international airports in Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang). At the airport, the corresponding authority will verify the details on the approval letter based on your passport and travel documents. As long as you make sure you input the correct details when applying, you will be granted entry upon arrival in Vietnam with the approval letter.
- Visa type: Tourist
- Validity: One (01) month (from the date of issue)
- Number of entries: Single entry
The approval letter is processed and emailed you within two (02) to three (03) working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays).
In Urgent Cases, you are able to have the approval letter within the time frame below:
- 3 day processing: + 10$ USD/applicant (the fee would be higher with some special nationalities).
Note: The above processing time does not apply for Friday afternoon (after 12.00 PM) or Saturday and Sunday. Please consider the time difference between Vietnam and your country. For current Vietnamese time, please click here.
The stamping fee is the fee you are required to pay at the Vietnamese airport in order to get the official visa stamped in your passport. It is currently 25 USD for a single entry visa (1-3 months) and 50 USD for a multiple entry visa (1-3 months). The stamp fee must be in cash, no credit cards are accepted. Recommended currencies: Vietnamese Dong (VND) and USD (US Dollars).
NOTE: Since 2016, all US citizens come to Vietnam must obtain a 1-YEAR MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA TO VIETNAM regardless of length of their stay in Vietnam. Other types including 1-, 3- or 6-month visa to Vietnam becomes unavailable for US citizens now.
And the stamping fee to obtain 1-year multiple entry visa on arrival for US citizens is US $135/applicant.
After receiving your request for a Vietnamese visa, we will arrange a pre-approval letter with a Customer Code so you can pick up your Vietnamese visa on arrival at an international airport in Vietnam.
Within 48 working hours of receiving final confirmation of your payment, we will send you the pre-approval letter by email. You can then pick up your Vietnamese visa at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City or Danang International Airport in Danang City.
When you arrive at the airport, present your passport, the pre-approved letter, cash paid for stamping fee and two (02) passport photos (4cm x 6cm) to obtain the visa stamp. The price may change.