Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Entry / Exit Requirements for U.S. citizens

In order to enter Vietnam, you will need a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining and a Vietnamese visa, a visa exemption document, or a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival. You may obtain a visa or a visa exemption document from a Vietnamese embassy or consulate prior to traveling to Vietnam. To obtain a written approval letter to enter, you must contact a travel agency prior to departure. U.S. citizens have reported unscrupulous travel agencies taking advantage of travelers and charging extremely high fees upon landing.

The Government of Vietnam treats the use of falsified travel documents very seriously. Travelers attempting to enter Vietnam for any purpose with an altered or otherwise fraudulent travel document are likely to face criminal prosecution and possible imprisonment.

If you arrive without an appropriate Vietnamese visa, exemption document, or written approval for a visa upon arrival, you will not be permitted to enter and will be subject to immediate deportation. Vietnamese visas are usually valid for only one entry, unless the traveler specifically requests a multiple-entry visa, for which there may be an increased fee. If you are planning to leave Vietnam and re-enter from another country, be sure that your visa is multiple entry. If it is only single entry, you will have to obtain another visa prior to returning to Vietnam.

Please be aware that Vietnam has two fees: 1) the visa fee and 2) the visa processing fee. The visa fees are posted on the Vietnamese Embassy's website, but U.S. Embassy and Consulate officials have received reports of processing fees varying from one applicant to another and from one issuing entity to another. We have brought this concern to the attention of Vietnamese officials, but the problem persists.

If you plan to travel to Laos by land, you must obtain the type of Vietnamese visa that adheres to the passport. Laos immigration requires proof that travelers have departed Vietnam, something that can only be shown with an adhesive visa. Vietnamese officials remove detachable visas from the passports of travelers when they depart Vietnam, leaving travelers with no proof of their recent Vietnam departure. This situation can result in Laos officials requiring the traveler to return to Vietnam.

Even if you have a valid visa, you may be refused entry to Vietnam. We caution you that Vietnamese immigration regulations require foreigners entering Vietnam to undertake only the activity for which their visas were issued. If you change the purpose of your visit, you must get permission to do so in advance from the appropriate Vietnamese authority. If your U.S. passport is lost or stolen in Vietnam, you must obtain both a replacement passport and a replacement Vietnamese visa. If you have an emergency, the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General can issue you a limited validity replacement passport in as little as one day; however, the Vietnamese government requires three to five working days, in addition to the day of application, to issue a replacement visa. Neither the U.S. Embassy nor the Consulate General can expedite replacement Vietnamese visas.

Visit the Vietnamese Embassy's website for the most current visa information.
Vietnam Embassy
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202)861-0737
Fax (202)861-0917

Vietnamese Consulate General,
1700 California Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone (415) 922-1707
Fax (415)922-1848

Vietnamese Consulate General
5251 Westheimer Road, Suite 370
Houston, TX 77056
Phone (713) 850-1233
Fax: (713) 840-0159

New Vietnam visa stamping fee 2016

- 1 month single & 3 months single entry visas: USD 25
- 1 month multiple (from 30 days) & 3 months multiple entry visas: USD 50

Requirement visa on arrival

a. Applicants must enter Vietnam by air to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city or Saigon and Da Nang city.
b. Two passport photos size 4 x 6 cm.
c. Printing approval letter to get boarding.
d. Paying stamping fee in cash USD at the airport when picking up visa.

Do Austrian citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Vietnam Visa Requirement for Austrian
- Complete Name: Republic of Austria
- Native Name: Österreich
- ISO-Code: AUT
- Capital: Wien
We wish to notify that you have to apply for a Vietnam visa to enter Vietnam if you are an Austria passport holder.

1. Apply online to get your visa

At your arrival airport in Vietnam:
This is regarded as the fastest and easiest way for an air traveler to be granted a Vietnam visa. Using visa on arrival service from our website, you can receive the approval letter (issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department) to get Vietnam visa within 1 working day for normal service or just 2-3 working or non-working hours for rush service.

To apply, please follow the 4 simple steps below:

- Click here to fill in required information.
- Make payment (for service fee) via PayPal, credit card, Western Union or Bank transfer.
- Receive your approval letter from our email within 1 working day (normal service) or within required time (often from 2 to 9 hours depending on how rush your visa is).
- When you arrive at a Vietnam international airport, please present the approval letter, your passport, 2 passport photos (4x6 cm or 2x2 inches) and pay stamping fee to get your Vietnam visa.

At a Vietnam embassy or Vietnam consulate:
If you would like to get your visa at a Vietnam embassy or Vietnam consulate in a faster way, you can use our "Embassy visa" service and you can apply online to get the approval letter from us, bring it to the Vietnam embassy/consulate, submit required documents, pay stamping fee and get your Vietnam visa. Please note that this approval letter is not available for those who travel by sea to Vietnam.

2. Contact a Vietnam embassy/consulate:

Please come in person to a nearest Vietnam embassy during business hours to apply for your visa. The visa procedure and visa fee may vary from embassy to embassy and it normally takes you at least 3 working days to get your Vietnam visa.
To have contact information of the Vietnam Embassy in Argentina , please check in the box Vietnam Embassy Location at the footer of this page.
- Service fee: This is the fee you pay us for arranging your approval letter.
- Stamping fee: This is the fee you pay in cash at your arrival airport to be granted a Vietnam visa.
- Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to get Vietnam visa in Algeria?

Vietnam visa requirement for Algerian

Vietnam visa requirement for Algerian passport holders
We wish to notify that Algeria passport holders are required to obtain Vietnam visas before entering Vietnam.

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa as an Algeria citizen:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate:

You can contact the Vietnam embassy in your country by coming in person there and you will be given detailed information on how to apply for a Vietnam visa.

To help you contact easier and faster, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in Algeria as below:

Vietnam embassy in El Djazaïr, Algeria
Address : 30, rue Chénoua, – Hydra – Alger (El Djazaïr) – Algérie
Telephone: 00213 (0) 21 60 88 43, Fax: 00213 (0) 21 69 37 78
Working hours: Sunday to Thursday (Friday and Sunday are off days according to local customs).
Morning: 8:00- 11:30
Afternoon: 14:00- 16:30

2. Apply online(1) to obtain an approval letter (2) to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (on the condition that you travel by air to Vietnam) or to collect your Vietnam visa at any Vietnam embassy/consulate nominated by you.

a) Regarding apply online to obtain a visa approval letter to pick up visa at a Vietnam international airport, there are 2 options based on the purpose of your visit:
- Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
- Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.

To know how to apply for your visa online, please look at the instructions as below:
- Visit our website to fill in the online application form.
- Make payment for us (service fee) as per instructions.
- Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.

If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email

b) Regarding apply online to get approval letter for picking up your visa at a Vietnam embassy nominated by you, there are 2 options for your Vietnam visa based on the purpose of your visit:

- Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
- Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.

It means that if you apply for an approval letter online in our website, you can save the time you have to spend to wait for the procedure of getting a visa approval letter in the Vietnam embassy. We will get the approval letter for you and send it to your email, all you need to do is print it out and come to the Vietnam Embassy just ONE TIME to get your Vietnam visa and pay for the visa fee.

Monday, October 28, 2013

How Austrian citizens apply for Vietnam visa?

How Austrian citizens apply for Vietnam visa?

Austrian citizens visiting Vietnam for vacation, tourism, business and working purposes are eligible to apply for a 1-3 months, single or multiple entry visa to Vietnam. All applications can be done online through our secure application form. Please click here to see how much a visa costs.

Austrian nationals may have 2 options to get Vietnam visa for Austrian: Visit Vietnam embassy in Austria (Vienna) or apply for a visa on arrival from Austria online. Austrian citizens may apply for both tourist visa and business visa visa to Vietnam for the stay of 1 to 3 months from Austria.

Why should I apply online instead of going to the embassy?

Each visa application option offers you some advantage. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially beneficial for those who live far away from the Vietnamese embassies and do not wish to send their passports away by mail. The other advantages of VOA include faster processing, cost-saving and more efficient payment methods.

From Austria, visitors can apply for a visa through one of the embassy of Vietnam in Austria below or apply for a visa on arrival online.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vietnam Embassy in Colombia

Are you looking for location of Vietnam embassy in Colombia ?
Unfortunately, there has been no Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate located in Colombia until this moment. Please contact to the Vietnam Embassies/Consulates in other countries.

Whenever we have any trustful information about the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam in Colombia, we will post on our website immediately. Also, we shall much appreciate any information you can send us in this regard.

Complete Name: Republic of Colombia
Native Name: Colombia
Capital: Bogotá
Principal Metropolitan Areas : Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga.