Usually yes. It depends on :
- The passport you have (the country). See the Wikipedia link below, for differences between countries. Some western countries don’t need a Visa for a stay of less than 15 days.
- The time you want to stay in Vietnam (Usually Tourist Visas are for 1 month or 3 months).
- Single entry or multiple entries (if you can re-enter Vietnam with the same visa).
- Type of Visa : Tourist, Business, Student (usually it is a Tourist visa).
There are now 3 ways you can get a Visa for Vietnam :
1. At Vietnam consulates (or embassies) all over the world
This is the classical way to get a visa. You physically go to the consulate, you fill a form and give a photo, you pay a fee and leave your passport. You return after a few days to collect your passport with your Vietnam visa in it.
Advantage of this form of Visa : The Visa is final, you don’t need more procedures at the airport when you arrive to Vietnam. You just go to the normal immigration line.
Disadvantage : You need to arrive to the consulate, twice.
Note : In some consulates, it is accepted that a travel agency will do the procedure for you (bring the passport and recollect it). You will need to pay a commission to the travel agency.
2. Online (Internet Website) – Visa on Arrival
You use a website of a certified visa dealer (there are many, 2 of them are cited below) and get a confirmation letter regarding your Visa application (via email). This is not a final Visa. When you land in Vietnam, at the airport, you need to go to a special booth to collect your Visa. You need to pay a commission to the website dealer and also a Visa Fee in Vietnam, when you collect your Visa (but this is not necessarily more expensive that getting a Visa at an embassy).
Advantage of this form of Visa : You don’t need to go physically to the consulate, before your trip to Vietnam.
Disadvantage : When you arrive to Vietnam, you will need to wait in a queue of persons, to receive your visa.
3. Online (Internet Website) – E-Visa
This form of visa is new (introduced in 2017). You get your final visa online, via the dealer.
Advantage of this form of Visa : Just advantages.
Disadvantage : Not available for all countries.
The requirements by country, regarding the Vietnam Visa :
Online Vietnam visa dealers (They offer services of “Visa on arrival” and “E-Visa”) :
More on Saigon and Vietnam :
- Vietnam – What to Visit + Transport + Hotels
- Saigon – Where to Stay ? – Potential zones for the Hotel
- Saigon – What to Visit ? – The Tourist attractions
- Vietnam – How much does it Cost to Visit ? – Common prices
- Vietnam – About the Visa for Vietnam
- Saigon – The Transport – Bus, Taxi, Stations, Airport…
- Saigon – The Traffic – How to cross a street in Vietnam
- Saigon – Shopping – Commercial Centers and Markets
- Saigon – Vegetarian – The Vegetarian options in town
- Saigon – Weather – Yearly temperatures and Rain
- Vietnam – Scams – How to protect yourself
- Vietnam – How is the Internet – buying a local SIM
- Vietnam – Safety
- Saigon – Location and Size
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- Bangkok – What to Visit, Where to Stay, Transport…
- The Islands in Thailand – Which one to choose, Where to stay, How to arrive ?
- Chiang Mai – What to Visit, Where to Stay, Transport…
- Pattaya city – What to Visit, Where to Stay, Transport…
See What to Pack ? the visual list that will help you prepare the suitcase and not to forget things.
See Important Products for the Trip Hidden pocket to carry cash, padlock, Universal plug adaptor…
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