Up to now, Vietnam has given opportunity for citizens of 23 countries to enter Vietnam without a visa for varying time periods. They are: Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and United Kingdom. What’s about the types of visas in Vietnam? There are only two main types of visa, including tourist visa and business visas. For tourist visas: valid 30-days single entry and 30-days multiple entry, and one-time extension of 30 days after tourists arrive in Vietnam. For business visas: Visitors should obtain the approval letter through their sponsor in Vietnam. Multiple entry and stay of three or six months is acceptable. What is it Vietnam visa on arrival? Normally, you have to apply visa at Vietnam embassy in your country, but with “visa on arrival Vietnam”, you do not need to visit embassy or send your passport off to get visa. Moreover, the visa price in embassy is always higher than visa-on-arrival. You just need to sit at home or your office and apply your visa online through an international travel company which offers visa service without required documents. After 2 working-days, you will receive an approval letter through email or fax and with it, you can get your visa at any arrival airports. But please be advised that the visa-on-arrival is available only for air travel to Vietnam. Where to apply Visa? For visiting Vietnam, visitors must obtain a visa from one of the Vietnamese diplomatic missions like Vietnam embassies or international travel companies as hotels-in-vietnam.com unless they come from one of the countries that except visas. All specific requirements will make you easy conditions to fulfill the form, as follow: Application form (available in the website); two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3 cm x 4 cm); original and notarized passport valid for 6 months; and visa fee. Fees for visa also varied due to the nature of each type of visa and most diplomatic missions require visitors to contact them directly to check the updated fee. Visitors will also need to pay extra money for visa if they change the time or schedule by themselves. Visa application form After completing all requirements for Vietnam visa, visitors will receive Vietnam visa approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department through email that you declared in your application form around 5 to 7 working days. For urgent situation, the time of getting approval letter will be shorter, around 1 – 4 hours, but of course the cost must be higher. By presenting visa approval letter to Vietnamese immigration officers at the airports, visitors can get Vietnam visa stamp on their passports. Any informal ways? Along with the formal way, visitors can trust several visa service agencies like TUN Travel to get visa (please be advised that the service must be offered by an international travel company). Based on my knowledge and feedbacks, TUN Travel is the reliable address with reasonable price and available service such as on-arrival, single entry, multiple entry or urgent. They also have the staff that always online to answer or check any requests from visitors. For further information about visa process, please visit www.hotels-in-vietnam.com or contact customer service agents. Wish you have good time and unforgettable memories in Vietnam!
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