Comparison between Vietnam Visa On Arrival & Vietnam Loose Leaf Visa

Posted by Vietnam-Immigration.Net on Oct 07, 2015

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VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

VIETNAM LOOSE LEAF VISA
(Paper Visa)

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 What is Vietnam Visa On Arrival  (VOA)/ Vietnam Loose Leaf Visa (Paper Visa)

VOA means you will receive the visa stamp and visa sticker upon arrival at Vietnam Airport with the approval letter which is granted by Vietnam Immigration Office.

Paper Visa means you will receive visa sticker (paper) at your home/office after applying online. Approved by Vietnamese Embassy and sending home by post or DHL.

 

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How do I apply for VOA/Paper Visa?

Applying for VOA with 4 steps:

  1. Fill out the visa form
  2. Confirm and settle the payment online
  3. Receive the approval letter via email and prepare for getting the visa stamp on arrival
  4. Get your visa stamp on arrival

Applying for Paper Visa with 3 steps:

  1. Fill out the visa form
  2. Confirm and settle the payment online
  3. Get your Vietnam Visa at home/office

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What documents do I need to submit when applying for VOA/Paper Visa?

To apply for VOA, you don’t need to provide any documents.

To apply for Paper Visa, you need to provide documents including:

  1. Passport scan
  2. 1 passport sized photo (4x6cm)
  3. Your arrival date and departure date.

4

What documents do I need to get Vietnam Visa when entering Vietnam?

To get visa stamp on arrival, you need to prepare documents as below and just get it at Vietnam airport:

  1. Passport
  2. The entry & exit form
  3. The visa approval letter
  4. 2 passport sized photos (4x6cm)
  5. Stamping fee by cash only

You just need to hold paper visa and enter Vietnam by any ports(airplane, cruise, bus, air,...) without any documents.

5

What is Vietnam Visa fee?

Vietnam visa fee includes Vietnam visa service fee &Vietnam visa stamping fee:

  1. You will pay service fee for us to process the approval letter
  2. You will pay stamping fee at the landing visa counter to get the visa stamp when arriving at Vietnam Airport.

(VOA is cheaper than Paper visa)

Vietnam visa fee includes Vietnam visa service fee &shipping fee. You will pay all fees when applying visa online.

6

Processing Time

To receivethe approval letter via email, you have to wait:

  1. Normal: 2 working days
  2. Urgent:  4 – 8 working hours
  3. Emergency: 30 minutes

To receive paper visa at home/office, you have to wait:

  1. Normal: 4 – 7 working days (Canada/ United State / Europe)
  2. Urgent: 2 – 4 working days (Canada/ United State / Europe)
  3. Emergency: Not Available

Note: Other countries and Continent normal processing time: 5 – 10 working days.

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Ports of arrival

VOA is valid for those who arrive Vietnam via airport only.

You can enter Vietnam any ports when you have paper visa on your hand.

 

Have a nice day!
Vietnam Visa Team (Vietnam-Immigration.Net)