A valid Vietnam visa is required for almost foreign travelers to Vietnam for any purposes from visiting their beloved to going on a business trip or leisure vacation. Fortunately, it is much easier these days for foreign passport holders to apply for visa to Vietnam as there are two available ways to go about this matter:
Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy; OR
Apply for a visa on arrival.
Applicants may choose one of the two options above to apply for their visas to Vietnam. But, please keep in mind that these two options for visa application are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants. While all travelers can apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy, only those who travel to Vietnam by air can apply for a visa on arrival.
However, visa on arrival is not available for all those who travel to Vietnam by air and the required documents to apply for a visa on arrival may vary from nationality to nationality.
Please kindly check the list below and see if visa on arrival is available for your nationality and what you need to provide us to apply for a visa on arrival.
Vietnam Visa for the Portuguese
+ Do Portuguese passport holders need visa to Vietnam?
+ Yes, Visa is required for citizens of Portugal to visit Vietnam.
There are 2 ways to apply Vietnam Visa for the Portuguese citizens: Apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival or apply Visa at Vietnamese Embassy.
1. Applying Vietnam Visa online (Vietnam Visa on arrival)
For those who live far from Vietnam Embassy in Portugal and do not wish to send away their passport, Vietnam visa on arrival is a best choice. Instead of getting visa directly at Vietnam Embassy, you will end up picking up your visa at one of Vietnam International Airports.
How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?
You apply Vietnam Visa Online in website www.vietnam-immigration.net by filling your necessary information in the online form. You can do it easily, simply from everywhere around the world which have Internet, Wireless 3G Mobile Connections.
Processing time: You will get confirmation letter in 1-2 working hours to know the status of your Online Application. Normally you receive an Approval Letter within 2 working days.
In emergency we can proceed your Visa from 30 minutes to 4 hours. You receive an approval letter via email before boarding the plane. As soon as arriving at the airports in Vietnam you have the stamped Visa. If you require we are ready to support you at the airport.
How about Service Fee?
2. Applying Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate
At this moment Vietnam Embassy or Consulate has not been established in Portugal yet, so you must to contact with The Vietnam Embassy in France-the nearest country, for the visa application (address shown below).
This way is inconvenient; we do suggest you apply visa on arrival as the best choice.
Required paperwork: An Portuguese passport with at least 6 months validity, 2 passport-sized photos, stamping fees (varied from embassy to embassy)
Processing time: 5-7 working days. But, this way is rather complicated and maybe failed because of missing passport, important documents.
Embassy of Vietnam in Paris, France
Address: 62 Rue Boileau 75016 Paris
Phone: 01 44 14 64 00 (Operator)
Fax: 01 45 24 39 48 (Politic)
Web Site: http://www.vietnamembassy-france.org/en/