Vietnam visa online application for US citizens in United States

Posted by Vietnam-Visa.Org.Vn on Jul 12, 2019

If you hold a United States passport, or you are a national group citizen who is not exempted from Vietnam visa, you must have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. There are 2 ways for you to apply for a Vietnam visa online from this country:

  1. Apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival at low cost (visa stamp at Vietnam International Airports on arrival)

The Vietnam visa on arrival is very convenient for people who live far away from the Vietnamese Embassy and do not want to send their original passport by mail.

- Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department

- Processing time: 1 or 2 working days

- No passport required

- How to get a Vietnam visa online at the airport? You can access the website, fill in the online application form, and wait for only 2 working days (for regular service) or 1 working day ( For emergency services) you will receive your Visa Approval Letter, and then take this letter of approval + your passport + 2 photos + stamp fee (US Dollars) to stamp your Vietnam visa online at the airport. For more details, please see the visa application process.

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  1. Apply for a Vietnam Evisa:

Another form of Vietnam visa online is Vietnam Evisa. You can apply for a Vietnam Evisa in the United States at

- Unit level: Embassy of Vietnam

- Processing time: 3 working days

- No passport required

Vietnam visa in united statesVietnam visa on arrival with Vietnam Evisa

Vietnam visa online application at the airport: Vietnam visa on arrival

Issuing authority: Vietnam Immigration Department

Beneficiaries: All visitors travel to Vietnam by air

Purpose of visit: Vacation, business, family or friend visit, and others

Visa validity: 

- 1 month single/multiple entries;

- 3 months single/multiple  ;

- 6 months multiple entries;

- 1-year multiple entries.

Visa fee: Depending on visa type, refunded in case your visa application is refused (Check Vietnam visa online fee)

Processing time: 2 working days, 1 working day or even a few hours to receive the visa approval letter

Entry gate: Six (06) international airports in Vietnam, consisting of Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong, Da Nang Airport in Da Nang, Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Cam Ranh Airport in Nha Trang and Phu Quoc Airport in Phu Quoc.

Warning: It may, but just sometimes, take you up to 30 minutes or 1 hour to get visa stamped at Vietnam airport if there are too many people arriving at the same time.

Vietnam visa online application all gate: Vietnam Evisa

Issuing authority: Vietnam Immigration Department

Beneficiaries: Citizens of 80 countries (Checklist)

Purpose of visit: Vacation

Visa validity: 1-month single entry

Visa fee: US $25, non-refundable in case your visa application is refused

Processing time: Not sooner than 3 working days to know if your Vietnam visa application is approved or not

Entry gate: Twenty-eight (28) entry gates including 8 international airports, 13 international border gates, and 7 seaports across Vietnam

Warning: As this kind of visa is very new, of which some certain airlines or even immigration staff at the airports may have not been aware and therefore may refuse it, you should check with your airlines in advance to avoid this.

Attention to Vietnam visa

Most foreign visitors must have a Vietnam visa. Vietnam visa holders have entry and exit cards from Vietnam at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang airports, or one of Vietnam's twelve border crossings including 3 with Cambodia, 3 with China and 6 with Laos.

  1. For individuals who are required to have a visa to enter Vietnam, they need to obtain a visa before departure. There are two ways for them to apply for a visa, or to apply for an online visa approval letter through a travel company such as and then apply for a visa at Vietnam international airports. (This type of visa is called a Vietnam visa on arrival) OR they can apply for a Vietnam Evisa.
  2. Tourist visas are valid for 30 days. The government often talks about issuing visas at airports for certain priority countries, but this plan has not been realized. The Vietnam visa application process has become quite simple, but the cost of obtaining a Vietnam visa is still relatively high and the visa application process is still wasting unnecessary time.
  3. Currently applying for a visa to enter Vietnam through travel companies can be done. Travel companies will need details of passport information for applicants for visa and then send visa approval letters to visa applicants to confirm their visa will be issued at the arrival airport in Vietnam.
  4. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 1 month, or if you intend to leave Vietnam and re-enter from Cambodia or Laos, you should apply for a visa three months multiple entries. Our customer feedback shows that appearance also somewhat affects the level of reception you receive at the airport's Immigration Points. For example, if you wear shorts or improper clothes, look superficially or do not shave, you may experience some difficulty. Therefore, Vietnam visa online applicants should try to appear in a "decent" appearance.

Hope with the above information will help you have a convenient trip.
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