Vietnam visa policy for citizens of Southeast Asian Nations

Posted by Vietnam-Visa.Org.Vn on Feb 22, 2019

Visa policy is one of the policies that greatly impact international traffic. Vietnam has more comfortable policies with visas to Vietnam to attract international visitors, improve competitiveness, attract direct foreign investment.
You want to fly abroad from your country to Vietnam, you need to have 2 documents, including Passport and Visa.

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Visa exemption policy:

"Visa exemption" means a country that allows citizens of another country to enter and stay for a certain period of time without the need for formalities or fees related to immigration.

Visa exemption includes visa exemption for entry, exit, and transit. The temporary stay is exempt from visa from the date of entry.

1. Citizens holding Brunei and Myanmar passports are exempt from Vietnamese visa for a temporary stay of not more than 14 days.

2. Citizens holding passports of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos are exempt from Vietnamese visa for 30 days.

3. The Philippine passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa for 21 days.
Citizens from (*) countries can enter and exit Vietnam many times.

For countries that are not on the visa exemption list, they need to apply for a visa when they come to Vietnam.

How to get Vietnam visa?
There are 2 ways to apply for Vietnam Visa: Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival or Apply for Visa at the Vietnamese Embassy.
1. Applying for Vietnam Visa online (Vietnam Visa on arrival)

For those who live far from the Vietnam Embassy and do not wish to send away their passport, Vietnam visa on arrival is the best choice. Instead of getting a 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?
Step 1: Complete information on your passport, about plane, purpose, and type of visa in an online application form.
Please check carefully so that your application will be approved as quickly as possible, even when visiting Vietnam airport, if there is any wrong information, it will cause your travel to be interrupted.
You can choose extra service, as Fast-track help you to stamp your visa, Car Pick-up support you to the hotel from Vietnam international airport

Step 2: Pay for a service fee
Please double check to ensure the information is correct, select to use extra services (Airport Fast Track/Car Pick-Up) if any.
You can make payment with your Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/PayPal or pay via Western Union.

Step 3: Get approval letter and prepare for getting visa stamped on arrival
After 1 working day (urgent service) or 2 working days (normal one), YOU WILL:
Get visa approval letter via email (attached with entry-and-exit form)
Print out the letter and the entry-and-exit form
Fill out the entry-and-exit form
Prepare 2 passport sized photos 4x6cm and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry; $50 for multiple entry visa)
Put all above-mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports

Step 4: Get your visa stamped upon arrival
Upon arrival to Vietnam International Airports (Hanoi, Da Nang or Hochiminh), you present all things in the prepared package (passport, visa approval letter, 2 passports sized photos 4x6cm, the entry-and-exit form and stamping fee) to the Immigration officer to get your visa stamped.
(To save your time at the airports, you are recommended to use our airport fast track service)

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How about Service Fee?
There are 2 types of Vietnam visa fees you must be aware before applying for visa on arrival:

The service fee is for visa approval letter processing. Applicants may choose to pay the fee online with their bank account, Credit or Debit Card, PayPal or Western Union.
The stamping fee is paid IN CASH to the Vietnam Immigration Officers at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp. Credit cards are not accepted.
Please notice that you must pay for stamping fee which is paid to Vietnam Immigration officer at the airport besides the service fee (mentioned above) which is paid to us for hand the dossiers on your behalf:
- One/three-month single business visa: 25$/person
- One/three-month multiple business visa: 50$/person
- Six-month multiple business visa: 95$/person
- One year multiple business visa: 135$/person
2. Applying for Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate

You should check out the address of the Vietnam Embassy in your country or if not, you could contact the Vietnam Embassy nearest countries.

Required paperwork: A passport with at least 6 months validity, 2 passport-sized photos, stamping fees (varied from an embassy to embassy)

Processing time: 5-7 working days. But, this way is rather complicated and maybe failed because of missing passport, important documents.

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