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Passports & Visas for Vietnam

Paradissa Travel can arrange visas for the traveler whose Vietnam travel services are arranged by our company. Please be kindly informed that Paradissa Travel is registered as a tour operator and travel agent in Vietnam and hence not allowed by law to guarantee any travels if we are not the travel organizer from the arrival into Vietnam till the departure from the country. 
 
Passports
Most nationalities are required to carry a passport with the validity exceeding 6 months after the date of entry to enter Vietnam.

Day trippers from the bordering countries of Cambodia and China bearing identity cards may enter Vietnam for specified purposes such as agriculture or business.

Vietnam recognizes, and accepts, seaman's documentation for entry as ship crew.

Visas  
Foreigners are usually required a valid visa to enter Vietnam; citizens of member countries of the ASEAN that have agreements with Vietnam are not required a visa for entry for a period not exceeding 30 days.

Vietnam visa conditions generally mirror those imposed upon the Vietnamese Nationals by the travelers' home country (tit-for-tat).  

Visas are required for all except:
(a) Nationals of Bulgaria, Cuba, and Romania;
(b) Nationals of Singapore, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand for 30 days;
(c) Nationals of the Philippines for 21 days;
(d) Nationals of Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland for no more than 15 days from 1-January-2015 through 31-December-2019;
(e) Nationals of Belarus for no more than 15 days from 1-July-2015 through 30-June-2020;
(f) Nationals of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy for no more than 15 days from 1-July-2018 through 30-June-2021;

Visas are waived for the foreign travellers to Phu Quoc Island with stay of not exceeding 30 days. The traveller, who travels to Phu Quoc Island with transit at another international border port of Vietnam by air or by sea, is also exempt from Vietnam visa.

Online visas
From 14-March-2014, foreign travelers to Vietnam do not need to go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence to apply for your entry visa for Vietnam. You can obtain your Vietnam visa within 2 days and keep track of your application online by applying online on the official website of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: http://visa.mofa.gov.vn

Notes when arriving in Vietnam

  • All visitors have to complete an entry card and customs form which will be given during the flight for customs and immigration processing. Once processed, you will be handed back one copy of this form. Do not loose this as you will need it again for exit formalities.
  • For those passing over a land border, these forms can be obtained at the border check point.

Visa on arrival

  • Visa on arrival in Vietnam is not automatically issued without prior arrangements. And without a valid approval to pick up visa on arrival, the visitor/traveler who is national of a country which is not exempt from visa by Vietnam, is not allowed to board the flight bound for Vietnam.
  • Paradissa Travel can arrange visas for the traveler whose Vietnam travel services are arranged by our company. Please be kindly informed that Paradissa Travel is registered as a Vietnam tour operator and a Vietnam travel agent and hence not allowed by law to guarantee any travels if we are not the travel organizer from the arrival into Vietnam till the departure from the country.  

The procedure to apply for the letter of approval to pick up visa on arrival is as follows:

  • The passport details, arrival and departure dates are faxed/emailed to Paradissa Travel no later than 14 working days before the visitors' arrival into Vietnam.  
  • Paradissa Travel submits the above-mentioned details to the Immigration Department.  
  • The Immigration Department informs Paradissa Travel of the visa approval.
  • Paradissa Travel sends via fax or email a copy of the approval letter to the visitor/traveler.
  • With the copy of the approval letter (via fax or email), the visitor/traveler can board the flight bound for Vietnam and obtain the visa on arrival.

Notes

  • Paradissa Travel charges USD60/person to arrange the letter of approval to pick up visa on arrival.
  • The visitor/traveler is to pay the stamping fee which is currently USD 45/person (for a single-entry visa), USD65/person (for a multiple entry visa with validity less than a month) and USD 95/person (for a multiple entry visa with validity from 1 month to under 6 months) directly to the Immigration Department when having the visa issued on arrival. The fee is to be paid in cash, in USD or VND only.
  • The traveler/visitor can request Paradissa Travel so that the visa is to be picked up at one of Vietnam's embassies or consulates, in which case, the traveler/visitor is to pay an extra fee for the telex/fax charge and the stamping fee shall be imposed by each embassy/consulate.

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