How to get a visa to VietNam – Getting a Visa to Vietnam can be a draining and all around difficult process. From choosing the correct visa category, duration and fee, to arranging the right documents…
Getting a Visa to Vietnam can be a draining and all around difficult process. From choosing the correct visa category, duration and fee, to arranging the right documents, checking your passport and finally beginning the application process itself, for so many travellers entering Vietnam can seem almost impossible. Where do you even begin ?
Do I Need a Visa ?
If you’re Australian or America then sadly the answer is still “yes”, but for some lucky nationals of other countries the answer may well be “no”. If they fly directly into Phu Quoc(which is designated a Special Economic Zone), anyone who fancies a beachside vacation can spend up to 30 days on the island without a visa. However, this is only valid in Phu Quoc, so if you plan to travel through Vietnam then buying a visa is the best plan.
The Vietnamese government has recently issued visa waivers for trips lasting up to 15 days in Vietnam, for the nationals from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
Finally, visitors from the ASEAN bloc (which includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam) receive a 30 day visa waiver, aside from Bruneians who receive 14 days.
For countries that get an exemption for the first X amount of days, travellers can instead buy a tourist visa the first time around, and any time they come into the country again, they can get their free visa. Alternatively, exempt travellers who take the free visa option the first time around must wait 30 days out of the country once their free visa expires, before coming back into Vietnam; they will still have an option to enter for free for the allotted number of days.
What Visa Do I Need ?
As of 1 January 2015 Vietnamese immigration law was amended to include a much more specific array of visa categories. To some this may seem scary! But never fear, it’s actually very useful since you’re now bound to find an exact fit for your purpose of entry. Check out this handy table for a list of visa categories, the appropriate applicant for that category, and how long that category allows you to stay in Vietnam.
|Visa categories||Who is it for?||Duration of visa|
|NG1 – NG4||Diplomats and guests of the government, and their relatives or assistants||Up to 12 months|
|LV1 – LV2||People who work with the Vietnamese authorities||Up to 12 months|
|DT||Foreign investors and foreign lawyers operating in Vietnam||Up to 5 years|
|DN||Working partners of Vietnamese Businesses||Up to 12 months|
|NN1 – NN2||Chief’s and head representatives of representative offices of IOs and foreign NGOs in Vietnam||Up to 12 months|
|NN3||Staff members of NGOs, representative offices and branches of foreign businesses in Vietnam||Up to 12 months|
|DH||Students or interns coming to study in Vietnam||Up to 12 months|
|HN||Conference/seminar attendants||Up to 3 months|
|PV1||Journalists with permanent residence in Vietnam||Up to 12 months|
|PV2||Journalists with short term residence in Vietnam||Up to 12 months|
|LD||Foreign workers/labourers coming to work in Vietnam||Up to 2 years|
|DL||Tourists||Up to 3 months|
|TT||Dependents (wife, husband, or child under 18 years) of someone with an LV1, LV2, DT, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD||Up to 12 months|
|VR||People who will visit their relatives, or enters Vietnam for other purposes||Up to 6 months|
|SQ||People who enter Vietnam under special circumstances, for market research, tourism, visiting relatives or medical treatment||Up to 1 month|
What About the New One-Year Visa for US Citizens ?
A new 12-month visa only for American citizens has been put into practice. For several months, there had been problems because the one-year visa had become the only option US citizens were given. However, this is not the case any more, and they can apply for one-month and three-month visas again.
ABOUT THAI DUONG TOURISM COMPANY
Thai Duong Visa is a tourism company in Thai Duong Tourism. The main field is the extension of Vietnamese visas for foreigners and the entry of Vietnamese citizens to difficult nationalities.
In addition, Thai Duong Visa specializes in the following services:
– Visa for travel, visiting relatives, work.
– How to get a visa to VietNam ? (Vietnam visa requirements for Cambodia)
– Doing the judicial record of Vietnam for foreigners.
– Vietnam visa in Hong Kong within 1 hour.
– Make a temporary residence card for outsiders.
– Make the entry letter of Vietnam (1 – 3 – 5 – 7 days).
– Extension of Vietnamese visa (1 – 3 days).
– Visa at Moc Bai international border gate. (Included instructions).
– Free consultation service visa.
Address: 302 Cong Hoa, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh.
Call: 1900 9227 | Hotline: 091.594.6427 – Mr. Sang (Call, Zalo, Viber, Whatsapp)
Website: xingiahanvisa.net (Vietnam) | visathaiduong.com (English)