July 17, 2020

Visa On Arrival Procedure At Vietnam’s International Airports

Vietnam Visa On Arrival is a convenient way for international visitors to apply and get a Vietnam visa. However, the procedures at Vietnam’s international airports may be confusing, especially to first-time travelers. So, to enjoy the free and easy time when landing on Vietnam airports, let’s skim through the visa on arrival procedure.

Which Vietnam Airports Allow Visa On Arrival

Currently, there are a total of 22 airports that have civilian flight operations in Vietnam. 10 of them are international airports and only 8 legitimate Vietnam Visa On Arrival. So, have a look at the list below to make sure you book your flight to the right airport:

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi city)
  • Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang City)
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa Province, close to Nha Trang)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong City, near Halong)
  • Lien Khuong International Airport (Lam Dong Province, near Dalat)
  • Can Tho International (Can Tho Province)
  • Phu Quoc International Airport (Phu Quoc Island)

What To Prepare Beforehand

After landing at one of Vietnam’s 8 above mentioned international airports, visitors need to bring all necessary documents including:

  • Original passport with at least 6-month validity from your arrival date and with at least 2 blank pages
  • 02 4x6cm passport photos with white background (one attached to the application form, one separate)
  • A copy of the invitation letter for visa approval or Vietnam immigration letter
  • The application form (NA1) for Vietnam Visa On Arrival

You can get a copy of this form at the airport or print it here and read the full guide on filling NA1 form (link to the full guide blog)

  • The stamp fee for Vietnam visa on arrival as follow:
    • 1-3 month visa (single entry): $45
    • 1-month visa (multiple entries): $65
    • 3-month visa (multiple entries): $95
    • 6-month visa (multiple entries): $135

Visa On Arrival Procedure At Vietnam Airports

After preparing all the documents, visitors come to the “Landing Visa” counter (“Cấp thị thực tại chỗ” in Vietnamese) at the airport.

  1. At the counter, present your passport, a copy of the Vietnamese immigration official letter, the completed application form and 2 passport photos. Then wait for the officer to process your document.
  2. On hearing your full name being called, take the passport photo from the officer and pay Vietnam visa on arrival fee. They accept cash only, both USD or VND is allowed.
  3. The staff will return your passport (with Vietnam visa stamped) and give you a receipt. Please check all information on your Vietnam visa again. If there is an error, immediately notify the staff.
  4. If everything is correct, move to Immigration Control, take your luggage and go through customs procedures.

The whole process will usually take 15 to 30 minutes. However, in major international airports where there is a large number of arrivals and departures, you are likely to stay in a queue for a pretty long time to get Vietnam Visa On Arrival.

Therefore, consider using our services to reduce the waiting and enjoy more time during your travel in Vietnam. Feel free to contact us to know more or leave your email so that we can reach out to help you.

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