Useful information about Vietnam visa in 2018

How to get Vietnam visa, consulate in Houston, United States

Vietnamese visa policy for US citizens has changed one more time. The 1-year multiple entry visa is no longer the only choice for US passport holders. 1-month visas, 3-month visas are now available with the new 6-month visas. Stamping fees changed accordingly.

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Vietnam visa for US citizens

1. Apply for Visa on arrival

Although the embassies/consulates has never acknowledged Vietnam visa on arrival, it’s still the favorite option of foreign travelers including the US today with its easier, quicker and cheaper process. If there is a chance to save money, time and energy, the experienced travelers will always take it with quick consideration. Why should you apply for a visa on arrival and with Vietnam visa easy? Here is our answer:

  • Time saving: 1-2 working days processing
  • Money saving: at least 30% cheaper than the traditional way
  • Convenience: no passport send off, no embassy chase-down.
  • Accessibility: 100% online, send and receive via email.

So, Vietnam visa on arrival, does it mean the visa can be issued on arrival? Yes.  But be aware of that you need obtain visa approval in advance to be granted visa stamp upon arrival. One more thing, the letter works well at any of Vietnam’s international airports (Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh) but it’s powerless at land borders.

No more than four steps, you will get your visa on arrival approval in no time:

  • Fill out online visa application form provided by the Visa on arrival agent (based in Vietnam) with exact information as shown in passport. Double check to avoid mistakes.

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  • Make payment online through secured payment gateway with your credit or debit card.
  • Print out Visa approval letter sent to your email after 2 processing days together with entry-exit form NA1.
  • Get visa stamped at arrival airport in Vietnam.

Standard processing time for a tourist visa is 2 days, and business visa 5 days. For emergency services, please check out Vietnam visa fee structure.

Print out the letter and the entry-exit form and use them to board the plane. At the arrival airport’s visa on arrival counter, present all the said documents with your passport and stamping fee:

  • $25 for single entry 1-month and 3-month visas.
  • $50 for multiple entry 1-month and 3-month visas.
  • $95 for multiple entry 6-month visas.
  • $135 for multiple entry 1-year visas.

Please take note that you are allowed to enter Vietnam from the date of entry submitted in the application form.

Upon arrival, you should head to the Visa on Arrival/Landing Visa counter and submit the passport, visa approval, 01 passport photo, entry-exit form and pay stamping fee. Then take a seat and wait for your name to be;called. Depending on the queue, the stamping process may take around 10-20 minutes. If you desire an urgent visa stamp, it’s time to use stamping assistance service.

2. Apply with Vietnamese embassy/consulate from Houston, Texas

First thing to know, there is a Consulate General of Vietnam based at Houston, Texas, United States.

Address: 5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056, United States

Tel: 713-850-1233 | 713-840-0096

Emailsales@visaonlinevietnam.com

Second, here is checklist of documents;needed in application submitted at embassy/consulate:

  • Application form (available on website of the embassy/consulate):  You can complete the form online or download its PDF form and fill out.  If you have had the visa approval, put its number into the form. Otherwise, contact us for the letter or the embassy/consulate will process it for you at additional fee.
  • Original passport valid for at least 06 months: If you request a loose-leaf visa or apply by email, then the passport copy is required instead of the origin.
  • 01 passport-sized photo with white background, 01 additional photo’s needed for application of loose-leaf visa.
  • Visa fee (stamping fee included): must be money order, or cashier’s check, or company check.  Cash’s accepted for in-person application. The fee is dependent on visa type you apply for. The fee structure of each embassy/ consulate is different. Please take note that you cannot receive the refund if application is refused or you want to cancel application.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope is needed if you want to have the passport returned by post (FedEx is recommended).

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Notes:

  • Make sure your passport has at least 6 months of validity and left pages.
  • Visa on arrival is only available with air travelers.
  • Different staying durations allowed with different long-term visas: 90 days (6-month and 1-year multiple entry tourist visas); 180 days (6-month multiple entry business visa); 365 days (1-year multiple entry business visa).

For other nationals in Houston:

  • Please not that for most of other countries there are only 10 (or only 8 for some countries) Vietnam visa types, which are applicable: 1-month single/multiple entry tourist/business visas, 3-month single/multiple entry tourist/business visas, 6-month multiple entry business visa and 1-year multiple entry business visa (while US citizens can apply for 6-month and 1-year multiple entry tourist visas).
  • Some nationals from Africa and Middle East can actually obtain a Vietnam visa without a Vietnamese sponsor. Vietnam visa for Africans will cost more than other countries.
  • And click here for visa process for Europe citizens.

We have shared the overall information of How to get a Vietnam visa from Houston. If you do not find the information you want, please feel free to contact us at hotline: +84 968 18 77 18 or support email: sales@visaonlinevietnam.com.

What is Vietnam visa on arrival?

What is Vietnam Visa on Arrival?

Vietnam visa on arrial

Vietnam visa on arrival is the easiest and cheapest way to visit Vietnam

Simply speaking, visa-on-arrival (VoA) is a process of getting letter of approval through a travel agency in Vietnam to pick up the at Vietnam airport upon arrival.

Is the Vietnam visa on arrival legitimate?

Yes, it is! The visa approval letter is issued by the Immigration Office, so it a legitimate document. “Visa on arrival” is also stated in the Immigration Laws of Vietnam Article 24, 1999, clause #6, Chapter II.

Other governments also recognize visa on arrival as a legitimate travel document, such as the U.S. Department of State & the British Embassy in Hanoi:

“In order to enter Vietnam, you will need a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining and a Vietnamese visa, a visa exemption document, or a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival. To obtain a written approval letter to enter, you must contact a travel agency prior to departure.” 

The Immigration issues a letter of approval for whom wish to visit Vietnam. As the whole application process can be completed online, this saves a trip to the Vietnam embassy and the sending in of your passport to the embassy is not required.

Once approved, applicants will receive their approval letter by email, which is recognized by all airlines traveling inbound to Vietnam. Print it out, fill out the “Entry and Exit Form”, prepare passport, 2 passport-sized photos. Show them and pay Stamping Fee to the Immigration officer when you arrive at the Vietnam airports to get your visa stamped.

How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival 2018?

– Access the Apply Online page of Visaonlinetovietnam.com and fill in the online Vietnam visa Application form
– Make payment of service fee. For details about the fee: see below
– Receive Visa approval letter attached with an Entry and Exit Form (after 2 working days for normal service or 1 working day for urgent service) from our system through email, then print them out.
– Now get on your flight and get Vietnam visa stamped at Vietnam airports upon arrival.

The Vietnam visa only valid for entry by air. However, you are free to exit at any port. The following table shows you where you can use the visa:

 Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
 Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
 Da Nang International Airport (DAD)

How much is a Vietnam Visa on arrival?

There are two types of Vietnam visa fees when applying for Vietnam Visa on arrival.
– The first one is the service fee (fee for processing Vietnam Visa approval letter). This fee is paid directly to the agent for doing all the paperwork for you to submit your visa application to the Vietnam Immigration Department for processing their visa approval letters.
– The second is stamping fee which you pay directly to Immigration Officers in cash (in USD or VND) (at Immigration Desk/Counter) at your arrival airport in Vietnam to have visa stamped onto your passport. The fee is;collected by the Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. It is: 45 USD for 1 month or 3 month single entry visa, 65 USD for 1 month multiple entry visa and 95 USD for 3 month multiple entry visa

This video below is tutorial to show you how to apply for a visa-on-arrival to Vietnam.

Notices when applying for Vietnam Visa On Arrival?

With Vietnam visa on arrival, travelers to Vietnam will get their Vietnam visa;stamped at the Vietnam Airport. Thus, it is applicable to air travelers only, not land or sea travelers.
No original passport sending’s;required when applying for Vietnam Visa On arrival, so applicants should make sure that all the information;filled in the Vrietnam Visa On Arrival application is correct. Once the Visa approval letter is;issued, no amendment can be;made. And if you wish to make any change, you must apply for a new one./.

Payment Information

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(Visaonlinetovietnam.com) Before settling the payment, please noted that you will be charged for service fee only, the fee for the arrangement of Vietnam visa pre-approved letter/ visa code.

Our fee is excluding the stamping fee amount, which will be paid directly at Vietnam airport/ Vietnam Embassy when you pick up your Vietnam entry visa.

We currently offer 3 payment methods:

1. Credit Cards:
Visa Card, MasterCard, JCB, Amex Card through Onepay platform
Please click on this link and follow guidance: https://www.visaonlinevietnam.com/check-status
It just takes you one minute to settle your payment after filling your credit card details.

2. Western Union:
Payment by the Western Union: (you can use cash, credit card, your bank account or cheques – the service fees at your side). You go to at any Western Union Agent (find the Western Union at your location) and fill “To Send Money Form” to the receiver:
– Receiver: Bui Van Hai
– Identity card: 321137632
– Address: 56 Nguyen Cu Trinh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
– Tel                   : +84 (08) 39 20 24 26
– Mobile             : +84 968 18 77 18

3. Bank Transfer: 
From all the banks worldwide, your payment can be transferred to our bank account.
– Account Name: Bui Van Hai
– Account Number : 060039644341 (USD) OR 060039644250 (EURO)
– Bank’s name: Sai Gon Thuong Tin Bank of Vietnam ( Sacombank Vietnam )
– Swift Code: SGTTVNVX

After taking the money order and paying, you will receive a bill of MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) with 10 digits, please inform us the full name, country of the sender, the amount and the MTCN through email to info@transoceanservice.com.

Note: The payment must be made within 2 days after we require to be paid if not, we take no responsibility for the rates we have informed you.

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The processing time for Vietnam visa approval letter by Visaonlinetovietnam.com is 2-3 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) except Saturday and Sunday (weekend). The processing time should be started to calculate from the next business day after the documents and the payment are delivered to Visaonlinetovietnam.com. Visaonlinevietnam.com will not be held responsible for any delays, cancellations, financial and other losses due to the Governmental denial or delay in processing.

Our service is completed once the letter of approval is sent to the email address you provided during the application process. Once an approval letter has been sent to your email address, we are unable to reimburse you the visa fee. You are required to notify us if you do not receive the letter in time, if no email informing us that you do not receive the letter within 3 working days at least prior to the validity visa date, the service is understood to be completed. We are not responsible for any delay/loss caused by the Wrong email addresses provided by applicants or the situation that applicants do not notify us by email that approval letter is not received.

*Guarantee visa ( Immediately service case in Time off, Sat, Sun or Holidays): you must send details flight on arrival after your payment for our arrangement guarantee visa at the airport without mistake happen.

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You agree to pay all fees and charges for the service offered by VisaOnlinetoVietnam.com (including “service fee” and “stamping fee”). Requirements and fees related to the processing of Vietnam visas are subject to change, including, but not limited to, application forms and documentation required for visa issuance, which are subject to change without notice.

3. For visa cancellation after payment:
The Vietnam Immigration Dept runs a no refund policy on all Vietnam visas as they charge for work done and not per granted visa, it is therefore important that should you wish to cancel your visa application with VisaOnlinetoVietnam.com that you contact us immediately to prevent any unnecessary cost being incurred. Once an application for an Approval letter has been made by us with the Immigration Dept, we are unable to reimburse you the visa fee.

It is imperative that you supply us with all the correct information required for your requested visa at the time of your intended departure. VisaOnlinetoVietnam.com cannot be held responsible for any visa granted incorrectly or refused entry due to incorrect visa information supplied by you. Though every effort will be made on our part to correct any visa issues prior to departure, no refund will be given by us in the event of false or incorrect information being supplied at the time of issuance. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check your visa confirmation letter against your passport and personal information prior to departure.

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If for any reason you wish to cancel a service before your information was received by VisaOnlinetoVietnam.com, or before making the payment, you can do so without any penalties or charges by informing us via email or supporting hotline. You will receive a full refund of any fees paid for this particular service. However, if you decide to cancel after payment and the visa status being changed into “processing” and your visa application information has been sent to the Immigration as said above, no refund will be given and the service will be completed.

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