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Vietnam-visa.com and 11th anniversary

Vietnam-visa is very proud to be celebrating 11 years in business since 2007. Operated under Vietnam Discovery Travel JSC., through the ups and downs, we have made remarkable achievements. So far, Vietnam-visa has been the leading Vietnam visa center providing online application for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. We are committed to providing our clients with the very best level of service. Understanding the need for excellence, we ensure that our service is convenient and reliable to meet clients’ need.

What enables Vietnam-visa.com survive for up to 11 years in a highly competitive market?

Once using our service, you will find our 4 core values that we are committed to customers as follows:

  • The simplicity: We simplify visa processing and the required information is minimal
  • The transparency: we promise confidentiality assurance and no hidden fees
  • Service guarantee: reliable on-time delivery, 100% Legitimacy, 99.8% Success Rate
  • Real-time Customer Support: with clients around the world, our professional client support team is always available and ready to help clients 24 hours a day.

So far, we have received extremely positive feedback from clients who keep coming back to use our services. This is truly a big motivation for us to continue improving services and bring to our clients the best experience.

► You can read more Vietnam-visa.com’s reviews at https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com/testimonials/ or https://www.facebook.com/VietnamVisaService/.

As a part of 11-year anniversary promotion, we welcomed the 300,000th client and reached a significant milestone. We organize a ceremony to welcome the special clients at an international airport. The 300,000th client was a couple from Czech Republic, Mr. Ryan Nelson – an American and Mrs Sabina Nelson – a Czech. For being the lucky 300,000th client, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson received free “Full Fast-Track” service and “Car Pickup” at the airport for their visit to Hanoi.

With the Full Fast-Track service, our staff helped Mr. and Mrs. Nelson to complete the procedure quickly and get visa stamp on passport in a few minutes. After that, the staff escorted them to get through passport control via the priority gate. Then, the staff took them to the luggage lounge and supported them to collect their luggage.

Mr. Ryan Nelson and Mrs. Sabina Nelson became the 300,000th client of Vietnam-visa
Mr. Ryan Nelson and Mrs. Sabina Nelson became the 300,000th client of Vietnam-visa

At the welcoming ceremony, Vietnam Discovery Travel JSC CEO Bui Trung Thanh was present at Noi Bai international airport early to welcome those special clients. He was delighted to see Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, shaking hands and presenting flowers to them.

Mr. & Mrs. Nelson take part in a short interview with Vietnam-visa staff
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson take part in a short interview with Vietnam-visa staff

After that, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson joined a short interview to tell about their feelings and experiences of using Vietnam-visa services. Mr. Nelson said: “The (Vietnam-visa) service was fantastic, online and we finished in probably two minutes the whole process. We received the confirmation, information within an hour”. Mrs. Nelson expressed her experiences: “We appreciate how smooth it was everything at the airport, very quick, very nice.”

► See what our “Fast track” and “Airport car pickup” services are and why they are useful for you here.

Special gifts for Vietnam-visa.com's 300,000th client
Special gifts for Vietnam-visa.com’s 300,000th client

Finally, our 300,000th client received special gifts from Vietnam-visa, that’s Vietnamese rice paintings which were created by skillful artists in a very meticulous process. At the end of the ceremony, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson used “Car Pickup” service to move to their hotel directly.

The ceremony to welcome the 300,000th client is our tribute to every client who puts their trust in Vietnam-visa as well as Vietnam Discovery Travel JSC. We are honored that our clients have been with us all that time and played a significant part in our continued success. More than a decade, it’s been an incredible ride. Once again, thank you for the eleven remarkable years of trust and loyalty.

More information about Vietnam visa policy

Vietnam has opened its Vietnam visa policy to welcome more travelers to the country. To prove, the government has waived visa for to citizens of up to 24 countries under unilateral and bilateral visa exemption agreement.

► To figure out whether you are eligible for Vietnam visa exemption or not, refer to this Vietnam visa exemption and conditions.

For those who need a visa to Vietnam, then reading the following piece of information is a must to avoid any unexpected issues caused by the visa to the trip to Vietnam.

At the moment, there are up to 3 ways to get a visa to Vietnam, namely:

  1. Vietnam embassy visa (the visa obtained directly at Vietnam embassy/consulate abroad);
  2. Vietnam e-visa (the visa for citizens from 46 countries only getting to Vietnam on tourism purpose, valid for 30 days at maximum with single entry);
  3. Vietnam visa on arrival (applied online and picked up at Vietnam airport upon arrival – application to air travelers).

It’s now the matter of which one you should choose. If we are right, you should direct your attention to this comparison: https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com/3-ways-available-to-get-a-valid-vietnam-visa/.

Once again, we – Vietnam-visa.com – are so proud of going along you during 11 years. We are always be proud of being a Vietnam visa center with the best services and also latest guide and information provided to our visitors. Should you need any further information or assistance, just feel free to contact us.

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How to distinguish a Vietnam visa center operated by government or privately

Vietnam visa is kind of travel documents allowed by Vietnamese competent authorities, giving the authorization to travel to and enter Vietnam. In Vietnam visa policy, there are certain nationals who do not need a visa for Vietnam, unconditionally or conditionally. See details of Vietnam visa exemption policy here.

For those who need a visa for Vietnam, at the moment, there are up to 3 ways to get a visa for Vietnam, namely:

  • Vietnam embassy visa;
  • Vietnam e-visa; and
  • Vietnam visa on arrival

While the visa in the first and the second way are issued by Vietnam authorities (Vietnam embassy or Vietnam Immigration Department respectively) directly to applicants, the last one requires travelers to get a visa approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department through a Vietnam visa center. As such, those using the third option are required to submit their application via such a center.

Can such a Vietnam visa center be under operation of a government authority?

Is there any Vietnam visa center operated by Government authorities
Is there any Vietnam visa center operated by Government authorities

Many may wish to find a government Vietnam visa center to get their visa on arrival as they believe it’s more reliable. It’s now the matter of whether there is any Vietnam visa center operated by Vietnam authority and if yes, how to define it.

With more than 11 years serving in this market, we must say that at the moment, there is no government agency offering this kind of service. All websites in this aspect are operated by private owners.

Don’t believe in this fact? Just make a look around, pay more attention to the link you access to:

  1. Domains of a Vietnam government/authority website are often ended by .gov or .gov.vn;
  2. While domains of privately-operated website are ended with others, including .com, .com.vn, org.vn, .govt.vn, .vn.

In case you find any website offering this VOA service ended with .gov or .gov.vn, it’s a government website. Otherwise, it’s not.

If you spend more time reading text, many trustworthy Vietnam visa centers have proudly announced that they are just commercial websites offering the service, but many others do not state anything in this regard.

How to find a trustworthy Vietnam visa center?

How to find a trustworthy Vietnam visa center?
How to find a trustworthy Vietnam visa center?

Among several privately-owned Vietnam visa centers, it’s the matter of how to find a reliable one.

Here, we recommend you 5 criteria as grounds for your decision:

  1. Identify their experience, how long they have operated in Vietnam visa aspect;
  2. Test their hotline to make sure it works 24/7
  3. Check their Vietnam visa service reviews
  4. Read their terms and conditions to know your rights and their obligations
  5. Check their address to make sure they are real

You can refer to https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com/how-to-identify-a-reliable-vietnam-visa-on-arrival-service-provider/ for full details.

How to work with a Vietnam visa center?

How to work with a Vietnam visa center?
How to work with a Vietnam visa center?

After the first part of this post, you perhaps know that to get the visa on arrival, you are required to work with a Vietnam visa center to get the approval letter beforehand. This center actually:

  • makes your visa procedure simpler by processing your information with a Vietnam government agency – Vietnam Immigration Department on your behalf, and
  • acts like a person responsible for your money and visa as well.

The whole process with them can be summarized in 3 simple steps as follows:

  1. Access to their website, find their online application form and fill the form with your information, and make payment of service fee;
  2. Receive visa approval letter sent to your email within certain period of time (remember to select a reliable center to ensure you get it on time as guaranteed);
  3. Show your passport and letter at departure airport to get on board and then show them together with Vietnamese visa application form (formerly known as entry and exit form), 2 passport-sized photos and pay stamping fee in cash for visa stamping at arrival airport in Vietnam.

Cost of Vietnam visa on arrival charged by Vietnam visa center?

Vietnam visa cost with Vietnam visa center
Vietnam visa cost with Vietnam visa center

Through this process, you perhaps already know that to get this kind of visa, you need to pay two kinds of fee:

  1. Service fee, and
  2. Stamping fee.

The service fee is the fee you shall pay online in advance to the Vietnam visa center for processing your visa application with Vietnam Immigration Department, get the approval letter from the department and deliver it to your email. This fee may vary by your nationality, the visa type you wish to get, number of people in your group, processing time (normal or urgent) and also the visa center as well.

The stamping fee is the fee you shall pay in cash at VOA counter at arrival airport in Vietnam to get visa stamped. This fee is fixed by the Vietnam Ministry of Finance and only depends on your visa type.

You can see here for full details of Vietnam visa cost for each nationality.

Here comes useful information for you to choose a trustworthy Vietnam visa on arrival center and also a brief introduction to this kind of visa. Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know.

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Vietnam Visa Policy – A full Picture of Visa for Vietnam

Perhaps many travelers, who have never been abroad or hold powerful passport just traveling to countries they do not need a visa, may not be aware that visa is a very important item they need to be aware of for their every trip abroad.

Vietnam, of course, is not an exception.

Now, let’s learn full details about Vietnam visa with us.

I. What is Vietnam visa?

Vietnam visa is a certificate issued or a stamp marked (on the applicant’s passport) by the immigration authorities of Vietnam (Vietnam embassy/Consulate or Vietnam Immigration Department) to indicate that the applicant’s credentials have been verified and he/she has been granted permission to enter Vietnam and stay in the country within a specified period. It is also called official permission for Vietnam entry.

Please remember that visa is completely different from passport. See how different they are here: https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com/difference-between-a-vietnam-passport-and-a-vietnam-visa/.

II. Forms of Vietnam visa

At the moment, Vietnam visa is issued in two forms:

  • Loose-leaf visa which is often issued to those whose valid passport has no black page;
  • Stamp visa.
Vietnam visa forms
2 forms of Vietnam visa

III. Types and codes of Vietnam visa

Based on purpose of visiting Vietnam, Vietnam visa is now classified into up to 20 types with corresponding code (under Law No. 47/2014/QH2013 of June 16, 2014 on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam – Issued by the National Assembly of Socialist Republic of Vietnam), namely:

  1. NG1 – to be granted to members of delegations invited by the Secretary General of Vietnam’s Communist Party of, the President of Vietnam, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister.
  2. NG2 – to be granted to members of delegations invited by standing members of the Secretariat of the Vietnam’s Communist Party, Deputy President of Vietnam, Deputy President of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister, President of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Executive Judge of the People’s Supreme Court, Chief Procurator of the People’s Supreme Procuracy, State Auditor General; members of delegations at the same levels of Ministers, Secretary Generals of Provincial Communist Authorities, Presidents of the People’s Councils, Presidents of the People’s Committees of provinces.
  3. NG3 – to be granted to members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations and their spouses, children under 18 years of age, and housemaids during their term of office.
  4. NG4– to be granted to people who come to work with diplomatic missions, consular offices, and representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations, visitors of members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, and representative offices of intergovernmental organizations.
  5. LV1 – to be granted to people who come to work with units affiliated to Vietnam’s Communist Party; the National Assembly, the Government, Central Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, the People’s Supreme Court, the People’s Supreme Procuracy, State Audit Agency, Ministries, ministerial agencies, Governmental agencies, the People’s Councils, the People’s Committees of provinces.
  6. LV2 – to be granted to people who come to work with socio-political organizations, social organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  7. ĐT – to be granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.
  8. DN – to be granted to people who come to work with enterprises in Vietnam.
  9. NN1 – to be granted to Managers of representative offices or projects of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.
  10. NN2 – to be granted to heads of representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam.
  11. NN3 – to be granted to people who come to work with foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam.
  12. DH – to be granted to people who come to study or serve internship.
  13. HN – to be granted to people who come to attend conventions or conferences.
  14. PV1 – to be granted to journalists who have permanent residences in Vietnam.
  15. PV2 – to be granted to journalists who come to work for a short period of time in Vietnam.
  16. – to be granted to people who come to work.
  17. DL – to be granted to tourists to Vietnam.
  18. TT – to be granted to foreigners that are parents, spouse, children under 18 years of age of the foreigners issued with LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, UNIVERSITY, PV1, LĐ visas, or foreigners that are parents, spouse, children of Vietnamese citizens.
  19. VR – to be granted to people who come to visit their relatives or for other purposes.
  20. SQ – to be granted to people in the cases mentioned in Clause 3 Article 17 of this Law.

The two most popular types of visa applied by travelers to Vietnam are tourist visa (DL) and business visa (DN).

Based on number of entries, Vietnam visa is classified into:

  1. Single entry visa; and
  2. Multiple entry visa.

In case you are still confused about what they are and which one matches your itinerary in Vietnam, see how different a single entry visa and a multiple entry visa for Vietnam is here.

Based on visa validity, Vietnam visa is classified into:

  1. 1-month visa;
  2. 3-month visa;
  3. 6-month visa; and
  4. 1-year visa.

IV. Who do not need a visa for Vietnam entry – Vietnam visa exemption

At the moment, not all travelers are required to get a visa for Vietnam. This Vietnam visa exemption policy is detailed below.

Vietnam visa exemption policy for holders of popular passports:

Up to date, holders of popular passports issued by 24 countries do not require visas for Vietnam. However, the exemption is in some cases unconditional, but conditional in other cases. And the visa exemption duration vary from 90 days at maximum to 14 days at minimum.

Map of Vietnam visa exemption policy for popular passport holders
Map of Vietnam visa exemption policy for popular passport holders

(Source: Wikipedia)

Vietnam visa exemption policy for overseas Vietnamese national who holds a foreign passport

Holders of Certificates of Visa Exemption do not require a visa regardless of nationality. A Certificate of Visa Exemption is valid for up to 5 years or up to 6 months before the passport expiration date (whichever is shorter). This is available for Vietnamese residing abroad or spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese residing abroad. The exemption is valid for up to 180 consecutive days of stay and can be extended for a further 180 days. There is no limit placed on the number of entries or exits during the stay or minimum waiting time needed in between each 180 days of stay.

Vietnam visa exemption policy for holders of a non-popular passport

Holders of diplomatic or service passports of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, and holders of diplomatic passports only of Czech Republic, Estonia, Israel, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Uzbekistan do not require a visa to visit Vietnam.

Visa waiver agreements for diplomatic and service passports were signed with Ethiopia in August 2018, Greece in July 2018, Namibia on 19 Nov 2013 and Cameroon in December 2017 but have not come into force.

Map of Vietnam visa exemption policy for non-ordinary passport holders
Map of Vietnam visa exemption policy for non-popular passport holders

(Source: Wikipedia)

Vietnam visa exemption policy for those traveling to Phu Quoc Island

All travelers who directly visit Phu Quoc Island from a third country will be exempted from Vietnam visa requirements for up to 30 days. Travelers who are not exempted from visa requirements can visit Phu Quoc without a visa for up to 30 days.

V. Vietnam visa application – what to do for any traveler who needs a Vietnam visa

Vietnam visa perhaps does not pose any problem or difficulty for those who need a visa to enter Vietnam as at the moment, there are up to 3 ways to get a valid and legitimate Vietnam visa, namely:

  1. Apply for visa at Vietnam embassy;
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival; and
  3. Apply for e-visa.

Now, let’s learn one by one briefly.

3 ways to get a valid visa for Vietnam
3 ways to get a valid visa for Vietnam

1. Vietnam embassy visa (also known as Pre-arranged Vietnam visa)

This is the traditional way to obtain a visa for Vietnam. This kind of visa is issued by Vietnam missions in foreign countries (Vietnam embassy/consulate).

To get this kind of visa, applicants will normally need to:

  1. Visit website of the embassy/consulate with which they need to apply for the visa;
  2. Complete the form, stick your photo there and sign it;
  3. Travel to the embassy/consulate of Vietnam to submit the form together with original passport and other documents (as required) and pay the visa fee;
  4. Travel back home and wait;
  5. Travel to the embassy/consulate again to receive the passport together with visa stamp.

This whole process may take 3 to 5 working days. And it is available for both tourists and business travelers to Vietnam with a validity of up to 1 year. Vietnam visa cost of this kind varies by visa type and embassy as well.

Here are contact details of Vietnam embassy/consulate worldwide: Vietnam Embassy Directory.

2. Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA – also known as Vietnam visa at airport)

This kind of visa is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. This option is the most commonly used way to get the visa today due to these 5 undeniable advantages of Vietnam visa on arrival.

Its application covers 3 simple steps as follows:

  1. Applicants need to access to website of a Vietnam visa center, then complete an online form, and make payment of service fee to such center;
  2. After a certain period of time, normally 2 working days, they will receive a visa approval letter via email;
  3. They will show the letter to board the flight and then finally get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport by showing original passport and the visa approval letter and paying stamping fee.

This kind of visa is available for both tourists and business travelers to Vietnam with a validity of up to 1 year. But it is for those traveling to Vietnam by AIR only. The Vietnam visa cost may vary by visa type, normal or urgent processing, number of applicants in a group. You may see https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com/vietnam-visa-fees/ for reference.

This way of Vietnam visa application are very popular among travelers, and perhaps is the single option to get a visa within a few working hours. And in the VOA market today, there are hundreds of Vietnam visa centers, and which one to trust in becomes a concern of various travelers.

Here we will show you 5 criteria to identify a reliable Vietnam visa center to trust your money and therefore your trip as well.

3. Vietnam electronic visa (or E-visa)

This is the newest way of getting a visa for Vietnam. It has been introduced since February 1, 2017 in a 2-year pilot duration. This kind of visa takes 3 working days for processing, costs US$25 and is granted for single entry visits for up to 30 days to nationals of the 46 eligible countries.

To apply for e-visas,

  1. those citizens need to access to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt, complete the form with required information and documents.
  2. After that, they will receive an application code and will be asked to pay a non-refundable fee online.
  3. After around 3 working days for tourists to find out if their applications have been approved or not.
  4. If yes, they will receive a loose-leaf e-visa with a QR code. This visa should be then printed and showed to immigration officer at arrival gate in Vietnam as a part of the immigration process.

Here comes a brief description of 3 ways to get a visa for Vietnam today. A full comparison which provides you with basis to decide which one is the most suitable option for you is available here: 3 ways to get legitimate Vietnam visa.

This detailed Vietnam visa policy is collected by Vietnam-visa.com – a trustworthy Vietnam visa center with over 11 years of uninterrupted service in VOA market, assisting over 300,000 groups of travelers from over 210 countries to get a visa for Vietnam. In case you do not find any information you need in this post, feel free to let us know.

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Major urgent case successfully settled by Vietnam-visa.com

Vietnam visa is always the first thing to consider for your every trip to Vietnam. But for some reasons, including, but not limited to:

  1. urgent travel,
  2. no attention to visa before the trip or
  3. also no awareness of travel visa,

many travelers encounter problems with visa when their departure time for Vietnam is almost reached.

What if you have no visa while your flight to Vietnam is just few hours ahead
What if you have no visa while your flight to Vietnam is just few hours ahead

What if your flight is just few hours ahead and you have no Vietnam visa when it is required

Imagine what if you have no Vietnam visa and you cannot enter Vietnam. All things you have reserved for a Vietnam trip, including air tickets, hotels, tours, etc. will be cancelled, and all your money will be lost.

What can Vietnam-visa.com do for you in this case?

With over 11 years uninterruptedly serving over 300,000 groups of travelers to Vietnam from over 200 countries around the world, we – Vietnam-visa.com have thousands of times successfully assisting travelers who have no visa even when their departure is just a few hours, or even 30 minutes ahead.

► See why Vietnam-visa.com

Now, let’s learn how quick we can assist you to get the Vietnam visa approval letter

Although it is highly recommended that you apply for the visa to Vietnam at least 2 working days, we – Vietnam-visa can assist you to get the visa approval letter within 4 working hours, 2 working hours or even 1 working hour,  get it at weekend as well.

It is called super-urgent service

How to request the Vietnam visa super-urgent service

There are several ways to request a super-urgent visa approval letter with Vietnam-visa.com, including complete the online visa application form here: https://booking.visaonlinetovietnam.com/. After receiving your information, our consultant shall contact you for further processing.

However, in urgent cases, you may make errors in spelling upon completing the form. As such, we highly recommend you send us soft copy of your passport via whatsapp at +84.946.583.583, and telling us your type of visa. Our staff will complete the form on your behalf, get back to you with a payment link and process the visa approval letter for you as soon as possible.

SO, DON’T WORRY if you are in need for a last-minute visa for Vietnam. We are always here to assist you. Just call us at +84.946.583.583 at any time.

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9 most frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa in Spain 2018

With 11 years of uninterrupted service in assisting travelers getting a visa on arrival to Vietnam, we receives hundreds of questions from travelers all over the world. And here are the 9 most frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa in Spain.

1. Do I need a visa for Vietnam?

This question relates to  your nationality, not the country you are in.

In case you are Spanish citizens, you do not need Vietnam visa for 15 days in the country at maximum if:

  1. You have never been in Vietnam before; OR
  2. In case you have been in Vietnam before with visa exemption, your arrival date this time must be at least 30 days following the exit date of your last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.

You also do not need Vietnam visa if you directly travel to Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam, stay there for no more than 30 days and then leave it for a foreign territory or country outside Vietnam.

Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa to Vietnam. Here is full guide to get Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens.

In case you are just Spanish residents, not citizens, you need to check out to know whether you need a visa for your travel to Vietnam or not. To check it, please refer to https://www.visaonlinetovietnam.com.

2. How to apply for Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens?

At the moment, there are up to 3 ways to get a Vietnam visa for Spanish travelers, namely:

  1. Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy;
  2. Vietnam visa on arrival;
  3. Vietnam e-visa

– Vietnam evisa is for those traveling to Vietnam on tourist purpose with a stay of no more than 30 days in single entry. Soft copies of passport and photo are required for application online.

– Vietnam visa on arrival is for those traveling to Vietnam by AIR on both business and tourist purpose with short- or long-term stay in single/multiple entries. No document is required for application online. Its full process can be found here: Vietnam visa on arrival.

– Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy is for those traveling to Vietnam by ANY means of transport on both business and tourist purpose with short- or long-term stay in single/multiple entries. Its process, required documents may vary from embassy to embassy.

3. Can Spanish apply for Vietnam e-visa?

Yes. As a Spanish citizen, you are eligible for applying for Vietnam e-visa. The conditions are:

  1. Your stay in Vietnam is no more than 30 days;
  2. Your purpose of visit is tourism; AND
  3. Your entry is just single during your visa validity.

In case those conditions are not met, you can consider to apply for visa on arrival or visa at Vietnam embassy.

Here is full guide to get Vietnam visa in such ways: Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens.

4. Where to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?

To get Vietnam visa on arrival, you need to apply online for the visa approval letter beforehand, and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

To get this kind of visa, you need to submit the online form via a travel agent who then will work with the Vietnam Immigration to process your visa approval letter.

You can apply with us – Vietnam-visa.com – who have 11 years of experience, serve up to 300,000 groups of travelers from over 200 countries, or any travel agent you find reliable. In case you are not sure which one is considered reliable, read these 5 criteria to identify a reliable VOA service provider.

5. When to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?

Unlike visa to many countries which becomes valid from the date of issue, Vietnam visa becomes valid from the arrival date granted to you. So, you can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival at any time as you wish. It can be 1 year, 1 month in advance, but should be at least 3 working days before your departure, so that you have time to check your information and also can save you a lot of cost.

6. Is there any change regarding Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens in 2018?

Yes. There is a significant change in policy for Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens which was announced in June 2018. Accordingly, the policy on 15-day free Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens is extended for further 3 years, until June 2021.

The conditions to get Vietnam visa exemption for Spanish remain unchanged, as follows:

  1. They have never been in Vietnam before; OR
  2. In case they have been in Vietnam before with visa exemption, their arrival date this time must be at least 30 days following the exit date of their last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.

The ways to get Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens remain unchanged.

7. If I get my visa approval letter, do I need to provide it to the Vietnam embassy?

No.

The Vietnam visa approval letter is the document to get Vietnam visa on arrival. It is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department via a local travel agent (such as Vietnam-visa.com) and has nothing related to the Vietnam embassy.

In case you get the letter, you just need to show it to your airlines upon departure to get on board and then show it to Immigration officer at Vietnam airport to get visa stamped upon landing there.

8. Can I apply for Vietnam visa on arrival for my land border crossing to Vietnam?

No.

In this case, you need to apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy or Vietnam e-visa in case your stay in just 30 days at maximum in single entry and tourist purpose.

9. What if I change my arrival airport when I have already applied for my Vietnam visa online?

There is no problem at all.

As Vietnam visa on arrival can be picked up at any of 5 international airports of Vietnam (Noi Bai – Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat – Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Bi – Hai Phong, Cam Ranh – Khanh Hoa and Da nang – Da Nang city), you can switch among those 5 airports without any trouble or cost.

Here come the 9 questions most frequently asked by our travelers from Spain. In case your concern is not among them, feel free to contact us.

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How to identify a reliable Vietnam visa on arrival service provider

Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) has long been popular among both tourists and business travelers to Vietnam thanks to its convenience, simplicity in application and time saving as well.

In the market today, there are plenty of providers offering VOA service. So, the issue is how to identify a reliable one to trust our money. Here, in this short article, we recommend you 5 criteria to test a VOA service provider.

1. Identify how long they have been operated in VOA service market

Identify experience of the Vietnam visa on arrival service provider
Identify experience of the VOA service provider

Experience plays a very important role in every aspect. It comes through experiments or doing things practically. And it also comes from how you settle the issues you face during your path.

Experience become extraordinarily significant for a VOA service provider as they work with clients from long distance in different countries around the world with different urgent situations. The longer the experience is, the better the service provider performs, for sure.

So, the first criteria to identify a reliable service provider is to identify how long they have been established and operated in the market.

2. Test whether their hotline works 24/7

Test whether their hotline works 24/7 - Vietnam visa online
Test whether their hotline works 24/7

Almost service providers, including VOA service providers, have their own hotline to support clients. A lot of them publish that their hotline works 24 hours during 7 days per week. But is it true? Does it really work 24/7 to support you immediately when  you are in urgent need?

Make a test! Try calling them at night (their local time, Vietnam Time = GMT+7) and you will know the answer.  Of course, you should try twice or three times to make sure the hotline holder has time to wake up at night.

3. Read reviews of their clients

Read reviews of their clients - Vietnam visa
Read reviews of their clients

Clients’ reviews are really a great source for your trust. What clients talks about the service providers always serves as the best evidence for quality of their services.

Try to find out the reviews of the provider you intend to use before entrusting  your money on them.

4. Check whether they have a clear address

Check whether they have a clear address - Vietnam visa online
Check whether they have a clear address

Remember to always apply for your Vietnam visa online with a service provider with clear address. Otherwise, you cannot claim them on any media if you have problem with them without being settled by them.

Where to find their address: Check header, footer or the about/contact us sections in their website for their address.

Remember: Do not choose any agent having no clear address.s

5. Check whether delivery of visa approval letter is guaranteed with an exact time or just a planned time

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Check for their guarantee policy

As you may know, after googling Vietnam visa, the results will display numerous addresses for you to choose.

You may access to some, read their terms of use to know whether their processing time is clearly published, whether they commit to delivering the Vietnam visa approval letter to you at a certain time, and if not, what is expected to be provided to you as compensation by them. In case you do not wish to read the long terms of use, just make a call to them, inquire about their policies regarding service such as delivery times, guarantees, etc. They don’t have any policies? Do not choose.

These are 5 basic criteria to identify a reliable address on which you should entrust your money for a visa to Vietnam.