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.
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, Japan, Korea and Romania;
(b) Nationals of Singapore, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand for 30 days;
(c) Nationals of the Philippines for 21 days;
(d) Transit passengers continuing their journey within 72 hours if proved
holding valid return or onward tickets.
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
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.
Cheap Vietnam Tours can arrange
visas for the traveler whose Vietnam
travel services are arranged
by our company. Please be kindly informed that Cheap Vietnam Tours 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
The passport details, arrival and
departure dates are faxed/emailed to Cheap Vietnam Tours no later than 14
working days before the visitors' arrival into Vietnam.
Cheap Vietnam Tours submits the
above-mentioned details to the Immigration Department.
The Immigration Department informs
Cheap Vietnam Tours of the visa approval.
Cheap Vietnam Tours 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.
Cheap Vietnam Tours does not
charge any fee 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 25/person (for a single-entry visa)
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
Cheap Vietnam Tours 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
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