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Vietnam, a Southeast Asian country that is well-known around the globe for its scenic beauty and heroic history. A lot of tourists visit Vietnam for its culture, affordability, and remarkable experience. Check out more on the Visa costs involved to visit Vietnam.
Depending on which agency you choose, this is how much a visa to Vietnam costs:
|Single Entry with 1-month validity
|Single Entry with 3- month validity
|Multiple Entry with 1-month validity
|Multiple Entry with 3-month validity
|Multiple Entry with 1- year validity
24 countries in the world are exempted from visa compulsion to Vietnam (valid for a specific number of days). However, if you do not belong to those countries, then you will have to take a visa compulsory. Different ways to get a visa to Vietnam and their cost are mentioned below.
You can get a visa to Vietnam in three ways:
Vietnam Immigration Department offers e-Visa to foreigners entering the country. Vietnam launched its E-visa program in 2017, and as of July 2020, citizens of 80 countries are eligible for e-Visa. Vietnam e-Visa allows a single entry and is valid for only 30 days (dates are to be mentioned at the time of application).
Before you apply for e-Visa, make sure that your nationality is permitted for it. The documentation and payment for e-visa are made totally online, and you won’t have to visit any Vietnamese embassy.
Make sure you have a valid passport and valid means of payment (credit card or debit card).
The e-Visa process is affordable and doesn’t take much time. The government fee you will have to pay for e-Visa is 25 USD, and the time for the process is three business days.
You can get an extension on 30 days e-Visa, but that can only be done by being in Vietnam. If you have e-Visa, there is no need for you to stand in on the arrival queue. You can show your visa directly at the immigration counter.
Completing the whole process of visa online will allow you a single entry and will be valid for 30 days only. So, if you are planning for multiple entries and visa approval for more than 30 days, e-Visa on Arrival is a better option. Visa on Arrival will get you to Vietnam more quickly.
There are two types of fees included in Visa on Arrival –
1. Visa Approval Fee
2. Visa Stamping Fee
For being eligible for a visa on Arrival, you will need a Letter of Approval. If you have a Vietnamese embassy nearby, you can get it done in person. If not, then there are many trusted travel agencies and trusted sites approved by the Vietnam Immigration Department that will give you a letter of approval for a fee.
This is the fee that you will pay for getting the Letter of Approval, which is required to get a visa stamp at the airport. Service fee varies on how fast you want your process to be finished.
The service fee is based on the type of processing.
Below given is the pricing based on the average of various sites.
*May vary based on the travel agency or online sites you select
This is the fee that you will have to pay in cash during your Arrival at any International Airport in Vietnam. The stamping fee is counted on the basis of the number of times you travel to and from Vietnam.
The stamping fee is fixed by the Vietnamese Government. The Pricing table for Stamping Fee is given below:
|Single / Multiple Entry
|For 30 days
|For less than 90 days
|From 30 days to less than 90
|from 90 days to less than 180 days
|For one year
*While calculating your price check both – Service Fee and Stamping Fee
With the Letter of Approval, stamping fee in your pockets and other important documents, you are all set to travel to Vietnam. But don’t forget to get your passport stamped on Arrival.
If you are planning to apply for a Vietnam visa through Embassy, make a prior appointment at any nearby Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. The process of getting a visa approved by the Embassy can take from 7 – 10 working days. Consular visa is valid for up to 12 months.
The application fee and validity of your visa in case of a Consular visa depend on the country you are applying from and also on the reason for your stay.
If you are far from the Embassy, the process can be done online too, but it is not the same as e-Visa.
To know about the exact price, reach out to the nearest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate through phone, mail, or in person.
In most countries, you will have to face the consequences if you overstay your visa, whether it is the United States or Vietnam. The charges you will face may vary from nothing to hundreds of dollars, and it depends on how much you overstayed, the reason, and also on the officer investigating you.
Overstaying for much longer can result in detainment, deportation and sometimes you might not be able to see this beautiful country again. So, it is advised to check your visa validity date as soon as you reach Vietnam.
If you are in love with this country and want to extend your stay, it can be done by Visa Extension or Renewal. The process of Extension can take up to seven working days.
When you extend your visa, you are eligible for a longer stay without leaving the country. If you plan to extend your visa for one month, you must have a current visa of one or more months. Depending on your nationality, the extension cost may vary from USD 60 to USD 155.
To the extent the visa for three months, you must have a current visa of three or more months. The cost of extension can vary from USD 180 – USD 310, depending on your nationality.
Visa Renewal gives you a new visa stamp and a new duration for your stay. You can renew your visa as a one-month single entry or three months single or multiple entries. The cost of a visa renewal is between USD 200 to USD 350, depending on your nationality. To get accurate information, it is advised to contact the Vietnam Immigration Department in advance.