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Tourist visa for Vietnam: What You Need To Know

A travel to Vietnam can be one of the most life-changing and exciting adventures for travelers, but also one of the most challenging trip.

I spent 3 months in Vietnam, I know the tips and tricks to make the best of a trip to Vietnam. From the technical tips to the best-kept cultural secrets, these are the things you need to know before heading Vietnam.

Visa or no visa?

Most of travelers who come to Vietnam are required to have a valid visa before they arrive in Vietnam international airport. However, there are some nations which can enter the Vietnam visa for certain periods of time. Those countries are:

30 day visit: citizens of Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia...

21 day visit: citizens of Philippines

15 day visit: citizens of South Korea, Brunei, Finland, Russia, Denmark,...

Other countries are required to get a valid visa before arriving in Vietnam by air. The process is simple, but it take long time to get a valid visa. There are some ways to get a visa for Vietnam:

The first way: You can obtain a visa at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country. Each country’s requirements will vary change, so be sure that check the visa application procedure with the nearest embassy – and spend enough time to get everything completed before your trip to Vietnam. 3 weeks prior will usually leave enough time for Travel to Vietnam visa to be processed before a flight.

The second way: you can get a Visa on arrival Vietnam by using online visa which you have pre-registered before traveling. This can be done through a travel agency, and you will only need to fill in a online form (and pay for service fee). You are required to supply the detail information they need, they’ll either mail or email you an confirm letter. Be sure to take this letter with you as you may be denied boarding if you do not have a copy! When you arrive into the Vietnam you will be able to pay for your visa stamping fee and have the document issued.

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