We are sorry to inform you that expedited or emergency visa services are NOT available on weekends at the moment as visa on arrival has been limited since 2020.
In this case, we suggest that you consider rescheduling your flight to Monday or Tuesday and wait for the e-visa to arrive or apply for a visa (if you have not already done so).
If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us visa online form or
We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused!
Online Vietnamese Visa Application
Visa on arrival
- Tourist visas (1 month, 3 months)
- Business visas (6 months, 1 year)
- Air travel only
- Tourist visas (30 days only)
- Business visas (sponsor required)
- Air, overland entry
Currently, the visa on arrival service is unavailable. Travelers are recommended to apply for an e-Visa instead.
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Visa On Arrival vs E-Visa
Compare the main differences between visa on arrival and e-visa for Vietnam:
|Major differences||Visa on arrival||E-Visa|
|Single entry (1 month)||Yes||Yes|
|Multiple entry (1 month / 3 months)||Yes||No|
|Standard processing||3-5 working days||5-7 working days|
|Stamping fee at Vietnam airport||US$25 for single entry||Not required (All included)|
|Photo requirement||2 photos at Vietnam airport||4*6 cm, no glasswear, recently taken|
|Scanned passport bio page||No||Yes|
Notes: As of 2023, the visa on arrival is only applicable to individuals entering Vietnam with an organized tour by a local tour operator.
Frequently asked questions
1. Is visa on arrival available right now?
Visa on arrival is still an option for travelers to Vietnam, but only for those who are part of an organized tour with a local tour operator. If you are not traveling with a tour operator, please apply for an e-visa instead.
2. What documents are needed to apply for a Vietnamese visa?
The following documents are required for a Vietnam visa application:
A passport with at least six months of validity remaining and at least two blank page for the visa stamp.
Two recent passport-sized photos (4*6cm).
A scan of passport data page (for e-visa)
Visa approval letter (for visa on arrival).
Credit/debit card for visa payment.
3. What are the common reasons for a Vietnam visa application to be rejected?
Some of the common reasons include:
Incomplete or incorrect information on the visa application form (Name does not match ICAO line).
Failure to meet the entry requirements for Vietnam, such as having a valid passport or not providing with correct passport sized photos and passport data page.
Violating Vietnam's immigration laws during a previous visit.
4. How long does Vietnam visa application take?
The standard processing time for a Vietnam E-Visa is generally 5-7 working days.
5. How long is a visitor visa to Vietnam?
A visitor or tourist visa allows its holders to stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days.