Vietnam Emergency Visa

If you find yourself in an emergency situation and require your Vietnam visa urgently or need to enter Vietnam on a short notice, you can avail of the expedited visa service to accelerate your pending or new visa application.

Emergecy visa on arrival: If you do not have time to apply for an e-visa, obtaining a visa on arrival approval letter is an option. It takes about 4-8 working hours (Monday to Friday) to receive one. If you require urgent assistance, please email us at sales@myvietnamvisa.com (24/7 support).

Special notes

  • The 4-8 hour e-visa processing service is currently unavailable for requests on weekends or public holidays.
  • If we are not able to obtain the e-visa within the promised time-frame, we will issue a full refund upon your request.
  • For urgent assistance with flights departing in less than 4-8 hours or on weekends (Saturday, Sunday), please contact us via 24/7 email support or  .
WHEN? SERVICE? HOW TO APPLY
Less than 8 hours If your flight is in less than 8 hours, please choose our "Same day processing" to have the visa letter ready in 4-8 working hours. Apply Online
Less than 24 hours If your flight is in less than 24 hours on weekdays, you can choose "Urgent 1 working day" option. Apply Online
Less than 3 days You can choose our "Urgent 2 working day service" which will deliver the visa on arrival pre-approved letter within 2 business days (Monday-Friday) Apply Online
Less than a week You can choose our "Standard processing" which will deliver the approval letter in less than 7 working days. Apply Online

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1 Select type of visa
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1 Month Single Entry (Tourism)
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Delivery options Estimated delivery time
Standard processing (5-7 working days)
18:30 - Tuesday, July 23 2024 (1 week, 3 days from now)
Urgent 2 Working Days (Mon-Fri)
14:30 - Wednesday, July 17 2024 (4 days, 19 hours from now)
Urgent 1 Working Day (Mon-Fri)
18:30 - Monday, July 15 2024 (2 days, 23 hours from now)
Same Day (4-8 Working Hours)
14:30 - Monday, July 15 2024 (2 days, 19 hours from now)
*Calculation time is based on local time in Vietnam. The current time in Vietnam right now is 19:18 Friday, July 12, 2024 (GMT+7).

How to apply

Step 1

Before you apply

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Check your flight time

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Kindly ensure that you verify the processing time of your e-visa against your flight schedule. In the event that the e-visa delivery time is not expected to be completed before your flight check-in, we recommend that you reschedule your flight to a later time.

Check the time difference

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Be aware that our processing time is based on Vietnam local time (GMT+7). We recommend that you consider the time difference between your country of residence and Vietnam to be sure that you calculate the correct time for your flight.

Get help with your urgent e-visa application

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If you are unsure how to begin the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp. Our team will be happy to assist you and guide you through the entire process.

Step 2

Prepare required documents

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For expedited service for pending e-visa application, please provide us with your e-visa code and the email address associated with it.

To apply for a new e-visa, you will need to provide us with a scanned copy of your passport's bio page and one photo measuring 4cm x 6cm.

Make sure your passports must have a validity of at least six months remaining.

Step 3

Apply for your emergency visa

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Detailed guide for the emergency application process:

1 - Expedited service for pending e-visa applications: Start your application here.

2 - New emergency e-visa application: Please start here.

Information for applying for an emergency visa to Vietnam

The standard processing time for a Vietnam e-visa is usually 3-5 business days. It is advised that you submit your application at least 2-3 weeks before your scheduled departure date to allow sufficient time to receive the visa before you fly. In case of emergencies, an e-visa can be processed within one working day or even as quickly as 4-8 working hours during a weekday.

Emergency visa in brief:

Fastest processing time:

  • 2-4 working hours (Mon-Fri)

Weekend and holiday processing:

  • Not unavailable (Earliest would be Monday’s 14:00)

Available methods:

  • Expedited e-visa processing (pending application)
  • Emergency e-visa processing (new application)

Emergency visa on arrival:

  • Not available

Emergency visa fees:

  • 48 USD - 123 USD

Apply for emergency visa to Vietnam

There are three ways to obtain an emergency visa, including expedited pending e-visa application processing, emergency e-visa service, and urgent visa on arrival service. The cost of the expedited service generally ranges between 50 to 135 USD, depending on the processing time, which can take anywhere from 8 hours to 1 working day.

Vietnam expedited e-visa service

If you already applied on the official website and your visa has not been approved yet. Kindly use this link for expedited e-visa service

  1. Access our website: https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html (Then choose "Expedited pending e-visa")
  2. Fill in with your pending e-visa code. The evisa code or registration code looks like this: E230319USA561922315811.
  3. Choose the appropriate processing time: Same day, 1 working day or 2 working days (It shows you the estimated delivery time respectively).
  4. Pay the expedited service fee.
  5. Wait for the e-visa to be approved and delivered to your email within the indicated time.

Notes:

  • The expedited service fee does not include the e-visa fee (25 USD)  on the official website.
  • The e-visa application must be “in processing”, if the status is “amending” or “waiting for payment”, you will need to go back to the official website to update your information or pay the e-visa fee.
  • The expedited fee is non-refundable unless your e-visa is not delivered on time within the indicated time.

Vietnam emergency e-visa processing

If you have not applied for your e-visa yet, you can start the emergency visa application as follows:

  1. Visit our e-visa application form at https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html (Then choose "New e-visa application")
  2. Choose the processing times that fit you the most (Same day, 1 working day, 2 working days)
  3. Fill in the form with required information such as photos, passport data page scan, personal and travel information
  4. Review the information carefully and make the payment
  5. Receive the e-visa by email within the indicated delivery time.

Notes:

  • The emergency e-visa fee is non-refundable once the visa application is sent out for processing.
  • Double check your information carefully to make sure everything is correct. E-visa is non-amendable once it is issued.

When

Available service

Application

Less than a week

Standard 5-7 working days

Apply online

Less than 3 days

Urgent 2 working days

Apply online

Less than 2 days

Urgent 1 working day (Processed within 24 hours)

Apply online

Vietnam emergency visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is also an option for emergency cases. However, it is applicable to air travel only or you need to fly to one of the 8 international airports in Vietnam to get the visa stamped.

How to apply:

  1. Visit our website at https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html
  2. Choose "visa on arrival" option.
  3. Fill in with personal and travel information.
  4. Receive the pre-approved visa letter as soon as 1-2 working hours.
  5. Print it out, prepare 2 passport photos (4*6cm), pre-fill the entry/exit form.
  6. Fly and get the visa stamped upon arrival at the visa-on-arrival counter at Vietnam airport.

Notes:

  • Visa on arrival is currently limited for those who travel on a tour package with a local tour operator only.
  • You can not get a visa directly at Vietnam airport. An approval letter is required before departure.

Summary of available methods to get a rush visa for Vietnam

Comparison table of the most common ways to obtain a visa in urgent situations:

Method

Processing time (fastest)

Fees

Notes

Expedited e-visa

4-8 working hours (Mon-Fri)

50-80$

Not available on weekend / public holidays

Emergency e-visa (New application)

1 working day

50-120$

Not available on weekend / public holidays

Visa on arrival

2-4 working hours (Mon-Fri)

29-139$

Available for those who travel on a tour package only.

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Šárka Minářová
Czechia

Hello, I applied for an e-visa on 7.3. 16:17 Vietnamese time, unfortunately I did not provide the full address of the accommodation. I am leaving on Monday at 10 am. How should I proceed, should I apply for an emergency visa? Thank you

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@Šárka Minářová, it is recommended that you wait until noon on Monday (Vietnam time) before checking the status of your application. If you have not provided a full residential address in Vietnam, the status will be changed to 'amending application', requiring you to update your actual address in Vietnam.

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David
United States

I applied for a evisa on Feb 26th. On Feb 28th, I got a response to amend my application as I had not written the address off the hotel in full when I applied. I resubmitted it. When should I expect a response from them? Should I do the expedited processing? I want to get my visa by Friday March 1st.

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@David, if your application requires updates or amendments, approval may take a few additional days, provided that you have resubmitted everything correctly. We recommend that you regularly check the status of your application for any further notices.

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/tra-cuu-thi-thuc

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Ararat Danelyan
Armenia

Hello dear Sir/Madam, on January 27th I left Vietnam and on the same day I applied for the tourist e-visa, today I got an answer that my application is amended because currently I am in Vietnam 🇻🇳, but since January 27th I am in Cambodia 🇰🇭, please let me know what can I do? Thanks

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@Ararat Danelyan, it is not possible to obtain a new visa while you are still in Vietnam on an existing visa. Therefore, we advise that you exit Vietnam before applying for a new visa to return.

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Sam
India

Hi , we had applied for a e-visa through a travel agent . The agent has made a spelling mistake in my last name . We have received our visa with the same mistake . We are travelling in 3 days . Can I apply for a new e-visa ?

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@Sam, we recommend that you apply for a new visa with the correct information, as you cannot use the current one due to the spelling mistake in your last name.

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Esmée Wirtz
Netherlands

Hi, I have a granted e-visa but it contains my old passport number. I receive my new passport tomorrow. Our flight to Hanoi is on January 10th at 10am. Is it possible to apply for a new e-visa or do I have to make a request to change the passport number on my granted e-visa?

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@Esmée Wirtz, It is not possible to make changes to your existing e-visa. Therefore, we advise that you apply for a new emergency e-visa or obtain an approval letter for a visa on arrival using your new passport.

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Sally
Australia

Hi I applied for my e-visa on January 4 around 4pm but my flight is on the 9th of Jan at 9pm. What is the latest time I should wait before applying for an expedited e-visa service that allows my visa to come on arrival. Is it better to apply for an emergency visa on arrival or an expedited e-visa service in this scenario?

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Hello Sally, we advise that you wait until 12:00 noon on Monday, January 8th, to see if you receive your e-visa. If you do not receive it by then, you may consider using expedited service or emergency visa-on-arrival options.

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Jemima Mapperson
Australia

Hi I did my e visa today (Friday) and my flight is at 11pm next Wednesday (10th). How long should I wait before getting an expedited service? Thanks Jemima

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Hello Jemima, you can wait until Wednesday morning before considering the expedited service. Hopefully, you will receive your e-visa by that time.

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J Rumsby
Australia

Hey I applied for my Visa on 30 January. I missed my booked flight on 2nd but wanting to know if I should expedite the visa or wait another day before doing so?

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Hello, if you applied on December 30th, then today (January 2nd) is the first working day since your application. Therefore, we advise you to wait one more day before applying for an emergency visa on arrival or an expedited e-visa service.

P.S.: If you have already rescheduled your flight, it is advisable to wait for your e-visa to be issued before booking another one.

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Spencer Holmes
Australia

Hey mate, in your response to some questions you state that it is too late to get an E-visa expedited then to others with similar time frames that it is possible. Your website also states that you can get urgent 4-8 hour E- visa’s expedited but you say in the reply’s that it is too late so just want to clear up wether I am able to get an E-visa expedited , I applied for my e-visa on the 27th of December and my flight is on the 3rd of December in the afternoon.

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Hello Spencer Holmes,

Greetings and Happy New Year.

Currently, it is possible to expedite your pending e-visa application within 4-8 working hours. Therefore, we advise you to wait until 12:00 PM on January 2nd to see if you receive your e-visa. If not, you can choose to expedite it for same-day processing, allowing you to fly on January 3rd.

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Rebecca Coslani
Australia

Hi I applied for an e visa on 26 December and my flight is in the 31 December. My e visa has not come through yet. Do I still have time to apply for an emergency visa or should I wait and go through the visa process when I arrive in Vietnam? Thank you

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Hello Rebecca, we are afraid that it is too late to expedite your pending application or to get an emergency approval letter for a visa on arrival. We hope your application will be approved today so that you can travel on December 31.

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Lena Vorontsova
Ukraine

Hi there, I applied for the e-visa on Sunday (24th of December) and our flight is on Thursday ( 28th of December) is it possible to expedite it? If not , and if don’t receive my visa before Wednesday noon, what are my options? Thank you

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Hello Lena, it is possible to expedite your pending e-visa application. However, we recommend waiting until mid-day on December 27th to decide on using the expedited service if you haven't received it by then.

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Abhishek
India

@Nishit i am in the same boat. My family of four planning to go. The visa was showing three working days to process. I applied on 14th and yet only three members have received so far. I am yet to receive the visa result. There is no reply from the Vietnam Immigration department for the emails or feedback sent. Dont know what else i can do.

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Nishit
India

Hi, applied visa on December 14th for 2 applicants but only one got approved and our flight is on December 21st. Can i expedite my e-visa?

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@Nishit, It is not possible to expedite an ongoing e-visa application at the moment. Therefore, we advise that you wait for your visa application to be processed or consider rescheduling your flight if it does not come in time.

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Nakul Kothari
India

Hi - I wanted to check if 25th Dec (Monday) is a holiday at the embassy or is it a normal working day? I have applied for an e-visa. And wanted to confirm if I should count 25th Dec as a normal working day.

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@Nakul Kothari, Yes, December 25th is still a working day in Vietnam, and it may not affect the visa application process.

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John R
Ireland

Hi there - I applied for the e visa on Sunday and our flight is on Thursday. Is it possible to expedite this? Thank you! If not, can we apply for emergency visa on arrival with a colour scan of passport, passport style photos (ie small) and a printed receipt of the hotels that we are staying in for the entire 2 week trip?

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@John R, The e-visa application process usually takes 3-5 working days. If you applied on Sunday, you may receive it around Friday. We recommend waiting until noon on Wednesday to check for your e-visa status. If you haven't received it by then, you can consider applying for an emergency approval letter for visa on arrival.

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Nancy Lee
Australia

Hi - I just submitted my visa application directly through the embassy (14th December) for my flight on the 20th December. I have been reading that visa processing may take 4-6 Business Days. Is it possible to request an expedited visa with MyVietnamVisa ?

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@Nancy Lee, It is not possible to expedite your pending e-visa application at the moment. Therefore, we advise that you wait until Tuesday next week to see if you receive your visa, and then decide whether to apply for the emergency visa on arrival.

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Angela Berry
United States

Will my visa be rejected if the middle name does not appear on the visa application but is on the passport?

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Yes, there is a high chance that your visa application will be rejected because the information entered does not match your passport details.

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Ricardo Rico
United Kingdon

My flight is 11am UK time on Wednesday. I applied over the weekend but it is still processing? Can I apply now for a 24 hour processing visa to ensure I receive it on time? Or would applying now disrupt my original request?

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@Ricardo Ricom, We are afraid that it is not possible to expedite an ongoing e-visa application at the moment. Therefore, we advise you to wait for your e-visa to be issued before booking your travel.

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Liz hoffman
United States

I fly tomorrow morning and my visa is still processing. What are my options?

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@Liz hoffman, Unfortunately, there is no way to get an emergency visa on the weekend; therefore, we hope that your visa will be issued shortly today!

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Peter
Czechia

Hi, we have requested an e-visa on 6/12 4:30 Vietnam time. Could you please let me know what are normal processing times these days and when should we expect them since they are still "in processing" ? Does the third working day rule mean end of working day today 8/12 (18:00 Vietnam time)? Our flight to SGN is next Wednesday 13/12 at 7:00 Vietnam time. When should I expedite this (or apply for emergency visa) if don't receive e-visa? Thanks

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@Peter, It normally takes 3-5 working days for an e-visa application to be approved. Therefore, If you do not receive it by midday on 12 December, it is advised that you apply for an emergency visa on arrival just to be sure.

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Jasmine ho
United States

I uploaded the photo but it does not meet the requirements of a passport photo. Should I wait to get a response or should I file for another e visa request?

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@Jasmine ho, We advise that you wait for your e-visa application status to change to "amending application" so that you can re-upload your photo within your existing application.

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Cheyenne Macatangay
Canada

My husband and I sent our requests for Vietnam visas three days ago. Unfortunately when my husband sent his, he had forgot his middle name. I told him this and he sent in a request to add it in within 10 minutes after he initially sent his original. Do you think it will be ok and his name will be corrected since we were quick to change it? Will it take longer than usual?

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@Cheyenne Macatangay, Unfortunately, it will cause a delay to your original application because once it is submitted, it cannot be amended until the status changes to "amending application". We advise you to check your application status regularly and update your name once it is open for editing.

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Taylor
United States

I applied for a visa days ago but didn’t list an intended address. My husband’s visa was denied because of that but mine still says in processing. I submitted mine a day earlier than him. Should I submit a new e-visa now or keep waiting? We leave on Monday 12/4.

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@Taylor, If your husband's visa was denied because he did not provide a residential address in Vietnam, there is a high chance that your application will also be rejected. We advise you not to submit a new application until you receive the result of the current one.

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Joseph Deveau
United States

My e-visa needed me to update my name but I missed the email until now. Flight to Vietnam is tomorrow morning from Chiangmai. I have sent the update but status is “ in processing “ Not sure what to do now. Any help?

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@Joseph Deveau, Unfortunately, it is not possible to expedite your pending e-visa application or obtain an emergency visa approval letter by tomorrow morning. Therefore, we advise that you reschedule your flight and wait for your e-visa to be issued.

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Andy Brisbois
United States

Hello, I applied for an evisa on November 6. I received an email having me update my address I will be staying in Hanoi. I immediately updated my application. I since have not received anything. My flight is on November 15. What do you recommend I do?

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@Andy Brisbois, After you update your application, it may take another day or two for your visa to be issued. If you do not receive it by 13 Nov, you can contact the Immigration office for your application status or apply for an emergency visa approval letter for visa on arrival.

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Chen
Taiwan

Hi, I have applied for an e visa on the 3rd November, and I received an email with “full name incorrect “ (amending status) on the 7th. I corrected my name immediately and checked again yesterday(the 8th Nov.), it was in processing. I’m planning to Da Nang on the 14th afternoon. What should I do if I can’t get my visa before the 14th? Appreciate your advice!

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@Chen, Based on our past experience, the process may take an additional day for the e-visa to be issued after the amendment. We advise that you contact the Immigration office if you do not receive it by Monday.

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/lien-he

 

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Kennedy loi
Australia

Hi there, I have applied for an e visa on the 3rd of November and it’s the 8th now but I have yet to receive anything. My flight is on the 13th morning. What should I do? Please advise ! Thank you

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@Kennedy loi, The e-visa process takes 3-5 working days. If you applied on the 3rd of November, today (8th November) would be the third working day. We advise you to wait until the end of tomorrow, and if you have not received it by then, you may contact the immigration office directly to inquire about the status of your application.

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Leon Wood
Australia

Hi there, I applied for a Visa early on 5th of October and have not received anything by 9th October end. My flight is on the 11th of October. What should I do if my visa doesn't come tomorrow?

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@Leon Wood, You can apply for an emergency visa approval letter for visa on arrival if your e-visa does not arrive on time. If you applied on October 5th, today is the third working day (counting from October 6th and excluding weekends).

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Michal Schneider
Czech Republic

Hello, We are two travelers, now in Cambodia due to visa expiring in Thailand. We wanted to visit Vietnam, but applied for e-visa just Yesterday (sunday). We know the time for approval is 3-5 days. But is it possible to speed our application so we have visa tomorrow? Thank you for reply.

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@Michal Schneider, Unfortunately, it's currently not possible to obtain an emergency e-visa. However, you can contact this company for their emergency visa on arrival service.

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Colm Cooney
Ireland

I applied for an e visa on the of Sept and the requested a new passport scan which I sent, the a corrected expiration. We are a group of four and all three have received visas since last week. I also can’t enter the system to check on mine. I want to leave on Friday can you advise what to do.

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@Colm Cooney, If you do not receive your visa by tomorrow, Wednesday, we advise you to contact the visa office for the status of your application. Below is the contact form:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/lien-he

 

 

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Hollie Walker
United Kingdom

Hello, Could you please advise - I was due to fly to Vietnam today but unfortunately my e-visa needed amended due to a middle name. I amended the e-visa on Wednesday 20/09 morning, however this is still processing. My Thailand visa runs out on 28/09 so I need to leave before then. I am a British passport holder and aware that we automatically get 15 days upon arrival in Vietnam. Am I able to travel to Vietnam and use the 15 days whilst awaiting the e-visa to come through, would this be an option? any help and advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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@Hollie Walker, UK passport holders are exempt from visa requirements for Vietnam for 45 days. Therefore, if you stay for no longer than 45 days, you do not need a visa.

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Rush K
Australia

Hi Lan, Thank you for your answer below. Apologies for so many questions in advance! Should I apply for a new multi entry visa before I depart for Vietnam, Will that impact my current visa? Or Is it possible to apply for another single entry visa once I’m in Vietnam? Or can I change my single entry visa to multi entry once I’m in Vietnam. I’m concerned about the overlapping dates as well (my current single entry visa is from 23rd September to 15th October and the new visa I need for my flight back from Cambodia is for the 13th of October). Or should I only apply for the new visa once I’ve left Vietnam?

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@Rush K, While there is no issue with applying for a new multiple-entry visa, it may not be issued in time for your travel date (23rd Sept). Therefore, we advise keeping your current visa and applying for a new one (single entry) once you leave Vietnam.

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Rush K
Australia

Hi there! I applied for my e-visa to Vietnam and got it from 23rd September to 15th of October. It is a single entry visa. I plan to fly out to Cambodia for a week (6th of October 13th of October) and fly back to Australia on the early morning of 13th. The issue is that my flight will be visa Ho Chi Minh City and I have a connecting flight which requires me to self check in at Ho Chi Minh City as it’s two separate airlines. I can t tell if I’ll be allow to do that or do I need to apply for another visa? Are you able to advise on that? I’m about to fly to Vietnam so I do t want to re-apply for the visa and risk my existing e-visa becoming invalid. Should I apply of another single entry visa when I get to Vietnam or even a multi entry? I know once a visa is issued it can’t be modified so please helo me understand what my options are.

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@Rush K, Yes, if you exit the transit area for self-transfer, you will require another single entry visa. It is not possible to get an emergency visa on weekend, we advise that you consider visa on arrival option for tomorrow, Monday.

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Oona
United Kingdom

Hey I applied for my Evisa and had to update my middle name, this was corrected on 11/09/23 - my application still says processing but I am travelling on 17/09/23 which only leaves tomorrow as the last business day. What should I do? Do you think it will come by the end of day tomorrow? Thanks

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@Oona, Normally, it takes an additional day or two for the amended application to be approved. Therefore, we think that your visa will be issued before your travel date. We recommend that you check your e-visa status frequently on the official website for any updates.

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Panos Gklinos
Greece

Hello. I applied for an e-visa on Sunday 03/09 but I don't have news yet (4 business days). My flight is in 6 days and I have started worrying. What should I do?

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@Panos Gklinos, September 3rd and 4th are public holidays and not working days. If you haven't received your e-visa one day before your departure date, we recommend contacting the official website directly for assistance with your e-visa application status.

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Ravi
Australia

Hi, I applied for Vietnam e-visa on 31st August which is last Thursday. I got an email saying to re upload my passport ID photo (Passport page image incorrect) on 6th September(Wednesday) which I did on the same day. My flight is tomorrow 9th September (Saturday) and my visa application is still in processing stage. Is there anything you can help to expedite this application? Thank you very much!

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@Ravi, Unfortunately, expedited service is not available at this time. You can contact the Immigration office directly through the webpage below for assistance with your application status:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/lien-he

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Dustin Schierman
United States

Hello, I applied for a visa over a week ago. I forgot to add my middle name and it was denied. I corrected it and resubmitted. It has been in process for a week. I am supposed to leave in a couple days. Is there anything I can do to get a quick visa?

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@Dustin Schierman, Please be advised that there was a long weekend holiday in Vietnam from September 01 to September 04, which may have been the reason for the delay. Furthermore, if an application has errors or requires corrections, it may take longer than usual for the process to be completed. We advise that you do not book your flight before receiving your visa or consider rescheduling it in case you do not receive it 12 hours before your departure.

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Ashley Leidolf
United States

Hello, am a US citizen and I entered Vietnam on a single visit tourist visa on Aug 5, 2023 that was valid until September 3. I am now flying to Cambodia for 2 days and planned to return to Vietnam, but I just realized my visa was for single use. Am I able to upgrade my visa to multiple entry or can I get a new single entry visa for Vietnam even though my first one has not expired?

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@Ashley Leidolf, It is not possible to upgrade your existing e-visa to multi-entry; therefore, you can apply for a new single entry visa while you are in Cambodia. Please note that when you exit Vietnam, the ongoing visa (single entry) will be invalid.

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Vivek
India

I applied for my e visa on 17/07/2023. The status at the moment is In Processing. I realised today that I have my vision glasses in the photo I have uploaded although they don't have a bulky frame and my eyes and face is clearly visible. I have still sent a request through the official website sharing the concern. Is it that even vision glasses are not considered?

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@Vivek, According to the information on the official e-visa website, glasses are not allowed for visa photos. If you have already contacted the Immigration Department, we advise you to wait for their response on how to change or amend your uploaded photos.

Source: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/faq

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Trinity Wardle
United States

We applied for our Visa on Sat June 24th. The e-Visa application required a new photo. We have updated the photo but our travel date is this Saturday July 1st. Will this be enough time to have the visa approved before end of day on Friday?

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@Trinity Wardle, We cannot confirm if your visa will be approved by Friday or not. Generally, if your resubmitted application is accepted, it takes another day or two for your e-visa to be issued. We advise you to frequently check the e-visa status page for updates on your application.

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Anthony Ng
Hong Kong

I applied for my visa on 9/6, and I got an update on 13/6 that I need to submit a new passport image. I submitted the new passport image on 13/6. When do you think I can receive the visa?

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@Anthony Ng, Unfortunately, we are not able tell you when your visa will be approved as it is issued on a case-by-case basis. Normally, the process takes approximately 3 working days. However, if there were errors in your application, it may require an additional 2-3 working days for approval.

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Steve Allsopp
United Kingdom

Hi, we applied for our Visas on 10/6 and haven’t heard anything yet, even though it’s into the 4th business day. We’re due to travel into Vietnam on 20/6 so starting to get a little worried. Do you know if there’s any reason why Visas might be taking a little longer to process at the moment?

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@Steve Allsopp, Normally, it takes 3-5 working days, so we believe that you may receive your visa on Friday (16 June). Please keep checking the "search visa" page on the official website for updates on your application. Sometimes it may take longer if your photos do not meet the requirements by the Immigration office!

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Pradyumn Yadav
India

Hey, I applied for my evisa on 9th June. It’s been 4 working days but still the status of my e-visa application is in processing. I have a flight scheduled for June 15th at 8 pm. Should I expedite the process or should I wait?

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@Pradyumn Yadav, If you applied on June 9th, today (June 14th) is the 3rd working day. We advise you to wait until tomorrow morning to see if you will receive your visa.

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Chloe
United States

We applied for evisa last 6/8 and I got it approved on 6/12 but my husband and children got denied cause children needs seperate e visa. We put children under my husband’s application. There was a section that we put minors under us. Anyway we applied again 6/12 and wondering if we can fly on 6/14 8 pm flight entering Vietnam on 6/15 morning. How can I expedite the process? We are US citizen but leaving from Korea.

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@Chloe, The e-visa processing has been very quick recently, so we advise you to wait until noon on June 14th before deciding whether it is necessary to use the expedited service or not.

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Pawan Paul lakra
India

2nd working day over …my flight for Vietnam is on 23rd of night from Kolkata India …I am wondering on Monday will I get my Evisa because from 13th my card the payment was not accepting .it was showing failure almost 20 times.finally somehow on 18th Morning at 1:00 am Online payment was accepted.Fingers crossed for the Evisa .I have only Monday in my hand otherwise need to change the whole schedule.pls help

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@Pawan Paul lakra, Normally, it takes 3 working days (after payment is made) for the e-visa to be issued. However, many of our customers reported that they received their visas in just 1 working day. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hopefully you will receive it on Monday.

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NATALIE BELL
New Zealand

Please help. We are leaving for Vietnam tomorrow morning from Singapore (on New Zealand passports) and our visa is still 'in processing.' I have emailed twice now without response. Do we need to expedite this? Will the visa be processed overnight or is it only in hours? Thanks!!!!

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@NATALIE BELL, The e-visa process usually takes about 3 working days. Therefore, we advise that you wait until the end of today to see if you receive it in time for your morning flight tomorrow.

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James
Canada

I applied for a visa for my wife and I on April 29th, and they are still coming up as in processing when we check the status. We have flights on the 11th of May. Is the processing taking longer than normal? Should we try to expedite it?

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@James, The long weekend holiday may have caused a delay, but we believe that you will receive your visa soon, on May 10th. Please stay tuned!

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Raj
India

I have applied visa on 3rd May and its almost 4th business day today and still not received visa and I have flight tomorrow so I have to delay flight one more day to 11th. But what do u suggest should I wait tomorrow or should I have to expedite ?please help

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@Raj, The processing of visas may have been affected due to the recent public holiday (05 days). We recommend that you wait a little longer and see if your visa will be issued tomorrow, May 10th.

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Emily Sheehan
New Zealand

Hi there, I applied for e-visa on Monday May 1, and my flight into Vietnam is 11 May. Do you think the visa will be approved in that time or do I need to expedite it ? Thanks

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@Emily, Based on our customers feedback:

  • 90% of them received their visas in less than 3-4 working days.
  • 10% experienced a delay due to errors in their application.

Therefore, if you are not in a hurry, we advise you to wait a few more days for your application to be approved.

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Prachi C
India

Hi, I had applied for evisa yesterday but I have noticed my nationality is been filled wrong in the application, which I noticed post the payments. Is there anyway to resolve the issue?

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@Prachi C, In most cases, the e-visa application cannot be edited/amended once it is submitted. We advise that you contact the Immigration office as soon as possible to see if any changes can be made before the visa is issued.

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Tony Maul
United States

I am a US citizen trying to get an emergency visa to Viet Nam from Bangkok. My flight leaves in 24 hours, and my current visa application is delayed. I see on your web site that Visa on Arrival services are unavailable. Do you have another service that will work for me?

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@Tony Maul, Emergency visa on arrival is currently unavailable. Please use the following link to request an expedited e-visa processing. It can be done as soon as 18:30 PM tomorrow, Vietnam time.

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Mel Boarer
Australia

I was hoping to get some help expediting my current e-visa application. I applied earlier in the month, but it was denied due to the photo I used. I have since updated the photo, but I’m still waiting to get it approved. My flight leaves tomorrow at 8pm so I’d really appreciate some help in getting it done faster.

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@Mel Boarer, For 1 working day processing, we are able to expedite your pending e-visa application by 18:30 tomorrow, Monday. You can use this form to lodge in your request.

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Michael Russell
South Korea

I paid for e-visas for my wife and I on Wednesday April 12. We have a flight booked from Seoul to HCMC Sunday night April 16. The status of the e-visa application says 'processing'. Do we have any options to get a visa in time for the flight?

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@Michael Russell, Weekend visa processing currently unavailable. Kindly reschedule your flight and wait for your visa to be issued.

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Hana
Czech Republic

I have a flight from Japan to Thailand with layover in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city. I am flying on monday 17th of april early in the morning. And I have a checked baggages, so I have to exit the transit area. But I don’t have visa approval letter, because I didn’t know that it is required. Can you please help me, would it be possible to issue visa this quickly? My flight out of Vietnam is on 18th of April, around 11 am. So I need to get to the baggage claim and check in early in the morning on tuesday at the latest. But if it would be possible, the best option would be to issue it till monday evening. Is that possible please? Or do you have any other suggestion?

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@Hana, Yes, it is possible to get an e-visa by Monday with the 1 working day option. Please submit your application here.

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Wayne Lam
Hong Kong

I am flying to Vietnam in 6 hours but forgot to apply for my visa, is it still possible to rush for a visa application in time? What are the costs?

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@Wayne Lam, It is not possible to obtain a visa within 6 hours as it is currently 5:00 pm on a Friday. The earliest possible would be Monday 2:00 Pm, therefore, we advise that you not to book your flight until your visa is issued.

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Kurt McKean
Cambodia

I have a question about your service. We have applied for an eVISA but had a problem because we discovered we needed visas for our 2 children. I redid my application and those of our 2 boy yesterday morning. We need our approval letter for our flight Saturday but are concerned it won't arrive tomorrow. What can we do?

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@Kurt McKean, Our recommendation is that you wait until 12:00 PM on Friday (tomorrow) to check if you have received your e-visa. If you haven't received it by then, you can opt for an expedited service to accelerate your application.

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Scott Channelljr
United States

Hello, I applied for a visa on Friday and it is still processing. I have a flight shortly in 3 hours. Are you able to assist in that time?

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@Scott Channelljr, It is not possible to get an e-visa in 3 hour time. Therefore, We advise that you reschedule your flight and wait for your e-visa to be issued.

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Scott
Malaysia

I hope you are well. I am a US citizen and thinking about flying to Vietnam on Monday (from Kuala Lumpur) and I haven’t submitted my e-visa application yet. I do have all necessary documents. Would it be possible to get my e-visa in time for Monday? Could you please let me know options and prices? Also for getting my e-visa by Tuesday. I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

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@Scott, Our 1 day processing will work for your case. If you submit your application today (Sunday), it will be ready by 18:30 on Monday.

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Joshua Choi
Australia

I am an Australian passport holder that recently applied for an E-Visa through the official website last minute. I thought that an arrival visa would have been possible if it didn’t process in time but I have come to realise that is currently not an option. This is extremely last minute, my flight will arrive tomorrow at 10am in Vietnam (Vietnam Time) Would it be possible at all to expedite my E-VISA?

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@Joshua Choi, Unfortunately, it is not possible to expedite your e-visa to be ready by 10:00 am. The earliest time for processing is 14:00 PM. Therefore, we recommend that you reschedule your flight and wait for your e-visa to be issued before booking another one.

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KATHRYN DUNN
Australia

We are flying from Australian to Saigon tomorrow at 1pm. Are we able to get an emergency visa for my husband and myself? We cannot do Visa on arrival it has to be a confirmed visa. Do you offer this service and if so how much does this cost?

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@KATHRYN DUNN, We provide an expedited e-visa service that can be processed within 4-8 working hours. This means that you can have your visa today for your travel tomorrow. To apply, please submit your application here.

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Zalia Sprott
Australia

Hello,

my friend and i recently applied for e-visas online through the https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ website. It has been 4 days since we applied for the visa and we are yet to hear back, we recently realised we put Hanoi in as the place we are staying rather than the exact hostel we will be staying at. Therefore we think our visas may be denied and we will need to change the information, but we will be arriving on the 14th of april so we won’t have much time to get them re approved before arriving. We are getting a little bit worried that they won’t arrive in time and that we won’t be let onto our non refundable flight. I was looking for your help and if you have any advice on what we should do?

Kind regards,

Zalia Sprott

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@Zalia Sprott, As you do not arrive until April 14th, we are confident that your e-visa will be processed in time. Therefore, there is no need to use the expedited service.

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Trevor Lake
Canada

Hello,

We are a family of 3 from Canada (ages 8-76). We were in Vietnam then came to Cambodia for 3 days. We did not realize evisa was only single entry so missed our flight back to Hanoi today. We would like to fly back to Hanoi from Siem Reap at 6pm Monday, April 10th. Is this possible? Can you help? Do we need to apply for evisa first and then you can speed up the process? Thank you for any information. If there is any way to get a visa approved on the weekend, Sunday, please let me know.

Thank you,

Trevor Lake

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@Trevor Lake, Certainly, 6:00 PM on Monday provides us with sufficient time to process a new e-visa request for you. Please use our online form to submit your request.

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Christian Hearn
Australia

Hi there. I have a flight from Sydney to Hanoi - leaving sydney at 8am tomorrow (Monday). I submitted a visa application on Wednesday, but have not received approval yet. The airline say that I can board the plane, but I am concerned about arriving in Hanoi without the visa approval. Can you assist me with expediting approval by tomorrow morning, or at least by tomorrow middayish so I have it when I board by connecting flight from Singapore to Hanoi?

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@Christian Hearn, If the airline allows you to board the plane, you may consider flying to Singapore and waiting for your e-visa to be expedited there. Normally, the visa is approved between 12-2:00 PM Vietnam time.

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Ray
United States

Hope you’re doing well. I found your website online. I am flying in to Vietnam and will arrive in 3 hours.

- I am a US citizen

- I’ve applied for an eVisa 24 hours ago and it is currently in processing status

- I have a return ticket out of Vietnam on 4/10

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Hello Ray,

At this time, expedited visas are not available on weekends. We kindly suggest that you reschedule your flight for a later time on Monday or consider flying to an Asian destination first, then waiting for the e-visa to arrive before visiting Vietnam.

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Frequently asked questions

1. We are a travel agency, can we apply for an emergency visa letter for our customers?

Sure, you can use our online form to submit the visa request for your customers.

2. My flight departs in less than 2 hours, is it possible to obtain an approval letter in 1.5 hours?

Yes, It is possible to obtain an approval letter in 1-1.5 hours during business hours (Monday-Friday, 08:00 AM to 16:00 PM), you can use our online form to submit your emergency request. If you travel on weekend, please check out our weekend visa page for more information.

3. Can I get a last-minute visa for Vietnam?

Yes, that is possible. Please refer our information above to get your last-minute visa for Vietnam. If you travel on weekend, make sure you contact us for instructions before you submit your application.

4. Can I apply for an emergency visa on a temporary passport?

For visa on arrival, temporary passports may not work. Therefore, we advise that you contact the local embassy in your country to apply for a visa before you go.

5. I already applied for an e-visa, however, it does not arrive yet. Is it possible to expedite my pending e-visa application?

Yes, it is possible to expedite an ongoing e-visa application in 4-8 working hours during weekdays (Mon-Fri only).

6. Can I get an emergency Vietnam e-visa on weekend?

No, it is not possible to get an e-visa expedited on weekend. The earliest possible would be Monday noon time!

7. Can I get a same day visa for Vietnam?

Yes, it is possible to get a same-day visa for Vietnam through an expedited service, which takes 4-8 working hours. This option is available for applicants who are in urgent need of a visa and prioritize expedited processing. The standard processing time for an e-Visa is 3-5 working days. However, it is recommended that you apply for a visa at least a week or two before your trip to make sure that you have enough time to receive it.

8. Is it possible to obtain an emergency e-Visa for Vietnam?

Yes, it is possible to obtain a Vietnam emergency e-Visa. The fee for same-day processing is US$75, while next-day processing is US$65. Please note that these fees are for the expedited processing service and do not include the e-Visa fee of USD$25.

9. How can I get a Vietnam visa in 2 hours?

It is possible to get a visa for Vietnam within 2 business hours. Please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Use our application form to submit your application or email your application to us at sales@myvietnamvisa.com.
  • Step 2: Choose the super-urgent 2.5-hour processing option.
  • Step 3: Make the payment.
  • Step 4: Receive the e-visa within the estimated delivery time.

Please note that the super-urgent 2-hour processing is available at one of the following ports of entry:

  • Hanoi (HAN)
  • Da Nang (DAD)
  • Hai Phong (HPH)

10. How can I get an urgent visa for Vietnam?

The urgent or emergency Vietnam e-Visa can be issued within 4 to 8 business hours after the completion of the application, submission of required documents, and confirmation of full payment. If you need an extremely urgent visa, please feel free to email us at sales@myvietnamvisa.com.

11. What is an emergency visa?

The urgent visa is a type of visa for Vietnam that can be applied for and approved within a business day or less. In emergency cases, a Vietnam visa can be issued within 4-6 business hours or even in 1-2 hours after the payment is made.

Contact sales if you have additional questions.

Contact support if you already submitted your visa application on our website.

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