Vietnam Emergency Visa
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- Express delivery time calculator
- How to apply
- Frequently asked questions
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.
NOTICE: Visa on arrival is currently unavailable, therefore it is not possible to get an emergency visa with visa on arrival. In case you need help in obtaining your visa quickly or expedite your ongoing e-visa application, please use our expedited e-visa form.
- 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 e-visa 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 e-visa 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|
Express delivery time calculator
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How to apply
Before you apply
Check your flight timeSee how
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 differenceSee how
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 applicationSee how
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.
Prepare required documents
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.
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:
Weekend and holiday processing:
Emergency visa on arrival:
Emergency visa fees:
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
- Access our website: https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html (Then choose "Expedited pending e-visa")
- Fill in with your pending e-visa code. The evisa code or registration code looks like this: E230319USA561922315811.
- Choose the appropriate processing time: Same day, 1 working day or 2 working days (It shows you the estimated delivery time respectively).
- Pay the expedited service fee.
- Wait for the e-visa to be approved and delivered to your email within the indicated time.
- 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:
- Visit our e-visa application form at https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html (Then choose "New e-visa application")
- Choose the processing times that fit you the most (Same day, 1 working day, 2 working days)
- Fill in the form with required information such as photos, passport data page scan, personal and travel information
- Review the information carefully and make the payment
- Receive the e-visa by email within the indicated delivery time.
- 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.
Less than a week
Standard 5-7 working days
Less than 3 days
Urgent 2 working days
Less than 2 days
Urgent 1 working day (Processed within 24 hours)
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:
- Visit our website at https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html
- Choose "visa on arrival" option.
- Fill in with personal and travel information.
- Receive the pre-approved visa letter as soon as 1-2 working hours.
- Print it out, prepare 2 passport photos (4*6cm), pre-fill the entry/exit form.
- Fly and get the visa stamped upon arrival at the visa-on-arrival counter at Vietnam airport.
- 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:
Processing time (fastest)
4-8 working hours (Mon-Fri)
Not available on weekend / public holidays
Emergency e-visa (New application)
1 working day
Not available on weekend / public holidays
Visa on arrival
2-4 working hours (Mon-Fri)
Available for those who travel on a tour package only.
Questions and Answers (20)
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
@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.
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!!!!
@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.
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?
@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!
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
@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.
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
@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.
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?
@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.
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?
@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.
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.
@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.
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?
@Michael Russell, Weekend visa processing currently unavailable. Kindly reschedule your flight and wait for your visa to be issued.
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?
@Hana, Yes, it is possible to get an e-visa by Monday with the 1 working day option. Please submit your application here.
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?
@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.
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?
@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.
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?
@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.
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.
@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.
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?
@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.
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?
@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.
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?
@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.
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.
@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.
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?
@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.
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
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.
Frequently asked questions
1. 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 and all requirements are met.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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).
7. 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!
8. 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 only available for applicants who are in urgent need of a visa and are willing to pay a higher fee for the expedited service. The standard processing time for an e-Visa is 3-5 working days. However, it's still recommended to apply for a visa at least a week or two before your trip to make sure that you have enough time to receive it.
9. 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.
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