Vietnam eVisa Processing Time

E-visa is an electronic document that allows visitors to enter Vietnam for a period of 90 days, single/multiple entry. This type of visa is a convenient and efficient way for travelers to obtain a visa for their trips to Vietnam.

How long does it normally take?

In terms of processing time, a Vietnam eVisa usually takes 3 working days to process under normal circumstances. However, during public holidays, processing times may be longer due to an increase in the volume of applications received.

Estimated processing times (Based on our customer’s feedback)

Processing time

Percentage of applicants

1 working day

5% of applicants

2-3 working days

75% of applicants

3-5 working days

15% of applicants

> 5 working days

5% of applicants

Notes: Many applicants experience delays in their visa applications due to errors in the information they submitted on the official website, such as low-quality photos or incorrect names that do not match ICAO guidelines.

For those who need a faster processing time, an expedited service is available. With this option, the visa can be processed within 4-8 working hours. This emergency service is ideal for travelers who need a visa quickly and don’t have time to wait for the normal processing time.

Here is a list of some of the major public holidays in Vietnam in 2024:

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2024) - 03 days off from December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024.
  • Lunar New Year 2024 (Tet Holiday) - Feb 10, 2024 (This may last up to 7 days from Feb)
  • Hùng Kings' Festival - Apr 18, 2024 (This may last 2-3 days)
  • Reunification Day - Sun, Apr 30, 2024
  • Independence Day (September 2)

Note: If you are traveling during a public holiday, it's recommended that you apply for a visa at least 2-3 weeks in advance or use the expedited service to ensure a faster processing time.

Local tips:

The processing time for a Vietnam eVisa can be affected by several factors, including the volume of applications received, and the accuracy of the information provided in the application. To have a smooth and efficient processing time, It is advised that you double-check all the information provided in the application.

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Rhonda Bamford
Australia on February 24, 2024

HHi, my husband & I are going to Vietnam & Cambodia in April. I have received my evisa but my husband's evisa is still processing as they said all of the information regarding our expected place that we are staying at in Vietnam was filled in incorrectly. This has been going on since the 7 Feb and I have filled this in twice now. We are on an organised tour so our first hotel we are staying at is not fully confirmed as yet. I have sent an email to them asking if they can confirm what is not being filled in properly and I have also contacted the consulate but I have not heard from either. Should I be panicking yet as I still need to do the cambodia evisa's

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A Lan Answered on February 24, 2024

@Rhonda Bamford, Please rest assured and wait a few more days as it is normal for some applications to take longer than usual. If requested, amend your husband's place of stay in Vietnam with the correct information.

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Steve
United States on February 14, 2024

Hi, My wife , my two teenagers, and 12 years old daughter had e-visa except me. The application is amended with the reason your children have their own passport, you are required to submit separate e-Visa application for them. I had sent to the Evie’s support link and emailed to the evisa@immigration.gov.vn. It’s been 15 days and my application is still amended with same denied reason. Who or what number should I contact or what else should I do? Thank you Steve

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A Lan Answered on February 15, 2024

@Steve, it is advised that you apply for your children's visas separately on their own passports and amend your current application by removing your accompanying children.

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Rajesh
India on February 14, 2024

Hi, I am from India, We have submitted our visa application on 2nd Feb and will be flying to vietnam on 23rd Feb. (For myself and my partner) We forgot there will be a holiday week and we still didn't get visa. Status is in processing. Do i get visa before 23rd. Usually how long it will take to get Visa? How should I know whether our applications will be processed or it might get rejected. Please help.

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A Lan Answered on February 15, 2024

Hello Rajesh, The 7-day New Year holiday has caused delays in e-visa applications. Therefore, we advise that you wait until next Wednesday (21 February) before deciding whether to apply for an emergency visa on arrival or to expedite your pending application.

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Hardik
India on February 08, 2024

Hi, I am from India, I submitted my Visa application on 5th February and flying on 14th February. My application status shows pending. Will I be able to get the Visa before 14th considering the Tet holidays? If not, is there a way to get emergency Visa or Visa on arrival? Please guide. Thank you!

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A Lan Answered on February 08, 2024

Hello Hardik,

Unfortunately, expedited e-visa processing is not available during the New Year holiday. As an alternative, you might consider the emergency visa-on-arrival option to secure an urgent approval letter for entry into Vietnam. Alternatively, we advise rescheduling your flight to a date following the holiday's conclusion, allowing time for your visa application to be processed.

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Debashis Haldar
India on January 24, 2024

I have applied visa on 19th Jan 2024 Friday evening. Today i.e. 24th, I have printed my e-visa from web portal. No mail received yet. So it is recommended to check application status regularly.

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A Lan Answered on January 24, 2024

@Debashis Haldar, Thank for your sharing your tips. We wish you a great holiday in Vietnam!

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deirdre long
Ireland on January 21, 2024

I received an email saying if I had children under 14 and if they have their own passport they need to apply for own visa. I didn't list children on my application, so confused.

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A Lan Answered on January 22, 2024

 @deirdre long, this may be an automated email stating the immigration rule. If your application does not include any children, you can ignore the message.

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nipun
India on December 29, 2023

hii i received a mail saying passport page image incorrect so i again re submitted my passport so how long will it take to process

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A Lan Answered on December 29, 2023

Hi, it will usually take another 3-5 working days for your visa application to be approved if your newly uploaded images are accepted.

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Michael L
United States on December 24, 2023

HI, My wife and I applied on the morning of 12/20 and it still says “In Processing”. Our flight leaves on 12/26 (2 days from now). Will we get a response by tomorrow (12/25)?

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A Lan Answered on December 25, 2023

Hello, we cannot specify when your visa will be ready as we are not the official website. Typically, it takes 3-5 working days for an application to be approved. If you applied on December 20th, today marks the 3rd working day and hopefully, you will receive your e-visa before your travel date. We also recommend checking your application status regularly to ensure timely updates and making any necessary amendments.

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Ajay wishwas
India on December 24, 2023

Hi, i applied for Visa on 17th dec and paid the fee but the status shows it's an unpaid application. Can you pls help

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A Lan Answered on December 24, 2023

Hello, we recommend you log in a new application or check the current evisa application status and click on the "pay" button to pay for your evisa fees.

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Rakesh g
India on December 22, 2023

Hi I have applied for e-visa om 21-dec-23.ihave not received any updates yet. Intended date of travel is on 7th jan

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A Lan Answered on December 23, 2023

Hello, if you applied for your e-visa on December 21, today is just the first working day. Therefore, please be patient with the process and check your e-visa status regularly on the official website in case your application needs amendments or requires further documents.

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Tanmay Biswas
India on December 22, 2023

Hi I have applied for e visa on 19th Dec 23 for 4 persoion and still its show in processing. Dont know if they need any others documents. I send mail for the same but no reply.

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A Lan Answered on December 23, 2023

Hello, the e-visa application process usually takes 3-5 working days. We recommend checking your application status frequently and providing any additional documents if needed.

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Rahul
India on December 20, 2023

Hi.. I have applied for e-visa on 12- Dec-23 for 6 persons. I Have not received any updates yet. Intended date of travel is on 25th Dec

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A Lan Answered on December 21, 2023

Hello, I advise that you check your application status regularly on the official website below to see if your application requires amendments or further documents.

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/tra-cuu-ho-so

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Vidita
India on December 15, 2023

Hi team, I am Indian and I have applied e-visa on 13/12 and today is 15/12 and 3rd working day. . I don't see any updates yet and status is showing 'In Processing' only. Could you please help us what should be done here? Also, May I know what is current processing time is going on for e-visa process? Thank you.

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A Lan Answered on December 16, 2023

@Vidita, If you applied on December 13th, the first working day is December 14th, so we estimate your evisa may be issued around Thursday or Friday of the following week. Since we are not the official website, we are not certain about the exact processing time, we recommend that you regularly check the status for application updates in case it requires further documents or amendments.

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Nirav Sharma
India on December 14, 2023

Hello Team, I have applied e-visa on 10/12 and today is 4th working day. I don't see any updates yet and status is showing 'In Processing' only. Could you please help us what should be done here? Also, May I know what is current processing time is going on for e-visa process? Thank you.

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A Lan Answered on December 14, 2023

@Nirav Sharma, For our last 14-day record, customers received their visa within 3-5 working days. Therefore, we believe that you may receive your visa tomorrow, Friday.

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Swagat kar
India on December 06, 2023

I applied visa for my 7 pax on 29th Nov and got approved for 01 till now travel date is 11th Dec,23

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A Lan Answered on December 06, 2023

It may take 3-5 working days for an e-visa to be issued, and sometimes it takes even longer (7-10 working days) if your application has errors or does not meet the application requirements.

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Tanisha Kumar
India on November 29, 2023

Hi. I am India. I have applied for the e-visa on 24th November. And from then I have not received any update. I have checked the status it is continuously showing in process. My flight is on 9th December. Whom should I contact as I have already put multiple mails to e-visa support team and received nothing from them.

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A Lan Answered on November 29, 2023

@Tanisha Kumar, If you applied on November 24th, today is only the 3rd working day, and the normal processing time is 3-5 working days. Therefore, please be patient with the process and refrain from sending too many emails to the visa office, as it will not help speed up the application.

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Chama D Armitage
Italy on November 15, 2023

In my passport (US) picture I am wearing glasses, will this be valid for the e-visa?

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A Lan Answered on November 15, 2023

@Chama D Armitage, Yes, that is fine. Make sure that you are not wearing glasses in the photo for your visa application.

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Devyani Bhati
India on November 14, 2023

I am traveling from India. I have applied for my e-visa but had to make some modifications in my application so I doubt it will reach in time. Is it possible to get a visa on arrival? If so, What is the process and requirements??

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A Lan Answered on November 15, 2023

@Devyani Bhati, If you make changes to your pending application, the approval of your visa may be delayed by an additional 3-5 days. If your travel date is approaching, you can consider applying for an approval letter for a visa on arrival. Here is how visa on arrival works.

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Theresa S
Ireland on November 12, 2023

I had to amend my evisa on Friday evening. Does this mean the application has to restart and I've to wait another 3-5days?

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A Lan Answered on November 12, 2023

It may take another day or two for your visa to be approved after the amendment. We also advise that you contact the visa office directly for your application status:

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

 

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Geoff Barden
Australia on November 10, 2023

How long before I travel can I get my e visa for Vietnam?

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A Lan Answered on November 10, 2023

@Geoff Barden, There is no restriction on when you can apply for an e-visa as it will be valid from the date that you select during the application process.

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Mary
Netherlands on November 08, 2023

Hi! I'm currently in Bangkok as a Dutchie and my thai visa has expired. However, i'm waiting for my Vietnamese visa to arrive so I can fly to Hanoi. I had to change my application twice (name and address were apparently 'wrong'). However, I thought it would take 3-5 business days to get it? I'm now wondering if it's smarter to just fly somewhere else so I don't get in trouble with Thai immigration when I fly back into the country.

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A Lan Answered on November 08, 2023

@Mary, We are sorry to hear that your Vietnamese e-visa approval is still pending. However, overstaying your current Thai visa is strongly discouraged as it can cause issues with future entries into the country. Therefore, we advise that you contact the nearest Thai Immigration Office to obtain an exit visa.

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Elizabeth Martinez
United States on November 06, 2023

What is the exit port for VIETNAM HANOI (HALONG BAY)?

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A Lan Answered on November 07, 2023

@Elizabeth Martinez, You can choose Hon Gai as your port of entry/exit for Halong bay!

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connie Reyes Nozaki
Philippines on November 06, 2023

im a philippine citizen.holding philippine passport.residence in japan,do i need to apply visa or e visa in Vietnam.as tourist for 5 days

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A Lan Answered on November 07, 2023

@connie Reyes Nozaki, You do not need a visa for Vietnam for your 5-day trip, regardless of whether you are flying from Japan or the Philippines.

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MAKJ
United States on September 13, 2023

(1) When does the 90-day clock for my VISA to Vietnam start? On the day when I receive my evisa, or on the day I enter Vietnam? (2) For how long is the evisa valid before I use it? For example, is the evisa I received 9 months ago but not yet used still valid now?

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A Lina Tran Answered on September 13, 2023

@MAKJ, The visa is valid from the date you choose on the e-visa application form plus 90 days. For example, if you select 01 October 2023 as your entry date, your visa will be valid until 30 December 2023. You can travel at any time within this range and must exit the country before 30 December 2023.

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Lisa Whipple
United States on September 08, 2023

Hello! I am a U.S. citizen visiting Vietnam on two cruises about 3 weeks apart (21 Sept and 11 Oct). Between visits I will be in Hong Kong and Japan. Should I apply for a multiple entry visa, or two single entry visas? Thank you in advance for any guidance.

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A Lina Tran Answered on September 08, 2023

@Lisa Whipple, We recommend that you apply for a 90-day multiple-entry visa to cover your multiple cruise visits to Vietnam in September and October. Since your travel date is approaching, kindly apply as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Leigh Hawthorne
Australia on September 07, 2023

It has been 5 days since I applied for a visa and am flying out of Brisbane Monday evening. Should I follow up my application and what would be the best way to do that?

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A Lina Tran Answered on September 07, 2023

@Leigh Hawthorne, There is no way to follow up on your application; however, you can track your real-time application status on the official website below;

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

Note: The processing time may vary by application; therefore, it will take longer if your application has errors or needs to be updated.

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ROSEMARY McGAHEY
Australia on August 09, 2023

flying from Australia with a tour group. I am entering Vietnam for 4 days then flying to Siem Reap for 12 days and reentering Vietnam to fly back to Australia Can I enter twice on the same visa as I will be part of an organised tour group?

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A Lina Tran Answered on August 09, 2023

@ROSEMARY McGAHEY, If you are traveling to Vietnam on an organized tour, you can ask the tour operator to assist you with obtaining a multi-entry visa (upon arrival). As for e-visas, they are currently available for single entry only.

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JOHN OLIVER
New Zealand on August 04, 2023

If I obtain an eVisa on line do I still have to get visa approval at the airport of entry?

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A Lina Tran Answered on August 04, 2023

@JOHN OLIVER, When you applying for an e-visa, that would be the only thing you need for your entry to Vietnam, no more approval letter is required at Vietnam airport.

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John Hamilton Calder
United States on July 10, 2023

I am a US citizen , I wish to obtain a 90 day tourist visa , at the Vietnam Embassy in Manila . I am presently in Manila as a tourist .

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A Lina Tran Answered on July 10, 2023

@John Hamilton Calder, To apply for a visa at the embassy in Manila, please call the embassy directly for assistance and instructions at the following phone number: +63 2 8521 6843.

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Somnath Guha
India on June 26, 2023

I have applied for visa on 21st June and still i have not recieved my visa . I shows "in processing". I have travel on June 28 and now not sure how long will it take.

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A Lina Tran Answered on June 26, 2023

@Somnath Guha, If you applied for your e-visa on 21-June, today (Monday) is the 3rd working day. Sometimes, it may take longer than 3 days if your application has errors/mistakes. We advise that you check your email and the e-visa status page frequently for updates.

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Preety
India on June 22, 2023

I applied visa on 18th June and my travel date is 24th. It's already been 3 working days but haven't received e visa. Any solution or alternative?

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A Lina Tran Answered on June 23, 2023

@Preety, As a travel agency, we cannot tell you when your visa is ready. Normally, it takes about 3 working days, but in some cases, it may take longer if your application has errors or mistakes. If you donot receive your visa by Friday noon time, you check the status of your application on the official website to see if your application needs to be amended or updated.

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Hemalatha
India on June 01, 2023

Hi I applied my Visa on 27th May(Saturday) and it's been 4th working day today and still it's showing "in processing" and this is my first travel and i have flights on June 8th. What's your thoughts on this??

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A Lina Tran Answered on June 01, 2023

@Hemalatha, Sometimes it takes longer than 03 working days, and since your travel is not until next Thursday (08 June), we believe it is most likely to be issued early next week and there is nothing to worry about!

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Prashant
India on May 31, 2023

Hi I applied for my Visa on 24th May but still I haven’t received it. Please confirm when it will come. It’s still showing “ In processing “ stage.

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A Lina Tran Answered on May 31, 2023

@Prashant, Unfortunately, we are unable to tell you when your visa will be ready. Normally, an e-visa is issued within 3-5 working days, but in some cases it may take longer due to the additional time required to verify your application. That is why we often recommend customers to apply for an e-visa at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

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Ryan Pereira
India on May 23, 2023

Hi I have applied for a Visa on Friday 19th May after closing hours can I expect the visa by Wednesday ie 24th May evening

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A Lina Tran Answered on May 23, 2023

@Ryan Pereira, We cannot tell you when your visa will be issued as processing times vary on a case-by-case basis. Usually, it takes around 3 working days, and you can expect it to be ready by May 24th. However, there is no guarantee. It is advised that you not to book your flight until your visa application is approved.

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david pouchelu
Canada on May 19, 2023

I married a Vietnamese citizen last November 2022 . Would I be allowed to stay longer than 30 days?

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A Lina Tran Answered on May 19, 2023

@david pouchelu, To get the 5-year spouse visa exemption, you are required to apply for the exemption certificate through the official website below:

https://mienthithucvk.mofa.gov.vn/

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Áine O’Donoghue
Ireland on April 13, 2023

I applied for my Vietnam visa last week and I had to update my application twice due to my name. It has been ‘In processing’ now for two days, I am due to fly from Ireland tomorrow is there any way I could pay to speed it up? My flight is at 3:10pm tomorrow Irish time and landing in Hanoi on Saturday at 1:45pm.

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A Mai Le Answered on April 13, 2023

@Áine O’Donoghue, It is already Thursday evening, we advise that you consider using expedited service to speed up your application to ensure you receive it tomorrow, Friday.

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G jayaraman
India on April 13, 2023

We are travelling to Vietnam as tourists from 25th April , 2023 to 16th May, 2023. We find that visa on arrival is not available. In such cases, fi we apply for e-visa , how many days will it take for processing. Kindly advise.

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A Mai Le Answered on April 13, 2023

@G jayaraman, Though it normally takes 3-5 business days for an e-visa to be issued, we recommend that you submit your application at least 2-3 weeks in advance to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Frequently asked questions

1. How long does it take for Vietnam visa to process?

The standard processing for an e-visa application is 3 business days after the payment is made.

2. Why is my Vietnam visa taking so long?

There are a few reasons why your visa application may be delayed:

  • You submitted your application during a public holiday.
  • You uploaded photos that don't meet the requirements, such as low-quality images or ones that can't be read.
  • You provided incorrect information in the application form, such as an incorrect name, date of birth, or passport number.

 

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