Differences between visa on arrival and visa at Embassy

Apart from traditional way of asking for a visa which is contacting Vietnam Embassy, overseas travellers now can apply for a visa online in a timely and easy manner. This open policy to welcome more and more visitors is facilitating the process of applying and issuing a Vietnam visa. These two methods are different; therefore, just make a  simple comparison between visa on  arrival (visa picked up at Vietnam international airports) and visa at Embassy (visa picked up at Vietnam Embassies) to make a wise decision on the most suitable one for you.

Visa on arrival or visa at Vietnam Embassy???


Vietnam Visa On Arrival


Vietnam Visa At Embassy


Applicable applicants


- Travellers to Vietnam by air only


- Travellers to Vietnam by any means of transport


Required documents


- Only need to fill out the online application form


- Application form with signature and attached photo

- Original passport or copy of original passport (for loose-leaf visa request)


Application process


- Apply Vietnam visa on arrival online from our website

- Make an online payment for our service to complete the application process

- Result of the application: Vietnam visa approval letter sent to personal email of applicant


- Go to Vietnam Embassy to apply for visa

- Fill in written form at Vietnam Embassy and submit required documents for visa processing

- Pay in cash directly at the Embassy

- Result of the application: Vietnam visa stamped onto the passport





- Submit your visa application form online

- We will submit your application to Vietnam Immigration Department and do other necessary procedures there on your behalf


 - Submit hard-copy of documents (original passport, passport-sized photos) in person or by post

 - Fill in visa application form and do all procedures at Vietnam Embassy to get the stamped visa later


Required fees


- Visa processing fee for visa approval letter arrangement (paid to visa service company on submitting visa application) - published on the website

- Visa stamping fee for visa stamp (paid to Vietnam Immigration Officers) - pay in cash at airport on arriving to Vietnam


- Fee for stamping visa paid for Vietnam Embassy

- Other current fees such as visa approval arrangement fee, processing fee, shipping, handling and expedited services… (varying from embassy to embassy)


Tracking the application


- Click Check Status and enter your application code to see the status of your visa application

- Make a phone call, chat online or email to our support staff


- Make a phone call or come in person to Vietnam Embassy to check the visa


Processing time


- Normal service: 1-2 working days

- Urgent service: 4-8 working hours

- Emergent service: 30 working minutes - 1 working hour

- Immediate service for time-off and holidays


- 3-6 working days (varying from Embassy to Embassy)

- Contact the embassy for accurate information


Get stamped visa


- Get visa stamped at Visa on Arrival counter when arriving in Vietnam international airport

- Present visa approval letter, original passport, fully filled visa application form and fee at Immigration counter to have visa stamped onto your passport


- Along with original passport picked up from the Vietnam Embassy where you had applied for your visa

Read more: Updated Vietnam visa exemption policy

VietNamvs.com is not an embassy .Our website is an E-commercial for visa on arrival not Government website and not associated with the government. We have a legal right to provide Vietnam entry visa for all visitors regarding business or tourist purpose lawfully.
With our service, you don’t have to go to the Embassy or send your passport by post, safely, fastest, credible…. Depending on every Embassy in every country that our cost maybe lower or higher.We charge slightly higher than the embassy fee for addtional services such as: urgent Visa processing time, cutting-off time, weekend & holiday Visa processing, Visa extension. If you wish to apply directly to the relevant embassy, please consult their official website for guidelines on how and where to apply, application forms and for information on their fees. You can contact Vietnam Embassy in your living country to get more information about Vietnam visa.

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