What does a Vietnam visa approval letter look like?

Being one of the most beautiful places in the world with many heritages recognized by UNESCO, each year, Vietnam attracts a number of travellers. In order to enter Vietnam, all foreigners need a Vietnam visa which is the prerequisite to pass the Vietnam Immigration desk. With the increasing number of foreigners coming to Vietnam, the country has innovated its visa policy to make the applying process for visa become easier and easier. Accordingly, a foreigner can ask for a visa approval letter before entering Vietnam by air to save time. Then, what is a Vietnam visa approval letter and how does Vietnam it look?

Vietnam visa approval letter

What is Vietnam visa approval letter?

Vietnam visa approval letter is an official document issued by Vietnam Department of Immigration to certify that the applicants will be legally granted to get stamped visa at the international airport in Vietnam. This approval letter is compulsory when you enter Vietnam by air and would like to get visa on arrival. Normally as you know, a foreigner can get Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy, which often takes them some time to drive to the Embassy, fill in all the forms to complete the procedure there and several days to wait for the visa. However, with visa on arrival, all the applying process can be done online: filling the form online and paying online, helping them to save time and travelling expenses. With this method of applying for a visa, the applicant will get visa approval letter online, via his subscribed email address.

What is inside Vietnam visa approval letter?

Known as an entry and exit permit for a foreigner coming to Vietnam, Vietnam visa approval letter contains important information to certify that a specific foreigner has the right to enter Vietnam.

Vietnam visa approval letter contains some important information

❶ Your application reference number is specified on the upper-left corner of the letter. This is a recorded number for Immigration officers to your case.

❷ The date of issuing your Vietnam visa approval letter is put on the right side of the letter.

❸ Type of visa is also clearly specified which is also the purpose of entry, allowing the foreigner to do some specific legal activities in Vietnam such as tourism/business purpose.

❹ Personal and passport information of the applicant for identification. The information consists of full name (as in passport), date of birth, nationality and passport number.

➎ Number of entries allowed. The foreigner can be granted for single entry or multiple entries to Vietnam.

❻ Entry and exit date allowed. This is the limit on the duration of the applicant’s stay in Vietnam. The applicant is granted to enter Vietnam on or after the entry date but must leave Vietnam before or on the exit date. The sooner entry and later exit will be get a fine (punishment ticket which you have to pay for extra money) from the customs. This can also cause a further effect if you want to applying for another visa online later. Therefore, please be careful and leave Vietnam on time.

❼ Number 7 specifies that the applicant is permitted to get stamped visa on arrival at any international airport of Vietnam.

Read more: How to save time travelling to Vietnam?

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