With just a few exceptions, everyone travelling to Việt Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar needs a visa. That visa can be obtained at embassies or consulates in your own country (expensive) or alternatively it can be issued on arrival for a fee (a lot more reasonable).
Việt Nam visa fees vary depending on the issuing country, but by way of example, in June 2012 it cost US$90 to obtain a standard 30-day single-entry tourist visa from the Việt Nam Embassy in Washington DC, and US$120 to obtain an express visa issued in just 2-3 days rather than the standard 4-7 days. During the same period, the Việt Nam Embassy in London was charging £44 for a standard 30-day single-entry tourist visa and £59 for a fast-track visa.
However, with ASIAPLUS TOURS you can save money by arranging the same 30-day single-entry tourist visa for just US$45!
The procedure to obtain a Việt Nam Visa on arrival (VOA/landing visa) is very simple and well worth the effort.
First you will require a letter of approval which must be obtained before arrival. This is handled by a number of tour agencies who charge an additional fee for the service. However, ASIAPLUS TOURS will offer you this service free of charge when you book a package tour with us.
We will obtain from the Department of Immigration a letter of approval bearing your name, date of birth, date of arrival, nationality and passport number and then forward that letter to you (in PDF or JPEG format) by email or fax, usually within three working days.
After landing at one of Việt Nam’s three international airports (Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and Hồ Chí Minh City) you must go to the Visa On Arrival Counter, submit your letter and fill in an additional arrival form (this can be pre-filled before departure). You will then receive an official stamp (sticker) in your passport. A stamping fee of US$45 in cash will be payable at the time. Please note that you must pay in US dollars or VND cash, credit cards are not accepted. The bank notes you pay with must also be in as-new condition or they will be refused. You will also need to submit two passport photos each (4cm x 6cm).
Now you can relax and begin your unforgettable Việt Nam holiday experience.
Contact us now for more details!