Comparison between Electronic Visa and Visa on arrival (VOA)

***New Policy from Vietnam Government:

effective from 01 Feb 2017 according to the article 07/2017/ND-CP, citizens from 40 countries are eligible to get e-visa at 8 international airports, 13 international landing ports and 7 sea-ports.

This policy now brings to the result that there are 3 legitimate methods to obtain Vietnam Visa now:
+ Visa on arrival (applying in advance then get official Visa at Vietnam airports)
+ Getting Visa from Embassy (loose-leaf Visa)
+ Obtain e-visa from Immigration department or via agency.

Comparison between E-visa and Visa on arrival (VOA):

Visa on arrival (VOA) e-Visa
How to apply:
+ Filling information directly at : or down load application form at:

+ Getting the approved letter issued by Vietnam Immigration department within 24-48 hours, 4 hours or even within 30 minutes via email.
+ Prepare approval letter, passport, passport photos to get Visa at Vietnam Visa landing counter.

How to apply:
+Sending your passport’s scan, arrival date and arrival port to : [email protected]
+ Getting e-visa after 4 working days (there is a valid digital code on your e-visa which will be matching with the recording system of Immigration department at the ports)
Visa fee: varied based on each types of Visa. Visa fee: $44 for full fee (including the stamping fee), you do not have to pay any fee at the arrival ports.


Processing time: maximum 48 hours Processing time: up to 4 working days

Entry port: legitimate only at 4 international airports (Danang, Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh).


Entry port:
+ 8 international airports : Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh, Danang, Cat Bi, Can Tho, Phu Quoc, Phu Bai.
+ 13 international landing ports: Mong Cai/Quang Ninh, Huu Nghi/Lang Son, Lao Cai/Lao Cai, Nam Can/Nghe An, Cau Treo/Ha Tinh, Cha Lo/Quang Binh, Lao Bao/Quang Tri, Bo Y/Kon Tum, Moc Bai/Tay Ninh, Tinh Bien/An Giang, Song Tien/An Giang, Ha Tien/Kien Giang.

+ 7 sea-ports: Hon Gai/Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa, Danang, Quy Nhon/Binh Dinh, Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh.
Validity period: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or up to 1 year. Validity period: only 30 days
Notes: you do not have to offer the accurate arrival airports name, for example when you filled your arrival airport as Ho Chi Minh but you can get your Visa at Hanoi and vice-versa, you can enter earlier compared to the arrival date by contacting us to be supported. Notes: the arrival port has been chosen accurately otherwise you can not get your Visa at another port’s name, no-cancellation or refundable, long time-processing.


If you need to know any other information about Vietnam Immigration law or any further supports you need from us, feel free to contact us at: [email protected] or reach us at: +84.908.989.525

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