January 4, 2018
USA

Does an US citizen require visa for visiting Vietnam?

Citizens of the United States are required visa for entering Vietnam.

Under a government directive released in January 2017, citizens from 40 countries will be eligible to apply for the e-visa (30 days, single entry), including citizens of the United States of America, therefore, US passport holders can apply for an e-visa at the official website of the government of Vietnam.

What if an US passport holder want to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days or want to visit the country multiple times?

In case you want stay more than 30 days or want multiple entry visa for Vietnam, you are advised to choose to apply for visa on arrival, there are a wide range of selection to choose: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

About visa on arrival?

Visa On Arrival (VOA) is one of the several visa types issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Department to foreigners intending to enter the country.

Please note that unlike visa on arrival of some countries in the world, in order to get visa on arrival of Vietnam, you must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam which allows to pick up your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam.

If you want to pick up your visa on arrival at international airports of Vietnam, you should apply online through a website for Vietnam visa or contact your travel agent in Vietnam to ask for a visa approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Department.

Then upon arrival at the international airports of Vietnam, you are required to show the visa approval letter to get visa stamped on your passport.

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