Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vietnam visa extension for Japanese living in Ho Chi Minh city.

If you have been in Vietnam and want to change visa type or extend a visa, please come to our professional visa service!

The tourist visa is only for single entry and one month stay, but extendable after you enter Vietnam.
If you have expired visa, it can be extended longer than your prior visa. You supply single or multiple, from kind of one-month to one-year visa

Needed documents:
– Passport and your photos ( up to kind of nationality)
– Information about your home address & place of employment

Then we will send all your information to Vietnamese Immigration Departure. It take you about 4 to 10 days ( up to each case) to get new visa and granted in signs with C1( tourist visa) or B3 ( business visa).You don’t have to pay the cost for any person except our visa fees.

After completing procedure, we will give you back at anywhere you require.


  • We can handle all cases of Viet Nam Visa Extension in any place in Viet Nam.
  • We can also have your visa extended for 6 months multiple or 1 year multiple.
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Living in Hai Phong, Japan citizens want getting Vietnam visa extension?


I am from Japan staying in Hai Phong (Viet Nam), my visa will be expired on 10 days this month. I would like to extend or renew, so could you let me know can I get it done in Hai Phong or Hanoi (Viet Nam)?

Absolutely you can.


Dear Sir/Madam,

How and how long does it take? Please let me know as soon as possible, I would be appreciated. Here is my cell phone number 01666 224 888.

Well, there are 02 options for your choice:

–   Option 1: You can go to the local Immigration Office nearby Hai Phong or Hanoi (Viet Nam) to have your visa extended.

–   Option 2: You can ask a travel agent to handle for you.

In option 2, you are required to follow these steps :

  1. Send your scanned passport, especially the page which expresses your current Viet Nam Visa to the agent you chose at least 1 week or 2 weeks before the expired day.
  2. For each case, you will be informed the service fee whether your visa can be extended/ renewed.
  3. Bring your original passport to agent’s office.
  4. Wait a few days to get your passport back, the processing time depend on the type of your Viet Nam Visa.

We hope that helps.


  • We can handle all cases of Viet Nam Visa Extension in any place in Viet Nam.
  • We can also have your visa extended for 6 months multiple or 1 year multiple.
  • ·         Please email to   or in case you don’t receive our feedback within 2 hours after giving us your all issues.

Vietnam visa extension, Visa renewal for Japanese citizen in living Hanoi


As a Japanese citizen, do I need to get a visa renewal/extension if I have stayed here for 3 months (on Jun 10th) and I am applying for a work permit?


Dear Sir/Madam,

Service fee for Vietnam visa extension : 60$

Service fee for Vietnam visa Renew : 80$

The price update May 25, 2012.

Once your visa is expired you must arrange to extend your visa incase you do not want to leave Vietnam and you should arrange to extend your visa one week before its expiration date. You do not need to extend your visa once you have a work permit in hand. If you want to extend your visa, please send us your scan passport as well as your current Vietnam visa to our email: or

Should you have any further concern, do not hesitate to contact us !


Vietnam Visa Pro – Vietnam Visa Extension

Hotline: + 84-1666 224 888

Tel:  +84-4-85820479

Fax:  +84-4-85820479


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Dong Van Stone Plateau is a tourist magnet

Located 1,000 meters to 1,600m above sea level, Dong Van Stone Plateau is formed by narrow valleys alternating with rocky mountain ranges in the north of Vietnam.

The plateau was recognized by UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world and second in Southeast Asia after the Langkawi Geological Park in Malaysia on October 2010. Dong Van was Vietnam’s first geological park.

Over 80% of the surface is covered by limestone and with a high concentration of rocky peaks of over 2,000m above sea level. The rock of Dong Van is said to contain fossils from 400million-600million years ago.

The park spreads over the districts of Meo Vac, Dong Van, Yen Minh and Quan Ba, on a total area of 2,300 square kilometers. The center of the Rock Plateau is Dong Van Town, 150 kilometers from the center of Ha Giang Province.

From Noi Bai International Airport, tourists will go on National Road No.2 to the north for 320 kilometers to meet the very peaceful Ha Giang Town by Mien River.

The plateau is where tourists can experience a thrilling feeling as well as admire the stunning landscapes.

Here are some snapshots taken by The Saigon Times Daily’s journalist Kinh Luan.

Hello Hanoi: History, horror and heavenly spa treatments on a journey into Vietnam

Vietnam is tricky to pin down. It is exotic, but austere in some parts and playful in others. And it is impossible to ignore the war that has left an indelible mark on American history.

People say that it is like Thailand twenty years ago. And that you should go now, because it’s easier than ever, thanks to Vietnam Airlines’ new direct routes to Hanoi and Saigon, which knock the journey down to 12 hours and save the faff of changing in Bangkok.

This long slim country has a coastline groaning with inviting sandy stretches and tropical islands off the south west and southern tip, catering for budget travellers to luxury seekers and superstars. Brangelina are fans – their adopted son Pax was born in Vietnam.


War tourism is part of the experience, and Americans make up the greatest proportion of western tourists. But the country has been re-built, the trees re-planted and the Vietnamese look to the future, not the past.

Whenever I ask locals how they feel towards their American visitors and ex-pats, the answer is the same. They welcome them.



They are hardly likely to say anything different, but moving on is part of the culture.

And it is particularly celebrated over Chinese Lunar New Year, when I am here. This takes place in January or February (depending on the moon), and it is as light-filled and glittery as our Christmas.

Families get together, bury arguments, remember their ancestors, thank their teachers and give out ‘lucky’ brand new 1000 dong notes to children. I bring two crisp notes back to London, hoping to secure my fortune.

In Hanoi, North Vietnam, where my trip begins, the foggy city is chilly, grey and just a little oppressive – but brightened by sprays of peach blossom and kumquat trees.

There is plenty to see – and not nearly enough time to take it all in. Walking solemnly past Ho Chi Minh’s body, in a glass box guarded by four uniformed men, is strange. Visiting the Hanoi Hilton prison, where communists and then GIs were interned, is horrifying.

Senator John McCain’s jump suit, kit and parachute are on show. He was shot down flying a Skyhawk in 1967 and imprisoned in Vietnam until 1973.

There are pictures of GIs eating thanksgiving dinner, playing pool or cards, smiling. When I speak to a former POW, who was held here for nearly 6 years, he tells me these photographs were set ups.

This was no holiday camp. GIs were tortured, starved and kept in solitary confinement. He received only 7, 6-line, clipped letters from home during that long, dreadful stay. He has no wish to return – but plenty of others do, perhaps to lay those ghosts to rest.

Back at the Metropol hotel bar that evening I am amazed to see John McCain in person. He comes back every year and, according to staff, even stays in the same room. This wonderful colonial hotel, with its prettily lit outdoor pool is just a short walk away from his former prison.

Hanoi is the place to try street food – and it is cheap. The “36 streets and 36 wares” in the Old Quarter, which dates from the 11th century, brim with markets and delicious smelling brews.

How the people remain so impossibly delicate is a mystery. No one is fat and yet the Vietnamese seem to do nothing but eat. Pop-up food stalls line the pavements. People sit on tiny plastic stools guzzling from brothy bowls filled from steaming canisters. Trip up here and you could find yourself in a bother of boiling hot pho (noodle soup).

An American woman at the entrance to the Cu Chi tunnels, outside Saigon, exclaims: “Those Vietcong must have been tiny, I couldn’t fit my shoe in there”. I know what she means.

Very slight paunches do, though, appear as we travel further south. Hue and Hoi An, on the central coast, are a relief after oppressive-seeming Hanoi. In Hue you can see the remnants of Vietnam’s past when emperors ruled and grand palaces like the former Imperial Citadel (a Unesco World Heritage Site) and mausoleums were built in their honour.

These are nothing like Ho Chi’s bleak, soviet-inspired resting place. The Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs from the Nguyen dynasty are ornate, elaborate, filled with statues that might be required in the afterlife and dripping in gold. At the Tu Duc tomb, there is a large stone tablet with the lament of the Emperor who had 150 concubines yet never managed to produce an heir. These sites are under 200 years old, but they are a world away from modern Vietnam.

Hoi An is a relaxed affair. There are more travellers here. Bars are filled with gap-yearers. The mood is laidback but commercial. This is the place to have a suit whipped up in an hour or Kate’s Issa dress copied. There are signs promising the very best service, “clean, fragrant, cheap, nice”. That’s for your laundry, of course, but they offer motor bikes too.

Hiring a motorbike in Hoi An is fun but in Saigon, it’s only for the brave – or crazy. This sophisticated city is home to millions of scooters, which navigate the streets like dancing ants.

There is more war tourism here – from the harrowing War Remnants museum, which focuses on the grisly effects of Agent Orange to the Cu Chi Tunnels outside the city.

The prospect of crawling on my hands and knees in the dark puts me off going inside, but just being at the entrance to this extraordinary network system, 124 miles in length, used by the Vietcong during the war, is enough to give me the shivers.

Better to head back into town, where you can wander hassle-free, day or night.

The market is hot, sticky and heady. In the surrounding streets you can get a pedicure for £3. There are women waiting with plastic bowls and winning smiles to tackle your toes. It’s much more sociable than a traditional salon, if you don’t mind the odd flying nail clipping.

But Saigon does high-end pampering beautifully too. The Park Hyatt has city glamour down perfectly. The wonderful swimming pool, three floors up, is long enough for doing decent laps and there is a lavish bar in the cavernous entrance. You could easily spend a week here – and feel just as relaxed as if you’d been lounging on a beach. I meet lots of families who are doing just that.


If you want to feel the sand between your perfectly manicured toes, Saigon is an easy jumping-off point for islands off the South and South West Coast, like Con Dao and Phu Quoc.

I follow in Brangelina’s footsteps to Con Dao and the Six Senses resort, perched discreetly on a mile-long beach. Con Dao was formerly a prison island, set up by the French in 1861, and you can still visit the great eerie buildings in the main town.

The weather is stormy and the sea rushes in and out with gusto, but it is a wonderfully tropical setting and the grey sky doesn’t matter a bit.

It’s warm, and the different shades of grey in the sea and the sky are peaceful. You can walk, run, swim, bike and do all manner of water sports if the water calms down. Not to mention learn how to cook the fragrant Vietnamese delicacies I have been busy guzzling.

Six Senses is known for its sustainable and sparry outlook. It employs locals and their workers seem happy and chatty. Relaxation is the theme here – and by the end of the week I feel well-nourished in mind and body. And ready to sing the praises of this captivating country.

Ha Noi – the city for peace

Located in the Red River Delta, Ha Noi Capital is the political, economic and cultural centre of Viet Nam. Through many changes and challenges, Ha Noi is developing incessantly and affirms position as one of the biggest tourist centres in the country.

After being adjusted the official border in August 2008, Ha Noi covers an area of 3,324.92km² and includes 10 urban districts, 1 town and 18 suburban districts. Encompassed by Ba Vi mountain range to the back and Red River to the front, Ha Noi has the rong cuon ho ngoi (rolling dragon and sitting tiger) position, thus has great opportunity to inherit and promote the quintessence of science and art.

Ha Noi is situated in a tropical monsoon zone with four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. Especially, the beauty of Ha Noi autumn with intense perfume of hoa sua (milk flower) or green grilled rice of Vong Village… has become inspiration for many artists.

Under the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties, Ha Noi was the capital of Dai Viet nation with the name of Thang Long (flying dragon). Throughout the thousands years of its eventful history, Ha Noi has succeeded in maintaining over 4,000 historical relics and beautiful sites. These relics are closely connected with folk festivals which represent historical thickness and cultural tradition of Thang Long – Ha Noi. Of which, Central Sector of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Ha Noi, Giong Festival in Phu Dong and Soc temples, 82 stone steles which record the royal examinations of post-Le and Mac dynasties in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam have been recognized as world cultural and documentary heritage by UNESCO.

An architectural heritage site which contains national cultural character with tube-shaped ancient houses is Ha Noi Ancient Quarter. Covering an area of 100ha, the Ha Noi Ancient Quarter was founded from the 11th century as crowded trade area where artisans and traders concentrated to work and set up specific trade streets. The artisans from craft villages around former Thang Long Citadel gathered in areas which specialized in their work. This reason made the trade streets develop more and more. Every street was noisy, animated in trade and work as a miniature craft village. And street names were begun with “Hang” and originated from names of merchandise types produced and traded such as Hang Gai (Silk), Hang Duong (Sugar), Hang Muoi (Salt)… Therefore Vietnamese people usually call Ha Noi as Ha Noi 36 streets, of which street means concentration place of artisans or traders who specialize in same merchandise. Most merchandises traded here originates from Ha Noi’s hundred-year-old craft villages. Currently, there are 272 traditional craft villages in Ha Noi.

In Ha Noi, visitors will enjoy an incomparable combination of tradition, elegance and progress. Ha Noi possesses a unique architecture of beautiful colonial villas and streets lined with old trees. Dozens of lakes, flower gardens and row of majestic trees give sense of coolness to Ha Noi. However, Ha Noi is undergoing major changes. Wide avenues and highways are being created, hotels and office buildings are also being built, and giving a whole new looks to the city. Noi Bai International Airport, 35km from the centre of Ha Noi, is one of the two biggest airports in the country.

Besides, Ha Noi gastronomy with dishes such as pho (noodles served with beef, chicken), cha ca (rice vermicelli and fried fish), bun oc (rice vermicelli and fresh water snail), banh cuon (steamed rolled rice pancake)… will also creates unforgettable impression for tourists. Each dish here has its own flavour, beauty and crystallizes quintessence values of Viet Nam’s gastronomy culture.

Let visit Ha Noi – the city for peace to feel tranquility and stillness but not less attraction of the capital in international integration process.

Bia hoi vs. beer hall: Vietnam’s boozy standoff

Czech beer halls are growing in popularity in Ho Chi Minh City, while Hanoi sticks rigidly to its cheap, cheerful plastic-chaired bia hoi stalls.

Here two protagonists for each duke it out to see which provides the best beer experience in Vietnam.

10 reasons to choose HCMC’s beer halls

Vietnam’s healthy beer culture is well documented.

Few visitors leave Hanoi without sluicing copious volumes of watery bia hoi while the distinctive roaring tiger logo of Danang brand La Rue is as ubiquitous an adornment on backpacker T-shirts as the words same-same or a faded photograph of Bob Marley tugging a spliff.

For sophistication, however, Saigon is where it is at. Denizens of the southern hub have developed a serious taste for micro-brewed German and Eastern European-style beer and a growing contingent of venues — including one with Honorary Czech Consul status — cater to this craving.

1. It tastes good

Bia hoi has the edge on price and it fulfils the requirements of many undiscerning alcoholics in that it is wet, (usually) cold and will eventually get you drunk. No one with any respect for the glorious brewing traditions of beer, however, could argue that it is superior to the nuanced pilsners and subtly malted dark beers available in Saigon’s beer halls.

2. You can remain relatively anonymous

The ideal of bonding with locals while downing cheap beer and liquor is all very well.

The reality is routinely much worse. Vietnamese men aren’t known for their fortitude in the face of a serious session and the novelty of being asked to down weak lager and rice wine every 10 seconds by a red-eyed local with five words of English wears off pretty quickly.

Garbled conversation with your friends in a beer hall might not be perfect, but it usually trumps the alternative.

3. The food is better

I’m not going to lie. The food in most beer halls is passable going on average. It is, however, generally safe and edible — a rule that doesn’t always apply in bia hois.

On a recent visit to Hanoi, a friend took me to a bia hoi that apparently did “great food.” From a kitchen that stank strongly of urine came a plate of deep-fried pork ribs with the pliancy of sheet glass and a serving of spicy gristle masquerading as lemongrass chicken.

Fried cheese might not be the apex of Vietnam’s culinary offerings but it’s hard to do it that badly.

4. The beer is less likely to be off

“Fresh beer?” Aye, that’ll be right.

For every honest broker up in Hanoi there’s another chancer desperate to foist the degrading dregs in his/her keg upon an unsuspecting outsider.

Micro-brewed beer should be treated with caution but it is unlikely to necessitate an expensive trip to hospital for treatment of pancreas/liver/kidney disease.

5. No pale imitations

Vietnam, for all its many attributes, has not earned a reputation as the land of the crap copy for nothing.

Its beer halls, however, have resisted the temptation to cut corners while recreating the flavors of northern European beer in the tropics.

One of the most famous venues, Hoa Vien (the honorary Czech consul) applies traditional brewing technology imported from the beer mecca of Plzen while Lion Brewery, a Bavarian-style venue, adheres to the German Purity Law which stipulates that only water, hops and malt can be used in the brewing process.

6. Kitsch is king

Saigon’s cavernous beer halls may lack the intimacy of a bia hoi and the visceral distractions of the street, but it makes up for these shortcomings by being entertainingly weird, both by design and by accident.

If you like lots of random beer trinkets and bric-a-brac and watching diminutive, flat-chested Asian waitresses being forced to ape buxom, Teutonic wenches in ludicrous period costume you won’t go short on visual stimulus.

7. Acceptable toilets

For some the experience of peeing into a crap-crusted hole while sweating buckets and cursing your negligence in forgetting to bring toilet paper is all part of the bia hoi appeal.

Saner members of the human race will prefer the regularly cleaned, air-conditioned numbers in Saigon’s beer halls. What’s more, sit down toilets are way easier to vomit into.

8. Insinuate yourself

OK, so not everyone wants to spend the night drinking with a Vietnamese party man (that’s party as in Communist not Robert Downey Junior), but if you need a high-powered friend with a nice car and an oddly low official salary these highfalutin beer barns are favorite haunts of the country’s elite.

9. You know exactly what you are getting

Not so much of a problem with the booze — although some of the rice wine concoctions at the bia hois are slightly daunting — but the English menus are a godsend when it comes to ordering grub.

Vietnam’s culinary reputation is high, but that’s because most food commentators haven’t mistakenly ordered fried pig’s stomach or cow’s penis when trying to be adventurous in a bia hoi.

10. Reduce your risk of contracting a deadly disease

Unlike at bia hois, rats are rarely visible, motorbikes and cars don’t fart toxic fumes in your general direction and no-one sucks a pipe to get your beer out of the keg, thus reducing your risk of contracting hepatitis.

10 reasons to choose Hanoi’s bia hoi

Much has been written about bia hoi. It’s a foamy, light-alcohol beer found mostly in northern Vietnam. Made fresh each day with few preservatives, the dregs are chucked down the gutter at close of business each day.

This quick turnover and easy brewing means it’s exceptionally cheap — about 20 cents a glass, though Vietnam’s rapid inflation may see that rise before publication — and the establishments that serve it are also relatively basic.

1. Bia hoi is cheaper

Far, far cheaper  than its Czech-inspired counterpart. Though both cost peanuts compared to most places back home there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing your dozen beers cost only US$3.

2. People are friendlier

It’s a rare night you’ll spend with friends clustered round the low-slung plastic stools of a bia hoi where some blinking, red-faced bloke won’t lurch up to your table to repeatedly grasp your hand and yell, “Helloo! Hello! Helloh?” then invite you to join his mates for some rounds of cheap, rice-based spirits.

3. You can relax

Smoking, slurping, dumping chicken bones on the floor — all are acceptable behavior here. Nay, they’re encouraged.

4. The food

Some bia hois serve execrable rubbish, but plenty serve excellent, freshly prepared dishes for very little cost.

Banana flower salad (nom hoa chuoi), barbecued chicken (ga nuong) and fried rice (com rang) are stalwarts. Just watch out for the mixed hotpot (lau thap cam) or pig stomach (da day).

5. Interesting local spirits

Vodka Hanoi (cheap, rice-based vodka with a slightly greasy aftertaste) is a standard but many places also stock ruou ong den — rice wine infused with the whole bees’ nest, not just the nectar — or ruou dua, rice wine left to ferment in a coconut shell (it tastes a hell of a lot better than Malibu, believe us).

The hangover’s never worth it, mind.

6. Street life

Usually these beer barns are open-walled and tables and chairs often spill onto the street. You may get a lungful of motorbike exhaust with your fried spinach, but you get a nice view as well. Others back onto lakes or parks, or the Mausoleum.

7. Watery, weak, but unique

It’s rare in the south but unheard of in the rest of the world. Fresh, brewed daily and cheaper than any other beer, anywhere. That has to count for something in a world of generic, international brands. And it’s no more watery than Bud or Coors, anyway.

8. Colonial heritage

Think of this: the French colonial oppressors brought bia to Vietnam to stop people wrecking themselves on dodgy rice spirit.

This is where bia hois originally came from. The pilsner beer halls are a result of people studying in former communist nations back in the days when everyone still knew the words to the Internationale.

But the leftovers of colonial rule — the bia hois — are still working men’s brew halls while the results of the egalitarian international brotherhood are there mostly for the rapidly emerging middle class.

9. It’s egalitarian

Bia hoi gets more egalitarian yet. A bia hoi can be nothing more than a tiny grandmother sat roadside with a table, chairs, a keg and a few glasses.

Using technology no more complicated than a rubber pipe she sucks some frothy beer from the keg, so you can usually have a drink morning, noon or night. As Vietnam modernizes, beer for breakfast has become less common, but it was once a grand tradition.

10. No hangover

Though some drinkers will vehemently disagree, bia hoi doesn’t usually leave you with a pounding hangover.

It’s low alcohol content means it takes a concerted effort to get drunk enough to feel dreadful the next day. Most problems come from people getting a stale batch, something you have to watch out for. Drinking at busy places is a better idea.

Extending an Overstayed Vietnam Visa with cheap price

Extending an Overstayed Vietnam Visa

Traveling globally has become the most fancying activity to undertake for relaxation. It is essential to have valid documents like visas and passports to evade tension while on a holiday or overseas undertaking urgent work. For instance, a Vietnam tourist visa should have all the relevant information to help you evade any hurdles on your tours. It is easier to overcome hurdles since there are many established firms dealing in these crucial services. Working with these established firms saves you from applying for different visas for different countries.

There has emerged many different ways of obtaining a Vietnam tourist visa. When planning to travel around Vietnam, applying for a Vietnam visa in the country’s Vietnam embassy  is appropriate. On the other hand, you can consider looking for travel agents online to be in a position to avail a Vietnam tourist visa on arrival. This is because, it is possible to attain a visa upon arrival online. The fast and most suitable way to gain a visa to Vietnam is to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival. Applying for a Vietnam visa upon arrival is far much faster as compared to the embassy processing time. This is easily gained with the authorities in the airport or your travel agents. The Vietnam visa is usually valid for 30 days but once in the country, it is possible to easily extend your visa.

Before availing a Vietnam visa upon arrival, it is a requirement to have in possession an approval letter attained from the Department of Immigration in Vietnam. This usually takes about 3 days before you receive the copy from the travel agents. The letter can be sent either by email or by fax. You should have with you the approval letter as you take your flight to Vietnam. The Vietnam tourist visa stamping procedure is done on arrival at Vietnam. Moreover, it is possible to urgently apply for Vietnam visa on boarding the flight to Vietnam. The process is relatively shorter since it can take about half a day to one day and adequately assures you of your safety when travelling. Vietnam offices usually extent Visa for Vietnam that are subject to near expiry date. If you happen to be a tourist, a 5 to 7 days visa extension processing time is applicable. When ordering for an urgent Vietnam visa extension, an additional fee and 2 days processing time are applicable. Other visas usually take a processing time of within 5 to 7 days.

In most cases, you are ultimately safe to get out of the country if you overstay your Vietnam visa for about 2 days. There is usually a 48-hour limit as soon as the visa expires. Overstaying for a day and if your plans are to extend the stay, you can ask for an urgent Vietnam visa from your travel agents. The urgency of the Vietnam visa processing typically depends on urgency case at hand. If you have already overstayed for a day, the charge is usually extra high since the visa urgency is very high in demand.

Basic Requirements for Vietnam Visa Application and get a cheap Vietnam visa

Basic Requirements for Vietnam Visa Application
It is a basic necessity for travelers to Vietnam to be in possession of a valid Vietnam visa as part of entry legibility requirements. This therefore requires you to make a Vietnam visa application by basically getting in touch with your travel agent who will be able to make necessary arrangements for the same. Alternatively you can also visit your Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in your country for the visa. Such entities always take some time to process your application and for this reason you should be patient enough as you await your visa. It is of the essence upon receiving your Vietnam visa to check both the entry and exit dates so as to avoid brushing shoulders with authorities during your visit. This will ensure that any visible mistakes are erased before the departure. This is keeping in mind that small mistakes can ruin the whole of your Vietnam visa application.

You can also get your visa upon arrival though this is a process that you have to embark on way before you leave your country for Vietnam. Essentially a traveler is not allowed to board a plane without the requisite letter of authorization showing that they’ll be receiving the visa upon arrival. There are several online agencies that you can enlist to help you go through this process with admirable.

Your passport is required in your visa for Vietnam application since the proof of your nationality is required. Other details include gender, date of birth, passport number, date of arrival, port of arrival and also the expected length of stay. Most of these agencies accept applications and payment online, whether you are applying for your Vietnam tourist visa or otherwise. It is important that you thoroughly understand payments guidelines before you move on to pay for these services.
The processing time for your visa for Vietnam usually takes two to three business days. It is imperative to ensure you give all correct information such as your day of arrival and exit. There is usually no issue with applying for a Vietnam business visa for a date that is several days before the exact date of arrival. You can also extend with some days with regards to your date of departure. The other important this is that your passport should be at least six months valid. This helps in the ease for your Vietnam visa application.

You can get a Vietnam tourist visa, which is only valid for one month or you can opt for one that grants the opportunity to have multiple entries. Fees applicable to visa for Vietnam application vary depending largely on the length of the stay, the purpose for the trip, as well as the number of entry. It is important though to contact the consulate general in your country in order to know the exact amount applicable to your Vietnam visa.

It is advisable that you apply for a longer-term Vietnam visa in the event that you are not certain about the exact period you want to stay in the country. This could be by taking a three-month Vietnam tourist visa as this would help you move around without any concerns.



Precise answer please: To apply, how many DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL at APT are permitted ?



Dear HJA,

Thank you for contacting us!

Please inform that your visa will start form your permited date of arrival on your visa approval letter. In other words, it is valid according to your submitted date of entry when applying for your visa, not from your actual date of entry or the date of applying. Thus, please at your convenient time. From 6 months to one week in advance is good enough.

Kind regards,

Anna Quach