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Vietnam – Entry and Customs procedure(2012)

Customs procedures in Vietnam are quick and simple. To enter and exit Vietnam, visitors are required to fulfill the entrance and exit procedures in the form (in Vietnamese or in English languages). Luggage of people on entry (including clothes, personal belongings with reasonable quantity in service of the trip’s purpose) must be declared in case as follows:

  • Luggage exceeds duty free concessions
  • Luggage sent before or after trips
  • Professional equipment temporarily imported and      re-exported or vice versa;
  • Addictive medicines
  • Other medicines exceed 30 USD in value
  • Foreign currency exceeds 7,000 USD (seven thousand US      dollars), or its equivalence other foreign currency, or over 15,000,000      VND (fifteen million Vietnam Dong), in cash.
  • Goods prohibited to import: weapons, ammunition, explosives, military technical equipment, drugs, toxic chemicals, debauched and reactionary products, firecrackers of all kinds, toys with negative impacts on the dignity education, social security and safety, cigarettes beyond the stipulated quantity, etc.
  • Goods prohibited to export: weapons, ammunition, , military technical equipment, antiques, drugs, toxic chemicals, wild animals, rare and precious animals and plants, documents related to the national security by the State Bank.
  • Duty free concessions for the baggage of arriving passengers
  • Notes: Foreigners on entry carry luggage, which exceeds the duty-free quotas, presents and gifts with the total value not exceeding VND 1,000,000 (one million) shall be exempt from taxes.

fast tract service – we save your time.

To prevent you from wasting time and a long queue at Immigration checking point at Vietnam Airports, Vietnam-Visa.com offers a FAST-TRACK SERVICE (30 USD/pax, EXCLUDING stamping fee) for those using visa on arrival that you will be picked up at the airport and will be assisted to do all entry procedures when your flight lands off.

Check-in counters at the Tan Son Nhat International airport

How Fast Track Service runs?

Step 1: Inform us your exact flight number, departure and arrival time (GMT+7) via email or make a phone call. If your flight is changed, please notify us 48 hours before your landing (except Saturday, Sunday and national holidays)

Step 2: Find our staff with the welcoming board having your name on it when your flight lands off Vietnam. In case, you cannot find our staff, please call our hotline + 84.946.583.583

Step 3: Give our staff your visa approval letter, entry and exit form, passport, 2 photos and stamping fee (USD 25/person for single entry, and USD 50/person for multiple entry visa) for doing your entry procedure

Step 4: Get your passport back with Vietnam Visa stamped from our staff.

Visa stamps from Tan Son Nhat international airport

To apply with us for Fast-track service, please contact us via:

Email address: support@vietnamvisacheap.net

Vietnam visa for resident of Combodia

For citizens in Cambodia,  no Vietnam entry Visa is  required for a stay within 30 days in Vietnam. Yet, for more than 30-day  stay, entry visa is a must. It is quite easy to get your visa to Vietnam in Cambodia  at hostels, travel agencies, or Vietnam  consulates.

Embassy of Vietnam in Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA Address: 436 Monivong Blvd., Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh Phone: (855) 23 726 28 Fax: (855)  2372 6273 Email: vnembassy03@yahoo.com;  vnembpnh@online.com.kh Website: http://www.vietnamembassy-cambodia.org

Other travelers’ experiences

According to many travelers’ experience, it is much more convenient to  obtain your visa at Vietnam Consulate in Sihanoukville, because visa will be  issued in Sihanoukville. The process takes only 5 minutes and costs around  30USD.Consulate General of Vietnam in Sihanouk Ville, CAMBODIA Address: 310 Ekreach-  Khan Mittapheap – Sihanouk City Phone: (855) 3493 3669 Fax: (855)  3493 3669 Email: tlsqsiha@camintel.com Website: http://www.vietnamconsulate-shihanoukville.org Code: 00-855

Apply for a visa on arrival

If you travel to Vietnam  by air from Cambodia,  visa on arrival is also a convenient method to get your Vietnamese visa online.  Our service fee is 25$ US/person and takes 2 – 3 working days (normal) or 1  working day (urgent) to get it approved. For details, please contact us at http://www.vietnamvisacheap.net

Get vietnam visa from Canada

Canadians need a valid visa to visit, do business or work in Vietnam. The  normal Vietnam Entry Visa is issued by the Vietnam Embassy in Canada, and the Vietnam visa on arrival can be done  by our online visa service.

1. Get normal Vietnam Entry  Visa (before traveling)

You apply for Visa to Vietnam  by mail or in person at the Vietnam Embassy in Canada, and may receive after about  a week, by following the below instructions:

– Fill out the online form at www.vietnamembassy-canada.ca – Print out that form, and glue on a passport photo – Send them together with + the fee ($79 for 1-month single entry visa) + your  passport + a return pre-paid express post envelope to the Vietnam Embassy in  Ottawa, Canada at the following address:

The Embassy of Vietnam

Address: 470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario,   K1N 6M8 Canada Telephone: (613) 236 0772 Fax: 613) 236 2704 Email: vietem@istar.ca Website: http://www.vietnamembassy-canada.ca/ Office  hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m – 12.00 p.m 13.30 p.m – 16.00 p.m

2. Get Vietnam  Visa on Arrival (collecting at Vietnam   International Airport  on arrival)

Issuing  unit: Vietnam Immigration Department – Processing time: 2 to 3 working days – Processing fee: 15 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT included) – Without Passport requirement – How to get it? You go online at http://www.vietnamvisacheap.net,  fill in the secure form, and just wait 2-3 days until you receive your Visa  Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get  your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest  way to get a visa  to Vietnam from Canada.

Get vietnam visa from Finland

A special  favor by Vietnamese Government allows citizens in Finland  to enter Vietnam  without an entry visa if their stay is within 15 days.

For an over 15-day stay in Vietnam, people in  Finland may apply for Vietnam visa either through Vietnam  embassy in Finland or apply for a visa on arrival through an online visa  service.

Get Vietnam  Visa directly at the Embassy:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam  Embassy in Finland
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 working days
  • Processing fee: 50 – 85 USD/person
  • Additional fee: Postal cost
  • With Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You reach this Embassy in person and  follow the required procedures.

Get Visa on Arrival via visa service:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing time: 2 to 3 working days
  • Processing fee: 10 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT  included)
  • Without Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net/,  fill in the secure form, and just wait 2-3 days until you receive your Visa  Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get  your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest  way to get a visa  to Vietnam from Finland.

Location  of Vietnam Embassy in Finland

Get Vietnam visa for resident of Malaysia

Like in other Southeast Asian nations, residents  of Malaysia are also favored  by Vietnamese Government not to be required an entry visa to enter Vietnam for a  stay within 30 days. In case you would stay more than 30 days, you may either  apply for a visa to Vietnam  by reaching Vietnamese embassy in Kuala Lumpur,  or apply for an effective visa on arrival through a visa service;

Get Visa directly at the Embassy:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnamese Embassy in the Malaysia
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 working days
  • Processing fee: 50 – 85 USD/person
  • Additional fee: Postal cost
  • With Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You reach this Embassy in person and  follow the required procedures.

Get Visa on Arrival via visa service:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing time: 2 to 3 working days
  • Processing fee:10 – 20USD/person (stamping fee NOT  included)
  • Without Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net,  fill in the secure form, and just wait 2-3 days until you receive your Visa  Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get  your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest  way to get a visa  to Vietnam from Malaysia.

Embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Address: No.4, Persiaran Stonor 50450, Kualar Lumpur, MALAYSIA Phone: +603-2148 4036 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +603-2148  4036 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; Fax: (603) 2148 3270 Email: daisevn1@streamyx.com;daisevn1@putra.net.my

Website: http://www.mofa.gov.vn

Get vietnam visa in the US

A VISA to Vietnam can be  applied for by mail or in person at the  Embassy of Vietnam in the United States (US) as early as six months prior to  the date of travel. Like in most other nations, there are two ways to  apply for Vietnam visa to be  selected by residents of the US:

I/ Normal Vietnam entry  visa (received before travelling)

The applicant must submit:

1. Original PASSPORT (which  requires at least 01 month validity prior to the date of exit from Vietnam). In  urgent cases, a loose-leaf-visa can be requested, then a copy of passport (photo  and personal detail pages) may be submitted instead of the original passport.

2. Application form (PDF Form/Word Form). The form must be completed, signed  and attached with 01 original photo (2x 2in). In case of a loose-leaf-visa  request, 01 additional photo must be stapled to the form.

3. A visa approval can be obtained  through the applicant’s host or sponsor in Vietnam. If the applicant does not  have visa approval, he/she may contact us at http://vietnamvisacheap.net or the  Embassy by email or by  telephone (202 861 0737 ext. 221, 222, or 236) for assistance to apply for it.  Additional processing fees for visa approval may be required.

4. Visa fees must be in the form  of MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER’S CHECK, or CERTIFIED CHECK payable to “THE EMBASSY  OF VIETNAM.” Applicants applying together may submit combined payment in one  money order”. For those who have already got visa approval, please check Consular fees here.

5. A prepaid return envelope, if  the applicant requests the visa to be returned by mail. Please use USPS Express  Mail or USPS Certified Mail (www.usps.com)  or Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Please do not use UPS or DHL.  Applicants applying together may provide one envelope for visas to be returned  to the same address.

Processing Time: Five (5)  business days are required to process visa applications with approval.  Expedited processing requires one to two business days after the Embassy has  received the application (additional fee required).

Note: Please keep the tracking numbers of the envelopes to and from the Embassy. When  the above deadlines have passed, use the tracking number to check with the  mailing service first.

Please do not make telephone inquires on the  status of your application (make sure that you keep your passport number for  this request) until after the 3rd business day for an expedited case and the  7th business day for a regular case.

The Embassy will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, Vietnamese  and US holidays. Please take account of the observed  holidays in planning for your visa application and travel.

For  further information, please contact the Visa Section of the Vietnam Embassy:

Opening hours: 9:30 – 12:30 Monday through  Friday. Tel: (202) 861- 2293, (202) 861- 0694 and (202) 861- 0737 ext. 221, 222, 236  during 10:00 – 12:00 AM and 2:30 – 5:30 PM Monday to Friday Fax: (202) 861- 1297 and (202) 861- 0917 Email: consular@vietnamembassy.us Website: http://www.vietnamembassy.us

II/ Vietnam Visa on arrival (received upon arrival  at Vietnam International Airport)

– Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration   Department – Processing time: 2 to 3 working days – Processing fee: 10 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT included) – Without Passport requirement – How to get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net ,  fill in the secure form, and just wait 2-3 days until you receive your Visa  Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get  your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest  way to get a visa  to Vietnam from the US.

Get vietnam visa in Australia

There are two ways for citizens of Australia   to apply for a visa to Vietnam there, either through  the Vietnam Embassy in Australia  or apply for a visa on arrival via visa service. In the first option, you have  to apply for a visa to Vietnam  in person at the nearest consulate of Vietnam  in Australia.  Please note that the application procedures and fees may vary depending on  where you apply.

Get Vietnam Visa in  Autralia: 2 ways

Get Vietnam Visa directly at  the Embassy:

  • Issuing  unit: Vietnamese Embassy in Australia
  • Processing  time: 3 to 6 working days
  • Processing  fee: 40 – 85 USD/person
  • Additional  fee: Postal cost
  • With  Passport requirement
  • How  to get it? You reach this Embassy in person and follow the required procedures.

Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival via visa service:

  • Issuing  unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing  time: 2 to 3 working days
  • Processing  fee: 10 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT included)
  • Without  Passport requirement
  • How  to get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net , fill  in the secure form, and just wait until 2-3 days until you receive your Visa  Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get  your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest way to  get a visa to Vietnam  from Australia.

Location of Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Australia

The cheapest way to get vietnam visa from New Zealand

In New Zealand, passport holders who would like to get visa to Vietnam are normally required to refer to the Vietnam Embassy here, addressed in Wellington. You also have another option, that is, getting visa on arrival through an online visa service. Click Cheap vietnam  visa for more information about Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

Get Vietnam Visa in NZ: 2 ways

Get Vietnam Visa directly at the Embassy:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand
  • Processing time: 4 to 6 working days
  • Processing fee: 40 – 85 USD/person
  • Additional fee: Postal cost
  • With Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You reach this Embassy in person and follow the required procedures.

Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival via visa service:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing time: 2 to 3 working days
  • Processing fee: 10 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT included)
  • Without Passport requirement

How to get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net/, fill in the secure form, and just wait 1-2 days until you receive your Visa Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to get your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam from New Zealand. Location of Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand Address: Level 21, Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace P.O. Box  8042, Welllington, NEW ZEALAND Phone: (644) 473  5912 Fax: (644) 473  5913 Email: embassyvn@clear.net.nz

Get Vietnam Visa in Indonesia. Which is the cheapest way to get Vietnam visa?

A special favor by Vietnamese Government allows Indonesian citizens to enter Vietnam without an entry visa if their stay is within 30 days.

For over 30-day staying in Vietnam, like anywhere else, people in Indonesia may apply for visa to Vietnam either through Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta  or apply for a visa on arrival through an online visa service.

Get  Vietnam Visa in Indonesia:  2 ways

Get Vietnam Visa directly at the Embassy:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 working days
  • Processing fee: 50 – 85 USD/person
  • Additional fee: Postal cost
  • With Passport requirement
  • How to get it? You reach this Embassy in person and follow the required  procedures.

Get Vietnam Visa on  Arrival via visa service:

  • Issuing  unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing  time: 2 to 3 working days
  • Processing fee: 10 – 20 USD/person (stamping fee NOT included). Price of service is the cheapest on the visa service market.
  • Without Passport requirement

How to  get it? You go online at http://vietnamvisacheap.net/,  fill in the secure form, and just wait until 2-3 days until you receive your  Visa Approval Letter, and take this + your passport + 2 photos to Vietnam to  get your visa at airport. This seems to be the cheapest and  easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam from Indonesia.

Location  of Vietnam Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Address: No.25 JL. Teuku Umar, Menteng, Jakarta-Pusat,  INDONESIA Phone: (6221) 310 0358 Fax: (6221) 314 9615 Email: embvnam@uninet.net.id

Note: From several travelers’ experience, it might take up to 2-3  days for those who apply for a visa in Jakarta  and a cost of $120 for the same visa. So, we suggest tourists select Visa on  Arrival in stead.