GREETINGS FROM THE VIETNAM-LANDINGVISA.ORG is offering travelers the most convenient way to get their visas to Vietnam.

At present, Online Vietnam Visa is a visa issued by the Immigration Department to the visitors via the electronic system and it consists of 2 types: Vietnam e-visa and visa on arrival (VOA). We're going to figure out differences between the two and share the pros and cons of each one. So, you have a clearer picture and it is easy to make a decision if Vietnam e-visa or visa on arrival is better for you.

Although both types are issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department and they grant permission to legally enter Vietnam, Vietnam e-visa and visa on arrival differ in some aspects. We would like to highlight some key contrasts below:

Pros Visa on arrival (VOA) E-visa

• A single application form can apply for a group of travelers.

• You can enter Vietnam through any airports among 8 international ones in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Da Lat, Khanh Hoa,Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Phu Quoc. There is no fixed entry points in visa or approval letter.

• All air travellers are eligible no matter which nationality they are.

• Visa validity can be extended.

• It offers averagely faster processing time in urgent cases (only 4 working hours).

• The process is entirely online from application to visa receipt. You can get a visa with any electronic devices and an Internet connection.

• You are not required to pay the fee one more time in cash.

• There's no need to queue up at arrival airports to process visa stamping.

• It works at 33 check points in Vietnam including 3 types: airports, land ports and seaports.


• Follow-up procedure is required at arrival airports to get visa stamped, which takes more time of applicants.

• More papers are needed during application submission and visa obtainment (2 passport photos, printed visa approval letter).

• Visa fee is unfixed since it depends on the particular agency's services.

• You need to pay an additional fee of $25 or $50 at arrival ports and prepare it in cash.

• One application form is valid for 1 person only.

• The-visa fee is not refundable if your application is denied.

• The-visa holder must enter and leave Vietnam at the check points indicated in application form/ e-visa. No changes can be made if only a new visa is obtained.

• Limited number of countries are eligible to apply for Vietnam e-visa (available for nationals of 80 countries only).

• Normal case: It will take from 4-6 working days for processing e-visa. Urgent case: within 2 working days.

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