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Vietnam visa for Belgium citizens

Vietnam visa for Belgium citizens

The Immigration law of Vietnam regulates that Belgium citizens wishing to enter Vietnam for any purpose are required visa. Presently, there are two alternative options to obtain Vietnam visa for Belgium passport holders. They are applying in person at Embassy of Vietnam and applying online for visa on arrival to pick up visa at Vietnam international airport.

How does visa at Embassy of Vietnam work?

This type of visa is issued directly by Vietnam Embassy. When having this visa, foreign visitors as well as Belgium citizens are able to enter Vietnam by any way such as air way, land way or sea way. However, in reality, procedure to request this visa type is quite complicated and time-consuming, so it is recommended for people who enter the country by land or sea way. To get visa to Vietnam done, visitors need to submit requirements and pay issuing fee according to regulation of Vietnam Embassy. These features are often various from Vietnam Embassy in different country.

How does visa on arrival work?

Unlike visa at Embassy of Vietnam, Vietnam visa on arrival is issued by the Immigration Department. This type of visa should be applied for those travelers who enter by air way as this visa type is to only valid at Vietnam international airport. Before picking up this visa type, foreign people are required to have a visa approval letter which is issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam. This document can be requested online through an authorized visa website like

Requirements to get visa for Belgium citizens

According to the Immigration law of Vietnam, visa request of foreign visitors are approved only if their passport meet requirement about validity length regardless you request visa at Vietnam Embassy or visa on arrival. Specifically, your passport is required to be valid in six month and have two blank pages remaining upward.

In addition, applicants will be required to prepare some further documents basing on the visa type you request. In case you choose to get Vietnam Embassy visa, required document for visa issuing is regulated differently in each Embassy. However, for all situations, the general document is original passport off applicants. In order to be guided exactly about what you need to prepare, Belgium citizens should contact Embassy directly.

In case Belgium passport holders choose to enter Vietnam by airway to request Vietnam visa online, what you need to prepare to pick up visa includes a visa approval letter, your original passport, two photos in passport-size and application for entry and exit Vietnam.


Vietnam visa for Belgium citizens

Applicable visa types for Belgium passport holders

Like foreign visitors coming from other countries, Belgium passport holders are eligible to apply for Vietnam tourist visa with valid duration of one month or three month (either single entry or multiple entries). It should be noticed that for those people who request visa yourself at Vietnam Embassy or request visa on arrival, business visa is not applicable. In case you want to obtain this visa type, you are required to have a business partner that you work for. In this case, you business partner should contact the Immigration Department of Vietnam directly to request business visa for you.

Procedure to get visa at Vietnam Embassy for Belgians

Firstly, travelers should contact Embassy of Vietnam to get information about Vietnam visa requirement and charged fee. For those people residing in Belgium, you can contact Embassy according to following details:


Address:          #1, Boul. Général Jacques, 1050 Bruxelles, BELGIUM

Telephone:       (322) 379 2737 / 379 2731

Consular:         379 2736

Fax:                 (322) 374 9376



After receiving guidance, you should prepare the needful and then go to Embassy directly to submit visa application. Visa fee also needs to be completed at that time. According to experience of foreign visitors, for each application of visa for Vietnam, applicants can be charged USD 80 upward. After submitting all required documents, Belgium visitor should wait for four to five business days for visa processing. After this time, you can visit Embassy again and receive your visa result.

Procedure to get visa on arrival for Belgium citizen

Procedure of getting visa on arrival is divided into two main steps. The first one is applying online for visa approval letter and the second one is picking up official visa.

For the first step, everything that Belgium passport holders need to complete is as following:

-          Submitting Vietnam visa application


-          Sending visa approval fee to visa agent through PayPal, Bank transfer or Western Union

-          Waiting for two business days at maximum for visa processing

-          Checking your registered email and receiving visa approval letter

It should be noticed that in the whole time to complete this step, applicants are not required to prepare or submit any original document. Therefore, when submitting visa application, you should ensure that your all personal information is exact as shown in your passport. You will not be allowed to enter Vietnam if there is any mistake in your visa result. Once your visa application is processed, it is also not possible to change or edit any information in your visa application. To get this done, you are required to re-apply for a new visa.

After having Vietnam visa approval letter, visitors should check it carefully to make sure everything is right. Then, you should print it out, and prepare your two photos, fill in application for entry and exit Vietnam (this form will be sent to you together with visa letter). With these documents and your original passport, Belgium travelers are ready to travel to Vietnam and get visa on arrival.

On your travel date, visitors just need to get on board and depart for Vietnam. Upon your arrival, you should move to visa on arrival counter. There, you should present your all prepared document and pay stamping fee to Immigration officer. Staff in charge then will check your all information with database, and then stamp an official visa onto your passport. After completing step of getting visa stamped, visitor can perform custom requirement, so that you can leave airport and visit the country.


Vietnam visa for Belgium citizen

Processing time and charged cost to get visa on arrival

For each step in procedure of getting Vietnam visa on arrival, applicants are required to pay fee and wait for visa result. When requesting visa approval letter, Belgium citizens will be required to pay USD 18/ person for one month single entry visa, USD 23/ person for one month multiple entries visa, USD 28/ person for three month single entry visa and USD 80/ person for three month multiple entries visa with standard situation. In this case, applicants need to wait for two business days to get visa approval letter issued.

If you want to get this document issued faster, you can request urgent service with one working day processing or super urgent service with for working hour processing. In this case, you will be required to pay USD 10 plus to use urgent service or pay USD 25 plus to use super urgent service. This service fee will be quoted together with approval fee after applicant completed visa application form.

For this step, approval fee also can be discounted for visa application containing three applicants upward. For specific information about discounting fee, please refer to Vietnam visa fee page.

For step of getting official visa, each people will be required to pay stamping fee in cash to Immigration officer. According to general regulation of Vietnam Immigration Department, the fee for this step is USD 45/ person if you obtain single entry visa, USD 65/ person if you obtain multiple entries visa with valid duration of no longer than 29 days and or USD 95/ person if you obtain multiple entries visa with valid duration of longer than 29 days and less than 90 days.

In order to pick up official visa, each applicant should wait for twenty minutes averagely. In case you want to get visa stamped right after landing without waiting at Vietnam airport, you are suggested to request Stamping Support Service with the cost USD 25 per person. This is an extra service to pick up and assist passenger to get official visa quickly. In order to use this service, you should advise us some details about your flight including flight number and arrival time, and port of arrival, so that our staff will wait for you at Vietnam airport to pick you up.

For any further information related to Vietnam visa for Belgium passport holders or guidance on how to get visa to Vietnam, please contact us via email or hotline (+84) 975 85 66 33. 


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