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Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders

Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders

The Immigration law of Vietnam states that Vietnam visa is required for New Zealand passport holders when these citizens enter the country for any activity. In order to re1quest visa conveniently, before applying, applicants should spend a few minutes referring necessary information as following.

Applicable visa types for New Zealand citizens

Like citizens of almost all countries on the world, New Zealand travelers wishing to visit Vietnam are able to request a visa type with valid duration of one or three month up to your travel plan:

-          One month single entry visa: valid to 30 days and it allows foreign visitors to have only one entry to the country

-          One month multiple entries visa: foreign visitors can have unlimited entries to Vietnam in valid duration of 30 days

-          Three month single entry visa: allows travelers enter the country one time in the duration of 90 days

-          Three month multiple entries visa: allows visitors to enter the country unlimited time during 90 days of visa’s validity length

It should be noticed that the time that New Zealand citizens are allowed to stay in Vietnam with the longest visa types is three month. For those people intending to visit and stay here longer than 90 days, you should apply for a three month visa to Vietnam to enter the country firstly. When you have entered already, you can contact a visa agent to ask for visa extension. In case you have chance to leave Vietnam when your three month visa is going to expire, you are recommended requesting a new visa to re-enter our country.

Preparation for getting visa

Before applying for visa Vietnam, New Zealand passport holders in particular and foreign visitors wishing to enter Vietnam in general need to check your passport to see that whether it is eligible to request visa or not. According to policy of the Immigration Department of Vietnam, visa request of foreign people who have passport with six moth of validity and two lank pages upward can be approved.

In addition, you also should make out a travel plan clearly to choose a suitable way for applying visa. If you intend to visit Vietnam by land or sea way, the suitable to get visa is request directly at Embassy of Vietnam before travelling. However if you enter Vietnam by airport, you should choose to request Vietnam visa on arrival online. This visa type allows passenger to pick up official visa right after you arrive at Vietnam international airport, so it is very convenient.


Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holder

How to get visa at Vietnam Embassy for New Zealand citizens?

In order to request visa at Embassy of Vietnam, New Zealand firstly should contact staff working there in advance to be guided on what you should prepare for visa issuing. In this case, the needful for getting visa is regulated directly by Embassy so Vietnam visa requirement can be very various. In usual, applicants are required to submit your passport as this document is necessary for stamping visa on it. In addition, you also need to prepare some other document depending on request of Embassy.

After receiving instruction about needful for getting visa for Vietnam, travelers should submit all required document to Embassy. Form New Zealand, visitors can visit Embassy with following address to request visa:

Embassy of Vietnam in Welllington, NEWZEALAND

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


To let your visa processed, visa fee is certainly required. According to feedback of many people who have ever picked up Vietnam Embassy visa, for each visa application, you can be required USD 80 upward. After submitting all requirements and paying visa fee to staff in charge, applicants should wait for three to five business days. Then, you can come back Embassy and collect visa result. With an official visa stamped onto your passport, you are legal to enter Vietnam by any means of transportation such as ship, train, bus or plane.

How to get visa on arrival for New Zealand citizens

Procedure to get Vietnam visa on arrival is much simpler than getting visa at Vietnam Embassy because every step can be done online. With this visa type, New Zealand passport holders do no need to go to any Vietnam Embassy or prepare any original passport for visa applying progress. What you need to do is to complete a few simple steps as following:

-          Submitting a Vietnam visa application online

-          Sending visa approval fee through PayPal, Bank Transfer or Western Union

-          Waiting for two business days at maximum

-          Checking registered email to receive visa approval letter granted by the Immigration Department of Vietnam

When completing all above steps, applicants are not required to show or submit any original passport to prove your information, so you should make sure that your all submitted information is exact as shown in your passport. In case you need to change any information while your visa request has been processed, your request will not be accepted. In this case, you will need to re-apply for a new application.

After having Vietnam visa approval letter in your email, New Zealand travelers should print it out, and you also should prepare with you your passport, two passport-sized photos, fulfilled application for entry and exit Vietnam. With these documents, you will be allowed to get on board to depart for Vietnam from New Zealand as well as from any other country all over the world.


Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders

When your flight landed at Vietnam international airport, passengers should quickly move to visa on arrival counter to get official visa. There, you should present all required documents to Immigration officer and pay stamping fee. Staff in charge will check your all information and stamp an official visa onto your passport is everything is eligible. After that, you can move to custom desk to complete necessary requirement, and then you are legal to enter and visit the country.

Processing time and applied cost for visa on arrival

While the cost to get visa at Embassy of Vietnam is various because it is depended on Embassy of Vietnam in different countries, the cost to get Vietnam visa online is always stable for New Zealand citizens. This cost is divided into two sub-types including visa approval fee and stamping fee.

Visa approval fee is the fee to process visa approval letter so it needs to be completed before your visa request is processed. For New Zealand passport holders, the approval cost is USD 18/ person for one month single entry visa request, USD 23/ person for one month multiple entries visa request, USD 28/ person for three month single entry visa request, USD 80/ person for three month multiple entries visa request. With this amount of fee, you visa request will be processed in standard service which takes two business days to get visa approved.

For those people who apply visa for a group of three people upward, you are discounted approval fee USD 3 per person upward. In order to get further information, please refer to Vietnam visa fee page.

In case New Zealand travelers need to visa letter faster, you are offered urgent service with USD 10/ person plus or super urgent service with USD 25/ person plus. By using these services, applicants will receive visa approval letter after one business day or after just four working hours. In this case, the charged cost for express service should be paid at the same time together with approval fee.

About step of getting visa stamped at Vietnam international airport, all foreign visitors will be required to pay stamping fee to get this done. According to regulation of Vietnam Immigration Department, each passenger getting visa stamped at Vietnam airport will be charged USD 45 for single entry visa, USD 65 for multiple entries visa valid in no more than 29 days or USD 95 for multiple entries visa valid in longer than 29 days and less than 95 days.

In usual, in order to complete this step, visitors need to queue in front of landing visa counter and wait for about twenty minutes according to number of passenger who also get visa on arrival. If New Zealand want have visa right after arriving without waiting at airport, you air recommended using Stamping Support Service. This is an extra service with the cost of USD 25/ person. In order to use this service, you should provide us details about your flight including flight number and arrive time. Then, we will wait for you at Vietnam airport to pick up and assist you to get official visa upon your arrival time.

For any further information related to Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders, please contact us via email or call us (+84) 975 85 66 33. 


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