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Vietnam visa for Spain citizens

Vietnam visa for Spain citizens

According to current immigration policy of Vietnam, Spain passport holders wishing to enter Vietnam for any purpose are required visa. In order to request Vietnam visa for Spain citizens, foreign people can visit Embassy of Vietnam and submit visa application directly or apply for visa online through assistance of visa agent like

Requirement to request visa for Spain citizens

Before applying for a visa, the Immigration Department requires Spain passport holders in particular and foreign visitors in general to meet requirement about passport. Specifically, each people need to make sure that your passport has six month of validity length and two blank pages upward. In case your passport does not meet, your visa request can be refused.

In case your passport is going to expire or has less than two un-used pages remaining, you are advised renewing your passport firstly, so that you will be eligible to request a visa to Vietnam.

Applicable visa types for Spain citizens

For both people choosing to get visa at Embassy of Vietnam and people choosing visa on arrival, you are able to request a Vietnam tourist visa with validity length of three month at maximum. Specifically, there are four types of visa basing on valid duration on permitted number of entry to Vietnam:

-          One month single entry visa: valid in 30 days with only one entry

-          One month multiple entries visa: valid up to 30 days with unlimited time to enter and exit Vietnam

-          Three month single entry visa: valid in 90 days with one time to enter and exit Vietnam

-          Three month multiple entries visa: valid up to 90 days with unlimited entries

Steps to request visa at Vietnam Embassy for Spain citizens

Getting visa for Vietnam by this way, firstly, Spain citizens should contact Vietnam Embassy where you plan to visit and submit visa application to be guided on what you need to prepare for visa issuing. Presently, foreign visitors can visit any Embassy of Vietnam located in your residing country to request visa. For those people living in Spain, you should contact Embassy with the address as following:

Embassy of Vietnam in Madrid, SPAIN

Address: C/ Arturo Soria 201, 1-AyB 28043 - Madrid, SPAIN

Phone:  (3491) 510 2867

Fax:      (3491) 415 7067

Email:    claudiomes@yahoo.comVietnam visa for Spain citizen


After receiving guideline on Vietnam visa requirement, applicants should prepare all documents as suggestion and then going to Embassy and submit these needful to staff in charge. In usual, when getting visa at Embassy of Vietnam, original passport of applicant is indispensable. In addition, visitors also may be required to prepare a visa application, visa approval code granted by the Immigration Department of Vietnam or some other document depending policy of Vietnam Embassy in each country.

Together with required documents, Spain citizens also need to pay stamping fee to let your visa request approved. According to experience of almost all travelers, for each Vietnam Embassy visa request, applicant needs to pay USD 80 upward for the shortest visa type- one month single.

After five to seven business days since completing all requirement as well as visa fee, Spain citizens should come back Embassy and collect your passport as well as a valid visa stamped on it.

With a valid visa issued by Vietnam Embassy, foreign visitors are allowed to enter Vietnam by any means of transportation through airway, land way or even sea way. However, in reality, this applying way is quite time-consuming and complicated because visitors need to prepare their own original passport and spend time, money visiting Embassy directly for submitting a visa request. Therefore, this type of visa presently is recommended for land or sea travelers. For those people who travel to Vietnam by airway, you are able to request visa upon arrival that is much simpler than getting visa at Embassy.

What is visa on arrival?

Vietnam visa on arrival is a type of visa approved and issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam. It allows foreign visitors to pick up official visa upon the time you appear in the country without going to any Embassy of Vietnam to apply before departure. In order to obtain this visa type, there are some documents visitors should prepare as below:

-          Original passport with six month of validity and two blank pages at least

-          Visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department

-          Two photos in passport-size

-          Fulfilled application for entry and exit Vietnam

Among these documents, visa approval letter is an electronic document that should be applied online easily through In addition, application for entry and exit Vietnam will be sent to passengers together with your visa approval letter.

Steps to apply online for visa on arrival for Spain citizen

Procedure of getting visa on arrival includes two main steps: applying online for Vietnam visa approval letter and getting visa official upon arrival at Vietnam airport. The first step needs to be done before travelers depart for Vietnam because visa approval letter will be required right after foreign visitors arrive at airport of Vietnam. In addition, this document is also considered as the prerequisite that almost all airlines require passengers to show before getting on board. And the second step will be complete upon your arrival.

For the first step, applicants can perform from wherever just with an internet-connected device because all it totally can be done online simply as following:

-          Submitting Vietnam visa application


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

-          Waiting for two business days at maximum

-          Checking your registered email to receive visa approval letter issued

After having pre-approved visa document, visitors should double check carefully to make sure all information is correct. Then you should print the letter out and put it together with your passport, photos, and entry application. On your travel date, you can bring these documents and depart for Vietnam from any country all over the world. When your flight lands at Vietnam international airport, passenger should find the way to landing visa counter. There, you need to present all prepared documents and pay stamping fee to immigration officers, so that you will be granted an official visa stamped onto your passport.

Guidelines on submitting visa application for visa on arrival

When requesting Vietnam visa online, applicants are not required to send or submit any original document, so all submitted information in your visa application should be exact. Distinctively, your personal information should be identical to what shown in your passport. For a visa application, required personal information includes: full name, passport number, passport expiration date, nationality, date of birth and gender.

In addition, about information about type you visa, you should base on your travel plane and decide visa type as well as arrival date. For details, information about your visa should be chosen as following:

-          Number of visa: submitting up to choice (in case you travel to Vietnam in a group of three person upward, you should apply visa for all passengers into a visa application in order to be discounted approval fee)

-          Date of arrival: you should choose your earliest estimated arrival date because you are allowed to enter Vietnam on any date during valid duration of visa approval letter, but you cannot enter Vietnam even one day earlier than your permitted duration in visa letter

-          Date of exit: up to your choice


Vietnam visa for Spain citizens

-          Port of arrival: you can choose any Vietnam international airport: Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat or Da Nang airport because Vietnam visa on arrival is valid at any airport.

-          Purpose of visit: presently, all visa requests of foreign visitors regardless three month visa request or one month visa request are approved as tourist visa, so applicants can choose visit or tourist to fill in this blank

-          Visa type: you should submit a visa type among one month single entry visa, one month multiple entries visa, three month single entry visa and three month multiple entries visa up to your travel plan

All above information is very important for your visa because if there is any item is incorrect, foreign visitors can get trouble. If you use a visa approval letter with wrong information to travel to Vietnam, you may not be allowed to get on board and you will not granted official visa. Once your visa approval letter is issued, if you need to edit or change any information, you need to request a new visa application and pay approval fee again.

Processing time and charged fee for visa on arrival

For standard service, Spain passport holders can get visa approval letter issued within two business days. In this case, each applicant will be required to pay USD 18 for a visa request of one month single entry, USD 23 for a visa request of one month multiple entries, USD 28 for a visa request of three month single entry or USD 80 for a visa request of three month multiple entries. This fee will be discounted if you apply for a group of three people upward. For detailed information, please refer to Vietnam visa fee page.

The cost to get visa approval letter may be higher if Spain visitors want to get this document faster because express service fee will be included in this case. Presently, there are two kind of service visitors can choose: super urgent service that helps visitors to get visa letter within one business days with USD 10 plus and super urgent service that help you to receive this document within just four working hours with the cost USD 25 plus. This service fee needs to be paid at the same time with approval cost.

After having visa approval letter, in order to get official visa, Spain travelers will be required to complete stamping fee. This fee needs to be paid in cash to Immigration officer at Vietnam international airport. According to regulation of Vietnam Immigration Department, each foreign people in general and Spain visitor in particular is required to pay USD 45 to be granted single entry visa, USD 65 for multiple entries visa of no longer than 29 days and USD 95 for multiple entries visa of longer than 29 days and less than 90 days.

In usual, to complete this step, visitors should wait for twenty minutes averagely to queue in front of visa on arrival counter. This time may be various according to the number of passengers waiting for picking up visa.

For any further information about Vietnam visa for Spain citizens as well as guidelines on requesting visa for these citizens, please contact us via email or hotline (+84) 975 85 66 33. 


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