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Vietnam visa on arrival for United State citizens

  • The development of bilateral diplomatic relation between Vietnam and United States promotes many opening policy of Vietnam to United States citizens including policy about visa. According to that, United States citizens are eligible to request visa on arrival to come to the country for different purposes. Following section will bring readers more details about Vietnam visa on arrival for United States citizens.

       1.   Requirement to use Vietnam visa on arrival

    Like other nationalities, visa on arrival is only applied for United States citizens who enter Vietnam through airway. On the other words, United States citizens can pick up visa at Vietnam international airport only. Therefore, if you want to get Vietnam visa upon arrival, using plane as your means of transportation to Vietnam is the sole way.

    In addition, United States citizens wishing to use visa on arrival must ensure that your passport is valid for more than six months and empty in two pages at least.

       2.   Procedure to request Vietnam visa on arrival

    As usual, to apply for visa on arrival, at first United States citizens must have a visa agency like Visaforvietnam.org to support in applying online step. After finding their website on the internet, you should access to applying link and submit Vietnam visa application to request for a visa approval letter. When completing this step, you should move to next step of sending payment for visa approval fee through PayPal, Bank Transfer or Western Union. As Vietnam Immigration Department requires the agent to pay this fee before issuing visa request, United States people must complete this fee in advance. After two working days as maximum, the visa letter will appear in your registered email. Because this letter is an electronic document, United States applicants need to print it out before getting on board to Vietnam. When you come to Vietnam international airport, you should submit in person a hard copy of the letter, completed application for entry and exit Vietnam, original passport, two passport-sized photos and stamping fee at checkpoint immigration office at the airport to be stamped official visa onto passport.

       3.   Visa on arrival cost for United States citizens

    The visa on arrival cost applied for United States citizens is same as the fee for other citizens coming from European or Latin America countries which includes approval fee and stamping  fee. For exact kind of fee for different visa types, please refer to Vietnam visa fee page.

    For further information about Vietnam visa on arrival for United States citizens, please contact us via email support@visaforvietnam.org or hotline (+84) 975 85 66 33.

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