September 29, 2019
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What is the difference between a Vietnam e-Visa and a Vietnam Visa on Arrival?

In the past few years, the visa policy in Vietnam has been improved and now promotes the development of the tourist industries. The number of international travelers to Vietnam is growing steadily and tourists can now travel to Vietnam without difficulty with the simple visa policy.

Most countries may apply for two types of visas in order to visit Vietnam. The first is called ‘Visa on Arrival’ and is an option that has existed for many years. The second option is called the Vietnam e-Visa (electronic visa) that’s relatively new in the market. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. Further below, we will present you with more information about each of them.

Vietnam e-Visa

It’s important to know that not all countries are allowed to apply for an e-Visa. So far, there are only 80 countries that may apply for this type of visa. You may stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days with this type of visa, but it’s a single-entry visa. So if you’d like to enter, exit and reenter the country, you have to apply for another type of visa than this. But if you know you will only travel in Vietnam for less than 30 days and you only have to enter the country once, this is the perfect option for you. It will save you a lot of time at the airport for example and it’s easy to apply to. You can go straight to the passport control, get your visa stamped and enter Vietnam.

Visa on Arrival

This is another highly popular option amongst tourists. The process is a bit more complicated than the e-Visa, but it has more benefits. For example, you’ll have more flexibility. You can apply to stay for more than 30 days for example and you can also get a multi-entry visa. So if you’re not so sure about your plans yet, or you already know you’ll have to enter Vietnam more than once, this is a suitable visa option for you. It’s also not limited to 80 countries like the e-visa. In fact, almost all countries in the world can apply for this type of visa.  The downside with getting the Visa on Arrival is that you might have to spend more time at the airport in order to get your visa.

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