What is different between Vietnam Visa on arrival (VOA)
and Vietnam loose-leaf Visa
Vietnam Government currently issues 2 types of Visa for travellers: a Visa sticker which is glued on travellers’s passports or a loose-leaf Visa (is also called as a paper-Visa) which is a paper in size of 5×7 inches. Both these Visa are the same legal validity and guaranteed.
Vietnam Visa on arrival (VOA)
You will get an approval letter which is approved by Vietnam Immigration department then getting a Visa sticker on your passport at Vietnam airports.
Vietnam loose-leaf Visa
It is described as a paper in the size of 5×7 inches which is including your photo, date of birth, passport information, full name, nationality and the duration which you are allowed to stay in Vietnam as maximum.
2. Comparison between VOA and loose-leaf Visa’s procedure:
|Visa on arrival||Getting loose-leaf Visa from Embassy|
|1) Required documents:
No documents is required.
2) How to apply?
3) Vietnam Visa fee
4) Processing time
|1. Required documents:
+ Passport (more than 6 month’s validity)
+ Vietnam Visa application form.
+ 2×2 inches passport photos (in clolor, front view, no glasses, no smile)
+ Letter of invitation (from your Vietnamese friends, Vietnamese company, etc..)
+ Proof of travel arrangements (Voucher of tourist company, tickets…)
2. How to apply?
3. Vietnam Visa fee
4. Processing time
3.Which cases should be applied Vietnam loose-leaf Visa?
+ If you have drawn a trip around Asian country but Vietnam is not a determined- country in your list yet
and you have just decided to visit it from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore…so obtainning a loose-leaf Visa in advance before you come make you feel safer.
+ You have not decided your means of transportation yet, you may enter Vietnam by bus, cruises,…or airplane. In this case, it is advised you to go to Embassy to get a paper Visa or you can contact us to get e-visa (which is applied only for citizens from 40 countries- according to Vietnam Government’s law 2017).