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Question: Get a tourist visa for Vietnam for Americans

I am a US citizen, looking to go to Vietnam for vacation next year. I heard that visa on arrival for US citizens it’s quite expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative to get a tourist visa for Vietnam for Americans? Thank you.


In General Questions | Asked by Amanda | October 24, 2016


Dear Amanda,

Thank you for contacting us.

We would like to confirm that there are 2 common ways to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Applying for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies/Consulates (effective for all citizens and all borders in Vietnam): If you wish to get the visa stamp in United States, please go to the Embassy of Vietnam in the USA to apply the visa in person. Kindly contact them for detailed procedure and fees. You can visit here to find their contacts.

2. Applying for Vietnam Visa on Arrival with us (applicable for air travelers only): If you find that applying for visas via the Embassies is not convenient for you, you can consider visa on arrival. It takes only 1 - 2 working days to process your visa application and once your visa application is approved by Vietnam Immigration Department, you will receive the visa approval letter that allows you to fly to Vietnam and obtain the official visa stamp upon arrival at any of Vietnam's international airports.

For your information, from 25 August 2016, all visa applications from United States passport holders are converted to 1 year-multiple entry visa with the maximum length of stay for each visit is 90 days (official Diplomatic Note is attached below). Kindly note that the stamping fee of USD 135.00/person is applied accordingly. The current processing fee for 1 year-multiple entry is USD 35.00/person.

We hope that the information above is helpful for you. Let us know should you have any further concern.

Best regards,

Kathy Nguyen (Ms.)

Sales Executive