2 options to get Vietnam visa in Canada

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There is no need to worry for whoever living in Canada had Canadian or other nationalities which are not included in the Vietnam visa exemption and required a visa to visit Vietnam as at the moment, there are up to 2 options available for them to get a Vietnam visa in Canada.

1. Traditional way: Getting Vietnam visa at Embassy

Getting the visa via the embassy is the traditional way to get a visa for Vietnam. It really works well for those living close to the embassy in Ottawa:

  • Address: 55 MacKay Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2B2, CANADA
  • Phone:(1613) 236 0772
  • Fax:(1613) 236 2704
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If you use this way to get Vietnam visa, you need to know:

  1. Issuing authority: Vietnam embassy;
  2. Processing time: it depends how fast you need. But for sure, you should make a call to Vietnam Embassy for details.
  3. Required documents: completed application form downloaded from website of the embassy, passport, visa fee and 1 new envelope with stamp on it and your exact home address in order to avoid losing issues. The envelop shall not be required if you submit the visa applications and pick up the visa in person at the embassy.

But this way is really inconvenient for those who live far from the embassy and feel worried that their passport and other documents may be lost on the way to reach the embassy via post or vice versa.

2. Alternative way: Getting Vietnam visa on arrival

Introduced since 2004, Vietnam visa on arrival is a perfect solution for inconveniences of the former option. Its application requires neither travel nor sending off passport and other documents via post. This way allows travelers to apply online for a visa approval letter without submitting any documents and then getting visa stamped onto their original passport upon their arrival at Vietnam airport.

However there is a big inconvenience relating to this way of application. It works for those traveling to Vietnam by air only.

This is important information regarding visa on arrival:

  1. Issuing authority: Vietnam Immigration Department.
  2. Processing time: 2 working days or even 2 working hours in urgent cases.
  3. Required documents: No

Following is full simple procedure to get a Visa on Arrival for Vietnam in Canada:

  1. Access to an online link providing this service (such as https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html);
  2. Complete the online form and pay for service fee online;
  3. Receive visa approval letter via email within guaranteed time;
  4. Pick up full visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

So, to sum up, at the moment, there are 2 ways to get a Vietnam visa from Canada. If you travel to Vietnam by air, visa on arrival is highly recommended. Otherwise, getting via via the embassy is your single option.