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Can Hong Kong Citizens Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival in June 2016

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It must be said that Vietnam has become more and more attractive to Hong Kong tourists. This has been proven by increasing number of Hong Kong tourists to Vietnam. Many of them even have traveled to Vietnam for several times. And perhaps, for them, Vietnam visa on arrival has become a familiar definition for its convenience and simplicity. However, as reported by Vietnamvisa.hk, many Hong Kong travelers, especially first-time travelers to Vietnam, often contact them to ask whether this kind of visa is available on the time they travel to Vietnam. We cannot say for sure for a far future, but right now, in this June and 2016, visa on arrival is still AVAILABLE for Hong Kong citizens if they travel to Vietnam by AIR. It is not available if you travel to Vietnam by sea or land.


How to apply?

It is very simple to apply for Vietnam visa online for Hong Kong citizens. The process can be completed in just a few clicks:


  1. A click at online application form to fill it out with required information;
  2. A click to move to step 2 to check information that you have just provided;
  3. A click to make payment of service fee online.

After completing this step, you only need to wait and get visa approval letter sent to your email within 1 or 2 working days. You even get it faster in just a few working hours with extra fee.

How to pick up visa upon arrival?

This is also an easy step. After getting visa approval letter, you need to print it out together with entry and exit form attached together with the letter. Bring them with your passport, 2 passport-photos and stamping fee to board your flight and present to immigration officer at Vietnam airport to get visa stamped.

This step may take you just a few minutes or more depending on number of travelers waiting there for the same purpose as yours.


Vietnam Visa Requirements for Israeli citizens

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Vietnam Visa Requirements for Israeli citizens

At the moment, according to visa policies of the Vietnamese government, all Israeli citizens are granted with 30-day Vietnam visa exemption if they directly travel to Phu Quoc from a foreign country and then travel directly to a foreign country from this island. Otherwise, a Vietnam visa is needed.

To apply for a Vietnam visa for Israeli citizens, you have 2 options:

1.   Apply at Vietnam Embassy

If you would like to obtain Vietnam visa before departure, prepare the following documents to submit at the embassy:

  • Visa application form (download on embassy’s website)
  • Original passport valid more than 6 months from arrival date
  • 01 passport photo taken within the last 6 months
  • Vietnam visa fee
  • Others as required by the embassy

After the application is well-received, the embassy will require 3-5 working days to issue the visa. When collecting the visa for Vietnam, you should check its accuracy to notify the embassy if catching any errors.

For contact details of Vietnam embassy in Israel, one can visit http://vietnamvisa.co.il/vietnam-embassy-in-tel-aviv-israel/.

2.   Apply online for Vietnam visa on arrival

If you would like a simpler visa procedure, make an online Vietnam visa application and you will be issued a visa approval letter to pick up visa at arrival airport. The steps below will describe shortly and exactly what you have to do when applying for an online Vietnam visa for Israeli.

  • Fill out the online application form accurately
  • Pay visa processing fee online through our secure payment gateway
  • Receive visa approval letter via email within 2 business days or less
  • Present the letter, completed entry and exit form, original passport, 01 recent passport photo and stamping fee to get a visa stamp at Vietnam’s airport

Note: only Israeli citizens who travel to Vietnam by air are eligible for applying online and getting the visa at the airport.

About Vietnamvisa.co.il

Being a local site of Vietnam-visa.com which earns more than 10 years assisting foreign travelers to Vietnam to get visa on arrival, Vietnamvisa.co.il is well developed for Israel market, to facilitate Israeli citizens to access to visa on arrival service easily and conveniently.



Top Tips for Vietnam Visa for Singaporean Passport Holders

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1. Vietnam Visa requirements for Singaporeans

Singaporean passport holders do not need to apply for Vietnam visa if their stay in Vietnam is less than 30 days, as in accordance with bilateral visa exemption agreement between the Vietnamese government and its counterpart of Singapore, no Vietnamese or Singaporean need visa to visit the other country for 30 days.

2. When Singaporeans need a visa for Vietnam?

As a Singaporean, you should apply for Vietnam visa if your stay in Vietnam is more than 30 days. Although you can get into Vietnam with visa exemption and then get it renewed, it costs you more with more complicated procedure than applying for a visa.

3. How to apply for Vietnam visa for Singaporean passport holders?

There are two ways to obtain a Vietnam visa for Singaporean passport holders.

  1. Apply for visa in Vietnam embassy in Singapore or in any third country (traditional option to get a visa for Vietnam); OR
  2. Apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival (applying online for visa approval letter and getting visa upon arrival in Vietnam, issued by Vietnam Immigration Department) – a later born but convenient option to get visa for Vietnam).

Visas whether issued by the embassy or issued by the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Immigration Department have the same legal value. But travelers should keep in mind that they are different in a number of aspects as following:

1. Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy:

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Embassy
  •  Issue place: Vietnam Embassy
  • Required documents: hard copy of application form, original passport, etc. as required by embassy
  • Fee: Visa fee shall be announced by the embassy when  you contact them
  • Processing time: 4 or 5 working days
  • Applicable applicants: All travelers to Vietnam
  • How to submit application: In person or by post
  •  Procedure:
    • Contact the Vietnam embassy for detailed information;
    • Submit the application in person or by post;
    • Contact the Vietnam Embassy for processing information;
    • Receive original passport with full visa from the embassy in person or by post.

Here is contact information of Vietnam Embassy in Singapore:

  • Address: 10 Leedon Park St., SINGAPORE 267887
  • Phone: (65) 64625994
  • Fax: (65) 6462 5936
  • Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Vietnam Visa on arrival

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Issue place: Arrival airport in Vietnam
  • Fee: Service fee and stamping fee published on website of travel agents providing Vietnam visa on arrival service
  • Processing time: 1 or 2 working days.
  • Applicable applicants: Travelers to Vietnam by air
  • How to submit application: online right at home or any place
  • Procedure:
    • Access to a website providing Visa on Arrival service such as Vietnamvisa.sg specialized for Vietnam visa for Singaporeans, submit online application form and receive visa approval letter via email;
    • Get visa stamped onto passport upon arrival at Vietnam airport

This is basic information about Vietnam visa for Singaporeans. One can find more information at Vietnamvisa.sg.


Tips for First-time Users of Vietnam Visa on Arrival

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This is the first time you apply for Vietnam visa on arrival? If so, you should read the following tips thoroughly to make sure you encounter no problem upon application.

Before applying

- Don't forget that Vietnam visa upon arrival supports those traveling to Vietnam by air. So, do not apply for this kind of visa if you do not travel to Vietnam by air.

- Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months since your arrival date.

When applying

- Double check your information provided in the online Vietnam Visa application form before submitting to the travel agent to avoid any unexpected problems.

- Check your email regularly every day to receive the update information about your visa process. In case you do not see a confirmation email in your inbox after making successful payment, you should check your spam folder. If you still cannot find that email, you may provide a wrong email address. In this case, you should find contact email of the travel agent you have submitted your application to for checking and correcting your email address.  

After receiving visa approval letter

- Check the information on visa approval letter. If you find any errors, you should inform the travel agent immediately.

- Print the approval letter out and bring it along when getting on board

- Complete the entry and exit form sent together with your visa approval letter.

- Prepare two latest passport-sized photos

At the airport

- Quickly head to Immigration Counter at arrival airport in Vietnam and submit required documents: original passport, visa approval letter, entry and exit form, photo and stamping fee (in cash) to Immigration Officer to get visa stamped.

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Where to pick up Vietnam visa on arrival

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Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is known as an alternative option to obtain a visa for Vietnam besides the traditional way of obtaining the visa via Vietnam embassy.

Unlike the traditional way, users of (VOA) will not get their full visa before their departure, but just get visa approval letter beforehand and then pick up full visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airport (Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang airport in Da Nang city and Cam Ranh airport in Nha Trang City).

In case they have a domestic flight before reaching their destination, they need to follow visa procedure to pick up full visa at the first airport. For example, they fly from Melbourne to Hanoi and then take immediate flight to Da nang, they need to get visa at Noi Bai airport.

How to get visa approval letter to pick up full visa on arrival at airport

It is very simple to get a visa approval letter, in just 2 steps as following:

1. Complete online application form with required information:

·        Contact information (name, email and phone number)

·        Visa information (visa type, duration, arrival airport and purpose of visit);

·        Applicant’s information (full name, gender, nationality, date of birth, passport number and passport expiry date);

2. Make payment of service fee.

And then, you will get the visa approval letter within 2 working days. This is the guaranteed processing time of Vietnam-visa.com – an experienced Vietnam visa online service provider. This service provider can even provide you with faster visa approval letter in urgent cases (1 working day or a few working hours) with additional charge.

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