Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to get Vietnam visa for Portugal passport holders?

Vietnam is one of the best tourist hotspots, its picturesque beaches and the interwoven remarkable vibrant culture which is thousands of years old is a titillating prospect for any adventurer worth his salt! Apart from offering superb landscapes, Vietnam also backed it up with good and efficient infrastructure which makes it easy for travelers to roam around in this fairly banana shaped country.

The game changer in the tourism sector of Vietnam is the offering of visa on arrival for most of the nations in which it has a presence in the form of an embassy. The visa on arrival facility significantly eased the regulatory processes to be complied with when applying for a visa. These days an approval form to avail the visa on arrival policy of Vietnam can be obtained within one or at the maximum two business days (without even standing in the long embassy queues).

The process of applying for a visa on arrival scheme begins with choosing an agency which is recognized for the task of accepting and issuing of approval letters. It is advisable for you to visit the website of the Vietnamese embassy in Portugal as its frequently updates the list of all such agencies which have either been derecognized or are illegally operating in the country.

The application form for grant of approval letter is easily accessible now and very basic. It requires you to pen down details of yourself like your name, validity and number of your passport, and such other personal details. There are websites available online where you can fill up all the details and also submit the fees that are required for processing the application form.

The fees structure typically varies on the basis of qualifiers that you add to the visa. The typical visa is a tourist visa and business visa for one month or three months with single entry or multiple entry depend on your travel plane. After you get your approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department (it is mailed on your email id), you are all set to go to Vietnam, just carry along with you the print out of the approval letter and fill up the entry and exit form that's attached to it and get it stamped.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Vietnam visa for Portugal

Portugal nationals may have 2 options to get Vietnam visa for Portugal : Visit Vietnam embassy in Portugal or apply for a visa on arrival to Vietnam from Portugal online

To apply visa online, you visit http://www.vietnamvisa.pt and  fill in secure online application form, pay service fee by credit card and just wait 2 working days (normal processing) or 1 working day ( urgent processing) to receive your visa approval letter via email.
After all, you take this letter + your passport + 2 photos + some dollars as stamping fee to pick up your real visa at Vietnam airport.

Visa on arrival brings a special benefit to those who live far away from the Vietnamese embassies and do not wish to send their passports away by postal mail.

Note: 
 - Make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages
 - Know Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable to those traveling to Vietnam by air ONLY
 

The fee for Vietnam visa on arrival 2016: (update: 07/2016)

Tourist visa

Visa Type Service fee Stamp fee
1 month single entry 8 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 8 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 20 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 32 USD 50 USD

Business visa 

Visa Type Service fee Stamp fee
1 month single entry 50 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 50 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 100 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 130 USD 50 USD
6 months multiple entry 345 USD 95 USD
1 year multiple entry 750 USD 135 USD

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