I. Passport’s validity
Travelers who want to enter Vietnam need to have a valid passport for over 06 months. However, officers at Vietnamese Embassy or Immigration Department may not remind you about the expiration date when you make an application for a Vietnam visa. So that you have to make sure your passport’s validity is right before coming to Vietnam as you can not enter Vietnam with an expired passport (even when your Vietnam visa stamp is still valid).
II. Do not understands correctly Vietnam visa
Foreigners usually unable to understands correctly about the 1 or 3 months single and multiple entries visa. Therefore, you are advised to read thoroughly about visa types and know properly which Vietnam visa you want. There are 02 main type of visas: single entry means only 1 entry time or multiple entries mean unlimited entry times during the period while your visa is valid.
III. Getting Vietnam visa on arrival without applying online in advance:
Many foreign travelers think that they can get a visa directly at Vietnam airport without applying online in advance. That is really NOT correct. If you do not belong to the Vietnam visa exemption list you may end up your flights or waiting at the airport until the visa is approved. You have to search everywhere on the internet to find online agent that can help apply for an emergency visa to Vietnam. As a result, we strongly suggest that you should check about Vietnam visa requirements and apply a Vietnam visa online to save your time.
IV. Get visa on arrival at the borderland:
Vietnam Visa on arrival is only applicable for those who travel by air, In other words, there will be no visa on arrival at the borderland or over sea. Therefore, in case you DO NOT enter Vietnam by air, we highly recommend you to apply for visa at Vietnam Embassies/Consulates or contact us in advance to ask for procedure of getting a visa by land.
V. Spelling or typo mistakes:
Many applicants fill in the Vietnam visa application form with WRONG details on their full name, passport number or date of birth. Normally, their is no serious problem come from this. However, you may get a little trouble at the departure airport if the details on your approval letter doesn’t match those in your passport. Therefore, entering everything correctly and checking carefully is the best way to prevents you from getting unexpected problems at airport.
VI. Arrival date: most of travelers may think that the Vietnam visa validity starts from the date a traveler enters Vietnam, not the date he or she provides in the application form. However, it is not true at all. Please be aware that your Vietnam visa validity commences from the date you provided to apply Vietnam visa online. We really suggest that you should make a clear plan about arrival time before deciding to order a Vietnam visa for your smooth trip.
VII. Vietnam Visa extensions: most travelers think that it is easy to extend a Vietnam visa so they don’t pay much attention about a type of visa they should choose. However, please note that it is not as easy as you think it is supposed to be. In fact, extending a visa may cost you much expense and time-consuming too.
VIII. Showing return/onward travel by bus/train/boat
Never show your proof of return/onward travel by bus/train/boat. Always show that you will be in and out of the country by AIR.
Visa officers cannot really verify bus/train/boat tickets but they can verify flight tickets if they need to. A flight ticket is a more acceptable form of return/onward travel.
You do not have to actually purchase your return/onward flight tickets for visa applications. You can hold or reserve them. For visa EXEMPTION and visa ON ARRIVAL, you must show a confirmed and purchased return/onward flight ticket.
Don’t hesitate when you have any questions relate to apply for a Vietnam visa. We’re willing to give you the best advice.
Vietdream travel team.