If you are living or traveling in Ottawa, Canada and want to enjoy delicious Vietnamese dishes or visit famous tourist attractions here, applying for a Vietnam visa will be the necessary first step. In this article, we will show you how to apply for a Vietnam visa in Ottawa simply and quickly.
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Types of Vietnam Visas in Ottawa
Currently, the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada issues the following types of visas:
a. Tourist Visa
A tourist visa allows you to enter Vietnam for the purpose of tourism and visiting relatives. The validity of this visa is 3 months and can be renew or apply again in Vietnam.
b. Business Visa
A business visa allows you to enter Vietnam for business or working purposes… The validity of this visa is 3 months and can be extended in Vietnam.
c. Study Visa
A study visa allows you to enter Vietnam for the purpose of studying at universities, colleges or short-term courses. The validity of this visa is 1 year and can be extended in Vietnam.
d. Dependent visa
This is a type of visa issued to relatives of foreigners working in Vietnam. The visa is valid according to the sponsor’s visa; or issued to Koreans married/children of Vietnamese.
e. Investment visa
This visa issued to foreigners to contribute capital and invest in Vietnam, with a maximum term of 5 years. However, the Immigration Department or Embassy will issued 3 months visa at first, then you need to use this visa to apply for a Temporary Resident Card (TRC) once you arrive Vietnam.
How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Ottawa?
Currently, there are two ways for you to apply for a Vietnam visa in Ottawa.
1. Apply for a visa at the Vietnamese Embassy
Here is the contact of the Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa.
Address: 55 Mackay Street, Ottawa, ON K1M 2B2
- Monday: 13:30 – 16:30
- Wednesday: 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30
- Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30
The Embassy closed on the weekend and Canada and Vietnam Public Holidays.
There are 04 ways to apply for a Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in Ottawa:
- Apply online
- By email
- In person at the Embassy’s office.
- By regular mail
Steps to apply for Vietnam Visa in Ottawa
Step 1: Fill out the Visa Application
To apply for a Vietnam visa in Ottawa, you need to fill out a visa application and send it to the Vietnam Embassy in Canada. You can download the visa application on the Embassy’s website or pick it up at the office.
Step 2: Prepare Visa Application
Besides the visa application, you need to prepare the following documents:
- Your original valid passport
- Passport standard size white background
- Traveling plan and booking a hotel, tickets
- Latest color photo (3x4cm)
- Marriage registration certificate; Family relationship certificate incase you apply for dependent/visiting visa.
- Business registration certificate incase if you apply for investment visa
- Invitation letter/visa approval letter incase you apply for business or working visa.
Step 3: Submit Visa Application
After you have fully prepared your documents, you can submit them directly at the Embassy or send them by mail. The application review time is 3-5 working days from the date of receipt of a complete and valid application.
Note: application who apply for business/study/internship/working/depending visa required include an invitation letter provided by Vietnamese enterprise/company/business counterpart (with full address and detailed contact number), the letter need to be approved and issued via Immigration Department.
Processing time: 3 – 5 working days exclude sending/delivering time of the visa when you apply online or via mail/email.
Visa fee: Please contact directly to the local Embassy/Consulate for more detail about visa fees as it depends on a number of factors such as length of stay, number of entries, types of visa and availability of pre-authorization and may subject to change from time to time and non-refundable.
2. Vietnam Visa on arrival (VOA):
Vietnam Visa on arrival is available for those who want to get a visa on arrival airport in Vietnam. You need to:
- Apply online via our secure form and settle visa fee.
- Receive the visa approval letter/invitation letter Vietnam Evisa after processing time.
- Print out the visa letter, board the plane to Vietnam, and show it to obtain visa stamp on arrival airport.
That it is!
Visa procedure on arrival airport
After receiving the visa result, you have to print it out before starting your trip. When you arrive at the airport, you need to go to the visa counter to present necessary documents such as passport, registration form, invitation letter/E-visa, documents related to the purpose of the trip and appropriate visa. After checking the documents, the staff will ask you to pay a fee and take photos to apply for a visa (incase you show the visa approval letter).
After submitting all documents and paying fees, you will have to wait a certain amount of time to receive your visa. Waiting time is usually around 15-30 minutes depending on airport processing procedures.
Once the visa has been processed, you will be notified to receive your passport and visa. At this time, you need to carefully check the information on your visa and passport to make sure there are no errors.
How much does it cost for a Vietnam visa in Ottawa?
Applicants for a visa at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate abroad should contact to the office to get confirmation about the fees it depends on factors such as length of stay, number of entries, types of visa and availability of pre-authorization.
For applicants who apply for visa online, have to pay 2 type of fees: service fee (pays to visa agent), and stamp fee (pay at visa office counter which cost 25USD for single entry or 50USD for multiple entries). Here is our publish visa on arrival fee, after take a look, you can click down here to:
Vietnam visa on arrival works on the weekend and Vietnam Public Holiday for Urgent or Emergency cases.
Kindly let us know if you have any question on Vietnam visa in Ottawa at:
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