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Top 5 reasons to pick up your Vietnam visa at the airport (VOA)

Visa On Arrival

Apply a visa is never be a fun part on travel arrangement. However, it is certainly the important work you must do before your departure. While the visa exemption list of Vietnam visa is till very short, most of people still need a visa to visit this beautiful country. Someone has a difficulty on finding Vietnamese embassy or consulate nearby their locations. They may find Visa on arrival (VOA or pre-arranged visa) is a good option to obtain a legitimate visa to Vietnam. Actually, there are more season to do so, I would like to list some highlights:


People concern the legitimate of VOA, of course, nobody wants to face Immigration problem when they travel. One more time, I want to reconfirm that VOA is totally legitimated. Visa at the airport is 100% the same as visa issued at embassy. A travel agent is allowed to obtain a visa approval letter on your behalf under the Immigration lawsuit. Follow this link to read more of legal basics of VOA (article 5).


You will totally control your time of travel, VOA gives a big gap of time for you if you need to change your travel plan in last minutes as the whole process can be done within couple of days or even sooner.


Even the Immigration stamping fee rose last year, VOA is still much cheaper compare to any other ways. Plus, you don’t have to put the expenses of travel, postage if you go with VOA option. You will save up at least 40% to apply directly to embassy.


No passport post away, no queuing, no document required. All what you need is a computer and you can apply from anywhere. Resulted in 48 hours and all processes are done online. If you are busy, you can ask someone to apply it for you instead.

Emergency Service

VOA seems to be the only way to obtain your Vietnam visa if you need it in urgent. Some agencies could offer your visa arrangement within 01 hour from the time of application. It will be a best solution for someone changes travel plan in last minutes, or others uncontrolled situations.

Disclaimer: VOA is not the only way to obtain your visa. You can also apply directly to Vietnamese embassy and consulate for a valid visa before departure. especially for people travel to Vietnam by sea, border crossing or alike as VOA just works for AIR TRAVEL.

Recommended agencies to VOA online application:

My Vietnam Visa 

Vietnam Visa Booking

Vietnam E Visa

Instant Vietnam Visa 


Comment from Vietnam Tours
Time: October 22, 2013, 2:07 pm

Thanks for sharing this interesting news with us and may be next month i planning to go vietnam for holidays.

Comment from Tuan
Time: October 22, 2013, 2:14 pm

I am glad to know you found it useful. I wish you a great time in our Vietnam.

Comment from wowkie
Time: December 3, 2013, 8:38 am

Very good information, very helpful for my trip to Vietnam, thank you

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