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Mar, 2019

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Detailed guidance on getting Rush Vietnam visa

Detailed guidance on getting Rush Vietnam visa

By Vivian Lin

Since its introduction in Vietnam, Rush Vietnam visa for urgency has gained popularity and trust thanks to its legality and shortened processing time. Just make sure that you contact us soon enough, rush visa processing could be expedited as required.

The article will provide you with an overview of in what cases customers might need rush visa service, its processing time, rush visa fees, steps for rush visa application and some notices. 

Who need Rush visa?

Rush visa is well-suited to:


  • Those who fail to obtain Vietnam visa while your airplane will take off in upcoming few hours.
  • Travelers who need to arrive in Vietnam for urgent circumstance such as: funeral, urgent medical healthcare for relatives and family members, business meeting, .etc. where the urgent travel is unexpected.
  • Travelers who are misled that “visa on arrival” means the visa can be taken at the airport without completing any paperwork in advance (which is the visa approval letter granted by Vietnam Immigration Department beforehand), so they come to the airport without any legal evidence to get the visa. 

How long does it take to process a Rush Vietnam visa?

Rush Vietnam visa service offers a wide variety of options regarding processing time as follows:


  • 1 working day
  • 4 working hours
  • 2  working hours
  • 1 working hours

The processing time is counted from the time the visa application and payment is made until the visa approval letter reaches customers’ mailbox.

Vietnam Immigration Department working hour is from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday to Friday except holidays. From 12:00PM to 1:30PM, there is a lunch time, so the processing is temporarily suspended. The timeframe mentioned is Vietnam time.

Therefore, travelers should check the time zone difference to start the application process properly.

Rush visa cost

When it comes to apply for the visa in urgent moment, an additional fee will be added into the normal visa fee. The added amount of money vary depending on the processing time requests:


  • 1 working day: 10$ is added to the normal processing fee
  • 4 working hours: 25$ is added to the normal processing fee
  • 2 working hours: 50 $ is added to the normal processing fee

How to apply for a rush Vietnam visa?

To expedite your application for rush visa, you just need a computer/laptop/mobile connected to the Internet and go through 4 steps as presented as below:

Step 1: Fill out the application form online

Enter the link and fill out all the required information. Please be noted that all your personal details must be correct as stated in your original passport. Otherwise, applicants can send us the following information via our email Full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa category (1 or 3 months, single or multiple entries). The quickest way is take a picture of your passport page and send to our email with a reminding: Urgent!

Step 2: Make payment for service fee

Choose one of the payment methods available: PayPal, Credit Card, Western Union and Bank Transfer to pay for rush service fee so that your rush Vietnam visa application is quickly processed. Read the payment guidelines in advance to ensure that you know exactly the payment process.

Step 3: Receive the visa approval letter

Check your email to download visa approval letter, please get it printed out (black-and-white copy accepted) or keep it in your mobile device to present it at check-in counter at the departure airport. 

Step 4: Get visa stamp on arrival

Upon arrival to any of Vietnam International Airports (Noi Bai/ Tan Son Nhat/ Cam Ranh/ Cat Bi/ Da Nang), please head to Landing visa or Visa upon arrival and present your original passport, Vietnam visa approval letter, 2 passport sized photos, Vietnamese visa application form (formally known as the entry and exit form) and stamping fee in cash to get your Vietnam visa stamped on the passport. 




It should be noted that, travelers should check the time zone difference between their own countries and Vietnam. Make sure that the remaining time is enough to get the visa approval letter for doing your check-in at the airport timely.

A Rush visa can be processed at the weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

In Vietnamese public holidays and weekend (Saturday and Sunday), a rush visa processing requests could be still received and fulfilled by Vietnam Immigration Department. Applicants just need to apply rush Vietnam visa services through a professional agency who will then deliver that request to Vietnam Immigration Department. However, bear in mind that an extra amount of fee is required for overtime processing. 

Hence, it is highly advised that travelers start the application as quickly as possible to avoid any unexpected fees.

If any further information about rush Vietnam visa is needed, do not hesitate to contact our Support Team at:

Vỉetnam visa VOA
Hotline:     +84 969 255 515 (Wechat/viber/whatsapp)


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