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Mar, 2019

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Full guidance on Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Citizens of Lebanon

Full guidance on Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Citizens of Lebanon

By Vivian Lin

Most of Lebanese choose Visa on arrival as a way to get Vietnam visa because it brings a large number of benefits for the applicants. The guidance below may be useful for Lebanese who want to visit Vietnam. 


Traditionally, the Vietnam visa proceeding in Lebanon is carried out at Vietnamese Honorary Consulate in Beirut; however, in order to help Lebanese get the visa more easily, Vietnam Immigration Department delegated private visa agencies to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival for foreign applicants. Here is the full guide to get Vietnam visa on arrival for Lebanese passport holders.


1.    Legal information about Vietnam visa on arrival


Vietnam visa on arrival is an alternative option to get the visa stamped at Vietnam airport instead of applying for a visa at the Embassy in the place where you are living. When obtaining for Vietnam visa on arrival, you receive an approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department as a guarantee to get in the airplane then stamp visa at Vietnam airport.


Maybe the term Vietnam visa on arrival is still strange with most of the Lebanese citizens, and you can feel wary of it. However, you can absolutely find the legal basis of visa on arrival in Government Circulars and Decrees such as Circular No.190/2012/TT-BTC, Decree No.21/2001/ND-CP of May 2001, Joint Circular No.04/2002/TTLT/BCA-BNG, Ordinance No.24/2000/PL-UBTVQH10 of April 28, 2000. For more details, you can click here


2.    The process to get Vietnam visa on arrival via []


As one of Vietnam visa VOA’s purpose is to simplify visa procedures for applicants; you won’t have to make too many efforts to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival. By following 4 simple steps, you can easily obtain Vietnam visa without stress or hassle.


Step 1: Fill out the online visa application form


You can submit the form at [] or send your passport copy and expected entry date to email address


Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your actual date of arrival to Vietnam and have more than one blank page. If this criterion is not met, your application can be denied and you have to start the process all over again.


Step 2: Get confirmation from Vietnam visa VOA and make the payment


As soon as receiving your request, we consider it and notify whether or not you can apply for a visa on arrival.


Prior to proceeding your visa application, visa service should be made in advance. There are various options of payment to choose with a credit card, debit card, PayPal, Western Union, Bank Transfer.


Step 3: Get the approval letter via mail


Once you complete the payment, Vietnam visa VOA submits with the Immigration Department as your representative to get your visa approval letter. After 5-7 working days, the letter will be sent to your email. Aside from approval letter, you also receive Vietnam visa application form and to-do-list you need to implement before your departure. Here is what you must carry out:


•    Printing out visa approval letter

•    Printing and filling out the Vietnam visa application form

•    Preparing 02 4*6cm recently-taken passport-sized photos


Note: If you want to shorten the processing time, Vietnam visa VOA also provide urgent service. Contact hotline +84 969 255 515 to be supported immediately.


Step 4: Get the visa stamped at your entry airport


As soon as you land Vietnam airport, bring all documents mentioned above as well as your original passport, and stamping fee to VOA Counter at the airport to get the visa stamped then enter Vietnam.


3.    The compulsory fees for Vietnam visa on arrival of Lebanese


When you read the above section, you can find 2 separate fees: visa fee and stamping fee. They are all costs Lebanese have to pay for Vietnam visa on arrival.


The service fee is determined depending on your type of visa and visa duration. It is paid for the visa agency assisting you when applying for Vietnam visa.


If your visa application is not accepted, the agency will inform you via mail and refund 100% the service fee you paid.


The stamping fee is the fee pay for VOA Counter to stamp your visa. You have to spend 25USD for a single entry visa (1 or 3 months), 50USD for multiple entries visa (1-3 months).


With regards to stamping fee, you should bring an accurate amount of money to pay to the Immigration Officer. It is advisable that you should pay in USD to avoid low exchange rate at the airport. Other currencies are still acceptable though.


4. Important notices about Vietnam visa on arrival for Lebanese


Firstly, your passport must maintain its validity for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam. If it expires sooner than that, you need to have it renewed before your submission for the visa. Otherwise, you will not get your Vietnam visa.


Secondly, take note that Vietnam visa on arrival is granted for those who enter Vietnam by air and through 9 following airports: Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cat Bi, Da Nang, Can Tho, Lien Khuong, Dong Hoi, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang (as of 2018).


Last but not least, you should apply for your Vietnam visa at least 1 week before your trip to ensure that you have enough time to get your visa or solve any unexpected problems.


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