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Mar, 2019

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How to apply Vietnam visa for expats in Singapore

How to apply Vietnam visa for expats in Singapore

By Vivian Lin

Expats living in Singapore also have 2 options for getting visa to Vietnam: Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy and Vietnam visa on arrival 

Singapore is well-known as financial hub in the South East Asian Regions, thus, the country has also become home to millions of expats living and working there. In this post, we would like to guide 02 ways to apply Vietnam visa as expats in Singapore. 

Option 1: Vietnam visa on arrival (at the airport)

Vietnam visa on arrival is one of the legal and official way to get Visa to Vietnam, which is especially favored by those who are living far away from the Vietnam Embassy or wish to avoid a risk of sending off their original passport by post to the Embassy. Picking up Vietnam visa at the airport is described as the most convenient, secure and fast way because you just have to follow simple procedure as bellows:

Before flying to Vietnam:

Step 1: Go online at and submit a Vietnam visa application form to get Vietnam visa pre approval letter, which is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. You would need to pay for Vietnam visa service fee through our secured payment link/invoice. Other payment methods such as Western Union/Bank transfer are available to choose. 
Step 2: Receive Vietnam  pre approval document by email after 2 working days for tourist Vietnam visa and 5-7 working days for business Vietnam visa. It is highly advised to contact us in case there is no pre approval letter to be found via email on the day of delivering it as confirmed before. 
Step 3: Print out Approval letter for Vietnam visa, fill out Vietnamese visa application form prepare 2 passport sized photos, stamping fee in cash (25 USD for 1 month or 3 month single visa, 50 USD for 1 month or 3 month multiple visa, 95 USD for 6 month multiple visa and 135 USD for 1 year multiple visa)

On arrival at the Vietnam airport:

After getting off airplane, directly go to Visa Desk at the Immigration Hall, then submit all visa documents as mentioned in Step 3 along with Vietnam visa stamping fee in cash as mentioned to the Immigration Officer and wait to get your passport back with a Vietnam visa sticker on it. Note that actual processing time will vary due to a number of applicants currently awaiting processing. Therefore, there is no guarantee that visa processing time is same all the time to everyone. 
In case you are in rush and want to skip up the long queues, it is recommended to add Fast Track service. Our staff will be waiting for you at Landing area and manage to collect Vietnam visa sticker faster for you.
Vietnam visa on arrival has been officially introduced online for almost 15 years and it increasingly becomes the most convenient way to get Vietnam visa for any expats are living in Singapore as everything has been made simple from the procedure to payment methods. It seems to be the easiest way to get the Vietnam visa from Singapore if air travelers want to avoid the complicated procedures and bureaucracy. 

Important notice before applying Vietnam visa on arrival:

  • Visa approval letter is only valid and accepted if entering by air
  • Original passport has at least 6 month validity 

Option 2: Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore

For expats who are planning to enter Vietnam by road or sea, or wish to collect Vietnam visa in advance, they need directly to visit Vietnam Embassy at the address in following to submit visa application:


  • Address: 10 Leedon Park St., SINGAPORE 267887
  • Phone: (65) 64625994
  • Fax: (65) 6462 5936
  • Email:
  • Website:
Visa fee at the Vietnam Embassy is not officially shown online, its fee varies according to your requested Vietnam visa types.
Processing time: 5-7 working days as normal service.
Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa from Singapore in particular or Vietnam visa information in general, feel free to contact us at:
Phone: +84969255515(whatsapp)
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