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Jul, 2019

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Is Vietnam visa on arrival legitimate?

Is Vietnam visa on arrival legitimate?

By Kim Clara

Many applicants have doubt about the legitimization of Vietnam visa on arrival. This article will release all your concerns about it.


Have you ever heard about the word Vietnam visa on arrival or VOA, which is an electronic document issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department that allows you to get the Vietnam visa stamped at international airport to enter Vietnam? This term is more and more common with foreigners nowadays but still many people wonder if it is legitimate or not. is pleased to declare that Vietnam visa on arrival is legitimate because it is regulated in Vietnam immigration laws and then it is endorsed by the Vietnamese government. It is processed legally. You may know that your visa on arrival paperwork is not a full visa but a required document to get visa stamped  and allows you to enter Vietnam legally.  


Vietnam visa on arrival is stated in the Ordinance on Entry, Exit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, Chapter III, Article 6, foreigners are granted entry at International Border gate points with following conditions:


  1. They enter for funerals of their relatives, for visits to their seriously ill relatives;
  2. They depart from countries where Vietnamese diplomatic missions and/or Consulates are not available.
  3. They enter for visit under programs organized by international tour enterprises of Vietnam;
  4. They enter to provide urgent technical support for programs, projects, to give first- aid to seriously ill person, accident victims, to provide rescue for victims of natural disasters and epidemics in Vietnam.
  5. For other urgent reasons. Except for condition 3, in which customers will have to deal with a visa agency who will forward the applications over to the immigration office, the rest of conditions need to be verified and pre-approved by Vietnamese embassies and consulates abroad.

Vietnam has allowed travel agencies to obtain a visa on arrival for their customers on their behalf. Originally, travelers have to find out their Vietnam Embassies at their country and come there to ask for visa and come back there again to take visa on an agreed date. This way is not convenient and time-consuming for people who are far away from the Vietnam Embassies at their country. Even, previously, only travelers booking a tour in Vietnam can have their visa offered by the travel agent that obtained an international tour operator license.


However, since 2005, Vietnam visa on arrival has changed and make it easier to obtain than before. Most travel agencies in Vietnam now can arrange the approval letter for their tourists with their service fee. is one of the No 1 agencies that have more than 3-year experiences in supporting foreign travelers to get Vietnam visa on arrival. They always guarantee to provide the best service with the most reasonable price.


In order to submit the visa on arrival to Vietnam via, fill out the simple online visa application form or contact them through email or hotline +84 969 255 515.

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