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Feb, 2024

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Vietnam e-visa common mistakes-to-avoid

Vietnam e-visa common mistakes-to-avoid

By Vietnamvisavoa

Vietnam electronic visa- Vietnam e visa is easily submitted directly at the official website of Vietnam Immigration deparment. Nevertheless, when it comes to filling in the forms, applicants often make mistakes in their visa orders. As a result, they must apply for a new Vietnam evisa request which not only wastes their money but also make them feel stressful. Before submitting your own Vietnam Evisa, do not MISS OUT this useful article from which shows you common mistakes that happen with Vietnam Evisa. Hopefully, you won't encounter the same problems.

Vietnam E-visa common mistakes

Explanation of Vietnam E-Visa

Vietnam E-Visa is an electronic travel authorization that allows foreign nationals to enter and stay in Vietnam for a specific period of time. The E-Visa application process is completed entirely online, making it a convenient option for travelers. The validity of a Vietnam E-Visa is upto 90 days which is good for single or multiple entry.
The Vietnam e-Visa is an alternative to the traditional Vietnam visa application process. Please note that before 15th August, 2023, applicants of only 80 countries were eligible for Vietnam evisa application form. However, after 15th August, 2023, citizens of worldwide are able to apply for Vietnam e-visa.

Importance of avoiding mistakes when applying for an E-Visa Vietnam

It's important to avoid mistakes when applying for an e-visa because errors or inaccuracies can lead to delays, rejection, or even denial of obtaining the E-visa, or getting the boarding pass at your departure airport. Mistakes such as misspelling your name, entering incorrect passport information, or submitting incomplete documents can cause unnecessary stress and additional expenses. 

Common mistakes to avoid when applying for Vietnam E-Visa


Providing incorrect personal information 

Filling incorrect personal detail(s) is one of the common mistakes people make when applying for a Vietnam e-Visa. 
To our experiences, applicants tend to make mistake(s) in:
• Names: While the instructions for filling out an e-visa application form at Vietnam Immigration portal website can be confusing and open to interpretation. It is crucial to ensure that the spelling and spacing of your full name match the ICAO line exactly.
And it is compulsory that you must write your complete full name. Many people just write down their names incompletely and this causes delays in processing Vietnam e-visa. Even if your Vietnam e-visa application is granted, you will be declined to check in the flights or cross the borders to enter Vietnam.
Date of birth: the correct format is DD/MM/YYYY
Passport number: the whole passport number appears on the passport should be shown
Expiry passport date: it requires the exact date to be shown
Once again, all passport details need to be exact letter by letter, number by number in order to guarantee your entrance into Vietnam.
The other issues is that applicants may put the details of the old passport into the Vietnam e-visa application and even though your Vietnam e-visa is issued, it is no uses. 


Failing to upload qualified documents (portrait photo and passport bio page) for Vietnam e-visa on Vietnam Immigration official website 

This is one of the very common mistakes that make your  Vietnam e-visa application hang in the government system for too long for approval.
The correct format of 
+ Portrait photo: good quality, without glasses, no tank top, facing toward the camera. Remember not to crop the image from your passport page. This is not accepted.
+ Passport bio page photo: good quality, full page shown including the full ICAO LINES

Choose wrong details for your trip: entry date, entry port in Vietnam E-visa application form


• Entry date: Travelers should be noted that the entry date on their Vietnam E-visa which indicates the earliest they can make their entrance into Vietnam. A large number of applicants change their travel plan after getting Vietnam E-visa issued by entering 1 day or 2 days earlier than their entry date has been caught into trouble because of the rejection for boarding from the Airlines at departure airport. It is recommended to take an entry date that you most likely can start your Vietnam trip. 


• Entry port/ Exit port:  


Before 15th August, 2023: The entry port is clearly stated on your Vietnam E-visa and it is the one that you select when you submit your Vietnam visa request. In fact, there are many cases in which applicants change their entry port and they might be declined from entering Vietnam.


After 15th August, 2023: Vietnam evisa is accepted through 42 international borders  (airport, land port and seaport). Entry and exit port are not mentioned in the evisa paper this means that you can use the Vietnam Evisa at any International border gates. 

Include children into your Vietnam e-visa application

Each individual applicant who has their own passport must apply for their own E-visa. If parents include their kids on their Vietnam E-visa application even though kids have their own passports, children will be declined to take the flight due to no visas. 
We – Vietnamvisavoa – has encounter circumstances in which parents included their children into their visa application (as it has a part saying: “Under 14 years old accompanying child(ren) included in your passport). However, it is only valid if your child(ren) is included in your passport. Please read the instruction on Vietnam E-visa application carefully to avoid any hassles.

Emergency passports, travel documents used for applying Vietnam  E-Visa

It is noted that Emergency passport and travel documents are not valid to use for applying for Vietnam E-visa. To apply for Vietnam E-visa, you must hold one of these types of passports:  Official passport, Ordinary passport and Diplomatic passport.

In case you get BNO (British National Oversea passport) or Emergency passport, you should contact a visa agency in Vietnam to get Vietnam visa on arrival for you.


How to get express Vietnam visa approval letter?

Note: Even if your passport is less than 6 months validity since your travel date to Vietnam, it is still recognized to submit your Vietnam E-visa however, for safety,  it is better to check with the airline to see if they  accept your passport duration. 


Tips to avoid making common mistakes when submitting Vietnam E-visa application form

- Double-checking application before submission
After paying for your Vietnam visa through the Government website, you can only view your passport number and your name so it is highly recommended for applicants to review all details before the payment. 
- Uploading necessary documents in correct format
- Submitting all details correctly
- Seeking for professional help if you are unsure about Vietnam e-visa application process
If you're unsure about the Vietnam e-Visa application process, it's always best to seek professional help to avoid making mistakes. A trustworthy travel agency can assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have. They can guide you through the application process and ensure that you provide accurate information and select the correct options for your trip.
It will save you time and money in the long run by preventing common mistakes that could delay or even deny your Vietnam e-visa application. Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry.  If you're unsure about any aspect of Vietnam e-visa application process, seek for professional help.
Vietnamvisavoa Team 
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Please refer to this post to read more on the emergency Vietnam visa service:
In case you would like to get a step by step guidance on how to submit your Vietnam e-visa request by yourself, check out this helpful video. 
Apply Vietnam  evisa application form correctly step by step (VIDEO)
Update: Everything you need to know about Vietnam Evisa 2024
In conclusion, applying for a Vietnam e-Visa can be a simple and convenient process, but it's crucial to avoid common mistakes that can result in delays or even the rejection of your application. By carefully reviewing your application for errors and ensuring that you provide accurate and consistent information, you can increase your chances of obtaining your e-Visa quickly and with ease.
Remember to double-check the details applying on the government website, your trip dates, upload correct format of photos, and seek professional help if you're unsure about any aspect of the application process. With these tips in mind, you can confidently apply for your Vietnam e-Visa and enjoy a hassle-free trip to this beautiful country.
If you have any questions regarding applying for Vietnam e-Visa, please do not hesitate to message/email us. 

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