Vietnam Airport Procedures - Official Vietnam Visa

Procedures at Vietnam airport

When you go to Vietnam, you will be asked for your passport and visa at the time of check-in, no matter where you fly from. Your passport must have at least six-month validity and Vietnam visa can either be an actual visa or a visa approval letter.

- An actual visa can be obtained at Vietnamese embassy/consulate.

- A visa approval letter can be processed through a travel agency - which we are one of them.

When you arrive in one of the three international airports in Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang), the first thing you will see is the Immigration Office with the bright sign saying "Visa On Arrival" or "Landing Visa".

+ If you already possess a visa stamp, head straight to the Customs area, hand in your passport for checking and proceed to the baggage area.

+ If you use the visa on arrival service, you need to present the following documents: your passport, Vietnam entry exit form, visa approval letter, 2 photos in passport size and cash to pay the stamping fee. The process takes 15 - 20 minutes, depending the time and what day you arrive.

Visa Desk is available 24 hours, so you will be given the visa stamp in your passport whatever time you come.

Note: When you leave Vietnam, you just need to show your passport at the Immigration stations before heading to security checkpoint. If you stay longer than allowed in the visa, you may face some fines, so make sure you note down the date.