Vietnam visa procedure at the airport: a complete guide

Since the Vietnam Visa on arrival was introduced in 2007, it has been easier for tourists to travel to Vietnam, although it works by air only. Let’s find out the Vietnam visa procedure at our most important airports in the article below:

Document checklist for the Vietnam visa procedure:

The visa procedure at Vietnamese airport a complete guide

  • The Original Passport (must be valid for at least six months)
  • The Visa Approval Letter (provided by VTJ)
  • The Vietnamese visa Application Form (Form NA1)
  • 02 Vietnam Visa Photos (the photo size should be 4 x 6 cm or 2 x 2 inches, white background)
  • Stamping fee 

How to get a Vietnam Visa at Tan Son Nhat Airport? 

  • To get the Vietnam Visa upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you come to the area called “The Landing Visa” counter and submit your documents as mentioned in the checklist above. Then, wait for a while while your visa is processed.
  • When you hear your full name being called out, please come to the office and pay them the visa stamping fee.
  • Please check the information carefully on your Vietnam Visa for any possible mistakes. Then, move to the Immigration control and complete your Vietnam visa procedure on arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport. 

How to get a Vietnam Visa at Noi Bai Airport? 

After getting off your flight, you will get the visa stamped at the “Visa upon arrival” counter. Here are some steps of the Vietnam visa procedure that you need to follow:

  • Fill in the form NA1 with a 3*4cm photo, your original passport, and the printed-out visa approval letter. You need to wait while they process your visa.
  • You will pay for the stamping fee when your full name is called out.
  • After receiving your passport, please double-check check information before moving to the “Foreigners” Passport Control and getting the stamp.

How to get a Vietnam Visa at Danang Airport? 

Please follow the signboards with the name “Visa On Arrival” Counter. Here, you present: 

  • Your original Passport, the Visa Approval Letter, and the NA1 form with photos are attached. Then, take a seat to wait for the Vietnamese Officer.
  • After checking, they will call you to pay the stamping fee.
  • Take a look at your visa application and come to the cashier counter to make a payment, and you will be allowed to enter Vietnam.

NOTE: at Danang Airport, only cash is accepted, and USD is recommended.

This is a detailed guide on the Vietnam visa procedure on arrival at some of our most famous airports. Please check out all the necessary documents you should prepare when coming to Vietnam. 


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