Frequently asked questions about the VISA

Frequently asked questions about the VISA DL

Please use another credit card for payment. You can use either a MasterCard or another Visa card. If you still encounter payment issues with your guest card, please stop and try again after about 30 minutes or wait until the next day.

No, there won’t be any problem. All airlines will be happy to assist you with the boarding process as long as your Visa is valid on the day you arrive in Vietnam

Certainly not. If your name is reversed in position as long as it is the correct name and passport number, you can still enter Vietnam without any problem.

Lines without asterisks (*) indicate that they are optional and not mandatory. Therefore, there is no issue if you choose not to provide information in those lines.

It’s best to apply for an E-Visa approximately 2 months in advance. Typically, visas are processed within 5 to 10 days. However, to avoid applying on Vietnamese holidays or weekends and to account for any errors in your visa application, it’s advisable to apply at least 60 days in advance. This allows you ample time in case your visa is not approved on the first attempt.

Yes, it is a significant issue. In case your visa has been approved, but the visa does not include your First/Given name, Last/Family name, or Middle name as per the ICAO LINE of your passport, you should apply for a new visa immediately

Please provide the name and address of the hotel where you will be staying on your first day in Vietnam.

  1. If your intended travel date is more than 1 month away, it’s advisable to book your flight first. After that, you can apply for the eVisa immediately.
  2. The eVisa process typically takes 3-5 Vietnamese working days for approval if you have submitted all the necessary documents correctly. It’s recommended to apply for the eVisa at least 4 weeks before your planned travel to account for any unexpected delays in obtaining your eVisa. You can apply now (5 months before March 2024) if you wish; there’s no problem with that.
  3. When applying for the eVisa, select the maximum allowed period for your nationality (you need to verify this) instead of specifying your actual travel dates. For example, if your actual travel dates are from March 1st to March 14th, 2024, specify March 1st to March 30th (30 days) as your eVisa’s ‘Valid From’ and ‘Valid To’ dates. This allows flexibility in your travel plans, such as rescheduled flights, unexpected hospitalizations, or if you wish to extend your stay beyond your initial plans, without needing to apply for a new eVisa

How many times has this question been asked in the last month? Since August 15th, the entry point is not ‘vital.’ As long as the eVisa is valid, (almost) all entry points are acceptable

You might encounter difficulties as follows:

  1. Boarding the plane: Will the check-in agent accept your eVisa? Or will they deny you boarding? Nobody knows.

  2. Passing through immigration upon arrival: There’s an 80% chance you won’t be allowed entry if they compare the gender on the visa with that in your passport.

The best course of action is to apply for a new visa; it’s not worth risking your trip

No, currently, no one requires you to have COVID-19 insurance or even a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.

The best way to avoid scams is to find a reputable travel agency and ask them to handle the procedures for you. You can also pay a fee to visa service companies. Don’t rely too much on information online, even in Facebook groups, as they are often filled with fake comments.