- Are Belizean citizens required to obtain a visa for entry into Vietnam?
Certainly. It is mandatory for citizens of Belize to secure a valid visa, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of their intended duration of stay in the country.
Visa Requirements by Type:
- Tourist Visa: Required
- Business Visa: Required
In addition to holding a valid visa for Vietnam, travelers with Belizean passports must adhere to the following entry requirements:
- The Belizean passport should remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
- The passport should have a minimum of 2 blank pages.
- How to Secure a Vietnam Visa for Belizean Citizens?
The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Belizean citizens depends on the type of visa sought. This guide outlines the steps for acquiring both tourist and business visas for Vietnam.
2.1 How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Belizean Citizens?
Prior to the Covid era, Belizean citizens had two avenues for obtaining a tourist visa for Vietnam:
- Embassy visa
- Visa on arrival
However, post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa now requires Belizean travelers to have sponsorship from a tour company registered in Vietnam. This company will handle the necessary paperwork, collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure the visa approval letter, and facilitate visa stamping upon arrival at a Vietnam airport as part of a tour package.
For those unable to find a suitable tour company or seeking a more convenient option, a Vietnam tourist visa package is available. The package includes:
- Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (landing visa)
- 2 nights at a 3* or 4* hotel in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
- Visa stamping and immigration fast-track services to expedite airport procedures
- Package cost starts from US $320.
- The visa approval letter may be valid for up to 25 days, depending on the planned stay in Vietnam.
- Processing time for the visa approval letter is approximately 7 working days.
- Travelers are free to explore Vietnam after the initial 2 days at the hotels.
2.2 How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Belizean Citizens?
To apply for a business visa, Belizean citizens must have a sponsor company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps:
- Step 1: Obtain a visa approval letter
- Your sponsor company completes online Form NA2 and Form NA16, along with providing certified business registration.
- Submission of documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which processes the application within 7 – 10 working days.
- Upon approval, the sponsor company receives a business visa approval letter, enabling the applicant to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.
- Step 2: Obtain the business visa stamp
- The applicant gets a business visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in their country before departing for Vietnam.
For assistance with a business visa approval letter, support is available throughout the application process until successful visa acquisition and arrival in Vietnam.
- Vietnam Visa Fees for Belizean Citizens
For Belize passport holders, the following visa fees apply:
- Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees: Please contact us for details.
- Vietnam Business Visa Fees:
- 5 – 7 working days processing: $270 USD per person
- 3 working days processing: Contact
Note: The fee covers assistance with the visa approval letter only and excludes the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.