Are visas required for citizens of Syria to enter Vietnam?
Indeed, it is mandatory for citizens of Syria to acquire a valid visa for entry into Vietnam, regardless of the duration of their intended stay, be it for tourism or business purposes.
Type of visa
Apart from possessing a valid Vietnam visa, individuals holding Syrian passports must adhere to the following entry requirements for Vietnam:
• The Syrian passport must be valid for at least six months from the arrival date in Vietnam.
• The Syrian passport must have at least two blank pages.
How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Syrian Citizens?
The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Syrian citizens varies based on the type of visa they seek. This guide outlines the steps to secure both tourist and business visas for Vietnam for citizens of Syria.
2.1 How to Acquire a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Syrian Citizens?
Before the onset of the Covid pandemic, Syrian citizens had two options to obtain a tourist visa for Vietnam, namely: • Applying for an embassy visa,
• Opting for a visa on arrival.
However, post-Covid, the procedure has undergone significant changes. To secure a tourist visa for Vietnam, Syrian travelers must now obtain sponsorship from a tour company registered in Vietnam. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, the visa will be stamped upon arrival at the Vietnam airport, facilitating participation in the arranged tour.
In the event that a suitable tour company cannot be found, or for those seeking a more convenient option, we present the Vietnam Tourist Visa Package.
Our Vietnam Tourist Visa Package includes:
- Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (also known as a landing visa), valid for up to 20 days, depending on your travel itinerary in Vietnam. Kindly inform us of your expected duration of stay in Vietnam.
- Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track services to expedite visa and immigration procedures at the Vietnam airport.
Listed below are the associated fees:
7 – 10 working days
Note: This fee excludes the US $25 stamping fee, payable in cash at the Vietnam airport to complete the visa stamping process.
2.2 How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Syrian Citizens?
To apply for a business visa, Syrian citizens are obligated to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The following two steps must be followed by you and your employer in Vietnam to obtain a business visa for Vietnam:
• Step 1: Obtain a visa approval letter
o During this step, your sponsoring company will be required to prepare the following documents:
+ Online completion of Form NA2.
+ Form NA16
+ Certified business registration
o Subsequently, your sponsoring company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7 – 10 working days upon receipt of all valid documents.
o If the application is approved, your sponsoring company will receive a business visa approval letter, enabling you to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.
• Step 2: Acquire the business visa stamp
o In this step, you will obtain a business visa stamp on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before your departure for Vietnam.
Should you and your company require assistance with a business visa approval letter to Vietnam, we are always available to provide support. You will receive guidance in every step, from initiating your application to successfully obtaining the visa and arriving in Vietnam.
Vietnam Visa Fees for Citizens of Syria
Here are the visa fees for citizens holding Syrian passports:
• Vietnam tourist visa fees for Syrian citizens: Please refer to the details above.
• Vietnam business visa fees for Syrian citizens:
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
Note: This fee exclusively covers assistance with the visa approval letter and does not include the stamping fee, which must be paid at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.