If you are an American and planning a trip to Vietnam, remember to get a valid visa, as Vietnam does not allow entry for foreigners without a valid visa.
While there are many countries that allow entry just on the basis of a valid US passport, Vietnam is not so. No matter whether your trip to Vietnam is for business or pleasure, they do not bend rules for anyone.
How to get a valid Vietnam Visa?
There are different methods to get a valid visa for Vietnam. One of the simplest is the Vietnam visa on arrival for US citizens.
In this way you get a valid visa as soon as you touch the Vietnam lands. This is when you are travelling by plane. The process is as follows:
You first get assistance and fill out a form while still in the US.
The next step is to pay the visa service fee.
After the fees have been paid, you then get an approval from the Consulate.
You then take the approval and board the plane with that as a proof.
On arrival at Vietnam, you will be required to show your approval letter along with a valid passport. And your visa will be made available in just 1-2 working days.
The process is much simpler and takes lesser time as well. Even the fees charged is bare minimum and that too will be 100% refunded if your visa application is rejected.
You can make the payments using Western Union Money Transfer, PayPal, pay online or even cash is accepted.
Also in case you have a doubt or require any assistance, they have round the clock customer support available for all travellers.
Yet another way to get a valid visa is by applying beforehand and getting a visa. But this process takes longer and costs much more also the amount is not refundable.
For travellers who arrive by cruise, there are many agents that provide a valid visa on board at a cost.