Each visit to a new country begins with a border crossing. Vietnam is one of the countries where the visa policy is very soft; we will consider the main options for legal stay in the country.
- Stamp in the passport
The most popular option for entering Vietnam is visa-free, when a passport is simply stamped. It indicates the permitted number of days of stay (usually 15 days) and the date of entry.
- Tourist visa
This is a real visa, which is pasted into the passport. It can be obtained in advance at the consulate, and citizens of some countries can receive it upon arrival. To do this, you need to order a visa letter (usually $ 10-20) and submit it with a passport at the border to the Visa On Arrival department. It is usually given in 20-30 minutes. When ordering a visa letter, you must specify the parameters of the visa: duration – for 1 or 3 months, and the number of entries – single and multiple.
- Working Visa
It looks exactly like a tourist one, only type DN instead of DL. The main difference is the ability to work on this visa, as well as the ability to apply for up to 2 years.
- Resident card
This is the best document for a long stay in Vietnam. It is issued for a period of up to 5 years to everyone who lives permanently, is officially employed or is the owner of a business.
With this card you can enter and go abroad, open bank accounts, apply for a driver’s license and have many other privileges like the citizens of Vietnam.
What to do if the visa is over? There are two standard extension / upgrade methods:
Vizaran is a trip abroad to obtain a new visa. From Vietnam usually travel to Cambodia and Laos by land, if you need to do it in 1 day, or to the nearest countries by plane.
It is done without departure, you can extend any visa, but it often costs 2-3 times more expensive than making a visa.