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Visa Information

The website now serves as a platform for tourists to apply Vietnam tourist Visa online.

The E-Visa Vietnam is an official visa travel authorization. It is a simple electronic application that allows travellers to apply directly online for a Travel Authorization, simplifying the procedures to enter Vietnam. Hence, there is no more need to apply for an “approval letter”, which require to queue, process and pay an additional stamp of $25.00 for “visa on arrival” once arrived to Vietnam. To apply for an E-Visa for Vietnam, applicants are required to have a current passport, email address and a credit card.

The information provided in the online application such as name, date of birth, gender, nationality and passport number, needs to be exactly the same as shown in the passport or legal travel document. Vietnam currently has a visa waiver program, apart from tourists visa exemptions for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vietnam also offers a 15-day visa exemptions for visitors from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, business and financial hub of Vietnam. Also known as Saigon, it has a prominent history going back hundreds of years. There are plenty of museums showcasing the country's dark wartime history and classic colonial architecture built by former French rulers. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture, sleek skyscrapers, ornate temples and Chinese pagodas. The city has plenty of rooftop bars overlooking Saigon and beyond, plus fantastic restaurants offering a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. You will find many prominent landmarks spread out among Districts 1 and 3 in central Saigon, while Pham Ngu Lao Street – set on the western edge of District 1 – is an iconic backpacker’s district divided into numerous lanes and back alleys that are ripe for exploration.

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