10 Things French Travelers Should Know About E-Visa Vietnam

E visa for Vietnam was launched in February 2017 for visitors from 40 countries including French planning to visit Vietnam. This type of visa is issued by the Immigration authority through digital transactions. Thanks to the invention of Vietnam evisa, French citizens are able to save your time and money. Also, it will benefit the country’s economic development and international integration target, contributing to ensure national security and social order.

Outside Vietnam, foreigners who want to come to the country can personally apply for E-visa through the inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations. Let's take a look at 10 things residents from France should know about E-visa Vietnam below before making a decision:

1. What is an E-visa Vietnam?

E-visa is an official document granted by the Vietnam Immigration Department for you to enter and travel within Vietnam. The Vietnam e visa online is an alternative type of visas issued at Vietnam Immigration Department and the ports of entry. It is issued in PDF format and has the same right to access Vietnam as ordinary sticker-visa in the passport.

2. How to apply for it

In order to obtain e visa Vietnam for French, you should:

  • Access the Vietnam e visa official site: evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn and then complete the form, attach it to personal photos and passport page.
  • Pay the visa fee
  • You will be offered with a digital code to check the application progress and print your Vietnam evisa when it is issued.
  • 3. Visa type supported by Vietnam E visa

    This type of visa supports for both tourist visa and business visa. It is convenient for those whose nationality are included in the list of 40 eligible nationalities for Vietnam Evisa; just staying in Vietnam for no more than 30 days in one single stay for vacation purpose. However, it is not convenient for you if you wish to remain in Vietnam for more than 30 days.

    4. Entry gate

    Before choosing Vietnam evisa to enter this country from France, you should know at which border gate you will arrive. It must be at 28 entry gates including 8 international airports, 13 international border gates and 7 seaports across Vietnam.

    5. Who can apply for e visa to travel to Vietnam?

  • Citizens of 40 countries in the list
  • Outside Vietnam foreigners
  • Holding valid passport (your passport is valid for at least six months after arrival date in Vietnam).
  • Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21 of Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam
  • 6. E-visa Vietnam fee and payment

    When the process of Vietnam e visa application is completed, travelers can make payment via electronic payment gateway by using a credit or debit card (such as Visa, MasterCard, etc…). The Vietnam E-visa is about $25 and it will non-refundable if your visa application is rejected.

    7. Processing time

    Generally, it takes about 3 business days for visa applicants to be notified of the result if it will be approved or not.

    8. How to know the result of Vietnam evisa request

    In the legally designated time, travelers will be notified of the outcome of the review application by email. In the case of approval, the applicant will receive evisa for Vietnam in PDF format.

    9. Required documents

  • A printed e visa Vietnam
  • Your original passport
  • A copy of the invitation, as well as other supporting documents according to the purpose of the visit
  • You need a digital photo of yourself in JPG or PNG format. Face straight, no glasses. Light background (white, gray or blue). This photo needs to be uploaded during your visa application.
  • 10. Important Note

    To conclude, please take note that this type of visa is quite new. Sometimes the Immigration staff at the airport may not aware of it, so you should check with your airline in advance to avoid the rejection. Besides, some nationals do not need a Vietnam visa and foreigners who want to enter Vietnam must comply with Vietnamese law.

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