What Do German Citizens Need To Apply For An E-visa?
Nowadays, citizens from Germany have three different ways to get a visa to Vietnam: get it at the Vietnam Embassy, apply for Vietnam visa on arrival for German citizens or get Vietnam e-visa.
Normally, you need to come to the embassy in person to fill in the visa application form of Vietnam, pay the service fee and wait for at least three working days to acquire Vietnam visa. Meanwhile, by getting Vietnam VOA, you can reduce lots of work. There is no need for you to travel to the embassy or pay the fee which is non-refundable if your application is not successful. We at Greenvisa will forward you a Vietnam letter of approval that allows you to enter Vietnam and get visa stamped at the Vietnam international airports. Nevertheless, VOA Vietnam is only applicable for visitors coming to the country by airplane.
In early 2017, the latest form of visa - Electronic visa (E-visa) is formally introduced in Vietnam. E visa for Vietnam offers even more efficiency and comfort for you when submitting an application for a Vietnam visa for German passport holders since you can enter this country via eight international airports, seven seaports, and 13 land ports.
Thanks to this advancement, you have the ability to apply, make a payment, and acquire visa straight from Vietnamese government through Vietnam e visa official site: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt. E-visa Vietnam is predicted to make it even easier and less costly for foreign people to enter the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The entire procedure is now completely executed on the internet. Residents of Germany who want to apply for Vietnam E-visa are required to own a passport with the validity of at least six months. The processing time for your Vietnam visa application is about three working days (not included holidays or weekends).
E visa Vietnam fee will be settled by using bank transfer and please take note that this fee is non-refundable if the application is failed. One of the disadvantages of this type of visa is that it has a duration of 30 days only with single entry. That means you cannot extend your length of stay more than 30 days with e visa Vietnam. For German citizens who plan to remain in Vietnam for longer period, getting visa on arrival in Vietnam airport will be more suitable for you.
Also, another thing passport holders from Germany need to keep in mind is that e-visa Vietnam is unchangeable at the border crossings, sea harbors, and airports in any case. If you want to change your arrival place, you must apply for a new one.
*Please kindly note that we are not sure yet about the nature of the “invitation letter for the purpose of visit” and the method to acquire this paper. The details on this document will be updated regularly in a more specific article about E-visa Vietnam.