Visa Procedure at Vietnam Airports

To get Vietnam visa on arrival at the airport, travelers will need to obtain a visa approval letter beforehand, then get on the flight to Vietnam and get visa stamped upon landing at Vietnam airport. It works at eight (08) international airports of Vietnam, consisting of:

  • Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Noi Bai Airport (Ha Noi City)
  • Da Nang Airport (Da Nang City)
  • Cam Ranh, Cat Bi, Lien Khuong, Can Tho & Phu Quoc Airport

Before that, take a look at some tips on preparing essential documents to save time at the airport:

  • Your original passport (being valid for at least 6 months following your date of entry and having at least 2 blank pages)
  • Visa approval letter (printed in paper already)
  • Vietnamese Visa Application Form (Form NA1 – download) with completed information and attached photo already
  • Vietnam visa photo at the airport (4x6cm)
  • Stamping fee (25$/person using 1 or 3-month single entry visa, and 50$/person using 1 or 3-month multiple entry visa)

How to get Visa at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)?

You will get visa stamped at “Landing Visa – Cấp thị thực tại chỗ” counter on the left side of immigration hall.

Visa on arrival

  • You will come to this counter first to submit your documents including passport, printed Visa approval letter, completed entry-exit form and 02 passport-type photos (4x6cm). Then, wait for officer to process your visa stamp.
  • When you hear your full name being called out, you take your passport photo from officer and pay visa stamp fee (by cash in USD or VND). The officer will return your passport with Vietnam visa stamped on and give you a receipt.
  • Check carefully the information on your Vietnam visa. If it is right, you can move to Immigration Control. If there is any error, report it to the officer instantly before heading to Immigration Control.

How to get Visa at Noi Bai Airport (Ha Noi City)?

You need to reach “Nơi cấp thị thực – Visa upon arrival” counter. However, this signage may become unclear if there are lots of people.

visa on arrival

  • After submitting documents (passport, printed Visa approval letter, completed entry-exit form and 02 passport-type photos (4x6cm)), you need to wait while they process it. If it is busy, keep your eyes and ears open since they will call out your name or hold up your passport/photo. In this step, you will pay for stamping fee.
  • If you get visa with your friends’ passports, you will receive 1 pink receipt for all; the visas will be in the passports already. Check the visas for errors while you are still at the working window.
  • After receiving your passport back, proceed to the Foreigners Passport Control counter and get the stamp in your passport.

How to get Visa at Da Nang Airport (Da Nang City)?

At Da Nang International Airport, please follow the signboard which shows you the way to “Nơi cấp thị thực/Visa On Arrival” counter.

visa on arrival

  • You’ll submit the documents (original passport + visa approval letter + completed visa application form with a photo attached) to the Immigration Officer.
  • After receiving your documents, they will ask you to come to the seat for waiting. After checking, they will call your name and ask you to pay the visa stamp fee.
  • You come to Cashier counter (nearby Visa On Arrival counter) to make payment. Please note that only cash is accepted and USD is recommended. After paying, you get back your passport with Vietnam visa inside.
  • The process is quite quick here (approximately 15 minutes with all necessary paperwork completed before landing). After receiving passport back, progress onwards to Passport Control counter to get the blue stamp into your passport.

How to get Visa at Cam Ranh, Cat Bi, Lien Khuong, Phu Quoc and Can Tho Airport?

  • After landing at the airport, follow the guide to find Vietnam visa on arrival counter. Then, follow the steps as in other Vietnam international airports mentioned above.
  • To sum up, it takes about 15-30 minutes in total for visa on arrival procedures at these airports.

This is the detailed guide to pick up full visa on arrival at Vietnam airports. Feel free to contact us at 1900 2044 or Fanpage for any questions and concerns.

Disclaimers: While we put an effort to ensure that the provided information is correct and up-to-date, there are probably changes which we are unaware of.