You are on the go to apply Vietnam visa on arrival to enjoy all its benefits? If yes, kindly take a look at the points listed below to avoid some common problems:
1. If you go to Vietnam via land or sea border, Vietnam visa on arrival is not available as it works for traveling by air only. Therefore, provided that you DO NOT go to Vietnam by airplane, getting visa in advance from Vietnam Embassy or Consulate is the best solution for you.
2. The visa validity is widely misunderstood to start from the date you enter Vietnam, you do not have to enter Vietnam on the date you provide in the visa application. In case you enter Vietnam later than your visa validity, it is definitely accepted. However, if you travel Vietnam sooner, you are imposed a fine to change your date of arrival on your visa. It is highly recommended that you should make a clear plan of time travel before applying a Vietnam visa.
3. Correctly input your personal information, including full name, passport ID and date of birth. Due to these mistakes, people were be refused by the airline at the departure airport because the information in the passport does not match those had the pre-approval letter. To avoid this mistake, read carefully the information you provide in the visa application as well as in the pre-approval letter.
4. Many people consider that to extend a visa once they are in Vietnam is so simple; however, in fact, visa extension is rather time-consuming and expensive. Therefore it is better to apply for a 3 month visa instead of a 1 month visa to fully enjoy your trip in Vietnam.
The 4 points listed above is the most common problems of getting visa on arrival to Vietnam. It is truly useful for those who are the first time go to Vietnam and use visa on arrival. Also if you face other problems, sharing is highly advised.