Vietnam Visa on Arrival Fees 2016

Anyone who has visited Vietnam or is planning a trip to the country and searching for information about Vietnam visa will find that it not difficult or complicated to obtain a visa to Vietnam at all. For many who have traveled to many countries, applying for Vietnam visa is likely much simpler than others. Why?

In order to promote its tourism, the Vietnamese Government has eased its immigration policy. Accordingly, travelers to Vietnam now have two options to get Vietnam visa: getting via a local Vietnam Embassy and getting Vietnam visa on arrival. The latter one, despite being introduced to traveler later, has become much popular among tourists thanks for its convenience and simplicity in application.

As usual, there are two kinds of fee to be paid when using visa on arrival, consisting of service fee and stamping fee. Service fee is the fee applications should pay to the travel agent for getting visa approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department; while the latter is the fee to be paid by cash directly to Immigration Officer at Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat or Da Nang International Airport to get visa stamped on their passports.

While service fee offered by the travel agent may vary depending on number of applicants in the group and kind of service the applicant wishes to use, the stamping fee is fixed by Vietnam Ministry of Finance and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival service.

Here are the service fee applied by – a leading website providing Vietnam visa on arrival service and the stamping fee for each type of Vietnam visa:

Unit: USD/pax

Visa type Service fee Stamping fee
Normal service (2 working days) Urgent service
(1 working days)
 urgent service
1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10 pax
& upwards
1 month single 21.00 18.25 17.25 15.25 14.00 Plus $10  Request 25
3 months single 34.00 30.25 28.25 25.25 22.00 Plus $10 25
1 month multiple 26.00 23.25 22.25 19.25 17.00 Plus $10 50
3 months multiple 50

For thousands of travelers, Vietnam visa on arrival is a convenient option as it saves them a lot of time which would be spent to reach the local Vietnam embassy. But please keep in mind that this option supports those traveling to Vietnam by AIR only. Otherwise, please DO NOT apply for this kind of visa.

How to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival?

Step 1: Submit application form at:

Step 2: Pay service fee via online secure portals

Step 3: Receive approval letter (within 1-2 working days for normal service), along with detailed instruction for documents and procedure to get visa stamped upon arrival.

Step 4: Get visa stamped at arrival airport in Vietnam

By Vietnam Travel Blog