Does anyone know if Vietnam still does the 3 month visa on arrival?

Does anyone know if Vietnam still does the 3 month visa on arrival? Also, are the third-party websites that offer that service legit?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1 month e-visa now and not sure when they will change it back if ever.
    If they dropped all covid requirements why not put it back to 3 months?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not talking about the e-visa though. What about the visa on arrival?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You mean when the plane lands and just getting a stamp? I dont think they ever did that before.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Vietnam#Pre-arranged_visa

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, that's known as "Visa-Exempt". "Visa-on-Arrival" is usually used by poo's and Chinese and other shitty, but wealthy, countries that allows them to apply and get approved for a visa quickly and relatively hassle free at the country's airport right after the plane lands and just before they pass through customs. They have to fill out some forms and paper work and stuff in the customs area. I don't think Americans and other Western countries do visa-on-arrival for Vietnam.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They won't let Americans do it? why would they want poos in there for 3 months come on Vietnam

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I never said poos get three months in Vietnam nor did I imply that Visa-On-Arrival was for three months nor could be extended for three months. I was just clarifying that Visa-On-Arrival is not the same thing as showing up to an airport willy-nilly and getting your passport stamped. I will say I do remember pre-COVID that the three month Vietnam tourist visa was available to be applied for before your trip (as opposed to the 30 day tourist visa), but obviously that is no longer the case at the moment.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >nor did I imply that Visa-On-Arrival was for three months nor could be extended for three months
                But it is though. E-visas are 30 days max.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've found nothing that says the 30 day time limits are for evisas only. At the moment, they appear to for all visas. Back before COVID you could extend your evisa for up to 90 days, so it has nothing to do with whether you got your visa or online not, and everything to do with the government just being a tight-assed piece of shit and not being very welcoming to tourists, no matter which visa they hold.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sites like these offer 3 month visas on arrival:
                https://vietnamvisa.govt.vn/
                Is it just false advertising?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Is that even the official website? I dont think it is

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It don't think it has to be. From what I've read, you can do it through a third party.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Also there is no government site for pre-approved visa letters.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes there is. You SEAmaxxers are dead-end dumb. Don't even try in VN. We don't do well there anymore.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes there is.
                Show me. Where is it then?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                oh I was thinking of the e-visa one, I guess they would be different sites?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There's so many fucking fake scam websites for Vietnam visas it's insane. When you needed a pre approval letter for a visa on arrival, I used Vietnam visa pro way back in the day. But everything's a gamble because of how many viets are filthy scammers.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                just contact their embassy in your country.
                they are currently sorting me out

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What did the say? I did that a couple of months ago and they said that they haven't received instructions from Vietnam and are unable to issue visas.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                they replied almost instantly and im just getting my flights sorted

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                What did they reply? Can you get 3 month tourist visa from the embassy or not?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                no he is larping, you can only get 1 month e-visa or you can also get 1 month visa in your passport if you want to mail your shit to their embassy and have it take way longer to get back to you

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Only retarded people and boomers do that. Everyone else gets an evisa online in minutes.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Fill online form
                >Mail passport to embassy
                >They return it with a sticker
                >Congratulations now you can walk through passport gates without having to sit in that stinky section for an hour while some lazy police officer takes his time stamping and stickering

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You need to kys. You get your visa online now you dumb fuck. Don't give advice when YOU KNOW NOTHING.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              because we bombed the shit out of them

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                More so visa reciprocation, most likely. You know who is the only country that gets visa exempt status for 90 days in Vietnam? Guess? Wait for it, wait for it... Chile. Yes, Chile. Why? Most likely visa reciprocation. Vietnam and the US are actually on quite good terms these days, and when I was there pre-COVID I would tell people I'm from the US and would receive a warm welcome, no bad blood. Maybe if you talk to 70 year Vietnamese boomers there might be some resentment still, but the younger generations do not give a fuck. If anything, the war they had with China shortly following the war with the US, is more fresh on their minds and they still have a seething hatred of Chinese to this day.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes I believe so. just message on Whatsapp one of the many providers in the cities and they'll give you a definitive answer. I'm on Evisa so I'm SOL

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vietnam only has a one month visa for tourism. Anything else is a scam.
    The government has done this as part of a crackdown on digital nomads and illegal english teachers.
    Thank them for ruining it for the rest of us.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It was Russian, Chinese and African mafia/scammers. Some of the worst offending nationalities weren’t affected by the visa rule change, but the grassroots nationalist opposition that sprang up in response to violent and thieving foreigners was enough to make the government overhaul the visa system. There were other political problems and this was a problem the media was allowed to spotlight because the government had an easy fix for it. They were talking about this since 2018 and it might not have been passed if it wasn’t for the 2020 pandemic when tourism didn’t matter at the moment.
      In other words, it had nothing to do with the little villains you saw in the same restaurants and bars you went to (and who still live rent free in your head). It was the usual suspects - third worlders and an incompetent government.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's an interesting story but it's difficult to explain away the wave of surprise inspections at english schools that happened at the same time.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Vietnam#Pre-arranged_visa
      >Holders of a visa letter issued and stamped in Hanoi or Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city by the Vietnamese Immigration Department within the Ministry of Public Security or the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can obtain a visa for a maximum stay of 1 or 3 months at airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Hai Phong, Da Lat or Nha Trang.[1]
      Explain this then.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What's the point if you're not going to check the original source? The Gulf Air page cited there doesn't say anything about a 3 month visa, so the wiki has stale information.
        That aside, none of those government entities are issuing a 3 month letter. If an agency somehow does and you show up with that letter, you'll get a 1 month visa in your passport when you arrive at HAN or SGN.
        The only way to stay longer than a month in Vietnam is by doing border runs to Cambodia and back. There's no cooldown period so you can cross and come back immediately.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wouldnt you need to stay in Cambodia for 3 days while getting a new e visa?

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