The total cost of the Vietnam e-visa is £49.95 per person. If you compare this price to the price of the old visa on arrival, which is still sold by many visa agencies, you should keep in mind that not all added costs are clearly mentioned beforehand.
Which visa type is meant?
Many visa agencies advertise the term “Vietnam visa” but actually mean “visa on arrival”. Instead of a visa, an approval letter is delivered. This states that you are guaranteed to receive a visa on arrival in Vietnam. However, you are expected to purchase the actual visa when you arrive, which will cost both time and money. This refers to the so-called stamping fee and it costs $25 to $50. Because of the extra costs and the long queue for the visa on arrival, the Vietnamese embassy has been advising against using the old VOA system since 2018.
Cost of the Vietnam e-visa
If you apply for the e-visa with this application form, then you pay the total visa cost of £49.95 beforehand. This includes all of the necessary consular costs and service costs. No added costs are charged, including on arrival. Added costs only apply if you choose for an urgent delivery, these amount to £17.50 per visa.
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Reliable payment methods without transaction costs
Whichever payment method you choose, you will never pay any transaction costs if you apply for the e-visa through this website. This includes any payment with PayPal or credit card. In urgent cases, it might be better to use PayPal, as this payment method can be processed faster. Those that prefer credit card can pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
The cost of the Vietnam e-visa can be safely and easily paid for with familiar payment methods.
Cost of the old visa on arrival
If you apply for a visa on arrival through a mediating visa agency in Vietnam, or through a secondary mediating agency outside of Vietnam, not only will you have to pay the service costs of that visa agency but also a stamping fee ($25 to $50) upon arrival in Vietnam.
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Paying online is easy, but not always cheap
An additional risk to the use of Vietnamese visa agencies that can mediate with the VOA arises when the payment has to be made. Because all prices on this website are in pounds and not dollars or Vietnamese dong, you will not lose any money to unfavourable exchange rates or your bank’s exchange rate surcharges.
Cost at the embassy
Do you want to submit your application at the embassy and not online, for example because you do not meet the requirements for the online variant? Then you have factor in higher costs. These depend on the type of Vietnam visa which you apply for, but are generally between £75.00 and £182.60. For the visa types which are issued by the embassy, you need to take your passport on a round trip to the embassy yourself.