Hanoi, Vietnam (PressExposure) January 04, 2010 -- Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Republic Socialist of Vietnam, is required to obtain visa from a Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate or a paperwork from Vietnam Immigration Department for obtainment of Vietnam visa on arrival. However, citizens of certain countries do not require visa if they meet Vietnam visa exemption requirements. The information on visa exemption is available at .;
1. The nationals of certain countries who are required a visa to enter the Republic Socialist of Vietnam, are advised to enquire about authorized office for visa issuance at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, East -Timor, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Mongolia, India, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Poland, Hungary, Rumania, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Algeria, Libya, Angola, Egypt, Tanzania, Kuwait, U.A.E. P.O , Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Canada, United States.
The details and locations of Vietnamese Embassies and Vietnamese Consulates are available at...
2. To apply for a visa at Vietnamese Embassies or Vietnamese Consulates, applicants are required to present their original passport with a validity of at least 6 months after the date of entry to Vietnam, 2 photos of passport regulation size (4cmx6cm or 3cmx4cm), and perhaps travel documents which are recognized by the Vietnamese Government and comply with the conditions set forth in the Immigration Laws of Vietnam. In addition, applicants of visa must be outside of Vietnam at the time of application. Applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit.
3. Generally, applicants are required to apply for a visa in person. However, the Vietnamese Embassies and Vietnamese Consulates in some countries and in some cases may also accept applications sent through representatives, authorized travel agencies or by post. You enquire at the Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate where you intend to submit your application of acceptable ways of application.
4. The Vietnamese Embassies and Vietnamese Consulates have the authority to issue visas to foreigners for travel to Vietnam. The authority to permit entry and stay in Vietnam, however, is immigration officers. In some cases, the immigration officer may not permit foreigner holding a valid visa to enter into Vietnam and should find reason to believe that this traveler falls into the category of aliens prohibited from entering Vietnam under the Immigration Laws of Vietnam