Vietnam immigration policies regulated that all the Iceland citizens are required a visa for Vietnam for purposes of tourism, business, family visit or study. Those transiting at Vietnamese airports and not crossing immigration area do not need the visa. How to get Vietnam visa for Iceland citizens?
How to get Vietnam visa for Iceland citizens?
At present, there are 3 options to obtain a visa for visiting Vietnam from Iceland. Citizens of Iceland or citizens of other countries who are in Iceland can follow below instructions to get a visa for visiting Vietnam.
Option 1: Apply for Vietnam e-visa
Vietnam Government has issued the Decree No. 17/2019/ND-CP about Vietnam E-Visa, adding 34 more countries and 2 territories to the eligible list of applying electronic visa, included Iceland. This government documents will take effect from February 2019 to February 2021. In this period of time, Iceland passport holders can apply Vietnam E-visa online.
How can you apply for Vietnam Evisa in Iceland?
- Click Apply Vietnam visa form online to access the application page
- Fill in the application form (Please choose type of visa as “e-visa”)
- Pay visa fee
- Wait for 2 working days of processing
- Receive the E-visa document though email
When you already got the E-visa, you print it out and bring it to the passport control counter. The Immigration officers will check and stamp onto your passport 30 days single entry. No additional fee on arrival.
If you want to get multiple entry or more than 30 days of stay, you should choose visa on arrival. This type of visa allows you to enter single or multiple times, with 3 months, 6 months or 1 year staying.
Option 2. Apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of Vietnam in Iceland
We are regret to inform that there is no embassy of Vietnam in Iceland, therefore, Icelandic passport holders may choose option 3 for getting visa on arrival.
Since there is no Vietnam Embassy inside Iceland, the applicants must apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy in neighboring countries. This is obviously a costly process which takes you much time and too much anxiety.
The process of Vietnam visa applied at the Vietnam Embassy in the neighboring countries of Iceland:
- Step 1: Complete the visa application form provided by the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates;
- Step 2: Submit the application form, original passport, 01 passport-sized photo, visa fee at the embassy. You can submit the documents in person or send by post;
- Step 3: Receiving your visa at the Vietnam Embassy or by post after 5 – 7 working days;
Option 3: Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival
Unlike visa on arrival of some countries in the world, in order to get visa on arrival of Vietnam, Icelandic passport holders must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam which allows to pick up your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam. There are lots of travel companies and online visa websites can arrange that kind of visa approval letter, you can request through them or request online through us.
Vietnam visa on arrival is a legitimate alternative to obtaining a full visa from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates. It is beneficial for those who are living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate and traveling Vietnam by air.
Please note that visa on arrival is applicable for visitors who enter Vietnam via international airport. The process of applying online at a travel agency is very fast and you do not have to travel to the address of the embassy to submit the application.
When applying for Vietnam visa on arrival, there is no extra documents or original passport required. The applicants just need to fill out the online application form, conduct payment and receive a letter of approval issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department at given time. A full visa will be stamped onto their passport upon arrival airport in Vietnam.
The process of Vietnam visa on arrival:
- Step 1: Fill out the online apply visa form;
- Step 2: Conduct payment with credit cards (or debit cards), PayPal, Western Union or bank wire transfer;
- Step 3: Get the visa approval letter delivered via email within 2 working days (normal processing) or 1 working day (urgent processing) or even 2 hours (emergency processing);
- Step 4: Pay the stamping fee and obtain full visa upon arrival airport in Vietnam.
There are some differences between Vietnam visa on arrival and traditional visa. However, once issued they have exactly same validity and condition of use:
|DESCRIPTION||VISA ON ARRIVAL||TRADITIONAL VISA|
|Pros||No need to send your original passport off;Visa application process is very simple and fast, what you need is just an internet connected computer or smart phone;No dealing with the immigration officers and no hidden charge or extra fee;Beneficial for those who are staying far away from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates;Visa approval letter can be arranged in 1 or 2 hours so it is really helpful in emergency casesGet full and professional support 24/7||Having visa already stamped onto your passport before getting on plane;|
|Cons||Queuing in front of Vietnam Immigration Counter at arrival airport to have visa stamp;The applicants couldn’t apply for a visa by themselves but through an authorized visa agency in Vietnam;Applicable for those who travel Vietnam by air only||Dealing with Vietnam Embassy officers directlyParting with your original passport;Having to visit the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate or sending documents by post;Taking lengthy process, not suitable for urgent entryDon’t have full support since the Vietnam Embassy officers are too busy with the paperwork|
Applying Vietnam visa on Arrival, you can get your Vietnam visa in Reykjavik, Akureyri, Húsavík, Vík í Mýrdal, Siglufjörður, Hafnarfjörður, Selfoss, Ísafjörður or any cities in Iceland. Let’s apply visa at visaonlinevietnam.com!
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