5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77056
|Vietnam Entry Visa FAQ|
Q1: Do I need a Visa to travel to Vietnam?
A: In principles, all foreign nationals entering Vietnam should get an entry Visa prior to their travel; unless the traveler is bearing a nationality, with which Vietnam’s Government has waived entry visa; a list of those nationalities can be found here.
Q2: What should I include with my visa application?
Q3: How Do I fill out the Visa Application Form?
Q4: How long will my visa be good for?
A: Once issued, the Visa would be valid for: 1 (one) month or 3 (three) months of stay, depends on what was applied for in the application. For those who want to stay longer than 3 month (6 month/1 year stay in Vietnam); it is advisable that they have a Vietnamese travel agent or a Vietnamese business partner to obtain for them an approval from Vietnam Immigration Services.
Q5: What is covered in the Visa fee?
A: The indicated amount covers all fees for an entry visa. Travelers are not expected to pay any additional visa fee at their entry points in Vietnam. The amount paid to the Consulate is nonnegotiable, nonrefundable and to be paid in full prior to visa receiving.
Q6: Can I request a loose-leaf visa? And what does it mean?
A.: Yes, anyone can request a loose-leaf visa. This is a type of Visa that is not stamped in the traveler’s passport. To obtain this type of Visa, one can send in a color copy of his/her passport. Please be careful with your visa, if you lose the visa, you will have to resubmit it from anew with full required procedures.
Q7: Is there any difference between loose-leaf and stamped-in visas?
A: Both types of visa are the same in term of legality and validity; the only difference is their forms of issuance.
Q8: Can someone else apply for a visa on my behalf?
A: Yes. You may have friends or relatives come over to the Consulate Office to apply for a visa. You may also include all persons traveling with you in one package with one Money Order to be sent to the Consulate Office for visas.
Q9: How long does it take to get a visa? And can it be quicker?
Q10: Can I apply for a visa in person?
A: Yes. You can apply for a visa in person. We are open from Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM. You may find our location here
Q11: Can I apply over the Internet?
A: Technically, yes. You may
with your Visa Application attached and please provide us with a reachable phone number for a direct contact. Please be ready, our office will contact you over the phone any time after receiving your application.
Q12: What numbers should I call with further visa questions?
A: This is our phone numbers: 713-850-1233 extension 102 or 107 for visa status checking (from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Please be patient, we have a rather high volume of callers and you may have to redial several times.