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Vietnam Visa on Arrival Problems

1. Don’t go to the airport without a visa approval letter
Many people think that they can get a visa directly at a Vietnamese airport without applying online. That is NOT true. You need to apply for a visa before your trip and bring the approval letter with you.

2. Don’t try to use visa on arrival at an overland border crossing
Visa on arrival works for air travel only. There is NO on arrival visa for overland/border crossing or sea/water entry. If you do not enter Vietnam by air, you must apply for a visa at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate in advance.

3. Don’t make spelling mistakes
Many applicants fill in the application form with the WRONG details: full name on passport, passport number or date of birth, passport expiration date. Normally this is not a problem, but there is a risk that you will not be allowed on your flight since the information on your visa approval letter does not match that in your passport. So make sure you read over your forms carefully before submission!

4. Don’t expect your visa to become valid when you enter Vietnam
Your visa is actually valid starting on the date printed in your visa approval letter, not the date you actually enter the country. So make sure that you know roughly when you will enter before ordering a visa to Vietnam!

5. Don’t think it’s easy to get a visa extension
Extending a visa can be a costly and time-consuming process. If you think you might stay longer than intended, apply for a 3-month visa instead of a 1-month visa.

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