How to save money in applying Vietnam visa?
Applying visa is one of the most first crucial things to do before you go abroad. Unlike other countries, getting Vietnam visa requires a lot of hassles in procedure and paperwork, causing unnecessary financial losses. We tip you some of good ways to save your money in applying Vietnam visa.
Tip No.1: Applying Vietnam visa online
You already knew 2 ways to get Vietnam visa: getting at Vietnam Embassy or getting Vietnam visa online via a travel agency. In fact, getting Vietnam visa online is cheaper than the other. To apply Vietnam visa via embassy, you have to visit Vietnam Embassy in your country, submit required documents to get your visa within 4-5 days. It means that you must to visit the Vietnam Embassy at least twice. And the cost of getting visa this way is $100 for one month single entry, $140 for three month single entry, $150 for one month multiple entry, $180 for three month multiple entry (for only the visa processing fee). Besides, you have to think about other costs such as travelling, parking, etc. So the total cost will be more than $100.
However, if you applying online, you have to pay only $19 for one month single entry, $29 for three month single entry, $22 for one month multiple entry, $45 for three month multiple entry (service fee) plus a stamping fee of $45 for one month or three month single entry, $65 for less than less than one month multiple entry, $95 for one month or three month multiple entry. So obviously, applying online is much cheaper. Moreover, you do not need to worry about extra costs because all the process is online.
You should go to https://vietnamvisaonentry.com/fees/ to find more details.
Tip No.2: Defining the exact arrival date to fill in your application form
You should notice that a Vietnam visa starts and ends on fixed days as specified in the application form. For example, if you apply one month visa, but you enter two weeks late, so you just have only two weeks left and you cannot stay one month as you expect. In this case, you have to extent or renew your Vietnam visa to stay longer and the fee for visa extension and renewal are not cheap.
Other case you should notice is that the one month multiple entry stamping fee can be either $65 or $95 depending on the number of days determined by the valid date range stated on the visa stamped. If the days calculated to be 30 or over, you will pay $95, otherwise you pay $65. So if you do not intend to stay over 30 days, you should apply for less than one month visa to save $30.
Tip No.3: Defining which types of visa you want
If you decide to enter Vietnam, then leave for other country and then come back Vietnam, you should apply multiple Vietnam visa. The reason is the fee for multiple entry visa is cheaper than the fee for visa extension or renewal.
In the other hand, if you only want to visit and leave Vietnam for other country, the single entry is best choice to save your cost.