In 2000, — the Vietnam Immigration Department - Ministry of Public Security officially approved and introduced portal electronic visas for foreign travelers who visit Vietnam for different purposes like traveling, business, or visiting relatives. This system is a legal administrative procedure plays a critical role in expanding the international integration trend between Vietnam and numerous regions around the globe.
This new visa system allows residents from foreign countries to officially register online for a Vietnam visa application easily from their premises or anywhere else with an Internet connection without driving to the Embassy of the country which they are traveling to. The process of getting a Vietnam Visa On Arrival though is straightforward; travelers still have to satisfy these standard requirements if they want to successfully obtain a Vietnam Visa just through the Internet:
• VOA is applied for traveling by plane and applicants only have their Vietnam visa when they arrive at International airports in Vietnam.
• The origin passport of candidates have to have a validity of at least 6 months from the travel date, not the date of making the application.
The Japanese citizens can hire a third party like Greenvisa.io to assist them in completing the procedure and save much of their precious time. Applicants are needed to enter their personal information in the Vietnam visa application form first and then make payment for the service. Greenvisa accepts all types of major bank cards, even Paypal. Applicants need to wait for 2 days or even only 4 hours to get an Approval letter sent through their mail if they need to receive a Vietnam visa in a very short time. Before flying, travelers need to print the PDF file of all the documents and prepare two passport sized photos for the next procedure in the arrival airports. After long hours on the plane, travelers next need to present all of relevant items they prepared before to the officers of the Immigration Department at the airport while pay some cash for stamping fee. Visitors will receive their Vietnam visa after hearing the officers call their name. This final stage usually takes around 15 minutes.
In order to make sure to get in hands a Vietnam visa before traveling and avoid being declined at the airport, Japanese travelers also choose to grab a Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan. No matter which Vietnam Embassy the applicants make their visa application in, all the requirements are the same in each Embassy. Candidates need to get their passport along them during the process. They can submit their application in person at the Embassy or by post. The Embassy need 5 working days to process the visa for applicants and sometimes require them to visit more than one time if there is any trouble. This method though lasts several days and demand the presence of candidates; it ensures travelers certainly have their Vietnam visa before coming to Vietnam and especially less trouble at the airports.
The information relating to Vietnam visa for Japanese passport holders can be obtained at Vietnam Embassy in Tokyo:
• Represented: Vietnam
• Country Located in: Japan
• City: Tokyo
• Address: Tokyo 151, JAPAN – 50-11, Motoyoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku
• Phone: (813) 3466 3313; 3466 3314; 3481 6354; 3466 3311
• Fax: (813) 3466 3313; (813) 3466 3314; (813) 3481 6354; (813) 3466 3311
• Website: mofa.gov.vn/vnemb.jp/
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Furthermore, Japanese can legally apply for Vietnam visa on arrival without going to Vietnam Embassy. For more detail of how to apply visa online, please click here to see.
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