VIETNAM VISA FOR URGENT OR EMERGENCY ENTRY AT WEEKEND
1. Who needs a “rush Vietnam visa”?
The applicants who are not in the list of Vietnam visa exemption are required to apply for a visa prior to arriving in Vietnam. However, we recognize the urgent request for a Vietnam visa may suddenly arise. Almost case as below reason:
+ You don’t think that you must have a visa to enter Vietnam even you are not in the Vietnam visa exemption list (check for Vietnam visa requirements).
You forget to apply for a Vietnam visa before and your flight will depart very soon in 1-2 hours on working days or 6-8 hours at the weekend or Vietnamese public holidays.
+ Your thought that Vietnam visa on arrival means everything will be arranged at arrival airport without any advanced approval from the Vietnam Immigration Department, it is totally wrong.
+ You have got a problem with your e-visa via the government portal and you are unable to contact the supporting team for sorting it out. Time is running out and there is not any sign of an e-visa.
+ You need to go immediately with a family member in Vietnam who needs urgent medical care. immediately A family member has a serious medical condition and requires your emergency presence.
+ You have to take part in an urgent and late-breaking business matter, where the need to go to Vietnam could not have been foreseen.
2. Vietnam visa approval letter delivery within 1 hour guaranteed
Rush Vietnam visa service is beneficial for those who forget to apply for a Vietnam visa before or who have a sudden business in Vietnam. In our continuing effort to provide this special service, we assure that you won’t miss your trip to Vietnam if you contact us early enough. In emergency cases, it takes only 1-2 working hours to complete a visa approval letter to send to your email. You should consider before applying for a rush Vietnam visa since you might be subject to a higher processing fee than the normal one. However, the cost of changing your flight and possible canceling your reserved services higher than the price you pay for emergency visa services.
3. How long does it take to expedite a rush Vietnam visa?
The working time of the Vietnam Immigration Department starts at (local time) 8:00 AM and finishes at 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday of a week. Lunchtime from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, with short break time.
Based on their working time, we provide the various categories of rush visa service as follow:
+ 1 hour of emergency Vietnam visa processing:
If the request has been sent before 8:00 AM, the visa approval letter will be delivered at 09:00 AM at the latest. Otherwise, if it comes after 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, the letter will be ready at 2:30 PM on the same day.
+ 2 hours rush Vietnam visa processing:
If the request has been sent before 8:00 AM, the visa approval letter will be delivered at 10:00 AM or at 03:30 PM if the request sent from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM,
+ 4-8 hours of urgent Vietnam visa processing:
If everything has been done before 8:00 AM, the visa approval letter will be delivered on the same day. Later requirements (after 10:30 AM – local time) will be processed by the next day.
It’s really important to check the current Vietnam time when you are about to submit your visa application. It can be specified by searching on Google with the term “Vietnam time” or click here.
Please note that NO visa will be processed before 8:00 AM and after 5:00 PM Vietnam time!
4. Emergency visa at weekend (Saturday or Sunday)
Important noticed is the Vietnamese Government organizations, including the Vietnam Immigration Department or Vietnam Embassy or Consulates abroad, are also have 2 days off the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) or in the Vietnamese public holidays. During these days, a normal processing visa will be suspended until next Monday morning. If you need an emergency visa for your entry at the weekend or Vietnamese public holidays, you must pay an extra fee for overtime processing fees. Normally, your visa approval letter will be ready in just 4-6 hours after payment completion.
Just remember to select the overtime processing mode when you make a visa application on these days.
5. How much does it cost?
Normally, a visa on arrival will be completed within 48 – 72 hours at the cost of US$ 8 per visa only (learn more about Vietnam visa fee). In urgent cases, in working days, it can be shortened to 4-8 hours, 2 hours or 1 hour (at the weekend it can be ready within 4-6 hours).
In Vietnamese public holidays or the weekend (Sat~Sun), the Vietnam Immigration Department stops receiving normal Vietnam visa requests. However, being a professional Vietnam visa agency. We can still make your visa in just 4-6 hours at a higher service fee. It is not a hidden charge as the procedures of the emergency visa processing at the weekend or holidays will take more time, more effort and anxiousness of many involved people. Accordingly, an emergency visa will be charged more US$ 20 – 180 than a normal one (more about visa fees).
We suggest our customers apply for a Vietnam visa as soon as possible with the best cost. If you don’t have a visa in hand at the last minute, you should delay the flight to have more time to process your visa if possible. If you can’t change the flight, we are willing to assist at our best. Normally, the Luna New Year (Tet holiday) is the peak season in the year. So, visitors should apply for Vietnam visa at least a week in advance.
6. How to apply for a rush Vietnam visa?
Step 1: Checking your flight time and Vietnam current time
Step 2: Fill out the application form or send us an email
+ Your date of birth
+ Your nationality
+ Your passport number
+ Visa type (1 month or 3 months; single or multiple entries)
+ Your proposed entry date
Step 3: Making a payment
The payment can be made by PayPal, Western Union or via bank wire transfer. Normally, banks in all countries will not work at the weekend. Therefore you may use the Internet banking service or PayPal instead.
Step 4: Receive the Vietnam visa approval letter that has been sent via email and get the visa stamp at the airport.
As soon as you complete the payment of the visa processing service fee, you will receive a payment notice from PayPal. If you return to our website with a link on the last page of the transaction – “Return to Merchant”. You will also receive our confirmation email. We recommend every customer do this action to confirm the transaction on our system.
Depending on the visa processing time you have requested, we will arrange and process the visa on time. From now on, you should prepare 2 photos. The size of the photos is the same size as your passport photo. Or you can print photos at the arrival airport for a fee of about 5 ~ 10 USD. In addition, you also need to have an Entry and Exit form and complete the required information. And a little cash for the stamp fee (25 ~ 50 USD).
At the departure airport, you will need to present an approval letter to board the flight to Vietnam. When you arrive, you give the immigration officer all the prepared items to get the visa stamp. Which includes 2 pieces of your photos and visa approval letter and completed Entry and Exit form. And don’t forget your passport and cash for stamping fee.
7. Is it guaranteed?
In most cases, there is no problem with getting an approval letter in emergency situations, however, it CANNOT be guaranteed. If your application is rejected by the Vietnam Immigration Department, The paid amount will be refunded. We’ve helped thousands of travelers entering Vietnam in the same situation as you for nearly 3 years and there is only a case that has been denied due to the immigration inadmissibility or Vietnam customs regulation violence.