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What is the difference between an E-Visa and a Visa on arrival?

Jan 14, 2020 838 Views By Ngo Long

E-Visa and Visa on arrival (VOA) are two of the several visa types issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Department to foreigners intending to enter the country. Here’s below the difference between them:




Purpose of visit

Both e-visa & VOA offer visa to Vietnam for 2 purposes: tourist (type DL) OR business (type DN).

Entry type

allows to enter Vietnam with a single entry

allows to choose single entry or multiple entries

Entry gate

allows to enter Vietnam at any port (airports, seaports & land-crossing ports)

allows to enter and pick up your visa at international airports

Length of stay

allows to stay in Vietnam for maximum 30 days (one month)

allows you to choose 1 month, 3 months, 6 month and 12 months

Who’s eligible?

Citizens of 80 countries listed that are eligible

All citizens of all countries can apply for “VOA”

Involving fees?

requires you pay once and no need to pay any fee on arrival

requires to pay fee for the visa approval letter and stamp fee when collect VOA


e-Visa holders just go straight to the passport control to show e-visa for checking & then get stamp on your passport for entry 30 days, no need to pay any amount again.

“VOA” requires visitors to apply online for a visa approval letter first, then stop at the “VOA” office in the airport to get a visa before going to the passport control. A visa stamping fee is required on arrival


Unlike Vietnam VOA, e-visa for Vietnam is applicable at 8 international airports, 13 international land border gates, and 7 seaports in Viet Nam as well. In addition, E-visa Vietnam help you eliminates time and money wasted on complicated paperwork.

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