The foreigners arriving to Vietnam these days have many questions about Vietnam e-visa which is officially launched on February 1, 2017 by the Vietnamese Government in its pilot plan until February 1, 2021. For the El Salvador citizens, the first question should be: Vietnam e-visa is available for El Salvador passport or not?
To answer this question, we are sorry to inform that at the moment, El Salvador citizens are NOT eligible for Vietnam e-visa. In the first stage of this plan, this kind of visa is available for just 80 nationals. Further nationalities may be added from time to time, but we are not sure about time of this move.
So, how to obtain Vietnam E-visa for El Salvador citizens at the moment?
The traditional ways to get Vietnam visa for El Salvador remain the same as previously with two options as follows:
- Getting visa via the Vietnam embassy; or
- Getting Vietnam visa on arrival.
|Description||Visa on arrival||Vietnam embassy visa|
|Issued by||Vietnam Immigration Department||Vietnam Embassy|
|Processing time||2 working days (or 2 hours urgent)||No information|
|Processing fee||From US$18 (excluding stamp fee)||No information|
|Additional fees||None||Postal cost, driving, parking fees|
|Passport required||Not required||Required|
In order to apply for a visa on arrival, you are requested to complete 3 simple steps as follow:
Step 1: Fill in the secure online form only takes a couple of minutes. (you will need to know your arrival date and the name of the airport at which you will arrive)
Step 2: Confirm the information for processing your visa and pay the service fee.
Step 3: Within 2-3 business days, you will get an email with your official Vietnam visa Approval Letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department
Step 4: Print the Approval Letter and prepare two (4cm x 6cm) photos of yourself according to noted requirements
Step 5: Bring the printed Approval Letter, photos, and the government Stamping Fee (along with your passport and any other required documents) with you on your trip to Vietnam
Step 6: When you arrive at your destination airport in Vietnam, show the Approval Letter and photos at the Immigration office (Procedure visa on arrival in Tan San Nhat, Noi Bai, Danang)
Is the “visa on arrival” legitimate?
100% Yes and Yes, Visa on arrival is completely legitimate and just an alternative way for obtaining your Visa.
Having been recognized by the International Air Traffic Associations, Vietnam visa on arrival is no strange thing in tourism industry.
Furthermore, it is stated under Vietnam Immigration laws of Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For your reference, you may read more information about Vietnam visa on arrival in a National Ordinance No. 24/2000/PL-UBTVQH10 on the 28 April, 2000.
Thus, oversea travelers can stop worrying over legitimacy issues of Vietnam visa on arrival.
Apply for a Vietnam Embassy visa in El Salvador
At present, there is no Vietnam Embassy in El Salvador to issue a visa directly. You will need to apply for a visa on arrival instead or visit the nearest Embassy of Vietnam in neighbouring countries for the help.