Vietnam Visa

The Visa is an authorization of the country that you are going to visit in order to enter its borders. The visa is just a sticker attached to your passport.
A valid Vietnam visa is required for almost foreign travelers to Vietnam for any purposes from visiting their beloved to going on a business trip or leisure vacation. Fortunately, it is much easier these days for foreign passport holders to apply for visa to Vietnam as there are two available ways to go about this matter:
  Applying for visa at Vietnam Embassy (traditional way, visa picked up at Vietnam Embassies) or,
  Apply for Visa on arrival (visa picked up at Vietnam International Airports).
You may choose either of the above options to obtain a visa to Vietnam. However, please keep in mind that these two options are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants. While visa on arrival is more convenient and less time-consuming, it is applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by AIR only.
Therefore, if you plan to travel to Vietnam by land or sea or wish to obtain a fully stamped visa on passport before departure, you should contact the nearest Vietnam embassy for visa application. It may take you 2-5 working days to get a Visa at Vietnam Embassy. And in this case, you are required to send your original passport to the Vietnam Embassy directly or by post.
Not all travelers are required to obtain a visa for their travel to Vietnam. Citizens of some countries who have a visa exemption agreement with Vietnam do not need to get a visa to Vietnam for a certain period of time. 
In order to get Vietnam visa on arrival, applicants need to pay two required kinds of fees: Service fee and Stamping fee.
Service fee is the fee you pay to us for doing all the paperwork for you to submit your visa application to the Vietnam Immigration Department for processing your visa approval letters, including the following works:
  Receive your passport scan (first page) and check your visa information via email:
  Process your visa information into a visa application;
  Submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration Department;
  Notify you of the visa approval letter processing schedule via email;
  Follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration Department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration Department;
  Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 1 week.
  Service fee needs paying in full in advance to process the visa approval letter.
Get visa approval letter
Stamping fee is the fee you pay directly to Immigration Officers in cash (at Immigration Desk/ Counter) at your arrival airport in Vietnam to have visa stamped onto your passport. The fee is collected by Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. The Stamping fee can be paid in USD or VND, etc. but USD is highly recommended to avoid any unexpected unbalanced exchange rates applied at the airport. 
Have visa stamped