How to apply Vietnam visa from New Caledonia without going to Vietnam Embassy? Here is the official visa information for all travelers world-wide that need to know before travelling.
Why New Caledonia passengers still need Vietnam visa?
* General regulations (Vietnam visa policy)
Based on the Circular no.04/2016/TT-BNG of the Foreign Affairs and Trade about the entry and exit of foreign passengers, all passengers who are non-Vietnamese must have passport ( or travel document) and visa so as to be able to enter and exit out of Vietnam.
Interestingly, in the past Vietnam visa had been valid for less than 12 months. However, Vietnam visa currently has a validity of 1 month up to 5 years based on purpose of entry. Similarly, who want to visit ASEAN countries and want to enter and exit out Vietnam for many times can choose multiple Vietnam visa type.
Regards to the foreign passengers who do not need Vietnam visa, currently Vietnam has been offering for 13 countries (Unilateral Agreement from Vietnam side) and 79 countries (Bilateral Agreements).
* Explain why citizens of New Caledonia obtain visa for travelling to Vietnam:
Until now, New Caledonia does not belong to the list of Vietnam visa waiver program. This brings to the result that all citizens who come from New Caledonia must show up Vietnam visa at all Immigration desks of Vietnam at all frontiers.
How to apply Vietnam visa from New Caledonia efficiently?
In general, there are 2 legal methods to obtain Vietnam visa: online Vietnam visa and Visa from Vietnam Embassy. However, Visa on arrival is the optimal method when you have a third party who guarantee for your traveling to Vietnam with the Immigration of Vietnam.
1) Vietnam visa upon arrival – online Vietnam visa
Nowadays, “Vietnam visa upon arrival” is the optimal method so as to gain Vietnam visa in hands fast and secure. Even it is not from Embassy of Vietnam but it works legally according to the Vietnamese immigration law.
First of all: fill-in your information directly at: https://www.vietnam-visaonline.org/visa-services-apply.html
After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department within 24 hours (normal service). It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.
Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.
2) How to apply Vietnam visa from New Caledonia at Embassy?
Applicants who have enough documents such as the invitation letter from legal Vietnamese partners, flight tickets are fully able to apply in person at Embassy.
The procedure at Embassy normally takes from 5 to 7 working days. Also, delivery fee is required to pay in advance to send back to applicants.
Vietnam Embassy in New Caledonia
We are sorry to inform with you that the Embassy of Vietnam has not been valid in New Caledonia yet. Therefore, you can go to the nearest Vietnam Embassy to apply.