How to gain Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador efficiently? This article will show you all Vietnam visa tips in details.
Do Ecuador passport holders must obtain Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador before entering Vietnam?
The Immigration law of Vietnam emphasizes any passenger whose nationality is not on the Visa exemption list must obtain Vietnam visa so as to visit Vietnam legitimately.
Not only that, according to the new immigration law which has become valid from 2015 foreigners who break the law of entry and exit will be deported from Vietnam and the maximum fine can be imposed is $2000.
Hence, in order to avoid all above risks at all frontiers, holding Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador is obligatory document or passengers can choose to get the approval letter in advance and get Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador later upon arrival at Vietnam airports obeys to the Vietnam Immigration law.
When Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador is not necessary?
Generally, there are 2 circumstances in which Ecuador passport holders do not need Vietnam visa:
Firstly, passengers just take less than 24 hours to transit at Vietnam airports.
Secondly, Ecuador citizens fly directly to Phu Quoc Island and stay there less than 15 days.
How to get Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador? (Consejos de visa de Vietnam)
There are 2 official methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador:
- Visa on arrival – Apply online to get Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador upon arrival. The whole procedure contains 3 main steps. This way has been voted and recommended because of its safe and cheap cost compared to the traditional method. Not only that, you can apply from anywhere.
Furthermore, the approval letter in this case has its own valid equal to Vietnam visa.
First of all: typing up your information on your passport onto the application form online 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.
+ Processing time: from 30 minutes to 24 hours as maximum.
+ Special requirement: there is no requirement for documents, proofs.
+ processing fee: fixed and clearly shown-up
- Apply Vietnam visa for citizens of Ecuador at Vietnam Embassy
+ Processing time: from 5-7 working days at least.
+ Special requirement: sending-off original passport with passport’s validity is more than 6 months. Furthermore, application form, letter of entry clearance from the Ministry of Republic security of Vietnam are required.
+ processing fee: changes at each Embassy
Unfortunately, there is no Vietnam Embassy in Ecuador up to now. Therefore, the priority way is “Visa on arrival” which is valid equal to gaining Vietnam visa in advance.
However, passengers who want to apply at Vietnam Embassy can go to countries in South America which located nearby Ecuador.
Vietnam Embassy information which closed to Ecuador
Passengers can take reference about Vietnam Embassy’s information in Chile, Brazil, Venezuela here.