Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati is really necessary? All information Kiribati citizens need to know before travelling to Vietnam.
Why Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati is needed?
Until now, Vietnam has signed to the International Agreement (both Unilateral and Bilateral Agreement) in which Vietnam has allows citizens from 83 countries to enter without Vietnam visa. (information statistic on 28th Jul 2017). However, Kiribati is not belonging to this list so Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati is really an obligatory document for all travelers who were born in Kiribati.
Interestingly, Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati will not need to submit in case Kiribati tourists take their flights directly to Phu Quoc Island and stay there for less than 15 days.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati?
There are 2 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati:
- Apply online ( get pre-approval letter and pick up Vietnam visa at Vietnam airports)
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.
- Apply Vietnam visa for citizens of Kiribati at Embassy
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are under procedure, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
Even this way brings to you Vietnam visa in advance but you have to show many complicated documents and certificates such as: invitation letter from an organization or an individual in Vietnam, proof of entry purpose, application form and 2 passport photos in the size of 4×6 cm.
However, this way is not highly recommended because there is no Vietnam Embassy as well as the Consulate of Vietnam in Kiribati. It will cost you around $150 to fly from Tarawa to Mexico and the hotel expense as well to apply Vietnam visa in person.
Vietnam Embassy in Mexico city
The closest country which is nearby the Republic of Kiribati is Mexico where Vietnam Embassy located there.
Address: Sierra Ventana 255, Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P 11000 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX, Mexico
Tel: +52 55 5540 1632
Working hours: 9.30 -14.00 PM