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Vietnam visa for Palau passengers – General Vietnam visa policy

Why you need Vietnam visa for Palau passengers to visit Vietnam legitimately? How to gain Vietnam visa from Palau? We offer all information in details.

Vietnam visa policy – Why you need Vietnam visa for Palau passengers at all boundaries of Vietnam?

* 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 Palau must obtain Vietnam visa for Palau passengers:
Until now, Palau does not belong to the list of Vietnam visa waiver program. This brings to the result that all citizens who obtain Palau passports must show up Vietnam visa for Palau passengers at all Immigration desks of Vietnam at all frontiers.

How to get Vietnam visa for Palau passengers?

In general, there are 2 legal methods to obtain Vietnam visa: Visa upon arrival 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 – pick visa sticker at Vietnam airports

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:

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) Apply Vietnam visa for Palau passengers at the Embassy of Vietnam

Applicants who have enough documents such as the invitation letter from legal Vietnamese partners, flight ticket can apply in person at Embassy.

The procedure at Embassy normally takes from 5 to 7 working days. Also, delivery fee is better to pay in advance to send back to applicants.

Vietnam Embassy information for Palau citizens

We are sorry to inform with you that there is no Embassy of Vietnam or the Consulate has been valid in Palau until now. But for those, who are citizens of Palau country and working outside Palau can go to the Embassy which closed to their accommodations to apply visa directly. You can find address of Vietnam Embassy world-wide here.