Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers is obligatory? Vietnam has offered “visa on arrival” for Samoan citizens. All information you need in details.
Why Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers is necessary?
The Immigration regulation of Vietnam Government for foreign passengers includes 9 chapters, 55 articles. According to this law system, anyone who is not Vietnamese citizen must obtain Vietnam visa so as to pass through Immigration gate legitimately (Decree.47/2014/QH2013).
Moreover, Samoa currently does not belong to the Resolution.56/NQ-CP in which Vietnam Government offer Vietnam visa waiver programs and ASEAN visa waiver program. Consequently, Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers must be showed up by Samoa citizens at all Immigration gates of Vietnam. Also, this law pointed out that there is no discrimination between Samoa citizens with other foreign citizens.
*** In contrast, there are some cases in which Samoan citizens do not need Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers:
Vietnam Government does not require Visa as well as transit visa at the airport if Samoa passengers stay there less than 24 hours and the ticket match to the 3rd country as final destination.
Samoan passengers fly directly to Phu Quoc Island and stay there for less than 15 days.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers?
There are 2 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers:
***Though Visa on arrival is not a paperwork derived from Embassy but it is legitimated by 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.
- Apply Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers at Embassy
The whole procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days since the date of applying. Once documents are possessed, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
Even this way brings to you Vietnam visa for Samoa passengers 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.
Vietnam Embassy information for Samoan passengers
We regret to inform with Samoan citizens that there is no Vietnam Embassy or the Consulate of Vietnam has been set up in Samoa until now. However, Samoa passport holders can go to United States (which is closest to Samoa) so as to apply Vietnam visa without applying throughout Vietnam agencies.
Vietnam Embassy in Washington, DC
Address: 1233 20th St, NW, Ste 400, Washington, DC 20036
Work hours: from Monday to Friday, 9.00 AM -13.00 PM
Email: [email protected]
Useful information you need to know
1. Check your passport’s validity
There are so many passengers who miss-understand that as long as their passports are valid more than 6 months at the point of time they apply visa. This may make them face to problem at the airport when they are unable to check in according to the air-line regulations.
2. Study whether you need Visa or not
Currently there are some countries accept for tourists to make Visa at the airport without applying in advance. However, Vietnam has not offered this policy yet. In case you visit Vietnam without visa, you have to leave out of Vietnam less than 24 hours.
3. Prepare stamping fee in case
This matter sounds simple but passengers may meet problem if they use Visa on arrival and the think that they are able to pay for the stamping fee by credit card. There is no ATM or cashier machine before passing throughout the Immigration desk. Furthermore, credit card is not acceptable at the visa landing counter.