Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers is necessary to visit Vietnam? Vietnam visa information Tongan travelers need to know before travelling.
Why Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers is compulsory at Vietnam borders?
Neither Tonga has not singed to the bilateral visa exemption agreement nor unilateral agreement with Vietnam up to now. Consequently, Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers is an unavoidable document with all Tongan travelers at all Vietnam boundaries. In order to lure more Tongan tourists come to Vietnam, visa-free policy will be considered in the near future.
Contrast, Vietnam Immigration staff will not ask Tongan passengers about Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers in case the just take a transit by air less than 24 hours. In addition, all passengers fly directly to Phu Quoc Island are exempted from Vietnam visa. (Vietnam National Administration of tourist has approved in 2014).
Moreover, if Tongan passengers can show the permanent resident card which is valid at that time, then they do not have to apply Vietnam visa or show up Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers?
There are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Tongan passengers:
- Vietnam visa on arrival ( get pre-approval letter and pick up Vietnam visa at Vietnam airports)
This method is also a straight way, easy process to obtain both tourist and business Vietnam visa and has been valid since 2012. (mentioned in the Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on 16th June 2014 on entry, exit, transit, and residence status of foreigners in Vietnam)
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 Tongan passengers at Embassy or at the Consulate of Vietnam
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are under process, 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. Other documents are also needed based on each visa type.
Vietnam Embassy information for Tonga passport holders
Unluckily, Vietnam Government has not set up Vietnam Embassy in Tonga yet up to now. Therefore, the best way for Tongan applicants is applying Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA). In case Tongan residents who are living abroad can find the nearest Embassy address here.