Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers is obligatory? All guidance in details Turkish travelers need to know before travelling to Vietnam.
Why Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers is unavoidable? Vietnam vize bilgisi
Interestingly, Vietnam and Turkey Government have a diplomatic relationship since 1978. Therefore, Vietnam and Turkey have embassies in Hanoi and Ankara respectively.
However, there is no bilateral agreement in visa exemption between these countries until now. Hence, all Turkish passengers have to obtain Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers to show at all Vietnam borders so as to visit Vietnam legally. Furthermore, each passenger has to occupy each Vietnam visa except children under 14 years old.
***When Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers is not necessary?
. Turkish passenger who has permanent resident card which is still valid then she/he does not have to obtain Vietnam visa.
. In case Turkey passport holders fly directly to Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam visa is also not required.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Turkey passengers?
Recently, there are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Turkey 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.
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.
*** Benefit: visa fee is cheaper compared to the traditional method and refundable in all cases if you are rejected by Vietnam Immigration department.
- Apply Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers at Embassy (traditional visa method)
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are possessed, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
However, the visa fee at Embassy is expensive more than Visa on arrival and non-refundable in all case of rejections from Vietnam Embassy. This way is also limits you in tracking your Visa result because it belongs to Vietnam Government, not private service so you are unable to make a phone call or send an email to track.
Vietnam Embassy information for Turkey passengers – Vietnam büyükelçiliği
Vietnam Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
Address: Büyükesat Mahallesi, Koza Sok. No:109, 06700 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey
Working hours: 8.00 AM- 12.00 PM, 14.00 PM-17.00 PM
Phone: +90 312 446 80 49
Vietnam customs that Turkey passport holders need to know
Beside Vietnam visa for Turkish passengers information, travelers also need to know basic custom of Vietnam.
.If you bring over 5000 USD you have to declare with Vietnam Immigration department at the airport in advance. In case you do not declare, Vietnam Government has a right to take it all without returning according to Vietnam immigration law.
. Also you have to declare if you bring more than 15.000.000 VND.
. Weapon, ammunition, explosives and inflammable objects are banned from your luggage.