Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan passengers is obligatory? All guidance in details Tuvaluan travelers need to know before travelling to Vietnam.
Why Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan passengers is unavoidable?
Officially, there is no bilateral agreement in visa exemption between Vietnam and Tuvalu until now. Hence, all Tuvaluan passengers have to obtain Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan 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 Tuvaluan passengers is not necessary?
. Tuvaluan passenger who has permanent resident card which is still valid then she/he does not have to obtain Vietnam visa.
. In case Tuvalu passport holders fly directly to Phu Quoc Island then Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan passengers is also not required.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan passengers?
Recently, there are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Tuvaluan 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 Tuvaluan passengers at Embassy (traditional visa method)
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.
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. This is not private service so you are unable to make a phone call or send an email to track.
Vietnam Embassy information for Tuvaluan passengers
We regret to inform with you that there is no Vietnam Embassy or the consulate of Vietnam located in Tuvalu up to now. Therefore, applicants can go to Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand, Japan or Australia which is nearby Tuvalu to apply Vietnam visa.
Vietnam customs that Tuvalu passport holders need to know
.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 illegal from your luggage.