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Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers is obligatory? All guidance in details Uruguayan passengers need to know before travelling to Vietnam.

Why Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers is needed? Información de la visa de Vietnam

Vietnam like other countries world-wide has its own Visa restriction so as to check and control the flow of visitors in and out Vietnam to prevent the illegal immigrations.

When do Uruguayan passengers need Vietnam visa? This concern depends on whether Uruguay Government has a Visa agreement with Vietnam Government or not. Unfortunately, both Uruguay and Vietnam Governments has not signed into the bilateral visa exemption between two these countries. Therefore, Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers is indispensable document that all Uruguayan travelers have to obtain in order to visit Vietnam.

In the other hand, Uruguayan citizens will not need Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers in case they fly directly Phu Quoc Island by air and stay there less than 15 days.

How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers?

Recently, there are 3 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Uruguayan passengers:

  • 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:

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  Vietnam Immigration department denies you.

  • Apply Vietnam visa for Uruguayan 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 compared to agencies.

  • Uruguayans are eligible to apply e-visa (Vietnam electronic visa) since Feb 2017

Vietnam e-visa or electronic visa is a digital visa in which applicants information are stored in a database of Vietnam Immigration department rather than a visa stamped or glued on passports. Like VOA, applicants can apply online via the Internet to get e-visa and applicants will receive a paper document to present while travelling.

Vietnam Immigration department has approved for Uruguayans apply electronic visa through agency since Feb 2017. Electronic visa is valid at total 28 landing borders, sea-ports and airports. Applicants can take a photo of passport page (front page) and send to: [email protected] to gain Vietnam electronic visa within 48 hours.

Vietnam Embassy information for Uruguayan passengers – Información de la visa de Vietnam

Unluckily, there is no Vietnam Embassy located in the Uruguay until now. Therefore, applicants can go to neighboring countries such as Brazil and Argentina to apply visa directly or sending documents out via postal service. Please find the address of Vietnam Embassy at the nearest place of your accommodation.

Vietnam Embassy in Brasilia – Federal, Brazil
Address: SHIS QI 9 QI 9 Conjunto 10 – Lago Sul, Brasilia – Federal District, 71625-100, Brazil.

Working hours: 9.00 AM- 12.00 PM, 14.00 PM-17.00 PM
Phone: +55 61 3364-5876

Vietnam customs that Uruguay 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 not legal from your luggage.