First a short history of the south-east asian country , it’s a former french colony situated in the Indochina peninsula and has a population of 90 million people and a surface of 332.000 square kilometers (128.000 square miles) .Vietnam is one of the last communist countries left, and that is mostly because it’s proximity to China .
About the visa on arrival a Vietnam Visa is required for most foreigners that visit the country, the simplest way to get a visa for Vietnam is to arrange it before your departure .
First you need to apply online for a visa. You need to specify how long are you staying, how fast you want the visa to be processed. Depending on the time you want the visa you can select the normal processing time which will cost a fee of 17 dollars US, this will take 2 working days, the next option is the urgent processing time, this will take 1 working day, and that will cost a fee of 27 dollars US, and the last option for you to select is the super urgent one that will take only 4 hours but it will cost 37 dollars US. Beside these options you can select the Airport Fast-Track service , this will and a total of 25 dollars to your total fee Note these fees are only for one person, depending on the number of visas you need the price will rise.
The second step after you have selected the number of visas and the processing time you need to include your personal information , and this is pretty straightforward.You need to complete with your full name , gender, date of birth and other basic information like your passport number. Here you will put your email address and your phone number. The email address is necessary for them to send you the visa letter and the phone number for them to contact you in case of urgent matters. The last thing you will do here is to select the time of your arrival and where you will arrive There are only three options, the international airports of Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh.
The last step is the payment method, here you will pay with your credit card , they accept a wide variety of credit cards and it’s pretty simple .
After you have completed all of these steps, they will send you an email letter and after you will arrive in Vietnam you will have your passport stamped on arrival. That’s why it is called Vietnam visa on arrival.