Wait time for Vietnam visa on arrival: How long does it actually takes?

Wait time for Vietnam visa on arrival depends largely on the number of arrivals and time of arrival. Some airports are very busy during peak hours, some are less busy, let’s take a look at our wait time comparison chart below:

*This is an average wait time for non-holiday as it will be much busier during New Year, Christmas, and Lunar New Year holidays.

Airport (BusiScore)Wait time (Average)Peak hours
Ho Chi Minh city SGN (BusiScore: 10/10)15-30 minutes10:00 am to 02:00 pm (Busiest day: Friday)
Hanoi HAN (BusiScore: 8/10)10-20 minutes09:00 am to 03:00 pm (Friday usually sees the highest number of arrivals)
Da Nang DAD (BusiScore: 6/10)Often less than 15 minutes11:00 am to 01:00 pm (Saturday is the busiest day)
Nha Trang NHA (BusiScore: 5/10)Often less than 15 minutes08:00 am to 10:00 am (Busiest day: Thursday)
Hai Phong HPH (BusiScore: 4/10)Often less than 15 minutes03:00 pm to 05:00 pm (Busiest day: Monday)

Our tips

  • Prepare all documents before you go including photos, stamping fee in cash, and the entry/exit form
  • Prepare the stamping fee in the exact amount of USD or VND to save your time on money exchange
  • If you travel with children or seniors, please ask the immigration officers or other travelers for priority
  • Using fast-track services

What’s the Fast-Track service?

Fast-Track service helps guests avoiding to get a line and wait in endless lines at the landing visa Counter.

When arriving at Vietnam Airport, our staff will meet you at the Landing Visa Counter and assist you in completing the entry procedure with a stamped passport in minutes.

The Fast-Track service is served at three International Airports in Vietnam for the passengers of all flights (Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Ha Noi City, and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang City).

Why should you use the Fast-Track service?

To save your valuable time and avoid strange procedures at the Vietnam Airport

If you are on the below list, we do suggest you should use this service:

  • The first time visit Vietnam
  • Get your Visa Stamped quickly
  • Having the time to take care of your children
  • Travel in the big group
  • Having the Vietnam visa in time to serve your work (Business man)
  • The pregnant women
  • The disable people

How does it work?

It’s very simple and easy to choose this service:

While applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival, you select Airport Fast Track Service and send your request via email with the mentioned information.

After confirmation, our staff willing waits for you at the Landing Visa Counter to pick you up with your name on the welcome board. If you don’t see our staff, please call us immediately on the hotline at (+84) 904.879.729

Then, you have to give your required document including a visa approval letter, entry and exit form, passport, 2 photos, and stamping fee to the staff that helps you complete the entry procedure.

When finishing the entry procedure, you will get your passport with the Vietnam visa stamp back from your staff.

Note: Please notify us of your flight details 48 working hours before your departure in order for us to serve you better. The refund will not be done if we don’t receive your confirmation.

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