Legitimate Approval Letter & Visa procedures at Vietnam Airports

VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL

Vietnam Visa is required for most foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam at one of 3 international airports: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city & Da Nang. Travellers are advised to arrange Vietnam Visa before their departure by applying online for the Approval Letter first, receive the letter by email, then get Visa Stamped on their passports at Vietnam Airports upon arrival.
This is called: VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL.

Following is Circular No.190/2012/TT-BTC dated November 09, 2012 of the Ministry of Finance (Vietnam Government) stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees at Vietnam international airports upon arrival:

THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
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No. 190/2012/TT-BTC
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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Hanoi, November 09, 2012
CIRCULAR
 
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR NO.66/2009/TT-BTC, OF MARCH 30, 2009 OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE STIPULATING THE REGIME ON COLLECTION, REMITTANCE, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF FEES ON PASSPORTS, VISAS AND PAPERS ON ENTRY, EXIT, TRANSIT AND RESIDENCE IN VIETNAM
 
Pursuant to the Ordinance on Charges and Fees No.38/2001/PL-UBTVQH of August 28, 2001, the Government's Decree No. 57/2002/ND-CP of June 3, 2002, and Decree No. 24/2006/ND-CP of March 06, 2006, amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government's Decree No. 57/2002/ND-CP;
 
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 136/2007/ND-CP of August 17, 2007, on entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 118/2008/ND-CP of November 27, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Finance;
 
At the proposal of Director of the Tax Policy Department;
 
The Minister of Finance promulgates Circular amending and supplementing the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, of March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam as follows:
 
Article 1.
To amend and supplement clause 1, clause 2, clause 4 and clause 6 section II of Annex on table of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam promulgated together with the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance with clause 1, clause 2, clause 3, clause 4 as follows:
 
 
No.
 
 
 
Type of fees
 
 
 
Fee rate
 
1
 Single-entry visas
USD 45
2
Multiple-entry visas
 
a)
Valid for less than 01 month
USD 65
b)
Valid for less than 06 months
USD 95
c)
Valid for 6 months or more
USD 135
3
Transfer of validity of visas or temporary residence from expired passports to new passports
USD 15
4
Temporary residence cards:
 
a)
Valid for up to 1 year
USD 80
b)
Valid for between over 1 year and 2 years
USD 100
c)
Valid for between over 2 year and 3 years
USD 120
 
Article 2.
1. This Circular takes effect on January 01, 2013.
2. The other content relating to fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam not mentioned in this Circular shall be implemented under provisions in the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, of March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam.
3. Organizations, individuals subject to pay fees and relevant agencies shall implement this Circular.  In the course of implementation, any arising problems should be reported to the Ministry of Finance for consideration and settlement. 
 
 
FOR THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
VICE MINISTER
Vu Thi Mai

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