How to get Vietnam visa from New Zealand?

New Zealand is not in the list of Vietnam visa exemption; therefore, every New Zealander is required a valid visa to enter Vietnam. From New Zealand, you can get a visa to Vietnam by two following options:

Option 1: Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand:
You can apply for Visa to Vietnam at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in New Zealand:
However, it may take you 2-5 working days to get Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand.

Option 2: Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival:
Visa on arrival – the visa picked up at arrival airport – is offered to all of those who are the New Zealander passport holders. This kind of method is created to make the New Zealander trip to Vietnam simpler and more economical. It is applicable for those travelling by air to Vietnam.

Visa on arrival is a special advantage for those who live far from the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in New Zealand. The applicants neither have to go to the Embassy nor have to send out the passport. By using this way of getting Vietnam Visa, a New Zealander only needs at least 2 days for normal processing and 1 day for urgent processing (or only 4 working hours for super urgent service – see Super Urgent Service) to get a pre-approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department which is an official permission of getting visa upon arrival.

How to get pre-approval letter and visa?
You go online at, fill in the secure form, make service payment, and just wait for 2 working days (normal service) or within 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email

Print the approval letter out together with a filled entry and exit form and 2 passport sized photos
Get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport checking point by submitting printed visa approval letter, passport, 2 passport-sized photos, entry and exit form, and stamping fee to the in-charge officer.

Before applying for Vietnam visa, a New Zealander has to make sure that his/her passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages.

Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for New Zealanders traveling by air to Vietnam.
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In order to get your Vietnam visa, you should pay two kinds of fees: Service fee and Stamping fee.

1. Service fee
Service fee is the fee you pay to us for assisting you in submitting your application to the Vietnam Immigration Office and getting the visa approval letter.
Service fee needs to be paid in full in advance to process the visa approval letter in 1 working day (urgent service) or 2 working days (normal service) and 4 working hours (super urgent service). See table below for details .

2. Stamping fee
Stamping fee is the fee you pay directly to Immigration Officers in cash (in USD or VND) (at Immigration Desk/Counter) at your arrival airport in Vietnam to have visa stamped onto your passport.
The fee is collected by the Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. See table below for details.


 New stamping fees come into effect from January 1, 2013.
45 USD for 1 month or 3 month single entry visa
65 USD for 1 month multiple entry visa (less than 30 days)
95 USD for 3 month multiple entry visa