Totally giving Owee58.com all the credit for all the Visa information I’m sharing here.
For some reason this past month alone, I’ve been getting a lot of queries from fellow Pinoys on how to get Vietnam Visa extension. And no, not because I have a brother working in the Philippine DFA means that I have knowledge on this. Just a reminder, the host country — in this case — Vietnam, determines the rules and costs on Visa extension and not the Philippines.
This is the circular released by the government on the Visa Stamping Fee. It’s in Vietnamese but Owee58, translated it, so am re-sharing below:
VIETNAM VISA STAMPING FEE 2013
1) Stamping Fee and Resident Cards
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 takes effect on January 01, 2013. It will cost foreign and overseas Vietnamese visitors to nearly double to obtain visas to come to Vietnam starting next year.
Type of fees
|1||Single-entry visas||USD 45|
|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:|
|Valid for up to 1 year||USD 80|
|Valid for between over 1 year and 2 years||USD 100|
|Valid for between over 2 year and 3 years||USD 120|
Requirement visa on arrival
Applicants must enter Vietnam by air to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city or Saigon and DaNang city.
Two passport photos size 4 x 6 cm.
Printing approval letter to get boarding.
Paying stamping fee in cash USD at the airport when picking up visa.
Read the entire circular from the Ministry of Finance here.
Again, thanks to Owee58 for all the information.