Hi guys!
I had amazing time in Vietnam on Feb during 15 days after enjoying package tour which provide by https://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn/ and now i really want to share with you guys the information about Vietnam visa that you should know to recognize between Evisa and Visa on arrival in order to apply visa with cheapest cost and convenient.

Firstly, here is the concept of both types:

  • Visa on arrival (VOA) is a visa that you will get at Vietnam International airports upon arrival. Firstly, you need to get the pre-approval letter via the visa agency or the tour company then print it out and present it at VOA counter to get a stamp visa.
  • An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of the visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system.

Secondly, here is the difference:

Point Visa On Arrival(VOA) Electronic visa(E-visa)
Picture Example Vietnam-Visa-Approval-Letter-Example
Processing day 2 working days 2-3 working days
Express service YES-From 4 to 8 working hours No
Number of countries All countries Only 80 countries
Type of visa 1 -3 months single/multiple entry visa or 1 year multiple visa(US citizen only) 1 month single entry visa
Consulting YES-24/7 NO
Payment for 1 month single entry USD 17(exclude stamping fee) USD 25
Method of payment Credit cards/debit cards/Western union Credit cards/debit cards
Refund policies YES NO
Change information YES NO
Service included if needed Car service, transport service, visa extension NO
Website https://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn/ https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
Result Via Email, website https://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn/ E-Visa Result Page, Via Email
Review via website YES NO


Additionally, visa you get at the Embassy or E-visa and from Immigration Department (through a travel agency) is the same effective because the visa result signed and stamped by the Vietnam Immigration Department.