applying for Vietnam visa

2 ways to get Vietnam visa for Dutch living abroad

At the moment, getting a Vietnam visa for Dutch citizens in Netherlands is not a difficult task as it can be obtained in two ways. So, what happens with the Dutch who is not residing in the Netherlands and wish to visit Vietnam? How can they deal with the Vietnam visa? The answer will be revealed in this post.

Like Dutch in Netherlands, the Dutch living abroad also have two ways to obtain a visa to Vietnam as follows:

  1. Obtain a visa via the local Vietnam embassy; OR
  2. Obtain a visa on arrival.

Following is a brief comparison between these two options:

1. Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy (traditional way to obtain a valid visa for Vietnam)

If this option is selected, you are highly recommended to contact the Vietnam Embassy in advance to know the required documents you need to submit and procedure you need to follow as they may vary from embassy to embassy. Otherwise, it may take you more time and cost you much to provide full documents.

Please be kindly noted that it is not required to be the Vietnam embassy in your place, it can be any embassy before Vietnam which is convenient for  you.

For contact information of Vietnam Embassies in foreign countries, please access to

2. Apply for a visa on arrival

Get cheap and easy Vietnam visa for Dutch citizens and residents

This option requires you first to apply online for a visa approval letter via a travel agent. The letter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department officially allowing you to enter Vietnam and get visa stamped onto passport upon your arrival at Vietnam airport.

But please keep in mind that you can only use the visa approval letter if you enter Vietnam by AIR. It will be refused when you travel to Vietnam by land or sea.

For more information about how Vietnam visa on arrival works for Dutch passport holders, please click on: