A visit to any foreign countries will requires you a visa. However, when going to Vietnam less than 15 days, you do not need to apply visa thanks to Vietnam visa exemption list but you still need it for a longer stay. There are many kinds of Vietnam visa that Japanese passport holders can choose to apply. Have you ever wondered about 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam? We will tell you in detail about the two kinds.
Under the new rules of the state agency, a 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam is only granted for business or employment purpose, that means Japanese citizens can not get 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam in case they go to this country for traveling, but for work.
Before mention about guideline, we wish to remind you something before going to any foreign country: obtaining a visa to enter. Visa has many kinds and it is distinguished thanks to the period, such as, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. However, as we said below, Japan is in exemption list from visa to enter Vietnam for a length of 15 days, so do not waste time to apply if you stay less than that period. Procedure to apply for Vietnam visa – in case you stay longer than 15 days – is clearly guided in How to apply for Vietnam visa from Japan?, please take a look on it. But in overall, we recommend that you choose Vietnam visa on arrival, as picking up it at the airport is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail…
How To Get 6 Months Or 1 Year Visa On Arrival To Vietnam?
You know, foreigners in general and Japanese passport holders in particular are almost impossible for the first time they apply for long term visa like 6 months or 1 year visa to stay in Vietnam years ago. They can only easily obtain for 3 months visa. Anyone wanting to stay longer than 3 months needs to get their visa extended and are often required with a lot of complex procedure, for examples: investment certificate, invitation letter from sponsorship company in Vietnam to prove their appropriate reason of stay and so on.
During the last 2 years, the Immigration policy has loosened a bit for entry Vietnam visa. There were times when Japanese citizens could submit their visa application to achieve 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. But the progress for such long term visa must be done via Vietnam Embassy or through a commercial company; therefore, the cost to get 6 months or 1 year visa approval letter are usually expensive but the continuity for having such Vietnam visas are unstable.
How Is It Different From Applying For 6 Months Or 1 Year Visa On Arrival To Vietnam?
Thanks to Vietnam visa on arrival method, these lately years Japanese nationals can apply Vietnam visa (include many purpose such as traveling, working or visiting relatives…) quite easily in the last few years without visiting Vietnam Embassy personality. However, from 2016, not only tourists but business travelers can be more convenient by using Vietnam visa on arrival. The procedure to proceed business visa is quite the same to that of tourist visa but cost for business Vietnam visa is a bit more expensive than tourist visa but in exchange of that, it’s completely hassle-free.
In April 2016, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved a plan to issue 1 year visas for US passport holders with a view to generating new opportunities for trade, investment and tourism between 2 countries. Accordingly, the chance to approach long terms visa like 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam is not only open to American citizens but also other nationals.
In general, most of Japanese travelers can apply for 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. Both of these visa types are multiple entries. What do you need to do? You just need to find a trusted visa agent or tourism company in Vietnam, provide them with your scanned copy of passport, clarification of your visiting purpose, confirmation of arrival date and port of entry. This procedure is done online and after you make payments for service fee, you only need to wait for visa approval letters processed and sent via your email within 2-4 working days under normal processing. You can also choose personal request when booking visa agent for faster processing, but the urgent fee will be more expensive than normal case.
Vietnam Business Visa For Japanese citizens
Vietnam Business Visa in Japan normally has validity for 6 months and 1 year, and in some cases, you can also apply for a tourist visa instead as this makes no difference if you are entering Vietnam for just a few days for business purposes.
Do you need a sponsor?
We are luckily to inform that you do not need a sponsor. With visa on arrival, sponsor is not required to apply for a 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. However, if you apply Vietnam visa through Vietnamese embassy, they will ask you for a proof of sponsoring letter from Vietnam institutions.
Applying for a business visa is completely the same with applying for a tourist visa.
Special Instructions: The Embassy of Vietnam does not grant a Crew type visa. A Business visa type will be issued to the applicant/crew member. Please follow the instructions listed under Business visa.
Requirements When Applying Visa
- Your original passport with a validity of at least 6 months.
- Application form or Approval letter.
- 02 photos of passport regulation size (2in x 2in or 5.08cm x 5.08cm).
You can visit the website Vietnam Embassy in Japan for more information about Vietnam visa and related news, it is provided for Embassy news and service purpose.
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