Requirements for Latvian getting visa Vietnam

Latvia Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam : 1/ Apply visa at embassy & 2/ Apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

- Unfortunately, No embassy of Vietnam in Latvia & Embassy of Vietnam Countries Close to Latvia if you want to go : Belarus, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Norway & Ukraine

- Best way for Latvian citizen to get visa for Vietnam without going to embassy : Apply for getting visa on arrival

Do Latvian citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, Latvian citizens do need a valid visa to enter Vietnam. Latvia and Vietnam share good diplomatic relations but they do not share reciprocal visa exemption agreements. Hence, all Latvian citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam even for a short duration. There are some exemptions from applying for a visa that are covered under the Vietnam Visa Policy. These are some of the exemptions of that can be availed:

1) All Latvian citizens who possess a diplomatic or official passport are exempt from applying for a visa for 90 days beyond that they will have to apply for a visa. Please confirm with the embassy for this case.

2) If you are a Vietnamese citizen based in Latvia you can apply for a visa exemption valid up to 5 years provided that you can prove your Vietnamese heritage.

3) If you are married to a Vietnamese citizen or have a Vietnamese parent, you can apply for a visa exemption, if all the documents come through you will be exempt for duration of about 5 years.

4) If children under the age of 14 share a passport with their parents they can be exempt from applying for a visa. However, if they have a separate passport they will have to apply for a visa.

5) In an attempt to boost tourism, the Vietnamese government provides all tourists visa exemptions for visit the Phu Quoc islands. The condition being that the visit lasts shorter than 30 days and that the visit should be limited to the islands.

Get acquainted with all the exemptions before applying for the process as it may help you to avoid the process entirely. Latvian citizens can get visa through an embassy or by VOA.

For Embassy Visa:

Vietnam has embassies in 70 countries; unfortunately Latvia is not one of those countries. This makes the process of obtaining an embassy visa tiresome. To tackle this situation, Latvian citizens will have to approach embassies in neighboring countries to process a visa. The list of countries with Vietnam Embassies is available at the embassy website. You make choose one with least troublesome process. You will have to understand the process of applying for visa for the country you choose as different countries have different processes. You should opt for an embassy visa only when you plan to take an unusual route for travel.

For VOA:

Applying for Visa on Arrival would be a convenient way of getting a visa since Latvia does not have a Vietnam Embassy making the process of obtaining an embassy visa lengthy. VOA is valid only for airways and the process is very easy as well as economical. All you have to do is fill an application form online and pay the processing fee. The further processing is taken care of us. You will get the visa on arrival at the major airports like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang after the immigration officer cross verifies your approval letter and passport. The fact that there are no documentation involved while applying and that there are agencies like us to help you, makes the process very smooth for you. 

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