Requirements for New Zealander getting visa Vietnam

New Zealand Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam :

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in New Zealand in person at address: Level 21 Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2/ Or if you don't want to go to embassy location, you can apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

Does a New Zealand citizen require visa for entering Vietnam or not ?

Every citizen of New Zealand should apply and obtain a Visa before travelling to Vietnam. This is because New Zealand is not in the list of the countries which are exempted from Vietnam Visa. You must possess a valid visa to enter Vietnam from New Zealand. 

A citizen of New Zealand can get a visa for Vietnam by any of the following ways-

• Visa from Vietnam Embassy- To get a Vietnam visa you need to look for a Vietnam embassy in New Zealand. This is the best way to get a Vietnam visa from New Zealand. It may take 2-5 working days to get your visa ready at the Vietnam Consulate at New Zealand. 

• Visa on arrival- If you are a citizen of New Zealand and have an up-to-date passport then you can grab a Vietnam visa on arrival to the Vietnam airport. This method is mainly adopted to make the trip from New Zealand to Vietnam more economical and simple. It is only applicable for those who are travelling by air from New Zealand to Vietnam. 

Requirements for getting the Visa

In case of getting your visa properly done you need to provide your name perfectly as it is in the passport. You must write your full name. However, the order of the name is not important. You can place your surname and then your name or vice versa.

The next important thing to furnish is your date of birth. In Vietnam the accepted format for mentioning the date of birth is DD/MM/YY. Your passport must be the proof of your nationality. It should be a valid one and must be useful for 6 months from the date you arrive to Vietnam. It is also very important to mention your passport number for getting your Visa and that number too should be valid for 6 months. 

You must fix your exact date of arrival. You cannot enter Vietnam before the date that you have mentioned. Arriving later is supported but arriving before is strictly prohibited. If you are planning to get your passport after your arrival at the Vietnam airport then you will need to keep your passport sized photo handy. However, a photo is a mandatory requirement and it is demanded only by the Vietnam airport.

Fees payable

To get your visa you need to pay some fees. The types of fees payable are generally of two kinds- service fees and stamping fees. The service fee is the kind of fee that you are paying to the online site who is helping you to get your visa by submitting your application to the Vietnam Immigration Office. You need to pay the full service fee in advance to get your visa approval letter within 1 business day (in case of urgent services) or 2 business days (in case of normal services) or within 4 working hours (in case of super fast services).  

On the other hand the stamping fee is the type of fee that you need to pay straight to the Immigration Officers either in USD or VND in cash. This is collected at the Immigration Counter of the Vietnam airport on your arrival there to give your visa stamped on the passport. This is a mandatory process for those who are opting for the visa on arrival process. 

How to get Vietnam visa in New Zealand?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

You may want to refer to the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in New Zealand as below:

Vietnam embassy in New Zealand

Address: Level 21 Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: 64-4-473 5912

Fax: 64-4-473 5913

Email: embassyvn@clear.net.nz

Website: www.vietnamembassy-newzealand.org

2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) 

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.

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