Ways to get visa Vietnam for Gambian citizen

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 Gambia & Embassy of Vietnam in Countries Close to Gambia if you want to go : Morocco, Algeria & Nigeria

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

Vietnam has been developing diplomatic and economic relations with other countries. This along with the rich culture attracts a large number of the people to Vietnam. To make the influx of the people smoother the Vietnam government provides strict guidelines which are elaborated in the Vietnam Visa Policy. 

Vietnam provides visa exemptions to citizens of 17 countries and Gambia is not one of those making it compulsory for all Gambian citizens to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. There are some exemptions which you should get familiarized with to make the process smoother. If these exemptions do not apply, you will have to get a visa either through an embassy or by applying for a VOA.

Getting an embassy visa:

There are 70 countries with Vietnam embassies; however Gambia is not one of those countries making it difficult for the citizens to get a visa. This is the route to take to obtain an embassy visa.

1) Try to locate a Vietnam embassy in neighboring countries. You can apply to any of these embassies. You will get the complete list of Vietnam embassies all over the world at the Vietnam embassy website.

2) Visit the website of the embassy or contact them to understand the process as each embassy has a slightly different route for applying for a visa. After understanding the process complete the process by send the application form, colored photo, original passport and other documents.

3) To complete the process you may visit the embassy or send it by mail. It would be more feasible to use an international postal service that provides tracking of the deliveries. It is very important to choose a reliable international postal service as you will have to trust them with the original documents.

4) The process takes about 5-7 days to complete. However, you will have to add a few more days because of the postal service.

5) An embassy visa is applicable for all routes of travel- air, water and land.

Getting a Visa on Arrival:

It is evident that getting an embassy visa is a tedious and expensive process. We provide an alternate and easier way to obtain a visa by VOA. 

1) Fill online application form on our website and pay the processing fee online. These are the only two things to be taken care of by you. We complete the further steps.

2) We take the application form to the immigration department once they check it and find all the details to be filled appropriately they provide an approval letter. We forward the letter to the registered email id that you provide. 

3) This letter and a valid passport is all you need to board a flight to Vietnam.

4) Once you land at one of the major airports like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang, an immigration officer will cross verify your approval letter and passport and stamp your visa.

5) The only downside to this process is that it is valid only for air travel.

6) Hence, simply apply for a VOA to plan a journey peacefully.

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