Providing free tools that anyone can check to make sure if the citizens of Kazakhstan do need a visa to Vietnam or not; also giving the instructions on how to get the Vietnam visa for Kazakhstan citizens or from any countries.
Vietnam immigration policies regulated that almost resident of the countries must have Vietnam visa prior to arriving Vietnam, except the citizens in the Vietnam visa exemption list. You should check carefully if you are in the Vietnam visa exemption list or you are obligated to make a Vietnam visa (or visa approval letter) before entering country. It will keep you away from many troubles during your entry.
Is Vietnam visa required for Kazakhstan citizens?
“Yes, Kazakhstan citizens do need a visa to enter Vietnam”
(Visa approval letter for Kazakhstan processed by Vietnam visa DEPT)
Visa is one of the many things for which Kazakhstan citizens need to prepare before traveling to Vietnam.
Vietnam visa for Kazakhstan citizens
From Kazakhstan, the applicants may apply for Vietnam visa by 2 options:
- Getting a visa on arrival within 2 working days or just 1 or 2 hours by applying visa online. It is beneficial for those who are travelling Vietnam by air and living in the country where the local Vietnam Embassy is too far to reach.When applying for Vietnam visa on arrival, there is NO document and original passport required. The applicants just need to provide the visa information by filling in the online application form with full name, gender, date of birth, nationality and passport number. A letter of approval issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department will be delivered via email at a given time.
- Getting a Vietnam visa from Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Kazakhstan and it takes 3 – 5 working days
Required documents for Vietnam Embassy visa application include original passport, application form attached with 1 photo and visa fees.
Vietnam visa on arrival for Kazakhstan citizens
Why do Kazakhstan passport holders need to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?
According to Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on 16 June 2014 on entry, exit, transit, and residence status of foreigners in Vietnam:
Foreigners who enter and exit Vietnam must have their passport or passport substitutes (hereinafter referred to as passports) and visas issued by competent authorities of Vietnam, except in case of visa exemption. The passport substitutes must be introduced to and accepted by Vietnamese competent authorities through diplomatic channel.
Since Kazakhstan is not listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list and there is no Vietnamese Embassy in the country currently, they are allowed to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival to obtain the valid visas permitting entry into the territory.
What is the procedure of Vietnam visa upon arrival?
To apply for it, the applicants must:
- Travel to the country by air only;
- Apply for it through a visa agent or travel agent in Vietnam before arriving in Vietnam;
Additional, they should have at least 6 month valid passport which includes as less as one blank page. In case their passport is valid less than the needed time, they need to contact with the airline to confirm that whether they can join the flight. If there is no problem with the enterprise, they can apply for visa on arrival without any hassle.