The Vietnamese Government has approved the electronic visa for foreign visitors to Vietnam from early next year. At the beginning, e-visa will be granted to the tourists coming from specific countries. However, the list of selected countries in the trial phase has not been decided.
As described, the e-visas will be issued to applicants in a printer-friendly email after they fill out an online application form. This system is believed to further speed up the entire visa process
Currently, a Vietnam visa may be obtained upon arrival at the international airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang or Da Nang or via Vietnam Embassy or Consulates abroad which takes lengthy and niggling process.