Vietnam visa is required for all the Bangladeshi citizens traveling Vietnam for tourist and business purposes. However, getting Vietnam visa is really a challenge for the Bangladesh passport holders since there are many travelers arrived in Vietnam and violated the immigration policy. The Vietnamese government has changed the visa policy recently and it causes a significant effect on the Bangladeshi applicants.
As the result, the Bangladeshi citizens can only apply for a tourist visa with validity from 20 – 25 days maximum. Moreover, it takes longer to process a visa application (from 7 – 10 days) and the processing fee is much higher than other nations. At present, there are 2 ways for the Bangladesh passport holders to apply for a Vietnam visa: apply for visa on arrival or apply for visa at the Vietnam Embassy.
1. Apply Vietnam visa on arrival
From Bangladesh, the travelers may go online at www.visumvietnamonline.com to fill in the visa application form, pay the visa fee and receive a visa approval letter within 7 – 10 days. Upon arrival, you just need to show the original passport, visa approval letter, photo and pay the stamping fee then a visa stamp will be glued onto your passport.
In order to apply a visa on arrival, the applicants must provide the passport copy, hotel booking receipt and round trip air tickets.
If you are not familiar with visa on arrival service, you may order a visa fast track service to reduce your waiting time on arrival. There are 2 kinds of visa fast track service: normal service and VIP one. With normal service, you will be assisted to get visa stamp via fast lane and with the VIP service, our agent will assist you getting visa stamp, collecting luggage and going through immigration check point via fast lane. Normal service costs 25 USD and VIP service costs 40 USD per person.
2. Apply visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Bangladesh
For those who don’t want to get visa on arrival, they may come to the Vietnam Embassy in Bangladesh to apply for visa directly. Below is the address of the embassy:
Vietnam Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Address: Vintage Building, Plot 07, Road 104, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Telephone: (80-02) 885 4051 or 885 4052
Fax: (80-02) 885 4051