VIETNAM – Visa
How student apply for the visa
Student visa type:
Non-immigrant DH, single entry or multiple entry depending on the student’s request.
Once we send the complete list of students to FTU together with all the students’ documents, they will start processing the student visa.
Step 1: FTU-HCMC Campus fills in the information at https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
Step 2: FTU-HCMC Campus sends a hard copy of letter to the Immigration Department including:
- The hard copy of official correspondence of FTU-HCMC Campus to Immigration Department
- Official acceptance decisions of Foreign Trade University for foreign students
Step 3: After 15 days, the Immigration Department sends acceptance letters with visa codes to FTU-HCMC Campus
Step 4: FTU-HCMC Campus sends the visa codes to students.
Step 5: Students print the visa code accompanied by their passports to submit to the Airport Customs
Step 6: Students pay visa fees to the authorities at the airport and get their visas at Tan Son Nhat airport.
- Processing time: 25 to 30 business days, can still change depending on the situation
- Stamping visa fee: 25 USD for single entry visa and 50 USD for multiple entry visa (students will pay this at the Vietnam airport)
NOTE: The information below is from Vietnam Embassy in Finland, so other information may differ
Step 1: You need to apply for an approval note.
**Approval note is a document stating the duration of your stay in Vietnam. It will allow you to enter and exit in Vietnam within the dates in the approval note. It is a letter approved, signed, and red sealed by the Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Government).
How can you obtain this document?
- We will request it from FTU on behalf of the student
- Apply through legitimate websites e.g. https://vietnamvisaon.com/en/apply-visa
Step 2: Submit the required documents to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate near you
- Approval Note
- Visa Application Form
- Valid Passport (validity is at least 6 months or longer until the end of your study abroad semester)
- Recent 2 passport-sized photos (4 cm x 6 cm)
Processing time: 5 working days, this can still change depending on where you will apply for the visa