New Zealand citizens can get a 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. However, under the new rules of the state agency, a 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam is only granted for the purpose of business or employment.
Before going to any country, you need a visa to enter and Vietnam as well. There are many kinds of visa and it is distinguished thanks to the duration that you can stay in Vietnam, such as 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. You can take a look on How to get a Vietnam visa in New Zealand? to get clearly guideline about procedure to apply for Vietnam visa. But in overall, we recommend that you choose Vietnam visa on arrival, as picking up it at the airport is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail…
How can New Zealand nationals get 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam?
Years ago, New Zealand passport holders are almost impossible for the first time they apply for long term visa like 6 months or 1 year visa to stay in Vietnam. Unluckily, the only kind of visa that they can obtain easily is 3 months. Anyone wanting to stay longer than 3 months needs to get their visa extended and are often required with a lot of complex procedure, such as investment certificate, invitation letter from sponsorship company in Vietnam to prove their appropriate reason of stay and so on.
The Immigration policy has loosened a bit for entry Vietnam visa during the past 2 years. There were times when New Zealand citizens could submit their visa application to achieve 6 months multiple entries visa or 1 year multiple entries visa. However, the issuance for such long term visa must be done via Vietnam Embassy or through a commercial company; thus, the cost to get 6 months or 1 year visa approval letter were usually expensive but the continuity for having such Vietnam visas was unstable.
How is it different from applying for 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam?
These lately years, New Zealand passport holders can apply Vietnam tourist visa quite easily thanks to Vietnam visa on arrival method than in the past few years without visiting Vietnam Embassy personality. However, from 2016, not only tourists but business travelers can be more convenient by applying Vietnam visa on arrival. The procedure of business visa process is quite the same to that of tourist visa but cost for business Vietnam visa is a bit more expensive than tourist visa but in exchange of that, it’s totally hassle-free.
We are happily to inform that, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved a plan to grant 1 year visas for US passport holders with a view to generating new opportunities for trade, investment and tourism between 2 countries in April 2016. Accordingly, the chance to approach long terms visa like 6 months or 1 year visa is not only open to American citizens but also other nationals.
In the main, most of New Zealand travelers can apply for 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. Both of these visa types are multiple entries. What do you need to do? You just have to provide the visa agent or tourism companies in Vietnam with your scanned copy of passport, clarification of your visiting purpose, confirmation of arrival date and port of entry. This procedure is done online and after making payments for service fee, you only need to wait for visa approval letters processed and sent via your email within 3-5 working days under normal processing. You can give personal request to visa agent for faster processing, but the urgent fee will be more expensive than normal case.
Vietnam Business Visa for New Zealand citizens
Vietnam business visa in New Zealand normally has validity for 6 months and 1 year, and in some cases, you can also apply for a tourist visa instead as this makes no difference if you are entering Vietnam for just a few days for business purposes.
Do you need a sponsor?
Luckily, you do not need a sponsor. With visa on arrival, sponsor is not required to apply for a 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam. However, if you apply Vietnam visa through Vietnamese embassy, you can be asked for a proof of sponsoring letter from Vietnam institutions.
Applying for a business visa is completely the same with applying for a tourist visa.
Special Instructions: The Embassy of Vietnam does not grant a Crew type visa. A Business visa type will be issued to the applicant/crew member. Please follow the instructions listed under Business visa.
Requirements when Applying visa
- Your original passport with a validity of at least 6 months.
- Application form or Approval letter.
- 02 photos of passport regulation size (2inch x 2inch or 5.08cm x 5.08cm).
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