New Delhi: VFS Global is pleased to announce the launch of the first official and exclusive electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA) digital solution for the convenience and comfort of travellers to Vietnam.

Eligible travellers can apply for the Vietnam eVOA service before departure to Vietnam, by submitting their applications on from a location of their choice anywhere in world through their personal handsets or computers, in a highly secure manner.

  • On the occasion of the visit of Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh to India, VFS Global and the Embassy of Vietnam in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation for tourism promotion and facilitation of human mobility
  • VFS Global, in an exclusive partnership with the Embassy of Vietnam in India, launches the first official digital Vietnam eVisa on Arrival (eVoA) solution
  • Travellers can easily apply on before departure to Vietnam
  • In 2019, more than 18 million travellers visited Vietnam from across the globe compared to 15 million travellers in 2018

The advanced and digitally integrated solution developed by VFS Global (as an exclusive service provider to the Embassy of Vietnam in India) will offer eVOA applicants a digital wallet/locker (which ensures high levels of data protection). This includes scanned copies of their passport, live facial biometric capture and finally, the receipt of their eVOA approval letters once approved. Customers can also make online payments using the portal.

Priority eVOA service for Vietnam also available
For those who seek a visa urgently to travel to Vietnam, the option of special priority services on the same day (as well as next day approvals) is now available on this officially recognised online solution. The cost of the priority services is slightly higher than the cost of the normal visa processing service.

Vietnam is the world’s seventh fastest growing travel destination, according to the 2019 Tourism Highlights report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The country is in the midst of a tourism boom, and its visitor numbers are rising at one of the fastest rates in the world.

With more than 18 million visitors travelling in 2019 from across the world to visit this historic and culturally
vibrant nation, inbound travel to Vietnam is estimated to rise even further as the country is now becoming easily accessible with more direct flights from key locations.

STEP 1: Visit and complete the easy-to-use application form
STEP 2: Upload the required documents which are securely transferred on the digital wallet and complete
the online payment.
STEP 3: Once the online payment has been made and the visa decision is approved, eligible travellers will
receive their eVisa on Arrival approval letters directly into their respective digital wallets.
Key benefits eVoA digital solution available for applicants:
• Faster processing options available with same day or next day special priority services
• Globally accessible and user-friendly digital solution
• Apply online from home or any place of choice
• Online payment options available
• Time saved from not having to visit the Consulate or Embassy in person for a physical visa
• Securely submit documents and receive eVoA approval letters using the digital wallet
• Receive the eVisa on Arrival before travelling

Chris Dix, Head of Business Development, VFS Global, said, “It is a privilege for VFS Global to extend our relationship with the Vietnam authorities through the launch of this new eVisa on Arrival solution for those who seek to visit such a beautiful and culturally rich nation. The digital eVisa on Arrival solution is an exclusive approved solution developed by VFS Global. By leveraging our expertise as the global leader in visa application services, this new user-friendly and highly secure digital service will considerably enhance the ease and convenience of the visa process for those seeking to travel to Vietnam.”

The Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVoA) is emerging as a convenient and revolutionary service in the travel domain as it now offers visa applicants the unmatched convenience of applying for their visa from the location of their choice, using online solutions. VFS Global offers innovative smart and secure online visa solutions for several countries, including Thailand, Suriname, and UAE (for Emirates airline passengers).

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