Worked fine for us last month.
Traveling to Saigon in about a months time and keep getting conflicting stories about the new $25USD Evisa.
I just called what I THINK was the Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra and the guy told me I have to get the old $99 visa that we post off.
Has anyone got through ok with the new $25USD Evisa at Saigon airport recently with no problems or extra charges?
it's been working fine for Australians since the beginning of the year.
I don't know what you're on about conflicting reports for Australians.
It's USD25 plus 90cents creditcard processing fee and no more to pay.
My only advice is to do it now and not at the last minute.
Plenty have used it.
Apart from the garbage that the Embassy spews out, what conflicting information have you found?
Regardless, e-visa has been around for over 6 months for Australians, and 18 months for many other countries.
As you said, the fee to get evisa 1 month single entry (tourist) is 25USD/ person. You just fill information in the website of Vietnam Immigration department.
After 3 working days, you will get evisa via email. You print this evisa and bring it with you to fly and entry in Vietnam.
You don't need to pay other fee.
It's just as I thought. Quick and easy now
Conflicting stories have been from the Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra plus all sorts of stories on Bali Bogans Facebook page(which I don't believe) However I believe their pinned comment is true. Then other personal friends get told if it's not correct you pay up to $300 when you arrive. Some have said $25US then another $25US on arrival. Too many stories this end at the moment. I'm aware it's been for 6 months already but I just needed to check with our recent experts.
In any case I'm happy with your responses as you have done it recently.
Thanks again for reassuring me.
JohnEdited: 14 June 2018, 10:32
I THINK was the Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra and the guy told me I have to get the old $99 visa that we post off.
Then other personal friends get told if it's not correct you pay up to $300 when you arrive
This is because of an odd situation where you have 2 govt bodies in competition with each other. The embassy and consulates which have to pay overheads at Australian levels need the $99 to survive.
The Immigration Dept in Vietnam has a higher turnover and lower overheads so a $25USD evisa is quite profitable for them.
Its unthinkable in most countries that one govt institution would spread falsehoods about another , but that's Vietnam.
Thanks ross m,
As strange as it seems, this does make sense to me.