1. Risks pose on travelers get visa at the airport or seaport:
Travelers may face several risk by applying visa online and picking up visa on arrival at the airport or seaport.
Firstly, your personal information may be spread on the internet. This is because travel agencies who offer visa on arrival will collect information of hundreds of travelers across the world through internet. When they inform you the visa approval, they just spread all your personals information to other hundreds of travelers. Several cases are registered that traveler´s personal information has been abused.
Secondly, Airline carriers may refuse you to get on flight due to the fact that you have not got Vietnam visa at the time of departure.
Thirdly, you may be refused to get visa on arrival at the airport because you may not fall into category of picking up visa on arrival (just applied in humanitarian cases, diplomatic cases and emergency cases).
Lastly, your stay in Vietnam may be found illegal and be forced exit out of Vietnam unless the travel agency (who offers visa on arrival) takes the role of your sponsor in Viet Nam. Indeed, no travel agency is acting as your sponsor. The Government is trying to eliminate those wrongdoings yet we have difficulties due to the fact that almost all online visa companies are not based in Vietnam and fall out our jurisdiction.
It is our responsibility to timely update you with more information for your consideration.
- The Embassy of Vietnam in Mexico would like to inform that:
a. Visitors must obtain for a valid visa issued by the Embassy of Vietnam in Mexico before boarding for their travel to Vietnam.
b. According to current Vietnamese Immigration Laws (Ordinance on entry, exit, residence of foreigner in Vietnam dated 28/04/2000; Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP dated 28/05/2001; Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG dated 29/01/2002 to implement related Ordinance and Decree), visitors can only apply for a visa upon arrival at Vietnam’s international airports/border gates under the following circumstances:
- Attending funerals of family members;
- Taking care of family members who are seriously ill;
- Providing technical emergency support; medical care for seriously-ill patients; natural disaster and epidemic relief in Vietnam;
- Being invited by Vietnamese government;
- Other emergencies.
Under the above-mentioned circumstances, visitors must obtain an approval letter signed and sealed by the Embassy prior to their trips to Vietnam.
c. The Embassy is not responsible for any inconveniences if visitors are not allowed to go on board the plane to Vietnam or are refused to enter Vietnam or possibility of being found illegal stay in Vietnam in case they do not have a valid visa or a letter of approval issued by the Embassy.