Visa to Vietnam

For entering Vietnam, participants should possess a passport with valid visa which can be obtained at the Vietnamese Embassies or Consulates in the corresponding countries (List of Vietnamese Missions Abroad). Visas are exempted for the citizens of countries having bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Vietnam such as most Asean countries, Korea, Japan and Scandinavian countries. Please refer to the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or check with the Vietnamese embassy in your country of residence for visa requirements.

Visa on Arrival

Alternatively, there are many travel and tourist agencies that process visa on your behalf.  After filling an online application form  and paying a service fee (based on your group size and the type of visa), You will receive a visa approval letter within 2-4 working days by email, which allows you to board the plane to Vietnam. The entry visa will be stamped onto your passport at the "Visa On Arrival Desk" at one of the three international airports in Vietnam (Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City).  In addition to the visa approval letter, you need to fill in the visa application form (which will be sent to you along the approval letter by the travel agent)
When you arrive in VietNam, the Immigration officers will have those documents on hand to issue your entry visa. Please remember to bring at least 2 passport regular size(2in x 2in or 4cm x 6cm) photos and cash (US dollars) for the stamping fee. The stamping fee for a visa on arrival at the airport is fixed: US$ 25 for a single entry visa and US$50 for a multiple entry visa. This fee is paid in cash at the check-in point upon your arrival in Vietnam.

Invitation Letters

Should authors and speakers at iiWAS2011/MoMM2011 and related workshops need a letter from the organizers of the conference for filing a visa request, please send an email to the General Secretary. Please include the following information when you ask for the letter:

  • Name
  • Affiliation (university/institution/company)
  • Country of residence
  • Contact address
  • Phone number
  • Address of the Vietnamese Embassy where you want to place the application
  • E-mail address
  • Paper ID
  • Conference/Workshop
  • Registration confirmation number (PayPal reference number)
  • Passport Number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Date and place of Issue of the passport
  • Expiration date of the Passport

Please notice that visa invitation letters will ONLY be issued to participants who have registered and paid their registration fees in full. It must be understood that these letters are only intended to help participants to obtain a visa or to raise travel funds and do not commit the Conference Organizers to any financial nor insurance obligations.