Whoever living in Bulgaria has Bulgarian or other nationalities which are not in the Vietnam Visa exemption list that must have Visa to enter Vietnam. How to apply Vietnam visa for Bulgaria citizens?
Vietnam visa requirements for Bulgaria citizens – Виетнамска виза в България
Vietnam Embassy in Bulgaria – посолство във Виетнам в България
Applying online for a Vietnam visa on arrival
The Bulgarian passport holders can apply Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere outside of Vietnam. The Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed approval letter.
The approval letter will be sent via email within 1 or 2 working days (normal processing mode), 4 working hours (urgent processing mode) or even 1 hour (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form.
The aim of visa on arrival is to make the trip to Vietnam easier and cheaper. It is applicable only to those traveling by air to Vietnam. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Bulgaria.
By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Bulgarian travelers do not need to wait too long to get the approval letter, an official document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department giving permission to get the visa upon arrival.
In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the Bulgarian visitors should pay two types of fee: the service fee and the stamping fee.
- Service fee: The service fee is for visa approval letter processing.
- Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash to the Vietnam Immigration Officer at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp.
Useful notes: Visa on arrival is only applicable for Bulgarian citizens traveling by air to Vietnam.
How to apply Vietnam visa on Arrival?
Step 1: Fill in the form with your personal information and kinds of visa you want to apply
Step 2: Make online payment by Credit card via PayPal. After finishing to make payment, you immediately receive an email informing about your order with detailed information. Your job is to wait for the result. It takes about 2 working days for basic services or faster if you choose urgent services.
Step 3: Receive Approval letter within 2 working days. This visa approval letter helps you when you get in airplane and it’s required to show at “Landing Visa” or “Visa Upon Arrival” office for picking up your visa.
Step 4: On arrival at your destination airport, you are required to submit your visa approval letter + passport + Vietnamese visa application form, then waiting to be called for paying the visa stamping fee to get your visa.
Applying Vietnam visa on Arrival, you can get your Vietnam visa in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna or any cities in Bulgaria. Let’s apply visa at visaonlinevietnam.com!
Applyingg for Vietnam e-visa
This is new pilot visa system which has just official launched in February 2017. In order to apply for e-visa for Vietnam, the Bulgarian citizens will need to prepare a file of passport copy and recent taken photo (it should present your full face, front view, eyes open without glasses, background should be plain light colored or white). The e-visa fee (service fee and stamping fee) is paid once when the Bulgarian citizens apply for e-visa, thus no cash is required at arrival airport.
E-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 30 days for tourist purposes. Since the visa fee is paid once when applying for visa, the travelers don’t have to bring cash for stamping fee at immigration counter therefore, the visa process at arrival airport is faster accordingly.
However, there are several countries whose citizenship are eligible for e-visa up to now.
When applying for Vietnam e-visa, please note that:
- E-visa is single entry and valid for maximum 30 days;
- Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
- The applicants should check the information on e-visa again the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
- The applicants have to determine the arrival border gates or airports when applying for e-visa. Changing of arrival ports after submitting e-visa is not allowed.
How to apply Vietnam e-visa?
- Step 1: Fill the requirement information in the application form.
- Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days.
- Step 3: Receive an email containing e-visa upon successful application. Please print out the e-visa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane.
- Step 4: Present your e-visa at immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.
Notes : If there is any missing or incorrect/unidentified information, your application will not be accepted.
Applying for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates
For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or travel Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Bulgaria for your information:
Embassy of Vietnam in Sofia, Bulgaria
Address: #1, Jetvarka St., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
Phone: (359) 2963 2609
Fax: (359) 2963 3658
How Bulgaria citizens apply for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year visa for Vietnam?
For the Bulgarians who expect to travel Vietnam more than 1 month, with single or multiple entry they can opt for visa on arrival.
Visa on arrival designated to assist the travelers who can not use e-visa or apply visa at the Vietnam Embassy. It fills up the blank of ‘Vietnam visa picture’, to satisfy almost traveler’s need on Vietnam visa and immigration.
The Bulgarians can neither travel Vietnam more than 1 month nor travel Vietnam multiple times with e-visa, but they can do it with visa on arrival. Visa on arrival provides the visa validity up to 12 months, with single or multiple entry. In order to apply for 3 month tourist visa, the Bulgarian citizens just follow the instruction “Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival”mentioned above. For long term visa (from 6 months to 1 year), in addition to the instructions mentioned above, the Bulgaria passport holders kindly provide us your passport copy. This long term visa will be categorized as DN business visa (visa for working with the Vietnamese Enterprise).
For the Bulgarian businessmen who expect to stay in Vietnam more than 1 year, we can help you to apply for 2 years Temporary Residence Card. The Temporary Residence Card will be normally classified as LD sign (LD sign is assigned to the foreign workers working in Vietnam).