Vietnam has recently started a program that allows citizens from more than 80 countries to enter the country with an electronic visa (eVisa). Gone are the days of waiting in line at the embassy, collecting piles of paperwork to submit, and having an in-person interview with an immigration officer. The new process is quick, simple, and done completely online.
In fact, travelers can get their Vietnam visa for Chilean citizens in less than 3 business days.
Do Chilean Citizens Need a Visa to Go to Vietnam?
Yes, it is a mandatory requirement to have a Vietnam Visa for Chilean travelers in order to legally enter the country.
The electronic visa (also known as an eVisa) is valid for stays of up to 30 days in Vietnam. There are also multiple-entry visas for longer stays, called Visa on Arrival, up to six months. The Vietnamese eVisa is good for tourism purposes, visiting relatives, conducting business, attending seminars, investing, and more.
What Documents Are Required for Chilean for the Vietnam Visa?
The first step to obtaining a Vietnamese eVisa is for travelers to familiarize themselves with the Vietnam visa requirements for Chilean citizens. We have outlined them below for convenience:
- A valid Chilean passport: The traveler’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the intended date that they plan to enter Vietnam. We also recommend having at least two empty pages in the traveler’s passport because it will be stamped by an immigration officer
- A recent digital photo: Travelers will need to upload a recent photo of themselves, taken within the last 6 months, that clearly shows their face and features
- Personal information: As part of the application, travelers will be required to provide a few pieces of information about themselves, including their first and last name, passport information (serial number, date of issue and expiration, and nationality), contact details, and so on. The application will also require applicants to give a brief summary of their plans in Vietnam and accommodation details. We recommend keeping your passport nearby while filling out the application to make it easier.
- A device with internet access: Travelers will need a device such as a laptop, computer, or tablet in order to access the application form online and fill it out
- A valid email address: Travelers will need to provide a valid email address in order to receive emails about the status of their Vietnam Visa for Chilean citizens
- A form of payment: Finally, travelers will need a valid credit card or debit card in order to pay the application fee
How Can Chileans Apply for a Vietnam Visa?
After looking over the requirements and gathering all of the necessary items, travelers are now ready to apply for their Vietnam visa for Chileans.
To begin, travelers should start an online e-Visa application. The application is very simple and easy: the process takes less than one hour to complete and can be done completely online.
The form will ask a few basic questions about the traveler, including his or her full name, gender, and birth date. Next, it will ask for their passport information: their passport number, nationality, and date of issue/expiration. Finally, travelers will need to provide a basic overview of their itinerary in Vietnam, as well as upload a photo of themselves. The final step is to pay the Vietnamese eVisa fee to successfully submit the application.
After the application is processed, travelers will get an email about the final status of their visa, usually within 3 business days (72 hours). However, this processing period may take longer depending on public holidays, season, and demand.
All tourists are encouraged to apply for their Vietnam visa from Chile a minimum of 3 business days before their planned departure in order to have enough time to be approved.
Likewise, it is important to take a printed copy of the confirmation email and present it to the immigration officer when cross the Vietnam border.
Young travelers who are under 14 years old can be added to their parent’s Vietnamese eVisa application. However, if they have their own passport, the minor must complete a separate visa application.