How to get Vietnam visa in Panama

There are multiple ways for Panamanian citizens and residents to obtain a Vietnam Visa: apply online for a pre-approved visa letter, or to obtain the visa directly at Vietnamese embassy or consulate in Panama

There are multiple ways for Panamanian  citizens and residents to obtain a Vietnam Visa: apply online for a pre-approved visa letter, or to obtain the visa directly at Vietnamese embassy or consulate in Panama.

This how to guide is for:

  • Holders of Panama Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in Panama

There are two options for travellers to apply for a visa to Vietnam from Panama:

1 - Visa at local Vietnam Embassy

There is one Vietnam embassy in Panama, which is located in Panama city.

Embassy of Vietnam in Panama
Add: Edificio St Georges Bank, Piso 2, Local 1, Entre Calle 50 y 53, Panama
Tel: (507) 264 2551
Fax: (507) 265 6056

This how-to-get guide is for:

  • Holders of Panama passports; and
  • Holders of other passport residing in Panama.

There are 02 options to get a visa to Vietnam for Panamanian citizens and residents:

1. Get Visa at local Vietnam embassy/Consulate

To apply for Vietnam visa at the Vietnam embassy in Panama, the applicants will need to:

  • Fill out the online visa form, upload the main page of the passport and head-shot photo; 
  • Receive detailed instruction through 02 emails (Group ID number and payment instruction);
  • Transfer payment to the Embassy’s bank account (remember to put the Group ID number);
  • Receive the loose-leaf visas by post to your address.

The visa application at the consulate of Vietnam may be different.

2. Get Visa on arrival from Panama

Visa on arrival is available for those traveling to Vietnam by air. Below are 3 simple steps to get this kind of visa for Vietnam:

- Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee.
- Receive the visa approval letter by email.
- Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Please find information about Vietnam Embassy worldwide Here


  • Make sure that your passport still remains minimum 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages before applying Vietnam visa online
  • Visa on arrival is only applicable for travelling by air to Vietnam

For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: / or hotline: +84.837333335

How much is a Vietnam visa?

The Vietnam visa fees for Panamanian  citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain the visa for Vietnam.

  • The fees for visa applied at Vietnam embassy vary by the embassy;
  • The fees for visa on arrival is from US$25 for visa stamping for a single entry visa, PLUS the service fee for visa approval letter. Check the table below for the exactly how much you need to pay for your Vietnamese visas(s). 
Type of BUSINESS visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamp fee
1 month single entry$118$112$105$25
3 months single entry$138$130$124$25
1 month multiple entry$118$112$105$50
3 months multiple entry$145$138$132$50
6 months multiple entry$360$342$330$95
Type of  TOURIST visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamp fee
1 month single entry$20$18$16$25
3 months single entry$32$30$26$25
1 month multiple entry$25$22$20$50
3 months multiple entry$53$51$44$50

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.


How to Apply

1 - Submit the application form online for an approval letter
2 - Get approval letter via email and print it out. Prepare Vietnamese visa application form (also known as entry-and-exit application form), 2 passport-sized photos 4x6cm, your passport and cash for stamping fee.
3 - Present prepared documents mentioned above to the officer at Landing VISA (VOA) Counter at the Vietnam international airport to get VISA stamped on your passport.

The above are brief steps for VOA application. See the full guide on how to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival.

Visa on Arrival Processing Time

The duration of processing an approval visa letter is from one (01) working hour to two (02) working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and national or international holidays), depending on your selected visa processing time.

Extra Notes

  • Vietnam visa on arrival is unlike its counterpart in Cambodia, Thailand or Panama which can be obtained right at the entry border gate. Applicants only need to complete. Visa on arrival requires travelers to obtain a visa approval letter beforehand to get visa stamped at Vietnam international airport.
  • Vietnam visa on arrival is used for air travel only. If you travel to Vietnam by cruise or land, you are required to get a full authorized visa before your arrival.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months at your entry time in Vietnam.
  • Children having their own passports are charged with the same fee as adults.
  • Up to now, there is NO OFFICIAL website for Vietnam visa on arrival service. All sites supplying the service of getting the approval letter are private agencies. Thus, you should not be confused by a variety of websites with organizational internet domain TLDs (org, gov, etc.)


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I change my arrival airport in Vietnam?

It does not matter at all.

As the Visa approval letter (to pick up visa on arrival) works at all 8 international airports of Vietnam (Noi Bai in Hanoi, Cat Bi in Hai Phong, Da Nang in Da Nang, Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa, Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc in Phu Quoc island, Lien Khuong in Da Lat and Can Tho in Can Tho city), you can switch your arrival airports among them and get the visa stamped without problems.

What if I have unknown travel dates while filling the application form for visa approval letter?

It does not matter at all. In case you are still not sure about your travel dates, you can provide planned ones when you fill in the online VOA Vietnam application form.

But please be kindly informed that you cannot enter Vietnam sooner than your provided arrival dates but later. So, please carefully consider before putting your dates into the form.

Is there any time frame to apply for a visa approval letter for Vietnam?

You can apply for the letter whenever you wish as it becomes valid from the arrival date granted, not from the date you apply for visa or the date you receive the letter.

The latest time to apply for visa approval letter for Vietnam should be 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa) to avoid urgent processing cost.

Do I need to contact the Vietnam embassy in case I’ve got the visa approval letter?

No. When using Vietnam visa on arrival (or VOA Vietnam), you have nothing to work with the Vietnam embassy regarding your visa for Vietnam.

After getting the visa approval letter via email, you only need to print it out together with the attached Vietnamese visa application form (formerly known as Entry and Exit Form) and then get the visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport by showing these forms, original passport, photos and paying for stamping fee there.

Do I need to provide any hard document to apply for a Vietnam visa approval letter?

No. You do not need to provide any document to apply online for the Vietnam visa approval letter, you only need to provide your information, including:

  • Your contact details (name, email and possibly phone number);
  • Your travel dates;
  • Applicant’s information (full name, passport number, gender, nationality, date of birth and passport expiry date).

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