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AnswerDear Sunny Reese,
Thank you for your email.
We would like to clarify that United States passport holders have two common ways to apply for a visa to Vietnam as follows.
1. Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassies/Consulates (effective for all citizens and all borders in Vietnam including airports, land or sea): You go to the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam aboard to apply the visa in person. Kindly contact them for detailed procedure and fees. Please visit here to find the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam in the United States.
2. Apply for a visa on arrival with Vietnamvisa.org.vn (applicable for air travellers only): If you do not wish to go to the embassy to apply visa in person, you can consider visa on arrival. It takes only 2 working days to proceed your visa application. Please submit your online visa application here.
Currently the shortest tourist visa is 1-month single entry visa. The current discounted visa processing fee is USD15.20/pax for 1-month single entry tourist visa. The stamping fee you must pay at the landing visa counter to get the official visa upon arrival is USD45.00/pax.
We hope it helps and should you need further support, feel free to contact us.
Best regards,Vietnam visa support team