Get visa stamped at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

Posted on: April 04, 2020

How To Get Visa On Arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN - Ho Chi Minh City)

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) map with immigration & visa Counter where you pick up your visa on arrival.

Upon landing, please follow the airport sign to the visa on arrival counter to pick up the visa. As Tan Son Nhat international airport is one of the busiest airports in Vietnam, please expect the processing time about 30 minutes or longer depending on the number of arrivals.

For Ho Chi Minh Airport visa on arrival, you will get the visa stamped at the “Landing Visa – Cấp thị thực tại chỗ” counter on the left side when you enter the immigration hall.

  • You will come to this place first to submit your documents, including passport, printed-out Visa approval letter, completed entry-exit form and 02 passport-type photos (4x6cm). Then, wait for the Vietnamese officer to process your visa stamp.
  • When you hear your full name being called out, you take your passport photo from the officer and pay visa stamping fee to them (by cash in USD or VND). The officer will return your passport with Vietnam visa stamped on and give you a receipt.
  • Check carefully the information on your Vietnam visa. If it is right, you now can move to Immigration Control. If there is any error, report it to the officer instantly before heading to Immigration Control. Otherwise, you have completed your Tan Son Nhat airport visa on arrival.

Transfer to the city:

We recommend Mai  Linh Taxis (08-3822 6666), Vina Taxis (Tel: 08-3811 1111) and Vina Sun  Taxis (Tel: 08-3827 2727). Grab cars are also available at the transport counter at Ho Chi Minh City airport.

Frequently asked questions

Is the visa counter at Ho Chi Minh City airport 24 hour open?

Yes it is. No matter what time you arrive, you are still able to obtain the visa on arrival at SGN airport.

Is there any ATM machine within the visa counter area?

No. ATM machines are located outside of the visa counter area, please ask the visa officers for help in case you wish to withdraw the cash for the stamping fee.

How much is the stamping fee?

The stamping fee is fixed: As of 2019, it is $25 for single entry visa and $50 for multiple entry visa.

Can I pay the stamping fee by credit cards?

No, credit cards are not accepted. You can only pay by cash in Vietnamese Dong or US dollars.

Can I get a photo at Tan Son Nhat  airport (Ho Chi Minh City)?

There is no professional photo service at Hanoi airport, however, you can ask the officers to help you with photos. Our customers reported that they were able to get photos when they arrived for about US$3/each.

Should I pay for "fast-track" service to avoid the queue?

No, fast track service is not recommended as it does not help you speed up the process in some cases. If you are travelling with children or elderly people, please ask the officers for privilege.