As regulated by the Vietnam policy, all Spanish citizens to Vietnam will be exempted from a Vietnam visa for up to 15 days if:
- Their passport is valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date;
- Their arrival date does not fall within 30 days from exit date of their last visit with visa exemption.
In case their arrival date falls within 30 days from exit date of their last visit with visa exemption, a visa is required. But in case they wish to stay in Vietnam for more then 15 days, obtaining a valid visa before the trip is highly recommended. They should not enter Vietnam with visa exemption and then extend their stay while they are in Vietnam for the 3 reasons as follows:
1. It costs more
If a 1-month single entry visa on arrival to Vietnam for Spanish just costs around US $45, extension of visa exemption for another 15 days may cost up to US $100 to US $200.
2. It takes long
In case you get Vietnam visa exemption extended, it may takes you up to 7 or 10 working days to complete. While, obtaining a visa for the whole trip will be much quicker.
3. It is difficult
The process to get Vietnam visa exemption extend is quite complicated. You will need to submit your original passport with the current visa for Vietnam and other documents to get your work done.
So, what should be better for Vietnam visa for Spanish staying in the country for more than 15 days: entering Vietnam with visa exemption and then get visa extended in Vietnam, or getting a visa for the whole trip.
How to obtain a Vietnam visa for Spanish?
At the moment, all Spanish passport holders may have two ways to handle their Vietnam visa application as follows:
- Apply for visa at Vietnam embassy; OR
- Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival.
In case you wish to find such information in Spanish, you can refer to https://www.vietnam-visa.com/es/.