Hi makers from all around Asia countries, we are eager to see you at FAN4 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in May 2018. In order to prepare for your arrival, we listed out all important things you need to know in advanced so please read following items carefully. The rest info you can find in this travel guide and this website http://visithochiminhcity.vn/.
Now, please be ready for 15-min read :
Most foreigners wishing to visit Vietnam need to apply for an entry visa in advance. The only exception is if your country has a bilateral consular agreement for visa exemptions. You can check on your government’s website to find if yours is one of the few that apply for this program. A recent change in policy has allowed international tourists a 30-day visa exemption if they enter Phu Quoc island by sea or through the international transit lounge at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Visas on arrival are available through various travel agencies and online visa services who, for a fee, will fill out the appropriate paperwork for a visa approval letter. It’s not really a “visa on arrival” but this makes it easier than having to deal with sending your passport off to the Vietnamese consular office or embassy in your country. This is only accessible for those flying into the country, so if you are entering through a land border, you will have to apply for one in your home country or one of the countries bordering Vietnam.
You can prepare a document online at https://visa.mofa.gov.vn/Homepage.aspx
Please read FAQ first in case you are eligible for e-Visa https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/faq
When you are ready, please go to this link to request your e-Visa online
Check if your country in this list for visa exemption
In case of any doubt, you should better check with local Vietnamese embassy or drop us an email at [email protected] for assitant.
Tourist visas are valid for 30 or 90 days and can be single or multiple entry. The stamping fee varies from US$25 for a one-month, single entry visa, to US$50 for a three-month, multiple entry visa. For an additional “expedite service” fee, you can bypass the normal processing time of three to four working days. Check with your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate, or with a travel agent or online visa service.
Visa extensions are available for a fee of US$10 if you go directly to the immigration office. However, this takes some local language skills and quite a bit of patience. Due to this, most travelers rely on travel agents to deal with their extensions. This comes with a fee but definitely saves time and hassle. Most travel agencies offer this service for a fee and it can take up to 10 days to process. The length of your visa extension is dependent on
your original visa. You can only extend the same amount as your original visa – for example, a one month visa can only be extended by one month.
The visa extension should be
applied for at least 5 days before it expires.
Ho Chi Minh City Immigration Offce
254 Nguyen Trai, D1 +84 28 3920 0365
8:00am-11:30am & 1:30pm-4:30pm
We recommend Traveloka to book your hotel because it’s convience and accurate. The price you see is a final price.
You are free to find your own hotel and some important points to consider
- Conference venue is located in Binh Thanh Dist. which is around 5KM away from Downtown District 1, 8KM away from District 2, 12KM away from District 7. We recommend to book your hotel in District 1, especially Da Kao Ward, so you can avoid traffic jam when traveling to the conference.
- Book your hotel so that you can easily go to downtown at night and stay safe. Hotels in District 1 and District 3 are okay.
You can refer to this Google Map link for listed some common hotels near the venue.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Located only in 10km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, and is the busiest airport in Vietnam. It has separate domestic and international terminals, with a modern international terminal that opened in 2007. A taxi ride between airport and center should cost about VND 200,000. However, you can go by bus 109, 49 or 152 with a much better ticket price.
Ward 2, Tan Binh District https://www.hochiminhcityairport.com/
+84 28 3848 5634- Airport Hotline
+84 28 3844 1039- Airport Hotel
Check your ﬂight status online at
All things you need to know before entering Vietnam