Vietnam visa for Tet holiday 2023

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The government has agreed to a proposal for a seven-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in 2023 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). Under the plan, officials, civil servants and workers of public agencies will begin their 2023 Tet holiday from January 20 until January 26 and back to work on January 27.

During these days, the Vietnam Immigration Department and the Vietnam Embassy abroad will be closed. The e-visa application via the official visa portal will be temporarily suspended. The foreigners should know about this and apply for a Vietnam visa as soon as possible.

Vietnamese Tet holiday from 20/1 – 26/1

In case you don’t know about the plan, you may wait until the Vietnam Immigration Department gets back to work on January 27, 2023 or employ our overtime Vietnam visa service.

How to enter Vietnam during Tet holiday with the overtime visa service?

If you already applied for a Vietnam e-visa and got a visa result, you feel free to travel Vietnam during the biggest national holiday. The visa counters at the international airports, border gates and seaports open 24 hours to welcome you. However, if you haven’t applied for a visa and you have travel Vietnam this time, you may need our help.
Since the official e-visa portal will be closed these days, you will need a visa on arrival instead.
A visa on arrival goes with an approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. You should follow the instruction below to apply for Vietnam visa for entering Vietnam on Tet holiday:

  • 1. Go online at and select “1 month single entry visa (e-visa)”. At processing time, please select “Overtime service”;
  • 2. Fill out the form with required information that matches your passport details;
  • 3. Make payment for Vietnam visa processing fee and receive the visa approval letter via email;
  • 4. Print out the letter of approval, bring along with your passport, 4×6 photo and the stamping fee 25 USD to get on the plane and pickup visa upon the Vietnam international airports.

Note: At present the overtime service is applicable for the air entry only, you can not enter Vietnam via border crossing or seaports with this service.

If you need further assistance, please contact us via email or telephone/whatsapp +84-912-685-141

Frequently asked questions

+When should I apply for Vietnam visa before the Tet holiday?

Normally, it takes 3 – 5 working days to complete an e-visa or 7 working days for a visa on arrival. Sometime it takes longer if your visa application needs further verified by the Vietnam Immigration Department. Thus, you should start your Vietnam visa application 2 weeks before Vietnam Tet holiday to receive the result in time.

+What should I do if my e-visa contains mistakes and Tet holiday is coming?

You should start applying for new visa as soon as possible. If you don’t have enough time to apply for new visa, we can help you with an emergency visa service.

+How long does it take to process an emergency visa on Tet holiday?

During Tet holiday, a visa approval letter will take 4 – 8 working hours to complete. You should contact us early enough to arrange your visa on time for your flight.

+How to change the entry ports stated on e-visa during Tet holiday?

The entry port stated on e-visa can not be changed. You need to fly in the country as the registered entry port or apply for new visa.

+Is the visa on arrival on Tet holiday extendable?

No, it isn’t. You must leave the country when the visa expired and comeback with new visa.