In normal circumstances, you will receive a letter after 2 working days (for a tourist visa) or 5-7 working days (for a business visa) via email (excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays in Vietnam).
In an emergency, you will receive a visa approval letter (for a tourist visa) within the following time frame:
- Same day Processing : if you submit your application and pay the service fee before 12pm except Saturday and Sunday (Vietnam time – GMT+7), you will receive a visa approval letter before 6 pm the same day.
- Next day Processing: if you submit your application and pay the service fee after 12pm (Vietnam time – GMT+7) except Saturday and Sunday, you will receive an approval letter before 6 pm the next working day (for tourist visa) or 2-3 next working days (for business visa).
Note: The above information applies only to working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays in Vietnam. So you need to check the time zone difference between Vietnam and your country.
Since Visa Counter at Vietnam international airports work 24/7, if you have the visa approval letter in hand, you can get a visa stamped regardless of your landing dates.
For the 3-month visa service, after 4 working days you will get the approval letter.