When foreigners visit Vietnam, they normally obtain the sort of visa they applied for stamped in their passports, regardless of how they applied for it. However, many foreigners, particularly mainland Chinese, have been granted visas to visit Vietnam. So, what exactly is a visa on a separate page, and under what circumstances can one be obtained?

What is the difference between a separate paper visa and a regular visa?
A type of visa is a different paper visa. It serves the same purpose as a passport-endorsed visa. The distinction is that it is endorsed on a separate piece of paper that is kept outside the passport but must be used at the same time.

This is also the standard for separating visas into two categories: sticker (visa in passport) and separate paper (visa).

Separate paper visas are governed by law in some way as well. It’s in the NC2 format.

On a different visa, what information is provided?
Despite the fact that the form is different, the accompanying visa has all of the following information:

Visa classification (business, tourist, family visit, etc.)
the duration of the visa
The number of times you’re allowed to enter is limited (single, multiple)
date of birth complete name of visa holder
Staying on a temporary basis (as permitted by immigration authorities)
Issuer, date of issuance, and photographer
Additionally, the single sheet visa has a “Notes” box to enter vital information that was not previously addressed.

Under what conditions will I be granted a separate visa?
In the following circumstances, a separate visa may be granted:

Case 1: Passport pages missing

Visas are always pasted on blank pages in passports. These pages follow the page with information about the passport bearer.

Passports have a long validity period. The standard passport issued to all Vietnamese citizens, for example, is valid for ten years. If you frequently travel overseas and need to apply for visas, your passport is likely to run out of pages before it expires. You may be eligible for a special visa in this situation.

When applying for a visa in many countries, vacant pages in the passport are required. It’s also understandable that those countries won’t provide you with a separate visa in this situation. You must create a new passport in order to obtain the visa.

Case 2: Acceptable International Travel Documents

Documents of international travel value are those issued by a country’s competent authority to stateless people living there and approved by Vietnam’s competent authorities.

People who are stateless are unable to obtain passports, hence they must rely on foreign travel documents. Because this sort of paper does not have a visa page, a separate visa must be obtained.

Note: The Vietnamese relevant authorities must authorize this paper.

Case 3: A passport from a country with which Vietnam has no diplomatic relations.

Many nations throughout the world have established diplomatic relations with Vietnam. However, there are still some countries and places with whom Vietnam has no diplomatic relations. Instead of being stamped in the country’s passport, the visa will be on a separate paper visa.

Case 4: For purposes of diplomacy, defense, and security

For diplomatic, defense, or security reasons, visas will be issued separately in these instances.

A new Chinese passport (mainland passport) featuring a “ox tongue line” is an example. The visa must not be stamped on this passport, according to the immigration office’s requirements. Passport holders will instead receive a separate visa.

On a separate piece of paper, the above is the important information regarding the visa, as well as four scenarios for acquiring this sort of visa. We hope you found the information about the Vietnam visa helpful.