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Visa-on-Arrival is a type of visa that travelers can apply for and receive immediately upon arriving at specific international airports or border crossings. This visa type is common in countries like Vietnam and Laos.

Key Features

  • Purpose: Tourism, short business trips, and some types of work.

  • Duration: Usually short-term, ranging from a few days to a few months.

  • Privileges: Restricted; typically doesn't allow for extensions or changes to visa status.

How to Apply

  1. Confirm eligibility based on your nationality and the country you're visiting.

  2. Arrive at a designated international airport or border crossing.

  3. Complete necessary paperwork and pay the visa fee (often only in the local currency or USD).

  4. Immigration officials will process the application and, if approved, issue the visa on the spot.



  • Do I need specific documents?: Yes, often a passport-valid for six more months, return flight ticket, and proof of accommodation are required.

  • Can I work on a visa-on-arrival?: Generally, no, unless specifically stated.

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