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I was so excited to visit my sister in Vietnam when I encountered a huge problem. My Vietnam e-Visa payment declined; I tried paying 3 times when I finally had enough.
If you have the same problem, stick around because I've got some tricks up my sleeve that will make your problems disappear and your life so much easier.
Yes, that's right, this post covers everything you can do to pay for your e-visa to Vietnam effortlessly and avoid this Vietnam visa issue.
Many people report having the same payment issues.
You've finally gone through the entire process of filling in the visa application, but you just can't seem to get through the last step!
These are the problems people reportedly have:
"Eye roll" - why does this happen?
Read the next section to find out how you can solve this Vietnam visa payment issue.
You can do a few things if your Vietnam e-Visa payment won't go through. Suppose you completed the Vietnam e-visa application process. You submitted all the required documents, filled out the visa application form, and now all that's left is the visa processing fee you need to pay.
Unfortunately, you can't complete the payment process. Don't give up! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I'll get you through it. Just follow these tips, and you'll pay in no time.
Have you ever found that applying for a visa is a very stressful and tedious process? From missing documents to tiny errors and websites crashing, all leaving you wondering if you will ever get this visa. With Atlys, you can complete a Vietnam Tourist Visa application error-free in under 10 minutes.
This sounds crazy, right?
But this is what you can expect from Atlys:
After I struggled with the payment process, I searched for Vietnam e-visa posts and came across a post on Atlys; I thought to myself "why not?" and it actually worked!
I got through the Vietnam e-visa application process within a blink of an eye and had zero problems with the payment process.
What did I love about Atlys?
With the official Vietnam e-visa portal, you can't pay with just any card (trust me, I've tried). However, with Atlys, you can use credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express), debit cards, mobile wallets, and dozens of other payment cards worldwide.
That's so much more convenient, right?
This may sound weird, but it really works.
So, I dove into google to determine if other people had the same problem. During my deep dive, I found that people suggested using smaller banks like Synchrony Bank and Comenity. I found out that your payment gets declined because the e-visa portal uses a 3D secure system.
Now, apparently, the 3D Secure is an old security system that most US banks don't use anymore, but many smaller banks still use it.
The e-visa portals also still use the 3D secure system for visa payments.
For this reason, a smaller bank, which still uses 3D Secure, will complete the visa payment.
Let's say you switched to a smaller bank to pay your visa fee, but your payment still won't go through? Ugh!
The problem lies then with your bank:
The first thing is that the payment will automatically go through, and the second thing is that you might need to redo the payment, but this time it'll go through.
Coming up next is another solution for your payment problems!
This sounds crazy, but many people recommended this and said it works.
First, try different browsers like:
If you've already tried one, try the other. This might help the payment process.
This is one of the first things that came to mind while I struggled, but unfortunately, it's not as easy as it seems.
You're lucky if you know someone living in another country.
But if you don't, this can be tricky.
Also, because of all the scams, people are hesitant to give their bank details to strangers they meet online, which makes sense. So I recommend that you try and see if you can get someone, but then again, make sure before you pay them because they might be scamming you.
I still recommend you use Atlys as this is the only way to also ensure you have a seamless and hassle-free visa payment.
My final solution to you is to do some research; somewhere on Google, you can find a solution for your specific situation.
Over the past year, I started to understand what people meant when they said, "Google is your best friend" cause you can find anything you want with just a search.
If any of these solutions I mentioned above don't apply to you and you've tried everything, your payment still won't go through for some reason.
Go have a look on Facebook Groups, Reddit, and Tripadvisor. Someone out there is sitting in the same situation as you, and they have a solution.
According to the The Vietnam Immigration Website, these are the best payment options to avoid Vietnam visa payment issues. Try these:
I know you will be very excited about this next section because I am. Atlys has some very helpful tools to help organize and structure your next trip.
This is like the 'icing on the cake,' isn't it?
These tools were created by travelers for travelers to make traveling easier. Here's a list of Atlys' free tools that will make your next visa application a breeze:
My words of wisdom and solutions are done for the day! But, hopefully, this helps you so you can resume your excitement for your Vietnam trip. Keep an eye out because I will continue to write posts for the different countries with e-Visa visa and payment issues.
Yes, you do. Unfortunately, US citizens aren't part of the visa-exempt countries. Therefore you need to apply for a visa before you travel to Vietnam.
Yes, you can! US citizens are eligible to apply for the Vietnam eVisa.
The visa fee for US citizens is USD 25. You can pay the fee electronically through the website you use to apply. Please note that this fee is not refundable even if you don't receive your visa.
No, you don't. The validity period starts on the date stated on your eVisa documents. You can enter Vietnam at any time within this validity period. You just need to make sure you leave Vietnam before your visa expires.
Passport holders of the below-mentioned countries can enter Vietnam without a visa and must wait at least 30 days between visits if they want to re-enter Vietnam. The visa exemption countries are:
Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom.