As noted, a Vietnam visa is required to all Israeli travelers visiting Vietnam. And an Israeli passport holder may have two ways to get a Vietnam visa:
- Get visa via Vietnam embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel or any convenient embassy of Vietnam;
- Get Vietnam visa on arrival for convenience.
Please keep in mind that each option as its own visa fee. While the visa fee in the former is announced by the Vietnam embassy and it may vary from one to another. Travelers wishing to use this kind of visa are highly recommended to contact the embassy in advance for detailed fee.
Users of the latter ways to obtain a visa for Vietnam need to pay for two kinds of fee: Service Fee and Stamping Fee. While the service fee is to be paid online to the travel agent for processing visa approval letter (a required document for users of visa on arrival), the stamping fee is to be paid in cash to Immigration officer at Vietnam airport to get visa stamped. While the service fee varies from travel agent to travel agent, the stamping fee is fixed by Vietnam Ministry of Finance for each type of Vietnam visa. The service fee offered by Vietnamvisa.co.il depends on number of applicants included in the same application. It means that the more applicants there are in your group, the better price you will have.
As a result of reduction of stamping fee from November 23, 2016 approved by the Ministry of Finance (from US $45 to US $25 for a single entry visa, and from US $95 to US $50 for a 1 or 3-month multiple entry visa), total cost of Vietnam visa on arrival has been cut by almost 40%.