How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Shimkent


Embassy of Vietnam in Shimkent

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Shimkent, Kazakhstan. Travellers from Shimkent can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Astana for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Astana (993.4 km)
Address Zhyloy St, Astana 020000, Kazakhstan
Phone +7 7172 26 61 62
Distance 993.4km (617.3mi)
Travel Time
  • Fly total time 2h 38m
  • Train total time 24h 43m
  • Drive total time 21h 15m
Current time in Shimkent Sunday Feb 05, 2023 15:56 PM

How to get from Shimkent to the embassy in Astana

How to apply

Kazakhs nationals and foreign visitors living in Shimkent, Kazakhstan can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in Astana or applying online for an approval letter to pick up the visa on arrival.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Shimkent, the following documents are REQUIRED:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for those who fly from Shimkent to Vietnam (Average flight time between Shimkent and Vietnam is about 6 hours, 51 minutes). The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.