I would like to issue a warning against purchasing visa or rush visa to Vietnam via vietnamvisacorp.com!
My girlfriend (called GFS for the sake of this letter), Spanish national, was travelling from to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam via Singapore on 1 of March. At the check-in counter for Tiger Airways she was informed that she would need a Visa to Vietnam before being allowed to check in to HCMC. Helpful airport staff not related to Tiger Airways called friends and found a web-site which promised to issue "rush visa to Vietnam" within 30 minutes. The website was found by someone searching the internet. We do NOT believe that anyone at Singapore airport were knowingly involved with any fraud attempt.
SGF called me (NB for the sake of this letter) to ask me to visit the websiste www.vietnamvisacorp.com and order a rush visa. The site looked proffessional and legitimate. And at 3:30am local time I made a transaction of 73USD using mastercard. The web-site also asked for flight number so that she would be met by a representative from www.vietnamvisacorp.com upon arrival in HCMC.
Upon arrival, SGF was approached by an individual who had her name who demanded her passport. He presented no ID or accreditation, nor did he have any receipt or any visa to Vietnam. He was able to lead her through immigration without passport inspection, and intended lead her to an office to pay additional 65USD process fee. When SGF understood that no stamp or visa would be issued she demanded to be led back to immigration. Being inside Vietnam without a valid visa is a serious offense, and would surely lead to problems at emigration or sooner. After hefty argumentation the man left, and NB got other help to get back to immigration and was issued a legitimate visa. Police in the airport acted unresponsive in apprehending the man.
I have notified Visa/Mastercard to act on this and investigate the legitimacy of Vietnamvisacorp.com, and encouraged to close all co-operation with this website.