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Visa Procedure


Visa Procedure

Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam tourist visa may be valid for 15 to 30 days.

Tourist visa can only be obtained in Vietnamese embassies, consulates abroad. Otherwise, you can get a visa at the border gates if you are invitees of some Vietnamese competent organs or you are travelling on a package tour organized by Vietnamese travel companies. To apply for a visa, the requirements are as follows:

  • Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese embassies or consulate abroad to another) - There are two categories of this form: for foreigners and for Vietnamese overseas.
  • Two photos (4cmx6cm or 3cmx4cm)
  • Original passport
  • Visa fee.

You should send your application and photos to a Vietnamese embassy or consulate abroad, which is most convenient to you. On your requirement, the reply will be returned by post (you must provide stamped envelopes with your name and address).
It is easier to get your visa from a Vietnamese travel agency. The nehossary information to the travel agency include:

  • Full name
  • Birthday and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Job
  • Number of your passport
  • Entry and exit dates
  • Country you plan to receive your entry visa from the Vietnamese embassies or consulates

Vietnamese overseas are required to provide more information:

  • Year and reason to leave Việt Nam
  • Leave Việt Nam by means
  • Full names and addresses of relations in Việt Nam

Visa to Vietnam


Most visitors to Vietnam require a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries listed below:

  • Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos (30 day visa).
  • Brunei, Myanmar (14 day visa).
  • Philippines (21 day visa).
  • Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Denmark and Finland (15 day visa; required to hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival and also must make 30 day pause between two arrivals)
  • United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (15 day visa)
  • Belarus (15 day visa. This visa waiver is valid until 30 June 2020).
  • Kyrgyzstan (30 day visa).
  • Chilean citizens holding valid diplomatic passports are exempt from visa requirements (90 days).
  • Citizens of China, Cuba and North Korea holding normal passports endorsed “for public affairs” do not require a visa for Vietnam.
  • APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are exempted to stay within 60 days without visa.

Vietnam’s visa waiver policy is eligible for passport holders of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia, Spain. Accordingly, those come from these countries are currently allowed to stay in Vietnam for only 15 days per visit and wait for at least 30 days if you want to apply for the next entry.

So in case citizen from those countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia and Spain) wants to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or entry Vietnam more than once in less than 30 days, you should apply for single entry visa 30 days valid or multiple entry visas as other.Visa Approval Letter processing fee:

  • One-month Single-entry Visa: 15 USD.
  • One-month Multiple-entry Visa: 30 USD.

Note: The above rate does not cover the Visa Stamp Fee, which must be paid at the arrival airport to immigration officers: 25 USD Single Entry or 50 USD Multiple Entry.

For more information, please visit www.travelvietnam.com

Visa to Vietnam

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