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Vietnam Visa

Vietnam Visa, how to get it? This is the first question that almost travels find information before booking a flight to Vietnam. And this is a detailed guide for getting Vietnam Visa before traveller book a flight to Vietnam.


Almost all traveller to Vietnam have to has a visa to enter the country, except for some exemptions (Visa Exemptions) apply for citizens of countries with reciprocal agreements with Vietnam. Depending upon the nationality and passport of the applicant, a tourist visa can be obtained at the Vietnamese diplomatic office or consulates in foreign countries. Or visas can also be obtained via Vietnamese Travel Company, known as a “Visa on Arrival”. There are two types of visa, that is single-entry or multiple-entry, as requested at the time of application.


1. Vietnam Visa Exemptions

Vietnam visa exemptions ranging from 14 to 90 days to citizens of 24 countries holding valid ordinary passports. The full list of countries with visa exemptions is below. To view visa exemptions for diplomatic and other passports, please visit https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn/






Term of residence



Less than 30 days



Less than 30 days



Less than 21 days



Less than 14 days



Less than 30 days



Less than 30 days



Less than 30 days



Less than 30 days



Less than 14 days


 South Korea

Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 30 days





 United Kingdom

Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days



Less than 15 days




South America


Less than 90 days





The above is provided for informational purposes only, please double-check with the official authorities in your country before you go to Vietnam.



  • Foreigners holding British National Oversea (BNO) passports are not exempted from visa requirement, thus must have appropriate visas to enter Viet Nam.
  • For the foreigner who enters Viet Nam as unilateral visa-exempted: the entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit as a unilateral visa-exempted person. Otherwise, that person is required to have an appropriate visa to enter Viet Nam.



All nationalities travelling directly to Phu Quoc Island can visit the island for 30 days visa-free. To do this you will need to show an outbound ticket on arrival in Vietnam. 


2. Vietnam Electronic Visa (e-Visa) 


Vietnam's e-Visa is one of several visa types offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country.  Vietnam’s e-Visa is a simple, online visa approval process available to many countries. The e-Visa is valid for 30 days, and single entry only. The e-Visa costs 25 USD for card payments. It takes three working days to process and delivery of the e-Visa is done entirely online. You can enter Vietnam on an e-Visa at any of the country's eight international airports, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, as well as 14 land crossings and seven seaports. 


Vietnam's e-Visa is now available to nationals as below: 


Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bruney, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders; Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders), COL Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.


How to Apply for Vietnam's e-Visa


Step 1: Thing to need: 

  • One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses
  • One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page
  • Passport valid for at least six months
  • Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit 
  • Debit or credit card for payment 

Step 2: Open this link: www.immigration.gov.vn and go to 'E-visa Issuance' then click on the link for 'Outside Vietnam foreigners'.  

Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form. 

Step 4: Pay the e-Visa fee using any of the payment methods offered.  

Step 5: Within three working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-Visa at this link: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/tra-cuu-thi-thuc



  • Be sure to save your registration number – you will need it to check
  • Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for safety when travelling. 
  • Traveller can use Vietnam E-Visa and go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters. 


3. Visa on Arrival


If you are planning a multiple-entry visit or a stay of more than 30 days, you will want to apply for a visa on arrival. To do this you'll need a Visa Approval Letter. You can book it through a licensed Vietnamese Travel Company (you will be charged for this one)

To apply for the Visa Approval Letter, you need to send to them:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Full passport details (your passport’s photo)

Note: your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your travel date, and there must be several blank pages left on your passport.

It takes about 2-4 days working day for Visa Approval Letter. After you get it, you need to print out and prepare two photos (6 cm high x 4 cm wide – white background, no glasses, no smiling). On arrival at the airport (in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City), finding the Visa on Arrival window/counter where you will hand over your passport and photos, and be given a simple form to fill out. Pay the stamping fee of USD$25 for the single entry and USD$50 for multiple entries. The staff at the airport will shortly return your passport with your visa, after which you will be allowed to exit the airport.


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Vietnam Visa

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