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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.

If you have decided to travel to Vietnam you will need to make sure you have your visa in order. It is not a difficult process for most passport holders, as 79 countries can obtain visa on arrival, 45 countries may obtain an e-visa, and 24 countries do not even need a visa. Our guide will help you understand whether or not you need a visa, if you can obtain an evisa/visa on arrival, or if you need to visit an embassy, and the process for all of these options.

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Vietnam visa exemption

Vietnamese people that hold foreign passports and foreigners who are their husbands, wives and children are exempt from visa requirements to enter Vietnam and are allowed to stay for not more than 90 days. In order to be granted visa exemption certificates at Vietnamese representative offices abroad, overseas Vietnamese need conditions:

Foreign-issued permanent residence certificate (PRC) with the validity of at least six months since the date of entrance.

Visa exemption paper (VEP) is granted by Vietnamese appropriate authorities.
Those who expect to stay more than 90 days must apply for visa according to current stipulations before their entrance by fulfilling the vietnam visa application form.

Unilateral Vietnam visa exemption

Visa with 30-day validity is exempted for officials from ASEAN secretariat holding different kinds of passports.
Citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan and South Korea holding different kinds of passports are exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for not more than 15 days.
Others who want to enter Vietnam must be provided with a visa.

vietnam Tourist visa is valid in 30 days

Visa is issued at the Vietnamese diplomatic offices or consulates in foreign countries. Visa is possibly issued at the border gates to those who have written invitations by a Vietnamese competent agencies or tourists in the tours organized by Vietnamese international travel companies.

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Who is allowed to enjoy Vietnam visa exemptions?

  1. Citizens with Brunei passports are exempt from Vietnamese visas for up to 14 days.
  2. Passport holders of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos are exempted from visas for up to 30 days.
  3. Citizens holding Philippine passports shall be exempted from visas for not more than 21 days.
  4. Passport holders of Japan, Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia and Finland are exempted from visas for up to 15 days.
  5. From July 1st 2012, Vietnam continues to extend the visa exemption unilaterally for visitors to Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain. Citizens of these countries when entering Vietnam do not have to apply for a visa with a 15-day temporary residence period, applicable from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, and now expanding until 2020.
  6. French or Chilean citizens holding valid diplomatic or official passports shall be exempt from Vietnamese visas and be entitled to stay one time or stay multiple times for the total duration of their stay. Over 90 days within 6 months from the date of first entry.
  7. APEC Business Travel Card Holders (ABTCs) from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are exempt from Vietnamese visas for the duration of their stay not more than 60 days.
  8. For those who come to Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam: Foreigners and Vietnamese citizens with foreign nationality enter Vietnam through an international border gate and then travel to Phu Quoc Island and stay there less than 15 days will be exempt from Vietnamese visas. Passports must be valid for at least 45 days. After arriving in Phu Quoc, if you want to visit other places or stay in the island for more than 15 days, the Immigration Department will issue Vietnamese visas to travelers in Phu Quoc.

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Vietnam visa online information Update 2020

In the beginning of 2020, Vietnam Ministry of Public Security has amended to the Vietnam Immigration policy. By this, from 01 Jan 2020 all foreign passengers who enter Vietnam via following 26 checker points do not need to submit the Entry and Exit form or any vietnam visa application form.

Land-checker points:

Vinh Hoi Dong (An Giang), Long Binh (An Giang), Dinh Ba (Dong Thap), Thuong Phuoc (Dong Thap), Ta Lung (Cao Bang), Tra Linh (Cao Bang), Soc Giang (Cao Bang), Ga Dong Dang (Lang Son), Chi Ma (Lang Son), Thanh Thuy (Ha Giang), Ten Tan (Thanh Hoa), Lay Lay (Quang Tri), BupRang (Dak Nong), DakPuer (Dak Nong), My Quy Tay (Long An).

Air-checker points:

Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Vinh (Nghe An), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Can Tho, Van Don (Quang Ninh), Lien Khuong (Lam Dong), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh).

Sea-checker points:

Hai Phong, Cua Lo-Ben Thuy (Nghe An), Cua Viet (Quang Tri).
Based on the update Vietnam visa online News, citizens of 80 countries world-wide are able to apply Vietnam e-visa until now.

Vietnam Electronic Visa for Border Crossing

Visa On Arrival (VOA) is an alternative way for travelers to travel to Vietnam. But VOA is only valid at 3 international airports in Vietnam such as: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang airports only. So how to get Vietnam Visa online ( Electrical Visa ( Vietnam E-visa) if you arrive by bus, motor bike or cruise?

In this section, we figure out all information about The Vietnam Electronic Visa, in order to help you choose the appropriate Visa type for your trip.

Vietnam Electronic Visa (e-visa) vs Vietnam visa on arrival

In case, you do not want to go to the Vietnam embassy to get the visa stamped, so Vietnam visa on arrival or Vietnam e-Visa is highly recommended. Therefore, you can find the following table which is the brief description of this two kinds as well as the difference between them:

  Electronic VisaVisa On Arrival


From US$44 (No additional fee on arrival)From $18 + stamp fee for government on arrival

Entry Type

Single entrySingle entry or multiple entries


Tourist or BusinessTourist or Business

Length of Stay

1 month1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months

Visa processing time

Normal: 2 business days
Urgent: rush in 8 hours
Normal: 2 business days
Urgent: 8 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours or 1 hour

Allowed through

Tan Son Nhat International Airport ( Ho Chi Minh)
Da Nang International Aiport ( Danang)


All countries

Vietnam Electronic visa Update news 2020

  1. Validity of Vietnam E-visa: is regulated in Decree no. 07/2017/NĐ-CP (25/01/2017). By this, the e-visa is valid for 30 days as maximum (single entry-visa). After 30 days, e-visa holders are able to extend their visa for more than 30 days or 180 days as maximum via travel agencies.
  2. In the past, the purpose of visit Vietnam on the e-visa can’t be changed. However, 25/11/2019 Vietnam Congress has changed it via the law no.51/2019/QH14. By this, Vietnam e-visa holders are able to change the purpose of visit, if they can submit following documents:
    + Proof of Investors, representative of company, organization..
    + Documents which is shown you have relationship with Guardian as family member.
    + You have work permits.

Apply for a visa requirement at a Vietnamese Embassy

After looking up your closest Vietnamese embassy, definitely make sure you have all the required documents. You will need your passport with at least 6 months of validity beyond your planned stay, 2 passport size photos taken within the last year, your visa fee in USD or in some cases a money order, certified check, or Cashier’s check payable to the processing mission. You will also need a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, and your visa application forms. These application forms will be the NA2 visa application at an embassy form as well as an entry/exit form for visa on arrival. The application form can be downloaded here. The cost of these visas are dependent on which country you hold citizenship, and where you are applying from so please call your local embassy before applying.

Extending your Vietnamese tourist visa

If you have decided you would like to stay a bit longer you may apply for a visa extension. This means if you have had either a 1 month or 3 month visa, you will be allowed to extend for a maximum of 3 more months. After you pay the fee, you will receive a stamp indicating the date you must leave the country. This extension may be done 2 times, but only if you stay is less than a total of 6 months.

Renewing your Vietnamese tourist visa

It is possible to renew your Vietnamese visa but getting a new visa while in Vietnam. This can be done for both single and multiple entries, and you will receive a new full page sticker in your passport. This means you need to make sure you have at least 2 free pages available. You should be able to renew your visa at the same offices that you can apply for an extension (mentioned above).

Strict overstay visa/visa free entry policies

It is very important to be aware that overstaying your visa or visa free access will cost you. If you have entered Vietnam with visa free access you may not enter visa free again for another 30 days since your exit. Additionally if you overstay, you will be charged anywhere from $30-60 USD per day when attempting to leave the country. In a few words, do not overstay the length of time you may legally stay in Vietnam, if you need to apply for an extension or renewal do so with enough time before your visa or allowed time period expires.

The latest vietnam visa update information 12nd of march 2020

During these past weeks, and due to the fast spreading of Coronavirus – COVID19 in Europe and Asia, our travel industry has been greatly affected.

We are sending this email to update you of the current situation regarding the world of visas. At this moment, there are two government that have stopped offering its visas for certain Nationalities:

  1. India:

    • For all French, German and Spanish passport holders, who have been granted an India e-Visa on or before 11/3/2020 and have not entered the country yet, their visas are suspended.
    • For all Italian, Iraqi, South Korean and Japanese passport holders, who have been granted an India e-Visa on or before 3/3/2020 and have not entered the country yet, their visas are suspended.
    • For all Chinese passport holders, who have been granted an e-Visa on or before 5/2/2020 and have not entered the country yet, their visas are suspended.
    • For all travellers who have visited China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany and Spain and who have been granted an India e-Visa on or before 1/2/2020 and have not entered the country yet, their visas are suspended.
    • Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid.
  2. Vietnam:

    • Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa exemptions for citizens of these countries: South Korea, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway.
    • Countries with more than 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, or more than 50 new cases per day, can also expect to have visa exemptions to Vietnam suspended at this time.
    • Vietnam may refuse to grant visas to travellers showing symptoms of COVID-19.Temporarily stop issuing e-Visa for foreigners who are in or have recently visited areas where Covid-19 is spreading.
We want to remind you that this information might vary or be updated anytime soon due to the different actions taken by the governments. We will keep you informed but if you know of any other restrictions presented for travellers please let us know too.

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