Visa for Vietnam
eVisa to Vietnam: Basic Information
In February 2017, the Vietnamese government introduced an electronic visa system, which greatly facilitated the organization of travel to Vietnam. Since then, all the formalities can be done without leaving home. All you have to do is submit an application form on our website and you will get the e-visa delivered by email within a maximum of 5 business days. An electronic visa significantly shortens all formalities and fees waiting for travelers after arriving in Vietnam. Moreover, by having an e-visa you are exempt from additional fees for the stamp. The entire visa issuing process can be done online so visit the embassy is not necessary. The e-visa allows you to enter Vietnam once and costs 79 Euro.
- Types of eVisa
There is only one type of electronic visa to Vietnam that allows you to enter the country once for a period of no longer than 30 days. A visa to Vietnam is issued for both tourist and business purposes, such as holidays, business meetings, participation in conferences.
- List of eligible countries
Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa in order to travel to Vietnam:Andorra
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hong Kong (SAR)
Sao Tome and Principe
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
* Does not apply to Chinese e-passport holders
If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Vietnam.
Citizens of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements:
Visits of to 90 days – Chile
Visits of up to 30 days – Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Visits of up to 21 days – Philippines.
NOTE: Nationals of the Philippines who wish to stay in Vietnam for a period exceeding 21 days must apply for an eVisa
Visits of up to 14 days – Brunei, Myanmar.
NOTE: Nationals of Brunei and Myanmar who wish to stay in Vietnam for a period exceeding 14 days must apply for an eVisa
Visits of up to 15 days – Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy. Visa-free travel is only possible if there is a 30-day break between two visa-free visits.
NOTE: Each 15-day visa-free stay must be separated by a gap of at least 30 days. Travelers must have a printout of onward ticket. Otherwise, an eVisa is necessary
- eVisa to Vietnam application form
To obtain a visa for Vietnam you should submit an online application form. It is necessary to complete it with relevant data, such as basic passport data, information on the planned journey, the date of entry into Vietnam, the expected time of stay Vietnam and the type of port of arrival in the country. You will be required to enter all mandatory information requested. Please keep in mind that the e-visa will be valid from the date of entry into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam provided in the application and the maximum duration of stay in the country is 30 days. In addition, a photo and a copy or scan of the passport should be attached.
After submitting the form, the applicant will receive a confirmation of submission of the application and a detailed information on the further process. The application will be considered within a maximum of 5 business days and the result will be sent by e-mail to the address provided.
Please note that the total visa processing time also depends on the Vietnam Immigration Office.
After receiving the e-visa, you are required to print it and carry it with you throughout your entire trip in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Vietnamese territory, you will need to show a printed and valid e-visa together with the passport to which the visa is assigned.
To complete the application, please use the panel on the left. Choose the type of travel: tourist or business - and enter your citizenship (confirmed in your passport). Click "Apply online" and fill out the form.
- eVisa Validity Period
The electronic visa to Vietnam is a single entry visa that allows you to stay up to 30 days. The e-visa is valid for one month, and the validity of the document begins the day before the planned date of entry to Vietnam was chosen by the applicant. This means that the visa's validity also determines the maximum duration of stay in the country - travelers must leave Vietnam with the last day of validity of the visa.
- Transit Information
If you have a passport issued by an eligible country, you will need an electronic visa for transit through Vietnam. Otherwise, you will need to visit the embassy to obtain a regular visa. It is not possible to issue e-visa at the airport in Vietnam, so you must obtain the appropriate document before traveling (minimum 5 working days).
- Requirements on Arrival
To travel to Vietnam, you are required to apply for an e-visa and have a valid passport issued by a country that is authorized to use the electronic visa system. Upon arrival in Vietnam, you will be asked to show a printed e-visa and a valid passport for at least 6 months. Having an e-visa definitely avoids queues on arrival and additional fees for the stamp - all you have to do is carry a printed document with your passport.
- Ports accepting e-visas
Electronic visas are only accepted at the following ports:
International Airports:Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
Can Tho International Airport
Da Nang International AirportNoi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
Phu Bai Int Airport
Phu Quoc International Airport
Tân Sơn Nhất Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
Border Crossings:Bo Y
La LayLao Bao
Nam CanSong Tien
Seaports:Chan May Seaport
Da Nang Seaport
Duong Dong SeaportHai Phong
Ho Chi Minh City
Hon GaiNha Trang
Quy Nhon Seaport
Vung Tau Seaport
Please keep in mind that the e-visa is valid for entry only through the port of arrival indicated on the visa. The change of arrival point is allowed, but its type. If you decided to change the way of travel (e.g. from air to sea), your e-visa may not be accepted by customs officials in Vietnam. In this case, you will need to submit a new visa application.
- Citizens of eligible countries must provide:
– Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
– Photograph of the applicant (digital) which meets passport photo standards
- The applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of commencing the trip to Vietnam
- E-visas are accepted only at selected ports of entry. If you change the arrival port type, you have to re-apply for an e-visa
- If your passport changes or expires, you have to re-apply for the e-visa again
- Extending your stay in Vietnam is only possible after arriving in the country and for an additional fee. For more information, we advise you to contact the Vietnam Immigration Office
- Everyone with a passport is obligated to apply for an electronic visa, including children
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
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Three easy steps to get your eVisa
- Apply online
- Fill out remaining required information and make online payment
- Check your email