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:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- East Timor
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- Korea, South
- Macau (SAR)
- Macedonia (North)
- Marshall Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- 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.
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 Seaport
Cam Pha SeaportHai Phong
Ho Chi Minh City
Nghi Son SeaportNha Trang
Quy Nhon Seaport
Vung Tau Seaport
Vung Ang 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
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
Learn more about tourism in Vietnam
Vietnam is, for sure, one of the most visited countries in South-Eastern Asia. Even though it has already been discovered, many tourists have decided to visit the land of many wonders. Apart from ancient temples and monuments, there is plenty of modern state of the art buildings that are commonly recognized as crowdpleasers. The Vietnamese are an extremely welcoming nation. While you will be visiting this country, make sure that you meet as many locals as possible. This Asian country is the second-largest coffee exporter in the entire world. It might not have been expected, but the most delicious cup of coffee might be experienced in Vietnam of all places. The tradition of brewing coffee with hot or cold condensed milk and a yolk dates to several hundred years back. This custom is just one of many local customs, that will be offered to each tourist or a business visitor.
5 Reasons to visit Vietnam during your annual holidays
- 1. Cuisine
Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most often selected when it comes to restaurants outside this remarkable country. Fresh produce, excellent quality meat, and seafood are undoubtedly one of the main factors which make it so mouth-watering. Apart from being recognized for its freshness, it can also credit for the diversity level. Visitors in Vietnam will promptly realize that there is much more to this delicious cuisine than Pho soup and spring rolls. Amongst the must-try dishes, there should be a place for an Asian twist on the French baguette - Bánh mì. During your stay in Hoi An, you must try one of the most beautiful dumplings you will ever see. The locals call them White Rose dumplings because the resemblance is uncanny. They are usually filled with either pork or shrimp. While you are in Hoi An, don't forget to order a bowl of Cao Lau noodles, which are considered to be one of the nation's most massive treat.
- 2. Vibrant nightlife
There is a large group of tourists which, while holidaying, expects to explore local bars and clubs during the night, apart from the chic restaurants during the day. Vietnam is a country that doesn't disappoint even the most demanding visitors. There are plenty of affordable places that will drastically differ from the ones in other parts of the world. Apart from plenty of parties, there is a side of Vietnam that will appeal to those hoping to explore a more tranquil part of the city at night. Local street food markets such as Cho Nghia Tan (Hanoi) are often opened until very late hours. Whichever way you will choose to spend your time in Vietnam, you can be confident that after the sun goes down, you will still be able to enjoy the country to the fullest.
- 3. Natural landmarks
While thinking of visiting Vietnam, most people think of massive traffic, delicious street food, and always smiling locals. While describing countries' two largest cities Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the descriptions surely fit. If you decide to travel around the country and explore the hidden gems hidden in the distant parts of the country, you will see one of the most breathtaking natural landmarks in the world. The majestic Ban Gioc waterfall is over 200 meters wide and has a drop of more than 70 meters. To see the water's marvelous landscape dropping from 3 layers of cliffs, you will need to travel 370 km from Hanoi to Trung Khanh, Cao Bang Province. Places such as Pongour waterfall Da Lat or Thac Bac, also known as Silver Waterfall, should be taken into consideration while planning your trip to Vietnam. If you ever get the chance to be anywhere near Hoàng Liên Son Mountains, make sure that you add some additional route to visit Sa Pa. It is a terraced rice field in the Muong Hoa Valley. Since it's over 3000 meters tall, it's a perfect destination for hiking enthusiasts.
- 4. Reasonable pricing
Vietnam is without a shadow of a doubt, the most affordable country in this part of Asia. Travelers often emphasize their surprise with how little they need to spend on certain goods. Having the comfort of not needing to worry about each of the expenses is undoubtedly the luxury that many people seek. Vietnam is one of the only countries that still offers hospitality services for less than 10 USD per night and a beer at a bar for less than 1 USD. In the largest cities in the country such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, tourists can use local scooter drivers for a fraction of the price. They need to download the app to their phones and wait for the driver to come. Plenty of rides will cost you less than a dollar, and you will get to experience a local way of commuting. During your stay in Vietnam, you will notice that the amount of 100 USD can get you more than in the rest of the countries of Southeast Asia. Whichever currency you are used to using, you can be sure that it goes a long way, longer then you might have expected.
- 5. The possibility to get a motorbike and travel through the country
You don't necessarily need to be an automotive fan to be able to see the significant advantages that go with the possibility of traveling across the country. Vietnam is an ideal destination to explore on two wheels. The most visited cities in this county are Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon and Hanoi. The only issue with visiting both of them during one stay in the distance that divides them. Travelers who intend to travel to both of them via land need to prepare to spend over 30 hours en route and to overcome the distance of over 1600 km. The views, the locals, and the memories you will make along the way will surely be rewarding and will make up for all the inconveniences you will experience. As long as you start your journey with a positive mindset, you can be sure that all the discomforts will fade away with time, contrary to the priceless flashbacks.
- What kind of visa is required to visit Vietnam as a tourist or a business visitor?
Citizens of the countries included in the visa exemption are eligible to apply online for an electronic authorization that only needs to be printed out once it gets approved. To complete the application, you will only need Internet access and a few spare minutes. An electronic visa (eVisa) enables tourists and business visitors to cross the Vietnamese border for a maximum of 30 days. It's a single entry authorization. The document, once issued, is valid from the date of entry selected in the application.
Three easy steps to get your eVisa
- Apply online
- Fill out remaining required information and make online payment
- Check your email