Vietnamese Visas Policy

A valid Vietnam visa is required for almost foreign travelers to Vietnam for any purposes from visiting their beloved to going on a business trip or leisure vacation. Fortunately, it is much easier these days for foreign passport holders to apply for visa to Vietnam as there are two available ways to go about this matter:
  • Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy.
  • Apply for a visa on arrival.
Applicants may choose one of the two options above to apply for their visas to Vietnam. But, please keep in mind that these two options for visa application are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants. While all travelers can apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy, only those who travel to Vietnam by air can apply for a visa on arrival nationality.
Available VisasVisa RequirementsVisa InformationGet This Visa
BusinessVisa requiredFor business travelers holding passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities.Get it as soon as 14:00 – January 29, 2019
TouristVisa requiredPassport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes.Get it as soon as 10:30 – January 25, 2019
WorkVisa requiredwho intend to work in Vietnam. 
StudentVisa requiredFor students from another country who plan to study in Vietnam. 

Vietnam business visa

All of foreign citizens without Vietnam visa exemption are required for Vietnam visa if you want a visa to Vietnam for business purpose. The business visa can be valid for up to 1 year with multiple entry visas.
We would like to show you some relevant documents that you need to prepare for your Vietnam business visa application. (If you want the visa to be sponsorship by your company located in Vietnam)

• The copy of business registration certificate of the enterprise (certified by local authorities);
• The visa form (original); Prepare from our service
• The copy of your passport;

Vietnam tourist visa

Vietnam tourist visa is applied by all of foreign citizens excluding the Vietnam visa exemption who want to visit Vietnam for tourist purpose. Normally, Vietnam tourist visa is valid for 15 days to 3 months, depending on your requirement. ( For 6-12 months applicable to US citizens only).

You can apply for Vietnam tourist visa by using our services and pick your visa up as soon as you land the Vietnam international airports.

Type of visaTourist visaBusiness visaStamping fee
Single 1 month1870$25
Single 3 month2895$25
Multiple 1 month2175$50
Multiple 3 month43110$50

1. Apply Vietnam Visa Online for the approval letter to pick up the Visa at Vietnam airport (Vietnam visa on arrival).

This method is very convenient, fast, reasonable and secure. You just stay at home, access the Internet, apply Online and it is done in couple of minutes!

– Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department in Vietnam

– Processing time: 1 – 2 working days

– Secure 100%

– No passport send-off

2. Apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy

Fill in the secured Vietnam visa application form online with required information such as your full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date… You are required to enter the exact personal information of the applicant(s) in order for the Immigration Department to issue Visa Approval Letter.

The following documents are required for each visa application:

– The Vietnam visa code (If required)

– Original Passport (with at least 06-months validity)

-One completed application form for a Vietnam visa (Contact the embassy or consulate for this form)

-One passport size photo of 4×6 cm (attached to the application)

-Visa fees

* Sometimes Flight return ticket and Hotel booking reservation or tour itinerary are required. Please check this information with the embassy or consulate to know further information.

Embassy of Vietnam in France

Country Located in:France
Address: 62-66 Rue Boileau, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
Phone: (331) 4414 6400
Fax:Consular: 4414 6421; 4414 6426
Office hours:Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Documents to submit to get the Visa:

Please bring the Approval letter along with you and prepare at least 2 photos of you (photo of standard passport size – 4×6 cm with white background) and some cash to pay for Stamp fee later at arrival border.

1. Original letter (We will process and send this letter to you in real paper before your trip to Moc Bai)
2. Your Original passport
3. Form NA1 – Comeplete information and attcehd information in advance (Download the Vietnamese Visa application – Form NA1 here)
4. Stamping fee

Following is required information to obtain Vietnam Visa:

  • Your name exactly as per passport: it is your full name on your passport, name order is not important, so you can place either surname first or first name first;
  • Your date of birth: in Vietnam, the date format will be DD/MM/YY;
  • Your nationality on passport: the passport you are using to enter Vietnam (should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival);
  • Your passport number: exactly as shown on your passport;
  • Date of arrival: applicants must fill-in the suitable Date of Arrival. With this registered entry date on official visa approval letter, you can then choose to enter Vietnam on or later but not earlier than the approved date;

Photos: passport photos are required at Vietnam airports only. You can use our secured online form to submit your application or find all download forms.

M3 entry/exit form

Click below for more details
CountriesTourist visaBusiness visaVisa On Arrival
BelarusNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRequiredRequiredEligible
BruneiNot required (14 days)Not required (14 days)Eligible
CambodiaNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
ChileNot required (90 days)Not required (90 days)Eligible
Costa RicaRequiredRequiredEligible
Czech RepublicRequiredRequiredEligible
DenmarkNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
Dominican RepublicRequiredRequiredEligible
FinlandNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
FranceNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
GermanyNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
Hong KongRequiredRequiredEligible
IndonesiaNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
ItalyNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
JapanNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
LaosNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
MalaysiaNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
New ZealandRequiredRequiredEligible
NorwayNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
Papua New GuineaRequiredRequiredEligible
PhilippinesNot required (21 days)Not required (21 days)Eligible
Puerto RicoRequiredRequiredEligible
RussiaNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
SingaporeNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
South AfricaRequiredRequiredEligible
South KoreaNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
SpainNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
SwedenNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
ThailandNot required (30 days)Not required (30 days)Eligible
Trinidad and TobagoRequiredRequiredEligible
United KingdomNot required (15 days)Not required (15 days)Eligible
United StatesRequiredRequiredEligible

Visa exemption

Holders of normal passports issued by 24 countries do not require visas for Vietnam

Frequently asked questions

Yes it is. Entry visas are an alternative way to get a visa to Vietnam. Also, IATA (International Air Traffic Association) recognized visa on arrival. Check the sections of visa information on the following airline sites: Sky team, Oneworld and Star Alliance.
The “letter approving the visa ” is a letter issued by the Department of Immigration Vietnam, which allows entry and exit from Vietnam for a limited period. With the consent of the letter, you can collect your visa after arriving at one of three international airports in Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang). At the airport, the appropriate authority will check the details of the letter of approval on the basis of passport and travel documents. As long as you make sure that you provide correct data when submitting the application, you will definitely receive an entry when you arrive in Vietnam with an approval letter. However, we recommend that you read our pages carefully and follow all instructions carefully to avoid problems or delays at the airport. See also: You can check the following information for a detailed map of the airport where you will receive the visa upon arrival. Hanoi airport map – Hanoi Airport visa-on-arrival counter. Map airport in Ho Chi Minh – airport at the airport in Ho Chi Minh.
The admissible applications are decided within 15 calendar days after being received by the embassy. This period may be extended to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases or up to a maximum of 60 calendar days where additional documentation is required in specific cases. This applies to visa applications that can be considered and taken up by the Embassy of Denmark, Hanoi, as well as cases in which the application must be directed and processed by the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) Citizens of Vietnam are subject to prior consultation prior to obtaining a visa. The consultation may last up to 8 days, and the visa may under no circumstances be issued prior to the completion of consultations.
Normally, the approval letter is processed and emailed you within three (3) to five (05) business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays). In urgent cases, you will receive the approval letter within the time frame below. * Same Day Processing (Working day): If you submit your application and pay the fee before 12.00 PM Vietnam time on a Working day (Monday-Friday), we will send you the letter of approval by 18:00 PM on the same working day. * Next Day Processing (Working day): If you submit your application and pay the fee before 12.00 PM Vietnam time on a Working day (Monday-Friday), we will send you the letter of approval by 18:00 PM on the following (next) working day. Notes: The above processing time does not apply for Friday afternoon (after 12.00 PM) + Saturday and Sunday. Please consider the time difference between Vietnam and your country. Note: the visa counter at Vietnam airport is 24/7 open so if you already have the approval letter, you can still pick up your visa at Vietnam airport on weekend

90 days (1 country)

chile Chile

30 days (7 countries)

cambodia Cambodia

indonesia Indonesia

kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

laos Laos

malaysia Malaysia

singapore Singapore

thailand Thailand

21 days (1 country)

philipine Philippines

14 days (2 countries)

brunei Brunei

meianma Myanmar

15 days, with restrictions (13 countries)



denmark Denmark*

findland Finland*

france France*1

norway Norway*

russia Russia*

southkorea South Korea*

spanish Spain*1

uk United Kingdom*12

germany Germany*1

italy Italy*1

japan Japan*

sweden Sweden*

A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required. Must have a
printout of onward ticket.
1 -Visa free agreement renes yearly during Summer. Check for updates before travel.
2- for British citizens only.