1. Vietnam Tourist visa Exemption

Citizens with an ordinary passport from one of the 25 following countries will be waived from a visa to Vietnam:

CountriesMaximum Stay
1BelarusMaximum 45 days
2BruneiMaximum 14 days
3CambodiaMaximum 30 days
4ChileMaximum 90 days
5DenmarkMaximum 45 days
6FinlandMaximum 45 days
7FranceMaximum 45 days
8GermanyMaximum 45 days
9IndonesiaMaximum 30 days
10ItalyMaximum 45 days
11JapanMaximum 45 days
12KyrgyzstanMaximum 30 days
13LaosMaximum 30 days
14MalaysiaMaximum 30 days
15MyanmarMaximum 14 days
16NorwayMaximum 45 days
17PanamaMaximum 90 days
18PhilippinesMaximum 21 days
19RussiaMaximum 45 days
20SingaporeMaximum 30 days
21South KoreaMaximum 45 days
22SpainMaximum 45 days
23SwedenMaximum 45 days
24ThailandMaximum 30 days
25United KingdomMaximum 45 days

 

 

2. E visa
An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 90 days, single or multiple entry. Evisa Vietnam is now available for the following countries and territories :

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/documents/20181/117155/Vietnam-Evisa-nation-list-Vi.pdf/7611c905-0370-45e9-8080-cd0dec11df95

E-visa fee is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department. The fee will not be refunded if the application is refused.

List of Ports that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa.

Conditions for being granted e-visa:

  • Outside Vietnam foreigners;
  • Holding valid passport;
  • Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21of Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.

Outside Vietnam foreigners who want to enter Vietnam can personally apply for E-visa or through the requesting agencies and organizations

For outside Vietnam foreigners, who want to apply e-visa by themselves click here.

3. Visa on arrival:

  1. The following foreigners are eligible for visa on arrival:
  • Departing from a country where there is no competent Vietnamese visa-granting authority:
  • Travelling through many countries before entering Viet Nam;
  • Visiting Viet Nam on tours organized by an international travel agency operated in Viet Nam;
  • Foreign crewmembers on board vessels anchored in Vietnam’s seaport wishing to exit through other border checkpoint;
  • Visiting Viet Nam to attending a relative’s funeral or visit a seriously ill family member;
  • Entering Viet Nam to engage in emergency response, search/rescue activities, disaster or epidemic control or for other special purposes at the request of the competent authority in Viet Nam.
  1. Before entering Viet Nam, applicants for visa on arrival must apply for a visa approval for picking up visa at the border checkpoint issued by the Immigration Department, the Consular Department or the Department of External Affairs of Ho Chi Minh city.
  2. Foreigners eligible for visa on arrival shall submit their passports or international travel documents and fill in the visa application form with an attached photo at the Viet Nam’s border control authority. Over-14-year-old children sharing passport with others must fill in a separate visa application form.
  3. The visa on arrival shall be granted after the Viet Nam’s border control authority completes checking applicant’s information and the visa approval.

 

TIPS:
The visa approval letter can also be obtained through ITS Vietnam’s visa service (fee applied) if you are unable to submit your visa paperwork in person at the nearest Vietnamese Embassy. When booking a package, please request to include visa letter when contacting us if you’d like ITS to handle your Vietnam visa arrangement.

You will need to pay your visa stamping fee in USD or Vietnamese Dong on arrival at the airport.

Guidelines may change at any time based on conditions, as determined by the Vietnamese government.

 

Sources:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/documents/20181/117155/Vietnam-Evisa-nation-list-Vi.pdf/7611c905-0370-45e9-8080-cd0dec11df95

https://en.baochinhphu.vn/viet-nam-to-grant-e-visas-to-all-foreign-arrivals-from-mid-august-15-111230814204544133.htm

https://en.baochinhphu.vn/national-assembly-approves-extension-of-e-visa-validity-to-90-days-111230624143758785.htm