Official Vietnam Immigration Visas

Vietnam Visa exemption 2018

Date posted: 19/06/2018

Visitors to Vietnam must obtain a visa from one of the Vietnamese diplomatic missions or Visa on arrival online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for electronic visas. All visitors must hold a passport valid for the next 6 months.

Visa exemption

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

90 days (1 country)

  •  Chile
30 days (7 countries)
  •  Cambodia
  •  Indonesia
  •  Kyrgyzstan
  •  Laos
  •  Malaysia
  •  Singapore
  •  Thailand
 

21 days (1 country)

  •  Philippines
 

14 days (2 countries)

  •  Brunei
  •  Myanmar
 

15 days, with restrictions (13 countries)

  •  Belarus*
  •  Denmark*
  •  Finland*
  •  France*
  •  Germany*
  •  Italy*
  •  Japan*
  •  Norway*
  •  Russia*
  •  South Korea*
  •  Spain*
  •  Sweden*
  •  United Kingdom* 1
 

* - A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required. Must have a printout of onward ticket.
1 - for British citizens only.

Holders of Certificates of Visa Exemption do not require a visa regardless of nationality. A Certificate of Visa Exemption is valid for up to 5 year or up to 6 months from the passport expiration date (whichever is shorter). This is available for Vietnamese residing abroad or spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese residing abroad. The exemption is valid for up to 180 consecutive days of stay and can be extended a further 180 days. There is no limit placed on the number of entry/exit during the stay or minimum waiting time needed in between each 180 days of stay.

In May 2018, Vietnam announced it would extend the visa free validity period for 5 European nationalities (the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy) through to 13 June 2021.

Citizens of China, Cuba and North Korea holding passports for public affairs or normal passports endorsed "for public affairs" do not require a visa for Vietnam.

Phú Quoc Island

Travellers who are not exempted from visa requirements can visit Phú Qu?c without a visa for up to 30 days. They must arrive at Phú Qu?c directly from a third country, or from airports in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City where they will clear immigration and proceed to the domestic terminals.

* If from PhuQuoc island, you wish to visit mainland and fly out from mainland, make sure that you have to get visa before visit PhuQuoc.

E-visa

Vietnam has introduced a pilot electronic visa system on 1 February 2017. The e-visas have a cost of US$25 (Stamping fee) + service fee may in charges and are granted for single entry visits for up to 30 days to nationals of the following 46 eligible countries:

  •  Argentina
  •  Australia
  •  Armenia
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Belarus
  •  Brunei
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Canada
  •  China1
  •  Colombia
  •  Cuba
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Hungary
  •  India
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Mongolia
  •  Myanmar
  •  Netherlands
  •  New Zealand
  •  Norway
  •  Panama
  •  Peru
  •  Philippines
  •  Poland
  •  Romania
  •  Russia
  •  Slovakia
  •  South Korea
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden
  •  Timor Leste
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Uruguay
  •  Venezuela
 

1 – does not apply to e-passport holders.

Pre-arranged visa (Visa On Arrival Vietnam)

Holders of a visa approved letter issued and stamped in Hanoi or Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city by the Vietnamese Immigration Department without the Ministry of Public Security or the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can obtain a visa for a maximum stay of 1 or 3 or 6 or 12 months at airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang or Nha Trang. 

This type of visas, you should apply online on the official webpage [ https://www.onlinevisavietnam.org/apply-vietnam-visa.html ]

Tourist Visa
Visa type
1 month single entry $8.pax
1 month multiple entries $8.pax
3months single entry $16.pax
3 months multiple entry $21.pax
Business Visa
Visa type
1 month single entry $95.pax
1 month multiple entry $100.pax
3 months single entry $130.pax
3 months multiple entry $140.pax
Tourist visa (U.S Only)
Visa type
1 month single entry $8.pax
1 month multiple entry $12.pax
3 month single entry $16.pax
3 month multiple entry $21.pax
6 month multiple entry $35.pax
1 year multiple entry $48.pax
Business visa (U.S Only)
Visa type
1 month single entry $95.pax
1 month multiple entry $100.pax
3 month single entry $130.pax
3 month multiple entry $140.pax
6 month multiple entry $240.pax
1 year multiple entry $290.pax

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