How to get visa for visiting Vietnam
Most visitors need a Vietnam visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries which gave sign a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam.
Individuals entitled to visa exemptions:
Vietnamese people that hold foreign passports and foreigners who are their husbands, wives and children are exempt from visa requirements to enter Vietnam and are allowed to stay for not more than 90 days. In order to be granted visa exemption certificates at Vietnamese representative offices aboard, overseas Vietnamese meet conditions:
- Foreign-issued permanent residence certificate (PRC) with the validity of at least six months since the date of entrance
- Visa exemption paper (VEP) is granted by Vietnamese appropriate authorities.
- Those who expect to stay more than 90 days must apply for visa according to current stipulation before their entrance
For more information, please visit the website http://mienthithucvk.mofa.gov.vn
Bilateral visa exemption agreement
Citizens of Thailand Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia holding valid ordinary passports are exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for not more than 30 days; Philippines is allowed to stay for not more than 21 days; Brunei citizens are allowed to stay for not more than 14 days
Citizens of China, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea and Romania holding valid ordinary passport for official mission. Citizens of 59 countries holding valid diplomatic of official passports are exempt from visa requirements including: Argentina, Afghanistan, Labia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Panama… For more information, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.vn
Unilateral visa exemption
Visa with 30-days validity is exempted for official from ASEAN secretariat holding different kinds of passport are exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for not more than 15 days Individual not entitled to visa exemption.
Vietnam Visa application
Vietnam Visa application must include a printed application filled in completely and accurately; two 4*6 cm photos, a passport and visa fee.
Visas are issued at Vietnamese diplomatic offices and consulates in foreign countries, Vietnam Visa on Arrival may be issued at the border gates to those who have written invitations from Vietnamese agencies or tourists participating in tours organized by Vietnamese travel companies.
- Tourist visas are valid for 30 days.
- Visa extension are available at all travel agencies.