Do I need Visa or e-visa to Vietnam?
Most visitors will need to apply for a visa or e-visa to Vietnam. People in some African countries and South East Asia are exempt from Vietnam visa. Citizens of North American and some European countries will need to apply for a visa.
Why? Most countries require visas for citizens of other countries upon entry. Some governments require visitors to obtain a visa prior to arrival, while others issue visas to everyone upon arrival. Visitors must apply in advance for a visa approval letter, then get an official visa stamp in their passport upon arrival in the country. Fortunately, the visa approval letter application can be completed and submitted online.
Vietnam visa exemption
Visitors from the following countries can enter visa-free and stay for the specified number of days. Here is a list of vísa exemtion countries. To view visa exemption for diplomatic and other passports, please visit this link.
To stay beyond this number of days, you can apply for a visa extension when you’re already in Vietnam.
Vietnam visa is a type of travel document issued by a competent Vietnamese agency, allowing entry and exit into Vietnam.
Electronic visa (E-visa) is one of the types of visas issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam to foreigners through the electronic system. Vietnam e-visa is valid for up to 30 days, single entry.
Foreigners outside Vietnam who want to enter Vietnam can directly apply for an e-visa or through an inviting/guaranteing agency or organization.
Fees for electronic visa issuance are paid via electronic payment gateways according to regulations of the Immigration Department. Fees will not be refunded if the application is denied.
List of countries that allow electronic visas.
List of port that allow foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam with electronic visas.
Conditions to be granted an e-visa:
Foreigners outside Vietnam;
Have a valid passport;
Not falling into the cases of temporary entry suspension specified in Article 21 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam.
E-visa holders in Vietnam may be considered for a new visa if they are invited/guaranteed by an agency, organization or individual in Vietnam in accordance with the law on entry, exit and transit. Foreigners’ status and residence in Vietnam.
Foreigners entering Vietnam must comply with Vietnamese laws.
Inviting/guaranteeing foreigners according to the provisions of Clause 1, Article 16 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam; can be applied electronically (click here).
Foreigners who fall into the cases specified in Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Article 8 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam do not apply for a visa. electronically on this Website. Submit a visa application dossier through an inviting or guaranteeing agency or organization to a competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Click to see details)