Vietnam Visa Requirements

If you are looking to travel to Vietnam, be sure to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements.
Different types of visas are available, and depending on your citizenship, you may be required to have a visa prior to entering the country.

General Information about visa requirements

Applicants for an e-Visa for Vietnam need to meet some basic requirements. Fortunately, Vietnam e-Visa requirements are very standard and easy to meet by every applicant.

Since documents required for Vietnam e-Visa were reduced to the minimum, the only document that one must have to successfully go through the entire visa application is a valid passport. There are no supporting documents necessary to upload when filling out the online form. Apart from a copy of a bio-data page, every applicant only needs to provide a digital copy of their face photograph.

Every eligible applicant must also have access to an Internet-connected electronic device, e.g., a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC, to fill out the online form. Moreover, a visa applicant needs to cover the visa processing fee using one of the available methods of online payment.

The approved electronic visa is delivered to the email inbox, that is why it is also necessary to be a user of an active and frequently checked email address. When filling out the online form, make sure to enter the correct email address to avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.

Read on to find out more about visa requirements for Vietnam and ensure a smooth application process that can be completed from the comfort of your home!

Required documents for Vietnam e-Visa

Prepare the following two documents to go through the online application without any issues:

  • your recent face photograph
  • a digital copy of your valid passport's bio-data page

Note: There is no need to handle photo adjustments on your own. Our visa experts will adjust the received files to match the requirements of the Turkish Government. Just make sure that the uploaded face picture is clear and has a white background. You may simply use your phone or PC camera to take photos of all required documents.

Other requirements

Moreover, make sure you have the following:

  • active email address: to receive all information on application progress as well as the approved e-Visa
  • valid means of online payment: to cover the processing fee, e.g., credit/debit card, PayPal
  • working electronic device with a stable Internet connection: to submit the online Vietnam visa application form

Who can apply for an e-Visa to Vietnam depending on nationality

There are 80 different countries currently listed as eligible for e-Visa for Vietnam. Check if your nationality is included on the following list. If not, you will need to contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy to apply for a visa in a traditional way.

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China*
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, South
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau (SAR)
  • Macedonia (North)
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

* Except Chinese e-passport holders.

Several countries are allowed visa-free entry to Vietnam for a certain period of time:

  • Brunei, Myanmar: up to 14 days
  • Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy: up to 15 days
  • Philippines: up to 21 days
  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand: stays of up to 30 days
  • Chile: for visits of up to 90 days

Please note: Citizens who are permitted a 15-day stay in Vietnam must remember that their every single visit must be followed by a 30-day break.

Passport requirements to enter Vietnam

Every person planning to visit Vietnam and apply for a Vietnam Visa Online must hold a passport that will not expire for at least 180 days (6 months) from the date of intended arrival in Vietnam.

Applicants are advised to check the validity of their passports. If it is shorter than the aforementioned 6 months, they should first renew it and only then apply for a Vietnam visa.

Important! Any change in data of the passport used for e-Visa application makes the Vietnam tourist visa automatically invalid.

Requirements on arrival

Be prepared to have the following two documents ready to enter Vietnam hassle-free:

  • a passport (valid for the min. of 6 months beyond the planned date of your arrival)
  • a printed copy of your valid Vietnam e-Visa

Please note that the port of entry selected when applying for a Vietnam visa can be changed only within the category of the same type of entry point. Should you have to change the way of entering Vietnam, e.g., from air to sea, you will need to submit a new application for a visa.