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Last updated: July 2022

After two years of suspension due to the pandemic, the Vietnam e-visa is back in operation since March 15, 2022, with the same regulations as before COVID-19. This is the time to jump on a flight to visit the majestic Ho Chi Minh City, friendly Hanoi or the spectacular Halong Bay.

Before taking off to one of Southeast Asia's most visited countries, Vietnam, you'll need to know a few things. For example, what documents you should obtain before traveling, visa fees, how to apply online, Vietnam government rules, and more. Find the most up-to-date information about the Vietnam tourist visa here.

What is a Vietnam eVisa?

The Vietnam e-visa is an electronic visa that was introduced by the Vietnamese immigration department in 2017. The Vietnam visa policy enables travelers in need of visas to obtain one online without having to go to a Vietnam embassy. With a Vietnam visa, people from more than 80 different nationalities can visit Vietnam for tourism or business.

Am I eligible to apply for the e Visa?

The Vietnamese visa is now available for citizens of over 80 countries who wish to stay in Vietnam for no more than 30 days. Travelers must get a Vietnam tourist visa before travel, even for short stays. You can apply online with iVisa.com and receive your electronic visa in as little as two business days.

As of January 2022, regular passport holders of 25 countries DO NOT need a visa for Vietnam. The length of stay varies between 14-90 days for each nationality. Those passengers who wish to stay in Vietnam do not need a visa to enter and simply show their passports at border control to get a visa on arrival.

Vietnamese citizens with a Permanent US Resident Card can apply for a Visa Exemption Certificate instead of a visa. Visit the Vietnamese government site for further information.

There may be some countries that are not eligible for a visa on arrival or the eVisa to travel to Vietnam. In that case, you can use our Visa Checker tool to determine if your nationality qualifies and apply online. If in doubt or you need another type of visa, contact your nearest Vietnam embassy.

What is the validity of the Vietnam tourist e-visa?

The Vietnam eVisa is valid for 30 days in Total from the date of entry. It is a Single Entry visa.

Visitors wishing to stay longer than the duration of a standard tourist visa or e-visa will need a visa extension, which can be requested at the nearest Vietnam embassy.

Please note: At the moment, both the e-visa extension or visa on arrival are not available. Travelers who wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days are recommended to leave the country and re-enter.

What are the entry requirements and documents to apply for the e-visa for Vietnam?

Below is a list of the current requirements in operation for your e-visa application form and entry into Vietnam:

  • Passport: You must have a passport with at least 6 months of validity left at the time of arrival in Vietnam. The passport must have at least two blank pages available to apply an entry and exit stamp (one on each page).

  • Recent passport photo: If you don't have one, no problem! Simply use the iVisa.com passport photo service.

  • Health insurance: You will need to show evidence of medical or travel insurance with provision for COVID-19 treatment in Vietnam, with a minimum cover threshold of USD 10,000.

  • Vaccinations: You need to show proof of vaccination for diseases and viruses such as hepatitis, yellow fever, and malaria, among others. Please talk to your general practitioner (GP) or doctor to arrange these.

  • Credit or debit card: To pay the e-visa fee and service fee.

  • Valid email address: To receive your e-visa receipt and confirmation.

Do I need a Vietnam visa if I am transiting?

The Vietnam visa requirement is not applicable to air travelers transiting the country, provided they remain in the transit area at the airport and do not stay more than 24 hours. If you plan to leave the airport at any time, you must apply for the e Visa online before departure.

How to apply for your Vietnam visa online

It is recommended to apply at least a few weeks before your trip to Vietnam, but if you're in a rush, we also have you covered.

The whole process is very simple:

  • First, read all the information and fill out your details. Then, choose the preferred processing time for the Vietnam e-visa.
  • Second, double-check and verify your information and pay the iVisa.com service fee (see below for information about visa fees).
  • Third, attach any documents required and click on the ‘submit’ button to apply for your Vietnam visa.

Once you have successfully applied for your Vietnam visa, you will be emailed a receipt and confirmation of the final e Visa.

Make sure to save a copy in a safe place on your electronic device, and print your Vietnam e-visa confirmation to carry with you while you travel. On arrival, you may be asked to present it by the Vietnam immigration department.

What are the prices and processing times of the Vietnam visa?

If you apply through iVisa.com, the processing time and charges will depend upon how fast you need your visa:

  • Standard processing time: Get your Vietnam visa in just 8 Business Days for a service fee of USD $74.49.
  • Rush processing service: This option is slightly faster and takes just 7 Business Days for a fee of USD $115.99.
  • Super Rush processing time: For those in urgent need of a Vietnam visa, we offer this option, which takes just 5 Business Days for a fee of USD $164.99.

Do minors also need to apply for a Vietnam e-visa?

Minors aged 14 and under, included on their parent’s passport, must be included in their parents’ application for a single-entry visa to visit Vietnam. All other travelers need their own visa, regardless of age.

What does the Vietnam e-visa look like?

Here is a sample of the final document that will be emailed to you: Alt Text

Vietnam COVID-19 travel restrictions

All Vietnam destinations are open to travel, no quarantine is required, and all regulations for SARS-CoV-2 testing are suspended. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Vietnamese travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Do I need a COVID vaccine to enter Vietnam?

No, you don't. The COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are no longer mandatory to apply for a Vietnam e-visa online or enter Vietnam.

Do I need to do a COVID-19 test prior to arrival?

Travelers no longer need to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to Vietnam.

Will I need to quarantine?

No, the Vietnamese authorities no longer require travelers to quarantine on arrival in the country.

Where can I find more help in completing my visa application?

To find further information about the Vietnam visa online application process, please contact iVisa.com’s customer care team, available 24 hours a day, or simply email [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply
  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • The e-Visa is a Single Entry visa.

  • The e-Visa is valid for 30 days in Total from the proposed date of entry indicated during the application.

  • e-Visa holders may remain in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days in Total

  • Once the first 30 days in Total have passed and a renewal is needed, e-Visa holders in Vietnam may be considered for a new visa if they are invited/sponsored by an authority, organization or individual in Vietnam, in accordance with the law on foreigners' entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam.

  • The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Vietnam, and it must have at least two blank pages for a stamp/sticker from the immigration/border control officer.

  • Minors with their own passport must complete a full e-Visa application. Minors aged 14 and under included on their parent’s passport will have to be included on their parents e-Visa application.

  • Applicants are required to carry a copy of their e-Visa at all times during their stay.

  • Travelers must have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment.

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Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after arrival and should have at least two blank pages.

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The following nationalities can apply for the Vietnam eVisa:

  • Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

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The validity period of your eVisa begins from the date specified in your approved eVisa document.

You can enter Vietnam on any date within this validity period.

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Here are the ports of entry that you can enter Vietnam:

International airport

  • Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Can Tho International Airport
  • Da Nang International Airport
  • Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
  • Phu Bai Int Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

Landport

  • Bo Y Landport
  • Cha Lo Landport
  • Cau Treo Landport
  • Huu Nghi Landport
  • Ha Tien Landport
  • Lao Bao Landport
  • Lao Cai Landport
  • La Lay Landport
  • Moc Bai Landport
  • Mong Cai Landport
  • Nam Can Landport
  • Na Meo Landport
  • Song Tien Landport
  • Tinh Bien Landport
  • Tay Trang Landport
  • Xa Mat Landport

Seaport

  • Chan May Seaport
  • Da Nang Seaport
  • Duong Dong Seaport
  • Hon Gai Seaport
  • Hai Phong Seaport
  • Nha Trang Seaport
  • Quy Nhon Seaport
  • Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
  • Vung Tau Seaport

At any entry point you use, you must display your eVisa and Medical Declaration. Remember that both documents are required to enter the country.

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After entering Vietnam with an eVisa, you can request that an agency, organization, or individual in Vietnam sponsor your stay.

They would have to apply for a new visa on your behalf at the Vietnam Immigration Department.

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Only Chinese ordinary passport holders are allowed to apply for the Vietnam e-Visa.

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As long as the trip to Vietnam is related to flight duties, no visa will be required.

However, if the entire trip is for personal reasons, a visa will be required.

We also encourage you to contact the appropriate department with your airline for more information.

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A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Get more information in the following link

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If you want to plan a visit to Asia, then you cannot leave Vietnam out of your itinerary. It is a beautiful country with plenty of beautiful landscapes, breathtaking scenery, and lovely people. While some go there for the cities, more tourists want to explore the wild. And they have what to be amazed of. A trip around rural areas will overwhelm you at times, and the hospitality of the people will humble you. However, before you start planning your trip to Vietnam, you need to know a few basic things that will make your trip a little bit more pleasant. Some research is required before your departure, and this article should help you a bit. The first thing you need to know is that you will be able to communicate with people in English, but more in the urban areas. People in the countryside will rarely know how to speak it, and your chances of getting along are higher with the younger generation. Even so, it is recommended that you learn a few basic expressions before you leave so that you can get around. There are apps you can use, but a pocket-sized dictionary may also help. Plus, do not expect the internet to have the same speed as in western countries, and some regions do not have internet at all. One aspect you need to be careful about is money. In Vietnam, the currency is the dong, and while you may be tempted to make a joke about its name, refrain from doing it in front of a Vietnamese person. However, when you exchange your money, you will notice that the bills are very similar. The 50,000 dong bill is almost identical to the 500,000 bill, which can sometimes make you lose money. We recommend that before you make a payment, you should take a close look at what bills you are giving. Do not expect vendors to give your money back once you make a mistake. Tourists’ money is relatively new in Vietnam, which is why some vendors will come off as greedy. Some will even try to take advantage of you. They will bargain for one price and you can end up paying another. Speaking of bargaining, you are allowed to do it almost everywhere. However, if you have no skills, you should refrain from buying too much stuff. You will get scammed, otherwise. Although a lot of people choose to explore Vietnam with the help of a tour guide, we recommend that you do not buy tour packages. A lot of people are not satisfied with what they get and they end up believing that they would have done better on their own. That is actually very true. It may take some time to create your own itinerary, but as long as you do some thorough research, you should be able to handle the situation just fine. Plus, you save some money that you would otherwise give a guide that is probably bored or too quiet. It is a pity that Vietnam does not educate its tour guides better, but surely they will come to the conclusion that it is in their best interest to do so. As for accommodation, the hotels in Vietnam are a bit pricey. Plus, the breakfast they serve is usually plain. However, one great tip is to search the alleys. There are plenty of hotels in Vietnam, more than you would expect, but if you search the alleys, you will find many hotels that are clean and have better prices. Hotels that are on the main street take advantage of the fact that they are the first thing you see, which is why the hotels in the back alleys have lower fees. One of the things you will like in Vietnam is the food. We have Vietnamese food in the western countries, but as you can imagine, it does not compare to the one made by the Vietnamese themselves. However, there are a few things you should know about it. For one thing, you should eat only from very crowded places. Standing in line may not be your favorite, but since the place is crowded, you know that the cooks leave their burners open all day long. Plus, they always have fresh food. Places that have very few clients will make the food and leave it there. It becomes stale very fast, and you can get an upset stomach. Such an event can ruin your vacation. Also, when you go to a street vendor to buy some soup, make sure that the soup in the pot is slow boiling. While people in service may seem a bit greedy and not very nice at times, you should know that people from areas that are not related to tourism are incredibly lovely. They are welcoming people with warm hearts that will treat you with nothing but kindness. The Vietnamese people are curious, and they want to learn things about you. They have a lot of stories, and they will take from their time to indulge you in them. The contrast between the locals and the service people is considerable, and you should never judge Vietnam by the quality of the people in tourism. Lastly, the best way to explore Vietnam is by train. That is because you can avoid the traffic and the constant honking. You get to see a lot of beautiful places in a calm manner. However, if you need to buy a ticket, do it at the train station. Hotels will always ask you where you are headed next, and they will offer to buy you a ticket. As you can imagine, they do not do it for free. Just buy your own ticket and save some cash. All in all, Vietnam is a country worth visiting. There are some things that you will probably not like, but the same goes for every country in the world. There is no perfect place where everything goes the way you want it.
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