Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries listed below:
- Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos (30 day visa).
- Brunei, Myanmar (14 day visa).
- Philippines (21 day visa).
- Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Denmark and Finland (15 day visa; required to hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival and also must make 30 day pause between two arrivals).
- United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (15 day visa)
- Belarus (15 day visa. This visa waiver is valid until 30 June 2020).
- Kyrgyzstan (30 day visa).
- Chilean citizens holding valid diplomatic passports are exempt from visa requirements (90 days).
- Citizens of China, Cuba and North Korea holding normal passports endorsed "for public affairs" do not require a visa for Vietnam.
- APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are exempted to stay within 60 days without visa.
- Those who directly visit Phu Quoc Island without a visa for up to 30 days. Foreigners and Vietnamese nationals bearing foreign passports who enter Vietnam through an international border gate and then travel to Phu Quoc Island and stay in Phu Quoc less than 30 days will also be granted Vietnam visa exemption. After arriving in Phu Quoc Island, if visitors want to travel to other localities or stay in the island for more than 15 days, the immigration department will be responsible for issuing visas right on the spot.
Vietnam’s visa waiver policy is eligible for passport holders of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia, Spain. Accordingly, those come from these countries are currently allowed to stay in Vietnam for only 15 days per visit and wait for at least 30 days if you want to apply for the next entry.
So in case citizen from those countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia and Spain) wants to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or entry Vietnam more than once in less than 30 days, you should apply for single entry visa 30 days valid or multiple entry visas as other.
Visa Approval Letter processing fee:
1 - One-month Single-entry Visa: 15 USD.
2 - One-month Multiple-entry Visa: 30 USD.
- The above rate does not cover the Visa Stamp Fee, which must be paid at the arrival airport to immigration officers: 25 USD Single Entry or 50 USD Multiple Entry.
If you are not in the above list of Visa exemption. You could send your visa application to Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country to get visa. It may take a week until they send back to you.
There is very convenient way to get Visa On Arrival. Here is details steps of Visa on arrival to Vietnam.
1- You contact Travel Vietnam about your travel plan to Vietnam.
2- Travel Vietnam will work with Vietnam Immigration to grand you the Visa Approval Letter and sent to you acopy via email.
3- With a copy of Visa Approval Letter, you could take flight to Vietnam.
4- On arrival at Vietnam Immigration ( Immigration Office at airport in Hanoi, HCM City, Danang or Border Gates in Tay Trang- Dien Bien; Vinh Suong – Chau Doc; Xa Xia – Ha Tien; Nam Can – Vinh ….) you just submit the approval Letter + Your passport + 1 photo + Fill the Form then wait 15 minutes to 45 minutes to get Visa Stamp on your passport.
- They (Vietnam Immigration Office ) will charge you Visa Stamp Fee in cash( 25 USD Single Entry or 50 USD Multiple Entry.)
- Vietnam Immigration Officers at the Land Border Gate often take long lunch break (11.30 – 13.30) so please avoid this time if you don’t want to wait too long.
We update here the Immigration Offices where they issue you Visa on arrival. Their services has been improved so much and does bother you at all. Feel free to get Visa on arrival this way. If you have any question or any doubt, please contact travel consultants of Travel Vietnam, they will give you full instruction or instant support to help you.
I am not citizen of country that has Vietnam Visa Exemption. Can I get Visa On Arrival to Vietnam for free?
- Visa Approval Letter normally cost you 5- 10$/passport. You could get Visa Approval Letter for free if you book any service with Travel Vietnam.
I get Visa On Arrival to Vietnam for free. Why do I have to pay Visa Fee?
- You definitely get Visa Approval Letter for free but Immigration Officers charge you Visa Stamp ( which sticks to your passport). This fee, you pay directly to Officers in cash, no bargain.
Do people at immigration Office speak good English, enough to communicate?
They do speak humble English and some young generation staff could speak perfect English. This procedure is so easy and convenient, you just fill the form, put together with passport, a photo and Visa fee. Done.