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Vietnam visa for tourist

The most popular type of visa for Vietnam is tourist visa which is normally valid for 15-30 days. Tourist visas can be extended once you are arriving to Vietnam. Tourist visa is good for TOURISM purposes only.

To enter Vietnam as tourist, the foreigners must have a valid passport, be good in health, and not be inadmissibility. A valid passport is a passport claiming to have been issued by your country which has at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages for visa stamp. Temporary passports normally are not accepted.

Some passport holders of the countries who can not apply for a visa on arrival including: Nigeria, Turkey, Iran, Cameroon, Congo, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Syria. Learn more about citizenship that are not supported with Vietnam visa online.

Please also make sure that you will follow Vietnam customs regulations to enter Vietnam legally

Visas and exemption

You may not need a visa to Vietnam if you are citizens of Vietnam visa exempted countries

If you need a visa to enter Vietnam, find out how to apply

If you are not sure, check if you need a Vietnam visa

Information required for tourist visa

In order to apply for a tourist visa online and pick up your visa at Vietnam airports, the following information is required:

  • Your name on passport: it is your full name appears on your passport, name order is not important, so you can place either surname first or first name first.
  • Your date of birth: in Vietnam, the date format will be dd/mm/yyyy
  • Your nationality: the passport you are using to enter Vietnam (UK, US or Australian)
  • Your passport number: as shown on your passport and should be valid for 6 months at least from the date of arrival.
  • Date of arrival: it is not necessarily exact, you can fill in with proposed date of arrival, however, please be advised that you can just enter Vietnam later not earlier. Photos: photos are required at Vietnam airport only

How to apply for a tourist visa to Vietnam

STEP 1: Fill out the secure online Vietnam visa application form:

Get started by filling in the secure Vietnam visa application form with correct details of the visa applicants’ including: full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and proposed arrival date.

STEP 2: Confirm and make online payment for the service fee:

- Double check with your current passport to make sure the information in Vietnam visa application online is correct.
- Make a payment online for the visa service (we accept the online payment by credit cards via PayPal, through Western Union or bank wring transfer).

STEP 3: Receive visa approval letter and get visa stamped at arrival airport:

- After 2 working days (normal processing), 1 working day (urgent processing) or in 4 or 2 hours (emergency processing) we will complete the visa approval letter to send you via email
- You are requested to print out the letter (colour is preferred but not required) and prepare 2 passport-sized photos + stamping fee in cash
- Upon arrival airport in Vietnam (at 1 of 3 international airports in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City), you submit the printed visa approval letter + passport + 2 photos, fill out an entry form, and pay for the stamp fee (US$45 for 1 month single entry visa, US$65 for 29 days multiple entry visa and US$95 for 3 month multiple entry visa) to the Vietnam Immigration Officer, you will get your Vietnam entry visa stamped within couple of minutes.

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