Vietnam Visa / eVisa for Canadian Citizens

Last update: Mar 24, 2023

Do Canadian Citizens Need a Visa for Vietnam?

Yes. All Canadian citizens need a visa for any trip to Vietnam, no matter it is for tourism or business purpose. You can see the brief summary of visa requirements for Vietnam for Canadian citizens in the table below.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Vietnam visa types available for Canadian citizens

Here are the current types of Vietnam tourist and business visas for Canada passport holders:

  • For tourist visa: 30-day single entry visa
  • For business visa:
    • 1 month single entry visa,
    • 1 month multiple entry visa,
    • 3 months single entry visa,
    • 3 months multiple entry visa.

Note: The other types of Vietnam tourist visa, including 1-month multiple entry visa, and 3-months single/multiple entry visa have not been resumed yet.

How to Get Vietnam Visa for Canadian Citizens

How to get a Vietnam visa for Canada passport holders depends on the type of visa they get, i.e. tourist visa or business visa. You can find the detailed instructions below.

1. How to get a Vietnam tourist visa for Canadian citizens

Before Covid, Canada passport holders may have up to 02 ways to get a tourist visa, consisting of:

  • Get a tourist visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate,
  • Get a Vietnam visa online, including VISA ON ARRIVAL.

BUT, currently, the Canadian passport holders can get a 30 days single entry tourist visa ONLY which is issued in the form of a loose-leaf visa and must be obtained before departure for Vietnam (it is known as Vietnam e visa or electronic visa). The other types of tourist visas for Vietnam have not been resumed yet.

This type of tourist visa can be applied for online by the applicants themselves or their representatives at the official evisa website and is then issued online by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

It normally takes you 3 working days or longer to get this e-visa yourself, depending on the volume of applications submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department.

BUT in case you want to guarantee the visa for your trip to Vietnam, we are here to help. Our service guarantees that you will get your visa in

  • 4-5 working days,
  • 3 working days,
  • 2 working days,
  • Same day,
  • Emergency

The process is quite simple as follows:

You complete our secure online visa application form and make payment.
We will complete your Vietnam visa forms with the Vietnam Immigration Department and follow up your visa processing.
We will then download your visa when it is issued and send it to your registered email together with a detailed guide on requirements and regulations on Vietnam entry.
You will only need to download your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to complete the entry into Vietnam.

It’s easy to follow, right?  Let’s get started!

2. How to get Vietnam business visa for Canadian citizens

In order to apply for a business visa, you – as a Canadian citizen (passport holder), are REQUIRED to have a sponsor company in Vietnam.

There are 02 steps that you and your employer in Vietnam need to follow to get a business visa to Vietnam as follows:

  • Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
    • In this step, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2 which must be completed online here.
      • Form NA16
      • Certified business registration
    • And then, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department which will process the application within 5 – 7 working days of receipt of full valid documents.
    • If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter which allows you to get a business visa for Vietnam.
  • Step 2: Get business visa stamp
    • In this step, you will get a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before your departure for Vietnam.

In case you and your company need help with a business visa approval letter to Vietnam, we are always here to support you. You all will be assisted in every step from the start of your application until you successfully get the visa and land in Vietnam.

How much is Vietnam visa for Canadian Citizens

The Vietnam visa fees for Canadian citizens vary depending on the type of visa they wish to obtain.

  • For a tourist visa online, they will need to pay the Government fee which is US $25 for a visa and the service fee (if they use a service to guarantee their visa delivery).
  • For a business visa, they will need to pay 02 types of fees, which are:
    • Visa approval letter fee which may vary depending on their application method (by their sponsor company themselves or a local assistant); and
    • Business visa stamping fee (which may vary from embassy to embassy).

Check the table below for the exact amount of Vietnam visa cost if you use our Vietnam visa assistance service:

Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for Canadian Citizens

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
1 - 2 pax 3 - 4 pax From 5 pax
4 - 5 working days 50 49 48
3 working days 60 59 57
2 working days 75 73 71
Emergency ☎ +84946583583

Note: This is full-package fee for a 30-day tourist visa, including the Government fee and service fee

Vietnam Business Visa Fees for Canadian Citizens

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days 270*
3 working days ☎ +84946583583

Note: This fee does not include the visa stamping fee collected by the Vietnam embassy/consulate or at Vietnam airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the moment, there is only one option to get a travel visa for Vietnam for Canadians, which is called evisa. Please check its guide above.

You can apply for a 30-day e-visa to Vietnam yourself or with us.

Please be informed that whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not does not depend on your residing country, but your nationality.

For example,

  • If you are Canadian, you are REQUIRED to have a valid visa for every trip to Vietnam.
  • If you are a UK citizen in Canada, you are EXEMPTED from Vietnam visa for up to 15 days in Vietnam.

You can check your Vietnam visa requirements here.

To get a Vietnam evisa, you need to have 2 photos in .jpg format, which is:

  • Your portrait photo: 4cm x 6cm (2 inches by 2 inches), not exceeding 1MB, white background, no glasses – hat, full face, taken within the past 06 months.
  • Your passport data page photo: clear and full.

To get a business visa, you need to have 2 portrait photos (in paper) that meet the following requirements:

  • 4 x 6 cm or 2 x 2 inches in size.
  • taken within the past 06 months
  • white background,
  • no glasses – hat,
  • full face.

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