Vietnam Visa for Canada Citizens

Last update: Jan 09, 2020

Do Canadian Citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Canadian Citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

Type of visaVisa Requirement
Tourist visaRequired
Business visaRequired

To visit Vietnam, travelers with Canada passports should meet the entry requirements:

  • Canada passport should be valid for at least 6 month following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Canada passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Canadian Citizens?

Canadian Citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

Contact the local Vietnam embassy / consulate in Canada (if you are residing in Canada), or in nearby countries (if you are not residing in Canada currently) to get visa stamp on your passport before departure to Vietnam.

To get the visa for Vietnam this way, the Canadians will need to prepare at least the following documents:

  • Completed visa application form (download here, complete it, attach with your photo);
  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entering Vietnam);
  • 01 color picture (Canadian passport photograph size);
  • Other supporting documents (if required by the embassy);
  • Visa fees (payable by US$ cash, US$ money order, US$ bank draft payable to “The Embassy of Vietnam”).

Those documents can be submitted by email, online or in person, depending on the way you choose. You can see details about 3 options to get a Vietnam embassy visa in Canadia here.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

The easiest way to get a visa for Vietnam for Canadian Citizens who are traveling to Vietnam by air is to apply online for Visa on Arrival (VOA).

With VOA, you apply online via website: by:

Filling out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receiving the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport and pay for stamping fee there.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Canadian Citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Canadian citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain the visa for Vietnam.

  • The fees for visa applied at Vietnam embassy vary by the embassy;
  • The fees for visa on arrival is US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months respectively, PLUS the service fee for visa approval letter. Check the table below for the exact amount of your Vietnam visa cost.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$21$18.25$17.25 $25
3 months single entry$34$30.25$28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry$26$23.25$22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry$55$52.25$46.75 $50
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$119$114$108 $25
3 months single entry$140$133$126 $25
1 month multiple entry$119$114$108 $50
3 months multiple entry$146$139$135 $50
6 months multiple entry$361$344$333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 options to get Vietnam travel visa for Canadian travellers. You either can apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy or get Vietnam visa on arrival.

If you are far away from Vietnam Embassy and are traveling to Vietnam by air, it is better to get Vietnam visa on arrival but do remember to submit a visa request online first. You get Vietnam visa approval letter to check in your flight, upon arrival you will collect your Vietnam visa.

You can get Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) if you are traveling to Vietnam by air. The procedure to get a VOA to Vietnam for Canadians living in Nova Scotia is the same as that for other Canadians.

In case you are traveling to Vietnam by air, you can easily obtain a visa on arrival for Vietnam which requires you no contact with the Vietnam embassy or travel or document at all. You only need to complete the online form for visa approval letter and finally get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport. The procedure is the same as procedure to get visa to Vietnam for Canadians living in Canada.

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