Vietnam Visa for Costa Rican citizens

Last update: Jan 15, 2020

Do Costa Rican Citizens Need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes. All citizens of Costa Rica NEED a valid visa when traveling to Vietnam. 

Type of visaVisa Requirement
Tourist visaRequired
Business visaRequired

In addition to these visa requirements, remember to check the validity of the Costa Rica passport which should be valid for at least 06 months beyond the date of entering Vietnam.

How to get a Vietnam Visa for Costa Rican Citizens?

There are currently 02 ways to obtain a visa to Vietnam for Costa Rican:

1. Apply for Embassy visa

This way requires the Costa Rica citizens to contact an office of embassy/consulate of Vietnam for visa application. However, there is no embassy/consulate of Vietnam established in Costa Rica up to now. As such:

  • If you are in Costa Rica, contact the Vietnam embassy in Costa Rica’s nearby country (See their list here).
  • If you are outside Costa Rica, in a country with an office of Vietnam embassy, contact them for visa application.

2. Apply Online for Visa on arrival (Recommended)

For the Costa Rican passport holders who are traveling to Vietnam by air, especially those living far from the embassy, Visa on arrival is the easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam as it requires:

  • neither TRAVEL to nor CONTACT with the embassy of Vietnam;
  • ONLY an internet-connected device. 

With VOA, you only need to:

1
Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee.
2
Receive the visa approval letter by email.
Normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa), attached with Vietnamese application form (also as Entry and Exit Form).
3
Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Costa Rican citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Costa Rica citizens depends on the way they use to get their visa for Vietnam:

  • The embassy visa fee varies by the embassy;
  • The visa on arrival fee is fixed at US$25 or US$50 as stamping fee at Vietnam airport (for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months) PLUS (+) the service fee for the visa approval letter. Please check it out in the table below.

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

Yes. As a Costa Rica passport holder, you can get a tourist visa for Vietnam if you are traveling to Vietnam by air.

The process to get a tourist visa on arrival for Costa Rica citizens covers 03 simple steps below:

  1. Complete the online application form; and make payment of service fee online;
  2. Get visa approval letter via email; and
  3. Pay for stamping fee and get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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