Vietnam Visa for France Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do French Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

No. According to the new law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, the French citizens DO NOT need a visa to visit Vietnam for up to 15 days each stay.

However, due to COVID 19, Vietnam’s borders remain shut to all foreign tourists, including France passport holders. We will keep you updated on any news.

The table below shows a summary of the current Vietnam visa requirements for French citizens:

Type of visaUp to 15 daysOver 15 days
Tourist visaNot requiredRequired
Business visaNot requiredRequired

Additionally, they need to ensure:

  • Their France passport has at least 6 months validity beyond their date of entering Vietnam
  • Their France passport has 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam visa for French Citizens?

The French citizens need a visa to Vietnam if they wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or they come back to Vietnam within 30 days following the exit date of their last stay in Vietnam with a visa waiver.

And in this case, there are 02 ways to get a Vietnam visa for French citizens.

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

To get Vietnam embassy visa, as a citizens of France, you will need to contact:

  • Vietnam embassy in France if you are there; or
  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in the country of your residence if you are outside France.

This office will give you the instruction for what to prepare and follow to get the visa for Vietnam.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

This is called Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA). It is the easiest way for visitors from France (including French citizens and passport holders) who travel to Vietnam by Air to get a Vietnam visa.

With VOA, you apply online via website by:

Filling out the secure online application form;
Receiving 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).
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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Vietnam Visa Fees for French Citizens

This section will give you the answer for “How much is a Vietnam visa for French citizens?”. The cost of 

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.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)

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