Vietnam Visa for Germany Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do German Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Updated: According to the new law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, the German 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 Germany passport holders. We will keep you updated on any news.

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

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

How to Apply for a Vietnam visa for German Citizens?

German citizens and passport holders can apply for a Vietnam visa by following one of two methods below:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

This type of visa is issued by the Vietnam embassy/consulate in a foreign country. To apply for visa this way, the German citizens may contact:

  • Office of embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Germany if they are in this country; or
  • one of such offices in a foreign country of their residence, if you are outside Germany.

And then, they need to follow the following steps:

  • Prepare the required documents as guided by the embassy/consulate. The required documents to apply for the Vietnam visa for Germans at the Vietnam embassy in Germany can be found here.
  • Follow the procedure to submit the visa documents
  • Get the visa in person at the Vietnam embassy/consulate or by post (if applicable)

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

This is called a Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA). It is the easiest way for visitors from Germany (including German 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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How much is a Vietnam visa for German citizens?

The cost of Vietnam visa for German passport holders may vary depending on the way they choose to obtain their visa for Vietnam.

  • For embassy visa, the cost may vary depending on the purpose of visit and length of stay in Vietnam
  • For visa on arrival, the total fees will be US $25 for a single entry visa or US $50 for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months PLUS the service fee to get the approval letter for visa. You can check the exact fees you need to pay for your Vietam visas here. 

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

Hi Tobias,

No, this option is not available for German citizens. The 1 year business visa is applicable for US citizens only. In this case, you are advised to apply for 3 month business visa to Vietnam.

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

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