Vietnam Visa for Japan Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do Japanese Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

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

Type of visa Up to 15 days Over 15 days
Tourist visa Not required Required
Business visa Not required Required

And then, whether they visit Vietnam with or without a visa, the Japanese citizens still need to ensure:

  • Their Japan passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Their Japan Passport has 2 blank pages;

How to Apply for Vietnam visa for Japanese Citizens

The Japanese 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 Japanese citizens.

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

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

Here is the common procedure to apply for visa at Vietnam embassy in Japan:

  • Prepare the following documents:
    • 1 Application form (donwload here) with an attached photo,
    • Original Passport,
    • Visa approval document issued by the Immigration Department (Ministry of Public Security) or the Consular Department, the Department of External Relations of the Ho Chi Minh city if applying for visa approval letter;
    • A prepaid return envelope if the applicant requests the visa be returned by mail.
  • Visit the Vietnam embassy for submitting the visa application documents and pay the visa fee
  • Visit the embassy again to get the visa and original passport or get them sent by mail.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

This is called a Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA). It is the best way to get Vietnam visa for Japanese citizens entering Vietnam via one of the following airports:

  • Noi Bai in Ha Noi
  • Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Da Nang in Da Nang
  • Cat Bi in Hai Phong
  • Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa
  • Lien Khuong in Da Lat
  • Phu Quoc on Phu Quoc island
  • Can Tho in Can Tho.

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.

Updated February 26, 2020: Vietnam visa on arrival service is currently not AVAILABLE for Japanese citizens. For the best convenience, you are advised to contact the Vietnam embassy/consulate. Otherwise, send your request here for further guidance.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Japanese citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Japanese 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 are 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 visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping 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 visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping 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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