Vietnam Visa for Norway Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do Norwegian Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

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

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

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

Additionally, they need to ensure:

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

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Norwegian Citizens?

The Norwegian passport holders need to obtain a visa for Vietnam if:

  • They want to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 consecutive days; OR
  • Their arrival date falls within 30 days from the exit date of their last staying in Vietnam with free-visa.

In this case, there are 02 ways to get a Vietnam visa for Norway passport holders. 

1. Get Embassy visa

With this option for visa application, you are required to contact the Vietnam embassy in Norway (if you are there) or a local embassy of Vietnam in the country you are residing in (if you are outside Norway) to get the visa.

This way is only convenient if your residence is close to the embassy, and you are traveling to Vietnam by cruise, train or bus.

In case you are traveling to Vietnam by air, we highly recommend the second option below.

2. Get Visa on Arrival (highly recommended)

Visa on arrival (VOA) is the best way to get a Vietnamese visa for Norway citizens traveling to Vietnam by air as:

  1. It requires NEITHER travel nor send-off of original passport to the embassy;
  2. It requires NO documents for application;
  3. It requires an internet-connected device ONLY for visa application;
  4. It can be processed urgently, within 02 working hours, or during weekends or Vietnamese public holidays. See here for details.

With VOA via, you only need to follow 3 simple steps below:

Fill out the secure online application form;
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).
Pay the stamping fee at Vietnam airport to get visa stamped

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Norwegian citizens?

The Embassy visa fee may vary by the embassy, case by case, while the visa on arrival fee for Norway passport holders is fixed at US$25/US$50 for visa stamping at the Vietnam airport PLUS visa approval letter fee. Check the table below for your total visa on arrival fees.

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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