Vietnam Visa for Russia Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do Russia Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

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

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

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

Additionally, you also need to ensure that:

  • Your Russia passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Your Russia passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Russian Citizens?

There are currently 02 ways to get a visa to Vietnam for Russian passport holders as follows:

1. Get an embassy visa

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

2. Apply online for Visa on arrival (Recommended)

The easiest way to get a visa for Vietnam for Russian citizens who are traveling to Vietnam by air is to apply online for Visa on Arrival (VOA).

With VOA, you apply online via website by:

Filling out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receiving the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Russian citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Russian citizens vary depending on the way they select to apply for their visa.

  • For embassy visa, the fee may vary by the embassy.
  • For visa on arrival, the Russian citizens are free from visa stamping charge at Vietnam airport. They only need to pay for the service fee to get the visa approval letter which is from US$17.25 at Check the table below for exactly how much you need to pay for your Vietnamese visa.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$21$18.25$17.25 $0
3 months single entry$34$30.25$28.25 $0
1 month multiple entry$26$23.25$22.25 $0
3 months multiple entry$55$52.25$46.75 $0
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$119$114$108 $0
3 months single entry$140$133$126 $0
1 month multiple entry$119$114$108 $0
3 months multiple entry$146$139$135 $0
6 months multiple entry$361$344$333 $0

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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