Vietnam Visa for South Korea Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do South Korean Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Updated: According to the new law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, the South Korea 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 South Korean citizens. We will keep you updated on any news.

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

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

Important noteNo matter the South Koreans enter Vietnam with or without the visa, they need to make sure:

  • Their South Korea passport is valid for at least 06 months following their arrival date
  • Their South Korea passport has at least 02 blank pages for immigration stamps

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for South Korean Citizens

There are 02 common ways to get a visa to Vietnam for the citizens of South Korea as follows:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

With this way of visa application for Vietnam, the South Korean passport holders will need to contact an office of the Vietnam embassy/consulate. Luckily, there is an office of Vietnam embassy in Seoul, Korea which is in charge of issuing the Vietnam embassy visa. You can get its details here.

In case you are not in South Korea, you absolutely contact any embassy/consulate of Vietnam which is convenient for you to apply for the visa to Vietnam.

Normally, you need to follow this procedure:

  • Prepare the following documents:
    • Vietnam visa application form (complete, print out and attached with photo)
    • Original passport
    • Approval letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department if applying for business visa to Vietnam for South Koreans
    • others as required by the embassy/consulate
  • Follow the visa procedure required by the embassy/consulate to submit the visa documents and pick up the visa if issued

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

This way of Vietnam visa application for South Koreans traveling to Vietnam by air is highly recommended as it will save both time and cost. It is called visa on arrival.

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 South Korea 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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Vietnam Visa Fees for South Korean Citizens

This section will answer your question: “How much is a Vietnam visa for South Korean passport holders?” As mentioned above, there are 02 common ways to get a visa to Vietnam for holders of South Korean passports, the cost of Vietnam visa vary depending on the way you choose.

  • For embassy visa, the fee depends on the embassy.
  • For visa on arrival, the fee is US $25 for a single entry visa or US $50 for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months payable in cash at Vietnam airport PLUS the service fee paid online for the visa approval letter. You can check the exact fees that you need to pay in the table below.
Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $35 $31 $28 $25
3 months single entry $65 $67 $52 $25
1 month multiple entry $55 $48 $44 $50
3 months multiple entry $85 $75 $68 $50
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $93 $88 $86 $25
3 months single entry $129 $122 $118 $25
3 months multiple entry $157 $149 $145 $50
6 months multiple entry $385 $366 $354 $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.

How to Extend Vietnam Visa for South Korean Citizens

For South Korean citizens who are already in Vietnam with a visa which is about to expire soon, doing visa extension in Vietnam is a wise choice, especially during COVID-19.  You can do it yourself at the Vietnam Immigration office or contact Vietnam-visa for the service.

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

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