Vietnam Visa for Spain Citizens

Last update: Jul 09, 2020

Do Spanish Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

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

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

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

Additionally, they need to ensure:

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

How to Apply for Vietnam visa for Spanish Citizens?

Spanish citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

To get Vietnam visa this way, the citizens of Spain need to ask for the required documents and procedure as well by contacting:

  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in Spain if they are in Spain; or
  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in the country of their residence if they are outside Spain

And then, they need to prepare the documents and follow the procedure as guided to get the visa for Vietnam.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

This is called Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA). It is the easiest way for visitors from Spain (including Spanish 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.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Spanish citizens? 

The Vietnam visa fees for Spain passport holders 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 cost of visa on arrival is 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m Spanish citizens and I read that I’m exempted from Vietnam visa for up to 15 days. How can I get this benefit? In other words, what are conditions to enter Vietnam under visa exemption?

A: You are right that Spanish citizens do not need a visa to visit and stay in Vietnam for no more than 15 days. However, you need to make sure the following entry requirements: 1. Your passport is valid for at least 6 months following your date of entry; 2. You have never been in Vietnam or never been in Vietnam with visa exemption; otherwise your arrival date should be at least 30 days from exit date of your last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.

The exemption duration includes both arrival and exit dates. It means that 15 days of visa exemption is counted from the date you arrive in Vietnam until the date you leave the country.
For example, your arrival date is March 12, your exit date should be March 26 if you do not want to pay for any fine or get visa exemption extended while you are in Vietnam.

Q: I am flying to Vietnam from London although I am from Spain. Can I use Vietnam visa on arrival?

A: Yes. You can get a visa on arrival for Vietnam no matter where you are, or where you are departing for Vietnam, provided that you are traveling to Vietnam by air.

Q: I´m from Spain. I´m going to visit Vietnam in March for 10 days. During the trip I want to travel to Cambodia and then come back to Vietnam again 10 days later. What kind of visa will I need, nothing or 1 month simple entry or 1 month multiple entry?

A: Spanish citizens are exempted from Vietnam visa for 15 days stay, therefore you do not need a visa for your first entry. However, as you return Vietnam within 30 days from your first visit, you will need visa for your second entry from Cambodia. In this case, a 1 month single entry is fine.

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