Vietnam Visa for Thailand Citizens

Last update: Jan 15, 2020

Do Thai Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Thai passport holders DO NOT need a visa for Vietnam for every stay of a maximum of 30 days. They only need a visa if they wish to stay in Vietnam for over 30 consecutive days. 

Type of visaUp to 30 daysOver 30 days
Tourist visaNot requiredRequired
Business visaNot requiredRequired

To enter Vietnam, whether under visa exemption or not, their Thai passports should:

  • be valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • have at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Thai Citizens?

Thai citizens and passport holders can choose from the following two methods to get a Vietnamese visa if their length of stay in Vietnam is longer than 30 days:

1. Get Visa at Local Vietnam Embassy

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

2. Get Vietnam Visa Upon Arrival (Recommended)

The easiest way to get a visa for Vietnam for visitors from Thailand (including Thai citizens and passport holders) who are traveling to Vietnam by air is to get Visa On Arrival (VOA).

With VOA, you apply online via by taking these steps:

Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee.
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).
Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Thai citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Thai citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain a 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 your exact Vietnam visa cost.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Hello,

I know that Thai citizen do not need a Vietnam visa if staying there for less than 30 days.
If I want to stay there for 6 weeks (42 days), so which type of visa do I need?
Should it 1 month or 3 month visa? (Thanyamon)

A: Hi Thanyamon,

If you plan to stay in Vietnam for 6 weeks, you should apply for a 3-month Vietnam visa

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