Vietnam Visa for US Citizens – Tourist and Busines

Last update: Mar 20, 2023

All about Vietnam tourist visa and business visa for US citizens (Americans)!

Do United States Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Yes. All US citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam for business or leisure trips.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Vietnam visa types available for US citizens

The US citizens can obtain one of the following types of visa for a leisure or business trip to Vietnam:

  • 1 month single entry visa,
  • 1 month multiple entry visa,
  • 3 months single entry visa,
  • 3 months multiple entry visa,
  • 1 year multiple entry visa


  • US citizens visiting Vietnam under a 1-year tourist visa must leave the country after every 90 days of stay.
  • US citizens visiting Vietnam under a 1-year business visa must leave the country after every 6 months of stay.

Due to Covid 19, the following visa types are temporarily suspended:

  • For business visa:
    • 1 year multiple entry visa.
  • For tourist visa:
    • 1 month multiple entry visa,
    • 3 months single entry visa,
    • 3 months multiple entry visa,
    • 1 year multiple entry visa.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for US Citizens

How to get a Vietnam visa for US passport holders depends on the type of visa they get, i.e. tourist visa or business visa. You can find the detailed instructions below.

1. How to get a Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens

Currently, the US passport holders can get a 30 days single entry tourist visa only which is issued in the form of a loose-leaf visa and must be obtained before departure for Vietnam (it is known as Vietnam e visa or electronic visa).

This type of tourist visa can be applied for online by the applicants themselves or their representatives and is then issued online by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

It normally takes you 3 working days or longer to get this e-visa yourself, depending on the volume of applications submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department.

BUT in case you want to guarantee the visa for your trip to Vietnam, or find it complicated to complete the online form with the Immigration Department, we are here to help. Our service guarantees that you will get your visa in

  • 4-5 working days,
  • 3 working days,
  • 2 working days,
  • Same day,
  • Emergency

The process is quite simple as follows:

You complete our secure online visa application form and make payment.
We will complete your Vietnam visa forms with the Vietnam Immigration Department and follow up your visa processing.
We will then download your visa when it is issued and send it to your registered email together with a detailed guide on requirements and regulations on Vietnam entry.
You will only need to download your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to complete the entry into Vietnam.

It’s easy to follow, right?  Let’s get started!

P/S: Vietnam tourist visa on arrival has not been resumed yet.

2. How to get a Vietnam business visa for US citizens

In order to apply for a business visa, you – as a US citizen (passport holder), are REQUIRED to have a sponsor company in Vietnam.

There are 02 steps that you and your employer in Vietnam need to follow to get a business visa to Vietnam as follows:

  • Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
    • In this step, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2 which must be completed online here.
      • Form NA16
      • Certified business registration
    • And then, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department which will process the application within 5 – 7 working days of receipt of full valid documents.
    • If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter which allows you to get a business visa for Vietnam.
  • Step 2: Get business visa stamp
    • In this step, you will get a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before your departure for Vietnam.

In case you and your company need help for a business visa approval letter to Vietnam, we are always here to support you. You all will be assisted in every step from the start of your application until you successfully get the visa and land in Vietnam.

How much is Vietnam visa for US Citizens

The Vietnam visa fees for US citizens vary depending on the type of visa they wish to obtain.

  • For a tourist visa online, they will need to pay the Government fee which is US $25 for a visa and the service fee (if they use a service to guarantee and expedite their visa delivery.
  • For a business visa, they will need to pay 02 types of fees, which are:
    • Visa approval letter fee which may vary depending on their application method (by their sponsor company themselves or a local assistant); and
    • Business visa stamping fee (which may vary from embassy to embassy).

Check the table below for the exact amount of Vietnam visa cost if you use our Vietnam visa assistance service:

Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for US Citizens

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
1 - 2 pax 3 - 4 pax From 5 pax
4 - 5 working days 50 49 48
3 working days 60 59 57
2 working days 75 73 71
Emergency ☎ +84946583583

Note: This is full-package fee for a 30-day tourist visa, including the Government fee and service fee

Vietnam Business Visa Fees for US Citizens

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days 270*
3 working days ☎ +84946583583

Note: This fee does not include the visa stamping fee collected by the Vietnam embassy/consulate or at the Vietnam airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, of course. In case you are traveling to Vietnam for a holiday, you can apply for a 30-day evisa. In case you come to Vietnam for work and have a sponsor company in Vietnam, you can get a business visa which is valid for up 3 months.

No. We are sorry that the Vietnam visa on arrival has not been resumed yet. The US citizens only have one way to get a tourist visa for Vietnam now which is well detailed above. In case you need help, just let us know via or Hotline/Zalo/WhatsApp/Viber number at +84.946.583.583.

No. This type of visa is temporarily not available now.

No. Please be informed that Vietnam has no visa type called retirement visa. Please check the Vietnam visa types here.

Yes. You need a valid visa for Vietnam. You may have 02 options as follows:

Let us know your choice and we will guide you to do all the necessary things to get it.

Please be advised that the Vietnam visa application fee charged by is paid online. We accept your payment via:

  • OnePay: with major debit/credit cards including Credit Card, VISA Card, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, etc.
  • Paypal: please transfer your payment to

You can if you hold a business visa but you cannot if you have a tourist visa. In case of a tourist visa, you are recommended to do a visa run.

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