How to get Vietnam visa in Hong Kong

Last update: Aug 07, 2019

This is the guide on how to get a Vietnam visa from Hong Kong for:

  • Holders of Hong Kong Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in Hong Kong whose nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list or who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption.

Travelers from Hong Kong may have up to two options to get a visa to enter Vietnam:

  • Get the visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Hong Kong, or
  • Get visa on arrival at Vietnam airport.

Let’s learn how to get Vietnam visa in Hong Kong in details one by one.

Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Hong Kong

This option is suitable for Hong Kong residents (including Hong Kong passport holders and foreign passport holders living in Hong Kong) who visit Vietnam by air, bus, train or cruise and whose residence or working place is near the embassy.

If you apply in person for Vietnam visa at local embassy, you have to:

  • Contact Vietnam embassy in Hong Kong for details on required documents to get a visa there, visa procedure as well as visa fees.
  • Travel to the embassy to submit the documents as required by the embassy and pay the visa fees.
  • Travel again to the embassy to receive your passport and visa.

Note: The required documents for visa application, the visa procedure, fees and processing time as well may vary by nationality. As such, you are highly recommended to contact the embassy before applying for your visa.

Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Also known as visa at the airport, Visa on Arrival (VOA) is legally issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. It is available for those who fly to Vietnam.
To get visa on arrival from Hong Kong to Vietnam, you apply online through by taking 3 simple steps:

Step 1
Fill in the secured application form, double check the information and pay for service fee through Credit/ Debit Card, Western Union, or OnePay/ PayPal;
Step 2
Receive the visa approval letter through email after 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) or even 2-4 working hours (super urgent service) - for tourist visa
Step 3
Prepare the essential documents (*), board the plane to Vietnam, then present them to Vietnam Immigration Officer, and pay for stamping fee to pick visa stamp at Vietnam airport.


  • (*) Essential documents: the printed-out approval letter, original passport, a hard copy of Vietnam Entry & Exit form, 02 passport-sized photos, and cash for stamping fee;
  • Passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months following the date you enter Vietnam and has at least 2 blank pages left.
  • 02 passport-sized photos are taken without glass wears.
  • Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for air travelers only.
  • Cost of Vietnam visa on arrival includes: visa service fee paid online and stamping fee paid in cash at Vietnam airport.

For more details about visa on arrival, visit here.
In case you wish to fill out your information offline, you can download Vietnam visa application forms, fill it out and send to email at You will receive our reply email with the payment link to make payment for the visa service fee and then visa will be normally processed.

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