How to get Vietnam visa in South Korea

Last update: Aug 08, 2019

This guide on how to get Vietnam visa in South Korea is specifically for:

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

Travelers from South Korea may have up to two options to get a visa to enter Vietnam:

  • Getting the visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in South Korea, or
  • Get visa on arrival at Vietnam airport.

Let’s learn how to get Vietnam visa in South Korea in details one by one:

1. Visa at Vietnam Embassy in South Korea

This way to get a visa for Vietnam is suitable for those whose residence or working place is close to the Vietnam embassy in Seoul, Korea.

To apply for a visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Korea, you are highly recommended to follow the following steps:

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

  1. Contact the embassy for guidance on documents to be prepared, procedure to follow and also visa fees to pay;
  2. Prepare the required documents;
  3. Visit the embassy to submit the visa application documents and visa fees as well, or send them by post.
  4. Visit the embassy again to receive the visa and original passport or get them sent by the embassy via post.

2. 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 South Korea to Vietnam, you apply online via 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)
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 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 this Vietnam visa application form in doc., fill it out and send to our 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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