How to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka

Last update: Jul 05, 2019

This guide on how to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka is specifically for:

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

Travelers from Sri Lanka may have up to two options to get a visa to enter Vietnam:

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

Let’s learn how to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka in details one by one:

1. Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Sri Lanka

This method is suitable for Sri Lanka residents (including Sri Lanka passport holders and foreign passport holders) who travel to Vietnam by air, bus, train or cruise.

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

  • Check for the nearest address of Vietnam visa embassy in Sri Lanka
  • Submit a print-out of completed application form filled with required information
  • Submit original passport (with validity of at least 6 months beyond departure date)
  • Pay for the visa fees (money order/check/cash)
  • Submit two (02) passport-sized photos (without glass wears)
  • Prepare a new envelop with a stamp on it
  • Provide your exact home address (optional if you want to get visa delivered to your home).

Note: The required documents and procedure may vary by embassy/consulate and nationality. You should contact the office before apply for visa.

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 Sri Lanka 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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