From February 1, 2017, nationals from 40 countries visiting Vietnam will be able to apply for a Vietnam e-visa. This kind of visa is valid for 30 days with one single entry. This move belongs to the two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic Vietnam visa system for foreign tourists visiting the country announced by the Vietnam Government.
Following is the full list of eligible nationalities for Vietnam e-visa:
China (Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders)
United States of America
It will take 3 working days for tourists to find out if their applications have been approved or not.
Successful applicants will be able to print off their e-visas to present when they arrive.
Visitors can touch down at any of Vietnam’s 8 international airports, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang in the central region. They can also arrive via land at 13 international border gates, and via sea at 7 ports across the country.
In addition to this new type of e-visa, Vietnam visa on arrival is currently a popular way to get a visa for Vietnam as its application is also made online and requires no document at all.
To see a brief comparison between these two kinds of visa, refer to https://www.vietnam-visa.com/compare-vietnam-visa-on-arrival-and-vietnam-e-visa/.