If you are planning a leisure trip to Vietnam, the thing you must keep in mind is a Vietnam tourist visa, as it may ruin your trip in certain manners.
This is why we want to help you through full information about this type of Vietnam visa, including:
- What is a tourist visa for Vietnam?
- Who do not need a visa to visit Vietnam as a tourist?
- Vietnam tourist visa types?
- Vietnam tourist visa requirements?
- How to get a Vietnam tourist visa, processing time, and fees
- How to extend Vietnam tourist visa?
Now, let’s go on.
Table of Contents
1. What is Vietnam tourist visa?
Vietnam tourist visa (DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnam visa. It is an official document or stamp that authorizes an individual to enter Vietnam for the purpose of leisure and tourism. Certain travelers also call it a travel visa, or visitor visa, or holiday visa.
During their stay in Vietnam, tourist visa holders are not allowed to either work or do business purposes.
2. Who do not need a tourist visa for Vietnam?
Vietnam has exempted Vietnam tourist visa for certain nationalities under the bilateral and unilateral agreements.
Here are the cases of Vietnam tourist visa exemptions (waivers):
- Belarus (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Brunei (no tourist visa for up to 14 days in Vietnam)
- Cambodia (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- Chile (no tourist visa for up to 90 days in Vietnam)
- Denmark (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Finland (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- France (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Germany (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Indonesia (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- Italy (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Japan (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Kyrgyzstan (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- Laos (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- Malaysia (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- Myanmar (no tourist visa for up to 14 days in Vietnam)
- Norway (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Philippines (no tourist visa for up to 21 days in Vietnam)
- Panama (no tourist visa for up to 90 days in Vietnam)
- Russia (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Singapore (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- South Korea (no tourist visa for up to 45days in Vietnam)
- Spain (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Sweden (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- Thailand (no tourist visa for up to 30 days in Vietnam)
- United Kingdom (excluding BNO) (no tourist visa for up to 45 days in Vietnam)
- No tourist visa for those directly visiting Phu Quoc from a foreign country, staying there for no more than 30 days, and then leaving Phu Quoc for another country.
👉 Check full details here https://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-visa-exemption/.
3. Vietnam tourist visa types
Previously, Vietnam tourist visa is available in 5 types as follows:
- 30-day single entry visa,
- 30-day multiple entry visa,
- 90-day single entry visa,
- 90-day multiple entry visa, and
Note: the 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens has been suspended until further notice by the Vietnam Government.
4. Vietnam tourist visa requirements
To get a tourist visa for Vietnam, you must make sure that:
- Your passport is valid for at least 06 months from your Vietnam entry date and has blank pages;
- Your Vietnam visa photo which is in hard copy or soft copy, depending on your way of applying for Vietnam tourist visa;
- A completed Vietnam tourist visa form (in paper or online); and
- Visa fees.
5. How to get a Vietnam tourist visa?
There are 02 ways to get a tourist visa for Vietnam, consisting:
- Applying for Vietnam evisa (highly recommended)
- Applying for Vietnam visa on arrival (in case an evisa cannot be issued on time)
5.1 Apply for Vietnam e-visa online
Vietnam tourist evisa is now available for citizens of all countries and territories in the world. It can be applied yourself at the official evisa website of the Vietnam Government or through our assistance as follows.
👉How to apply for the Vietnam e-visa with us:
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- Quick and guaranteed processing: 5-7 working days, 4 working days, and emergency.
- Full package fee. No hidden charges.
- 24/7 support.
5.1.2 Apply for Vietnam tourist visa on arrival (VOA)
Vietnam tourist visa on arrival is the type of visa that the applicants will first apply online for a visa approval letter, and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.
This type of visa application was popular when evisa was available for certain nationalities only. But now, it should be used when you are in emergency and cannot get the evisa issued on time.
Important notes to Vietnam tourist visa on arrival
- The processing time of the Vietnam tourist visa approval letter depends on your request, a few working hours up to a few working days.
- You will need to pay the stamping fee at Vietnam airport, which is US $25.
- You must leave Vietnam by your visa expiry date.
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6. How to extend a Vietnam tourist visa?
At the moment, a Vietnam tourist visa cannot be extended in Vietnam. In order to further remain in Vietnam after it gets expired, many travelers opt to do a visa run.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The procedure, required documents, processing time, and cost of getting a tourist visa at the Vietnam embassy may vary from embassy to embassy. Please contact the embassy directly for details if you wish to obtain the visa this way.
In order to process an approval letter for Vietnam tourist visa (sometimes called Vietnam travel visas), you need to provide us with the following information:
- Full name on passport
- Your date of birth
- Your Nationality on passport
- Your passport number
- Travel dates. They are not required to be exact, planned ones can be provided.
No, you cannot. You can only apply for a 30-day or 90-day tourist visa only.
No, you can’t.
No employment is allowed while you are in Vietnam on a tourist visa. And if you are caught working illegally, you’ll end up in a world of trouble. As such, you are not advised to do so.
If you want to work in Vietnam, first find an employer who is willing to apply for your work permit.