Tourist visa (DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnam visa which is valid for up to 3 months (single/Multiple entry) or 1-year multiple entry visa (for US passport holders only) and can be renewed after your arrival in Vietnam. It is for tourism purpose only and not intended for those visitors who want to work during their stay in Vietnam.
However, according to Law 51/2019/QH14 amending and supplementing a number of articles Law on entry, exit transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam taking effect on July 1, 2020, for a tourist visa valid for more than 30 days, its holders will be granted with 30-day temporary residence only and then considered for extension after every 30 days.
A Vietnam tourist visa is NOT required for certain nationalities listed at in the Vietnam visa exemption list.
In case you are required to get a tourist visa to enter Vietnam, please make sure:
At the moment, you may apply for either of the following types of tourist visa for Vietnam:
Note: US travelers have one (01) more option for a tourist visa to Vietnam: 1 year multiple entry visa for Vietnam.
There are 02 options to get a Vietnam tourist visa online, namely:
The cost of tourist visa for Vietnam depends on the method you choose to get your visa, i.e:
Here is a sample table of Vietnam tourist visa on arrival fees offered by Vietnam-visa.com:
|Type of visa||1 pax||2 pax||3+ pax||Stamping fee|
|1 month single entry||$21||$18.25||$17.25||$25|
|3 months single entry||$34||$30.25||$28.25||$25|
|1 month multiple entry||$26||$23.25||$22.25||$50|
|3 months multiple entry||$55||$52.25||$46.75||$50|
Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax
The processing time of a tourist visa for Vietnam varies based on the way you choose to get your visa. It is also impacted by Public Holidays.
No. The procedure, required documents, and processing time and cost of getting tourist visa at Vietnam embassy may vary from embassy to embassy. In case you wish to obtain the visa through this way, please contact the embassy directly for details.
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:
No, you cannot. 1 year tourist visa is currently available for US passports only. If you are from other countries, you can only apply for 1 or 3 month tourist visa only.
Q: I have extended my tourist visa one more time after my 90-day Vietnam tourist has been expired. What should I do if I want to stay in Vietnam one further month?
A: Since you Vietnam tourist visa can be extended for only one time, you need to leave Vietnam and apply for a new 1 month visa to re-enter the country and stay there for further 1 month.
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.