Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements & Size

Last update: Mar 26, 2024


Not sure about applying Vietnam visa photo? What are the requirements, size, guidelines, specifications, and rules for Vietnam visa photos? Just review the guide below.

1. Do I Need Photo for Vietnam Visa?

Yes. No matter whether you apply for an eVisa for Vietnam, or a visa on arrival, you need to attach photo(s). However, the Vietnam visa photo requirements in each case are different.

Below you will find the detailed requirements for Vietnam evisa photo and Vietnam visa on arrival photo that you need to follow. Failure to follow those requirements may result in an additional charge for taking photo right at the airport (visa on arrival) or a delay in your visa processing (evisa).

2. Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements & Size

You will find here the photo requirements for Vietnam evisa and visa on arrival.

2.1 Vietnam eVisa photo size & requirements

Please note that when applying for an eVisa for Vietnam online, you need to upload 2 types of photo, which are portrait photo and passport page photo. They are both digital and meet the following requirements

2.1.1 Vietnam eVisa portrait photo requirements

Your portrait photo for evisa application must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 4 x 6 cm (standard size of Vietnamese photography) or 2 x 2 inches in .jpg format with maximum file size of 1024Kb
  • Be taken within the last 6 months
  • Be clear and in focus, in color and unaltered by computer software
  • Contain no other objects or people
  • Be taken against a plain light-coloured background
  • Be in clear contrast to the background
  • Have no ‘red eye’
  • Capture your head, shoulders and upper body
  • show you with:
    • facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
    • a plain expression and your mouth closed
    • your eyes open and visible
    • no hair in front of your eyes
    • no head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
    • nothing covering your face
    • no shadows on your face or behind you

Do not wear glasses in your photo unless you have to do so (this is one of the most common Vietnam evisa mistakes). If you must wear glasses, they cannot be sunglasses or tinted glasses, and you must make sure your eyes are not covered by the frames or any glare, reflection or shadow.

Vietnam evisa portrait photo size and requirements

2.1.2 Vietnam evisa passport photo requirements

Your passport page photo for Vietnam evisa application must meet the following conditions:

  • Be clear and of high quality, in .jpg format
  • Show full information on your passport page
  • Have no part missed, cut or hidden
  • Have a maximum file size of 2048Kb
Vietnam evisa passport bio photo requirements

2.2 Vietnam Visa on arrival photo requirements

To get a visa on arrival, you are required to prepare 2 portrait photo to submit upon landing for visa stamping. Review and follow the rules and guidelines below to make sure your photos are qualified:

  • The photos size should be 4 x 6 cm (standard Vietnam photography size) or 2 x 2 inches.
  • The photos should be identical, taken within the past 06 months.
  • The photos must be in color, printed on bond paper or professional photo paper.
  • They must be full face, front view with a solid, plain bright background.
  • A hat or headgear must be kept out unless it must be worn for religious purposes.
  • The outfit with the exception of religious attire should not be worn.
  • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons.
  • In some exceptional cases, consistent objects like prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar items are still accepted.
  • No smile. Just keep a neutral expression.

Please prepare 02 photos as styled following Vietnam visa requirements and guidelines above to avoid any hassle at Vietnam airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Like adults, children need their own photo to get a visa for Vietnam. It can be a bit trickier photographing kids, especially newborns, infants, and babies which’s why we have some recommendations for you:

  • No one else can be in the picture. Having parents or someone else in the photo is the number one issue and cause of rejection for infant photos.
  • Keep toys, pacifiers, bottles, and other objects out of the picture.
  • Place a white sheet behind the baby if laying him down or sitting in a chair. By this way, the background is solid white and mothering else is visible.
  • Do your best to square up the face of the baby and snap the picture with his eyes open.

In case you do not have time to prepare 2 photos in advance, you can get them directly at the photo store of Vietnam airport. It costs around US $2.

No. Sunglasses and hats are not allowed in the visa photo, except for religious or ethnic headwear that does not cover the face. Your face should be fully visible in the photo.

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