Vietnam Visa Requirements

Last update: Apr 20, 2021

Do I Need a Visa to Enter Vietnam?

Yes, most international travelers to Vietnam for travel or business purposes may need to apply for a Vietnam visa, except for those included in this list of Vietnam visa exemption. To save your cost and time for a Vietnam visa, you should strictly follow the steps below:

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Select your nationality below to see whether or not you need a visa to Vietnam.
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Follow the easiest way to get a visa for Vietnam as guided if you need a valid visa to enter Vietnam.

But before you go, you need to acknowledge Vietnam visa requirements. The following is a short, clear checklist of documents required for Vietnam visa application. It applies to those who are not exempted from Vietnam visa.

Documents required for getting a Vietnam visa include:

1. Passport: valid for at least 6 months following your arrival date to Vietnam and have at least 2 blank pages for immigration stamps. A temporary passport maybe not accepted.

2. Visa Approval Letter: required if you want to get Vietnam visa on arrival at Vietnam international airports.

3. Photo: two (2) passport-sized photos (4×6 cm) and must be taken recently without glass-wear. Check detailed Vietnam visa photo requirements.

4. Visa application form: Immigration Entry and Exit Application Form for Vietnam visa on arrival.

5. Vietnam Visa Stamping Fee: paid in cash upon arrival (for Vietnam visa on arrival)

Notes:

  • Travelers who transit through Vietnam airport should check the airlines for Vietnam visa requirements;
  • Travelers directly visiting Phu Quoc Island, either by boat or airplane from a country other than Vietnam, and stay for less than 30 days are not required to have Vietnam visa.
  • In case you are granted visa-free access to Vietnam, you just need a passport with at least 6 months of validity following your date of entry into Vietnam.
  • The visa approval letter is valid at the airport only. So if travelers enter Vietnam by land or cruise, they can apply for a Vietnam visa via the local embassy.

Check Vietnam visa requirements by nationality:

Or select your nationality in the list below to check whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not!

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Countries Tourist visa Business visa Visa on arrival
Australia Required Required Eligible
Canada Required Required Eligible
China Required Required Eligible
France Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Germany Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Hong Kong Required Required Eligible
India Required Required Eligible
Japan Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Netherlands Required Required Eligible
New Zealand Required Required Eligible
Poland Required Required Eligible
Singapore Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
South Africa Required Required Eligible
South Korea Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Switzerland Required Required Eligible
Taiwan Required Required Eligible
Thailand Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
United Arab Emirates Required Required Eligible
United Kingdom Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
United States Required Required Eligible
Countries Tourist visa Business visa Visa on arrival
Afghanistan Required Required Eligible
Albania Required Required Eligible
Algeria Required Required Eligible
American Samoa Required Required Eligible
Andorra Required Required Eligible
Angola Required Required Eligible
Antigua and Barbuda Required Required Eligible
Argentina Required Required Eligible
Armenia Required Required Eligible
Australia Required Required Eligible
Austria Required Required Eligible
Azerbaijan Required Required Eligible
Bahrain Required Required Eligible
Bangladesh Required Required Eligible
Barbados Required Required Eligible
Belarus Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Belgium Required Required Eligible
Belize Required Required Eligible
Benin Required Required Eligible
Bermuda Required Required Eligible
Bhutan Required Required Eligible
Bolivia Required Required Eligible
Bosnia & Herzegovina Required Required Eligible
Botswana Required Required Eligible
Bouvet Required Required Eligible
Brazil Required Required Eligible
Brunei Not required (14 days) Not required (14 days) Eligible
Bulgaria Required Required Eligible
Burkina Faso Required Required Eligible
Burundi Required Required Eligible
Cambodia Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Cameroon Required Required Eligible
Canada Required Required Eligible
Cape Verde Required Required Eligible
Cayman Islands Required Required Eligible
Central Africa Required Required Eligible
Chad Required Required Eligible
Chile Not required (90 days) Required Eligible
China Required Required Eligible
Colombia Required Required Eligible
Comoros Required Required Eligible
Congo Required Required Eligible
Cook Islands Required Required Eligible
Costa Rica Required Required Eligible
Cote d'Ivoire Required Required Eligible
Croatia Required Required Eligible
Cuba Required Required Eligible
Cyprus Required Required Eligible
Czech Required Required Eligible
Denmark Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Djibouti Required Required Eligible
Dominica Required Required Eligible
Dominican Required Required Eligible
East Timor Required Required Eligible
Ecuador Required Required Eligible
Egypt Required Required Eligible
El Salvador Required Required Eligible
Equatorial Guinea Required Required Eligible
Eritrea Required Required Eligible
Estonia Required Required Eligible
Ethiopia Required Required Eligible
Falkland Required Required Eligible
Faroe Required Required Eligible
Fiji Required Required Eligible
Finland Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
France Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Gabon Required Required Eligible
Gambia Required Required Eligible
Georgia Required Required Eligible
Germany Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Ghana Required Required Eligible
Gibraltar Required Required Eligible
Greece Required Required Eligible
Greenland Required Required Eligible
Grenada Required Required Eligible
Guadelaupe Required Required Eligible
Guam Required Required Eligible
Guatemala Required Required Eligible
Guernsey Required Required Eligible
Guiana Required Required Eligible
Guinea Required Required Eligible
Guinea Bissau Required Required Eligible
Guyana Required Required Eligible
Haiti Required Required Eligible
Heard Required Required Eligible
Honduras Required Required Eligible
Hong Kong Required Required Eligible
Hungary Required Required Eligible
Iceland Required Required Eligible
India Required Required Eligible
Indonesia Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Iran Required Required Eligible
Iraq Required Required Eligible
Ireland Required Required Eligible
Isle of Man Required Required Eligible
Israel Required Required Eligible
Italy Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Jamaica Required Required Eligible
Japan Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Jersey Required Required Eligible
Jordan Required Required Eligible
Kazakhstan Required Required Eligible
Kenya Required Required Eligible
Kiribati Required Required Eligible
Kuwait Required Required Eligible
Kyrgyzstan Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Laos Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Latvia Required Required Eligible
Lebanon Required Required Eligible
Lesotho Required Required Eligible
Liberia Required Required Eligible
Libya Required Required Eligible
Liechtenstein Required Required Eligible
Lithuania Required Required Eligible
Luxembourg Required Required Eligible
Macau Required Required Eligible
Macedonia Required Required Eligible
Madagascar Required Required Eligible
Malawi Required Required Eligible
Malaysia Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Maldives Required Required Eligible
Mali Required Required Eligible
Malta Required Required Eligible
Mariana Required Required Eligible
Marshall Islands Required Required Eligible
Martinique Required Required Eligible
Mauritania Required Required Eligible
Mauritius Required Required Eligible
Mayotte Required Required Eligible
Mexico Required Required Eligible
Micronesia Required Required Eligible
Moldova Required Required Eligible
Monaco Required Required Eligible
Mongolia Required Required Eligible
Montenegro Required Required Eligible
Montserrat Required Required Eligible
Morocco Required Required Eligible
Mozambique Required Required Eligible
Myanmar Not required (14 days) Not required (14 days) Eligible
Namibia Required Required Eligible
Nauru Required Required Eligible
Nepal Required Required Eligible
Netherlands Required Required Eligible
Neutral Zone Required Required Eligible
New Caledonia Required Required Eligible
New Zealand Required Required Eligible
Nicaragua Required Required Eligible
Niger Required Required Eligible
Nigeria Required Required Eligible
Niue Required Required Eligible
Norfolk Island Required Required Eligible
North Korea Required Required Eligible
Northern Ireland Required Required Eligible
Norway Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Oman Required Required Eligible
Pakistan Required Required Eligible
Palau Required Required Eligible
Palestine Required Required Eligible
Panama Required Required Eligible
Papua New Guinea Required Required Eligible
Paraguay Required Required Eligible
Peru Required Required Eligible
Philippines Not required (21 days) Not required (21 days) Eligible
Pitcairn Required Required Eligible
Poland Required Required Eligible
Polynesia Required Required Eligible
Portugal Required Required Eligible
Puerto Rico Required Required Eligible
Qatar Required Required Eligible
Reunion Required Required Eligible
Romania Required Required Eligible
Russia Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Rwanda Required Required Eligible
Saint Helena Required Required Eligible
Saint Kitts and Nevis Required Required Eligible
Saint Lucia Required Required Eligible
Saint Pierre Required Required Eligible
Saint Vincent Required Required Eligible
Samoa Required Required Eligible
San Marino Required Required Eligible
Sao Tome and Principe Required Required Eligible
Saudi Arabia Required Required Eligible
Scotland Required Required Eligible
Senegal Required Required Eligible
Serbia Required Required Eligible
Seychelles Required Required Eligible
Sierra Leone Required Required Eligible
Singapore Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Slovakia Required Required Eligible
Slovenia Required Required Eligible
Solomon Required Required Eligible
Somalia Required Required Eligible
South Africa Required Required Eligible
South Georgia Required Required Eligible
South Korea Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
South Sudan Required Required Eligible
Spain Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
Sri Lanka Required Required Eligible
Sudan Required Required Eligible
Suriname Required Required Eligible
Svalbard Required Required Eligible
Swaziland Required Required Eligible
Sweden Required Required Eligible
Switzerland Required Required Eligible
Syrian Arab Required Required Eligible
Taiwan Required Required Eligible
Tajikistan Required Required Eligible
Tanzania Required Required Eligible
Thailand Not required (30 days) Not required (30 days) Eligible
Tibet Required Required Eligible
Togo Required Required Eligible
Tokelau Required Required Eligible
Tonga Required Required Eligible
Trinidad and Tobago Required Required Eligible
Tunisia Required Required Eligible
Turkey Required Required Eligible
Turkmenistan Required Required Eligible
Turks and Caicos Required Required Eligible
Tuvalu Required Required Eligible
Uganda Required Required Eligible
Ukraine Required Required Eligible
United Arab Emirates Required Required Eligible
United Kingdom Not required (15 days) Not required (15 days) Eligible
United States Required Required Eligible
Uruguay Required Required Eligible
Uzbekistan Required Required Eligible
Vanuatu Required Required Eligible
Vatican Required Required Eligible
Venezuela Required Required Eligible
Virgin Islands, British Required Required Eligible
Virgin Islands, U.S. Required Required Eligible
Western Sahara Required Required Eligible
Yemen Required Required Eligible
Yugoslavia Required Required Eligible
Zaire Required Required Eligible
Zambia Required Required Eligible
Zimbabwe Required Required Eligible

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be advised that the Vietnam visa requirements depend on your nationality. So, please let us know your nationality via chat online or select your nationality above to check your visa requirement.

Your Vietnam visa photo must be recently taken with NO glass-wears and its accepted size is 4x6cm (2×2 inch photos are fine too).

In fact, the required documents to apply for Vietnam visa at the local vary among embassies/consulates. Kindly contact local Vietnam embassy/consulate in your area directly for detailed guidelines. Travelers are generally required to submit the documents below:

  1. Your actual signed passport with at least 6 months of validity prior to the entry date to Vietnam
  2. An accomplished and signed application form, along with 02 visa-size photos (4x6cm)
  3. Visa fees (Certified Check or Money order) paid to the Embassy/consulate
  4. Prepaid return envelope (USPS or Fedex) if you would like to get your visa by post/mail.

No, you can’t. Visa on arrival is just applied for air travel. In case you get into Vietnam by land through a border gate, consider applying for a full visa at the local embassy/consulate or e-visa prior to your departure.

We can process the visa approval letter in case your passport is valid for less than 6 months following your arrival date in Vietnam. However, the letter may be refused by your airlines due to your passport validity. To make all things smooth, we highly recommend you renew your passport or contact your airline before applying for Vietnam visa online.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)

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