Visa for Vietnam application

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The Vietnam visa replaces the old visa on arrival

For a holiday or business trip to Vietnam, you need to apply for a visa. This can easily be done online using the form on this website. To do so, you pay € 49,95 per person (see details).

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Vietnam has lifted the travel ban. Business trips and holidays to Vietnam are possible again since 15 March 2022.
Apply for your visa in time and read all about the remaining coronavirus rules in Vietnam before departure.

How can I apply for the Vietnam e-visa?

1. Apply for visa

Apply for Vietnam visa

Fill in the online application form for the Vietnam visa in a matter of minutes.

2. Pay online

Pay visas online

Pay for the visa safely and easily through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.

3. Official visa

Visa by e-mail

You receive the document by e-mail within a few days. Print it and take it with you.

Make use of the new digital Vietnam visa

On 1 February 2017, Vietnam introduced an electronic e-visa to slowly phase out the old visa on arrival. Unlike the Vietnam visa on arrival, the e-visa is granted before departure. Travellers can therefore avoid waiting in the stamping fee queue at the airport. All costs are included in the total price of € 49,95 per person. The e-visa is cheaper, easier to apply for and saves a lot of time at the airport compared to the old visa on arrival.

Visa explanation

What is the Vietnam visa? The visa for Vietnam is a travel authorisation for travelling to Vietnam. All travellers are required to possess their own visa; this includes children. Vietnam allows citizens from certain countries, including the United Kingdom (but not Ireland), to stay in Vietnam for 15 days without a visa. However, if you plan on staying longer than 15 days, you will require a visa. Submitting an online application is the easiest way to meet this requirement. After approval, the visa will be sent to you digitally by e-mail; you only need to print it and take it with you on your trip for a comfortable journey to Vietnam.


Warning Vietnam Visa on Arrival

The Vietnam embassy warns: do not make use of the visa on arrival. Many travel agencies still advertise the visa on arrival, even though the embassy strongly discourages this method. The visa on arrival was until recently the most commonly used method to travel to Vietnam. To do this, an approval letter had to be purchased before departure for roughly £20 and another stamping fee of $25 to $50 had to be paid at the airport in Vietnam. The embassy can no longer guarantee that travellers with the visa on arrival can get past the passport check without trouble.

Take note: many travel agencies claim to be able to arrange a Vietnam visa for you, even though they can only arrange an approval letter for the visa on arrival. In this case, you will still need to wait in line and pay extra costs after arrival in Vietnam. That is why it is better to make use of the visa for Vietnam on this website.


Validity term and Vietnam visa requirements

To be able to travel to Vietnam, you need to keep a number of requirements in mind. During the application process, you indicate when the visa will be valid. An exact date of arrival or departure date is not necessary yet. You also do not need to have booked transportation (flight, cruise ship or bus/coach) at this moment. You can enter and leave Vietnam once, and only at the locations which you fill in on the form. Your entire stay in Vietnam (including the day you are travelling in and out of the country) must fall within the validity term of 30 days. You are required to have established at least one place to stay at the moment of your application for the visa. You also need to meet the requirements below:

  • You must possess the Vietnam visa before starting your journey
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 more months upon arrival in Vietnam
  • You cannot have a mental illness or transmittable disease which can pose a threat to your direct environment
  • You cannot have been deported from Vietnam in the past 3 years
  • You can only arrive and depart from one of these designated airports, seaports, or border posts

Apply for Vietnam visa online

Easily apply for the Vietnam visa online. The easiest way to acquire your Vietnam visa is by applying for it online. This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through this website using the digital application form. After filling in your data, you make the payment. Finally, you upload a passport scan and passport photo through this websiteʼs easy-to-use upload tool. All of your information is first checked for commonly made mistakes. Should any errors or incompleteness be found, you will be contacted directly to correct the application.

Apply through the Vietnam embassy. Do you not meet the requirements for the e-visa? For example, because you want to stay in the country for longer than 30 days? Then you need to submit an application for a Vietnam visa at the embassy.

Apply for visa: months before departure or urgent?

Do you wish to apply for the visa several months before departure? That is not an issue, applying can be done as early as you like. Are you due to arrive within a few days? Then you should make use of the urgent delivery option in the application form. Your application will then be approved on average within 3 working days. It can occur, however, that even urgent applications take longer. Do you still have questions? Read the page with frequently asked questions. Should you be unable to find your answer there, you can always contact our customer service by phone or by e-mail.


Summary

Travel purposeTourism, business or transits
Validity30 days
EntrySingle
Delivery timeNormal: on average one week
Urgent: on average 3 working days
Cost€ 49,95 (see details) per visa
ApplyOnly online: apply now

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