Vietnam evisa - General Information
Vietnam e-Visa is an official electronic visa that was introduced in 2017 to make traveling easier for foreign tourists.
In contrast to a regular visa, in order to obtain an e-Visa for Vietnam, one does not have to visit an embassy or consulate. The application for a Vietnam e-Visa can be completed entirely online.
A traveler should fill out a short online form, upload the documents, cover the visa fees, and download the approved electronic visa to Vietnam from the email.
Vietnam e-Visa serves tourism and business purposes and can be issued as a single- or multiple-entry visa. Both types of visas remain valid and allow their holders to stay in Vietnam for 90 days.
Who needs an e-Visa for Vietnam?
All visa-required nationals need a visa for Vietnam. However, only some countries are eligible to apply for Vietnam visa online. Check the list below to see if you can get a Vietnam e-Visa:
- United Arab Emirates
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- United States
*Except Chinese e-passport holders.
If your nationality is not on the list, you should contact the nearest embassy to schedule a visit to obtain a regular visa.
Vietnamese e-Visa application
Anyone can apply for a Vietnam visa online - it does not take much time or effort. The Vietnamese e-Visa application process can be completed from any convenient place, provided there is an internet connection. An eligible applicant should take their electronic device and complete these steps:
- Fill out the application form. Provide the requested details on our website and make sure they are correct and relevant.
- Attach the documents. Your application won’t be approved without the documents that meet the requirements.
- Pay the fees. There are several online payment options to choose from.
Once your payment is successful, you have to await the result. Most applicants get approval within a week. The confirmed Vietnam e-Visa is delivered as a PDF document via email.
Validity period and permitted stay
An e-Visa for Vietnam is available in two types: a single-entry and a multiple-entry visa. Both types remain effective for 90 days from the date specified on the issued Vietnam e-Visa. A single-entry electronic visa allows one to enter Vietnam once, while a multiple-entry visa permits numerous visits to the country during the validity period.
One visit cannot exceed 90 days. To be able to return to the country, you should leave its territory for a few days and then come back for another 90-day period, provided you have a multiple-entry e-Visa for Vietnam, and it still stays valid.
In order to apply for Vietnam visa online, it is mandatory to provide copies of the required documents:
- a passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of planned entry into Vietnam)
- an applicant’s photo (front-view, in color, with white background)
The copies must be clear and of decent quality. They can be made using a smartphone camera or a web camera.
Ports supporting e-Visas
Not all entry ports in Vietnam accept an electronic visa. You can enter the country only through the entry port chosen in the Vietnam e-Visa application form, so be extremely careful when entering the information.
The list of ports that support an e-Visa for Vietnam is presented below:
- Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
- Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
- Can Tho International Airport
- Da Nang International Airport
- Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
- Phu Bai Int Airport
- Phu Quoc International Airport
- Tân Sơn Nhất Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
- Bo Y
- Cau Treo
- Cha Lo
- Ha Tien
- Huu Nghi
- La Lay
- Lao Bao
- Lao Cai
- Moc Bai
- Mong Cai
- Na Meo
- Nam Can
- Song Tien
- Tay Trang
- Tinh Bien
- Xa Mat
- Chan May Seaport
- Cam Pha Seaport
- Hai Phong
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Hon Gai
- Nghi Son Seaport
- Nha Trang
- Quy Nhon Seaport
- Vung Tau Seaport