Depending from which country you hold a passport, you might need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. You can buy a single entry visa for 1 month or 3 months. If you enter Vietnam more than once you need a 'multiple entry' visa (eg if you visit Cambodia and come back). You can apply for a visa in different ways.
  • citizens of many countries are eligble for e-Visa application. Visitors can apply online for a 30-day, single-entry visa by paying a non-refundable application fee. The process for verifying the visa request will take a maximum of 3 working days. Please visit the official governement site for e-visa application. This option is only fir single-entry visa!
  • obtain a visa on arrival at the customs in Vietnam. You need to bring an invitation letter, which can be applied for online: Vietnam Visa online (takes 2 days). Make sure you take U.S. Dollars and 2 passport photos with you. Tis is a good option if you need a multiple-entry visa
  • go to the Vietnamese Ambassy in your country. Usually they need 2 passport photos          

Visa exemption:
Not more than 30 days: for citizens of Asian Nationals such as Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand (except Myanmar & Cambodia).
Citizens from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain will be allowed to visit Vietnam visa-free for 15-day stays. The initiative will be valid until 31.6.2021.
Not more than 15 days: for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Russia. French citizens holding valid diplomatic passports are exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for up three (03) months at one time or on several visits within six (06) months since their first immigration dates.
Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports are exempted from entry transit visas and are allowed to stay for up 60 days on each visit.


For entering Vietnam a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is required.

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