What is eVisa to Vietnam
Vietnam eVisa is an online visa that the Vietnamese authorities implemented in 2017. The visa is available for eligible foreigners who wish to travel to Vietnam for short-term purposes related to leisure, business or transit.
Thanks to the online visa system, eligible applicants are able to apply for a Vietnam visa just with a valid passport and this way they can save plenty of time and energy.
The Vietnam electronic visa covers one entry to the country and enables staying there for up to 30 days, remaining valid for 30 days as well.
Grab any electronic device, check your Internet connection and apply for your Vietnam eVisa within minutes. The approved visa will arrive directly to your email address specified during the online application. Do remember to submit your application at least 5 business days before the planned trip!
Important: A holder of a Vietnam online visa neither needs to pay the stamping fees nor stand in long immigration lines.
Types of Vietnam eVisa
There is only one type of Vietnam eVisa, which is a single-entry permit allowing one to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days. The visa covers the following travel purposes:
- tourism: all kinds of leisure-related purposes, such as vacations, family and friend reunions, sightseeing, etc.;
- business: handling various business affairs, including contract negotiations, business events/meeting/conferences;
- transit: stopping in Vietnam on your way to the final destination.
Vietnam eVisa requirements
Eligible applicants just need to have the following two documents:
- a digital copy of the valid passport bio-data page
- a face photograph
Note: Our team of eVisa experts will handle the received file to adjust them to the governmental requiremets. You may simply use your PC or phone camera to take the pictures of the required documents.
Vietnam eVisa application form
It shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to successfully submit your Vietnam eVisa application. Just make sure to follow these simple steps:
- Select your travel purpose and start filling the online form by providing all the necessary details. Next, upload the supporting documents, i.e., a digital copy of your bio-data passport page and face photo.
- Cover the processing fee of 79 Euro using one of the available secure methods of online payment.
- Refresh your email address and receive the approved eVisa delivered to you as a PDF file. Print it out and set off for Vietnam!
Please note that it may take up to 5 business days to receive your eVisa approval. What is more, the processing time is at the total discretion of the Government of Vietnam and may extend under certain circumstances. Always remembr to double-check the information provided in the application form to ensure that no corrections will be necessary.
Vietnam eVisa validity
The Vietnam electronic visa is issued for 30 days, while the validity period starts on the date you plan to enter Vietnam. You will need to exit the country before your visa expires.
Provide the correct date of your intended arrival in Vietnam when applying online to ensure that your visa will cover the entire duration of your trip.
Moreover, please note that you can extend your Vietnam eVisa by covering an additional extension fee. For this purpose, contact the local Immigration Department Office.
Who needs an eVisa to Vietnam – list of eligible countries
Below, you will find the complete list of countries whose citizens can apply for a visa for Vietnam online:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- East Timor
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- Korea, South
- Macau (SAR)
- Macedonia (North)
- Marshall Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
* eVisa cannot be issued for the Chinese e-passport holders.
Additionally, there are some nationalities who can enjoy visa-free entry to Vietnam for a stipulated length of time:
- Chile: a stay not exceeding 90 days
- Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore,Malaysia, Thailand: a stay not exceeding 30 days
- Philippines: a stay up to 21 days
- Myanmar, Brunei: a stay up to 14 days
- Denmark, Belarus, France, Spain, Finland, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Norway, Japan, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom: a stay up to 15 days
Important! Each citizens allowed a 15-day visa-free stay must remember to exit the country for at least 30 days and only then they can enter Vietnam again for another 15-day stay without a visa.
Also, if you are eligible for a visa-free entry but you wish to stay in Vietnam for longer, you should apply for a visa covering the duration of your planned stay in Vietnam.
Vietnam entry ports recognizing eVisa system
A visa applicant needs to select one entry port through which they will be entering Vietnam. Only the following entry ports recognize the electronic visa system:
- Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
- Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
- Phu Quoc International Airport
- Can Tho International Airport
- Phu Bai Int Airport
- Da Nang International Airport
- Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
- 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
- Da Nang Seaport
- Duong Dong Seaport
- Cam Pha Seaport
- Hai Phong
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Hon Gai
- Nghi Son Seaport
- Nha Trang
- Quy Nhon Seaport
- Vung Tau Seaport
- Vung Ang Seaport
Important! Should you change your plans and decide to enter Vietnam through a different entry port that the one that you’ve selected in your online application form (including the change to the same type of entry port), you are advised to submit a new eVisa application as you may encounter some problems upon the border – your eVisa may be considered as invalid.
A traveler who wishes to stop in Vietnam just to take the connecting flight to their final destination still need to hold a valid visa obtained prior to travel.
Check your eligibility and do remember to apply for a Vietnam eVisa at least 5 business days in advance and receive the approved document on time.
When will I receive my eVisa to Vietnam?
At the moment you submit your application via our website, one of our visa experts will start revising it before it is send for the final approval of the Vietnamese Government. Once we receive the governmental approval of your visa application, you will receive an email containing the approved visa in a PDF file.
Do I need to print the Vietnam eVisa?
Yes. The Vietnam eVisa approval must be printed out. Its printed copy will be verified at the port you will be enter Vietnam through, which should be the same port as the one selected during the online application.
What if my eVisa to Vietnam is not approved?
If you received the eVisa rejection, don’t hesitate to reach our support team immediately – send us an email, give us a call or use our contact form. We will do our best to find the reason for your visa rejection and the way to link you with your eVisa on time.
How long can I stay in Vietnam with my eVisa?
Vietnam eVisa enables one entry to the country and staying there for up to 30 days. You can also extend your visa with the help of the local Immigration Department Office. Please do not overstay your eVisa if you do not manage to handle its extension.
What is the validity of the Vietnam eVisa?
The Vietnam eVisa is issued for 30 days. Its validity starts on the date of your planned arrival date to the country, which must be also indicated in the online application form. Make sure to provide the correct date to avoid any problems with your visa.
Do children need an eVisa to Vietnam?
A visa must be obtained by every person planning to enter Vietnam, including children. Applications on behalf of underage travelers should be made by their parents or legal guardians.
What must I have to apply for the Vietnam eVisa?
You will just need to prepare your passport with the validity extending for at least 6 months beyond your planned arrival in Vietnam. Also, you will be asked to attach your face photo.
What is the processing time for the Vietnam eVisa?
The standard processing time may take up to 5 business days. Apply for your eVisa at least 5 days prior to your trip. Also, note that your waiting time may extend for various reasons, for example, due to some corrections to be made in your application. Double-check your form before you submit it further!