Vietnam Business Visa

If you're planning to do a business visit in Vietnam, you need to get a business visa. A business visa (Categorized under DN) is a short-stay visa, which allows its holder to enter and remain in Vietnam for a maximum period of 12 months for the purposes of working with Vietnamese enterprises or conducting business activities such as meetings, signing business contracts, etc.

Business visa requirements

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the departure date (Temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • 02 blank pages for visa stamp
  • The stamping fee (for visa on arrival) for business visa is 25 USD for 1 month/3month single entry, 50 USD for 1 month/3month multiple entry and 95 USD for 6 month multiple entry visa.
  • Sponsorship letter from a licensed company in Vietnam is required if you apply through the local embassy in your country.

As of 01 January 2020, 6 month and 1 year multiple entry visas are still unavailable (For visa on arrival for non-US citizens). We will update this page frequently if there are changes for 6 month and 1 year visas. We strongly advise that you contact the nearest embassy  in your country to apply for your longer-term business visa for Vietnam.

How to apply

There are two options for you to get a business visa to Vietnam, that may include:

  • Visa on arrival (no sponsorship letter is required)  - Business visa approval letter can be obtained on VietnamVisa.com (a specialized business visa provider)
  • E-visa (Not available for business visa)
  • Visa at Vietnamese embassy abroad (you will need to present the sponsorship letter from your business partner in Vietnam)

Visa fees

The business visa fee depends on the method you choose to get your visa, you can see the example below:

  • Visa on arrival: please see the table below.
  • E-visa: Not available for business visa
  • Visa at the embassy: Please contact the local embassy of Vietnam in your country for procedures.

Business visa fees ( for visa on arrival)

TYPE OF VISA
SERVICE FEES
STAMPING FEE
Single entry - 1 month
90 USD
25 USD
Multiple entry - 1 month
95 USD
50 USD
Single entry - 3 month
110 USD
25 USD
Multiple entry - 3 month
125 USD
50 USD
Multiple entry -6 month
200 USD
95 USD
Multiple entry -12 month
280 USD
135 USD

Processing times

Processing times for the business visa range from 7 working days to more than 10 working days from the time you file your application.

  • Visa on arrival: 5-7 working days to receive the approval letter (For emergency requests, it can be processed in 2-3 working days)
  • Visa at the embassy: This may vary, please contact the Embassy for the processing time.

To apply for your business visa approval letter, please visit: VietnamVisa.com


Sample of a 1 year business visa stamp:

Last Updated: January 01, 2020



Frequently asked questions

Do I need a sponsorship letter?

For visa on arrival, sponsorship letter is not required. Please follow our form instructions to submit your business visa request.

Can I apply for a business visa if I visit Vietnam for signing business contracts?

Yes, business visa is applicable to activities like signing contracts or business meetings.

Is it possible to extend my business visa to remain stay in Vietnam?

Yes, it is possible. Once you are in Vietnam, you can ask your employer or business partner to have your visa extended on your behalf. The maximum length of extension for business purposes is 1 year multiple entry.

I am a Canadian passport holder, can I apply for a 1 year business visa?

Currently, 1 year business visa is available for US passports only. The only way to remain stay in Vietnam on a long term visa is to get a work permit with sponsor letter from your business partner or employer in Vietnam. That will allow you to stay for up to 1-2 years without leaving and returning the country.

I am currently in Vietnam, is it possible to change my tourist visa to business visa?

No, it is NOT possible. You are required to exit Vietnam and apply for a business visa as there is no way to change the existing type of visa while you are in the country.

Can I apply for a 3 month business E-visa?

No, you cannot. The e-visa system is available for tourism purposes only and last for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Has Vietnam opened up for business travel?

As of December 06 2020, Vietnam is not yet open for business travelers. However, we advise that you contact the local embassy of Vietnam in your country for further instructions.

Contact sales if you have additional questions.

Contact support if you already submitted your visa application on our website.

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