How to apply for a Vietnamese E-Visa

A Vietnamese e-visa is an electronic visa which is available to citizens of 80 eligible countries to enter Vietnam for a specific period of time. It can be obtained through an online application process through the official government e-visa website. The e-visa is valid for a single entry and allows a stay of up to 30 days in Vietnam. The application process typically takes a 3-5 working days to complete and requires a valid passport and a recent passport-sized photo. E-visa also allows visitors to enter and exit Vietnam through any of the 33 international checkpoints.

E-visa requirements

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.
  • One passport-sized photo.
  • A scanned copy of the passport data page with personal information.
  • Payment of the e-Visa fee of $25 USD for a single entry, 30-day visa.
Note: The e-Visa is available for both tourists and business travelers.

How to apply

To obtain a Vietnam e-Visa, follow these steps:

  • 1. Visit the official Vietnam e-Visa Application website and click on "For Foreigners". The website is currently available in English/Vietnamese language only.
  • 2. Submit .jpg images of your passport data page and passport photo.
  • 3. Complete all necessary information from your passport data page. (Name, date of birth, nationality, passport number..ect)
  • 4. Provide details regarding your trip. (Travel date, Inviting/ guaranteeing agency/ organization, place of stay, length of stay)
  • 5. Pay the e-Visa fee (25 USD) through one of the available payment options. (Visa, master and other credit/debit cards)
  • 6. Wait for 3-5 working days
  • 7. Download your registration code at the "Evisa search" page:

Tips: Double check the information you provided and the documents you uploaded before submitting the application, as any mistake may cause delays or even rejection of the application.

Visa fees

As of February 2023, the cost of an e-visa for Vietnam (Single entry/30 days) is 25 USD (~586,250.00 VND).

Processing times

The standard processing time for a single entry e-visa is 3 business days. For those who need the visa on an urgent basis, an expedited service is available for an additional fee which can process the e-visa within 24 hours.

Who are eligible

As of February 2023, citizens of 80 countries and territories are eligible to apply for a Vietnamese e-visa. This includes countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and many European countries.

  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Belarus
  6. Brunei
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Canada
  9. Chile
  10. China (Not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders)
  11. Colombia
  12. Cuba
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. Germany
  18. Greece
  19. Hungary
  20. India
  21. Ireland
  22. Italy
  23. Japan 
  24. Kazakhstan
  25. Korea (South)
  26. Luxembourg
  27. Mongolia
  28. Myanmar
  29. Netherlands
  30. New Zealand
  31. Norway
  32. Panama
  33. Peru
  34. Philippines
  35. Poland
  36. Romania
  37. Russia
  38. Slovakia
  39. Spain
  40. Sweden
  41. Timor Leste
  42. United Arab Emirates
  43. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  44. United States of America
  45. Uruguay
  46. Venezuela

Name of applicable ports

E-visa holders can enter/exit Vietnam at one of the 33 entry points 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
  • Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Bo Y Landport
  • Cha Lo Landport
  • Cau Treo Landport
  • Huu Nghi Landport
  • Ha Tien Landport
  • Lao Bao Landport
  • Lao Cai Landport
  • Moc Bai Landport
  • Mong Cai Landport
  • Nam Can Landport
  • Song Tien Landport
  • Tinh Bien Landport
  • Xa Mat Landport
  • Da Nang Seaport
  • Hon Gai Seaport
  • Hai Phong Seaport
  • Nha Trang Seaport
  • Quy Nhon Seaport
  • Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
  • Vung Tau Seaport
You can download the latest list of available ports of exit and entry here.

Notes: Many of our website visitors reported that it takes 5-7 working days for them to receive the e-visa documents. Therefore, if you choose to apply for an e-visa, make sure that you apply for one 1-2 weeks in prior to your entry date.

Sample of the Vietnam visa

Vietnamese E-visa sample as of 2022   

Frequently asked questions

I am in Vietnam, can I apply for an e-visa for my family?

Yes, you can apply for an e-visa for your family while you are in Vietnam. E-visas allow citizens of eligible countries to apply for a visa online, without having to visit a Vietnamese embassy or consulate.

Can I apply for multiple applicants at a time?

Yes, you can apply for a Vietnamese e-visa for multiple applicants at the same time. The e-visa application process allows you to apply for visas for multiple individuals, including your family members, in a single transaction. However, each applicant must submit a separate application and provide their own personal information, passport details, and any other required documents.

I made a mistake with e-visa, how can I correct it?

If you made a mistake on your Vietnamese e-visa application, you should contact the e-visa support team as soon as possible. They can assist you in correcting any errors or mistakes in your application. Depending on the specific mistake and the stage of processing, you may be able to make corrections online or you may need to submit a new application.

Can I enter earlier than the date specified on the e-visa?

No, you cannot enter Vietnam earlier than the date specified on your Vietnamese e-visa. The entry date on your e-visa determines the earliest date you are allowed to enter Vietnam and stay for the duration specified on your visa. Entering before the specified date on your e-visa may result in a denial of entry and may affect your ability to obtain future visas to Vietnam. If you need to enter Vietnam earlier than the specified date, you may need to apply for a new e-visa with an earlier entry date.

We are a travel agency, can we apply e-visa for our customers?

Yes, as a travel agency, you can apply for Vietnamese e-visas on behalf of your customers. However, you may need to provide additional information and documentation, such as a power of attorney or authorization from your customers, to apply for their e-visas.

How to check the current status of a Vietnamese eVisa?

To check the status of a Vietnam eVisa, you can follow these steps:

Note: The status of your eVisa will be displayed on the screen and you can print it out if is issued.

Who should I contact if I need support for my Vietnam eVisa application?

If you need support for your Vietnam eVisa, you can follow these steps:

  • Contact the Vietnam Immigration Department by email at
  • Provide your full name, passport number, date of birth, and the purpose of your eVisa application.
  • Explain your issue or question in detail.
  • Wait for a response from the support team.

Note: It is recommended that you check the official website and FAQs before contacting the support team as you may find the information you need there. Also, be patient as the response time may vary.

What is the official / government website of the Vietnamese e-visa application?

The official website for the Vietnamese e-Visa application is

What is the cost of a Vietnam e-Visa?

As of February 2023, the cost of a single entry 30-day Vietnam e-Visa is $25 USD, which will be converted to Vietnamese Dong at the time of payment.

What are the required photos for the Vietnamese e-visa application?

For the Vietnamese e-visa application, two photos are required:

  • Portrait photo: A 4x6cm photo of the applicant looking straight ahead, without glasses. The photo should be clear and of good quality, with a plain background.

  • Passport data page: A full-page scan of the applicant's passport, including the photo, personal information, and ICAO lines. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Vietnam.

What is the process for a name that is too long or includes special characters in the Vietnamese e-visa application?

If your name is too long or includes special characters, you should write your full name as it appears in the ICAO line of your passport data page. The ICAO line is the standardized format used by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for storing and exchanging passport information. The ICAO line includes your full name and should match the name listed in your passport exactly.

When applying for a Vietnamese e-visa, make sure that the information you provide, including your name, is accurate and matches your passport. Any discrepancies or errors in the information provided may result in delays or rejection of your e-visa application.

Is it necessary to enter Vietnam on the exact date specified in the e-Visa application?

No, you do not need to enter Vietnam on the exact date specified in your e-visa application. The validity period of your e-visa begins from the date specified in your approved e-visa document, and you can enter Vietnam on any date within this validity period. This means that you have some flexibility in terms of the specific date you choose to enter the country, as long as it falls within the validity period of your e-visa.

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