Vietnam E-Visa

The Vietnam e-visa is an electronic document that allows citizens of all countries and territories to enter Vietnam for a certain period of time. The e-visa can be applied through an online application on the government's official website. It allows for both single and multiple entries and permits a stay of up to 90 days in Vietnam.

Step by step guide

Step 1

Before you apply

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Check your eligibility

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E-visa is presently available to citizens from all countries, please check if country is included in the list of eligible countires.

Photo requirement guidelines

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You need a recently taken photo of 4cm*6cm without glasses. Please see the photo guidelines here.

Applying on an expiring passport

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You need a valid passport for at least 6 months for this visa. If your passport is expiring soon, renew it before applying for an e-visa.

Step 2

Gather your documents

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Make sure you have the following documents for the e-visa applications.

  • A passport with a validity of at least six (06) months.
  • A clear, scanned copy in .jpg format of your passport's full data (bio) page.
  • A passport-sized photo in .jpg format (4x6cm with a white background, no glasses).
  • A valid international credit or debit card for e-visa fee payment.
  • A temporary address in Vietnam (Hotel, homestay or address of your family/relatives).
  • Details of your intended entry and exit dates, as well as your point of entry and exit (see list of applicable ports).
Step 3

Apply for your E-visa

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Detailed guide for the e-visa application process:

  1. Visit the our website for the application form: https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/application.html
  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 (48 USD) through one of the available payment options. (Visa, master and other credit/debit cards)
  6. Wait for 5-7 working days (Urgent processing is available upon request)
  7. Download your e-visa document at the "Evisa status" page: https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/status.html

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.

Information for getting an e-visa for Vietnam

Entry visa is always among the top concerns of foreigners when coming to Vietnam. Mentioning visa application, everyone is usually afraid of a multi-procedure process with a lot of paperwork that costs a lot of energy, time, and money. However, eVisa is a newly launched pilot visa program by the Vietnam Government that simplifies the process, saves money and time, and brings remarkable benefits to citizens worldwide.

Vietnam e-visa as of 2023

What is Vietnam E-visa?

Vietnam Electronic Visa, or Vietnam E-visa in short, is one of the visa types that the Vietnam Immigration Department issues for foreigners when entering Vietnam. E-visa is valid for single-entry only and no more than 30 days.

Differing from the usual visa which is applied at the Embassy and affixed to the passport, E-visa is offered via the electronic system yet has the same value. Foreigners only need to apply via the official website of e-visa, pay the fee, and wait for the result. The process takes 3-5 working days and if your application is approved, you can print the visa from the system.

Although applied for many objects and entry purposes such as traveling, conducting short business trip, visiting relatives and family .ect. E-visa is still fairly new to citizens worldwide. Currently, Vietnam supports issuing visas online to citizens of 80 countries in the world.

Updated: (14 August 2023)

  • E-visa is available to all countries
  • E-visa is available at 42 port of entry/exit
  • Allows a maximum duration of 90 days (both single/multiple entry)

E-visa in brief

Date of introduction

  • Feb, 2017 (7 years ago)

Number of eligible countries (2023):

  • All countries (initially 80)

Number of entry ports:

  • 42 (13 airports, 16 landports and 13 seaports)

Fee (government fees):

  • 25 USD (Single entry)

Processing time:

  • 3-5 working days

Official website:

E-visa validity:

  • 90 days, single entry / multiple entry

Upcoming change/proposal:

  • Prolonged to 3 month (single/multiple entry)
  • 42 ports of entry/exit
  • Applicable to all countries

Pros and cons

Tourists joing a boat tour in Mekong Delta River (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pros

Simplifying the process and procedures, E-visa brings outstanding advantages for international citizens, workers, investors, and more.

  • Anywhere - anytime process: Instead of going to the Embassy, you can apply for a visa anywhere and anytime with only a computer or laptop connected to the Internet. The process will be conducted online on the official website of E-visa in Vietnam.
  • Simplified procedure: No need to prepare as many documents as other visa methods, the registration for an E-visa is not complicated. You just need to follow step-by-step instructions to provide adequate information on the website.
  • Time and cost saving: If traveling back and forth to the Vietnam Embassy to submit documents and get the results in person takes much time, money, and energy, E-visa is easy to process right at your own house.
  • Easy follow-up: Your E-visa application will be attached to a registration code. After submission, you can follow and self-check the process and result via this code with just a few clicks on your computer.
  • Convenience: After getting an E-visa online, you can easily save the PDF file of your visa and print it by yourself.

Cons

Although the huge benefits of E-visa are undeniable, there are still some cons for this new type of visa:

  • Eligibility: Although E-visa is currently granted to citizens in over 80 countries, not all foreigners are eligible for it. Hence, you have to check whether your country is on this list or not before applying. (Updated: Now available to all countries)
  • Duration of stay: Vietnam E-visa is valid for 30 days only. If you intend to stay longer than 30 days, you should choose another visa type. (Updated: Now available for 90 days)
  • Entry time: E-visa is for single-entry only. Therefore, if you enter Vietnam multiple times for business or any other purposes, an e-visa is not appropriate. (Updated: Now available for multi-entry)
  • High accuracy requirement: The visa approval is based totally on all the information you provide on the website. In case any information is wrong or inadequate, you cannot add or correct it after submission. If the application is rejected, the fee is non-refundable.

Who is eligible?

Vietnam is now offering a pilot E-visa issuing program for citizens from 80 countries, according to the Vietnam Immigration Department. With the duration of stay not exceeding 30 days, foreigners can apply for this kind of visa with varied purposes namely sightseeing, joining an organized tour, taking a business trip (sponsor required) and visiting family.

A happy couple of tourists taking a selfie at a popular tourist attraction in Da Nang, Vietnam. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you are citizens of one of the 80 following countries, E-visa is available for you.

Continent Countries
Europe Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia The former Yugoslav of, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Asia Brunei, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, but not Chinese e-passport holders), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Philippines, Qatar, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates
Oceania Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia Federated States of, Netherland, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
North America Canada, United States of America
South America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

2024 Update: E-visa applications for Vietnam are now available for citizens from all countries.

Conditions

To apply for a Vietnam E-visa, foreigners must meet all the following conditions:

  • Foreigners residing in other countries and currently not present in Vietnam.
  • Foreigners having valid passports with at least 6 months validity in advance of the application time.
  • Those who are not prohibited from entering Vietnam as prescribed in Article 21 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam.
  • Being a citizen of one of those countries eligible for Vietnam’s e-Visa under the provisions of Decree No. 7/2017/ND-CP of the Vietnam Government.

How to apply

Visa stamp at Hanoi airport

Preparation

There are several things you need to submit while applying for an e-visa. As a result, to make a smooth and quick application, you should prepare all the followings:

  • A passport with six (6) months’ validity.
  • A photo of your full passport data page (.jpg format, showing clearly photo, personal information and ICAO lines).
  • A portrait photo (4x6, .jpg format, white background, looking straight, without glasses).
  • A temporary residential address in Vietnam.
  • A valid international credit or debit card for the payment process.
  • Date of entry/exit
  • Port of entry and exit in the List of ports allowing e-Visa holders to enter and exit Vietnam (*)
  • A valid email address for the registration.

(*) List of 42 ports allowing e-Visa holders to enter and exit Vietnam:

Airports Landports Seaports
1. Cat Bi International Airport 9. Bo Y Landport 25. Chan May Seaport
2. Cam Ranh International Airport 10. Cha Lo Landport 26. Da Nang Seaport
3. Can Tho International Airport 11. Cau Treo Landport 27. Duong Dong Seaport
4. Da Nang International Airport 12. Huu Nghi Landport 28. Hon Gai Seaport
5. Noi Bai International Airport 13. Ha Tien Landport 29. Hai Phong Seaport
6. Phu Bai International Airport 14. Lao Bao Landport 30. Nha Trang Seaport
7. Phu Quoc International Airport 15. Lao Cai Landport 31. Quy Nhon Seaport
8. Tan Son Nhat International Air 16. La Lay Landport 32. Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
  17. Moc Bai Landport 33. Vung Tau Seaport
  18. Mong Cai Landport  
  19. Nam Can Landport  
  20. Na Meo Landport  
  21. Song Tien Landport  
  22. Tinh Bien Landport  
  23. Tay Trang Landport  
  24. Xa Mat Landport  

Application

After preparing all needed information and things, the process of E-visa application includes 3 steps below:

  • Step 1: Access the E-visa official website at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt and fill up all required information including:
    • Photos of Passport data page and portrait photo as required
    • All personal information and information regarding your Vietnam stay
  • The registration code will be provided after Step 1. Save and keep it in a safe place for later check.
  • Step 2: Pay an E-visa fee of USD25 (Single entry). The processing time is 03 working days since your application is submitted.
  • Step 3: Access the official website again. From the E-visa search menu (https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/tra-cuu-thi-thuc), enter registration code, registration email and date of birth to check the result. If your application is approved, you can print E-visa from the system to enter and exit Vietnam.
Golden Bridge, Da Nang

Processing times and fee

The processing time for a Vietnam E-visa is 03 working days since the Vietnam Immigration Department received your submission and full payment of the fee.

The government application fee for E-visa is USD25. There are four payment methods available at the checkout gate, however, the most popular and convenient way is by a credit/debit card via a local payment processor.

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Laurence Fisher
Australia

We will enter Vietnam at Hanoi by air on 22 March 2024, depart on 3 April 2024, re-enter again at Ho Chi Minh on 12 April 2024 and depart on Sunday 14 April. All within a 90 day period. What departure date should we show on our eVisa application. Or is it necessary to apply for two separate Evisa's? Thank you.

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@Laurence Fisher, it is recommended that you put the last exit date as your departure date on the visa application form. However, there is no issue if you put it as 30 April 2024 (15 days beyond your actual exit date) because you can exit any time before the expiry date.

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Danny
Canada

We are visiting Vietnam (Halong Bay, Chan May, Ho Chi Minh City) by Celebrity Cruise from Feb 22 to 26, 2024, should we apply for e-visa for single entry visa ?

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@Danny, yes, a single-entry Evisa is sufficient to cover all the destinations you mentioned above.

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Fiona
Australia

Hi there. I have a question about exit points. When I applied for my e-visa (which was approved and granted today), I thought I would be leaving Vietnam through Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang). However, due to a tour change, it now appears that I may be leaving Vietnam through Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City). My entry point to Vietnam (Noi Bai International Airport) remains the same. The printed e-visa does not specify either the entry or exit point on it. Do I need to get an amended visa addressing this point, or will I be able to leave via the international airport in Ho Chi Minh City using the original e-visa that was granted today? The dates of travel will still be within the dates on the e-visa.

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@Fiona, you're not required to leave from the exit point you initially registered. So, you can exit Vietnam through SGN airport without any issues, even if DAD airport was your original planned exit.

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Zuhayr
India

I'll be travelling to Vietnam on 15th Jan 2024 and I've received the e-visa for the same, but port of entry is not mentioned on my e-visa. Will that cause any issue?

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@Zuhayr, since the new eVisa format no longer displays the port of entry, you can use it to enter Vietnam without any issues.

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Leonard Barry Lawlor
Australia

We will be travelling in April-May 2024 when may we apply for a evisa?

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Hello, although you can apply at any time you wish, we advise that you obtain an e-visa at least one month beforehand to ensure that you receive it before your travel date.

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George N
Australia

Hi There, we applied for visas through the government portal on the 22nd of December (yesterday) and are travelling on the 27th of December. When I try to submit an expedited application through your website it says the entry and exit port aren’t available for expedited delivery. We are travelling into and out of Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).

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Hello, please be informed that expedited service is available for certain ports of arrival only. Therefore, we advise that you wait for your e-visa to be issued or apply for an emergency visa approval letter in this case if you are traveling to Vietnam soon.

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Australia

I applied for my Visa on the 19th of December and I fly into Ho Chi Minh. I am worried that it wont get approved because I didn't put where we are staying due to moving around. Will I not gett approved? I leave early Jan 2024.

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Hello, we are afraid that your application may get rejected due to the missing address in Vietnam. We advise that you check your application status and update your address in Vietnam once it is open for editing. If you are moving around, make sure to enter the hotel address or the address where you will be staying.

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Thao
Vietnam

Hi, my friends hold Myanmar passport and 90 days e-visa approval. When they arrive the airport, can they go directly to the immigration counter and show my e-visa, or do I need to apply it at any counter else like the visa upon arrival?

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@Thao, With the approval of your e-visa, you can proceed directly to the Immigration counter and present your e-visa document. No additional documents or anything else are required upon arrival.

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Manoj Shah
Australia

If we are taking a Cruise and there are two ports where the cruise will dock in Vietnam, do we need a single entry visa or multiple entry visa?

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You will only need a single entry visa if your cruise will not visit other countries in between the entry into 2 docks in Vietnam.

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Hari Haran
United States

What do I fill for the agency name in the e-visa application? Is it a travel agency? Or do I leave it blank?

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@Hari Haran, You can leave it blank if you are not traveling with an agency.

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Jake
United States

Hello how's it goin? So I have a dual citizenship US and Philippine and I see that Filipino are not required to do a tourist visa. Do I still need to apply if I only have a paper document of Philippine citizenship and not have the actual Philippine passport yet. I am still working on gettin my Philippine passport as well.

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@Jake, To be qualified for the 21-day visa exemption, you will need to travel with a valid Philippine passport, as a paper document of Philippine citizenship is not considered a valid document for visa-free entry.

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David Peter Lyster
United Kingdom

Hi Lina, I am arranging a trip for 4 people from the United Kingdom at the start of January 2024. Do i need any sort of entry visa as we are all UK citizens? I have seen so much conflicting information and just need some clarity on what is required for smooth entry. We are staying 28 days. Thank you

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@David Peter Lyster, UK passport holders are exempt from visa requirements for up to 45 days. If your stay is 28 days or less, a visa is not needed.

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Thao Nguyen
Australia

Hi Lina, I'm from Australia. My family will stay in Vietnam for Tet holiday for 33 days. I saw the eVisa only can stay for maximum is 30 days. But I only read the eVisa can stay up to 90 days. What information is correct? My daughter have Australian Passport. Thank you.

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@Thao Nguyen, The e-visa is currently valid for a maximum duration of 3 months (90 days). When applying online, please ensure that you select the 90-day option.

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keith dawson
Canada

hello I'm from Canada I'm traveling to Hanoi as a tourist with my wife and son for 7 days do we need visa ?

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@keith dawson, Yes, Canadian passport holders require entry visas to enter Vietnam. Your family can apply for an e-visa for your visit.

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Nazzareno Romandini
Italia

Hi, I'm planning my trip in Vietnam for a business meeting. I have to stay there for only 1 day. Should I apply for the eVisa, or can I consider myself exempt as a toursit? My passport is Italian. Thank you

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@Nazzareno Romandini, The 45-day visa exemption is applicable to both tourists and business travelers. Therefore, you can enter Vietnam for business meetings without any issues.

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Ruchika Singh
India

My daughter is travelling to Vietnam with her grandparents ( parents not traveling). Is there any permission letter or authority letter required incase they deny child entry without parents.

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@Ruchika Singh, There is no requirement for this if your daughter is traveling with her grandparents. Just make sure she also has a valid visa for entry to Vietnam.

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Phương Thế Dân
Việt Nam

Hi, our company registered E visa for employee from Swiss branch of company to Viet Nam for business trip. Do her need to bring any documents beside E visa when she arrive the air port? Thank you

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@Phương Thế Dân, In addition to the printout of the e-visa document, please make sure that you bring your valid passport, which must have at least 6 months of validity remaining upon exiting Vietnam.

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Sasha
Australia

My Family’s Evisas have arrived but they don’t state the approved entry port. Does this mean we can enter at any point of our choosing or is this an error ? We definitely stated which port we would be arriving and exiting

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@Sasha, Yes, the e-visa is valid for 42 eligible ports of entry and exit. You can enter or exit at any of the ports listed above without any issues.

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Clever Chinaglia
Brazil

Hi, I have my Vietnam e-visa ready. When entering Vietnam do I need print copies of my 4x6 photos or fill out any other form? Thank you.

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@Clever Chinaglia, For e-visa application, you will just need to present your valid passport and the printout of your e-visa approval. No other documents are required!

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Kyle Hugo
Canada

Hi I am from Canada and have applied for 2 single entry visas. I plan to enter on Sept 16 and once again Sept 31. Is this correct? Or should I refile as a multi-entry visa? I was not sure if I could have 2 single entry visas at the same time.

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@Kyle Hugo, You cannot hold two valid single-entry visas at the same time. Therefore, please re-apply for a multiple-entry visa or get a new one only after you exit Vietnam.

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Rookaya Ahmed
South Africa

Hi. I am travelling on a cruise in December, and am in possession of a South African passport. Your website still says that SA is not eligible for evisa. Was it not meant to open for all countries?

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@Rookaya Ahmed, We confirm that South African passports are eligible for the e-visa program. Therefore, you can apply for an e-visa to visit Vietnam by cruise.

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Diane Couchman
New Zealand

I am travelling to Vietnam in November, we will apply for a multi entry evisa. Can I apply now or do I have to wait till a week before travelling?

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@Diane Couchman, You can apply for a visa whenever you'd wish to. However, if you plan to travel in November, we advise you to apply for a visa in mid-September.

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Mick Swales
Australia

Hi Vietnam E Visa. My wife are from Melbourne Australia. We would like to travel to Vietnam on the 1/09/2023 then on to Laos on the 3/09 and back into Vietnam on the 13/09 leaving on the 30/09. Thus we require a multiple entry visa. It sounds like a multiple entry e-visa will be available on the 15/08 is that correct?

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@Mick Swales, Yes, you can apply for a 3 month evisa multi-entry on 15 August to travel in September!

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Thom de Jong
The Netherlands

I'm from Holland and I'll go to Vietnam September 4th. Then planning on making a trip to Chiang Mai from 9 to 12 september and return to Vietnam, where I'll stay until 25th of september. I'll be entering Vietnam twice. I read from August 15th, it's possible to apply for an e-visa with multiple entries. Is that correct? Is there any information yet on the prices of this multiple entries e-visa?

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@Thom de Jong, Yes, you are correct. You will be able to apply for a 3-month multiple entry e-visa from 15th August 2023. Regarding the fee, we are still unsure of it, but most likely, it will be 50 USD per person.

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Sumarie
Australia

The entry point on my e-visa is not correct. I selected seaport, instead of airport. Do I have to re-apply for my e-visa? Or can I still gain entry, even if the entry point is not correct.

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@Sumarie, We are afraid that you can only enter Vietnam at the port that you registered at the time of application. Therefore, it is advised that you apply for a new e-visa if you wish to enter at a different port of entry.

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Barb Mallins
Canada

We are travelling Dec 2/23 to Vietnam/ Cambodia and re-entering Vietnam all within 30 days. Will the Vietnamese multi evisa be accepted? I know we will need a separate evisa for Cambodia.

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@Barb Mallins, Starting from 15 August, you will be able to apply for a multi-entry eVisa for Vietnam. Therefore, you will be able to enter and exit multiple times within a 3-month period in December.

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Ranjan Bose
India

We 8 persons traveling to Vietnam on 2nd December 2023 and leave Vietnam on 13th December 2023.. Can we apply for e-visa on September 2023.

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@Ranjan Bose, The e-visa will be valid from the date you choose on the form. Therefore, you can apply for an e-visa anytime you wish (September).

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Jhen
United States

I am traveling via cruise ship. I applied e visa dated Aug 2-Sept 1 and got approved. But our cruise is back to back. After Aug 2nd will be on to our next destination so will just be in vietnam for a day but I applied it for 30days. My question, is it ok to apply again for 2nd visa when we get back on Aug 21-22 when the first visa date is until Sep 1? I got confused since it’s a back to back cruise. So entry and exit but the i am concern with the dates.

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@Jhen, There is no problem with the dates that you mentioned. Once your cruise exits Vietnam, you can immediately apply for a new visa to return on August 21, 2023.

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Bruno
Brasil

Hello! I am thinking about going to Vietnam in the next month but I'm not sure how long I will stay and what exactly my exit port will be. Is the evisa so strict in this kind of travel planning? Or can I leave the decision open so to define the departure dates (and exit port) once in Vietnam?

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@Bruno, You are required to provide an exit port at the time of application. However, there is flexibility regarding the exit port, as you are allowed to exit at any of the 33 eligible entry/exit ports in Vietnam.

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Mark S
United States Of America

Hello! I'm United States citizen traveling to Hanoi in September. Will be in Hanoi for 4 nights, then off to Da Nang for 4 nights and then to Ho Chi Minh City for 3 nights before departing Vietnam. Am I able to use a single entry e-visa? Thanks!

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@Mark S, Yes, a single entry 30 day e-visa will work perfectly for your plan in this case!

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Anna Evlanova
South Korea

Hello! Me and my husband trying to understand when then we can enter Vietnam if we want to stay there for 90 days. Does it mean that we need to apply visa from 15 August? Or is that the date of entry in the country?

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@Anna Evlanova, The 3-month e-visa policy will be effective from 15 August 2023. Therefore, you can only apply for a 3 month visa after 15 August.

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Andreas
Sweden

I have travelled to Vietnam and I was only planning to stay for 12 days but now I want to stay for 10 more days. I have travelled from Sweden and don't have a visa because my original plan was only for 12 days. Now my question is can I apply for e visa now when I am in Vietnam to get 30 days more ?

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@Andreas, We are afraid that it is not possible to extend your current visa exemption. In order to stay longer, you will need to exit the country and then return for another 15-day visa-free stay.

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Tony Nguyen
United States

I have a friend who is American want to travel to VN with multiple entries Elisa . Right now VN only issue single entry for foreigners but I got some information VN will issue multiple entries for foreigners starting middle of August is it right?? Thanks for responding

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@Tony Nguyen, You are correct. Starting from August 15, visitors from 80 e-visa eligible countries will be able to apply for a 3-month multiple entry e-visa.

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Jea
United States

I am entering Hanoi by seaport via a cruise ship. Could I use the e-visa for entry to Vietnam? The port is not listed!

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@Jea, The e-visa is currently available at one of the 33 designated entry/exit points. If your entry port is not listed, please contact the Embassy of Vietnam in the USA to apply for a visa before you go!

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MC
Portugal

Hi! I'm planning to travel to Hanoi for some meetings with customer. 1 or 2 weeks. Do I need Business visa or tourist visa is ok? If Business visa, do I need any special document/letter? Thanks!

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@MC, Yes, in this case, you will need a business visa. To apply for a business visa, you will need a sponsor letter from your partner (customer) in Vietnam.

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James Tyler
United Kingdom

Hi I am travelling to Vietnam for a holiday arriving on 29 July and departing on the 5 September, my return flight is booked. I will be in Vietnam for 18 days before the new exempt from visa for 45 days comes into policy on the 15th August. Do you recommend me applying for the 30 day e-visa which would cover me until the 27 August and then the remaining 9 days of mt trip would be covered by the new 45 days legislation. In total I'll only be in Vietnam for 38 days Many thanks for your help!

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@James Tyler, It does not work that way. When you are in Vietnam on a 30-day visa stamp, the 45-day visa-free exemption will not apply to your entry. You will still need to exit the country before returning for an extended stay.

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Van Pham
United States

I am traveling to VN in July. From VN, I plan to visit Laos for one weekend. It sounds like I need to get an e-Visa for the initial entry into VN. And when I am in Laos, I would apply for another e-Visa to re-enter VN two days later. Is this right? Is two days enough time to process the e-Visa especially on a weekend?

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@Van Pham, Yes, we are afraid that it is not possible to get a visa over the weekend at the moment. However, multiple entry e-visa is expected to be available soon in early July. Hopefully, you still have sufficient time to apply for it before you travel!

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Fred
United States

If you are not eligble for a e-visa due to a new passport what visa should you get?

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@Fred, If you have a new passport, you can use it to apply for an e-visa without any problem. The passport validity requirement in this case is that it should have at least 6 months remaining beyond your planned date of exit.

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Suzanne
Netherlands

Hi, I want to enter Vietnam 2 times within 2 months. Can I apply for a second e-visum directly after leaving Vietnam for the first time?

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@Suzanne, That is fine, you can apply for your second visa to re-enter Vietnam right after you exit the country!

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Murni
Australia

Hi, Can I apply for e-visa for multiply entry for holiday within 30days using Australian passport? Thank you.

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@Murni, Multi-entry e-visa is currently unavailable. However, please check out our news page for latest news for e-visa as there are big upcoming changes in policy soon!

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LUCIANA
Argentina

Good evening. If I apply for an E-visa, do I need to do any paperwork or payment when I arrive at the airport? I am only making a 2-hour stop in Ho Chi Minh City airport, but I am using two different airlines so I need a visa for that. Also, can I apply for 2 single entry e-visas at the same time? I am stopping in Ho chi Minh city airport on my way to Cambiadia and then again on my way back after 2 weeks. Thank you. Luciana (Argentina)

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@Luciana, For an e-visa, you simply need to present your e-visa document along with your valid passport upon arrival at the Vietnam airport. No additional fees or documents are required. As for the question about a multi-entry visa, you can apply for another single entry visa when you are in Cambodia for your re-entry into Vietnam!

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Michael Pastega
Australia

We have a 7 hour transit on 15/9, then return to HCMC on 15/10 for 3 days (depart 17/10) Can we get one visa that would extend to cover the 33 days. It would allow us to leave the airport on 15/9 and cover our return trip to see a relative. Marco (Australia)

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@Michael Pastega, If you are not arriving until 15/09, we advise that you wait by the mid-August and decide as 3 month multiple entry visa may be available by then. That is the best option to cover both of your trips in 33 days!

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Daniel Mouatt
Ireland

Hi my passport expires 6 months and a day before I arrive in Vietnam and will stay there for 10 days so during my time I’m Vietnam, my passport expiry date will be other 6 months, may I still enter the country?

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@Daniel Mouatt, According to the rule on the official e-visa website, your passport needs to be valid for 1 month beyond your exit date. Therefore, we believe that you do not have any problems in this case.

Source for passport expiry date: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/faq (#4)

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Bnu Lvnt
Turkey

Hi, I hold a Turkish passport and want to travel to Vietnam for business purposes. I received an approval letter from the immigration office that I can get a visa on arrival. Is that correct, that I'm eligible to get visa on arrival with the approval letter? Thanks you for your support in advance.

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@Bnu Lvnt, As long as you hold a valid approval letter (official one) that is issued by the Immigration office, you are able to get your visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport!

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Ash L
Australia

Hi we have booked flights for Sep, however we enter Saigon first and stay for a 1 night and then flying to Phu Quoc returning back to Saigon. Do I need two visas or one port of entry and exit would be sufficient?

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@Ash L, You do not need a different or new visa to travel between Phu Quoc Island and Ho Chi Minh city, same visa will works for all domestic destinations!

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Christopher
Australia

I am flying from Australia into Ho Chi Minh and after a 5 hour layover in the airport, I am flying on to Chiang Mai Thailand for 5 nights before returning to DaNang for 9 days. I have applied for a visa that covers all of these dates, however I am concerned that my entry and exit for the visa are both through Ho Chi Minh, do I need to do something different for my flight back into Da Nang?

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@Christopher, If your flight to Ho Chi Minh City is only a layover and you do not go through Immigration control, you may not need a visa for that entry. However, for your second entry to Da Nang, you will need a visa. Therefore, it is recommended that you select Da Nang as your port of entry instead of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Gaurav singh
United Arab Emirates

I understand that presently only e-visa (1 month single entry) are being offered to tourists. Would there be a stamping fee applicable to e-visa as well? Anything that needs to be paid at the airport towards the visa?

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@Gaurav singh, Unlike visa on arrival, e-visa is a complete visa document, so you do not need to pay any additional fees upon arrival. All you need is the printed copy of the e-visa and your valid passport.

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charlotte malone
United Kingdom

I have applied for my visa but accidentally selected dates for more than 30 days. I need it by the 23rd of may for my flight. Can i reapply for a new one or do i have to wait for them to get back to me ?

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@charlotte malone, If you are unsure about the date that you submitted, you can apply for a new visa and use that one for your travel!

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Cayleigh
United States

I am planning to go to Ho Chi Minh city and then fly to phu quoc a week later. Am I able to apply for two single entry evisas? I plan on going to bangkok from phu quoc after. I know there is a multiple entry visa but am hoping that the e-visa for that is true by the time I travel.

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@Cayleigh, You cannot apply for two single entry visas at the same time. Therefore, please apply for a new one only when you exit Vietnam!

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Eleanor Hartog
Australia

What is the cost for a 30 day eVisa to Vietnam?

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@Eleanor Hartog, If you apply directly on the official website, a single 30 day evisa will cost 25 USD per person. If you apply on our website, there would be an additional fee of 23 USD for the submission fee with a guaranteed processing time and timely support.

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Martin Hipschman
United States

I am a USA citizen with a USA passport. I want to enter Vietnam for 7 days in July, 2023 arriving by air from Bangkok, Thailand. Can I apply for a 30 day e-visa even though I do not know my exact day of arrival?

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@Martin Hipschman, Yes, that is possible. However, if you are not traveling until July, we advise that you apply for your visa in mid-June for a clearer plan.

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Ian Mark Ransome
United Kingdom

Will e-visa be available for multi entry starting from May 2023?

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@Ian Mark Ransome, we cannot say for sure but it is expected to be around late May or June. We will keep you updated!

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Travis Duchesneau
Australia

My grandfather just decided to join us on our Vietnam trip next week. His passport expires in July but will only be coming to Vietnam from April 20th to April 22nd. Can we get him an EVisa for these dates if his passport expires in July?

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@Travis, As per information on the official e-visa website (https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/faq), you are required to have a passport that remains valid for at least one month beyond the date of your arrival. Hence, you should have no issues traveling in April.

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Leopold
Belgium

Hello! I found your number online. I am writing as my girlfriend and I applied for our e-visas a week ago, and we are still waiting for them to be approved. We land in Saigon at 7pm. Do you have any suggestions of what to do in these situations ? Would it be possible to get a fast track visa with you? Thank you for your help. All the best Leopold

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@Leopold, There is no way to get an e-visa processed on weekend at the moment, kindly rearrange your flight to next Monday or Tuesday!

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Mingfang Sun
China

I would like to apply for a E-Visa to Vietnam to accompany my husband who is visiting his companies manufacturing sites. We leave out of LAX and arrive Ho Chi Minh City on April 18th. I hold a U.S. Permanent Residence Card, but a Chinese Passport. Please send me the application and fees for the E-Visa. Warmest Regards, Mingfang Sun

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@Mingfang Sun, Chinese passport holders are eligible for the Vietnamese e-visa program. You can apply for the e-visa either through the official website or by using our e-visa application form.

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Frequently asked questions

1. What kind of portrait photo is that? Can I use a 3x4 photo?

The portrait photo required for the E-visa application is similar to a passport photo. It must be a 4x6 photo in .jpg format with white background. The applicants in the photo have to look straight and must not wear glasses.

2. How can I make a payment for my e-Visa?

Payment can be made with credit/debit cards via a local payment processor (nganluong.vn). If you encounter problems with payment, you can contact the payment processor for assistance!

3. Is that alright if my passport expiry date is the same as the E-visa expiry date?

According to Vietnamese Law, your e-Visa expiry date must be at least 30 days before the passport expiry date.

4. Can I apply for an e-visa for working in Vietnam?

No, e-visa is currently available for tourists and business only. If you plan to work in Vietnam, you will need a different type of visa.

5. If I want to stay in Vietnam longer than the duration of the E-visa, what should I do?

If you want to extend your stay after entering Vietnam by e-visa, you can apply for a new visa via a guaranteeing agency/organization/individual at Vietnam Immigration Department according to Section 1, Article 16 of the Law on Foreigners’ entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam.

6. Can I use my e-visa for multiple entries?

No. E-visa is good for single entry only.

7. How can I use this visa at the entry ports?

E-visa is only accepted for 42 ports in Vietnam (International Airport, Landport, Seaport). You just need to print your E-visa and bring it along while checking in at one of those ports to enter and exit Vietnam.

8. How long does it take to get an e-visa?

The standard processing takes 3-5 working days, however, you can speed up your application by using expedited service to have it earlier.

9. How long is an e-visa valid for?

E-visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days. If you intend to stay more than 90 days, you should choose the traditional visa at the embassy of Vietnam.

10. 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.

11. How to check the current status of my e-visa application??

If you apply on the official e-visa website, you can follow these steps:

Note: If the status shows "granted", you can then download and print your e-visa letter.

12. 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 includes your full name and should match the name listed in your passport exactly.

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

The official website for the evisa application is https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/.

14. What is the cost of an e-visa?

As of December 2023, the cost of a single entry 30-day evisa is $25 USD, which will be converted to Vietnamese Dong at the time of payment. You can see the current e-visa fee here.

15. 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 as indicated in your e-visa. The validity period of your e-visa begins from the date stated in your e-visa document, and you can enter Vietnam on any date within this validity period.

For example: If it says "valid from 20 April, 2024 until 20 May, 2024", you can enter anytime after 20 April and exit before 20 May, 2024.

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