Vietnam visa for Canada citizens

Canadian citizens are REQUIRED to apply for valid visas to enter Vietnam for tourism and business purposes and meet the entry requirements:

  • Canadian Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date.
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp.

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Note: Canadian passports living in Canada or in other countries can apply for a 1 month, 3 month visa on arrival to Vietnam.

How to apply

Canadian passport holders can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

  • Address: 55 MacKay Street, Ottawa, K1M 2B2
  • Phone: (+1) 613 236 0772
  • Fax: (+1) 613 236 2704
  • Email: / 
  • Website:

If you are currently living outside of Canada, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2- Visa on arrival

The easiest way for Canadian visitors to obtain a Vietnamese visa is to apply for a visa on arrival online  at You can complete your visa application in just a few simple steps, receive the visa approval letter by email in 3-5 working days and print out the documents to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport. See how it works!

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Visa on arrival fees for Canada citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Business visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month 18 70 US$25
Single 3 month 28 95 US$25
Multiple 1 month 21 75 US$50
Multiple 3 month 43 110 US$50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for Canada citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.

I hold Canadian passport living in Nova Scotia, how can I get a visa?

You can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Canada (Ottawa in your case as it is nearest embassy to your location, 1436 km) or if you fly to Vietnam, you can consider visa on arrival as you can submit your application online to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport.


Map to the embassy from Nova Scotia (Google maps)

Visa for Vietnam

Q: Hi, I am a travel agent looking for a Vietnam Visa for clients arriving by cruise ship on April 10, 2019 into Ho Chi Minh city and departing by cruiseship from Ha Long Bay on April 18. Do the clients need a Visa before leaving Canada or can they get it on arrival in the cruise port? Cost of this? Thank you, Carol

A: Cruise passengers can apply for a loose-leaf visa upon disembarking at a Vietnam seaport. We advise that you contact the cruise operator for application form and applicable fees for your cruise entry. (Guide on getting a visa for cruise ship passengers)

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