Vietnam visa for Canada citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa required N/A
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Visitors from Canada have three available methods to obtain a visa for Vietnam.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Canada

City Address
Vancouver #800-605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B5J3, Canada
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Ottawa 55 Mackay Street, Ottawa, K1M 2B2, Canada
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Vietnam visa fees for CA residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 99 CAD 163 CAD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 99 CAD 163 CAD
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 65 CAD 129 CAD
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 65 CAD 129 CAD

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 09:00 June 04, 2024 (Local Newfoundland time).

Today's holidays in Canada

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Canada today (Thursday, May 23, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Canada Day, which will occur in 1 month, 1 week from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Ottawa.

Information for CA passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Canadian passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Dad and son travelers on background of Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

All residents of Canada have to apply for a valid entry visa to enter Vietnam. Currently, there are several types of visas available:

  • Tourist visa: A 30-day single entry visa
  • Business visa:
    • A one-month single entry visa
    • A one-month multiple entry visa
    • A three-month single entry visa
    • A three-month multiple entry visa

Visa requirements in brief

Entry visa:

  • Visa required regardless length of stay

Entry requirements:

  • Valid passport (6 months)
  • Valid visa (E-visa, pre-approved visa letter)

Visa exemption for Canadians (5 years)

  • Vietnamese Canadians
  • Canadian passports whose spouses are Vietnamese

3 month tourist visa for Canada passports

  • Not available yet

Tourism statistics

  • 2023: 43,815 visitors
  • 2022: 37,894 visitors
  • 2020: 41,807 visitors
  • 2019: 159,121visitors
  • 2018: 149,535 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Canadian passport

General information

You can obtain the visa ahead of time from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam, apply for an e-visa online, or process a visa on arrival in Vietnam through a travel agency or a visa agent. This visa is embossed into your passport when you arrive at any of Vietnam's international airports.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Canada

If you are currently residing in Canada, you can get a visa by visiting either the Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa or the Consulate General of Vietnam in Vancouver The requirements and procedures may vary depending on the type of visa and the purpose of the visit. The visa application process generally involves:

  1. Submit a completed application form (available on the embassy’s official website)
  2. Provide a copy of a valid Canadian passport with at least six months of validity remaining, a passport-sized photo, and other supporting documents as required.
  3. Pay the visa fee.
  4. Submit the completed application to the embassy or consulate.
  5. Wait for the visa processed which can take several working days or up to 2 weeks.

Apply for e-visa online

Canadian citizens are eligible for the e-visa scheme, by applying through the official immigration website. A Vietnam e-visa is valid for up to 30 days for a single entry into Vietnam for tourism, business, or transit purposes. To apply for an e-Visa, you must complete the following requirements:

  1. Go to the official Vietnam e-visa website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn.
  2. Fill out the online application form.
  3. Upload a digital passport-sized photo and a scanned copy of a valid Canadian passport bio page.
  4. Pay the e-visa fee (25 USD ~ 34 CAD) using any of the payment methods offered.
  5. The application processing time is around 03 working days. Once approved, you can receive an e-visa via email, print it out, and present it upon arrival in Vietnam.

Apply for a visa on arrival

A Vietnam visa on arrival is available for Canadian nationals entering Vietnam by air. You can obtain the visa at the airport upon arrival in Vietnam instead of visiting the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate prior to your trip. To pick up the visa on arrival, please follow these steps:

  1. Apply online for an approval letter from a Vietnamese travel agency or a visa agent using a Canadian passport.
  2. Wait for the processing time of an approval letter by email in 02 or 03 working days.
  3. Print out the approval letter, prepare 2 passport-sized photos, and fill out the entry/exit form.
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, show the documents, and get the visa stamped.

How much is the visa fee for Canadians?

Fee comparison

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 34 CAD

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD (~34 CAD)
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD (~68 CAD)

Travel tips for Canadian citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are several airlines that offer flights between Vietnam and Canada. Here are some major flight routes between the two countries:

Vancouver - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices

Toronto - Ho Chi Minh City

Korean Air

1573 CAD

Toronto - Ho Chi Minh City

United Airlines + ANA Airlines

809 CAD

Weather information

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam has a much warmer and more humid climate than Canada which is situated in the northern part of North America. Canada’s weather features much colder winters.

  • Climate: Vietnam’s climate is tropical monsoon with high temperatures and humidity. There are two distinct seasons - the dry and rainy seasons. On the contrary, in Canada, the weather is much colder and varies widely depending on the region.
  • Temperature: Canada has a wider range of temperatures throughout the year while Vietnam has more consistent temperatures. The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 22-27°C (72-81°F) in the north to 25-35°C (77-95°F) in the south. The average temperature in Canada ranges from -8°C (18°F) in the winter to 22°C (72°F) in the summer. In the northern parts of Canada, temperatures can drop below -40°C (-40°F) in the winter.
  • Humidity: The humidity level in Vietnam during the rainy season (from May to October) is generally high, ranging from 70% to 90%. In the dry season, the humidity level is around 60 - 70%. On the other hand, the level of humidity in Canada differs depending on the time and region but it is much lower than that in Vietnam, ranging from 30% to 60%.
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Evangeline Maddawin
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Can I apply Vietnam Visa 7 months early before arrival to Vietnam?

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@Evangeline Maddawin, yes, sure. You can apply for an e-visa as early as you wish, as it will be valid from the date you choose on the application form.

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Chris Truong
Canada

I'm Canadian and I'm travelling there for 21 days with my Vietnamese wife. Do I still need a visa?

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@Chris Truong, yes, Canadian passport holders still require a valid visa for Vietnam. If your wife is Vietnamese, holding a valid Vietnamese passport, you can consider applying for a 5-year visa exemption certificate for longer-term travel.

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Lohini Ellid
Canada

I applied for a visa through Canadian Vietnamese embassy 2 weeks ago and have not received it yet. I’m travelling in 2 business days. What are my options?

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@Lohini Ellid, The long New Year holiday may affect application processing times. Therefore, we advise waiting until the end of today (Thursday, 15 February) to see if you receive your visa, or alternatively, applying for an emergency approval letter for a visa on arrival.

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Roger Quinn
Canada

I am travelling from Toronto to Hanoi and staying for 5 days. I'm then flying to Siem Reap ( Cambodia) for 3 days and back to Ho Chi Minh. Please advise the correct Visa to re-enter Vietnam.

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Hello, you can apply for a multiple-entry visa to enter/exit Vietnam multiple times within your planned stay period.

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Len Stewin
Canada

We arrive by cruise ship (Celebrity Solstice) into Hanoi (Hong Chai Sea terminal) and depart 5 days later from Ho Chi Minh Vung Tau Seaport. The visa requires name of hotels (e.g. arrival and departure) but we are on the ship the entire time. How do we complete this part of the visa form?

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@Len Stewin, for arrivals by cruise, it is recommended that you fill out the form with the cruise name and the port or city of arrival.

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Amber
Canada

If I have already applied for an e-Visa with Vietnam Immigration. It is taking longer than I would like. Can I apply for another one but expedited through another application service?

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@Amber, if you have already applied for an eVisa, we advise that you use the expedited service for your pending application instead of getting a new one to avoid potential problems.

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Aslan
Canada

We're canadians and will travel to Vietnam in June. We'll arrive from Singapore. Do we specify the departure airport from Canada or from Singapore in the visa form?

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The departure airport is not required for an e-visa application. You just need to fill in your entry and exit ports in Vietnam, regardless of where you are flying from.

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skyla short
Canada

traveling to Vietnam by air, so I know which entry port, but not sure where I will fly out or land border we will use. should we just put same airport for departure on my visa?

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@skyla, Yes, that is fine. You can use the same port of arrival for the exit port, but make sure it is listed as one of the eligible entry/exit ports for the e-visa.

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Marie
Canada

if Canadians need a visa to enter Vietnam ports, how long in advance can they purchase the e-visa? travelling in feb 2024, thanks

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@Marie, The evisa will be valid from the date you choose on the form (say Feb 2024), not from the date that you submit your application.

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Lara
Canada

I am canadian and will be on a Celebrity cruise from Singapore through Vietnam in February 2024 and wondering what type of visa we need?

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@Lara, you can apply for a 30-day eVisa to enter Vietnam on a cruise ship. Please ensure that you select the correct port of entry when applying for your eVisa online.

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Devi Raj
Canada

My husband & I will be stopping in Vietnam on Celebrity Cruise. We are Canadian citizens. Not sure the name of the Sea port to enter to apply for E visa. Devi

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You can view the list of eligible seaports for e-visa applications at the following link:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/documents/20181/117155/List-of-evisa-port.pdf/c774e24b-1ab8-4fb6-9ac1-dcdfaccecf8e

We advise that you contact your cruise operator to see which of these ports they will be docking at when arriving in Vietnam.

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THUHA TRAN
Hong Kong

Hi, I'm a Canadian national working and residing in Hong Kong. I will need a Visa to travel to Danang in May for the Ironman 70.3 race, then to Hanoi and Haiphong afterwards for a week. Does the eVisa apply when my flight is from HK to Danang? Is it better I go to the Consulate in Hong Kong to get the visa? TIA.

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@THUHA TRAN, Yes, you can apply for an e-visa to visit Vietnam from Hong Kong; there is no problem with it.

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Mario
Canada

I will enter Vietnam with a flight into Hanoi, then travel by land to Cambodia and Laos and then enter back into Vietnam on another flight from Luang Prabang. Both entries will be with 26 days. Do I need a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. I have Canadian nationality.

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@Mario, If you enter and exit Vietnam multiple times within a given period, you are required to have a multi-entry visa in this case.

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Tanis Bahr
Canada

If I am backpacking all over Vietnam for 30 days, what do I put for temporary address? (Also exit gates?)

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@Tanis Bahr, You can provide the name and address of your booked hotel during your holiday in Vietnam.

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Lionel Tanod
Canada

2 people in our party on a cruise from Singapore Thailand and Vietnam are not planning to disembark at the Vietnamese ports . Do they still require a visa ?

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@Lionel Tanod, If passengers on a cruise remain on the cruise ship without disembarking or going through immigration control in Vietnam, they do not require a visa.

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Teresa Ng
Canada

We will be docking in Hong Gai, Halong Bay via cruise ship on Nov. 18, also docking in Chan May and Ho Chi Minh. Cruise ship will be leaving Vietnam on the evening of Nov. 22. Can we apply e-visa now (August) and the e-visa take effect on the day of entry?

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@Teresa Ng, The e-visa will be valid from the date that you choose on the application form. Therefore, you can apply for an e-visa now to travel in November this year!

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Raine
Canada

Can I apply for a 3-month Vietnam visa for single entry online with Canadian passport?

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@Raine, Yes, a 3-month single/multiple entry e-visa will be available from 15 August 2023. You can apply for this visa type using your Canadian passport.

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Rosemary Bennett
Canada

hi we are Canadians coming to Vietnam in dec-2023 - we fly from Bangkok to Hanoi and stay for 7 days. Then fly to Da Nang for 6 days & then fly to Ho Chi Min City for 4 days. we then fly back to Bangkok. what type of visa do we require?

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@Rosemary Bennett, You can apply for a 1-month single-entry e-visa, which allows you to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days and visit all the listed cities mentioned above.

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Gary Babaluk
Canada

We are entering Vietnam at Hanoi(AIR) and then we exit 3 days later by air. We then re-enter Vietnam at Song Tien LandPort. We then exit at Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam 10 days later. How many e-VISAs do we need? Do we have to apply for 2 each?

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@Gary Babaluk, If your travel date is after 15 August, you can apply for a 3-month multiple entry visa that will allow you to enter and exit Vietnam for an unlimited number of times within a 90-day period.

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Hernan
Canada

I am plannig to enter Vietnam, 2 times, 4 days apart, in less than 30 days. Can I apply to 2 evisas at the same time?

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@Hernan, It is not possible to get 2 visas at the same time, therefore, please only apply for the second one once you exit Vietnam!

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Tuan
Canada

Is the visa exemption applicable for Vietnamese born Canadian, those who have only Canadian Passport? How about for my children (under 18) who was born in Canada?

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@Tuan, Yes, you are eligible for the 5-year visa exemption. However, you still need to apply for the exemption certificate on the official website provided below:

https://mienthithucvk.mofa.gov.vn/

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Mylene Moy
Canada

I’m Canadian and planning a cruise, embarking in Singapore, with 4 ports of call in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Nha Trang, Hue/Danang (Chan May) and Hanoi (Halong Bay). This is how Celebrity Cruise spelled seaports. Am I eligible to apply for E-Visa? Thank you.

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@Mylene Moy, Yes sure, e-visas are available at all the ports that you mentioned above: Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Hue and Ho Chi Minh city!

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Iohann Boulay
Canada

we are (2 adults and one 14 year-old child) planning a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia this summer. We would be landing in Ho Chi Minh on July 1st. We would like to go to Cambodia for 5-10 days towards mid-July. We would then get back in Vietnam until August 10th (leaving from Hanoi). So, we would appreciate your help on the visa procedures required to do such trip.

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@Iohann Boulay, Visa for Vietnam is currently valid for single entry only, therefore, you are required to apply for another single-entry visa to return Vietnam from Cambodia. As Canadians are eligible to apply for an e-visa online, you can check out the procedures here.

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William Thumm
Canada

My wife and I are planning a trip from Canada to Vietnam From June 27 to July 8, and have already rented our accommodations. How much time is required and what is the cost for our two visas? I’ve been doing some research and your company is recommended, but I’ve been told I need to recommend individual visa approvals for us and not group approvals.

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@William Thumm, You can apply for an e-visa online using your Canadian passports. It is currently the most convenient way of getting a visa to Vietnam. You can find the step by step guide here including processing time and related fees.

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Daniela
Canada

We are trying to assist a stranded Canadian citizen back to Canada on possibly May 8th 2023 . Her visa expired on 4/26/2023, will she be able to pay the penalty fees at the airport before boarding her flight? or will she need to contact the Embassy and obtain and new visa or a travel document ? She was unable to leave the country on time because she got admitted to the hospital for a fractured hip. She has a travelling companion with her as well, in the same situation-expired visa. This lady stayed behind so she can assist her friend during this time. I will appreciate your input at your soonest opprotunity. regards.

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@Daniela, We are sorry to hear about the problem. If you overstayed your visa, you can apply for an exit visa to leave Vietnam. You can find the necessary procedures on the official Immigration website.

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Richard Moffatt
Canada

I am a Canadian citizen and look to stay in Vietnam for three to six months. Does a multiple entry visa for three months still exist for Canadians? I am having trouble finding this out. I am leaving for a planned middle June.

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@Richard Moffatt, At present, the maximum length of stay that can be applied for is a 1-month single entry visa. However, If you are not visiting Vietnam until June, you can wait for the e-visa policy update as there may be a 3 month multiple entry visa available soon.

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Frequently asked questions

1. What is the address of the Vietnam Embassy in Canada?

The Vietnam Embassy’s address in Canada is 55 Mackay Street, Ottawa, ON K1M 2B2.

2. How much does it cost for a visa on arrival for Canadian passport holders?

To obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival, you are required to pay two types of fees: approval letter fees and stamping fees. Approval letter fees range between 18 USD - 70 USD (~ 24 CAD - 95 CAD) depending on the type of visa. The stamping fees are priced from 25 USD - 50 USD (~ 34 CAD - 68 CAD) depending on the type of visa.

3. How can Canadian passport holders get a tourist visa to Vietnam?

To obtain a tourist visa to Vietnam, you can apply at the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam in Canada, apply for a visa on arrival with an online application for an approval letter in advance, or apply for an e-visa. E-visa is the most convenient way for you to enter Vietnam but it only has a validity of 30 days for single entry.

4. Are Canadian citizens eligible for Vietnam visa exemption?

No, Canadian citizens are not currently eligible for visa exemption in Vietnam. Thus, you must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam for any purpose, including tourism, business, or transit.

5. Is the e-visa program for Vietnam open to Canadian passport holders?

Yes, the e-visa program for Vietnam is open to Canadian citizens. More information on how to obtain an e-visa from the Canada can be found here.

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