Vietnam visa for France citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 45 days
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

For visitors from France, there are three available methods to obtain a visa for Vietnam, as explained below.

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

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in France

City Address
Paris 62-66 Rue Boileau, 75016 Paris, France
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Paris 2, Le Verrier Street, 75006 Paris , France
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Vietnam visa fees for FR residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 13:30 July 01, 2024 (Local Caen time).

Today's holidays in France

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the France today (Thursday, June 20, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Bastille Day, which will occur in 3 weeks, 2 days from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Paris.

Information for FR passports traveling to Vietnam

Do French passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Landscape of Vu Cung at Tam Coc National Park (Photo: Shutterstock)

Currently, French passport holders are exempted from a Vietnam visa for stays of 15 days or less. To be eligible to stay for up to 15 days, you are required to fulfill the following criteria. To stay in Vietnam for longer than 15 days, you must obtain a Vietnam visa. 

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a French passport

As a French national, you are eligible for a Vietnam e-visa, a visa on arrival, and a visa at Vietnam Embassy in France.

Visa at the Embassy

To obtain a Vietnam visa at the embassy in France, you can submit the required documents, including a completed application form, passport photos, and appropriate fee to the Vietnam embassy in Paris. Once the application is processed, you can receive the visa in person or via mail.

Apply for e-visa online

You can apply for a Vietnam e-visa, which allows for stays of up to 30 days for tourism, business, or transit purposes. The application can be completed online through the Vietnam Immigration Department's website:

It takes around three to five working days for an e-visa to be processed and issued via email. You need to provide a scanned copy of your French passport, a passport-sized photo, and pay the visa fee online.

Apply for a visa on arrival

A Vietnam visa on arrival is available for those traveling by air at any of Vietnam’s international airports. You do not need to visit Vietnam Embassy in France to get this visa. Here are the required steps:

  • Apply for a visa approval letter from a Vietnamese travel agency or visa processing company.
  • Receive the approval letter via email, which must be presented upon arrival at the airport in Vietnam.
  • Provide a completed entry and exit form, two passport-sized photos, and pay the visa stamping fee at the airport.

How much is the visa fee for French passports?

Fee comparison


Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 23 Euros

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 23 Euros
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 46 Euros

Travel tips for French citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are several airlines that offer direct and connecting flights between France and Vietnam. Some of the major airlines include Air France, Vietnam Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines.

The most popular route for flights between France and Vietnam is from Paris to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with a flight time of approximately 12-13 hours. Other cities in France from which you can fly to Vietnam include Lyon, Marseille, and Nice, but these flights may have one or more stops and longer travel times.

Paris - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Paris - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines (direct flight)

509 Euros

Paris - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

638 Euros

Lyon - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Lyon - Ho Chi Minh City

Air France + Vietnam Airlines

638 Euros

Lyon - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

650 Euros

Weather information

Vietnam and France have different weather patterns due to differences in terms of locations and topography. Here are some typical features to keep in mind:

  • Climate: Vietnam has a tropical climate with high humidity and temperature year-round while France has a temperate climate with distinct seasons.
  • Weather: Vietnam's weather is divided into the rainy and dry seasons while France experiences four distinct seasons.
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 25 to 30°C (77 to 86°F) with high levels of rainfall, particularly during the rainy season from May to October. By contrast, the average temperature in France ranges from 0 to 20°C (32 to 68°F) in winter and from 15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F) in summer.
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Can I still enter Danang, Vietnam if my passport only has 5 months validity but the airlines is allowing me tl check-in and fly?

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A Answered by Lan

Hello, please be advised that to qualify for the 45-day visa exemption, your passport must remain valid for at least 6 months upon your arrival in Vietnam. Therefore, be sure to renew your passport before traveling to Vietnam.

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Alessio savio

French citizen, don’t need a visa if I stay less than 45 days is that correct?? Thank you

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Alessio savio, Yes, French passports do not need a visa for up to 45 day stay!

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Frequently asked questions

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

Vietnam Embassy in France is situated at 62-66 Rue Boileau 75016 Paris, France.

2. Are French citizens eligible for a Vietnam visa on arrival?

A visa on arrival is available for French travelers visiting Vietnam by air.

3. What is the validity of a Vietnam e-visa for French nationals?

A Vietnam e-visa is valid for stays of up to 30 days, single entry only.

4. How much does it cost for a Vietnam e-visa for passport holders in France?

The fixed e-visa fee is 25 USD ~ 23 Euros.

5. Are French nationals eligible to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam?

Yes, French nationals are eligible to request an e-visa for travel to Vietnam. Instructions for obtaining an e-visa from the France can be found here.

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