Vietnam visa for Hong Kong citizens

Visa requirements

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

How to apply

Travelers from Hong Kong can choose one of the following methods to get a visa for Vietnam:

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

Vietnam visa fees for HK residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 573 HKD 942 HKD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 573 HKD 942 HKD
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 377 HKD 746 HKD
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 377 HKD 746 HKD

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 19:30 July 23, 2024 (Local Hong Kong SAR time).

Information for HK passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Hong Kong passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Aerial view of train and railway on Hai Van pass, Bach Ma mountain, Hue ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Most Chinese citizens of Hong Kong visitors need a visa in order to enter Vietnam, and this must be obtained through an online e-visa system or at the local consulate of Vietnam in Hong Kong. The following types of visas are available to Hong Kong passports:

  • Tourist visa: A Vietnam tourist visa is valid for 30 days, single entry.
  • Business visa: Those obtaining a business visa can stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 90 days with multiple entries.

Note: Hong Kong residents with British National (Overseas) passports are not eligible for the 15-day free visa stay and must apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.

Visa requirements in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa required regardless of purposes

Entry requirements:

  • Valid Hong Kong passports (Minimum 6 months beyond exit date)
  • Proof of temporary address in Vietnam

How to apply:

  • E-visa
  • Visa at local consulate in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Visa on arrival

Tourism statistics

  • 2020: 3,780 visitors
  • 2019: 51,618 visitors
  • 2018: 62,208 visitors
  • 2017: 47,721 visitors
  • 2016: 34,613 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Hong Kong passport

There are three common ways to obtain a Vietnam visa:

Visa at the Vietnam consulate in Hong Kong

Hong Kong passport holders can apply for a Vietnam visa at the Consulate of Vietnam in Hong Kong. To apply, you need to:

  • Submit a visa application form, a passport-size photo, and your passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.
  • Pay the visa fee, which varies depending on the type of visa and duration.
  • Receive your passport with the visa stamp in person or via mail after about 05 working days.

Apply for e-visa online

Vietnam offers an electronic visa option for those visiting the country for either tourism or business purposes. The e-visa allows for a single entry and a stay of up to 30 days. Here are the essential steps to apply:

  • Visit the Vietnam Immigration Department's official website and complete the online application process.
  • Fill out a form, upload a digital copy of your passport
  • Submit the e-visa processing fee online (25 USD ~ 196 HKD).
  • Receive the visa via email.

Apply for a visa on arrival

If traveling by air, Hong Kong citizens can apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival. To obtain this type of visa:

  • You must reach out to a visa agency or travel company located in Vietnam to obtain a visa approval letter online, which will be issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department.
  • Once you have received the letter, you will need to print it out and bring it, along with a passport-size photo and your passport, to one of Vietnam's international airports upon arrival.

How much is the visa fee for Hong Kong passports?

Fee comparison

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 196 HKD

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 196 HKD
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 392 HKD

Travel tips for Hong Kong citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are several airlines that offer direct flights connecting Vietnam and Hong Kong, such as Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express, and Jetstar Pacific. Most flights departing from Hong Kong will arrive in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Danang City in Vietnam.

Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (each person/ one way)

Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City

VietJet Air

1104 HKD

Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines

2343 HKD

Hong Kong - Danang City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (each person/ one way)

Hong Kong - Danang City

Hong Kong Express

1272 HKD

Weather information

Vietnam and Hong Kong (China) have different weather patterns and temperature ranges.

  • Climate: Vietnam is a tropical country, and the weather is heavily influenced by monsoons. In contrast, Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cool and dry winters.
  • Weather: Vietnam has two seasons including the rainy season which brings heavy rainfall from May to September and the dry season, from November to April. During this season, the weather is sunny and hot. Meanwhile, Hong Kong experiences four seasons including spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
  • Temperature: In Vietnam, the temperature usually ranges from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). On the other hand, in Hong Kong, the summer months from June to August can be very hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 26°C to 31°C (79°F to 88°F). Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from 14°C to 20°C (57°F to 68°F).
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TJS
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Do I need to book an appointment at the Vietnam Consulate in HK in advance in order to submit my application?

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@TJS, No advanced appointment is required; however, you will need to visit the Consulate during working hours to submit your visa application.

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Debbie Ip
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Please let me know if the travel date is February 2024, can we apply E-VISA now

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@Debbie Ip, Yes, you can apply now and travel in Feb 2024 as the e-visa will be valid from the date you select on the form.

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Kay Wo
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I am a Hong Kong citizen which have BNO passport. Can I apply e-visa using BNO? I cannot find "British National Oversea" in Nationality field.

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@Kay Wo, Unfortunately, BNO passport is not presently listed on the eligilble passport for e-visa application. You can consider applying for an approval letter for visa on arrival instead. However, that will require you to travel on an organized tour with a local travel agency/tour operator.

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Asa Chi
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I am a Hong Kong citizen. I had applied for a Vietnam visa-on-arrival from you before. I want to apply for a vietnam visa now and entered your website this morning but was told that visa-on-arrival is temporarily unavailable now while I can get a e-visa. Please advise how to apply for an e-visa and how to use it to enter Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh city airport.

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@Asa Chi, You can find the detailed instructions on how to apply for an e-visa to Vietnam here. Thank you

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Frequently asked questions

1. Is Hong Kong included in the Vietnam visa exemption list?

Chinese citizens of Hong Kong are not eligible for the visa waiver program, so you still need to obtain a visa to enter Vietnam.

2. How long could I stay in Vietnam with a business visa?

A business visa is usually valid for stays of up to 90 days, single or multiple entry.

3. Can I enter Vietnam for family and relative visit purposes?

Yes, to get this type of visa, you can contact the local consulate of Vietnam in Hong Kong for information.

4. What is the stamping fee for multiple entry?

The stamping fee for multiple entry of up to 03 months is 50 USD ~ 392 HKD.

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