Vietnam visa for Japan 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 Japan, 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 Japan

City Address
Osaka 4-2-15 Ichinocho Higashi, Sakai-Ku, Sakai-Shi, Osaka, Japan
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Fukuoka 4F, Aqua Hakata, 5-3-8 Nakasu, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo 151-0062, Shibuya-Ku, Motoyoyogi-Cho, 50-11, Tokyo
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Vietnam visa fees for JP residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 9,829 JPY 16,157 JPY
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 9,829 JPY 16,157 JPY
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 6,463 JPY 12,791 JPY
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 6,463 JPY 12,791 JPY

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 20:30 June 04, 2024 (Local Toride time).

Today's holidays in Japan

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Japan today (Friday, May 24, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Sea Day, which will occur in 1 month, 3 weeks from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Tokyo.

Information for JP passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Japanese passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Beautiful view of Dragon Bridge in Danang, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Japan is among the countries included in Vietnam's visa exemption list, which allows Japanese nationals to stay in Vietnam for up to 15 consecutive days without a visa. However, there are certain requirements that must be met including:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Vietnam.
  • There must be at least two blank pages in your passport for the visa stamp.

If you plan to stay longer than 15 days or engage in activities that are not covered by the visa exemption program, such as working or studying, you will need to obtain a visa. Some popular types of visas for Japanese citizens traveling to Vietnam include business visa, tourist visa, working visa, and visa for family or relative visits.

Visa requirements in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Not required for 15-day stay

Entry requirements:

  • Valid passport (6 months)
  • Temporary address in Vietnam

Visa exemption for Japanese passports (5 years):

  • Japanese nationals whose spouses are Vietnamese.

3 month tourist visa for Japanese residents:

  • Not available (2023)

Vietnam embassy and consulate locations in Japan:

  • Tokyo
  • Osaka
  • Fukuoka

Tourism statistics:

  • 2022: 128,764 visitors
  • 2020: 200,346 visitors
  • 2019: 951,962 visitors
  • 2018: 826,674 visitors
  • 2017: 798,119 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Japanese passport

Japanese citizens who expect to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or require a visa for other purposes can get a visa through different channels namely applying in person at the Vietnam Embassy in Japan, through the e-visa system, or obtaining a visa on arrival at an international airport in Vietnam.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Japan

If you want to extend your stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or require other types of visas, you can apply for a Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate General of Vietnam in Japan. The embassy is located in Tokyo and the consulate is in Osaka. To apply for a visa, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Your original passport, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Vietnam, and have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • A completed visa application form, which can be downloaded from the embassy's website or obtained in person.
  • One recent passport-size photo.
  • Visa fee payment (the fee may vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the processing time).

Once you have submitted your application, wait for your visa to be approved and you can pick it up at the embassy or consulate.

Apply for e-visa online

Japanese passport holders are also eligible for a Vietnam e-visa with a stay for up to 30 days for tourist or business purposes. The e-visa is a single-entry visa and is valid for a maximum of 30 days. Here is the guidance for an e-visa application to enter Vietnam:

  1. Visit the Vietnam e-visa website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ and fill out the application form. 
  2. Provide the required information and upload a recent passport-style photo and a scanned copy of your passport's biographical page.
  3. Pay the e-visa fee online (25 USD ~ 3290 JPY) using a credit or debit card.
  4. Once your e-visa is approved after around 03 working days, you will receive it via email.

Apply for a visa on arrival

Those traveling by air can obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival at one of the designated international airports in Vietnam. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Apply for a visa approval letter from a reputable visa agency in Vietnam.
  2. Pay the visa approval letter processing fee online using a credit or debit card.
  3. Wait for the visa approval letter to be processed and receive it via mail.
  4. Upon arrival at one of Vietnam’s international airports such as Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat or Da Nang, present the visa approval letter, your passport, and two passport-size photos at the visa on-arrival counter.
  5. Pay the visa stamping fee in cash (US dollars or Vietnamese Dong) and receive your visa.

How much is the visa fee for Japanese passports?

Fee comparison 

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 3290 JPY

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 3290 JPY
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 6581 JPY

Travel tips for Japanese citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are many airlines that offer flights between Vietnam and Japan namely Vietnam Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, VietJet Air, Peach Aviation, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, AirAsia, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Flights often connect major cities in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with the ones in Japan including Tokyo and Osaka. 

Tokyo - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Tokyo - Ho Chi Minh City

Japan Airlines + Vietnam Airlines

71232 JPY

Tokyo - Ho Chi Minh City

Cathay Pacific Airways + Japan Airlines

71797 JPY

Osaka - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Osaka - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietjet Air (direct flight)

18090 JPY

Osaka - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines (direct flight)

45227 JPY

Weather information

Vietnam and Japan feature different climates and weather patterns due to differences in terms of geographical location and topography.

  • Climate: Vietnam has a tropical climate and two distinct seasons: a wet season and a dry season. On the other hand, Japan has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.
  • Weather: In Vietnam, the wet season usually lasts from May to October, while the dry season lasts from November to April. During the wet season, there are heavy rain and frequent typhoons, which can cause flooding and landslides. Meanwhile, Japan experiences a warm summer, a mild spring and autumn, and a cold winter.
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 25-35°C (77-95°F), depending on the region and time of year. The average temperature in Japan is from 5 to 30°C (41-86°F).
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Samy
Hong Kong

Hello, I have a question, japanese passport holder. Planning to go to Vietnam with free visa Arriving on Sept 23rd Leaving on Oct 6th Total stay in Vietnam 14 days Planning to re enter in Vietnam on Oct 7th Leaving Oct 10th Can i re enter again with the free visa? Then another re entry probably end of October for couple days Thanks for your help

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@Samy, You do not need a visa if your stay is less than 45 days for each entry. You can exit and re-enter as many times as you wish, and there is no limit.

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Yuko hayashi
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My wife is Japanese passport holder. She is going to Vietnam from the 6 of August and leaves Vietnam on the 20 of August. Does she need to apply a Vietnamese visa ?

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@Yuko hayashi, There are a total of 15 days between 06 August to 20 August, therefore, your wife does not need a visa in this case!

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Tyler Evert
Japan

If I got a 30 day e-visa, can I leave Vietnam and come back within the 30 days? I have been here for 9 days, plan on leaving for 3 and coming back to Vietnam for another 4 days. I am a Japanese national.

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@Tyler Evert, If you hold a valid Japanese passport, you are able to visit Vietnam for 15 days without a visa!

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Koji Takahashi
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I am a Japanese national and planning to visit Vietnam 2 times within 30 days. Please let me know the fees and process for a multiple-entry visa.

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@Koji Takahashi, You do not need a multipe entry visa in this case. Once you exit Vietnam, you can return for another 15 days under visa-free entry! However, if one of your stays is longer than 15 days, then you apply for an e-visa (30 days) to cover that entry!

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Frequently asked questions

1. Are Japanese nationals eligible for a Vietnam e-visa?

Yes. As a Japanese national, you can obtain an e-visa to Vietnam for purposes such as tourism or business which is valid for up to 30 days with a single entry.

2. What is the maximum validity of a Vietnam tourist visa?

A Vietnam tourist visa has a maximum validity of 30 days.

3. Are Japanese nationals eligible for the Vietnam visa exemption program?

Yes. Vietnam grants Vietnam visa exemption program for citizens in Japan.

4. What is the Vietnam Embassy’s address in Japan?

The Embassy of Vietnam in Japan is located at Tokyo, 151-0062, Shibuya-ku, Motoyoyogi-cho, 50-11.

5. Are individuals with Japanese nationality eligible to apply for a Vietnam e-visa?

Yes, Japanese residents are eligible to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam. You can find the information for getting an e-visa from Japan here.

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