Vietnam visa for New Zealand 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 New Zealand can get a visa for Vietnam by selecting one of the three available methods below.

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

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in New Zealand

City Address
Wellington Level 21 Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011
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Vietnam visa fees for NZ residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 117 NZD 193 NZD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 117 NZD 193 NZD
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 77 NZD 152 NZD
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 77 NZD 152 NZD

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 23:30 July 01, 2024 (Local Dunedin time).

Today's holidays in New Zealand

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the New Zealand today (Thursday, June 20, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Labour Day, which will occur in 4 months, 1 week from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Wellington.

Information for NZ passports traveling to Vietnam

Do New Zealand citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

A traveler is riding bike on Ha Giang, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

New Zealand citizens are not eligible for the Vietnam visa waiver program, thus are REQUIRED to apply for a valid visa before entering Vietnam. You can apply for the following types of visas:

  • Tourist visa: This visa is suitable for those who plan to visit Vietnam for tourism purposes such as sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives, or attending cultural events. A tourist visa is valid for visits for up to 30 days with single entry.
  • Business visa: If you intend to visit Vietnam for business purposes such as attending meetings, conferences, or negotiating business deals, you can apply for this type of visa.
  • Work visa: A work visa is needed if you plan to work in Vietnam for a certain period.
  • Transit visa: In order to transfer from Vietnam to another country, you are required to obtain a transit visa.

Visa requirements in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa required for New Zealand passports

Document required:

  • Valid New Zealand passports (Minimum 6 months beyond exit date)
  • 1 blank page remaining

Embassy location:

  • Wellington (Embassy)

How to apply:

  • E-visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at the local embassy in Wellington

Tourism statistics:

  • 2023: 7,838 visitors
  • 2022: 8,681 visitors
  • 2020: 9,470 visitors
  • 2019: 47,088 visitors
  • 2018: 49,854 visitors
  • 2017: 49,115 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a New Zealand passport

General information

New Zealand nationals have three options to obtain a visa for Vietnam, including applying for an e-visa online, obtaining a visa on arrival at a Vietnam’s international airport, or applying in-person at a Vietnamese Embassy in the country. A Vietnamese tourist visa is valid for a single-entry stay of up to 30 days, while a business visa can be obtained for stays of up to 90 days. It is mandatory for visa applicants to hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining before expiration to be eligible for a visa.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand

You can get a visa in person at the Embassy of Vietnam in Wellington. Here are steps to follow:

  1. Fill out and submit the application form online or in person at the Vietnam Embassy in Wellington.
  2. Provide a scanned copy of your ordinary passport which has at least 6-month validity remaining, 02 passport-sized photos, and any other necessary documents.
  3. Pay the visa fee using a suitable payment method, such as a credit card or cash.
  4. Receive your visa via mail or in person at the Embassy.

Apply for e-visa online

New Zealand nationals are eligible to apply for a Vietnam e-visa for tourism, business, and transit purposes. The e-visa enables visits to Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days from the date of arrival and is valid for single entry only. Vietnam e-visa cannot be extended. Here are the steps to apply for a Vietnam e-visa:

  1. Go to Vietnam's official immigration website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn
  2. Complete the online application form by providing your personal details, passport information, and other required information.
  3. Upload a recent passport-sized photo and a scanned copy of your valid passport.
  4. Pay the e-visa fee, 25 USD ~ 39 NZD.
  5. Wait to receive your e-visa via email within 3 working days.
  6. Print out the e-visa and present it to immigration officials upon arrival in Vietnam.

Apply for a visa on arrival

You can also apply for a visa on arrival if traveling by air. This type of visa requires an approval letter in advance and can be issued upon arrival at one of Vietnam's airports. To obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival, you can follow these steps:

  1. Contact a reputable travel agency or visa-processing company in Vietnam and apply online for an approval letter using your valid passport.
  2. Submit your application and payment, then wait for 2-3 business days to receive an approval letter via email.
  3. Print out the approval letter and bring it with you, along with 2 passport-sized photos to present at the arrival counters in Vietnam.
  4. Pay the stamping fee and get your visa.

How much is the visa fee for New Zealand passports?

Fee comparison

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 39 NZD

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 39 NZD
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 79 NZD

Travel tips for New Zealand citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are several airlines that connect New Zealand and Vietnam. As there are no direct flights between the two countries, passengers are required to take connected flights with at least one layover or transfer.

Auckland - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Auckland - Ho Chi Minh City

AirAsia X + AirAsia

715 NZD

Auckland - Ho Chi Minh City

Qantas Airways + Vietnam Airlines

1090 NZD

Wellington - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Wellington - Ho Chi Minh City

Qantas Airways + Vietnam Airlines

1206 NZD

Wellington - Ho Chi Minh City

Air New Zealand + Vietnam Airlines

2058 NZD

Weather information

Located in different regions thus the weather in Vietnam and New Zealand is characterized by unique features.

  • Climate: New Zealand has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons and relatively high rainfall, while Vietnam has a tropical climate with high temperatures and a rainy season.
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year. During winters, the temperature can drop to below 20 degrees Celsius while in New Zealand, the temperature varies significantly between seasons and regions. It can range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius with the warmest regions being in the North Island. During winter months, the temperatures can drop to below 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Rainfall: New Zealand experiences a relatively high amount of rainfall throughout the year, especially on the western coast of the South Island. In contrast, Vietnam has a rainy season from May to October.
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Chanda sok
New Zealand

Hi dear, I'm holding new Zealand passport, and I'm going to Taiwan tour from Cambodia through Vietnam and Cambodia border by bus and flight from Vietnam to Taiwan, what kind of visa do I need? How much is the fee?

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@Chanda sok, You can apply for a multiple entry visa to enter/exit Vietnam for multiple times in a given period. The cost is 50 USD through the official website below:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/home

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Jessica Sculley
New Zealand

We are doing an 8 day cruise in April 2024, Singapore to Shanghai, we stop in Nha Trang for 1 day only, do we need a Visa?

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@Jessica Sculley, yes, NZ passport holders are still required to obtain a visa for entry into Vietnam, regardless of the length of their stay.

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Lyndsey Hyman
New Zealand

We have received our e-visas for a 3 month single entry. Do we pay some more on arrival at Immigration and if so how much? and is it in $US? Or was that just the old system for picking up 'visa on arrival'

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@Lyndsey Hyman, the eVisa is the only document you need for entry into Vietnam. Therefore, you do not need to apply for anything else or pay for any additional fees upon arrival at a Vietnam airport. Welcome to Vietnam!

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Rex
New Zealand

Our arrival time is 11 15pm on the 26th December but our visa is filled out for the 27th December 45 minutes early will this be a problem

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@Rex, Some airlines may not allow you to board the plane if your visa date does not match your arrival date. We advise that you contact your airline for confirmation and assistance in this case.

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Ruth Mansford
New Zealand

My husband and I are visiting Vietnam next April for 10 days. We are entering and leaving through DaNang airport. What type of visa will be best for us?

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@Ruth Mansford, For your entry to Da Nang next year, a 30-day single-entry e-visa will be the best option, costing 25 USD per person.

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Sharon Kitahara
New Zealand

I am visiting Hanoi for two days then visiting NZ for 8 days then 5 more nights before returning to Japan . I am a New Zealander living in Japan do k need to apply for the e visa twice for Vietnam??

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@Sharon Kitahara, Yes, you will need two visas for the two different entries. One visa for your entry from Japan and another one for your entry from New Zealand. Once you exit Vietnam, you can apply for a new visa to re-enter the country from NZ.

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Sam Saffal
New Zealand

Hi, I'm travelling to Vietnam with my family in September. We would like to stay for 2 months but I see there is only an option for a 30 day visa. Is it possible to get an extension or a 3 month Visa? Alternatively, if we leave vietnam before the first 30 days, would we be able to enter for a second 30 days?

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@Sam Saffal, If you are not traveling until September, we advise that you wait until mid-July then decide as there is a proposal for 3 month e-visa coming soon in early July this year!

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Blair Walker
New Zealand

Hi. I am wanting to visit Vietnam for 31 days in july. I see the visa is only 30 days. Is there away around this problem as flights are best doing 31 days not 30!

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@Blair Walker, We are afraid that there is no way to get around it, please keep your travel within the visa validity period to avoid problems.

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Lynley
New Zealand

I sent a message in the general messages but forgot to say i was from NZMy husband & I are travelling to Vietnam arriving on the 21st of May. We then leave to travel to Cambodia on the 5th of June but return to Vietnam on the 10th of June to fly out to NZ from Hanoi on the 11th of June. Do we have to apply for a multi entry visa or do I just do two seperate Visas for us both? If it is a Multi entry visa can you please send me a link as I can't find it. Thanks

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@Lynley, The multi-entry visa is currently unavailable. However, you can apply for two separate visas: one for entry on May 21st and the other for entry from Cambodia to Vietnam on June 10th. Kindly be advised that you cannot apply for two visas at the same time. Therefore, we suggest that you apply for the second visa once you are in Cambodia.

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Wendy O’Keeffe
New Zealand

We are a family of 3 from New Zealand, hoping to fly to Hanoi from Bangkok on APril 27. Our flight departs Bangkok at 18:30 on April 27. We applied for E visas on the Vietnam Immigration website on April 22 but received an email from them last night saying all 3 of our passport data page photos are “ low quality”. We don’t know how to improve them as they are the original scanned copies! I emailed Vietnam Immigration E visa service immediately last night to ask what is wrong with the passport data photos but no reply yet. We are very worried that they won’t respond in time and we won’t get our E visas before check in for our flight tomorrow. What do you suggest we do?

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@Wendy O’Keeffe, It may take a few hours for the e-visa to be issued after you amend your application. We advise that you wait until tomorrow morning (27 April). By then if you do not receive your e-visas, you can consider using the expedited service to speed up your existing applications.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Is there a Consulate General of Vietnam in New Zealand?

There is no Consulate General of Vietnam in the country. You can visit the Vietnam Embassy at level 21 Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington.

2. What types of visas do New Zealand passport holders can apply for in Vietnam?

Nationals of the country can obtain several types of Vietnam visas such as tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, and work visa.

3. Are New Zealand citizens eligible for Vietnam visa exemption?

As of 2023, New Zealand citizens are ineligible for the Vietnam visa exemption program and MUST obtain a visa to enter Vietnam.

4. What is the charge for a Vietnam e-visa for New Zealand nationals?

The fee for a Vietnam e-visa is 25 USD ~ 39 NZD. The e-visa has validity for up to 30 days with single entry only.

 

5. Is the e-visa option available for New Zealand residents who plan to visit Vietnam?

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

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