Vietnam visa for Philippines citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 21 days
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Visitors from Philippines can apply for a visa for Vietnam using one of the three methods available below.

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

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Philippines

City Address
Manila 670 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila, Philippines
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Vietnam visa fees for PH residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 4,048 PHP 6,654 PHP
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 4,048 PHP 6,654 PHP
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 2,662 PHP 5,268 PHP
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 2,662 PHP 5,268 PHP

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

Today's holidays in Philippines

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Philippines today (Friday, July 12, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Ninoy Aquino Day, which will occur in 1 month, 1 week from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Manila.

Information for PH passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Filipino passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Lighthouse in Phu Yen, Vietnam

Filipinos are qualified for a 21-day visa exemption in Vietnam. To be eligible for the program:

  • You must hold a Philippine passport that remains valid for at least six months after the arrival date in Vietnam.
  • The passport has at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.

However, if you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 21 days or participate in non-exempt activities like studying or working, a visa is necessary.

Visa-exempt in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa-exempt for a stay of up to 21 days

Entry requirements:

  • Valid Filipino passport (6 months beyond exit date)
  • Proof of onward flight

Visa exemption (5 years):

  • Philippines passports whose spouses are Vietnamese citizens

Embassy location in the Philippines:

  • Manila (Embassy)

Tourism statistics:

  • 2023: 32,231 visitors
  • 2022: 36,281 visitors
  • 2020: 36,949 visitors
  • 2019: 179,120 visitors
  • 2018: 151,631 visitors
  • 2017: 133,513 visitors

2 - How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Philippine passport

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in the Philippines

To obtain a Vietnam visa, you can visit the Vietnam Embassy in the Philippines or any neighboring country. The following documents are necessary for the application process:

  1. A valid original passport with a minimum of six months validity beyond the intended entry date to Vietnam.
  2. A completed visa application form that can be downloaded from the embassy's website or obtained in person.
  3. One recent passport-sized photo.
  4. Payment of the visa fee.
  5. After submitting the application, wait for approval and then collect the visa from the embassy.

Apply for e-visa online

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam for tourism or business purposes, you can apply for a Vietnam e-visa, which allows a single entry and a maximum stay of 30 days. To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Vietnam e-visa website at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ and complete the application form with all the required information.
  2. Upload a recent passport-style photo and a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  3. Pay the fee of 25 USD ~ 1387 PHP.
  4. If your application is approved, you will receive your e-visa via email within three working days.

Apply for a visa on arrival

Filipino citizens traveling by air and arriving at one of Vietnam's international airports can obtain a visa on arrival:

  1. Obtain 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 and wait for the letter to be sent via email.
  3. Upon arrival at one of Vietnam's international airports, such as Noi Bai or Tan Son Nhat, present the visa approval letter, your passport, and two passport-sized photos.
  4. Pay the visa stamping fee and receive your visa.

3. How much is the visa fee for Filipino passports?

Fee comparison:

E-visa

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 1387 PHP

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
  • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 1387 PHP
  • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 2774 PHP

4 - Travel tips for Filipino citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

Some airlines providing flights between Vietnam and the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, and AirAsia. It is common to fly from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Manila in the Philippines and vice versa, with several flights available each day. Other popular routes include flights between Hanoi and Manila, as well as flights between Da Nang and Manila.

Manila - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Manila - Ho Chi Minh City

Philippine Airlines

7566 PHP

Manila - Ho Chi Minh City

Cebu Pacific

8511 PHP

Manila - Hanoi

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Manila - Hanoi

Cebu Pacific

4965 PHP

Manila - Hanoi

Singapore Airlines

13949 PHP

Weather information

In general, Vietnam and the Philippines share similar weather and climate patterns.

  • Climate: Vietnam and the Philippines are both located in Southeast Asia and have similar tropical climates with hot and humid conditions year-round.
  • Weather: The Philippines experiences more frequent and stronger typhoons compared to Vietnam. This is due to the Philippines being situated in the western Pacific Ocean, which is a prime location for typhoon formation. Typhoon season in the Philippines usually lasts from June to November, with the most active months being September and October. Vietnam, on the other hand, has a longer typhoon season that runs from May to December, with the most active months being July and August.
  • Temperature: Both countries have relatively high average temperatures. The Philippines has an average temperature of around 27°C (81°F), while Vietnam's average temperature ranges from 22-27°C (72-81°F).
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Tirah Syrra
Phillipines

Hi..im a phillipines passport holder..do i need a visa to enter vietnam? Im planning to stay at ho chi min from 10 jan 2024 until 15 jan 2024.

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Hello, if your stay in Vietnam is no longer than 21 days, you will not require a visa.

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Kim Rosales
Philippines

Hello, I'm going to HCMC this Dec 2023 for one week and I'm planning to have a 2-day tour to Cambodia first by exiting to Moc Bai by land, and then re-entry to Vietnam. Can I re-entry to Vietnam using my Philippine passport?

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@Kim Rosales, Yes, you can re-enter Vietnam from Cambodia, visa is not required for this re-entry.

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Annie
Philippines

Good day! I have plans on visiting Vietnam for 25 days, probably January 2024. When is the best time to apply for the visa?

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@Annie, You can apply as soon as you wish because the e-visa is valid from the date that you choose on the form. However, it is best to apply at least 30 days before your departure date to allow enough time for processing.

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Anonymous
Philippines

I will be traveling to Hanoi multiple times in a calendar year (around 8-10 trips) using a Philippine passport for both leisure and business meetings. I will be not staying more than the 21 days exempt. Is this fine or will there be issues?

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@Anonymous, As long as you stay for less than 21 days for each entry, you can enter and exit Vietnam as many times as you wish within a one-year period.

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Mals
Philippines

Is there a maximum number of trips per year on the visa exempt?

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@Mals, There are no limits on the number of times you can enter Vietnam under visa-free entry within 1-year time. Just make sure you do not overstay the exemption period. If you hold a Philippines passport, you can exit and return for another 21-day exemption.

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Wilfredo Cacho
Philipinnes

What shall i do to extend my visa for another 30 day coz i only got 21 days prior to my return ticket just to pass the immigration i need total of 50 days i just need to amend my plane ticket. TIA

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@Wilfredo Cacho, It is not currently possible to extend your visa in Vietnam. We advise that you exit the country and re-enter either on a new visa exemption or by applying for a 30-day visa.

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Aivy
Philippines

How does "collect visa in person" work? Do I have to go to Vietnam embassy in Manila and have my passport stamped? How long do they "stamp" it?

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@Aivy, Yes, you can either visit the embassy in person to collect the visa or have it mailed to you. Either way, please contact the embassy directly for instructions!

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Francisca A. Alam-am
Philippines

I would like to visit Vietnam for only 7 days. It mean I dont need to secure visa correct?

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@Francisca A. Alam-am, Yes that is right. As long as you hold a valid Philippines passport, you are exempt from visa for Vietnam for 21 days.

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Pampajarillo
Philippines

Hi! I am from the Philippines and plan to visit Vietnam & Cambodia and stay for roughly 30 days. I am going to Vietnam by air and then traveling by road to Cambodia on the 7th day, and then coming back to Vietnam on my 28th day. My question is: can I re-enter Vietnam on the 28th day? Will the duration of stay be reset back to day 1 of 21? Will I be allowed to stay for another 21 days in Vietnam?

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@Pampajarillo, Yes, once you exit Vietnam, the exemption period will be reset, allowing you to re-enter for another 21 days under the visa-free entry policy.

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Anna
Philippines

My name is Anna and I will be traveling from Cebu to Ho Chi Minh next week. I am a citizen of the Philippines and hold a Philippine passport. I have traveled to Vietnam many times before. I have never needed a visa before because I stay for less than 30 days. Last December, I was flying from Hong Kong to Ha Noi and was asked if I visited Vietnam in the previous 30 days. The airline counter agent said I would need a visa if I enter Vietnam in the same way within a 30 day period. Is this true? Last week I flew from Cebu to Manila to Ho Chi Minh. I will be doing the exact same route next week, so it is within 30 days. Do I need a tourist visa this time?

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As a Philippines passport holder, you are exempt from Vietnam visa for 21 days and you can re-enter anytime you wish. The 30-day gap is not required.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Are Philippine nationals living overseas eligible for the Vietnam visa exemption program?

Yes. Philippine passport holders residing in other countries can still visit Vietnam for 21 days without a visa.

2. How long Philippines passport can stay in Vietnam without a visa?

Citizens with Philippine nationality are exempt from a Vietnam visa for stays of up to 21 days.

3. Do I need a transit visa to transit from Vietnam to other neighboring countries?

As a citizen of the Philippines, you are granted a 21-day visa exemption, which means that you are not required to obtain a visa in order to transit from Vietnam to other countries.

4. Is the e-visa option available for Philippine residents who plan to visit Vietnam?

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

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