Vietnam visa for Spain citizens

Visa requirements

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

How to apply

If you're traveling to Vietnam from Spain, you can choose one of the following three methods to secure a visa.

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

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Spain

City Address
Madrid Avenida De Alfonso Xiii, 54, 28016 Madrid
Open now - Close in 4 hours 45 minutes

Vietnam visa fees for ES 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 23, 2024 (Local Cadiz time).

Today's holidays in Spain

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Spain today (Friday, July 12, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Assumption of Mary, which will occur in 1 month from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Madrid.

Information for ES passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Spanish passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Spain is INCLUDED in the Vietnam visa exemption list so you can enter Vietnam without a visa for stays of no more than 15 consecutive days. However, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 06 months beyond your date of arrival in Vietnam.
  • There are at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.

You cannot extend stays under the Vietnam visa waiver program so to prolong your trips, you need to obtain a visa.

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Spanish passport

Spanish passport holders wishing to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or obtain a visa for different purposes can apply in person at Vietnam Embassy in Spain, through the e-visa system, or obtain a visa on arrival at one of the designated international airports in Vietnam. 

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Spain

If you are a Spanish citizen or a foreigner residing in Spain and you want to travel to Vietnam, you can apply for a visa at the Vietnamese embassy in Madrid. Here are the general steps to follow:

  1. Obtain the visa application form: You can download the visa application form from the website of the Vietnamese embassy in Spain or obtain it in person from the office.
  2. Complete the application form: Fill out the visa application form. Be sure to provide all the required information and supporting documents.
  3. Prepare the required documents: You will need to submit your original passport with at least six months of validity remaining, two passport-size photos, and any other supporting documents that the embassy may require.
  4. Submit the application: Submit the completed application form and the required documents in person or by mail to the Vietnamese embassy and pay the visa fee.
  5. Collect your visa: After 5-7 business days, your visa is processed and approved then you can collect your passport with the visa stamped at the embassy or by mail.

Apply for e-visa online

Spanish nationals are eligible for a Vietnam e-visa which is only valid for certain purposes such as tourism, business, or family and friend visits. The visa allows you to enter Vietnam within 30 days, single entry. To obtain an e-visa, you need to follow those steps:

  1. Go to the official website of the Vietnam e-visa application system:
  2. Fill out the application form and provide personal, passport details, and required information.
  3. Upload a scanned copy of your passport's biographical page and a passport-sized photo.
  4. Pay the visa fee of 25 USD ~ 23 Euros by credit or debit card.
  5. Receive your e-visa after the processing time of around 3 business days via email and print it out.

Apply for a visa on arrival

A Vietnam visa on arrival is issued for those traveling by air. You can obtain one by completing these steps:

  1. Apply online: Fill out the online application form for a Vietnam approval letter to get a visa on arrival through a reputable travel agency or visa service provider.
  2. Pay the visa processing fee: You will need to pay the visa processing fee online by credit or debit card. The fee varies depending on the type of visa and the length of stay.
  3. Receive the visa approval letter: After processing your application and fee, the travel agency or visa service provider will email you a visa approval letter within 2-3 business days.
  4. Pick up your visa on arrival: When you arrive at one of the international airports in Vietnam, you will need to present your passport, visa approval letter, two passport-sized photos, and pay the stamping fee in cash (USD or VND). The stamping fee is currently 25 USD ~ 23 Euros for a single-entry visa and 50 USD ~ 46 Euros for a multiple-entry visa.

How much is the visa fee for Spanish 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 Spanish citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

There are several airlines operating flights between Vietnam and Spain such as Vietnam Airlines, Air France, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways. Those flights often connect major cities in Spain namely Madrid or Barcelona to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Barcelona - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Barcelona - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines

560 Euros

Barcelona - Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways

564 Euros

Madrid - Hanoi



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Madrid - Hanoi

Qatar Airways

466 Euros

Madrid - Hanoi

Emirates Airlines

746 Euros

Weather information

Vietnam and Spain are located in different geographical locations and climate zones. In general, Vietnam has a tropical climate while Spain has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. However, there are regional variations within each country that can affect weather and temperature.

  • Climate: The climate in Vietnam is tropical monsoon while Spain experiences a Mediterranean climate.
  • Temperature: In Vietnam, the north has a distinct winter season from November to March with average temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). The summer months from June to August are very hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Spain, the coastal regions have mild winters with average temperatures ranging from 8 to 16 degrees Celsius (46 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit) and hot summers with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas.
  • Weather: While the north of Vietnam has four distinct seasons, Central Vietnam suffers typhoons and heavy rainfall during the wet season from September to December, while the south has a more consistent tropical climate with high temperatures and occasional rain throughout the year. On the other hand, you can experience four seasons with typical seasonal weather patterns in Spain.
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Jiji Fruns
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Hi, I am a Spanish citizen, and I want to travel to Vietnam staying for a couple of days and then get back to Spain. But I need to visit Vietnam again (re-entry) one week later. Should I get a visa in the 2nd visit?

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@Jiji Fruns, Once you exit Vietnam, you can immediately return without requiring a visa. Therefore, you do not need a visa for your second entry!

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Hi! I’m travelling to Vietnam in July-August and after spending 17 days there, we are going to fly to Cambodia from Hanoi and come back three days later via Ho Chi Minh. Would it be possible to use an evisa for the first entry and no visa at all for the second one? (We will only be spending one more night before getting back to Spain). Thanks!

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Carmen, You are right, you can apply for an e-visa for the first entry, which allows a stay of 17 days. Then, when re-entering Vietnam from Cambodia, you can enjoy a visa-exempt stay of 15 days.

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Albert Carol

Hello, I'm flying to Vietnam on the 24th and I was planning to stay more than 30 days. Is there any way I can do that or I can just stay a maximum of 30 days in the country? Thank you!

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Albert Carol, There is currently no visa available for longer than 30 days. It is advised that you stay within the validity period stated on your visa.

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I am Núria Martínez from Spain and with my husband next month I'll visit Vietam during 23 days and in the middle of the travel I'll visit Cambodia and come back to Vietnam. It looks like I can't take the 1 month multiple entry, which procedure I should follow?

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A Answered by Lan

@Nuria, the gap between 2 entries was removed so you can re-enter Vietnam immediately after your trip from Cambodia. No visa is required for your mentioned schedule.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Can I use a Vietnam e-visa to enter Vietnam at land borders?

Yes, you can use a Vietnam e-visa to enter Vietnam at certain land border crossings.

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

A Vietnam business visa is valid for a single or multiple entry of up to 90 days.

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

Yes. Citizens from Spain are exempted from a Vietnam visa for stays of no longer than 15 days.

4. How can I renew my Vietnam passport in Spain?

To renew your Vietnam passport in Spain, you will need to visit the Embassy of Vietnam in Madrid. Here are the general steps you can follow:

  1. Gather required documents: You will need to prepare the following documents:
  • Your current Vietnam passport
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A completed passport renewal application form (available at the embassy or on the website)
  • A copy of your Spanish residence permit (if applicable)
  1. Schedule an appointment: Contact the Embassy of Vietnam in Madrid to schedule an appointment for passport renewal. You can do this by phone or email.
  2. Visit the embassy: On the day of your appointment, go to the embassy with your required documents. You will need to submit your old passport, application form, photos, and any other necessary documents. You may also need to pay a fee for the passport renewal.

5. Is the e-visa program for Vietnam open to Spanish passport holders?

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

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