Vietnam visa for Thailand citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 30 days
E-visa Not Eligible N/A

How to apply

Visitors from Thailand have three available methods to obtain a visa for Vietnam.

  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Thailand

City Address
Khon Kaen 65/6 Chatapadung, Khonkaen 40000
Close now - Open in 2 hours 55 minutes
Bangkok 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok , Thailand
Close now - Open in 2 hours 55 minutes

Vietnam visa fees for TH residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 2,472 THB 4,063 THB
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 2,472 THB 4,063 THB
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 1,625 THB 3,216 THB
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 1,625 THB 3,216 THB

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 18:30 June 04, 2024 (Local Pattaya time).

Today's holidays in Thailand

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Thailand today (Friday, May 24, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Queen Suthida's Birthday, which will occur in 1 week, 2 days from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Bangkok.

Information for TH passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Thai citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

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Holders of Thai passports are not required to obtain a visa for stays in Vietnam of up to 30 days as long as you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the departure date in Vietnam, and at least 2 blank pages for visa stamps. However, if you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you will need to obtain a visa prior to your arrival.

Visa exempt in brief:

Entry visa:

  • Visa-free for a stay of up to 30 days

Passport required:

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

Visa exemption (5 years):

  • Thai passports whose spouses are Vietnamese citizens

Embassy location in Thailand:

  • Bangkok (Embassy)
  • Khon Kaen (Consulate)

Tourism statistics:

  • 2023: 145,121 visitors
  • 2022: 162,577 visitors
  • 2020: 125,745 visitors
  • 2019: 509,812 visitors
  • 2018: 349,320 visitors
  • 2017: 301,557 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa in Thailand

If you are a Thai national planning to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, or an expatriate or foreign traveler currently in Thailand, there are various options available to obtain a Vietnam visa. These include applying for a visa at the Embassy of Vietnam in Thailand, obtaining a visa on arrival, or applying for an e-visa.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Thailand

To obtain a visa at the Embassy in Thailand, you will need to submit the application form, passport photos, and visa fee to the embassy. After your application is processed, you can receive your visa in person or by mail.

Apply for e-visa online

Obtaining an e-visa to Vietnam is straightforward. You need to visit the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

The application process is entirely online and requires a scanned copy of your passport, a passport-sized photo, and payment of the visa fee (currently 25 USD ~ 859 THB) through the website. After about three working days, your e-visa will be issued and sent to your email address.

Apply for a visa on arrival

Thai residents are eligible for a Vietnam visa on arrival by following these steps:

  1. Apply for a visa approval letter through a Vietnamese travel agency or visa processing company.
  2. Receive the approval letter via email and print it out.
  3. Complete the entry and exit form, provide two passport-sized photos, and pay the visa stamping fee at the airport.

How much is the visa fee for Thai passports?

Fee comparison 

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 859 THB

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 859 THB
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 1718 THB

Travel tips for Thai citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

Flight is the most convenient option to travel to Vietnam from Thailand. There are daily flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city operated by Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Thai Vietjet Air, and AirAsia. The major airports in Thailand with flights to Vietnam are Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok and Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai, while in Vietnam, the main airports are Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City.

The flight duration varies depending on the route and airline, with the shortest flights taking around 1.5 hours.

Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines 

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh

Thai VietJet Air

1462 THB

Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh

VietJet Air

1140 THB

Chiang Mai - Hanoi

Route

Airlines 

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Chiang Mai - Hanoi

Thai AirAsia

2047 THB

Chiang Mai - Hanoi

Thai Smile

5996 THB

Weather information

Vietnam and Thailand are two neighboring countries located in Southeast Asia with similar tropical climates due to the proximity to the equator.

  • Climate: Both Vietnam and Thailand have a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity all year round.
  • Weather: In Vietnam, the northern part experiences a subtropical climate with four distinct seasons, while the southern part has a tropical climate with two seasons: rainy and dry. The central part of Vietnam has a transitional climate between the north and south. Regarding Thailand,  there are three seasons: hot, rainy, and cool. 
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Vietnam ranges from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). In Thailand, the hot season occurs from March to May, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius (86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). The rainy season occurs from June to October, with frequent rainfall and occasional floods. The cool season occurs from November to February, with lower temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Bruce John
Australia

I am an Australian expat about to live in Thailand. I will need to travel to Vietnam probably every three months to visit a supplier of products to Australia and also develop other suppliers. What is the best and easiest Visa and application process I should follow? Thank you.

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@Bruce John, There is only one type of visa available at the moment, 1 month single entry visa. So if you travel to Vietnam every 3 months, you can apply for a single entry 30 day visa each time you visit Vietnam. Here is how an evisa works!

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Jeremy Wendell
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I would like to travel to vietnam on a tourist visa, but am not sure of my dates and could be travelling on short notice. Is it possible to get a visa on arrival (looking closely at your website it seems not possible). My other option: can i get an evisa if i'm unsure of my date of arrival? I'm Canadian and will likely be flying to Hanoi from Thailand in May or June.

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@Jeremy Wendell, You do not need an exact date of arrival to apply for an e-visa. However, make sure you exit Vietnam before the expiry date stated on the e-visa document.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Can I use a tourist visa for multiple entry?

No. Vietnam tourist visa is valid for single entry of up to 30 days only.

2. Can Thai passport holders apply for a Vietnam e-visa?

Yes. You can apply for a Vietnam e-visa through the e-visa system: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/. However, as a Thai national, you are already exempt from a Vietnam visa for 30 days which is the same as the validity of an e-visa.

3. Are Thai nationals eligible for the visa waiver program in Vietnam?

Yes. Citizens in Thailand are granted 30 days to enter Vietnam without a visa.

4. How do I get a Vietnam visa from Thailand?

Thai nationals staying for more than 30 days or foreign passports (UK, US, Australia..ect) currently residing in Thailand can choose one of the available options below to get a visa for Vietnam:

  • Apply for an e-visa online
  • Apply for a visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Thailand (Bangkok or Khon Kaen)
  • Apply for a visa on arrival (Pre-approved letter required)

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