Vietnam tourist visa overview
Foreign travelers to Vietnam for short visits, for example tourism, vacation, or visiting family and friends, need tourist visa unless they are qualified for some form of a visa exemption. To do something other than tourism or short term study – eg to work, do business you should apply for business visa.
Vietnam tourist visa can be valid from 30 days up to 90 days with single or multiple entries. Each individual traveller (adults & children) must apply for a separate visa. There are no family visas.
1. How to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa on arrival through our legitimate website?
A valid passport with at least six months validity remaining is required to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa.
Instead of sending your original passport along with a signed application form for Vietnam visa by post to the Embassy of Vietnam you can now apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival. Go Viet Travel can process the visa within 01-02 days and e-mail you the visa on arrival letter without handling the original passport. Applying for your Vietnam visa has never been simpler.
There are 4 steps to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa as follows:
2– Pay the processing fees with our secured payment system.
3– Receive an approval letter (normal processing: 2 business days for 1 month & 3 month tourist visa; 3 business days for 6 month and 1 year visa) & the Vietnamese visa application form by email (fill in advance to save time at the airport).
4– On arrival at Vietnam airport, head to the “Visa on Arrival or Landing Visa” counter, submit your passport, a print-out of the approval letter, a full-filled Vietnamese visa application form with one passport-size photo affixed on the form (photos depend on the country of residence and it can be 4×6 cm or 2×2 inches) and pay US$ cash to the Immigration Officer for the stamp fee to collect the visa.
+ The stamp fee must be paid in cash and can be paid either in US Dollars or Vietnam Dong. No credit cards are accepted. So, make sure to carry some US Dollars/ Vietnam Dong with you. There will not be any ATMs at the Landing Visa area.
+ Children over 14 years of age sharing passport with others must fill in a separate Vietnamese visa application form.
2. Vietnam tourist visa on arrival fees.
– Business hours or processing time are from 8:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs (Vietnam time, GMT+7) except for weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and Public Holidays.
– Beside the application fee of the visa on arrival letter, you will pay a fee between 25-135 USD directly at the Immigration counters in the airport depending on the length of your visa.
Vietnam visa categories
|Application fee for citizen of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe,
and Latin-American countries
|Application fee for citizen of Korea, China, India,
South Africa and Israel
(required to pay on arrival)
|1 month single||4 USD||10 USD||25 USD|
|1 month multiple||8 USD||13 USD||50 USD|
|3 months single||10 USD||15 USD||25 USD|
|3 months multiple||15 USD||20 USD||50 USD (85 days)
|6 months multiple (for U.S citizens only) *||25 USD||NA||95 USD|
|1 year multiple (for U.S citizens only) *||30 USD||NA||135 USD|
If you would like us to obtain the visa on arrival letter for your Vietnam tourist visa on your behalf please click on APPLY FOR A VIETNAM TOURIST VISA ONLINE to send us your enquiry. Our visa consultants will contact you shortly.
* Important notes for Vietnam tourist visa:
(*) 6 months and 1 year multiple tourist visas are applicable for U.S passport holders only and allow a maximum of 90 days per entry.
+ Above prices are per person in US dollars. Lowest rate guarantee. No other fees hidden. You can pay us online with your credit card, by Paypal, or by bank transfer. Learn more about our Payment Guidelines.
+ Above application fees do not include stamp fees which need to be paid at the time of pick up your visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport.
+ Our fees include visa approval arrangement fee, processing fee, and a small handling fee for the pre-checking of applications before presentation.
+ We guarantee that your fee will be 100% refunded in case your application is rejected.
+ Visa rules and fees for children should follow the same procedure as adults.
+ The passport must be valid for six months beyond exit date and have two blank facing visa pages.
+ Visa will be valid from the DATE OF ENTRY (provided in the application form) and extend for 1 month or 12 months depending on the type of visa. You can visit Vietnam on and after the DATE OF ENTRY and must leave before the visa expires. There is no restrictions on length of days for each entry.
+ If you intend to leave Vietnam and return during your trip, you should hold a valid Vietnamese multiple-entry visa.
+ Please note that all payments are non-refundable, even if you want to cancel the visa which has already been issued.
+ Above prices are applicable for normal processing (2 business days for up to 3 month visa, 3 business days for 6 month or 1 year visa). Urgent processing can be provided at a small extra cost as follows:
VIETNAM TOURIST VISA URGENT PROCESSING (applicable for up to 3 month visa only):
– 01 working day: Please add more 6 USD/ person to the above quote.
– ½ working day: Please add more 12 USD/ person to the above quote.
– 02 working hours: Please add more 30 USD/ person to the above quote.
– 01 working hour: Please add more 35 USD/ person to the above quote.
3. How to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa approval code to get visa stamped at the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate in your home country?
For those who prefer not to stand waiting to get a visa on arrival at the airport or those who enter Vietnam by land can get visa stamped at Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate in their home country. It can speed up visa process at the Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate with our visa approval code. You must indicate clearly location of the Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate where you want to pick up your visa (this can’t be changed after your visa has been approved).
Application fee for Visa approval code: Please add more 2 USD/ person to the above quote of Vietnam visa on arrival fee as we need to fax a copy of visa approval letter to the Vietnamese Embassy where you are supposed to pick up the visa.
There are 4 steps to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa approval code as follows:
1– Submit your application form online. No need sending away the passport. You must indicate clearly location of the Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate where you want to pick up your visa (this can’t be changed after your visa has been approved).
2– Pay the processing fees with our secured payment system.
3– Receive an approval letter with the reference number (also called approval code) by email (2 business days for up to 3 month visa, 3-4 business days for 6 month or 1 year visa).
4– Send the following documents to the Embassy by post or in person:
+ A fully filled application form: the form is available for download at official website of embassies. Completed form must be printed out, signed and attached with 01 photo (passport size 2×2 inches). Application form can be filled at the Embassy if applying in person.
+ A valid and original passport with at least six months validity remaining;
+ A return self-addressed prepaid envelope for the applicant if applying by post;
+ A print-out of the Approval Letter of Vietnamese immigration;
+ Visa fee (stamp fee): depend on the type of visa you apply for, the duration of your stay, the number of intended entries and the purpose of your trip. Please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy for details.
Processing time takes 2-3 business days. A Vietnam visa sticker will be placed into your passport/travel document and returned to you.
After arrival, head straight to the passport control.
– The Embassy will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
– Applicant is responsible for checking accurate information on visa being issued by the Embassy. In case of mistakes, please contact the Embassy immediately for correction. Otherwise, applicant is fully responsible for the mistakes.