A pilot e-visa program introduced in early 2017 allows visitors to apply for visas online through the Vietnam Immigration Department.
The new online process simplifies the procedures to enter Vietnam by allowing travelers to apply directly online for a visa. Hence, there is no more need to apply for an “approval letter”, which require to queue, process and pay an additional stamp for “visa on arrival” once arrived in Vietnam.
What's Vietnam e-Visa?
The e-Visa is an electronic travel authorization from the Vietnam Government for up to 30 consecutive days, SINGLE ENTRY, issued in PDF format. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport. The e-Visa is an entry requirement to travel to and within Vietnam for any of the following reasons:
- Visiting relatives/friends
- Official Visit
- Labor, Employment
- Office, Organization of Economy, Culture, Technology, Non-Government
The tourist e-Visa fee is $25/visa/time.
Below is the sample of Vietnam e-visa for your reference
More about Vietnam e-Visa
The e-Visa is a single-entry visa.
The e-Visa is valid for 30 days, from the proposed date of entry indicated during the application.
e-Visa holders may remain in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for a maximum of 30 consecutive days after the initial entry date.
Once the first 30 days have passed, and renewal be needed, e-Visa holders in Vietnam may be considered to grant new visa if being invited/guaranteed by authority/organisation/individual in Vietnam in accordance with Law on foreigners' entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.
The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 01 month after arrival to Vietnam and it must have at least two blank pages for the immigration and border control officer.
Minors with their own passport must complete a full e-Visa application. Minors aged 14 and under included on their parent’s passport will have to be included on their parents e-Visa application.
Applicants are required to carry a copy of their e-Visa at all times during their stay.
Ports of Entry
e-Visas will be accepted at all of international airports in Vietnam, including the major hubs of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho City, and Phu Quoc Island. Here is a complete list of 33 eligible ports of entry for Vietnam e-Visa:
|8 International Airports
||16 International border checkpoints
||9 Border seaports
- Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
- Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)
- Da Nang International Airport
- Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)
- Can Tho International Airport
- Phu Bai International Airport
- Phu Quoc International Airport
- Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
- Nam Can Landport
- Song Tien Landport
- Tinh Bien Landport
- Xa Mat Landport
- Mong Cai Landport
- Moc Bai Landport
- Lao Bao Landport
- Ha Tien Landport
- Huu Nghi Landport
- Cau Treo Landport
- Cha Lo Landport
- Bo Y Landport
- Lao Cai Landport
- La Lay Landport
- Na Meo Landport
- Tay Trang Landport
- Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
- Quy Nhon Seaport
- Nha Trang Seaport
- Hai Phong Seaport
- Hon Gai Seaport
- Da Nang Seaport
- Vung Tau Seaport
- Chan May Seaport
- Duong Dong Seaport
Here are all the ports of entry for Vietnam e-Visa holders on Google Maps for your reference:
- Outside Vietnam foreigners
- Hold a valid passport
- Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21 of Law on foreigners' entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.
- A scanned color copy of the of the biographical page of the applicant’s current passport
Citizens from the following countries are eligible to apply online for an e-Visa.
||Papua New Guinea
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
||United Arab Emirates
||United States of America
||Virgin Islands, U.S
(*) Citizens from China must apply with a traditional passport. Chinese e-Passports cannot be used to apply for e-Visa.
How to Apply?
Notes : If there is any missing or incorrect/unidentified information, your application will not be accepted, and the visa fee of $25/person will not be refunded