E-Visa

Evisa

Vietnam Electronic Visa (eVisa Vietnam)

New Policies Effective from 15th August 2023

  1. Vietnam now issues e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories, allowing a 90-day stay and multiple entries.
  2. Citizens of 13 countries previously enjoying unilateral visa exemption can now stay in Vietnam for up to 45 days.

Vietnam’s updated visa policy, effective from 15th August 2023, extends the stay duration for citizens of 13 countries enjoying unilateral visa exemption from 15 to 45 days. This applies regardless of passport type or purpose of entry. The 13 countries are: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Belarus.

Here is the complete list of 25 countries, plus Kazakhstan, exempted from visa requirements:

Brunei, Myanmar, Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Chile, Panama.

What is Vietnam Electronic Visa?

Vietnam Electronic Visa (eVisa Vietnam) is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department since February 2017. This type of visa is obtained online.

An e-visa allows foreign nationals to stay in Vietnam for 30 days, for a single entry, solely for tourism purposes and not for commercial or work-related activities.

How Long is the Validity of eVisa Vietnam?

From 15th August 2023, eVisa Vietnam will be valid for a maximum of 90 days, allowing for single or multiple entries. The duration and number of entries will be specified on the issued visa.

Who Can Apply for Vietnam Electronic Visa?

Starting from 15th August 2023, Vietnam grants e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories worldwide, without distinction of purpose, such as tourism, visiting relatives, business, and the stay cannot exceed 90 days.

List of Entry Points for Foreigners Using eVisa Vietnam

Holders of eVisa can enter Vietnam through any of the 42 designated entry points, including:

13 International Airports: Noi Bai (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Da Nang, Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Can Tho, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Phu Bai (Thua Thien Hue), Van Don (Quang Ninh), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Phu Cat (Binh Dinh), Lien Khuong (Lam Dong).

16 Land Border Gates: Tay Trang (Dien Bien), Mong Cai (Quang Ninh), Huu Nghi (Lang Son), Lao Cai, Na Meo (Thanh Hoa), Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), Cha Lo (Quang Binh), La Lay and Lao Bao (Quang Tri), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai and Xa Mat (Tay Ninh), Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong (An Giang), Ha Tien (Kien Giang).

13 Sea Border Gates: Hon Gai and Cam Pha (Quang Ninh), Hai Phong, Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh), Chan May (Thua Thien Hue), Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai), Vung Tau (Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong (Kien Giang).

 

Regulations for Electronic Visas

If you meet the requirements for applying for an eVisa to Vietnam, please refer to the following guidelines for e-visa applications:

  • Valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry into Vietnam and a minimum of 2 blank pages.
  • 01 passport photo.
  • Soft copies of the passport photo and personal information page.
  • Bank card for online payment of the e-visa fee (American Express cards are not accepted).

Procedure for Applying for an eVisa

Please note: Currently, the application for Vietnam e-visas is exclusively done through the national public service portal. Here’s how:

Steps for Applying for an eVisa to Vietnam:

  1. Visit the corresponding link for foreign nationals’ Vietnam e-visa application.
  2. Select “Submit Application” to proceed.
  3. Upload the portrait photo and passport photo of the foreign national (and provide confirmation email if the individual is submitting the application online).
  4. Provide all necessary information, including:
    • Personal details of the foreign national applying for eVisa Vietnam, including: • Last name • First name and middle name • Gender • Date of birth • Nationality • Place of birth • ID card/passport number • Religion • Previous entries to Vietnam with other passports? • Multiple nationalities? • Information about legal violations in Vietnam (if any)
    • Details of the e-visa request, including: • Visa validity: Single entry / Multiple entries • Intended entry date from … to …
    • Passport details, including: • Passport type: • Ordinary • Diplomatic • Service • Other (please specify in the adjacent information field) • Passport number • Issuing authority/Place of issue • Date of issue • Expiry date • Any other valid passports?
    • Contact information, including: • Contact address • Phone number • Email • Emergency contact information, including the contact person’s name, address, phone number, and relationship.
    • Occupation details: Select your employment status, including: • Businessperson • Student • Employee • Public servant • Retired • Unemployed • Other (please specify).
    • Travel details, including: • Purpose of entry: • Tourism • Business/Work • Visiting relatives • Commerce • Other (please specify) • Intended contacts/organizations/individuals while in Vietnam? • Yes >> Provide details • No • Planned duration of stay (Number of days) • Intended entry date • Planned entry border gate • Planned exit border gate • Address of residence in Vietnam
  1. Check the agreement box and then select “Agree and Continue.”
  2. Verify the accuracy of the information and receive a verification code. Please store this code in an easily accessible place, as you will need it later.
  3. Pay the e-visa service fee (25 USD for single entry / 50 USD for multiple entries) through the online platform.
  4. Access one of the following links a few days later, enter the required information into the search box to check the status of your e-visa processing:
  1. Receive the download link and then print your e-visa after your visa application is approved.
  2. Present your e-visa or verification code at the entry border gate when entering Vietnam.

eVisa Fees

The eVisa fee for entering Vietnam is: • 25 USD for a single-entry visa, or • 50 USD for a multiple-entry visa.

This fee is non-refundable if your application is rejected or if there is any incorrect information on your application form provided by you.

Please Note: • The e-visa application fee is non-refundable, so please double-check all information provided in your application form. • The entry border gate stated on the e-visa cannot be changed. You cannot modify this information after submitting your e-visa application or after your visa is issued. If you wish to change the entry border gate, you will need to apply for a new e-visa. • Typically, you will receive your e-visa within 3 to 7 working days. However, visa processing times may vary depending on the number of applicants and public holidays. Therefore, it is advisable to submit your application 4 weeks prior to your intended travel date to Vietnam. • You cannot apply for an e-visa as a group. Each application is valid for a single applicant.

 

Step-by-Step Guide for Entering E-Visa Information

Note: Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory and must be filled out, while the rest can be left blank.

Step 1: Fulfill Foreigner’s Information

FOREIGNER’S IMAGES
Click on Select > then choose a portrait photo to upload. The portrait should be a clear selfie with a white background. Please wear a collared shirt, avoid glasses or hats, and look directly at the camera.
After uploading the photo, proceed to:

PERSONAL INFORMATION (PNR) Please have your passport ready to fill in your name details. Use the name as stated in the ICAO line (International Civil Aviation Organization).

  • By default, this consists of 2 lines with the last characters of your passport. For example, in the image below, the highlighted area is the ICAO line.

Once you’ve filled in Surname* and Given name*, continue with:

  • Date of birth: Enter your date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY)*
  • Place of birth: Not required (leave blank)
  • Current nationality*: Select your country from the dropdown list
  • ID Card number: Not required (leave blank)
  • Sex*: Choose Male or Female
  • Religion*: Specify your religion
  • Email*: Enter your email address
  • Re-enter email*: Re-enter your email address

REQUESTED INFORMATION
Select Single-entry (if entering Vietnam once) or Multiple-entry (for multiple entries into Vietnam).

Grant Evisa valid from (DD/MM/YYYY)*: Choose the date of entry into Vietnam

To (DD/MM/YYYY)*: Choose the date of departure from Vietnam

PASSPORT INFORMATION
Type*: Select passport type
Passport number*: Enter your passport number
Issuing Authority/Place of issue: Not required (leave blank)
Date of issue*: Enter the passport issue date (DD/MM/YYYY)*
Expiry date (DD/MM/YYYY)*: Enter the passport expiration date

CONTACT INFORMATION
Permanent residential address: Not required (leave blank)
Contact address: Not required (leave blank)
Emergency contact: Not required (leave blank)
Full name: Not required (leave blank)
Current residential address: Not required (leave blank)
Telephone number: Not required (leave blank)
Relationship: Not required (leave blank)

OCCUPATION
Occupation: Not required (leave blank)
Occupation information: Not required (leave blank)
Name of Company/Agency/School Position/Course of study: Not required (leave blank)
Address: Not required (leave blank)
Telephone number: Not required (leave blank)

INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIP:
Purpose of entry*: Choose Tourism (if you are a tourist) Agency/Organization/Individual that the applicant plans to contact when entering Vietnam:
Name of hosting organization: Not required (leave blank)
Address: Not required (leave blank)
Telephone number: Not required (leave blank)
Purpose: Not required (leave blank)

Information about the trip
Intended length of stay in Vietnam (number of days): Enter the number of days you plan to stay in Vietnam
Intended date of entry (DD/MM/YYYY)
: Enter the date you plan to enter Vietnam
Allowed to entry through checkpoint*: Choose the entry point
Exit through checkpoint*: Choose the exit point
Intended temporary residential address in Vietnam*: Provide the name and address of where you will stay on the first night
City/Province*: Choose the first city you will visit
Phone number (in Vietnam): Not required (leave blank)

Have you been to Vietnam in the last 01 year? Choose Yes or No depending on your situation. Do you have relatives who currently reside in Vietnam? Choose No.

UNDER 14 YEARS OLD ACCOMPANYING CHILD(REN) INCLUDED IN YOUR PASSPORT (IF ANY) If you have children under 14 years old, please fill in their names and upload their portrait photos here.

Then, click on Review Application Form and proceed to payment. Please ensure you make the payment using Visa card or MasterCard for a smooth transaction.