Vietnam visa for Belarusians

Do Belarusian Passport Holders Require a Visa for Vietnam?

No, a visa is not required for Belarusian passport holders staying in Vietnam for up to 45 consecutive days. As per the announcement by the Vietnam Government, Belarusians can enter Vietnam without a visa for a duration of up to 45 days.

Type of Visa
Up to 45 days
Over 45 days
Tourist visa
Not required
Required
Business visa
Not required
Required

If Belarusian travelers wish to extend their stay, they have two options:

  • Leave Vietnam and return for another 45-day visa exemption.
  • Apply for a 90-day e-visa.

Fortunately, obtaining a Vietnam visa for Belarus passport holders is now a straightforward process. This article guides you through the details of the Vietnam visa application for Belarus citizens.

How can Belarus Passport Holders Apply for a Vietnam Visa?

At present, the sole method for Belarusians to acquire a visa to Vietnam is by applying for a Vietnam e-visa.

Types of Vietnam E-visas Available for Belarus Citizens

The available e-visa types for Belarus passport holders depend on various criteria, including:

  • Visa validity and number of entries: 90 days single entry and 90 days multiple entry.
  • Purpose of visit: Tourist visa and Business visa.

(Note: Applying for a 30-day visa is not recommended as Belarusians receive visa-free entry for up to 45 days.)

Duration of Stay in Vietnam for Belarus Citizens

Belarusian citizens can stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days, determined by the visa validity. However, it’s crucial to note:

  • Entry into Vietnam cannot occur before the visa’s granted arrival date.
  • Departure from Vietnam must be by the visa’s granted exit date, unless an extension is successfully obtained.

Validity of Vietnam E-visa for Belarusians

A Vietnam e-visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days, with the specific validity period clearly indicated on the visa letter.

Requirements for Belarus Citizens Applying for a Vietnam E-visa

To complete the Vietnam e-visa application online, whether directly through the Government of Vietnam or a travel agent, Belarusians need:

  • Scanned copy of the full passport personal page (valid for at least 6 months from entry, with 2 blank pages).
  • Portrait photo (soft copy) meeting Vietnam e-visa photo requirements.
  • International payment capability via card or PayPal account.

Cost and Processing Time for Vietnam E-visa for Belarus Citizens

The costs and processing times vary based on the application method. If applying through the Government website, the fees are as follows:

  • Single entry visa: US $25
  • Multiple entry visa: US $50
  • Processing time
    Percentage of applicants
    <3 working days
    5%
    3 working days
    75%
    4-5 working days
    15%
    >5 working days
    5%

Alternatively, applying through a service provider offers different options:

Visa type Processing time Visa fee (USD/Pax) (Government Fee + Service Fee)
1-2 pax 3-4 pax From 5 pax
90-day single entry 5-7 working days 50 49 48
4 working days 68 67 66
90-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 78 77 79
4 working days 96 95 93

How to Apply for Vietnam E-visa for Belarus Passport Holders

Belarusians can apply for a Vietnam e-visa by following the online application guide. Alternatively, they can opt for a smoother and faster process with assistance from a service provider.

The application process with assistance involves three steps:

  1. Complete the secure online application form with necessary details.
  2. Make payment using a credit/debit card or PayPal account. A confirmation email will be sent.
  3. Download the Vietnamese e-visa, print it, and carry it to Vietnam.

Tips for Smooth and Fast Processing of Vietnam Visa for Belarus Citizens

For a seamless Vietnam visa application process, Belarusians should consider the following tips:

  • Apply well in advance, at least two weeks before the planned departure.
  • Verify all necessary requirements to avoid delays and rejections.
  • Double-check the accuracy of information in the application form to ensure it aligns with passport details.
  • Submit all required documents as instructed.
  • Ensure timely payment of the visa fee.
  • Regularly check the application status (if applying independently) and be ready to provide additional information if needed.