Vietnam visa for Bolivians

1. Visa Requirements for Bolivians Traveling to Vietnam:

  • Yes, a valid visa is REQUIRED for Bolivian citizens traveling to Vietnam, whether for tourism or business, regardless of the duration of their stay.
Type of Visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa
  • Additionally, travelers with Bolivian passports must meet the following entry requirements:
    • Passport validity of at least 6 months following the arrival date in Vietnam.
    • The passport should have a minimum of 2 blank pages.

2. Applying for Vietnam Visa as a Bolivian Citizen:

  • The process for obtaining a Vietnam visa for Bolivian citizens varies based on the desired visa type. This guide will walk you through the steps for acquiring both tourist and business visas.

2.1. Tourist Visa Application for Bolivian Citizens:

  • In the pre-COVID era, Bolivian citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam: embassy visa or visa on arrival. However, post-COVID, obtaining a tourist visa requires sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company will facilitate the approval letter, allowing for visa stamping upon arrival at Vietnam airport.
  • An alternative option is the Vietnam tourist visa package, which includes:
    • Visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival.
    • 2 nights at a 3* or 4* hotel in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track service.
  • Important notes:
    • Package cost: Starting from US $320.
    • Visa approval letter validity: Up to 25 days, depending on travel plans.
    • Processing time for the approval letter: Approximately 7 working days.
    • After the hotel stay, travelers are free to explore Vietnam.

2.2. Business Visa Application for Bolivian Citizens:

  • To apply for a business visa, Bolivian citizens MUST have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps:
    • Step 1: Obtain a visa approval letter, which requires the submission of various documents by the sponsoring company to the Vietnam Immigration Department. Approval typically takes 7–10 working days.
    • Step 2: Get the business visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in Bolivia before departure for Vietnam.
  • Assistance is provided for business visa approval letters, ensuring support from the start of the application until successful visa acquisition.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Bolivian Citizens:

  • Fees for Vietnam visas for Bolivian passport holders include:
    • Tourist visa fees: Contact us for details.
    • Business visa fees:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
  • Note: The fee covers assistance with the visa approval letter only and excludes the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport.

This guide aims to provide comprehensive information on Vietnam visa requirements and application procedures for Bolivian citizens, catering to both tourism and business purposes.