Vietnam visa for Chileans

1. Visa Requirements:

  • Chilean citizens are exempt from obtaining a tourist visa for leisure visits to Vietnam lasting no more than 90 days. However, a business visa is mandatory for every business visit, regardless of the duration of stay in Vietnam.
  • Type of Visa:
    • Tourist visa: Not required
    • Business visa: Required
  • Additionally, Chilean citizens must meet the following criteria:
    • Passport validity: Minimum of 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
    • Blank pages: The passport should have at least 2 blank pages.

2. How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Chilean Citizens:

  • Chilean citizens have two options to obtain a visa to Vietnam:
    1. Get a visa on arrival when traveling to Vietnam by air.
    2. Arrange a visa at the Vietnam embassy/consulate before departing for Vietnam in other circumstances.

2.1 Get a Visa at the Vietnam Embassy:

  • For this method, you can contact the Vietnam embassy in Chile if you are there, or the embassy in the country of residence or nearby countries if you are outside Chile.
  • Prepare the following documents:
    • Original passport.
    • Completed application form with attached photo.
    • Invitation form from a Vietnam-based company.
  • The process may require two visits to the embassy, one for document submission and another for visa collection.

2.2 Apply for Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended):

  • Visa on arrival (VOA) is the preferred and convenient method for Chilean citizens traveling to Vietnam by air.
  • Steps for VOA:
    1. Fill out the secure online application form and make the service fee payment.
    2. Receive the visa approval letter via email within 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa), along with the Vietnamese application form.
    3. Get the visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Chilean Citizens:

  • The fees for Vietnam visas for Chilean citizens vary depending on the type and processing time.
    • Embassy visa fees may vary case by case.
    • For visa on arrival, the fee is fixed at US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping at Vietnam airport (for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa respectively) PLUS (+) visa approval letter fee. Check the table below for exactly how much you need to pay for  your visa to Vietnam.
Type of visa
1 pax
2 pax
3+ pax
Stamping fee
1 month single entry
3 months single entry
1 month multiple entry
3 months multiple entry
6 months multiple entry

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

  • Extra processing fees:
    • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing.
    • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.