Vietnam visa for Dominicans (Commonwealth)

1. Visa Requirement:

  • Dominican Citizens are obligated to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, irrespective of the purpose of their visit, whether for tourism or business, regardless of the duration of their stay.
  • Type of Visa
    • Tourist visa: Required
    • Business visa: Required
  • Travelers with Dominican passports must also adhere to the following Vietnam entry criteria:
    • Passport validity: A minimum of 6 months beyond the intended arrival date in Vietnam.
    • Blank pages: The passport should contain at least 2 blank pages.

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

  • The application process for a Vietnam visa is contingent upon the type of visa sought. The following outlines the steps to obtain both tourist and business visas for Dominican citizens.

2.1 Tourist Visa for Dominican Citizens:

  • Before the onset of the Covid pandemic, Dominican citizens had two options for acquiring a tourist visa to Vietnam: embassy visa and visa on arrival.
  • Post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa now necessitates sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company manages the paperwork, collaborates with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure the visa approval letter, and facilitates visa stamping upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, including a tour package.
  • An alternative option is the Vietnam tourist visa package, inclusive of:
    • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (valid for up to 20 days, depending on the travel itinerary).
    • Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track for expedited airport procedures.


Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days

Note: The fee excludes the USD 25 stamping fee, payable in cash at the Vietnam airport for visa stamping.

2.2 Business Visa for Dominican Citizens:

  • Obtaining a business visa for Dominican citizens involves a two-step process, requiring sponsorship from a Vietnamese company.
  • Step 1: Get a Visa Approval Letter
    • Your sponsor company completes Form NA2 online.
    • Prepares Form NA16 and certified business registration.
    • Submits these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which processes the application within 7 – 10 working days.
  • Step 2: Get Business Visa Stamp
    • Obtain a business visa stamp at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your home country before departure.
  • For assistance with the business visa approval letter, support is available from application initiation to successful visa acquisition upon arrival in Vietnam.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Dominican Citizens:

  • Fees for Vietnam tourist and business visas for Dominican citizens vary based on processing time.
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days

Note: The fee covers only the visa approval letter assistance and does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.

(*The fees are quoted in US dollars per person.)