Vietnam visa for Filipinos

Brief Overview of Vietnam Visa for Filipino Citizens:

  • Filipino passport holders are exempt from obtaining a Vietnam visa for stays of up to 21 days.
  • Filipinos have the option to apply for a Vietnam eVisa, which is valid for up to 90 days with single or multiple entries.
  • The Vietnam visa fees and processing times for Filipino citizens vary based on the visa type and application method.
  • Adequate planning is crucial for a seamless Vietnam visa application process.

Do Filipino Citizens Require a Visa to Enter Vietnam?

Yes, Filipino citizens are required to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purposes.

Type of Visa Up to 21 days Over 21 days

  • Tourist visa Not required Required
  • Business visa Not required Required

Varieties of Vietnam Visas Available for Filipinos:

Several types of Vietnam visas are available for Filipino citizens, depending on the application method, purpose of the visit, and duration of stay:

  • Regarding the way of application:
    • e-visa
  • Regarding the purpose of visit:
    • Tourist visa
    • Business visa
    • Relative visit visa
  • Regarding the length of stay in Vietnam:
    • 30 days single entry
    • 30 days multiple entry
    • 90 days single entry
    • 90 days multiple entries

Can Filipino Citizens Apply for Vietnam eVisa?

Yes, Filipino citizens can apply for a Vietnam eVisa either through the official website of the Vietnam authority or online with the assistance of a service provider.

Requirements for Vietnam eVisa for Filipinos:

To secure an eVisa for Vietnam, Filipino citizens need to ensure the following:

  • The Philippine passport is valid for at least 6 months upon entry into Vietnam and has at least 2 blank pages.
  • A soft copy of the full passport personal detail page (in jpeg format).
  • A soft copy of a portrait photo (in jpeg format) that meets the Vietnam eVisa photo requirements.
  • An active email address to receive OTP.
  • A credit card/debit card for making payments.

Vietnam eVisa Costs and Processing Time for Filipinos:

If applying for the eVisa independently, the fees are as follows:

  • Single entry visa: US $25
  • Multiple entry visa: US $50

The eVisa processing time varies:

  • <3 working days: 5%
  • 3 working days: 75%
  • 4-5 working days: 15%
  • 5 working days: 5%

When applying through a service provider, the costs and processing times are as follows:

Visa type Processing time Visa fee (USD/Pax)
1-2 pax 3-4 pax From 5 pax
30-day single entry 5-7 working days 48 47 46
4 working days 66 65 63
30-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 73 72 71
4 working days 91 90 88
90-day single entry 5-7 working days 50 49 48
4 working days 71 70 68
90-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 78 77 76
4 working days 96 95 93

How to Obtain Vietnam eVisa for Filipinos:

The application for Vietnam eVisa can be done independently on the official website or with the assistance of a service provider. The process typically involves three steps:

  1. Complete a secure online visa application form and make payment.
  2. Receive the eVisa letter in your registered email within the requested processing time.
  3. Download the eVisa letter and present it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer for entry into Vietnam.

Important Notes:

  • The processing time is guaranteed within 5-7 working days, 4 working days, or in case of an emergency.
  • Entry into Vietnam must be through the exact port specified in the eVisa application.

Extension of Stay and Entry Dates:

  • Currently, it is not possible to extend the stay beyond the eVisa duration. To stay longer, one must leave Vietnam and reapply for another eVisa.
  • Entry into Vietnam must be made between the specified arrival and exit dates on the eVisa.

Getting Vietnam Visa from the Philippines:

The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa depends on nationality rather than residence. For Filipino citizens, the steps mentioned above should be followed for eVisa application.

Tips for a Smooth and Fast Vietnam Visa Processing for Filipinos:

  • Apply for the visa well in advance, at least two weeks before the planned departure.
  • Check and fulfill all necessary requirements to avoid delays and rejections.
  • Double-check all information in the application form for accuracy.
  • Submit all required documents as per instructions.
  • Ensure timely payment of the visa fee (for eVisa).
  • Regularly check the application status and be ready to provide additional information if needed.