Vietnam Visa for Tourists

The most popular type of visa for Vietnam is a tourist visa which is normally valid for 30-90 days. A tourist visa is good for tourist purposes only and it can be extended for more than 1 or 3 months of stay once you are in Vietnam.

If you are traveling to the Republic of Vietnam for reasons other than immigration, and your visit does not exceed 1 month or 3 months, you might need a tourist visa (travel visa). The tourist visa gives you the right to a continuous visit or several visits to Vietnam. The duration of visits in total should not exceed 1 month or 3 months. In case you need to come to Vietnam often it is possible to get a multiple-entry visa for several visits. If you expect to stay longer for a business trip (up to 6 months) you should apply for a Vietnam business visa.

To enter Vietnam as a tourist, the foreigners must have a valid passport, be good in health, and not be inadmissible. A valid passport is a passport claiming to have been issued by your country which has at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages for visa stamp. Temporary passports normally are not accepted.

Some passport holders of countries who can not apply for a visa on arrival include Nigeria, Turkey, Iran, Cameroon, Congo, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Syria. Learn more about the countries in which citizens are not supported with Vietnam visas online.

Please also make sure that you will follow Vietnam customs regulations to enter Vietnam legally

Visa and Exemption

You may not need a visa to Vietnam if you are a citizen of Vietnam visa-exempted countries

If you need a visa to enter Vietnam, find out how to apply

If you are not sure, check if you need a Vietnam visa

Information required for a Vietnam tourist visa

Vietnam tourist visas can be obtained at the Vietnam Embassy over worldwide or applied online straightforwardly at a lower cost with faster processing. In order to apply for a tourist visa online and pick up your visa at Vietnam airports, the following information should be noticed:

  • Your name on your passport: your full name appears on your passport. Name order is not important, so you can place either surname or first name first.
  • Your date of birth: in Vietnam, the date format will be dd/mm/yyyy
  • Your nationality: stated on the passport you are using to enter Vietnam (UK, US, or Australian…)
  • Your passport number: as shown on your passport (normally at the upper right corner of the passport) and should be valid for 6 months at least from the date of arrival.
  • Date of arrival: it is not necessarily exact, you can fill in the proposed date of arrival. However, please be advised that you can only enter Vietnam later, NOT earlier than the proposed entry date issued in the letter. Moreover, 2 photos are required at Vietnam airports before getting your visa stamped.
Type of VisaNormal 2-3 working daysUrgent 1 working dayUrgent 4 hours working dayUrgent 2 hours working dayUrgent 1-hour working dayWeekend Holiday
1 month Single$10Plus $20Plus $40Plus $60Plus $100Plus $152
1 month  Multiple$12Plus $20Plus $40Plus $60Plus $100Plus $152
3 months Single$16Plus $20N/AN/AN/AN/A
3 months Multiple$25Plus $20N/AN/AN/AN/A
1 year Multiple – only US citizens$75Plus $20Plus $40Plus $60Plus $100Plus $152
How to apply for a tourist Vietnam visa online?

Step 1:

Fill out the secure online Vietnam visa application form:

Get started by filling in the secure Vietnam visa application form with the correct details of the visa applicant including full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and proposed arrival date.

Step 2:

Confirm and make an online payment for the service fee:

+ Double-check with your current passport to make sure the information in the Vietnam visa application online is correct.
+ Make a payment online for the visa service (we accept online payment by credit cards via PayPal, Western Union or bank wring transfer).

Step 3:

Receive visa approval letter and get visa stamped at arrival airport:

+ After 2 working days (normal processing), 1 working day (urgent processing), or in 4 or 2 hours (emergency processing) we will complete the visa approval letter to send you via email
+ You are requested to print out the letter (the color is preferred but not required) and prepare 2 passport-sized photos + stamping fee in cash
+ Upon arrival airport in Vietnam (at 1 of 3 international airports in Hanoi, Da Nang, or Ho Chi Minh City), you submit the printed visa approval letter + passport + 2 photos, fill out an entry form, and pay for the stamp fee US$25 (for 1 – 3 month single entry visa), US$50 (for 1 – 3 months multiple entry visa) or US$95 (3 months to less than 6 months multiple entry visa) to the Vietnam Immigration Officer, you will get your Vietnam entry visa stamped within a couple of minutes.

Learn more about the guidance on getting a Vietnam visa at the airport procedures.