Vietnam Customs Procedures
What to do before departure?
Before booking a flight to Vietnam, what you need to do is to make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the date of arrival, and that you have your Vietnam visa already or the Vietnam visa approval letter available in hand to get the visa at the arrival airport in Vietnam (called Vietnam visa on arrival).
The easiest way to get a visa to Vietnam is to apply Visa Vietnam online for the mentioned Vietnam visa on arrival so that you could save your precious time and money. Before departure, you just need to print out the Vietnam visa approval letter and bring it with 2 photos + passport to Vietnam to get the visa stamped at the airport and enjoy your time in Vietnam.
What to do upon entry/exit?
Upon entering or exiting Vietnam, all visitors to Vietnam must complete the entry/exit and customs procedures. They have to fill out the new entry & exit form (CHY2000), submit to the Immigration Officers, show all the required documents (passport, plus visa approval letter & photos in case you use Vietnam visa on arrival), and wait a couple of minutes until the procedures are completed to enter or exit the country.
To quickly fulfill the entry/exit form without any mistakes, please be noted with the following information:
And remember to specify in the entry/exit form those following stuff (if any):
- Video cameras, recorders, and electronic devices not for personal use;
- Gold, silver, gemstones and jewelry, not personal belongings;
- Foreign currency in cash (paper, coins, and traveler’s cheques) over US$ 7,000 or equivalent in other currencies; over 5,000,000 Vietnamese Dong in cash.
- Gold (over 300 g): If more than 3,000 g, you are required to deposit and re-export the surplus;
- Other commodities out of duty-free luggage.
Duty-free goods allowed to bringing into Vietnam: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 150g of tobacco threads, 1.5 liters of alcohol, and other items that are not prohibited with total value not exceeding US$ 300.
Prohibited goods for import or export from Vietnam (if without a permit): weapons, ammunition, explosives, inflammable, firecrackers of all sorts, opium and other narcotics, toxic chemicals, antiques, rare fauna and flora, documents related to national security, cultural items improper to Vietnamese traditions and customs, and toys that have negative effects on children’s character developments etc.
For further Vietnam visa requirements or customs procedures, please kindly contact us for more details by calling our 24/7 hotline +84.903.278.853 Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will respond within 2 hours during working hours (Vietnam time GMT+7) or within 24 hours out of working time.