Time at Vietnam (UTC+07:00) 05:45:49 PM, Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Vietnam Visa Policy

Vietnam visa policy: 

According to the article 13 of Decree No. 92/2007/ND-CP, International travel agencies have the right to request that a competent state agency (the Vietnam Immigration Department, or VID) approve the entry, exit, or transit of tourists. This decree details the implementation of a number of the Articles of the Laws on Tourism, including regulations regarding the rights and obligations of international tourist agencies. International travel agencies, therefore, can legally request the VID’s assistance in approving visa Approval Letters for their tourist clients.

1. What is Vietnam visa?

Vietnam visa is a certificate issued or a stamp marked (on the applicant’s passport) by the immigration authorities of Vietnam (Vietnam embassy/Consulate or Vietnam Immigration Department) to indicate that the applicant’s credentials have been verified and he/she has been granted permission to enter Vietnam and stay in the country within a specified period. It is also called official permission for Vietnam entry.

2. Forms of Vietnam visa:

At the moment, in the visa policy of Vietnam, there are two forms of visa:

a. Loose-leaf visa which is often issued to those whose valid passport has no blank page:

b. E-visa:


3.Visa exemption policy for holders of popular passports:

Nowadays, not all travelers are required to get a visa for Vietnam. Vietnam Visa exemption is granted to:

1. Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan and Laos for visits of 30 days at the maximum.
2. Citizens of Philippines for visits of 21 days at the maximum.
3. Citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and Finland for visits of 45 days at the maximum. 
4. Citizens of Brunei, Myanmar for visits of 14 days at the maximum.
5. Citizens of UK (Excluding British passport holders abroad – BNO) for visits of 45 days at the maximum. 
6. Citizens of Chile and Panama holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum.
7. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies for visits of 60 days at the maximum.
8. Foreign passports are exempt from visa requirements to Phu Quoc island for no longer than 30 days. If they transit through other international airports in Vietnam before arriving Phu Quoc, they are still eligible for the exemption.
4. How to get a visa for Vietnam
Those who are not eligible for visa exemption will need to get a visa to enter Vietnam. Getting a visa for Vietnam perhaps does not pose any problem or difficulty as at the moment, there are up to 2 ways to get a valid and legitimate Vietnamese visa, namely:

1.         Apply for a visa at the Vietnam embassy
2.         Apply for Vietnam E-Visa. 

Vietnam E-Visa (Electronic Visa) is the best way because of its convenience and quickness.

•   E-Visa is really simple and convenient: save more time and money. You just need access to the internet, fill out the application online, and receive the letter within 5-7 working days.
•   Receiving the E-Visa via email, printing, and using it to enter Vietnam. 
•   The E-Visa is valid for all kinds of transportation and get your visa stamped on passport at Vietnam International entry port.
•   Don’t need to send an official passport far away. Just make sure all information which you put on the application is correct.
•   Very time- saving for making payment online. It is easy for some methods of payment: PayPal, One Pay, Western Union. Taking some minutes for sending the money to the visa agent’s account.