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Vietnam visa requirements for Russian citizens

Many Russian tourists and businessmen wondered if they need a visa to Vietnam or not. Here you can find the right answer for Vietnam visa requirements for Russian citizens going to travel Vietnam in 2014.

Vietnam immigration policies regulated that almost resident of the countries must have Vietnam visa prior to arriving Vietnam, except the citizens of Vietnam visa exempted countries. You should check carefully if you are in the Vietnam visa exemption list or you are obligated to make a Vietnam visa (or visa approval letter) before entering country. It will keep you away from many troubles during your entry.

Is Vietnam visa required for Russian citizens?

"No, Russian citizens have 15 days Vietnam visa exempted"

"Visa является лишь одним из многих вещей, за которые вы будете готовить перед поездкой во Вьетнам. Вьетнам иммиграционная политика регулируется, что почти жители страны должны иметь визу Вьетнама перед входом Вьетнам исключением граждан визы освобождаются стран. Вы рады проверить, если вы Вьетнам виза освобождаются граждане или вы обязаны иметь визу Вьетнама Вьетнам или одобрение письма до прибытия Вьетнаме. Он будет держать вас от многих неприятностей во время записи."

However, there must be a gap of at least 30 days between 2 entries with visa free access and the conditions to get 15 days visa free as follows:

  • The passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival;
  • The stay in Vietnam is less than 15 days (the travelers must show onward air ticket at the airports and visa counter);
  • There is a gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits.

The Russian citizens who is wishing to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, a Vietnam visa is required. Citizens of Russia or those who are currently living in this country may apply for Vietnam visa by 2 options:

  • Getting a visa on arrival within 2 working days or just 2 hours by applying visa here. It's beneficial for those who is living in the country where there is no Vietnam Embassy and the visitors will arrive Vietnam by air (it is a must);
  • Getting a Vietnam visa from Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Russia and it takes 3 - 5 working days with some specific required documents.

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