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Vietnam visa for tourist

The most popular type of visa for Vietnam is tourist visa which is valid for 30 days to 3 months maximum. Tourist visa is good for TOURISM purposes and it can be extended for more 1 or 3 months.

What visa tourist visa?

If you are traveling to Vietnam for tourist purposes and your visit does not exceed 3 months, you might need a tourist visa (DL visa). A tourist visa will give you a permission to start a single visit (single entry) or several visits (multiple entry). The duration of visits in total should not exceed 3 months. In case you need to travel Vietnam often you may need a multiple-entry visa for several visits. If you expect to stay longer for a business trip (up to 6 months or 1 year) you should apply for Vietnam business visa.

To enter Vietnam with a tourist visa, the foreigners must have a valid passport, be good in health, and not inadmissibility. 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 at least for visa stamp. Temporary passports normally are not accepted.

The travellers from several countries may get difficulty in getting a Vietnam tourist visa as they has violated Vietnamese laws seriously. Learn more about the countries of which citizens are limited in applying Vietnam visa online.

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

Visas and exemption

You may not need a visa to Vietnam if you are citizens 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 visa can be obtained at the Vietnam Embassy over worldwide or applied online straightforwardly at 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 passport: it is 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 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 with proposed date of arrival. However, please be advised that you can only enter Vietnam later, NOT earlier than the proposed entry date issued on the letter. Moreover, 2 photos are required at Vietnam airports before getting your visa stamped.

How to apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival for tourist?

STEP 1: Fill out the secure online Vietnam visa application form:

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

STEP 2: Confirm and make online payment for the service fee:

- Double check with your current passport to make sure the information in Vietnam visa application online is correct.
- Make a payment online for the visa service (we accept the online payment by credit cards via PayPal, through 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 (colour 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 couple of minutes.

How to apply for a Vietnam e-visa for tourist?

- Vietnam e-visa (electronic visa) is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department to the citizens of 80 countries. It is a newly visa form which can be applied online easily. In order to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam, you need to prepare a passport data page, a passport photo, a computer/smartphone connected to the internet, a credit card/debit card to pay for the visa fee. Below is the instruction on how to apply for Vietnam e-visa via our website:

STEP 1: Complete e-visa application form

Go online at the Vietnam e-visa application form and fill in the form with required information

STEP 2: Make payment

Make a payment for the visa processing fee. With Vietnam e-visa, you don't have to pay the stamping fee at the entry ports anymore.

STEP 3: Send passport data page and passport photo

Send a passport data page and passport photo to the email

STEP 4: Receive e-visa result

Depend your ordered service, you will receive an e-visa within 3 - 5 working days (normal service) or 1 - 2 working days (rush service) or even 2 - 4 working hours (emergency service)

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

If you have any further queries, comments or feedback, please kindly call us by +84-912-685-141 or send an email to We are happy to assist at our best.

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Rush service: US$ 0.0
Processing fee: US$ 12.0 x 1
Total: US$ 12.0
(excluding stamping fee)


Hi Alex,

I have received the letter of approval, and I would like to thank you for a swift and excellent reliable service. I will definitely employ your services again...

Henrico Bezuidehout.

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