Vietnam Visa

Vietnam Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Vietnam? Find your nearest Vietnam Embassy.

Our Vietnam Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Vietnam’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Vietnam.

Who needs a visa to Vietnam

Vietnam visas are required for all visitors, unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or nations that are qualified to get electronic visas. Visas may be obtained at any of the Vietnamese diplomatic missions worldwide. Nonetheless, because to the COVID-19 epidemic that has swept across Vietnam, the issuing of visas has been temporarily halted. Viet Nam reopened its borders on March 15, 2022, and its entrance and leave regulations were restored to their pre-pandemic levels.

For more information on visas to Vietnam, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Vietnam

Vietnam has restored the normal issuance of visas and acceptance of foreign visitors. Before entering Vietnam, all Irish passport holders are needed to have a valid visa. There are no COVID-19 public health documentation requirements for travel to Vietnam. Before travelling to Vietnam, the Department of State strongly recommends that all U.S. citizens purchase adequate travel insurance.

Requirements to apply for a Vietnam Visa

The criteria to apply for your visa should be straight forward if you use the following as guidance:



A completed application for a visa.

A passport or acceptable substitute valid for at least six months past the date of entry into Vietnam.

Payment (between $25 and $50) for visa fees.

A Letter of Approval from an embassy or consulate of Vietnam.

Processing Time For Vietnam Visas

The processing time is usually around 15 working days from the day you submit your application.

Appointment Waiting Times

This depends on the availability at the consulate in your country of residence. You may not require an appointment.

Who Can Visit Vietnam Without a Visa?

As of January 2022, citizens of 25 countries DO NOT require a visa to enter Vietnam on a regular passport. Here is the complete list of visa-exempt countries for Vietnam:

  • Chile
  • Panama
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Phillipines
  • Brunei
  • Myanmar
  • Belarus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Vietnam Visa Types

The visa types available in Vietnam are as follows:

  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Visa for students/internship
  • Investor Visa
  • Working visa
  • Diplomatic visa

What To Do If Your Vietnam Visa is Refused?

You have the opportunity to dispute this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Vietnam visa and the reasons for the restriction.

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Your Vietnam visa application is only denied if your name appears on the Immigration Department’s blacklist. If you have a positive immigration history in Vietnam, you have nothing to worry about. The Department of Immigration has no basis to deny your visa application.

Air travellers can receive a visa upon arrival. Prior to departure, those arriving by land or ship must contact the local Vietnam embassy to obtain a complete visa. Visas on arrival must be obtained at Vietnam airports upon landing.

A visa on arrival application can be submitted and processed within two working days. Typically, the Department of Immigration can provide a Vietnam visa within two to three hours in an emergency.

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