Vietnam Visa

Complete guide for visa and immigration

A valid passport and a visa are required for all most all foreigners visiting Vietnam. Vietnam Visas are issued by Vietnamese embassies and consulates or Vietnam Department of Immigration. Some overseas offices of Vietnam Tourism and Vietnam Airlines are able to issue tourist visas.
Visa On Arrival

Visa On Arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way for travelers to obtain their visas to travel to Vietnam.

Visa Exemption

Visa Exemption

A Vietnam visa is required for all nationalities except those eligible for a visa exemption.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Vietnam is not so strict on entry visa requirements like other countries. Below is list of things you will need to know before you enter Vietnam.

E-Visa

E-Visa

Vietnam applies its new policy for e-visa effective from 1 February 2017.

Photo Requirements

Photo Requirements

Vietnam photo details and specifications for passport and visa applicants.

Customs Regulations

Customs Regulations

Thanks to policies to promote tourism, custom regulations in Vietnam today are getting simpler than ever before.

Airport Procedures

Airport Procedures

Ever wonder how the immigration takes place? Here is what happens as you leave your country for Vietnam.

Vietnam Entry and Exit Form

Vietnam Entry and Exit Form

Instruction to fill Vietnam Entry and Exit Form (M3): type of passport, profession and place of employment, contact in Vietnam, proposed duration of stay, purpose of entry and exit, and port of arrival. Find information to download and fill out the form.

Vietnam Visa Application in Canberra

Vietnam Visa Application in Canberra

Downloadable form, visa eligibility, requirements and instructions for application with Embassy in Canberra.

Vietnam Visa Application in Sydney

Vietnam Visa Application in Sydney

Downloadable Vietnam visa application form and instruction to fill out form.

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Frequently asked questions

How many types of visa in Vietnam?

There are about 30 types of visa in Vietnam and the requirements as well as the authorized activities are different for each of them.

Do I need a visa for Vietnam from Australia?

Yes, you do.

Australians need a visa to enter Vietnam, no matter how long you plan to stay. Refer to our visa guide for Australians for further information.

How much is Vietnam visa fee?

It depends on where you apply for your Vietnam visa.

- If you apply at a local embassy, check directly on the embassy or consulate website for the most updated fee. This may cost you $50-200 depending on visa type and which embassy you apply at.

- If you apply for a visa on arrival, the fee often includes the visa letter processing fee and the stamping fee when you arrive at Vietnamese airport. This may cost you $50-100 depending on your length of stay and whether you need the emergency visa service

- If you apply for an e-visa, the fee is between $25-50 depending on the type of visa. Please note that not all nationalities are qualified for e-visa.

Who needs a visa to enter Vietnam?

If your nationality does not show on the visa exemption list, or you do not hold a diplomatic passport, you need a visa to enter Vietnam.

Prior to 2020, the visa exemption list includes Southeast Asian countries, Nordic countries, East Asian countries (Japan, South Korea) and the 5 European countries (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France). Visitors from these countries often can stay less than 15 days without a visa.

If you plan to stay longer than that, make sure to obtain a visa in advance as the visa extension may be both costly and time consuming while you are already in the country.