1. VIETNAM VISA EXEMPTION:
As officially announced, as of 2023, citizens of 25 countries can travel to Vietnam and remain in the country for 14 to 45 days (depending on nationality) without having to apply for a visa.
Free visa for 90 days: Chile, Panama.
Free visa for 30 days: Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand.
Free visa for 45 days: Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Free visa for 21 days: Philippines.
Free visa for 14 days: Brunei, Myanmar.
You can see the list of nations who can get Visa exemption here
2. VIETNAM E-VISA
2.1. Who are eligible for Vietnam E-Visa?
As of the recent government resolution number 127/NQ-CP, the Vietnam e-Visa is available to passport holders of all countries and territories. This is a significant change from the previous rule, which limited the availability of the e-Visa to only 80 countries.
Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zeland, Ireland, Paraguay, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, Spain, United Arab Emirate…
You can get the list of country that can apply E-Visa in detail here
2.2. Requirement Documents:
+ Passport validity at least 6 months upon arrival
+ At least 2 blank pages for visa stamp
+ Passport photo to apply online with size smaller than 50kb and passport bio with a size smaller than 200kb
2.3. How to apply for Vietnam E-visa?
You can apply your E-visa here:
Step 1: Fulfill required information and submit:
Upload your passport data page image and photograph (straight-looking without glasses);
After this step, the registration code will be sent to the applicant;
Step 2: Use the electronic signature to sign on the application; and then Pay E-visa fee.
- $25/single-entry electronic visa.
- $50/multiple-entry electronic visa
Step 3: Your application will be processed in 3 working days; Use the provided account to check the result. If approved, print out E-visa and enter/exit Vietnam. You can check your visa status here: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/tra-cuu-thi-thuc
2.4. List of Vietnamese ports which allow foreigners to enter or exit by eVisa
You can check the list of ports that allow foreigners to enter or exit by eVisa here:
13 international airports: Noi Bai (Ha Noi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Da Nang, Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Can Tho, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Phu Bai (Thua Thien Hue), Van Don (Quang Ninh), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Phu Cat (Binh Dinh), Lien Khuong (Lam Dong).
16 land border gates: Tay Trang (Dien Bien), Mong Cai (Quang Ninh), Huu Nghi (Lang Son), Lao Cai, Na Meo (Thanh Hoa), Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), Cha Lo (Quang Binh), La Lay and Lao Bao (Quang Tri), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai and Xa Mat (Tay Ninh), Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong (An Giang), Ha Tien (Kien Giang).
13 sea border gates: Hon Gai and Cam Pha (Quang Ninh), Hai Phong, Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh), Chan May (Thua Thien Hue), Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai), Vung Tau (Ba Ria - Vung Tau), Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong (Kien Giang).
2.5. The validity of Vietnam eVisa
Vietnam has decided to extend the validity of the electronic visa (e-visa) up to 90 days, starting from August 15, 2023.