Vietnam is a southeast Asian country, well-known for its dramatic landscapes, captivating history, delicious food, and throbbing nightlife.
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Vietnam is an astonishing blend of natural highlights and cultural diversity. It is an alluring country full of astonishes and is one of the top-rated destinations in southeast Asia. Every year its breathtaking mountains, energetic cities, luxurious resorts, and golden sand beaches attract people from all around the world.
Along with some of the famous places, there are also numerous ancient landmarks and colonial structures. Here, you can experience the vibrant festivals and ceremonies of Vietnam. If you want to visit Vietnam, the first thing you need to check is whether you need a visa or not.
Who does not need a Vietnam visa?
If you are a national of any following country, you can visit Vietnam without a visa for a specified period.
Temporarily Suspended From Visa Exception
For up to 90 days
For up to 30 days
For up to 21 days
For up to 14 days
For up to 15 days
If you are a BNO (British National Overseas) passport holder, you are not eligible for the 15-day free visa exemption. You need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.
Important Note: All the ABTC (APEC Business Travel Card) holders with valid passports are exempt from a Vietnam visa for a stay of up to 60 days.
What is a Vietnam Tourist Visa?
If you are not from any visa-exempt countries listed above, you will need to apply for a Vietnam Tourist Visa. Usually, it is valid for up to 15 to 30 days.
Note that: In some instances, you can also apply for a three-month visa for tourism purposes.
Vietnam Tourist Visa On Arrival
If you want a multiple-entry visa or a stay of more than 30 days, you will need to apply for a Visa On Arrival. You will need to have the following documents to get a Vietnam Tourist Visa On Arrival.
2. Valid passport with the validity for up to six months
3. Passport size photo
4. Enough financial funds for the visa fee payment (25 USD to 50 USD)
5. An approval letter from a Vietnamese embassy
If the Vietnamese embassy is near you, then you can submit your photo, visa application form, passport, and visa fee there. But if you are unable to reach a Vietnamese embassy, there are trusted services onlinewho can provide you with a valid approval letter. Bring this approval letter and a visa application form with your other documents to the Visa On Arrival counter at the airport when you land in Vietnam.
Cost of a Vietnam Tourist Visa
It will cost:
For single-entry: US$25
For multiple-entry: US$50
Note that the visa fee payment must be in either USD or VND.
Can you apply for a Vietnam Tourist e-Visa?
Yes, you can apply for a Vietnam Tourist Visa online. It is a single-entry visa with validity for up to 30 days. You can apply for a Vietnam e-Visa only if you are from any of the following 80 countries.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Note that: Please double-check the information with the official authorities in your country before you visit Vietnam.
Requirements for a Vietnam Tourist e-Visa
The following information is required if you are applying online for a Vietnam Tourist Visa.
Your date of birth
Your passport number
Cost of a Vietnam Tourist e-Visa
It will cost about 25 USD.
Processing time of a Vietnam Tourist e-Visa
The processing time for a Vietnam Tourist e-Visa is about 3 to 5 days.