Do I Need A Visa To Visit Vietnam?

Starting from 15th August 2023, citizens of all countries and territories around the world can apply for electronic visas (e-visas) entering Vietnam and enjoy the 90-day e-visa duration, valid for multiple entry.

Vietnamese visa is a kind of travel documents granted by Vietnamese competent authorities, providing permission to travel to and enter Vietnam.

An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 90 days, single or multiple entry.

Outside Vietnam foreigners who want to enter Vietnam can personally apply for E-visa or through the requesting agencies and organizations.

E-visa fee is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department. The fee will not be refunded if the application is refused.

List of Ports that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa.

Conditions for being granted e-visa:

  • Outside Vietnam foreigners;
  • Holding valid passport;
  • Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21 of Law on foreigners' entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.

Foreigners with e-visas are allowed to enter Vietnam via the following international border gates:

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).

How to Apply for Vietnam's e-Visa:

Step 1: Prepare the required materials:

  • One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses.
  • One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page.
  • Passport valid for at least six months.
  • Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit.
  • Debit or credit card for payment.

Step 2: Click on this site: the official site of the Vietnam Immigration Department

Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form.

Step 4: Pay the E-visa fee of 25 USD for a single-entry E-visa and 50 USD for a multiple-entry E-visa. Copy down the document code provided.

Step 5: Normally, within three working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. But for the busy time periods, the processing time can be longer than 3 days, we highly recommend you apply 15 – 30 days before your travel date. You can also run a search for your e-Visa at

Step 6: Use your document code to locate your e-Visa online. Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for extra safety.

Vietnam Visa Exemptions

Visitors from the following countries may enter visa-free and stay for the indicated number of days. The full list of countries with visa exemptions is as on this link.

To stay beyond this number of days, you should apply e-visa in advance or apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam.


  • If there is any missing or incorrect/unidentified information, your application will not be accepted.
  • Vietnam Immigration keeps the right to give your E-visa application approval or not - based on your information of application and Vietnam Laws.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct and up to date, there may be changes that we are not aware of.