A Vietnam tourist visa is required for most foreign nationals to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes. The visa types, requirements, and costs can vary depending on the traveller’s nationality and length of stay. This guide will provide you with the latest information on tourist visa Vietnam 2023.

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1. Types of Vietnam tourist visa

The Vietnam tourist visa, which is the most prevalent type of visa required for entry to Vietnam, is valid for 15-30 days. Let’s walk you through the 30-day Vietnam tourist visa application process, including the steps, fees, and requirements.

Vietnam tourist visa is denoted DL and divided into 4 types depending on the length of stay:

  • The 1-month single entry (valid for 30 days). 
  • The 1-month multiple entries (valid for 30 days).
  • The 3-month single entry (valid for 3 months).
  • The 3 months multiple entries (valid for 3 months with multiple entries, 30 days at maximum for each stay).
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Travel to Vietnam visa has four types

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2. Requirements for tourist visa Vietnam

To apply for a tourist visa Vietnam and pick up your visa at Vietnam airports, the following information is required:

  • Your name as per passport: it is essential that your name appears on your passport. Since the name order is not important, you can place either first name first or surname first.
  • Date of birth: the date format will be DD/MM/YYYY
  • Nationality or passport: the passport you use to travel to Vietnam.
  • Passport number: as shown on your passport, and should be valid for 6 months since arrival.
  • Date of arrival: applicants must fill in the exact date of arrival. Please remember that you can just enter Vietnam later, not earlier than the proposed date.
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To apply for the Vietnam 30-day visa, you need a passport and other relevant data

Only photos are required at the airport in Vietnam. You can submit your application using our online form. A 3-month or 6-month visa is automatically stated on the approval letter for business and tourism purposes. You can enter Vietnam for any reason, as the above sentence indicates.

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3. How to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa

You can apply in one of the following ways if you are a citizen of a nation whose citizens require a tourist visa for Vietnam:

  • Vietnam tourist Visa at a Vietnam Embassy or Consulate 
  • Vietnam tourist Visa on Arrival 
  • Vietnam tourist Visa Online
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Foreigners have three options to get their travel to Vietnam visa

3.1 Get a Vietnam tourist visa at Embassy/Consulate

You can possibly apply at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate close to you if you are not qualified for an e visa or want the visa to be on your passport when you visit Vietnam.

In this situation, you must locate the closest Vietnamese embassy or consulate and either provide the documents in person or mail them.

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3.2 Get a Vietnam tourist visa on arrival 

After arriving, you can also apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. Only the ports of entry listed below grant visas on arrival:

  • Ho Chi Minh’s airport: Tan Son Nhat 
  • Hanoi’s airport: Noi Bai International
  • Da Nang’s airport: Da Nang
  • Hai Phong’s airport: Cat Bi 
  • Nha Trang’s airport: Cam Ranh

You must apply for an approval letter from the Vietnamese Immigration Department in order to receive the Vietnam visa on arrival. Travel agencies authorized to do business with the Vietnam Immigration Department can apply on your behalf for an approval letter.

The Vietnam visa on arrival’s approval letter will be delivered to you through email. You can print it out and give it to the immigration officers at the airport’s visa-issuing desks.

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3.3 Get a Vietnam tourist visa online

Online applications for a Vietnam tourist visa are accepted from certain countries’ citizens (also known as Vietnam e-visa). To apply for a tourist visa Vietnam, you have to go to the Vietnam Immigration Portal and start a new application:

  • Attach a passport-size photo and a scanned copy of your passport.
  • Pay the visa fee 
  • Wait for the processing of the visa (about 3 days)

When you fly to Vietnam, you can print the eVisa if your application is accepted and show it to the immigration officials. 

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4. Vietnam tourist visa fees

If you are going to get a tourist visa Vietnam at Wolo, the fees are listed below:

Visa Type (Tourist Purpose) Processing Time Stamping Fee
1-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 – upwards
1 month single 40 38 36 35 25 USD
1 month multiple 65 63 61 60 50 USD
3 months single N/A N/A N/A N/A 25 USD
3 months multiple N/A N/A N/A N/A 50 USD
12 months travel for US citizens N/A N/A N/A N/A 135 USD


This is Vietnam visa for India, South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Israel, South Africa, it will be higher due to more complicated procedure:

Visa Type (Tourist Purpose)- Specifically required Processing Time Stamping Fee
1-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 – upwards
1 month single 50 48 46 45 25 USD
1 month multiple 75 73 71 70 50 USD
3 months single N/A N/A N/A N/A 25 USD
3 months multiple N/A N/A N/A N/A 50 USD

Also, you are required to pay the service fee to the privately run organization handling your Letter of the Approval request.

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We have provided specific information about the types, requirements, fees and ways to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. And we hope that it will help you have a general understanding to have a safe and sound trip in the near future. So if you need to make a Vietnam holiday visa, contact us for further support!  

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