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[Official] Vietnam e-Visa application form| Guide to e-Visa in Vietnam

Vietnam e-visa is one of several ways offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country. This article lists everything you need to know about applying for Vietnam’s e-Visa. The VEU’s Visa Services would like to introduce you to these details.

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1. What is Vietnam’s e-visa?

Vietnam e-visa is an online visa approval process available to citizens of 80 countries. Payment and delivery of the e-visa are done entirely online and takes three full working days to process. The e-Visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days and single entry only.

The e-Visa costs 25$ for card payments. In any case, the fee will not be refunded if the application is refused. So be make sure all information in this form is correct.

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What is a Vietnam e-visa?

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2. Should I use a Vietnam e-Visa or Vietnam visa on arrival?

Both visa on arrival (VOA) and e-visa are convenient ways to obtain a visa to visit Vietnam.

Let’s figure out the differences between the two and share the pros and cons of each one. So, it will help you to make a decision if Vietnam e-visa or visa on arrival is better:

Items Visa on arrival E-visa
Year of Introduction Early 2007 February 2017
Issued by Immigration Department of Vietnam
Eligibility For air travellers (150+ countries) Citizens from 80 countries
Ports of entry 33 ports in Vietnam including: airports, land ports and seaports. International airports in Vietnam (08): Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Da Lat, Khanh Hoa,Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Phu Quoc.
Visa validity 1 month (single/ multiple entries), 3 months (single/ multiple entries) and 1 year (multiple entries, for US citizens) 1 month single entry only
Visa fee 2 Fees: Approval letter fee + Stamping fee (25 USD for single entry, 50 USD for multiple entry) 25 USD (non-refundable)
Where to get Apply online for an approval letter, receive the approval letter by email, then get the visa on arrival at Vietnam airport. Submit the application form, then download the approved visa online on the Immigration Department website.
Visa form you only receive the approval letter online, then get a stamp in your passport at airport in Vietnam pdf file
Processing time Different from type to type

(approximately 2-7 days)

3 business days
Official website None

(Be aware of fake government websites because all websites providing visa on arrival service are private agencies,)

National e-visa portal (https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt)

Each type has different advantages and certain drawbacks that applicants need to consider carefully prior to submission. And then, you will see if Vietnam e-visa or VOA is the optimal option for your trip to Vietnam.

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3. Who is eligible for Vietnam E-visa?

E Vietnam visa is now available for citizens of the following countries who are traveling to Vietnam for tourism purposes and stay in the country for no more than 30 days.

Andorra Greece Palau
Argentina Hungary Panama
Armenia Iceland Papua New Guinea
Australia India Peru
Austria Ireland Philippines
Azerbaijan Italy Poland
Belarus Japan Portugal
Belgium Kazakhstan Qatar
Bosnia and Herzegovina Korea (South) Romania
Brazil Latvia Russia
Brunei Liechtenstein Samoa
Bulgaria Lithuania San Marino
Canada Luxemburg Serbia
Chile The former Yugoslav of Macedonia Slovakia
China (Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not apply to Chinese e-passport holders) Malta Slovenia
Colombia Marshall Islands Solomon Islands
Croatia Mexico Spain
Cuba Federated States of Micronesia Sweden
Cyprus Moldova Switzerland
Czech Republic Monaco East Timor
Denmark Mongolia United Arab Emirates
Fiji Myanmar United States of America
Finland Nauru Uruguay
France Netherlands Vanuatu
Georgia New Zealand Venezuela


4. Entry ports apply for E Vietnam visa online

Citizens who have Vietnam e-visa is allowed to enter through one of the following 33 gates:

Applicable Ports of Entry for Vietnam E visa online
Airports Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong), Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa), Can Tho International Airport, Da Nang International Airport, Noi Bai Int Airport (Hanoi), Phu Bai Int Airport
Landports Bo Y Landport, Cha Lo Landport, Cau Treo Landport, Huu Nghi Landport, Ha Tien Landport, Lao Bao Landport, Lao Cai Landport, La Lay Landport, Moc Bai Landport, Mong Cai Landport, Nam Can Landport, Na Meo Landport, Song Tien Landport, Tinh Bien Landport, Tay Trang Landport, Xa Mat Landport
Seaports Chan May Seaport, Da Nang Seaport, Duong Dong Seaport, Hon Gai Seaport, Hai Phong Seaport, Nha Trang Seaport, Quy Nhon Seaport, Ho Chi Minh City Seaport, Vung Tau Seaport

5. How can I apply for the Vietnam e-visa?

There are three main steps to come to the full process of how to get the visa for Vietnam online.

Step 1: You need to fill in the online application form for the Vietnam visa. You choose ”’E-visa” and select “For foreigners”, read the instructions and check the box “Confirmation of reading carefully instructions and having completed application” and click “Next.” And then, you will be verified with your passport information to finish this step.

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A sample of the Vietnam e visa first step

Step 2: You can pay for the visa safely and easily through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal.

Step 3: You will receive the document by email within a few days. You should print it and take it with you. You are required to show your Approval letter at the entry point to get into Vietnam.

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How to apply for a Vietnam online visa?


6. Where to download a Vietnam visa online?

After applying for your e-Visa, you’ll need to wait three working days for your visa to be released, and then download it on the E-visa page at the Vietnamese national web portal on Immigration. If three days have passed and your visa is still unavailable, you can request help at VEU’s Visa Services.

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Vietnam e visa official


7. How much is an e visa for Vietnam?

A Vietnam e visa costs you 25 USD per person. This fee is not refunded if your application is refused or your visa letter contains any wrong details since you provide incorrect details in the application form.

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How much is an e visa for Vietnam?

8. Requirements when applying for a Vietnam visa online

In case you are eligible for a Vietnam visa online UK, please make sure the following to get the electronic visa:

  • Your passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date and has at least 02 blank pages.
  • 01 passport size photo under the Vietnam visa photo requirements).
  • Soft copies of passport personal data page and soft photos.
  • Credit cards to pay for e-visa fee (American Express card is not acceptable).
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Requirements when applying for a Vietnam visa online

9. Visa application: How many months before departure or urgent?

The Vietnam online visa application can be done as soon as possible. Your application will be approved within 3 working days on average. However, you should plan for some unexpected cases because urgent applications can even take longer than your schedule.

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How many months before departure or urgent?

10. Some tips when applying for a Vietnam visa online

Here are some suggestions for you when applying for a Vietnam online visa:

  • Vietnam e visa is for tourists only, and valid for 1 month in a single entry.
  • E-visa cost is non-refundable so you should make sure your application contains full information or contains no wrong details.
  • Your port of entry granted on your e-visa is fixed, and you cannot change after submitting your Vietnamese e-visa application or after your visa is issued. In case you change your port of entry, a new visa should be applied.
  • There is no group application accepted. Each application is for one applicant only.
  • In case you are not eligible for a visa for Vietnam online, you can consider a visa on arrival.
  • E-visa can be extended when you are in Vietnam.
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Some tips when applying for a Vietnam visa online

11. How to extend your Vietnam e visa?

Vietnam visas must be extended at least 7 business days before the visa expires to allow time for processing. The requirements to extend an e visa in Vietnam are the same. Travelers need a passport valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages and apply to the Vietnam immigration offices.

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 How to extend a visa online for Vietnam?


Hopefully, this article has given you a lot of useful information about a Vietnam e-visa helping you to get a convenient way for an entry visa to Vietnam. Please feel free to contact VEU’s Visa Services for any detailed information.

Contact Information:

  • Address:
    – No 09, line 12/ 143 Kim Ma street, Kim Ma commune, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam L’espoir Homestay
    – No 05, line 141, Yen Phu street, Yen Phu commune, Tay Ho district, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Website: https://vietnamvisatourist.com/
  • Hotline: (+84) 918 21 2468
  • Email: support@Vietnamvisatourist.com


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there ways to get Vietnam visa?

Both E- Visa and visa on arrival have their advantage. If you travel once for a period of time, you can use e-visa. In other hand, if you travel many times for a period, visa on arrival should be better choice.

2. How many months before departure or urgent?

It may take about 3 days to complete your visa.

3. How much is an e visa for Vietnam?

The e visa costs 25USD/person for card payment.