Do I need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Yes, most international travelers to Vietnam for travel or business purposes may need to apply for a Vietnam visa, except for those included in this list of Vietnam visa exemption. To save your cost and time for a Vietnam visa, you should strictly follow the steps below:

  • Send us soft copy of your passport and the page containing your current Vietnam visa and we will inform whether your visa can be extended or not
  • Send your original passport to our address and pay the extension fee
  • Get your passport with extended stay within 8 working days normally or 3 working days in urgent case upon your request

But before you go, you need to acknowledge Vietnam visa requirements. The following is a short, clear checklist of documents required for Vietnam visa application. It applies to those who are not exempted from Vietnam visa.

Documents required for getting a Vietnam visa include
  • Send us soft copy of your passport and the page containing your current Vietnam visa and we will inform whether your visa can be extended or not
  • Send your original passport to our address and pay the extension fee
  • Get your passport with extended stay within 8 working days normally or 3 working days in urgent case upon your request
Notes:
  • Send us soft copy of your passport and the page containing your current Vietnam visa and we will inform whether your visa can be extended or not
  • Send your original passport to our address and pay the extension fee
  • Get your passport with extended stay within 8 working days normally or 3 working days in urgent case upon your request
Check Vietnam visa requirements by nationality:

Or select your nationality in the list below to check whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not!

Check your visa requirement

    The below checklist is the common things you need to obtain a visa for Vietnam.
  • Passport: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months since the proposed date of entry
  • Photo: Two passport sized photos (4x6 cm and must be recently taken with no glass-wear) for visa on arrival, embassy visa; or photo file for Evisa
  • Application Form: M3 entry/exit form (for visa on arrival)
  • Stamping Fee: must be in cash paid on arrival at Vietnam airport (for visa on arrival) - $25 for single entry and $50 for multiple entry. For Evisa, stamping fee is included in the approval fee)
  • Approval Letter/code: This is required if you want to obtain the visa on arrival at Vietnam's airport or at an Embassy of Vietnam
  • For detailed visa requirements for specific case, please choose your nationality in the box below.
(*): Not required with conditions
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Afghanistan Required Required Eligible
Albania Required Eligible
Algeria Required Required Eligible
American Samoa Required Eligible
Andorra Required Eligible
Angola Required Eligible
Anguilla Required Eligible
Antarctica Required Eligible
Antigua and Barbuda Required Eligible
Argentina Required Eligible
Armenia Required Eligible
Aruba Required Eligible
Australia Required Eligible
Austria Required Eligible
Azerbaijan Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Bahamas Required Eligible
Bahrain Required Eligible
Bangladesh Required Eligible
Barbados Required Eligible
Belarus Required Eligible
Belgium Required Eligible
Belize Required Eligible
Benin Required Eligible
Bermuda Required Eligible
Bhutan Required Eligible
Bolivia Required Eligible
Bosnia and Herzegovina Required Eligible
Botswana Required Eligible
Bouvet Island Required Eligible
Brazil Required Eligible
Britain Required Eligible
British Indian Ocean Territory Required Eligible
Brunei Darussalam Required Eligible
Bulgaria Required Eligible
Burkina Faso Required Eligible
Burundi Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Cambodia Required Eligible
Cameroon Required Eligible
Canada Required Required Eligible
Cape Verde Required Eligible
Cayman Islands Required Eligible
Central African Republic Required Eligible
Chad Required Eligible
Chile Required Eligible
China Required Eligible
Christmas Island Required Eligible
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Required Eligible
Colombia Required Eligible
Comoros Required Eligible
Congo Required Eligible
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Required Eligible
Cook Islands Required Eligible
Costa Rica Required Eligible
Cote D'Ivoire Required Eligible
Croatia Required Eligible
Cuba Required Eligible
Cyprus Required Eligible
Czech Republic Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Denmark Required Eligible
Djibouti Required Eligible
Dominica Required Eligible
Dominican Republic Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Ecuador Required Eligible
Egypt Required Eligible
El Salvador Required Eligible
England Required Eligible
Equatorial Guinea Required Eligible
Eritrea Required Eligible
Estonia Required Eligible
Ethiopia Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Required Eligible
Faroe Islands Required Eligible
Fiji Required Eligible
Finland Required Eligible
France Required Eligible
French Guiana Required Eligible
French Polynesia Required Eligible
French Southern Territories Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Gabon Required Eligible
Gambia Required Eligible
Georgia Required Eligible
Germany Required Eligible
Ghana Required Eligible
Gibraltar Required Eligible
Greece Required Eligible
Greenland Required Eligible
Grenada Required Eligible
Guadeloupe Required Eligible
Guam Required Eligible
Guatemala Required Eligible
Guinea Required Eligible
Guinea-Bissau Required Eligible
Guyana Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Haiti Required Eligible
Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands Required Eligible
Holy See (Vatican City State) Required Eligible
Honduras Required Eligible
Hong Kong Required Eligible
Hungary Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Iceland Required Eligible
India Required Eligible
Indonesia Required Eligible
Iran, Islamic Republic of Required Eligible
Iraq Required Eligible
Ireland Required Eligible
Israel Required Eligible
Italy Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Jamaica Required Eligible
Japan Required Eligible
Jersey Required Eligible
Jordan Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Kazakhstan Required Eligible
Kenya Required Eligible
Kiribati Required Eligible
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Required Eligible
Korea, Republic of Required Eligible
Kuwait Required Eligible
Kyrgyzstan Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Lao People's Democratic Republic Required Eligible
Latvia Required Eligible
Lebanon Required Eligible
Lesotho Required Eligible
Liberia Required Eligible
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Required Eligible
Liechtenstein Required Eligible
Lithuania Required Eligible
Luxembourg Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Macao Required Eligible
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Required Eligible
Madagascar Required Eligible
Malawi Required Eligible
Malaysia Required Eligible
Maldives Required Eligible
Mali Required Eligible
Malta Required Eligible
Marshall Islands Required Eligible
Martinique Required Eligible
Mauritania Required Eligible
Mauritius Required Eligible
Mayotte Required Eligible
Mexico Required Eligible
Micronesia, Federated States of Required Eligible
Moldova, Republic of Required Eligible
Monaco Required Eligible
Mongolia Required Eligible
Montserrat Required Eligible
Morocco Required Eligible
Mozambique Required Eligible
Myanmar Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Namibia Required Eligible
Nauru Required Eligible
Nepal Required Eligible
Netherlands Required Eligible
Netherlands Antilles Required Eligible
New Caledonia Required Eligible
New Zealand Required Eligible
Nicaragua Required Eligible
Niger Required Eligible
Nigeria Required Eligible
Niue Required Eligible
Norfolk Island Required Eligible
Northern Mariana Islands Required Eligible
Norway Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Oman Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Pakistan Required Eligible
Palau Required Eligible
Palestinian Territory, Occupied Required Eligible
Panama Required Eligible
Papua New Guinea Required Eligible
Paraguay Required Eligible
Peru Required Eligible
Philippines Required Eligible
Pitcairn Required Eligible
Poland Required Eligible
Portugal Required Eligible
Puerto Rico Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Qatar Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Reunion Required Eligible
Romania Required Eligible
Russian Federation Required Eligible
Rwanda Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Saint Helena Required Eligible
Saint Kitts and Nevis Required Eligible
Saint Lucia Required Eligible
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Required Eligible
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Required Eligible
Samoa Required Eligible
San Marino Required Eligible
Sao Tome and Principe Required Eligible
Saudi Arabia Required Eligible
Senegal Required Eligible
Serbia Required Eligible
Seychelles Required Eligible
Sierra Leone Required Eligible
Singapore Required Eligible
Slovakia Required Eligible
Slovenia Required Eligible
Solomon Islands Required Eligible
Somalia Required Eligible
South Africa Required Eligible
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Required Eligible
South Sudan Required Eligible
Spain Required Eligible
Sri Lanka Required Eligible
Suriname Required Eligible
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Required Eligible
Swaziland Required Eligible
Sweden Required Eligible
Switzerland Required Eligible
Syrian Arab Republic Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Taiwan, Province of China Required Eligible
Tajikistan Required Eligible
Tanzania, United Republic of Required Eligible
Thailand Required Eligible
Timor-Leste Required Eligible
Togo Required Eligible
Tokelau Required Eligible
Tonga Required Eligible
Trinidad and Tobago Required Eligible
Tunisia Required Eligible
Turkey Required Eligible
Turkmenistan Required Eligible
Turks and Caicos Islands Required Eligible
Tuvalu Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Uganda Required Eligible
Ukraine Required Eligible
United Arab Emirates Required Required Eligible
United Kingdom Required Eligible
United States Required Eligible
United States Minor Outlying Islands Required Eligible
Uruguay Required Eligible
Uzbekistan Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
Country Tourist visa Business visa Visa on arrival
Vanuatu Required Eligible
Venezuela Required Eligible
Virgin Islands, British Required Eligible
Virgin Islands, U.s. Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
Country Tourist visa Business visa Visa on arrival
Wallis and Futuna Required Eligible
Western Sahara Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
Country Tourist visa Business visa Visa on arrival
Yemen Required Eligible
(*): Not required with conditions
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Zambia Required Eligible
Zimbabwe Required Eligible