The Government has issued e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1, 2020, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP.
An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of the visa types issued to foreigners by the Vietnamese Immigration Department via an electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, single entry.
*** These countries are Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Iceland, Austria, Poland, Belarus, Belgium, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Chile, Colombia, India, Czech Republic, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Cyprus, Timor Leste, Estonia, Georgia, Republic of Korea, United States of America, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Micronesia, Malta, Macedonia, Mexico, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nauru, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Palau, Panama, Finland, France, Fiji, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Salomons Islands, Romania, Western Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not apply to Chinese e-passport holders), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at 8 international airports, or arrive via land at 16 international border gates and via sea at 13 ports across the country.
*** 8 International Airports are Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Cat Bi, Can Tho, Phu Quoc and Phu Bai international airports.
*** 16 Land Border Gates are Tay Trang (Dien Bien Province), Mong Cai (Quang Ninh Province), Huu Nghi (Lang Son Province), Lao Cai (Lao Cai Province); Na Meo (Thanh Hoa Province), Nam Can (Nghe An Province), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh Province), Cha Lo (Quang Binh Province), La Lay, Lao Bao (Quang Tri Province), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai, Xa Mat (Tay Ninh Province), Tinh Bien, Song Tien (An Giang Province), and Ha Tien (Kien Giang).
*** 13 Seaports are Hon Gai, Cam Pha (Quang Ninh Province), Hai Phong (Hai Phong City), Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa Province), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh Province), Chan May (Thua Thien-Hue Province), Da Nang (Da Nang City), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh Province), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai Province), Vung Tau (Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province), Ho Chi Minh city, Duong Dong (Kien Giang Province).
Update on visa policy due to COVID-19
From March 22, 2020, until further notice, Vietnam has suspended entry for all foreign nationals. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time. Anyone entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
HOW TO APPLY FOR VIETNAM’S E-VISA?
Step 1: Prepare the required materials:
- One 4×6 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 this link and go to ‘E-visa Issuance’ then click on the link for ‘Outside Vietnam foreigners’.
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. Copy down the document code provided.
Step 5:Within three working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-Visa at this link.
Step 6: Use your document code to locate your e-Visa online. Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for extra safety.
E-visa fee is paid via the electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department. The fee will not be refunded if the application is refused.
Travelers with an e-Visa can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters.