Visas for Travelers

Foreign travelers coming to Quang Nam can choose from several visa options depending on how long they plan to stay in Vietnam. Anyone who enters Vietnam must have a passport that’s valid for six months from the date of entry, and must comply with guidelines on Covid-19 prevention from the Ministry of Health. Read on for more information about visas in Vietnam.

Visa Exemptions

Vietnam offers a 45-day visa exemption to tourists coming from 13 countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Belarus.

Vietnam also offers visa exemptions of varying lengths from 14 days to 90 days to citizens of Myanmar, Brunei, The Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Panama, and Chile.

Please clarify with the Vietnam embassy in your country in advance of your trip to check whether visa exemptions for your nationality are still in place.

Vietnam e-Visas

Citizens from all countries and territories are eligible to apply for Vietnam’s 90-day e-Visa, which can be applied and paid for online on the official e-Visa website. Vietnam’s e-Visa takes three working days to process, costs 25 USD, and is valid for single entry or multiple entries. See the list of countries that are eligible for e-Visas from Vietnam at this link.

To apply for an e-Visa you’ll need the following:

  • A passport with six months’ validity
  • A photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page
  • A passport photo in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses)
  • A valid international credit or debit card
  • An email address
  • A temporary address within Vietnam such as your hotel
  • Your entry and exit dates and entry and exit points (airports or land borders)

Your e-Visa will be sent to your email address after processing. Be sure to print it out and keep it with your passport at all times during your trip in Vietnam.

Visas on arrival

2023 UPDATE: Vietnam’s Visa on Arrival program is currently only available to travelers coming to the country on a package tour with a local tour operator. In this case the tour operator will facilitate the Visa on Arrival process. All other travelers should have a visa exemption or the 90-day e-Visa in order to enter the country.

Vietnam’s tourist visas on arrival are suitable for those who are planning to stay in Vietnam for longer than 30 days. You can opt for a single or multiple-entry visa, and can stay up to 90 days by renewing the 30-day term within the country.

To get a visa on arrival, you have two options: 1) apply in person at the nearest Vietnamese embassy or consulate, or 2) apply for a visa invitation letter from a trusted visa agency.

If your visa is approved at the embassy, the visa stamp will be attached to your passport at the embassy. If you have a visa invitation letter, you will need to pick up and pay for the visa stamp at the border entry point or airport when you arrive.

In both cases you will need to prepare a 4×6 passport photo, a completed visa application form (available from this website), 25 to 50 USD in cash (VND or USD), and a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Vietnam.

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