On August 15th, 2023 the Vietnamese government will issue an E-Visa (90 days – multiple entries) that allows foreigners to have longer stays in Vietnam.
This new regulation will also announce some extensions Visa Exemption policy.
For detailed information, you can read these notes below:
• The validity of the e-visa will be extended from 30 days to 90 days, the length of each stay is a maximum of 30 days.
• Multiple-entry e-Visas will be available. This means that you will be able to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times on a single e-visa.
• The list of countries eligible for the e-visa will be expanded to 157 countries. More countries will be eligible to apply for an e-Visa, making it easier for people from all over the world to visit Vietnam.
• The new visa policy will not affect the visa exemption policy. Citizens of countries that are currently eligible for visa exemption will still be able to enter Vietnam without a visa. In case, they want to stay longer than the Visa exemption period, they can apply for the e-Visa.
• Citizens of countries with unilateral Vietnam visa exemption have 15 days Visa Exemption will be changed into 45 days visa-free.
• Citizens from countries that are not eligible for the e-visa can apply for the Visa on arrival or Visa at the Vietnam Embassy.
Vietnam is currently launching a pilot e-visa system for citizens from 80 countries. APPLY FOR E-VISA NOW.
Visitors from the following countries may enter visa-free, and stay for the indicated number of days.
- Brunei, Myanmar - 30 days. Japan, South Korea (ROK) - 45 days. The Philippines - 30 days. Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - 45 days.
- Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and The United Kingdom - 45 days.
To stay beyond this number of days, you may apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam.
Simply apply online for your tourist E-visa, valid for 45 days. E-visa fee is USD 25, the processing time is 3 working days. You will receive your code by email to print your visa.
Incoming travelers need to follow the below guideline from the Ministry of Health:
Starting from 0:00 on May 15, temporarily suspend pre-entry SARS-CoV-2 test requirements.
No requirement for quarantine.
Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation...) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.
These are based on guidelines from the Ministry of Health.
Step 1: Prepare the required materials:
- One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses.
- One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page.
- A passport is valid for at least six months.
- Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit.
- Debit or credit card for payment.
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.
TIP: 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.
Visa on Arrival Type.