Tourist visa (DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnam visa which is valid for up to 3 months (single/Multiple entry) or 1-year multiple entry visa (for US passport holders only) and can be renewed after your arrival in Vietnam. It is for tourism purpose only and not intended for those visitors who want to work during their stay in Vietnam.
However, according to Law 51/2019/QH14 amending and supplementing a number of articles Law on entry, exit transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam taking effect on July 1, 2020, for a tourist visa valid for more than 30 days, its holders will be granted with 30-day temporary residence only and then considered for extension after every 30 days.
Sample of Vietnamese tourist visa
What are Tourist Visa Requirements?
In case you are required to get a tourist visa to enter Vietnam, please make sure
Your current passport is valid for at least 06 months following your arrival date (temporary passport is not accepted);
Your current passport has at least 02 blank pages for visa and immigration stamps;
Your Vietnam visa photo
Types of Vietnam Tourist Visa
At the moment, you may apply for either of the following types of tourist visa for Vietnam:
– 1 month single entry (valid for 01 month with 01 entry only);
– 1 month multiple entry (valid for 01 month with several entry during that 01 month)
– 3 months single entry (valid for 03 months with 30-day stay with 01 entry only
– 3 months multiple entry (valid for 03 months with several entres during those 03 months, 30 days at maximum each stay);
Note: US travelers have one (01) more option for a tourist visa to Vietnam: 1 year multiple entry visa for Vietnam.
How to Apply For a Vietnam Tourist Visa?
There are 02 options to get a Vietnam tourist visa online, namely:
– Apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival
Submit a visa application form online
Get visa approval letter via email within 02 working days or even 2-4 working hours in emergency cases
Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport
– Apply for a visa at Vietnam embassy abroad
Contact the embassy you are applying for the visa with for guidance to prepare the visa application documents, procedure and fees
Prepare the document as guided
Visit the embassy to submit the visa documents and pay the visa fees
Visit the embassy again to receive the visa and original passport
Vietnamese Tourist Visa Fees
The cost of tourist visa for Vietnam depends on the method you choose to get your visa, i.e:Visa at the embassy: The fee may vary.
Tourist visa on arrival: you will need to pay two kinds of fees: (1) service fee – paid online to us to process your visa approval letter with Vietnam Immigration Department and deliver it to your email, and (2) stamping fee – paid in cash to Immigration Officer at Vietnam airport to get visa stamped. The service fee is fixed by visa type, the number of applicants, and processing time, while the stamping fee is fixed by visa type only.
The processing time of a tourist visa for Vietnam varies based on the way you choose to get your visa. It is also impacted by Public Holidays.
– Visa on arrival: 02 – 04 working days to receive the approval letter. But if you need an urgent visa, you can get it in 2-4 working hours.
– Visa at the embassy: 05 working days + the postal delivery time in case you send your passport by mail.
LAND BOARD CHECK-POINTS
A Visa for Vietnam can be obtained during your visit to some border posts. You will find the list of land border checkpoints below. However, we strongly advise all travelers to take care of Visa formalities in advance:
|China – Vietnam|
|Hekhou – Lao Cai (Yunnan to Lao Cai Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Friendship pass (Guangxi to Lang Son Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Laos – Vietnam|
|Panghok – Tay Trang (Phongsaly Province to Dien Bien)||Visa on arrival|
|Namsoi – Na Meo (Huaphanh to Thanh Hoa Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Namkan – Nam Can (Xieng Khoang to Nghe An Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Nampao – Keo Nua (or Cau Treo) (Bolikhamxay to Ha Tinh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Napao – Chalo (Khammouane to Quang Binh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Dansavanh – Lao Bao (Savannakhet to Quang Tri Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Attepeu – Bo Y (Attapeu to Kon Tum Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Cambodia – Vietnam|
|O’Yadaw – Le Thanh (Rattanakiri to Gia Lai Province)||No Visa on arrival|
|Trapeang Srer – Hoa Lu (Kratie to Binh Phuoc Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Trapeang Phlong – Xa Mat (Kompong Cham to Tay Ninh Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Bavet – Moc Bai (Svay Rieng to Tay Ninh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Khaam Samnor – Vinh Xuong (Kandal/PNH to Chau Doc)||Visa on arrival|
|Phnom Den – Tinh Bien (Takeo to An Giang Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Preah Chak – Xa Xia (Kampot/Kep to Ha Tien)||No visa on arrival|
Phu Quoc Island Visa Regulation
According to overseas entry, exit, and residence regulation for Phu Quoc Island, foreign visitors and Vietnamese nationals holding foreign passports are permitted to stay on the island without a visa for not more than 30 days. Foreigners who come to Vietnam via an international border (including land, air or sea), stay at transit area at the gate, and then travel on to Phu Quoc Island are also exempt from visa requirements in accordance with this regulation.
The above information is provided to the best knowledge of Easia Travel specialists and will be updated regularly.