In recent times, cross-border marriages between Vietnam and other countries in the region have been increasing, especially the strong development of marriages between Vietnam and South Korea. One of the equally important factors contributing to create favorable conditions for a positive and sustainable marriage relationship between Vietnam and Korea is the staying extension of Korean citizens in Vietnam. Thanks to that they can have more time to learn about life, habits, culture of Vietnamese life partners. In that spirit, this article will provide 3-month single or multiple entry visas for tourism purpose for Korean citizens to Vietnam.
Like other countries in the region, Korean citizens have a total of visa exemption and three ways to apply for a visa to Vietnam depending on the time and conditions of entry for each arrival. Please see the details as below:
According to the Resolution of the Government of Vietnam No. 99 / NQ-CP issued on December 29, 2014, Korea is one of 07 countries that are exempted from visa for citizens when entering Vietnam with the temporary stay duration of under 15 days regardless of passport type and entry purpose. Therefore, if your passport term is legally 6 months or more and your next time entering Viet Nam is more than 30 days apart, you absolutely can be exempted from visa when coming to Vietnam.
The fact shows that the 15-day period is relatively short for most cases of business, marriage, even travelling in Vietnam, it is only suitable for short-term tours. Therefore, most Korean citizens often choose to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam, including the way to apply for a visa at the Embassy.
In Korea, Vietnam has only one consular representative agency – the Vietnamese Embassy in Seoul. Details as below:
Vietnamese Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea
Address: 123 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-230
Office of the Embassy: Monday – Friday: 09 a.m. – 05 p.m.
– Monday and Thursday: 09:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
– Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
One of the outstanding advantages of the other two types of VISA applications, E-VISA and VISA-On-Arrival, is the quick convenience of applying online. The electronic visa is a visa issued by the Immigration Department to foreigners via an electronic transaction system (email) and visitors only need to print an email into a paper and accompany with the passport to the border gate for entry. South Korea is also one of 80 countries on the list of countries with citizens that have been granted E-VISA until February 1, 2021.
However, in order to be granted E-VISA, you need to meet some conditions as follows:
– Passport valid for more than 6 months from the date of issuance of an electronic visa;
– Only entry ONCE with a maximum stay of 30 days;
– Must exit and enter through the entry gates which allow foreigners to enter and exit via electronic visas (Please visit the website https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/ to see the list of the entry gates)
How to apply for an E-VISA for Korean citizens:
– Please access the link https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa/ to fill in the information
– Documents for electronic visas for Korean citizens include:
This type of visa is considered the most popular one because of its outstanding advantages. Firstly, this is also the type of visa you can apply online. Secondly, the staying length of this type of visa is not limited, so you can choose from 01 to 03 months. Thirdly, the number of entry times is not limited either, which enable you to enter many times during your allowed stay in Vietnam. In addition, this VISA-On-Arrival type is implemented by immigration companies, so it is suitable for those who do not have much time to go directly to the Embassy, and you are guided thoroughly to help get the ‘VISA Approval Letter’ quickly. In particular, you are guaranteed 100% money back in case of VISA failure.
How to apply online for a VISA-On-Arrival for Korean citizens:
– Please access the link https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa/ to fill in information and choose the service form
– Documents to apply online for a VISA-On-Arrival for Korean citizens: no documents required, just fill out the application form.
– List of 07 international air border gates in Vietnam can receive Visa-On-Arrivals:
In short, the best answer to the question: ‘I am a Korean citizen, I want to apply for a 3-month tourist visa to enter Vietnam once or many times. What options can I choose to apply for a visa?’ is a Visa-on-Arrival application. Hopefully the above information has contributed to answering your questions about applying for a visa to Vietnam. If you have any questions about the procedure or need further advice in the process of filling in the visa application, do not hesitate to visit the website https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/ or contact us via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org . We will respond to you as soon as possible.