1.What is e-Visa of Vietnam?
An electronic visa (e-visa) is one of the several visa types issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners intending to enter the country. A Vietnam e-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, and is valid for a visitor’s single entry to the country only.
Applicants will obtain their visas electronically after providing the required information, uploading a recent passport photo (recommended dimensions: 600 x 400 px), and finally making payment with a credit or debit card.
Upon successful application, the link to download your e-Visa would be given at the final step, where applicants are informed of their approval status. In addition, the same link where they could download their e-Visa will be sent to them via a separate email message.
Passport control officers at all indicated ports of entry are able to verify applicants’ e-Visa on their systems. However, applicants are advised to carry along either a soft copy (saved on a tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or a hard copy of e-Visa, in case of any system failures and outages.
2. How does Vietnam e-Visa look like?
An e-Visa is an official document granted by the Immigration of Vietnam which permits a traveler to enter into and travel inside Vietnam. It is an alternative to the visa documentations issued at the embassies of Vietnam and visa on arrival. After an e-Visa application has been approved, the visa issuance system will then send a notice to the applicant, containing a link to a web page to download and print the e-Visa from. Visitors are required to present this e-Visa at the immigration checkpoint for verification upon their arrival in Vietnam.
Please note: e-Visa holders just go straight to the passport control to check & get stamp for entry 30 days, no need to pay any extra amount of money, as well as no need to come to the visa issuing office to get visa. Other types of visa need to come to the visa issuing office (at the embassy, consulate or visa landing counter at the airport) to get visa before going to the passport control.
3. Who is eligible for e-Visa?
Citizens from the following countries are eligible for Vietnam’s e-Visa program.
4. Ports of Vietnam accept visitors’ entry with e-Visa
The following ports of Vietnam allow visitors to enter Vietnam using an e-Visa:
International airports of Vietnam
Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city
Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city
Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang city
Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city
Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong city
Can Tho international airport in Can Tho city
Phu Quoc international airport in Phu Quoc island
Phu Bai international airport in Hue city
Mong Cai border gate in Quang Ninh Province (border with China)
Friendship or Huu Nghi border gate in Lang Son province (border with China)
Lao Cai border gate in Lao Cai province (border with China)
Nam Can border gate in Nghe An province (border with Laos)
Cau Treo border gate in Ha Tinh province (border with Laos)
Cha Lo border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)
Lao Bao border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)
Bo Y border gate in Kon Tum province (border with Cambodia & Laos)
Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)
Xa Mat border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)
Tinh Bien border gate in An Giang province (border with Cambodia)
Song Tien border gate in An Giang province (border with Cambodia)
Ha Tien border gate in Kien Giang province (border with Cambodia)
Hon Gai port in Quang Ninh province
Hai Phong port in Hai Phong provice
Nha Trang port in Nha Trang city (Khanh Hoa provice)
Da Nang port in Da Nang city
Quy Nhon port in Quy Nhon city (Binh Dinh province)
Vung Tau port in Vung Tau city (Ba Ria Vung Tau province)
Ho Chi Minh port in Ho Chi Minh city
5. Types of e-Visa
For Vietnam e-Visa, there is two types available, tourist e-Visa (for tourism purpose) and business e-Visa (for working purpose). With both types of e-Visa, you are permitted to enter and exit Vietnam only one time, with maximum 30 days length of stay. Therefore, this visa is suitable for those who just need single entry to Vietnam and stay in Vietnam in a short time (less than 30 days).
For those who need longer staying in Vietnam or multiple entries to Vietnam, they can consider about Visa On Arrival.
6. Processing time to get e-Visa
It normally takes 2 working days to get e-Visa from the date submitting documents online. However, if applicants need visa urgently, they can choose express services.
7. Documents to apply e-Visa
In order to apply e-Visa, you just prepare some simple documents. Please click here for detail.
Be different with Visa On Arrival, the fee for those who apply e-Visa is paid only time. It is called Vietnam e-Visa service fee, being paid when passengers apply online. There is no extra fee when passengers come to Vietnam (If passengers use Visa On Arrival, they have to pay visa stamp fee to get stamp at the airport on arrival). Therefore, passengers only pay one time to get this e-visa.
The fee of e-Visa depends on purpose of the trip. Fee for tourism purpose is cheaper than business purpose. The fee in 2018 is as below:
Please check the current fee by accessing fee calculation.
9. How to apply e-Visa
For detailed instruction for applying e-visa, you can click here.