October 21, 2019
Visa tips

5 Western European countries are continued to get Free Vietnam Visa until until 30 June 2021

On 03 May, 2018, The prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is decided to extend the visa waivers program for visitors from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain for 3 more years.

Thus, visitors from 5 Western European countries (including: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Germany) are exempted from Vietnam visa for more 3 year, until 30 June, 2021, if the stay is less than 15 days, applicable to all kinds of passport and travel purposes.

The visa exemption policy for citizens of five Western European countries is being piloted from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, then extended 2 times for 2 further years, until June 30, 2018. This is the third time this policy has been renewed, and this is the first time this policy has been applied for the longest, lasting up to 3 years.

* Condition to get free Vietnam Visa for citizens of United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Germany:

– Passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the entry date Vietnam.
– The entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit. Otherwise that person is required to have appropriate visa to enter Vietnam.
– Foreigners holding British National Oversea (BNO) passports are not exempted from visa requirement, thus must have appropriate visas to visit Vietnam.


No Citizens of Days of Free Visa
1 United Kingdom 15 days – Valid until 30 Jun, 2021
2 France 15 days – Valid until 30 Jun, 2021
3 Italy 15 days – Valid until 30 Jun, 2021
4 Spain 15 days – Valid until 30 Jun, 2021
5 Germany 15 days – Valid until 30 Jun, 2021

From 01 Feb, 2019, Vietnam Immigration Department has added more 35 countries to the Vietnam e-visa program, including Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China). But until now the Vietnam e-visa system is just updated for old version of Hong Kong passport – passport number starts with letter “K”.

From 01 Feb, 2019, Citizens of Hong Kong can apply for Vietnam eVisa online. Below is everything you need to know about Vietnam eVisa for citizens of Hong Kong (China).

Vietnam government has decided to extend visa waivers program for visitors from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This information was announced by the Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung announced at the meeting on 03 June, 2017.

To get the Visa at Moc Bai border checkpoint, you need the original letter (The real letter in paper with the real stamp and signature). This letter is processed and approved by Vietnam Immigration Department.

Vietnamese Visa application form (Form NA1) will be submitted at Visa landing counter desk at Vietnam airports to get the Visa into your passport. This form is required for all people who want to get Visa on arrival.

It is great for us to inform that from December 15, 2016, all types of Vietnam visa will be available again for US citizens. As you know, from 01 September, 2016, just 1 type of Vietnam Visa is available for US citizens, that is 1 year multiple entries Visa.