May 13, 2020
Visa tips

Are E-visa and Landing Visa the Same?

People often get confused between e-visa and landing visa, with some of them even thinking both are exactly the same. There are huge differences between e-visa and landing visa.


  • An e-visa or electronic visa is an official document, issued to your email by the immigration department of Vietnam.
  • This is a single-entry visa that allows you to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days.
  • Travellers entering Vietnam by land, sea, or air can use an e-visa
  • More than 30 ports of entry in Vietnam accept e-Visa

Landing Visa:

  • A Vietnam landing visa, on the other hand, is obtainable only when you arrive at the destination airport in Vietnam.
  • There are single entry and multiple entries landing visas that allows you to stay for more than 30 days.
  • Travellers entering Vietnam only by air are eligible for a landing visa
  • Landing visa allows you to enter Vietnam only through its international airports

You may choose between an e-visa and landing visa based on your preference. For short stays, an e-visa will be preferable. However, if you want to stay for more than 30 days, or plan to visit the country multiple times, a landing visa is the best choice.


Two of the most popular types of Vietnam visas are the e-visa and visa on arrival or landing visa. Both visas are easy to apply since you can easily do it online.

Aside from the Vietnam landing visa, there’s another Vietnam visa that you can easily apply online and that’s called the e-visa. You might be wondering how this visa differs from the Vietnam landing visa.

Overview about Vietnam visa policy Vietnam visa policy has been improved in the past few years to promote the development of tourism industry. The number of international tourists to Vietnam is growing steadily.