December 10, 2019
Vietnam e-visa

Citizens of Belgium Can Now Apply for a Vietnam e-Visa

More and more Belgian citizens are choosing Vietnam for their next holiday destination. That’s not really surprising because there are thousands of reasons to visit this beautiful Southeast Asian country. Aside from the good weather, Vietnam is known for its great delicacies.

Now the good news is that citizens of Belgium can now apply for a Vietnam e-Visa. This type of visa can be applied online. Therefore, you don not need to visit a Vietnam embassy to acquire such a visa. The process of applying for the e-Visa is very straightforward. You just need to go online, visit their website, fill out the application form. After this, make a payment with your card and wait for an email for your visa.

Do Belgian Citizens Need a Visa to Enter Vietnam?

In order to enter Vietnam, Belgian citizens must have a Vietnam visa. Thankfully, Belgian nationals are among those foreigners who are eligible for the Vietnam e-Visa. This visa was offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department last February 2017 to citizens of 80 countries and that includes Belgium.

The Vietnam e-Visa is a single-entry visa that will allow a Belgian national to stay in the country for 30 days. Of course, there’s an option to extend if you want to, but the extension request must be made while you’re in Vietnam. There are agencies in Vietnam that can sponsor tourists who wanted to stay beyond the 30-day period. But if you’re in the country for a holiday, one month should be more than enough to admire its unique beauty.

What is Vietnam e-Visa?

Also known as the Electronic Visa, the e-Visa is basically an online version of the Vietnam Visa. Before, most foreigners visiting Vietnam have to painstakingly go through the process of visiting a Vietnam embassy to personally hand over their visa application. But now that the Vietnam e-Visa is here, all that you need to do is go online to submit your application. Thus, it’s an easier and more convenient way of getting a visa to enter Vietnam.

When your e-Visa is approved, they will send a copy to the email address you have provided during your application. Once you receive the email, you just need to print the e-visa and carry the printed copy on your trip to Vietnam. Simply present it to the immigration officer along with your passport.

How to Apply for the Vietnam e-Visa?

So how do you go about applying for the Vietnam e-visa for Belgian citizens? It’s easy – simply go online and access their official website. Click on the option that says Apply Now and you’ll be directed to a page that will ask you for some personal information.

You will be asked information coming from your passport so make sure you have it ready. Things like your passport number, expiration date, and other details will be asked from you. Of course, you also need to provide your complete name, birth date, and other personal details. It’s absolutely important that you review the information you have entered on the website before you go to the next page. If you have entered the wrong details, you could be denied entry to Vietnam.

After you have completely filled out the online form, proceed to the next page to make a payment. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. When you have successfully made a payment, you’ll receive a confirmation along with a registration code. Take note of this code because you will need it to verify the status of your visa at a later time.

How Much Will the e-Visa Cost You?

The cost of Vietnam e-Visa for Belgian citizens would vary depending on certain factors. But usually, the cost is based on the processing time that you will prefer. If you are fine with the standard processing time of five business days, then the cost is around $35. However, if you needed the visa urgently, you can opt for the rush processing, which is around $50.

Please see our Vietnam visa fee for update.

Although the usual processing time is 5 business days, there are instances when the visa processing will be delayed. It is therefore important that you apply for the visa at least two weeks before your intended date of arrival to Vietnam. Otherwise, you’ll have to shoulder the expensive cost of paying for a rush option.

Why Choose Vietnam e-Visa?

There are other Vietnam visa options that Belgian citizens can apply but the Vietnam e-Visa is the most convenient option of all. It is the easiest way for Belgian nationals to enter the country and not have to go through the process of applying for a visa from an embassy.

Furthermore, the process of applying for the e-Visa is so easy. Plus, it will only take a few minutes of your time. You just have to make sure that the information you entered is all correct.


Vietnam welcomes individuals from all the countries around the world. Vietnam also allows them to learn and experience their nation’s culture and history in the process.