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Frequently Ask About Vietnam e-Visa

What is the official website for Vietnam e-Visa? [show answer]

Here is the official website from government  for applying an e-visa : https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ (this website run by the Immigration Department of Vietnam)

Please note that the official website does not support online like commercial website & the government run non-refundable policy. Please make sure no error or mistake before making the payment.

If you are not sure how to apply for your e-visa, you can apply your e-visa through a commercial website for good support online & 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Which countries are eligible for Vietnam e-visa? [show answer]

Nationals who are eligible for Vietnam e-visa

Before applying for e-visa, the applicant should check the name of their country in the list below to make sure they are suitable for the e-visa to Vietnam.

Andorra France Monaco Sweden
Argentina Germany Myanmar Timor Leste
Armenia Georgia Montenegro Uruguay
Australia Hungary Nauru United Kingdom ***
Austria Greece New Zealand UAE
Azerbaijan Hong Kong ** (China) Netherland United States
Belgium Iceland Norway Venezuela
Belarus Ireland Palau Vanuatu
Bosnia India Peru
Herzegovina Italy Papua New Guinea
Bulgaria Japan Panama
Brunei Korea (South) Portugal
Brazil Kazakhstan Poland
China Mainland * Latvia Philippines
Canada Lithuania Qatar
Chile Liechtenstein Russia
Colombia Luxembourg Romania
Cuba Malta Samoa
Croatia Macedonia Serbia
Czech Republic Macau (China) San Marino
Cyprus Marshall Islands Slovakia
Denmark Micronesia Solomon Islands
Estonia Mexico Slovenia
Finland Moldova Spain
Fiji Mongolia Switzerland

Notes :

  • * Chinese e-Passport (passport with nine dash line map) are NOT accepted for applying Vietnam e-visa. Chinese e-Passport number is usually begins with letter “E”. Chinese e-Passport holders are advised to apply for visa at the embassy or apply for Visa On Arrival. Chinese Passports (Old type) with passport number begin with letter “G” are OK for applying Vietnam e-Visa.
  • ** Hong Kong’s new version passport (passport number begins with letter “H”) AND  Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (HKDI) [香港特別行政區簽證身份書] – passport number begins with letter “D” are NOT accepted for applying e-visa. We hope it will  be accepted soon. Now, you can apply for Visa On Arrival or apply for a visa at the  embassy.
  • *** British National oversea (BNO) passport  holders are NOT accepted for applying e-visa. You are advised to apply for Visa On Arrival or apply for a visa at the  embassy.

Where Can I Apply for the Vietnam e-Visa? [show answer]

There’s no need to visit a Vietnam consulate or embassy for your e-visa application. Everything is done online and all it requires is for you to fill out the form. This is the reason why most foreign visitors to Vietnam would prefer this visa. Furthermore, this visa is so easy to apply. Answering the form will only take a few minutes of your time.

When your visa is ready, they will send you an email for a link where you can download the e-visa. Click on the link and follow the instructions to download the visa. Save some copies on your laptop or mobile phone then print a couple of them. Bring it on your trip to Vietnam. When you arrive Vietnam check-in pints, just go directly to Passport Control.

Here is the official website of the government for Vietnam e-visa https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

How Long Is the Vietnam E-visa Valid for? [show answer]

The e-visa of Vietnam will let you stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. It’s a single entry. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days, you are advised to choose visa on arrival for getting 3-month or 6-month visa.

If you already in Vietnam with an e-visa for 30 days and you want to stay more, see How To Get My E-visa Extended?

What Are The Requirements For Vietnam E-visa? [show answer]

Before you apply for the Vietnam e-visa, it’s important to ensure that you’ve got all the needed requirements.

  • Please make sure you are citizens of countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. Country list for Vietnam e-visa.
  • Passport at least six months of validity from your entry date to Vietnam with 2 blank pages.
  • Scanned copy of your passport’s biographical page that shows a clear photo of your face and personal information. Sample for passport’s bio page.
  • Recent passport-sized photos (Photo guide) that you need to submit online.
  • Credit card or debit card to pay the e-visa application and processing fee.
  • Valid email address for the e-visa copy to be sent.

How Much Does It Cost For The Vietnam e-Visa ? [show answer]

It cost $25 for applicants making e-visa application through official website of the government (https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn) regardless nationality, purpose of your visit. Please make sure your e-visa application no error or mistake before making the payment due to government website does not support online and the fund is non-refundable.

Processing time of the government website takes at least 3 working days, it take more time during peak season.

The fee for applying your e-visa through an agency is higher than government website due to their sponsoring, support online and policy for 100% money guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Visa fees through an agency are various and depend on a number of factors such as country of your passport, length of stay, number of entries, types of visa, and how fast to get your visa approved? Please kindly see our visa fees.

 


 

When Should You Apply for a Vietnam E-visa? [show answer]

The standard processing time of the e-visa is 3-5 business days. However, there are instances when this will be delayed. This is especially the case if you’re applying during the holidays where most of the government offices are closed. To avoid any delays, it’s highly recommended that you apply for the visa at least two weeks before your trip.

But if you need to leave for Vietnam in a few days and you need the visa ASAP, you can choose the rush option for the processing. It will cost more but you’ll get your visa within 24 hours.

What document is required for applying Vietnam e-visa online [show answer]

For making e-visa application online, please make sure your passport still valid for at least 6 months with 2 blank pages.

Following documents are required:

👉 a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page (Sample for passport’s bio page)

👉 a digital photo of your face (Photo guide).

What Information Will Be Asked When Applying for the Vietnam e-Visa? [show answer]

When applying for the Vietnam e-visa, you will be asked to enter your personal information. This includes your complete name, date of birth, nationality, and some relevant details from your passport. So before you start with your online application, it is best to have your passport beside you.

Do not be in such a hurry to submit the visa. Take time to review the information you entered. Otherwise, your e-visa will be delayed. Also, you could be prevented from entering Hue if the details in your passport do not correspond with that of your visa.

How Will I Receive The Vietnam E-visa? [show answer]

When they approve your e-visa application, they will inform you through email about the status of the visa. If it’s approved, they will ask you to click a link to download the visa. You will be asked to enter the application code that will be provided to you upon submitting the visa application form. After entering the code, you’ll be able to download the PDF copy of the e-visa.

How To Get My E-visa Extended? [show answer]

There are 2 options to get your e-visa extended as below:

Do It Yourself :

  • Download Form NA5 for visa extension fill, sign then bring it to your embassy or consulate to ask for  sponsoring.
  • Ask your hotel or host for the Temporary residence declaration.
  • Bring all mentioned documents above with your original passport to the Immigration Department of Vietnam to ask for visa extension.

Use a Sponsorship Company :

Find a reliable travel agency offers visa extension and bring your passport + Temporary residence declaration (it cheaper if you have this document), they will take care the rest to get your visa extended. Rush service is available.

 

I Am Not Eligible For Vietnam E-visa, What To Do? [show answer]

Citizens of selected countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. Country list for Vietnam e-visa.

If you are not fall in the list for Vietnam e-visa, don’t worry! you have 2 more options for getting a visa for visiting Vietnam.

  • Apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of Vietnam. Here is the list of Embassy & Consulate Office of Vietnam in the World.
  • Apply for visa on arrival – find an agency in Vietnam to ask for their sponsoring for getting a visa  approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam for picking up visa on arrival. Please note that visa on arrival is available at the airport only.

How Long Will It Take For The Vietnam e-Visa to Be Processed? [show answer]

The processing time of the Vietnam e-Visa for take up to 3 business days for standard processing! For as long as there are no discrepancies in the data that you have provided, there should be no delays in the processing of the visa. This is why it’s very important that you double-check the information you have entered online.

Although your e-visa could be approved in only 3 days, it’s highly advised to apply for the visa at least 2 weeks before your trip. This is to allow enough time to process your e-visa.

If you want to get  your visa fastly, you should apply your e-visa through an agency, they know how to get your e-visa in 2 days or same day. You are advise to find a commercial website for e-visa with 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied to protect yourself.

 


 

How the Vietnam e-Visa looks like? [show answer]

Vietnam e-visa is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. It contains your personal information (Name, DOB, Nationality, Passport number) with travel plan (estimated entry and exit date, port of entry  and exit). Please make sure all these information are in the same as in your passport, in case one of them is incorrect, you are not allowed to enter Vietnam.

There is a barcode and the bottom to check when you enter Vietnam.

The eVisa is the same as the sample below.

How To Use the E-visa to Enter Vietnam? [show answer]

Once you have your e-visa available, you’ll receive an email to inform you of this. Click on the link from your email and follow the instructions on how to download the e-visa. Once you have downloaded the visa, save copies on your device. Also, print at least two copies so you’ll have a spare copy.

When you arrive in checking point of Vietnam, go directly to passport control. Give the officer your passport and also your e-visa copy. The officer will verify your visa through your passport. When everything is good, he will stamp it so you can enter Vietnam.

Please remember to keep your e-visa safely, don’t  forget it, it will be used to check on exit the country

Land Borders of Vietnam Accept E-visa [show answer]

If travellers are crossing via land the only transport that they can use is the bus. So, they can enter Vietnam through 16 different land border crossings.

From Laos to Vietnam (8 land ports)

There are 8 different land border crossings between Laos and Vietnam which Vietnam e-visa holders can get into Vietnam:

  1. Tay Trang Landport (31 km from Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, Vietnam)
  2. Na Meo Landport (in Na Meo village, Quan Son district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam)
  3. Nam Can Landport (in Nam Cam village, Ky Son district, Nghe An province, Vietnam)
  4. Cau Treo Landport (in Kim Son village, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam)
  5. Cha Lo Landport (in Dan Hoa village, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam)
  6. Lao Bao Landport (in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)
  7. Bo Y Landport (in Bo Y village, Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province, Vietnam)
  8. La Lay Landport (A Ngo village, Dakrong district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)

From Cambodia to Vietnam (5 land ports)

Between Cambodia and Vietnam, there are many border crossings. If you want to visit Vietnam, you have to cross any of these borders listed below.

  1. Ha Tien Landport (also called Xa Xia landport in My Duc village, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province, Vietnam)
  2. Moc Bai Landport (in Loi Thuan village, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)
  3. Song Tien Landport (in Vinh Xuong village, Tan Chau district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
  4. Tinh Bien Landport (in Tinh Bien town, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
  5. Xa Mat Landport  (in Tan Lap village, Tan Bien district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)

From China To Vietnam (3 land ports)

If you are wishing to enter Vietnam from China, there are three land border-crossings that will allow Vietnam e-visa holder to cross the border from China. These are the:

  1. Mong Cai Landport (in Hoa Lac ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam)
  2. Huu Nghi Landport (17km from Lang Son city, Lang Son province, Vietnam)
  3. Lao Cai Landport (Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, Vietnam)

Which International Airports Accept E-visa? [show answer]

Here is the list International Airports in Vietnam that Accept E-visa

The following are the eight international airports that accept Vietnam e-visa as a travel document to enter Vietnam.

  1. Can Tho International Airport in Can Tho city
  2. Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang city
  3. Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong city
  4. Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi city
  5. Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City
  6. Phu Bai International Airport near Hue city in Thua Thien Hue pprovince
  7. Cam Ranh International Airport near Nha Trang city in Khanh Hoa province
  8. Phu Quoc International Airport in Phu Quoc Island – Kien Giang province

List of Vietnam Seaports Accept E-visa for Entering Vietnam [show answer]

Here is Seaports In Vietnam Accept for Entering Vietnam by Cruise Ship

  1. Ho Chi Minh City Seaport (in Ho Chi Chi Minh city or Saigon city)
  2. Hai Phong Seaport (in Hai Phong city)
  3. Quy Nhon Seaport (in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province)
  4. Hon Gai Seaport (in Quang Ninh city)
  5. Cam Pha Seaport (in Quang Ninh city)
  6. Nghi Son Seaport (in Thanh Hoa province)
  7. Vung Ang Seaport (in Ha Tinh province)
  8. Dung Quat Seaport (in Quang Ngai province)
  9. Da Nang Seaport (in Da Nang city)
  10. Vung Tau Seaport (in Vung Tau city)
  11. Nha Trang Seaport (in Nha Trang city)
  12. Chan May Seaport (in Hue  city)
  13. Duong Dong Seaport (in Phu Quoc island)

Which Land Borders Between China and Vietnam Accept E-visa For Entering Vietnam [show answer]

If you are wishing to enter Vietnam from China, there are three land border-crossings that will allow Vietnam e-visa holder to cross the border from China. These are the:

  1. Mong Cai Landport (in Hoa Lac ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam)
  2. Huu Nghi Landport (17km from Lang Son city, Lang Son province, Vietnam)
  3. Lao Cai Landport (Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, Vietnam)

Which Land Borders Between Cambodia And Vietnam Accept E-visa [show answer]

Borders between Cambodia and Vietnam To Cross

Between Cambodia and Vietnam, there are many border crossings. If you want to visit Vietnam, you have to cross any of these borders listed below.

  1. Ha Tien Landport (also called Xa Xia landport in My Duc village, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province, Vietnam)
  2. Moc Bai Landport (in Loi Thuan village, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)
  3. Song Tien Landport (in Vinh Xuong village, Tan Chau district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
  4. Tinh Bien Landport (in Tinh Bien town, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
  5. Xa Mat Landport (in Tan Lap village, Tan Bien district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)

Which Land Borders Between Laos and Vietnam Accept E-visa For Entering Vietnam [show answer]

Where to get into Vietnam from Laos with an e-visa?

Nowadays, millions of tourists around the world visiting Laos then want to discover Vietnam. There are 8 different land border crossings between Laos and Vietnam which Vietnam e-visa holders can get into Vietnam:

  1. Tay Trang Landport (31 km from Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, Vietnam)
  2. Na Meo Landport (in Na Meo village, Quan Son district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam)
  3. Nam Can Landport (in Nam Cam village, Ky Son district, Nghe An province, Vietnam)
  4. Cau Treo Landport (in Kim Son village, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam)
  5. Cha Lo Landport (in Dan Hoa village, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam)
  6. Lao Bao Landport (in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)
  7. Bo Y Landport (in Bo Y village, Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province, Vietnam)
  8. La Lay Landport (A Ngo village, Dakrong district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)
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The standard processing time of the Vietnam e-visa is 3 to 5 business days. Sometimes, it’s earlier than that, but there are also times that the processing will be delayed especially if you’re applying during the peak travel season.

There’s no need to visit a Vietnam consulate or embassy for your e-visa application. Everything is done online and all it requires is for you to fill out the form.

When applying for the Vietnam e-visa, you will be asked to enter your personal information. This includes your complete name, date of birth, nationality, and some relevant details from your passport.

When they approve your e-visa application, they will inform you through email about the status of the visa. If it’s approved, they will ask you to click a link to download the visa.

There are 2 options to get your e-visa extended as below: Do It Yourself : Download Form NA5 for visa extension fill, sign then bring it to your embassy or consulate to ask for  sponsoring. Ask your hotel or host for the Temporary residence declaration.

The e-visa of Vietnam will let you stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. It’s a single entry.

Citizens of selected countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. Country list for Vietnam e-visa.

Before you apply for the Vietnam e-visa, it’s important to ensure that you’ve got all the needed requirements. Please make sure you are citizens of countries that are eligible for Vietnam e-visa.