November 25, 2019
Vietnam e-visa

How to Apply for Vietnam e-visa for French Citizens?

If you wish to indulge into the astonishing amalgamation of cultural diversity and natural serenity, you should pay a visit to Vietnam once. Also, the visit to Vietnam is visa-free for French citizens for up to 15 days. However, one of the last few communist countries in the world- Vietnam is too diverse to be experienced in just 15 days and you might need a visa for that.

Yes, all French passport holders require obtaining a visa for visiting Vietnam if they wish to stay in the country for more than 15 days. This can be either for travel, leisure, or business purposes.

Apart from a stay of over 15 days, the e-visa is only valid if you are visiting the country once. For each visit, you will have to apply for a new e-visa.

Do French Citizens need a Visa for Vietnam?

The French passport holders do not have to apply for a visa every time they visit to Vietnam. The obligation to obtain a visa depends upon the length of their stay and the number of times they want to take round trips.

Citizens of France who have a passport of the country are exempted from the obligation to have a visa for 15 days of visit. However, you need the proof of forwarding travels when you are entering the country.

In addition, if one visits Vietnam once through e-visa and then goes back, another visit, which takes place before the end of 30 days of departure, requires a visa too.

As a result, the French are also required to obtain a visa for Vietnam for longer stays.

Vietnam e-Visa for French Citizens

Vietnam e-visa is a type of visa provided by the Vietnamese Immigration Department to foreigners to travel and enter Vietnam. List-of-port that accept for e-visa.

  • What is Vietnam e-Visa?

Vietnam e-visa for French citizens is an online visa approval process available to French nationals. Payment and delivery of the visa is done entirely online, and probably takes 3-4 business days. 

  • Difference between e-visa and visa on arrival

Visa on Arrival is applied after the French national arrives at any of the international checkout points of Vietnam. You will have to present the officials with required documents and fees at the dedicated counters at the airport. E-visa is generated online at any Vietnam’s e-visa site. You will have to pay the fees online and upload the necessary documents. You will receive your e-visa through email.

  • Number of days of stay

French citizens can apply for single entry visa and multiple entry visas for Vietnam. An e-visa only allows for single entry (for tourism or business purpose) with the maximum of 30-day stay. For visa on arrival, you can stay as long as for 30-90 days with single and multiple visits included for both tourism and business purpose.

  • Reapplication when expired

As said, 15-day exemption is provided for French citizens. After that, you will have to apply for visa. Vietnam e-visa for French citizens is only valid for 30 days. After expiry, you will have to exit the country to make new e-visa application to come back.

Vietnam e-Visa requirements for French Citizens

Application process for Vietnamese e-visa is a simple one, which requires the applicants to have a few documents handy. It takes a short time to fill in the entire form and once it is submitted, the approval is on its way.

Here are the Vietnam e-visa requirements for French citizens

  • Make sure that you sill the form before 7 days of your arrival into the country.
  • Personal details, passport size photographs. Photo Guide.
  • Specific ravel plans including the dates of the stay, address of hotel, name of the city you are planning to stay in
  • French passport
    • Scanned bio-data including the photograph
    • It should remain valid until after 6 months of arrival date
    • Should have at least 2 blank pages to stamp the Visa
  • A credit/debit card to make the payment for visa

Vietnam e-Visa Application Procedures

The application procedure for French citizens who are applying for Vietnam e-visa is quick and easy. The application’s status can easily be investigated online and does not take a lot of time to complete once you have all the documents in hand. Also, you can process the application form using any smartphone, laptop, or PC with an internet connection.

Before you start filling in the application form, make sure that you have all the documents in place and meet all the requirements. If not, the process might get delayed. The details which the form generally asks is the personal details of the applicants (it should reconcile with the information provided in the passport), and details about the stay in Vietnam (hotel and city).

One visa is acceptable for just 1 person, not anyone else. Therefore, if you are travelling in a group, ensure that everyone applies separately. Furthermore, apply 7 days before the arrival. Otherwise, if there are any errors in the application, they can be sorted within time.

After the approval of the visa application, the PDF of the visa will be sent to the e-mail ID that was a filled in the form.