May 26, 2020
Visa tips

Photo Specifications for Vietnam e-Visa Application

Usually, when you apply for a visa on a certain country you’re visiting, you will be asked to provide for a passport-sized photo. But remember that the “passport size” can vary greatly depending on the country you’ll visit and some other factors. So here are the specifications to follow for the photo of your e-Visa application:

  • The photo should have a size of 4 x 6 cm or 2 x 2 inches.
  • The format should either be GIF or JPG.
  • It must not exceed 2 MB in size.
  • There should be no filter and black and white photo is not permitted.
  • The background should be plain.
  • The picture should show your face clearly. There should be no glare that could block your face.
  • It is best to maintain a neutral expression on your face and keep your mouth closed instead of smiling.
  • As for the clothing, wear something with a collar but avoid white since it will have the same shade as your background.
  • The photo should be recent and must be taken at least 6 months prior to your arrival in Vietnam.

You can have your photo taken from a photo studio. Any photographer should be familiar with the passport photo and will enhance your picture using a photo editing software. Since you will be applying for an electronic visa for Vietnam, the photo must be submitted online. Therefore, you should have a soft copy of the photo aside from the photo itself. You can save the photo on your phone or flash drive so you can access it on your computer once you start applying for the Vietnam e-Visa.

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The online tourist visa that you can get for Vietnam is valid for only one entry into the country and you can stay for up to thirty days during this time.  The same tourist e-visa cannot be used for leaving and coming to the country one more time.

The usual processing time for Vietnam e-visa for tourist takes anywhere between 24 hours to 72 hours. Only in rare scenarios it can take longer than that.

Here is the link of the official website of the government for Vietnam e-visa :

It takes anywhere around 24 to 72 hours to process the application. However, if there are errors in the application or if the form is incomplete, it might take longer.

So far, citizens of 81 countries (Country list for Vietnam e-visa) can apply for a Vietnam e-visa. e-Visa Vietnam allows visitors to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days, with one entry (1 month single entry).

Children who have their own passport should submit a separate application for Vietnam e-visa. Accompanied children who is included in their father or mother’s passport should be in same visa application for Vietnam e-visa with their father or mother.

The reason that most of the people opt for the online mode of application for the Vietnam e-visa from China is the hassle free application process that it offers. Firstly, you don’t need to rush to the concerned embassy time and again along with the essential documents for submission.