Tourists visiting Vietnam for the first time might find the process of applying for visas complicated. Authorities have tried to simplify the process, but it somehow only added to the confusion.

If you are traveling to Vietnam as a tourist, it’s important that you apply for your tourist visa ahead. Although Vietnam offers visa exemption to tourists of certain nationalities, most nationalities that are entering Vietnam as a tourist would require a visa before they can enter the country.

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.

Vietnam e-visa is available only for the citizens of 81 countries depending on the country they are travelling from. This allows eligible travellers to enjoy a short stay in Vietnam for 30 days with a single entry for tourist purpose.

Under tourist class, the visas on arrival visa types consist of both multi-entry and single entry visa types. If you choose the visa type 3 months multiple entries, you can visit Vietnam and extend the stay till the third month.