May 23, 2020
Visa tips

Vietnam E-Visa System

It was last February 1, 2017, when Vietnam implemented the e-visa system. Although the system appeared a bit buggy to use at first, the system has undergone many improvements over the years. Thus, using the e-visa system for your Vietnam visa application is now so easy.

All the steps involved in applying for the Vietnam e-visa have to be done online. When you visit the official website for the Vietnam e-Visa application (, you’ll be prompted to fill out an application form. Aside from providing the information required, you’ll also be asked to submit some requirements.

A scanned copy of your passport’s biographical page (Sample for passport’s bio page) must be uploaded during the application of your visa. You will also be asked to provide a passport size photo (Photo guide) with white background. So make sure you have these requirements on hand before you begin your application.

There is a processing fee that you need to pay when applying for your e-visa. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. If you have a PayPal account, you can also use this to pay for the processing fee. The processing fees will vary, and it starts at $25.

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So after you have printed a copy of your e-Visa, all you need to do is to fly to Vietnam. As you arrive at the airport, present your e-visa copy along with your passport to the immigration officer.

To apply for the e-visa, you just need to fill out the form online. Make a payment and wait for a confirmation.

Canadian travelers to Vietnam will be able to use the e-Visa in various ports of entry in the country. Unlike the visa on arrival that you can only use at Vietnam airports, the e-Visa can also be used in some land borders and seaports.

As mentioned, you’ll be asked to pay for the e-visa processing fees when you apply online. You can pay with your debit or credit card.

If you are still not yet convinced why the Vietnam e-visa is a better option, then here are more reasons: No need to queue at the airport when waiting for your visa stamp. No need to pay for stamping fee on arrival like visa on arrival.

There are several other types of Vietnam visa that a visitor can apply for.  If you prefer the traditional method of visiting a Vietnam embassy and get a visa stamped in your passport, you can go ahead and do so.

One of the biggest benefits is, via e-visa, you can visit Vietnam via sea, land, and air. Whereas, the visa on arrival option doesn’t have this feature.

Applying for a Vietnam e-visa is so easy. However, it’s very important that you do it very carefully.