October 21, 2019
Visa tips

[Updated Aug 2019] Vietnam Visa for Hong Kong new Passport, Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes [香港特別行政區簽證身份書] and British national oversea – BNO

From 01 Feb, 2019, Vietnam Immigration Department has added more 35 countries to the Vietnam e-visa program, including Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China). But until now the Vietnam e-visa system is just updated for old version of Hong Kong passport – passport number starts with letter “K”. New version of Hong Kong passport – passport number starts with letter “H” can not apply for e-Visa Vietnam.


Please check the summary of all types of Chinese passports for the Vietnam eVisa:

Country Type of Passport Visa on Arrival eVisa Vietnam
China Mainland Passport Old version – Passport number starts with letter “G”
China Mainland Passport Chinese e-Passport – Passport number starts with letter “E”
Hong Kong Passport Old version – Passport number starts with letter “K”
Hong Kong Passport New version – Passport number starts with letter “H”
Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (HKDI) [香港特別行政區簽證身份書] Passport number starts with letter “D”
British National oversea – BNO
Macau Passport Passport number starts with “MA”


 Chinese e-Passport (passport with nine dash line map), Hong Kong New version Passport, Hong Kong HKDI and British BNO, please apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival.  Please check further information about Vietnam Visa on arrival here: https://www.vietnamimmigration.org/vietnam-visa-on-arrival-2019 

How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival online?

1. Fill in the online application form directly here: https://www.vietnamimmigration.org/vietnam-visa-application-online

2. Use a credit or debit card to pay the visa processing fee (cost from 6 US dollars / person; Check the current fee for Vietnam Visa on arrival).

3. We will send you a visa approval letter via email within 2 business days or the same day as per your request, depending on whether you are using normal or emergency services.

4. On arrival, you are requested hand over your original passport, visa approval letter, completed immigration form ( NA1 Form), 02 passport photos and stamp ($25/single entry; $50 multiple entries) to the immigration officer at the landing visa officer to get visa stamp  on your passport at the airport.

* Hong Kong new passport is the new type of Hong Kong passport which issued by Immigration Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The new type of passport is recognized with the passport number begin with letter H.

* Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (HKDI) [香港特別行政區簽證身份書] is a biometric travel document issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to residents of Hong Kong who are unable to obtain a national passport.


All visitors travel to Phu Quoc Island can stay in the island up to 30 days without a visa. Visitor who want to stay for 30 days visa-free in Phu Quoc island are required to stay within the island for maximum 30 days then exit to for home country or another countries.

From 01 Feb, 2019, Citizens of Hong Kong can apply for Vietnam eVisa online. Below is everything you need to know about Vietnam eVisa for citizens of Hong Kong (China).

Vietnam government has decided to extend visa waivers program for visitors from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This information was announced by the Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung announced at the meeting on 03 June, 2017.

It is great for us to inform that from December 15, 2016, all types of Vietnam visa will be available again for US citizens. As you know, from 01 September, 2016, just 1 type of Vietnam Visa is available for US citizens, that is 1 year multiple entries Visa.