March 3, 2024

Visa Exemption Agreement Between Vietnam – France

Agreement between Vietnam and France regarding visa exemption for short stays on a reciprocal basis for diplomatic passport holders. Signed on October 6, 2004, and effective from July 1, 2005.

  • Diplomatic passport holders are eligible for visa exemption, provided that they stay for no more than 03 months within 06 months from the date of their first entry. If entering the provinces of France after transiting through the territory of one or more member countries of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement dated June 19, 1990, the 03-month residence period will be calculated from the date of entry of the external border which serves to define the space of free movement established between these countries.
  • Members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, and representatives at international organizations of one party located in the territory of the other party must apply for an appropriate entry visa.

Vietnamese authorities have granted French citizens a visa exemption for 45 days, allowing them to enter Vietnam without the need to obtain a visa in advance.

List of French National Overseas passports

Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, La Réunion, Mayotte, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the French Southern and Antarctic Territories.

Foreigners holding French National Overseas passports are not exempted from visa requirements and, thus, must have appropriate visas to enter Vietnam.

The original official agreement between Vietnam – France is as follows: