How to apply a Visa to Vietnam

  1. I ) Get visa at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate

    I/ A VISA to Vietnam can be applied for by mail or in person at the Embassy of Vietnam as early as six months prior to the date of travel. The applicant must submit:

    1. Original PASSPORT (which requires at least 01 month validity prior the date of exit from Vietnam). In urgent cases, a loose-leaf-visa can be requested, then a copy of passport (photo and personal detail pages) may be submitted instead of the original passport.

    2. Application form (Word Form)The form must be completed, signed and attached with with 01 original photo (2x 2in) . In case of a loose-leaf-visa request, 01 additional photo must be stapled to the form.

    3. A visa approval letter obtained through the applicant’s host or sponsor in Vietnam. If the applicant does not have visa approval, he/she may contact any Travel Agencies. Please click here to apply it online.

    4. Visa fees must be in the form of MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER’S CHECK, or CERTIFIED CHECK payable to “THE EMBASSY OF VIETNAM.” Applicants applying together may submit combined payment in one money order”. For those who have already got visa approval, please check Consular fees here.

    5. A prepaid return envelope ( or Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Please do not use UPS or DHL. Applicants applying together may provide one envelope for visas to be returned to the same address.

    Diplomatic and official visas will be granted GRATIS unless otherwise agreed upon between Vietnam and the applicant’s country. In addition to the documents specified in (I), the applicant must submit a note verbal or an official letter from the relevant agencies of the US Government, Embassies or Consulates accredited to the United States, and international organizations..

    II/ Processing Time: Five business days are required to process visa applications with approval. Expedited processing requires one to two business days after the Embassy has received the application (additional fee required).

    Note: Please keep the tracking numbers of the envelopes to and from the Embassy. When the above deadlines have passed, use the tracking number to check with the mailing service first.

    Please do not make telephone inquires on the status of your application (make sure that you keep your passport number for this request) until after the 3rd business day for an expedited case and the 7th business day for a regular case.

    The Embassy will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, Vietnamese and US holidays 2008. Please take account of the observed holidays in planning for your visa application and travel.

    II ) Get visa on arrival at the airport

    To get Vietnam visa on arrival, You must give us the information by submitting Vietnam visa application form or send us an email:

    1 - We will advise your case and enclose a credit payment form. You need to fill in and send back to us by fax . Or you can scan and send it by mail.

    2- After receiving your credit payment form or Bank receipt for your payment, we will start the procedure.

    3- After 3 days (normal) or 1 day (urgent), we will send you the visa approval letter. You need to print it, bring it along when traveling to Vietnam. Some airlines requires this letter and you will show it to get on board.

    4- When you arrive at the airport, with this approval letter, you'll be able to get visa at Immigration desk.

    Click here to fill out our online visa application form or just drop us an email with your information to

    For further information, please contact the Visa Section at

    Phone: +84 904 124 997  during 08:30 - 12:00 AM and 13:30 - 18:30 PM Monday through Friday


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