Vietnam Visa

Vietnam visa on arrival

If you want to get the Vietnam visa on arrival, you must definitely have an approval letter approved by a Vietnam registered travel agency. This is an official letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. With this letter in hand, you will be allowed to enter Vietnam, have your visa stamped at Vietnam International Airport or Vietnam Embassy/Consulate, and then you can enter and exit Vietnam within a certain period of time. In other words, the approval letter allows you to stay in Vietnam for the duration mentioned above. When you arrive, you must have your passport stamped at the Vietnam airport. 

Approval letter – How to do it?

Please find the necessary information to fill in for Vietnam visa on arrival approval letter:

  • Full first and last name on passport
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Passport number
  • Arrival date

Upon receipt of all your information as well as your fee payment which is guaranteed to be the lowest possible, please wait a maximum of 2 working days to receive the visa on arrival approval letter. If you need fast service, it will take at least 3 hours depending on Vietnam working time.

Print the letter and bring it when you arrive in Vietnam, then get your visa stamped at the airport.

Copy of Approval Letter for Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Copy of Approval Letter for Vietnam Visa on Arrival

How to Apply for Visa on Arrival to Vietnam
Click “Apply now” below, fill all required information: - Full Name/ Gender/ Date of Birth/ Nationality/ Passport Number/ Arrival Date. Or if passport information is not available at the moment, please simply leave us a message and our staff will contact you later for further details.
Make online payment or ignore the step and our staff will contact you for further details
Wait for a maximum of 2 working days for the letter of visa on arrival (if you require fast service, it will take at least 3 working hours). The letter of visa is approved by Vietnam Immigration Department with all necessary traveler details and a code
Print the letter and bring it with you to get on the flight to this country then get your visa stamped at the arrival airport.

List of international airports in Vietnam to apply for visa on arrival: 

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi – HAN)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong – HPH)
  • Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang – DAD)
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Nha Trang – CXR)
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City – SGN)

The approval letter provided by IDC Travel is issued and approved by the Immigration Department. Contact us for more information !

Vietnam Visa Fees

At arrival airport in Vietnam, you will fill a Visa application form and will have the visa stamped with your own letter of Vietnam visa on arrival, your original passport and stamping fee (depend on your length of stay):

Type of Visa Stamping Fee – $US/ 1 person
Single entry – 1 month 25 USD
Multiple entry – 1 month 50 USD
Single entry – 3 months 25 USD
Multiple entry – 3 months 50 USD

Cheaper service fee for group of 2 travelers up.

Where to Apply Visa to Vietnam

Vietnam E-visa

The electronic visa for Vietnam (e-visa Vietnam) was issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam from February 2017. This type of visa is issued online.

The advantage of this type of visa is that everything can be settled before departure. Simply fill in the Vietnam visa application form online and wait for it to be emailed to you. As a result, you will receive an actual visa, not an approval letter. The advantage is that you will not need to queue when you arrive in Vietnam. You’ll also save money, as you won’t have to pay any middlemen or pay stamping fees on arrival.

Before, the e-visa is only valid for 30 days for foreigners to enter Vietnam once (01) for tourism purposes, not for commercial or business purposes. However, the National Assembly decided in June 2023 to extend the duration of the electronic visa from 30 days to 90 days and to authorize its holder to make several entries into Vietnam during this period of validity.

Who can apply for an e-visa for Vietnam?

Currently, Vietnam applies electronic visa or e-visa for citizens of 80 countries in Vietnam, for purposes such as tourism, business investment, visiting relatives, work, marriage, … and do not stay more than 30 days. Check 80 countries in this link as well as the frequent questions of the e-visa.

Entering and exiting by e-visa

Citizens with an e-visa are allowed to enter Vietnam through any of the 33 regulated border gates. See the list in this link.

Electronic visa regulations

If you are eligible for the electronic visa for Vietnam, please refer to the regulations relating to electronic visas:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Vietnam and containing at least 2 blank pages;
  • 01 passport photo: 4x6cm format, impassive face, without glasses.
  • Electronic photocopy of passport identification page (including photo, personal information and ICAO line).
  • Bank card for online payment of electronic visa fees (American Express cards are not accepted)

The steps to apply for a Vietnam e-visa include:

  1. Visit the website > select E-visa > select For foreigners .
  2. Read the instructions and check the box “Confirmation that you have read the instructions carefully and completed the application”, then select “ Next ” to continue.
  3. Upload a photo ID and personal information page in your passport as instructed
  4. Complete online return of personal information on the return, including:
  • Full name
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Passport
  • Type of passport
  • Expiration date
  • Estimated length of stay
  • Intended address of temporary stay in Vietnam
  • Entry date
  • Front door
  • Exit door
  • Contact details: e-mail, telephone number
  1. Check the correctness of the information, then receive the verification code. Save this code somewhere easy to remember, as you will need it later
  2. Pay the e-visa service fee (USD 25) through the online platform.
  3. Visit this website again after a few days. In the search box, enter your registration code, email address and date of birth to check your e-visa processing status.
  4. Obtain the link to download and then print your e-visa once your visa application form has been approved.
  5. Present the e-visa or verification code at the Vietnam entry border gate.

E-visa Vietnam

Apply for the visa at the Vietnamese embassy/consulate abroad

You can also apply for a classic visa by applying yourself to the Vietnamese embassies or consulates in your country of origin. The request can be made directly to the embassy or by mail.

List of required documents:

  • Complete this form in 2 copies with a photo ID on each.
  • Valid passport (at least six (06) months)
  • Other documents required by the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country. Requests by e-mail can be accepted (in certain cases).
  • Fee payment method (card/cheque, etc.)

Time: The processing of a tourist visa application usually takes four or five working days.

Cost: Fees vary from embassy to embassy.

Types of Visa to Vietnam

Tourist Visa

  • 1 or 3 month single entry visa: tourists can enter once and stay in Vietnam for 30 days (1 month visa) or 90 days (3 month visa)
  • 1 or 3 month multiple entry visa: tourists can enter and/or leave Vietnam multiple times for 30 days (1 month visa) or 90 days (3 month visa)

Business Visa

  • Sponsorship letter from a licensed company in Vietnam.
  • Multiple entries and stays of three or six months are available.

Diplomatic and official Visa

  • No fees, unless otherwise agreed between Vietnam and the applicant’s country.
  •  When applying for this visa, the applicant must submit an official letter from the relevant local government organizations, embassy or consulate accredited for the country applying for the visa, international organizations or other approved organizations based in that country

Vietnam Emergency Visa

It will take 4-8 hours (working days) to get the Vietnam Emergency Visa Approval Letter depending on your nationality and urgency. Note that the Vietnam Emergency Visa service is not available on weekends and public holidays.

–  Request an urgent visa approval letter:

  • Step 1: Register online and pay the service fee
  • Step 2: Get the approval letters in 4 to 8 hours.
  • Step 3: Print all required documents, prepare 2 passport photos (passport size photos) and cash stamp duty.

–  Information to remember:

  • Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 06 months.
  • You need 2 passport photos (freshly taken, without glasses).
  • You will need to pay the stamping fee (cash) at the airport in Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Exemption Policy

From August 15, 2023, citizens of the 13 countries initially exempted from visas for 15 days will be able to stay in Vietnam without a visa for 45 days. It is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 06 months after the end of the stay to benefit from a visa exemption. Visitors from the following countries can enter without a visa and stay for the number of days indicated.


  • Brunei, Burma – 14 days.
  • Japan, South Korea (ROK) – 45 days.
  • Philippines – 21 days.
  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand – 30 days.


  • Russia, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom – 45 days.

To stay beyond this number of days, you can apply for a visa extension upon arrival in Vietnam.

If you cannot enjoy visa waiver, you can obtain the visa by the following ways: visa on arrival with the approval letter, e-visa online or via Vietnam Embassy/Consulate abroad.

Vietnam Visa Extension

It is possible to extend your visa exemption, your e-visa or your classic visa.

  • If you enter the country with a 15-day visa-free period, you can get an extension for another 15 days. You have to go through an agent and pay the extension fee.
  • If you are entering on a visa, you can get a one-time extension of 30 or 90 days, depending on the type of visa. It usually takes 3-5 working days.

Please note that you cannot return to Vietnam if you leave the country after your visa expires.

You can extend your Vietnam visa provided your total stay is less than 6 months. However, keep in mind that your visa will only be extended for one entry (maximum 3 months).

 You can extend your current visa up to 2 times.

– Necessary documents :

  • original passport
  • Residence address in Vietnam

You can extend your visa in major cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hue. The fees vary from 50 to 70 USD.

Contact us for the fastest visa service with a reasonable rate.


No. Unlike other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, visitors cannot apply for a visa upon arrival at an international airport in Vietnam without an invitation letter issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam and its acceptance. You must first obtain, print, and carry the letter. Upon arriving in this country, stamp the visa and pay the stamp fee at the arrival airport.
Normally, the approved visa letter will be sent to you within 2 to 3 working days (excluding Sunday and national holidays). In emergency cases, you can receive the letter within 4 to 8 hours.
No, you cannot. When boarding the plane, you must present an approval letter issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam. This letter is necessary to make your flight and have your visa stamped at the Vietnam airport.
Here are the 3 most common methods: Paypal, online secured payment channels with credit card or Western Union
No. Visa on arrival is only applicable for airline travel. If you want to enter Vietnam through the border gates, you must apply for a visa before arrival (at the Vietnam embassy in the country of origin).
Yes. Children must also have a visa to enter our country. If they share a passport with their parents, you must scan it before applying for a visa for your child. Contact us for more information and provide us with the requested information. If children have their own passport, they can apply for a visa with the same procedures as adults.
Yes. Photos will be required upon arrival in Vietnam. Don't forget to bring at least 2 passport photos (04 cm x 06 cm). You can also take photos at Vietnam airport for 2 USD each.
You can contact the Vietnam Immigration Department immediately for assistance or contact us to extend your visa (if your visa is overdue for less than 3 days).
Yes. You can contact us and we will take care of all the procedures to apply for a visa at the last minute. If you are arriving at the weekend, please contact us in advance.