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Getting Your Vietnam E-Visa: A Step-by-Step Guide

ABROADER October 25, 2023 5 minutes read

From 15th August 2023, citizens of all countries and territories around the world can apply for electronic visas (e-visas) to enter Vietnam and enjoy the 90-day e-visa duration, valid for multiple entries. What great news for tourists, businesspeople, and international students who would like to enter Vietnam for vacation, business trip, or internships and study […]

From 15th August 2023, citizens of all countries and territories around the world can apply for electronic visas (e-visas) to enter Vietnam and enjoy the 90-day e-visa duration, valid for multiple entries.

What great news for tourists, businesspeople, and international students who would like to enter Vietnam for vacation, business trip, or internships and study tours! Vietnam is now open to a new e-visa policy which allows longer stay and multiple entries. We will walk you through detailed and informative guidance about Vietnam e-visa applications. Let’s get started!

Facts about Vietnam E-visa

Vietnam’s e-visa is one of the visa types offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country. The e-visa is valid for 90 days, and multiple entry. As of 15th August 2023, Vietnam’s e-visa is available to all countries/territories around the world.

Travelers can apply directly for e-visas at Vietnam e-Visa Official Website

With an e-visa, international visitors are allowed to enter the country through one of the following 33 checkpoints:

Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi)Tay Trang Border Gate (Dien Bien)Hon Gai Seaport (Quang Ninh)
Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)Mong Cai Border Gate (Quang Ninh)Cam Pha Seaport (Quang Ninh)
Cam Ranh Airport (Khanh Hoa)Huu Nghi Border Gate (Lang Son)Hai Phong Seaport (Hai Phong)
Da Nang Airport (Da Nang)Lao Cai Border Gate (Lao Cai)Vung Ang Seaport (Ha Tinh)
Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong)Na Meo Border Gate (Thanh Hoa)Chan May Seaport (Thua Thien Hue)
Can Tho Airport (Can Tho)Nam Can Border Gate (Nghe An)Da Nang Seaport (Da Nang)
Phu Quoc Airport (Kien Giang)Cau Treo Border Gate (Ha Tinh)Nha Trang Seaport (Khanh Hoa)
Phu Bai Airport (Thua Thien Hue)Cha Lo Border Gate (Quang Binh)Quy Nhon Seaport (Binh Dinh)
Van Don Airport (Quang Ninh)La Lay Border Gate (Quang Tri)Dung Quat Seaport (Quang Ngai)
Tho Xuan Airport (Thanh Hoa)Lao Bao Border Gate (Quang Tri)Vung Tau Seaport (Ba Ria-Vung Tau)
Dong Hoi Airport (Quang Binh)Bo Y Border Gate (Kon Tum)Ho Chi Minh City Seaport (Ho Chi Minh City)
Phu Cat Airport (Binh Dinh)Moc Bai Border Gate (Tay Ninh)Duong Dong Seaport (Kien Giang)
Lien Khuong Airport (Lam Dong)Xa Mat Border Gate (Tay Ninh) 
Tinh Bien Border Gate (An Giang) 
Vinh Xuong Land and Waterway Border Gate (An Giang) 
 Ha Tien Border Gate (Kien Giang) 
Note: Your entry checkpoint must be exact, otherwise, your entry could be refused.

Vietnam E-visa Requirements

To apply for an Evisa for Vietnam, you must make sure that:

  1. Your passport is valid for at least 6 months following arrival date and has at least 02 blank pages;
  2. You have a soft copy of a passport-size photo 
  3. You have soft copies of your passport information page which must be full and clear;
  4. You have an exact entry port;
  5. You have a credit/debit card to make payment online for E-visa fee, (American Express card is not accepted).

Notes: Many applicants experience delays in their Vietnam E-visa applications due to errors in the information they submitted on the official website, such as low-quality photos or incorrect names that do not match ICAO guidelines.

Passport photo requirements:

  • The photo size should be 4 x 6 cm (standard Vietnam photography size) or 2 x 2 inches.
  • The photos should be identical, taken within the past 06 months.
  • The photos must be in color, printed on bond paper or professional photo paper.
  • They must be full face, front view with a solid, plain bright background.
  • A hat or headgear must be kept out unless it must be worn for religious purposes.
  • The outfit with the exception of religious attire should not be worn.
  • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons.
  • In some exceptional cases, consistent objects like prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar items are still accepted.
  • No smile. Just keep a neutral expression.

Passport Information Page

Vietnam E-visa processing time

It normally takes 03 working days to receive the e-visa result; however, the processing time may be affected by a large number of applicants or public holidays. As such, you should consider applying for this kind of visa 2 -3 weeks before departure.

Vietnam E-visa application fee

An E-visa for Vietnam costs 25 USD for a single-entry E-visa or 50 USD for a multiple-entry E-visa. This fee is not refunded if your application is refused or your visa letter contains any wrong details that have been provided by you in the application form.

3 steps to apply for Vietnam E-visa Online

👉Step 1: Complete the Vietnam evisa application form online, by following the steps below:

  • Access to the Vietnam e-visa online official website 
  • Complete your Vietnam eVisa application form online with the required information
  • Verify your information, and then you will get a registration code (which will be also sent to your registered email).

👉Step 2: Make payment online for the e-visa fee

👉 Step 3: Check status and download your e-visa for Vietnam after around 3-5 working days.

Watch this video for more visual, step-by-step guidance for an easy visa application!

Check Vietnam E-visa status

Here are the steps to check your Vietnam E-visa application status and download it when the E-visa is issued.

  1. Go to this website. Fill in the information to check the result
  2. See the Application status. If it is a Granted visa, you can see your E-visa by clicking on the Green arrow next to the Print visa.
  3. Click on the Download icon to download your e-visa.

Tips: When receiving the e-visa result, you should:

  1. Check carefully the accuracy of the personal information on your E-visa result (Name, passport number, entry date, entry checkpoint, etc,.)
  2. Keep a copy of your E-visa on your phone and print out one copy to put in your hand luggage

In a Nutshell

If you plan to go to Vietnam for an international internship or short study tour program, a visa should never be a pain to your plan! 

We hope this blog will help you navigate your travel plan to visit Vietnam and encourage you to travel and learn more about our country!

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8 months ago

Very helpful!

6 months ago

Can I travel by plane to multiple within Vietnam cities with a single entry e-visa?

Thank you

4 months ago
Reply to  Sheri

yes, you can

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