Most visitors are required to obtain valid visas to enter Vietnam. Entry visas can be obtained at Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam in many countries.
The requirements to obtain visas at Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam will include:
You are required to send the above documentations and payment for visa stamp fee to the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam which is most convenient to you. You will be replied by post, therefore, make sure you provide stamped envelops with your name and correct mailing address.
Visas may also be obtained upon arrival for those who are invitees of competent Vietnamese companies or for tourists traveling on package tours organized by Vietnamese tour operators.
It is easier to obtain visas by using visa arrangement services provided by Vietnamese travel agencies. The necessary information to be provided to the travel agencies include:
For overseas Vietnamese overseas, the following information is required:
Visa Extension: this service is available at all travel agencies.
Visa Exemption: Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Laos. Vietnam also made a unilateral decision on visa exemption for citizens of Japan and Korea.