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1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens | Vietnam visa regulations 2018

Vietnam has offered the priority for US citizens to visit Vietnam for many times during 1 year after the trip of Barack Obama president to Vietnam in April 2016.

Vietnam Government only offers 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens?

According to the Immigration law of Vietnam in 2014, Vietnam offered 3 month-tourist visa for citizens of United States of America as maximum. Not only that, US citizens find hard to extend Vietnam visa after 3 months.

As a result of this, United States of America has claimed many times about this policy of Vietnam which creates many hindrances for US citizens.

On 11th April 2016, the Embassy of United States of America has announced on their website. It is stated: “National Assembly of Vietnam has approved to offer 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens as well as business visa type”. However, this policy has been effective since 25th Aug 2016.

Interestingly, until now Vietnam has issued 3 month-tourist visa type for almost travelers world-wide. Therefore, only American passengers can get 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens.

1-year Vietnam visa for American

What benefits that US citizens can get from the policy of Vietnam visa?

1-year Vietnam tourist visa brings many benefits to US citizens. By this, US passport holders are able to enter Vietnam with tourist, conference purposes or working with Vietnamese businesses without limitations.

Getting 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens at Vietnam airports

This way is very efficient for those who live far away from Vietnam Embassy, efficient. Especially, there is no difference in validity of Visa between applying at Embassy and Vietnam Visa on arrival. Furthermore, this method is valid for both tourist and business types. The applicants can follow 3 simple steps as below to get Vietnam Visa in fast and cheap way:

Firstly, you just need to fill your information and your arrival date, arrival airport at

Next, you will receive the approval letter within 24-48 hours. In case you need the approval less than 30 minutes, please click to “emergency service”.

Finally, print the approval letter and get Visa sticker on your passport at Vietnam airports.

How does 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens work?

The validity of Vietnam visa based on the arrival date stated in the approval letter. For example, you choose your arrival date is as 01st Jan 2018 then your Visa will be valid from 01st Jan 2018 to 01st Jan 2019. However, if you visit in Vietnam later 01st Jan 2018, your Vietnam visa is still valid until 01st Jan 2019.

Especially, for those who hold 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens must leave out of Vietnam after 90 days then re-enter again without visa. It does means that you are unable to stay in Vietnam during 1 year without leaving out. Regards to the entry’s validity of 1-year Vietnam tourist visa, there is no limitation. In details, you are able to enter and leave out of Vietnam for many times.

How much for 1-year Vietnam tourist visa?

The processing fee of 1-year Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens costs: 54 USD. Besides, US passengers have to pay for Vietnam Government amount of 135 USD as stamping fee to get Vietnam visa sticker onto passport.

Regards to Vietnam visa fee of 1 month, 3 month or 6 month tourist as well as business types, please click here for further details.

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