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Do Canadians need a visa for Vietnam? | Vietnamese visa

Are you planning to visit or work in Vietnam from Canada? Do Canadians need a visa for Vietnam? This page is designed to point you out all Vietnam visa’s regulations!

Do Canadians need a visa for Vietnam? – Vietnam Immigration regulations 

If you are holding Canada passport or you are citizens of countries which does not belong to the Vietnam visa exemption list then you must obtain a Vietnam visa which has still been valid so as to enter Vietnam legitimately.

However, Vietnam visa is not compulsory in cases Canadian passengers take transit in transit halls, areas for less than 24 hours in Vietnam.

How to get Vietnam visa for Canadians? – Vietnamese visa

There are 2 ways to get Vietnam visa from Canada:

1) Get Vietnam visa at the airports with a low cost and you do not have to send out your passport.

Visa picked up at Vietnam airports is an efficient and safe method for those who live far away from Vietnam Embassy and do not want to send passport via post. This way has become legal since 2012.

How to get Vietnam visa at the airports? Please enter the link:  so as to fill-up onto the online application form. Then, you will receive the approval letter from Vietnam Immigration department within 24 hours via email. After that, you need to bring this approval letter, 2 passport photos and stamping fee to get visa stamp at Vietnam airports upon arrival.

Interestingly, “getting Vietnam visa at the airports” is also valid for working visa in order to work in Vietnam. The duration of working visa is valid from 1 month up to 1 year.

What is benefit with this method? No passport send-out and you do not have to join any interview as well as the percentage of failure is Zero.

2) Apply documents at Vietnam Embassy in Ottawa to get Vietnam visa

Please prepare invitation letter from Vietnamese friends, spouse as well as the visa fee, application form, passport photo to Vietnam Embassy office. The procedure takes 5 to 7 working days and you have to submit with the original passport. If you send documents via post, please also pay the return fee – 35 USD/envelope. The current Vietnam visa at Embassy is 133 USD for adult and 115 USD for children under 12 years old (travel visa- 1 month valid).

* ** Address of Vietnam Embassy in Canada

Address: 470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6M8, Canada.
Tel: (1613) 2360772
Fax: (1613) 2362704
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Proposal to offer Vietnam visa-free entry for Canadians

Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism have suggested the office of Vietnam Government to offer an easier visa procedure for 9 countries. In details, these countries includes: France, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand as well as India and Canada.

In order to explain why these 9 countries but not others, Tourist Consultant Assembly has proved that Australian and New Zealand passengers are potential customers to visit and stay for a long time in Vietnam. Similarly, Canadian tourists listed in the tops of international travelers to Vietnam. Therefore, offer free visa entry for these countries will be promulgated in the near future.