What is Vietnam visa?
Vietnam visa is an endorsement which indicates tourists are fully enabled to enter Vietnam legally during an allowance period of time.
Normally, there are two types of Visa that tourists can obtain: a loose-leaf Visa or visa is stick on the passport. Interestingly, both these type of Visas are legal according to the Vietnam Immigration law. The most common visa types are business and tourist ones.
List of nationalities which are exempted from Vietnam visa requirement
Besides the 5 year-visa program for Vietnamese who are obtaining foreign passports or for those who get marriage with Vietnamese spouses, there are also Bilateral and Unilateral agreements.
Currently, Vietnam Government is offering waiver program for 9 ASEAN countries (30 days free-entry except Brunei and Philippines) and Sweden, Norway, Denmark, South Korea as well as Japan, Russia, Finland, Kyrgyzstan with different length of stays.
Regards to the waiver program for citizens of UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, South Korea as well as Japan, Russia, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, the allowance of stay is 15 days as maximum. This policy has been valid until 01st July 2018 and has been approved by National Assembly of Vietnam.
Besides normal passports, those who are holding diplomatic or official passports are exempted from Vietnam visa: Argentina, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arad Emirates (U.A.E), Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.
There is no fee upon arrival at all ports of Vietnam
After working in this field for over 10 years, the most common question from our customers is that: “is there any fee at the airport if passport holders do not need Vietnam visa?”
In return to this concern, we would like to clarify for you that there is no fee that you have to pay at Vietnam ports (applied for airports, landing ports and sea ports). The only thing that you have to do is filling your information onto the entry and exit form at the Immigration desks.
How to apply Vietnam visa outside Vietnam?
If you need to stay more than the allowance days of Visa waiver, please click here to gain the approval letter from the Immigration department.