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Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers – Vietnam visa waiver program

Is Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers not obligatory at Vietnam borders? Vietnam has offer a visa waiver program for Malaysian passengers.

Why travelers from Malaysia do not need Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers?

Up to now, Vietnam has signed the bilateral agreements with 68 countries and territories. In specific, the agreements between Vietnam and 62 countries has been effective. This agreement includes visa-entry for enter and exit out of country as well as take a transit at that country. In terms of the period, it is counted from the arrival date of country’s destination.

In particular, Vietnam has also joined to the visa-free travel agreement for ASEAN citizens since 2006 which includes 10 countries and Malaysia become one out of 10 countries  in this. Therefore, Vietnam Government does not require Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers to Malaysian travelers who go to Vietnam for working or traveling for less than 30 days.

More specific, according to the ASEAN framework agreement on Visa exemption citizens of 10 countries are eligible to travel member countries without Visa.

Which case that Malaysians need Vietnam visa for Malaysian? Vietnam visa policy

Malaysia passport holders need to obtain Vietnam visa in case they want to work or stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days.

Furthermore, those who want to work in Vietnam for more than 3 months must obtain work permit. In this case Vietnam visa for Malaysian passenger is necessary document so as to gain Vietnam work permit.

How to get Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers?

There are 2 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers:

First of all: fill-in your information directly at:

After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department within 24 hours (normal service). It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.

Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.

  • Apply Vietnam visa for Malaysian passengers at Embassy of Vietnam

Applicants who have enough documents such as the invitation letter from legal Vietnamese partners, flight ticket can apply in person at Embassy.

The procedure at Embassy normally takes from 5 to 7 working days. Also, delivery fee is required to pay in advance to send back to applicants. However, this way is not guaranteed 100% that you can gain Vietnam visa because the Embassy can deny you in some cases. Therefore, the ultimate method is “Visa on arrival”.

Vietnam Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Address: No.4 Persiaran Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (603) 21484858, (603) 21484036
Fax:  (603) 21483270
Email: [email protected]