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Vietnam visa for Portuguese – Política de vistos do Vietnã

Why you need Vietnam visa for Portuguese to visit Vietnam legitimately? How to gain Vietnam visa from Portugal? Taxa de visto do Vietnã.

Vietnam visa policy – Why you need Vietnam visa for Portuguese at all boundaries of Vietnam?

* General regulations (Vietnam visa policy)
Based on the Circular no.04/2016/TT-BNG of the Foreign Affairs and Trade about the entry and exit of foreign passengers, all passengers who are non-Vietnamese must have passport ( or travel document) and visa so as to be able to enter and exit out of Vietnam.

Interestingly, in the past Vietnam visa had been valid for less than 12 months. However, Vietnam visa currently has a validity of 1 month up to 5 years based on purpose of entry. Similarly, who want to visit ASEAN countries and want to enter and exit out Vietnam for many times can choose multiple Vietnam visa type.

Regards to the foreign passengers who do not need Vietnam visa, currently Vietnam has been offering for 13 countries (Unilateral Agreement from Vietnam side) and 79 countries (Bilateral Agreements).

* Explain why Portuguese passengers must obtain Vietnam visa for Portuguese:
Until now, Portugal does not belong to the list of Vietnam visa waiver program. This brings to the result that all citizens who come from Portugal or has Portugal passports must show up Vietnam visa for Portuguese at all Immigration desks of Vietnam at all frontiers.

How to get Vietnam visa for Portuguese? Como obter visto para o Vietnã?

In general, there are 2 legal methods to obtain Vietnam visa: Visa upon arrival and Visa from Vietnam Embassy. However, Visa on arrival is the optimal method.

1) Vietnam visa upon arrival – Como tirar o visto para o Vietnã pela internet

Nowadays, “Vietnam visa upon arrival” is the optimal method so as to gain Vietnam visa in hands fast and secure. Even it is not from Embassy of Vietnam but it works legally according to the Vietnamese immigration law.

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.

2) Apply Vietnam visa for Portuguese at the 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.

Vietnam Embassy information for Portuguese – Informação da Embaixada do Vietname

We are sorry to inform with you that there is no Embassy of Vietnam or the Consulate has been valid in Portugal until now. But for those, who are Portuguese and working outside Portugal can go to the Embassy which closed to their accommodations to apply visa directly.

In case you meet any problems when travelling in Vietnam and need any supports, please contact to your Embassy located in Vietnam for further assistance here.