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E-visa & Visa Requirements to Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to your passport to Vietnam!

Whether you’re planning an epic adventure through the bustling streets of Hanoi, the serene beauty of Halong Bay, or the historic wonders of Ho Chi Minh City, understanding the passport and visa requirements is your first step to this captivating Southeast Asian destination.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll navigate the intricacies of Vietnam’s entry regulations, providing critical insights, tips, and the latest updates to ensure your journey to this culturally rich and visually stunning country is nothing short of spectacular.

So, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s embark on a visa and passport adventure to Vietnam!

E-visa & Visa Requirements


You will need a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining beyond your intended departure date from Vietnam.

Ensure you have at least one blank page in your passport for the visa stamp.

Visa Requirements:

It’s time to spill the visa-vibe beans, travel enthusiasts!

Now, typically, when you’re heading to Vietnam, you’ve got to score a visa from one of their diplomatic missions unless you’re rocking that visa-exempt or e-visa-eligible passport.

But hold on, the pandemic hit, and Vietnam was like, “Nope, we’re locking the visa drawer.”

Fast forward to March 15, 2022 – Vietnam threw open its doors and dusted off its entry and exit policies, but there was a little hitch.

Those 90-day visas you used to grab from consular offices?

Well, they played a disappearing act.

However, Vietnam’s lawmakers decided to throw us a bone, and on June 24, they nodded to beef up those e-visas.

Come August 1, your e-visa will be your best friend for 90 days instead of the standard 30.

It’s like an extended VIP backstage pass to the land of pho and picturesque landscapes!

Visa Exemption

Guess what, world travelers? Vietnam just cranked up the welcome meter!

Well, pack your bags and passport holders from these 25 fabulous countries because Vietnam is rolling out the red carpet!

You don’t need a visa to strut your stuff in this Southeast Asian paradise, including all you fantastic ASEAN nationals.

The catch? Your maximum stay depends on where you’re from – they’ve got it all figured out:

Visa-Free PeriodCountries
90 daysChile, Panama
45 daysBelarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
30 daysCambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand
21 daysPhilippines
14 daysBrunei

If you’re rocking a passport from the magical lands of China, Cuba, or even North Korea, and it’s got that “for public affairs” endorsement, you’re in the exclusive no-visa-needed club for Vietnam.

Now, here’s the juicy bit – Vietnam’s been sending out some visa love notes.

They signed a visa waiver agreement with Kazakhstan, and it’s like that shiny, new gadget you can’t wait to unwrap on your birthday.

It’s all set for action, but you’ve got to hold onto your excitement a little longer because it’s yet to take the stage. Stay tuned for visa-free adventures with Kazakhstan!

So, whether you’re in for a quick fling or a long-term love affair with Vietnam, there’s a visa-free stay waiting for you.

Enjoy the pho, explore the stunning landscapes, and make memories for a lifetime!

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Your country is not showing in the table? Don’t worry!

Vietnam also offers eVisas for tourists from many countries, allowing you to apply online through the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department.

The eVisa is for a single entry and allows stays of up to 90 days and with multiple entries.

For the cost of a fancy dinner, just $25, you can snag an e-visa, and it’s not just a one-time affair anymore.

Starting from August 15, 2023, these e-visas are like your all-access pass – suitable for citizens of all countries and territories, and you can rock a multiple-entry gig for up to a whopping 90 days.

It’s like the VIP backstage pass to your Vietnamese adventure!

Foreigners with e-visas can enter Vietnam via:

Entry Points (Type)Locations
International AirportsNoi Bai (Ha Noi)
 Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City)
 Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa)
 Da Nang
 Cat Bi (Hai Phong)
 Can Tho
 Phu Quoc (Kien Giang)
 Phu Bai (Thua Thien Hue)
 Van Don (Quang Ninh)
 Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa)
 Dong Hoi (Quang Binh)
 Phu Cat (Binh Dinh)
 Lien Khuong (Lam Dong)
Land Border GatesTay Trang (Dien Bien)
 Mong Cai (Quang Ninh)
 Huu Nghi (Lang Son)
 Lao Cai
 Na Meo (Thanh Hoa)
 Nam Can (Nghe An)
 Cau Treo (Ha Tinh)
 Cha Lo (Quang Binh)
 La Lay (Quang Tri)
 Lao Bao (Quang Tri)
 Bo Y (Kon Tum)
 Moc Bai (Tay Ninh)
 Xa Mat (Tay Ninh)
 Tinh Bien (An Giang)
 Vinh Xuong (An Giang)
 Ha Tien (Kien Giang)
Sea Border GatesHon Gai (Quang Ninh)
 Cam Pha (Quang Ninh)
 Hai Phong
 Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa)
 Vung Ang (Ha Tinh)
 Chan May (Thua Thien Hue)
 Da Nang
 Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa)
 Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh)
 Dung Quat (Quang Ngai)
 Vung Tau (Ba Ria – Vung Tau)
 Ho Chi Minh City
 Duong Dong (Kien Giang)

How to apply for e-visa?

Just hop online, apply for your tourist E-visa in this link, and voilà!

They’ll send you a secret code by email – your golden ticket to print your visa or access it through the hallowed halls of the official Vietnam Immigration Department’s website.

It’s like a digital passport to adventure, and you don’t even have to leave your couch.

Visa Extension:

If you are already in Vietnam and wish to extend your visa, you can apply for an extension through the Vietnam Immigration Department.

Please note that visa requirements and policies can change, so it’s essential to check with the nearest Vietnamese embassy or consulate or visit the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department for the most up-to-date information and to verify your specific requirements before planning your trip to Vietnam.

Additionally, it’s recommended to ensure your passport is in good condition and has ample blank pages, as immigration officials may be strict about these requirements.

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APEC Business Travel Card

Well, if you’ve got an APEC Business Travel Card (with the magic “VNM” stamp), you’re practically a business jet-setter superhero! Passport holders from an elite list of countries like Australia, Brunei, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand can waltz into Vietnam for business trips with a visa-free stay of up to 60 days.

It’s like having a golden key to the business kingdom – no capes required!

To sum up

As we conclude our guide to Passport and Visa Requirements for Vietnam, we hope you’re now well-equipped for your Vietnamese escapade.

Remember, your passport is your ticket to the heart of Vietnam, while the correct visa is your gateway to its vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes.

Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, consult the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest you, and make the most of electronic visa options to streamline your journey.

Whether you’re drawn to the bustling markets of Saigon, the lush green rice paddies of Sapa, or the tranquil beaches of Phu Quoc, Vietnam has something to offer every traveler.

With your passport in hand and visa squared away, your adventure awaits.

So, get ready to explore, indulge in delectable cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this beautiful country.

Safe travels, and enjoy your Vietnam experience!

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Matan Cohen

Hey there! I'm Matan, an avid lover of Hanoi. In my free time, you can usually find me exploring the city's vibrant streets, sampling the delicious local cuisine, or immersing myself in the diverse culture of Vietnam.

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