IMMIGRATION & VISA

All participants do require VISA to visit Vietnam, except for a few exemptions listed below.

Vietnam Visa exemptions are granted to:

  • Citizens of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos for visits of 30 days at the maximum.
  • Citizens of Philippines for visits of 21 days at the maximum.
  • Citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia and Finland for visits of 15 days at the maximum.  (Note: VISA policies do change, so please double check the rules that will affect your travel.)

Apply for a TOURIST VISA, you may use the official website to get the E-VISA or one of the VISA on arrival links below.  The processing time is only 3 to 4 working days to get it. You just print out the approved E-VISA and present it (along with with 2 passport photos and $25 in cash) at the service desk immediately before going through immigration.

If you plan to stay Vietnam longer than a month, please either go to your nearest Vietnamese consulate or through the Internet (you will have to retrieve it on your arrival) at following websites:

This internet visa procedure is cheaper but it does take some time (~ 60 min) at the airport immigration office, depending on the queue. Do not forget to bring your 2 passport photos, a print out of the E-VISA paperwork you received from the service, and $25 USD in cash as required by the internet visa service.

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