How to get a VISA TO VIETNAM? ➡️ E-visa 2022

How to get Visa to Vietnam? E-Visa to Vietnam, Visa to Vietnam, Approval letter for Vietnam Visa.

1. Entry conditions (2022)
2. 30 days e-visa to Vietnam
3. Tourist visa to Vietnam
4. How to get a visa?
5. Visa on arrival (VOA)
6. Visa exemption
7. Video tutorial for visa

Vietnam completely opened to international tourism on March 15, 2022.

    • Already on November 17, 2021, the first plane landed in Vietnam with several foreign tourists after a long 20 months, when the borders were closed to tourists due to the pandemic situation. From November 2021, it was possible to get to Vietnam, but under certain conditions and regulations, such as traveling with a tour, staying in a certain area… In this first phase, only a few thousand foreign tourists came to Vietnam. It was not possible to go to Vietnam even for a 1-month tourist visa, but that is changing.
    • However, Vietnam completely opened to international tourism on March 15, 2022 after the announcement by the Ministry of Tourism (more here). Tourist visas, which can be processed online, was already launeched and it is easy to obtain this visa online. Vietnamese and international airlines are gradually renewing flights to Vietnam and from Vietnam. It is not necessary to have vaccination against the Covid to Vietnam.

From March 15 2022, the following rules will apply to entry into Vietnam:

1. You must have travel insurance that covers costs of at least $10,000 (including Covid)

2. You must monitor your health for the first 10 days in Vietnam

icon-exclamation-circle It is not necessary to have a vaccination against Covid or a test for Covid in Vietnam, this obligation has disappeared. It is not even necessary to have a tracking application in your mobile and a health declaration, this is also canceled
. If you register during your stay in Vietnam that you may have symptoms of Covid, you must immediately call the Vietnam Medical Line 1900 3228. Here is also a list of authorized testing facilities where you can have tested or possibly diagnosed at Covid. I would also like to point out that these conditions may change in the near future (they have changed already several times). I will gradually update the information if necessary. Updated May 21, 2022.


How do you get a cheapest tourist visa for Vietnam?

    • If you want to visit Vietnam, you probably need a visa, otherwise you will not be allowed into the country. The best way how do you get a cheapest visa for Vietnam is to buy the approval letter (Visa on Arrival „VOA“) or buy E-visa (single entry, 1 month, new from Ferbruary 2017) on the internet. Vietnam allows nationals of 24 countries to enter Vietnam without a visa for varying time periods, some countries are members of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). More information below in this article.

E-visa for 30 days (single entry) available also in 2022.

    • Vietnam launched e-visa in February 1, 2017 for visitors from 80 countries (updated on February 20, 2019). Foreign tourists to Vietnam can have their visas emailed. E-visa will be issued by the immigration authority via digital transactions for foreigners wanting to enter Vietam. It can be used once and is valid for no longer than 30 days (Single entry, $ 25). In October 2018, Vietnam extends e-visa policy for foreign tourists until 2021.

This single entry e-visa (only for 1 month) can be requested online icon-angle-double-down 
or you can use (official websites, confirmed by Vietnamese ministry of culture, sport and tourism). A picture of the homepage of the National web portal of immigration icon-angle-double-down

National web portal of immigration, here you can obtain your 1-month single entry E-visa to Vietnam.

Phu Quoc island in southern Vietnam
– you can visit this island without a Vietnamese visa for up to 30 days for tourist purposes. Tourists must arrive and leave across an international border crossing. If you arrive at Phu Quoc island without a Vietnamese visa you can not continue traveling into Vietnam.


Vietnam offers 4 types of the tourist visas in 2022:


– single entry for $ 25/ 1 person (you can enter and exit Vietnam only one time)
– this type of visa (E-visa) can be requested here: or


– multiple entry for $ 50 / 1 person (you can enter and exit Vietnam multiple times)
– you need to buy an approval letter

3. VISA FOR 3 MONTHS (90 days)

– single entry for $ 25/ 1 person (you can enter and exit Vietnam only one time)
– you need to buy an approval letter

4. VISA FOR 3 MONTHS (85 – 87 days)

– multiple entry for $ 50 / 1 person (you can enter and exit Vietnam multiple times)
– you need to buy an approval letter

+ VISA FOR 6 months (US citizens)

– for $ 95 / 1 person (customer need exit Vietnam after each 3 months during valid time of visa in 6 motnhs)

+ VISA FOR 12 months (US citizens)

– for $ 135 / 1 person (customer need exit Vietnam after each 3 months during valid time of visa in 1 year)

25. 8. 2016 – Vietnam VOA and visa stamp fee for USA passport:
– from 25. 8. 2016, all kind of Vietnam visa for USA passport holder is 1 year following new rule of Vietnam Immigration Dept, detail as below:
> For DL-tourist visa, 1 year, stamp fee is $ 135, customer just need apply for USA DL tourist visa option, using this visa kind, customer need exit Vietnam after each 3 months during valid time of visa in 1 year (information from

Visa for Vietnam can be obtained in these 3 following ways:

1. E-VISA (only for 1 month, single entry, $25)

    • New from February 1 2017, valid only for 1 month stay in Vietnam. This type of visa can be requested here: or Visitors with e-visas can touch down at any of Vietnam’s eight international airports, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang in the central region. They can also arrive via various international border gates, and via sea ports across the country.

icon-angle-double-righticon-angle-double-right List of 80 Countries that allowed E-visa issuing (updated on February 20, 2019)
icon-angle-double-righticon-angle-double-right List of Ports that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa (updated on February 2019).


    • Use the services of the certified dealers, you can try or To receive Vietnam visa upon arrival you need to buy an „Approval letter“. This approval letter can be purchased from any of these companies and then you need to take this filled letter to Vietnam. You obtain the official visa at the airport in Vietnam. This procedure applies if you fly to Vietnam by plane (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang). If you come from a neighboring country, for example by bus or motorbike, this visa does not apply.



What to do when applying for a „Visa on arrival (VOA)

1. For online retailers fill out a form on their website with information about yourself, entry, residence time, etc…. Only a few details, nothing complicated, it is very easy. DL – tourist visa / DN – business visa.

2. Pay a fee with a credit card or Paypal for an „approval letter“, according to what type of Vietnamese visa you have chosen. Check the website of the agencies for the price list.

3. Then you should get an „Approval letter“ via email (it takes about 2 days) – print 2 copies of this letter and together with two passport photos, submit them upon arrival at the immigration office in the airport in Vietnam.

4. As well as the approval letter, you also need to fill out a simple entry and exit form for arrival visa and attach a passport photo. You can get this form on the plane before landing in Vietnam, or at the airport in Vietnam. If you want to save a few minutes, you can download it here and fill it in beforehand. Download the form from here:


5. Print your approval letter (2x) and a visa arrival form, and take 2 passport photos.

After arriving in Vietnam (in the case of Visa on arrival):

When you arrive at the airport in Vietnam go to the immigration office (immigration office in Hanoi and immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city), submit the approval letter and the visa arrival form with 2 passport photos. They will propably send you to the next window to pay for the type of visa you have chosen (it is a good idea to already have Vietnamese currency preferably the correct amount, or you can pay with US dollars). Wait a while and then you will receive a Vietnamese visa with your passport. The waiting period depends a bit on the number of tourists… the workload on the officials… Personally, when I was queing up in Hanoi I was about 10th in line with 30 other travelers and I waited about an hour.

The price of a Visa for Vietnam (in the case of Visa on arrival):

So for example using the company, for a one month stay with single entry, the price for a Vietnamese visa will be approximately – $ 12 (for execution of the letter) + $ 25 for the type of visa ($ 25 you pay at the Airport) – a total of $ 37. For a larger number of applications the cost of one application decreases slightly. See the price lists on the websites of agencies. – the best price for an approval letter and for providing a visa ($ 12 / 1 month / 1 person, single entry) and gives fast processing, proven services and online payment with credit card or Paypal. – low price ($ 17 / 1 month / 1 person, single entry) for approval letter and for providing a visa, fast processing, proven services and online payment.

The prices shown are only for providing the approval letter. To get the Vietnam visa you pay for this at the airport in Vietnam! When entering Vietnam you must have a valid passport for at least 6 months! You have already visa to Vietnam, but you are looking for flight ticket and accommodation for first days in Vietnam?


Frequently Asked Questions about visa to Vietnam:

1. It is legal to obtain a Visa on arrival?

Yes, obtaining a Visa on arrival is legal and authenticated procedure that is used by many travelers who are going to Vietnam. Immigration office at Vietnamese airports receive these visas, and they accept them. In 2014 there was a problem with Air France, they did not accept visa for some time. The problem was already removed, and the company already accept these online visas. To be 100% sure that the airline accept the invitation letter (online visa)? Contact the air company!

2. When can I come to Vietnam and leave him?

Upon you get an approval letter you can enter Vietnam a couple of days later. It is not possible to enter Vietnam before you get an approval letter. Visa will be valid for the type of visa you requested (1 or 3 months). You can leave Vietnam in any time during this period.
For example:
– I have a visa for one month, but after 10 days I can leave Vietnam.
– I have a visa for three months, but after 45 days I decide to leave Vietnam.

3. I´am traveling to Vietnam with the children, need the approval letter?

If you are traveling to Vietnam with the children, you need to apply for approval letter. If you flying on one passportm, you will not pay at the airport in Vietnam fee for granting visas.

4. I´am only going through the Vietnam airport, I need a visa?

If you stay only a few hours at the airport in Vietnam, and continue to another country, you don´t need a Vietnam visa. But you need to stay in transit zone. If you must leave this zone to pick up the luggage, contact the appropriate personnel at the airport. If you already leave the airport for a few hours, it is necessary to have a Vietnam visa.

5. Can I use a visa on arrival, if you arrive by land from the neighboring countries?

No, visa on arrival can be used only if you arrive by plane to Vietnam. If you travel eg. on a motorbike or by bus from Laos, Cambodia, China, you need to visit relevant Embassy in these countries.

6. How long time take the execution of the approval letter to Vietnam?

Process takes usually 2-3 days, sometimes it can be done already 2nd day, read the information on the websites of companies. If you pay more, the companies deal this letter urgently, in a matter of hours. Prices are listed on websites. e.g. – handling an approval letter of the single-visa for one month during half a day costs $ 23.

7. There are different prices of the approval letter on many websites, why?

The approval letter for visa on arrivals – many online travel agencies from Vietnam sell the approval letter. The price for this approval letter is nowhere legally fixed, therefore, the price can be different. Price may be $8 but also $30.

8. How long does it take to get an online 1-month e-visa to Vietnam?

Mostly it is handled within 3 days, but there may be exceptions. Sometimes it is settled by the 2nd day, sometimes even the 3rd day may not be handled. Again, it is recommended to obtain your e-visa about 3 weeks before departure. If the e-visa is not delivered, try contacting online support (but no one can guarantee that you will be contacted).

9. Did you fill your wrong personal information in the online form for 1-month visa?

It can happen to anyone, you will find that you have wrote your personal information incorrectly when filling out an online form. What to do in this case? Again, as above – contact Visa online support.

10. Do I need to have a 1-month online visa to Vietnam printed?

Yes, you must have this e-visa printed on the road. You will be proving this by entering Vietnam. I recommend you to make a photocopy, but also a backup somewhere in your online storage/cloud.

11. How can I check my e-Visa result?

To check an e-Visa (1 month) result, follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the page:
Step 2: Provide the required information, including registration code, email and date of birth, to check and print your e-Visa result.
– Registration code must be saved in order to check and print e-Visa.
– No email will be sent regarding e-Visa results.

12. What photos are required for the application of 1-month e-visa?

Two photos of the applicant must be uploaded:
– Portrait photo (4x6cm): Looking straight and without glasses.
– Passport data page: Full page including photo, personal information and ICAO lines.

13. How can I apply to stay in Vietnam for longer than my e-Visa permits?

After entering Vietnam by e-Visa, you can request an agency/organization/individual in Vietnam to guarantee your stay and apply on your behalf for a new visa at the Vietnam Immigration Department in accordance with Section 1, Article 16 of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam.

14. What is the minimum passport expiry date required to apply for an e-Visa?

 According to Vietnam Law, the visa expiry date must be at least 30 days before the passport expiry date. Therefore, an e-Visa expiry date must also be at least 30 days before the passport expiry date.

15. If I use my e-Visa to enter/exit Vietnam, what do I have to do at the checkpoint?

 E-Visa holders must present the printed e-Visa and valid passport at the checkpoint.

16. We also travel to Laos and Cambodia, how do we get e-visa for these countries?

E-visa to Laos and Cambodia can also be obtained online. Valid for a stay of up to 30 days. The official e-visa site for Laos > and the official e-visa site for Cambodia > There is a lot of additional informations on e-visa for these countries, I recommend to read these informations.


Vietnam allows nationals of 23 countries to enter Vietnam without a visa for varying time periods, most of the countries being members of the ASEAN.

Citizens of the following 23 countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam (allowed length of stay in days is shown in parentheses): Belarus (15), Brunei (14), Cambodia (30), Denmark* (15), Finland* (15), France (15), Germany (15), Indonesia (30), Italy (15), Japan* (15), Kyrgyzstan (30), Laos (30), Malaysia (30), Myanmar (14), Norway* (15), Philippines (21), Russia* (15), Singapore (30), South Korea* (15), Spain (15), Sweden* (15), Thailand (30), United Kingdom (15)
* required to hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival and they also must make 30 day pause between two arrivals.


U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh:
Address: U.S. Consulate General 4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: (+84) (8) 822-9434

British embassy in Hanoi:
Address: 4th floor. 31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Phone: (+84) (4) 39360500

Australian embassy in Ho Chi Minh City:
Address: 5th Floor, The Landmark Building 5B Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: +84-8 3829 6035

Canadian embassy in Hanoi:
Address: 31 Hung Vuong Street, Hanoi
Phone: (+84) (4) 734 5000

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Vietnam


What to do in case of lost or stolen passport?

If your travel documents are stolen or you lose it, you need to contact police and then go to your embassy in Hanoi. It is recommended for the first time to call your embassy.

– 2 color photographs with dimensions of 3.5 x 4.5 cm
– police report on the event issued by Vietnam police
– a copy of a lost / stolen passport (if you have one)
– money for payment the fee according to the current exchange rate

Vietnam Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details:

You want enter into Vietnam?
What can you bring or what can be exported?
You must comply with Vietnamese Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations.


– 2 l spirits or wine, 3 l of beer, 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars, 500 grams of tobacco, 5 kg of tea, 3 kg of coffee and personal jewelry
– electronics, precious metals, gems and videotapes – must be declared on arrival
– the total value of imported goods should not exceed $ 300
– dogs and cats need both a good health and a rabies certificate


– weapons, explosives, firecrackers, pornographic and „politically objectionable“ materials
– cigarettes above the permissible limit, antiques, drugs

Bying all the items that could be considered antiques – keep your receipts for any customs control. Antiquities can be exported only with a permit from the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, the currency of Vietnam, protected animals, reptiles and birds.The requirement to prove sufficient funds to stay in Vietnam is not fixed.

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong): No restrictions.
Amounts exceeding 15 000 000 VND – must be declared on arrival.
Foreign currencies: No restrictions.
Amounts exceeding $ 5 000 (or equivalent) – must be declared on arrival.
Amounts under $ 5 000 (or equivalent) to be deposited in credit institutions and branches of foreign banks must also be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong): No restrictions.
Amounts exceeding 15 000 000 VND – must be declared on departure.
Foreign currencies: No restrictions.

Amounts exceeding $ 5 000 (or equivalent) – must be declared upon. Proof of expenses is required.

How to fill-in the e-visa application form in the National web portal of immigration (only 1-month e-visa, single entry). Watch video tutorial (official video of VN immigration department)icon-angle-double-down 

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