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 Vietnam E-visas

Vietnam E-visas

How to get Vietnam E-visas

E-visa comparing to Visa on arrival (VOA)

List of nationalities applicable for E-visas

List of border gates that allow E-visas

On 22 November 2016, Vietnam National Assembly passed a resolution on the implementation of pilot E-visas for foreigners entering Vietnam, with 92.47% MPs’ agreement.

Resolution on pilot E-visas is implementing within 2 years as from 1st February 2017. Then, the Government report to Congress the results of implementation of this Resolution at the end of 2018 session.

The resolution regulated that E-visas is granted through electronic systems, valid for single entry, in a period of 30 days.

E-visas are applicable to citizens of eligible countries that have established diplomatic relations with Vietnam; Consistent with the economic development policies - social and foreign policy of Vietnam in each period; Without prejudice to national defense, security and order, social security of Vietnam.

On 25 January 2017, Vietnam Government has issued Decree No. 07/2017/ND-CP stipulating the order, procedures of E-visas issued for foreigners to Vietnam.

The Government also decided the list of countries applicable for pilot E-visas; list of the border gates that allow foreigners to enter and exit with E-visas.

In cases foreigners applying for conventional visas (not E-visa) they have to comply with the provisions of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam and concerned international treaties that Vietnam is a member.


E-visas Pros and Cons

Criteria E-visa Visa on arrival


Public services

Business services

Visa validity:

Maximum 30 days

Up to 3 months or 1 year (For American travelers)


Single entry only

Single entry and Multiple entries available


Full payment in advance

Only service fee paid in advance


No refund under any circumstance

Service fee refundable


Applicable for 40 nationalities

Applicable for most of the nationalities

Valid entries:

Applicable for many border gates

Applicable at airports and some land borders


Low service fee

High service fee

Processing time:

5 working days, no urgent service

2 working days and urgent service available

Payment modes:

Credit card payment

Various means of payment methods


Online application

Online application and various ways of sending information


List of nationalities applicable for E-visas

- Argentina
- Armenia
- Azerbaijan
- Bulgaria
- Belarus
- Brunei
- Chile
- China (Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders)
- Colombia
- Cuba
- Czech Republic
- Germany
- Denmark
- Spain
- Finland
- France
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Greece
- Hungary
- Ireland
- Italy
- Japan
- Kazakhstan
- Korea (South)
- Luxembourg
- Myanmar
- Mongolia
- Norway
- Panama
- Peru
- Philippines
- Poland
- Romania
- Russia
- Slovakia
- Sweden
- Timor Leste
- Uruguay
- United States of America
- Venezuela

From 29 November 2017 below nationalities were added to the list:

- Australia

- Canada

- India

- Netherlands

- New Zealand

- United Arab Emirates


List of border gates that allow E-visas

International airports:

1- Noi Bai airport (Hanoi)

2- Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

3- Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang)

4- Da Nang airport (Da Nang)

5- Cat Bi airport (Hai Phong)

6- Can Tho airport (Can Tho)

7- Phu Quoc airport (Phu Quoc)

8- Phu Bai airport (Hue)


Land border gates:

1- Mong Cai border gate (Quang Ninh)

2- Huu Nghi border gate (Lang Son)

3- Lao Cai border gate (Lao Cai)

4- Nam Can border gate (Nghe An)

5- Cau Treo border gate (Ha Tinh)

6- Cha Lo border gate (Quang Binh)

7- Lao Bao border gate (Quang Tri)

8- Bo Y border gate (Kon Tum)

9- Moc Bai border gate (Tay Ninh)

10- Xa Mat border gate (Tay Ninh)

11- Tinh Bien border gate (An Giang)

12- Song Tien border gate (An Giang)

13- Ha Tien border gate (Kien Giang)


Sea ports:

1- Hon Gai sea port (Quang Ninh)

2- Hai Phong sea port (Hai Phong)

3- Nha Trang sea port (Khanh Hoa)

4- Da Nang sea port (Da Nang)

5- Quy Nhon sea port (Binh Dinh)

6- Vung Tau sea port (Ba Ria - Vung Tau)

7- Ho Chi Minh sea port (Ho Chi Minh city)


How to get Vietnam E-visas

E-visa comparing to Visa on arrival (VOA)

List of nationalities applicable for E-visas