Traveling to Vietnam has never been easier. The Vietnam Immigration Department offers a single entry e-Visa to nationals from 80 countries, for a period of 30 days. When I planned my trip to Vietnam, I applied for an e-Visa and my entry to Vietnam was absolutely seamless.

Visa on Arrival v/s e-Visa

Several nationals are also eligible for a Visa on Arrival, in Vietnam. However, I would recommend the Vietnam e-Visa over Visa on Arrival because it saves time and avoids the hassle of waiting in long queues at the counter and filling forms while standing. The only trade-off is that an e-Visa costs around 5 USD more than a visa on arrival, but it also saves a lot of time and is worth opting for.


Where to Apply for a Vietnam e-Visa?

One can apply for an e-Visa here. Choose the Visa Type as ‘evisa – 30 days, single entry‘ and fill out the online form. You will be required to upload a soft copy of your passport size photo and the first and last pages of your passport where your details are printed. You will also be required to mention the dates of entry/exit and the ports/airports of entry/exit in Vietnam (you can actually enter Vietnam by land, sea or air). The cost of a Vietnam e-Visa is 35 USD and you will need a Credit Card or an International Debit Card to make the payment.

What Next?

Once you apply for the Vietnam e-Visa, you will get an email from in 2-3 days with an attached copy of your e-Visa. Make sure you verify all the details and take print outs of the same (black and white will do). Carry two copies of your Vietnam e-Visa with you, and when you arrive in Vietnam, head straight to the Immigration Counter and show your e-Visa to the Immigration Officer. Once it is approved, you will gain entry to Vietnam.

This is how the Vietnam e-Visa looks like

Things to Check Before Applying for a Vietnam e-Visa

  1. Make sure you belong to any of the countries mentioned below, as nationals of only these countries are eligible for a Vietnam e-Visa:
AzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazil
BruneiBulgariaCanadaChileChina Mainland
ColombiaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech Republic
Korea (South)LatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourg
MacedoniaMaltaMarshall IslandsMexicoMicronesia
NauruNetherlandNew ZealandNorwayPalau
PanamaPapua New GuineaPeruPhilippinesPoland
San MarinoSerbiaSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon Islands
SpainSwedenSwitzerlandTimor LesteUnited Arab Emirates
United KingdomUnited StatesUruguayVanuatuVenezuela
Hong Kong (China)Macau (China)   

2. Verify the list of checkpoints within the country and make sure your checkpoint for entry/exit is mentioned within the list:

No.Port name
International Airport
1Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
2Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
3Can Tho International Airport
4Da Nang International Airport
5Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
6Phu Bai Int Airport
7Phu Quoc International Airport
8Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi
 Minh City)
International Landport
9Bo Y Landport
10Cha Lo Landport
11Cau Treo Landport
12Huu Nghi Landport
13Ha Tien Landport
14Lao Bao Landport
15Lao Cai Landport
16La Lay Landport
17Moc Bai Landport
18Mong Cai Landport
19Nam Can Landport
20Na Meo Landport
21Song Tien Landport
22Tinh Bien Landport
23Tay Trang Landport
24Xa Mat Landport
International Seaport
25Chan May Seaport
26Da Nang Seaport
27Duong Dong Seaport
28Hon Gai Seaport
29Hai Phong Seaport
30Nha Trang Seaport
31Quy Nhon Seaport
32Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
33Vung Tau Seaport

3. Make sure your passport has a validity of 6 months and the passport size photo you upload is in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses).

Cover Photo - Vietnam eVisa