Vietnam e-visa (Electronic Visa) was officially launched in February 2017 and has drawn the attention of thousands of foreigners who wish to enter Vietnam. And here are some major issues that all foreigners should know before start applying for an e-visa to Vietnam.
What is Vietnam e-visa?
Vietnam E-visa is a form a valid visa to Vietnam in .pdf format, issued directly by the Vietnam Immigration Department online. It is valid for up to 30 days and allows its holders to enter Vietnam without following any further visa formality.
Here is a sample Vietnam e-visa:
And Vietnam e-visa in Vietnam is, under the new Immigration Law of Vietnam taking effect on July 1, 2020, categorized as EV visa.
Who is eligible for an e-visa to Vietnam?
According to the Government’s Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP dated May 25, 2020, the Vietnam e visa country list consists of the following 80 countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic
- Timor Leste
- United States of America
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Marshall Islands
- Salomon Islands
- Western Samoa
- San Marino
- Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders
- Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders
What are Vietnam E-visa entry points?
Vietnam e-visa is now available for air travelers, land crossing or cruise passengers. it works well at one of the following 33 entry ports:
- Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
- Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
- Can Tho International Airport
- Da Nang International Airport
- Noi Bai Int Airport (Hanoi)
- Phu Bai Int Airport
- Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
- Bo Y Landport
- Cha Lo Landport
- Cau Treo Landport
- Huu Nghi Landport
- Ha Tien Landport
- Lao Bao Landport
- Lao Cai Landport
- La Lay Landport
- Moc Bai Landport
- Mong Cai Landport
- Nam Can Landport
- Na Meo Landport
- Song Tien Landport
- Tinh Bien Landport
- Tay Trang Landport
- Xa Mat Landport
- Chan May Seaport
- Da Nang Seaport
- Duong Dong Seaport
- Hon Gai Seaport
- Hai Phong Seaport
- Nha Trang Seaport
- Quy Nhon Seaport
- Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
- Vung Tau Seaport
You can see that there are several ports that let you enter Vietnam with an e-visa. However, you must enter the country via the one provided on your Vietnam e-visa. Otherwise, you will need a new one to enter the country.
Vietnam e-visa requirements
In order to get an evisa to Vietnam, you need to ensure the following requirements:
- You have a passport valid for at least 06 months from the expected date of entering Vietnam;
- You have credit/debit card to make payment online;
- You have scan of your passport page and photo that meet the requirements.
How to get Vietnam e-visa
It’s very simple to get an e-visa for Vietnam by strictly following 3 steps below:
- Step 1: Access to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ and complete the form here by following this Vietnam e-visa online application form guide.
- Step 2: Pay the e-visa fee;
- Step 3: Check the e-visa status in 3 working days, download it and then print it out to enter Vietnam
You can check the detailed guide here.
Vietnam E-visa Fees & Processing time
An e-visa for Vietnam costs you 25 USD (per person). However, no matter your visa is issued or not, no matter your evisa is right or wrong, this fee will not be refunded.
It normally takes 03 working days to receive the e-visa letter; however, the processing time may be affected by a large number of applicants or public holidays. As such, you should consider applying for this kind of visa 1-2 weeks before departure.
Vietnam e-visa validity
The Vietnam e-visa validity starts from the entry date provided on your e-visa and ends on the exit date thereon. It can be extended for a further 1 month each time.