Vietnam e-visa – 7 things you should know

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:

Vietnam e-visa sample
Vietnam e-visa sample

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:

  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Ireland
  5. Iceland
  6. Austria
  7. Poland
  8. Belarus
  9. Belgium
  10. Portugal
  11. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  12. Brazil
  13. Brunei Darussalam
  14. Bulgaria
  15. United Arab Emirates
  16. Kazakhstan
  17. Canada
  18. Qatar
  19. Germany
  20. Chile
  21. Colombia
  22. India
  23. Czech Republic
  24. Andorra
  25. Liechtenstein
  26. Monaco
  27. Croatia
  28. Cuba
  29. Denmark
  30. Cyprus
  31. Timor Leste
  32. Estonia
  33. Georgia
  34. Korea
  35. United States of America
  36. Hungary
  37. Greece
  38. Italy
  39. Latvia
  40. Russia
  41. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  42. Lithuania
  43. Luxembourg
  44. Micronesia
  45. Malta
  46. Macedonia
  47. Mexico
  48. Myanmar
  49. Moldova
  50. Mongolia
  51. Montenegro
  52. Nauru
  53. Japan
  54. New Zealand
  55. Australia
  56. Palau
  57. Panama
  58. Papua New Guinea
  59. Peru
  60. Finland
  61. France
  62. Fiji
  63. Philippines
  64. Marshall Islands
  65. Salomon Islands
  66. Romania
  67. Western Samoa
  68. San Marino
  69. Serbia
  70. Spain
  71. Sweden
  72. Switzerland
  73. China
    • Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders
    • Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders
  74. Uruguay
  75. Vanuatu
  76. Venezuela
  77. Netherlands
  78. Norway
  79. Slovakia
  80. Slovenia

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)

Land borders:

  • 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:

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.