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Vietnam e-visa instructions – An official Guide to E-visa to Vietnam

Last update: Jun 24 2020

Vietnam e-visa is a simple way to get a valid visa for Vietnam, available for citizens of 80 countries, entering Vietnam through one of 33 ports of entry which are called Vietnam e visa entry points. Application for and delivery of the e-visa for Vietnam is completely done online. This article about Vietnam e-visa instructions will explain everything that travelers should know about Vietnam e-visa before applying for it.

What is a Vietnam e-Visa?

Vietnam electronic visa (e-visa) is one of 02 ways of getting a visa issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. The e-visa is good for 30 days and single entry only.

When it was initially launched in February2017, it was available for citizens of 46 countries only. And as of February 2019, after 2 years of launching, Vietnam e-visa is available for nationals of 80 countries.

Is Vietnam e visa legit?

Yes, it is. It is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department to the foreigners. Once you get it, you will enter Vietnam without problem unless you make any serious trouble at the entry port.

As such, the answer will absolutely be “YES” for the question “Is Vietnam e-visa safe?” or “Is Vietnam e-visa reliable?”.

What does a Vietnam e-visa look like?

The e-visa to Vietnam is in the form of a loose-leaf visa, issued in PDF format. It is equivalent to a visa and there will be no stamp or label placed on the visa holder’s passport.

Here is a Vietnam e visa sample:

Sample Vietnam e-visa

In this sample, Vietnam e-visa explained 3 sections:

  • Visa number and code
  •  Visa holder’s personal information and visa details (validity, port of entry and purpose of entry)
  •  QR code

Vietnam e-visa requirements

Before starting your e-visa application, make sure that you have:

  • A passport with six (6) months’ validity
  • A photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page
  • A passport photo in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses)
  • A valid international credit or debit card
  • An email address for support purposes
  • A temporary address within Vietnam
  • Your entry and exit dates and entry and exit points/airports

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How to apply for Vietnam e-visa

It’s very simple to get an e-visa to Vietnam in 3 steps as follows:

  • Complete a secure online form;
  • Make payment of e-visa cost
  • Get visa letter in pdf format, download and print

How does Vietnam e-visa work?

This section will explain to you about how to use Vietnam e-visa after you get it in pdf format.

  • First of all, you need to download your e-visa and then print it out;
  • Bring the Vietnam e-visa print together with your passport to Vietnam;
  • Upon arrival in Vietnam, show your passport and your printed e-visa at the immigration counter and complete the immigration procedure.

That’s all about the Vietnam e-visa procedure and now, congratulations, you are officially entering Vietnam with e-visa.

How long is Vietnam e-visa valid for?

In terms of validity period, Vietnam e-visa is valid for 30 consecutive days from the date you provided in your booking, not the date you submit your application form or the date you actually enter Vietnam.

An e-visa for Vietnam is also valid for single entry only, it means that once you enter Vietnam with e-visa and then leave the country, even before its granted expiry date, your e-visa will immediately become invalid. And then, if you want to come back to Vietnam, you need to apply for a new visa.

Vietnam visa tips

Here are some advices for you if you are entering Vietnam with an e-visa:

  • Your port of entry provided in your application should be exact. You will not be allowed to enter Vietnam in any entry port other than the one stated on your e-visa.
  • You should keep your e-visa print until the end of your Vietnam trip as you will need to show upon departure from Vietnam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Your e-visa is valid from the start date to the end date specified in your e-visa. You can enter Vietnam with such e-visa at any time within those dates.

No. There is no option for Vietnam e-visa 3 months. You only have the option for a Vietnam e-visa 30 days. In case you wish to get a 90-days visa, you should consider visa on arrival or embassy visa.

No. Vietnam e-visa is for single entry only. And once you wish to have several entries into Vietnam within a certain period of time, you may have 02 ways:

  • Apply for e-visa several time;
  • Apply for a multiple entry visa with a visa on arrival agency or diplomatic mission of Vietnam.

Yes, it’s a required step after you get your e-visa in pdf and download it.

Yes, your e-visa can be extended when you are in Vietnam.

No. You do not have to queue at the VOA counter. You can bring your e-visa print and passport directly to the immigration counter.

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