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How to apply for Vietnam e-visa

Last update: Jun 19 2020

Since February 2017, Vietnam has officially launched the issuance of an online electronic visa (E-visa) for eligible foreigners for a maximum period of no more than 30 days. And foreigners who expect to enter the country with e-visa are required to submit the application form via the internet and pay the e-visa fees to get the e-visa before departure for Vietnam.

This article will explain how to apply for Vietnam e-visa.

Preparation before completing the online form for e-visa for Vietnam

Before accessing to the Vietnam e-visa application form, the applicants are required to have the following items ready:

  • A photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page
  • A e-visa photo in .jpg format which meets these photo requirements
  • A valid international credit or debit card
  • An email address for support purposes
  • An intended temporary residence address in Vietnam
  • Planned entry and exit dates and exact entry and exit points.

Procedures to get e-visa for Vietnam

Foreigners applying for e-visa shall need to perform the following steps:

Step 1: Complete this online application form by:

  • Uploading the passport data page photo and portrait photo as guided.
  • Complete the form with required information, including full name, passport number, passport expiry date, nationality, following this Vietnam e-visa application form guideline.
  • Double check to make sure all the information entered is correct.

Step 2: Pay the e-visa fees

  • We accept Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or Western Union.

Step 3: Get the e-visa via email

  • After your submission and payment, we will start processing your e-visa with the Vietnam Immigration Department. Within 03 working days in normal processing or 04 working hours in urgent service, you will get your e-visa in .pdf format delivered to your email.
  • You then print the e-visa out and keep it together with your original passport, show them to the Immigration Officer at the port of entry to complete the immigration procedure there.

Is that simple?


  • Vietnam e-visa is available for nationals included in this Vietnam e-visa country list entering Vietnam via one of these 33 Vietnam e-visa ports.
  • Once your e-visa is issued, you are required to enter Vietnam via the port of entry and exit Vietnam via the port of exit granted in your e-visa. In case you want to make changes, please contact us for assistance.

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