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Visa Regulations for Vietnam

Visa Regulations for Vietnam

It is the client's responsibility to ensure that they have the correct Visa or Visa documents prior to Travel and they will be asked to present these by the airlines at check-in for the flight to Vietnam. Panorama Destination cannot be held responsible for clients having incorrect documents causing a delay in Travel.

Note: Passport validity at least 6 months counted from return day in Vietnam is required to travel and passport has at least 2 blank pages.

The visa-exemption is valid until June 30, 2021. The countries with visa exemption (no visa required prior to arrival) are:

• ASEAN Countries – can stay up to 30 days
• Chile – can stay up to 90 days
• Scandinavian Countries, Russia, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom – can stay up to 15 days

The 15 days visa exemption starts on arrival date (day 1) and ends on the 15th day from the arrival date (day 1). There must be 30 days minimum gap between 2 visa-free entries.

For Countries not listed above, and Countries listed above requiring to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days in a single trip, a Vietnam visa is required. To apply for Vietnam Visa clients can:

1: Obtain Visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in their home Country prior to arrival, or

2: From February 1st 2017, a new E-visa system came into place in place in Vietnam.

Countries listed below can now apply for single-entry E-visa online at:

  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Belarus
  6. Bruney
  7. Chile
  8. China (not apply to Chinese E-Passport holders)
  9. Colombia
  10. Cuba
  11. Czech Repulic
  12. Germany
  13. Denmark
  14. Spain
  15. Finland
  16. France
  1. UK
  2. Greece
  3. Hungary
  4. Ireland
  5. Italy
  6. Japan
  7. Kazakhstan
  8. Korea (South)
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Myanmar
  11. Mongolia
  12. Norway
  13. Philippines
  14. Poland
  15. Romania
  16. Russia
  17. Slovakia
  1. Sweden
  2. Timor Leste
  3. Uruguay
  4. USA
  5. Venezuela
  6. Australia
  7. Canada
  8. India
  9. New Zealand
  10. Netherland
  11. United Arab Emirates

The process should take 3 working days, and on arrival to Vietnam, clients with E-visa face the benefit of much shorter queues as they go straight to immigration.

E-visas can only be issued for single-entry. If multiple-entry is required then a Visa approval letter must be issued by Panorama Destination as per the current system.

3: For all other Countries with no Visa-exemption, and Countries that are unable to apply for E-visa, they can obtain Visa-on-arrival. Visa-on-arrival is only possible with a valid visa approval letter issued in advance by an authorized Vietnamese Tour Operator such as Panorama Destination.

For Panorama Destination to issue an approval letter for Visa-on-arrival, the following personal data must be supplied to us at least 2 (two) weeks before travelling to Vietnam.

• Full name as per passport
• Passport number, date of issue and expiry
• Date and place of birth
• Occupation and nationality
A copy of passport sent by email to Panorama Destination 2 weeks before travel is recommended to avoid errors.

For Visa on Arrival, clients travelling to Vietnam must submit a printed hard copy of the Visa approval letter to the departure Airline check-in desk, along with a passport with at least 6 months validity and 2 free pages, and then submit the same letter and passport again on arrival at Vietnam immigration. Failure to do so will mean clients will not be allowed to exit their home Country/enter Vietnam. A stamping fee of $25 cash applies on arrival at Vietnam Immigration along with 2 passport photos.

Passport details on the Visa approval letter should exactly match the passport the clients are travelling with. Special care should be taken if clients are intending to renew/apply for new passport soon before Travel to ensure the Visa letter is issued with the correct information.

We advise all partners to ensure that this information is clearly communicated to all clients prior to Travel, and ensure that the Visa approval letter issued by Panorama Destination is sent to clients before Travel with a reminder that this must be printed to bring along with their valid passport.

From 20th December 2016, US Citizen can have 1-month visa with stamping fee US$25 for single entry and US$50 for multiple entry.

Tourists traveling to Phnom Penh from Vietnam by road through Moc Bai or by boat via Chau Doc border gates can obtain Cambodian visa at the border gate, the same is available at the borders with Laos. Vietnamese visa on arrival is only recommended at the three International Airports. Visa on arrival for Vietnam is possible at some land crossings, but due to border bureaucracy this is not recommended.