The Vietnam E-visa is a type of visa issued to foreigners through the Vietnamese Immigration Department’s electronic system. It can be easily obtained from the comfort of your own home with a few simple steps. By spending just 15 minutes in front of your computer, you can complete the Vietnam E-visa application. However, it is highly recommended to read the following article carefully to understand the step-by-step process of obtaining a Vietnam E-visa.
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Understanding the Vietnam E-visa
The Vietnam E-visa is valid for single entry only and has a duration of 30 days from the indicated entry date. It is not suitable for those who plan to stay longer or make multiple entries into Vietnam.
E-visa holders can stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 consecutive days from the initial entry date.
If you wish to stay longer or require visa renewal, e-visa holders in Vietnam may need to apply for a new visa by being invited or guaranteed by an authority, organization, or individual in Vietnam, in accordance with the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam.
Minors who have their own passport must submit a separate E-visa application. If children under 14 years old are included in their parent’s passport, they must be listed on the parent’s E-visa application.
Required Documents for Vietnam E-visa
Before applying for a Vietnam E-visa, make sure to prepare the following required documents:
A valid passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.
A passport-sized photo (4x6cm) with a white background, facing forward, and without glasses, in .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif format.
A scanned copy of your full passport data page, including the photo, personal information, and ICAO lines.
A valid international credit or debit card.
An email address for support purposes.
Conditions for E-visa Approval
To be granted an E-visa, you must meet the following conditions:
You are a foreigner outside Vietnam.
You hold a valid passport with more than 6 months of validity from the intended arrival date.
You do not fall under the cases of entry suspension specified in Article 21 of the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam.
List of Countries Eligible for Vietnam E-visa
The Vietnam E-visa is applicable for citizens from 80 countries. If your country is listed below, you are eligible to apply for an E-visa. If your country is not on this list, please refer to the Vietnam visa on Arrival section.
|1||AND||Andorra||41||MKD||The former Yugoslav of Macedonia|
|5||AUT||Austria||45||FSM||Federated States of Micronesia|
|9||BIH||Bosnia and Herzegovina||49||MNE||Montenegro|
|15||CHN||China– Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders|
– Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders
|17||HRV||Croatia||57||PNG||Papua New Guinea|
|35||KAZ||Kazakhstan||75||ARE||United Arab Emirates|
|36||KOR||Korea (South)||76||GBR||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|37||LVA||Latvia||77||USA||United States of America|
Entry and Exit Ports for E-visa Holders
E-visa holders can enter and exit Vietnam through any of the 33 international checkpoints listed below:
|No.||Port Name||No.||Port Name|
|1||Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)||18||Bo Y Landport|
|2||Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)||19||Cha Lo Landport|
|3||Can Tho International Airport||20||Cau Treo Landport|
|4||Da Nang International Airport||21||Huu Nghi Landport|
|5||Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)||22||Ha Tien Landport|
|6||Phu Bai Int Airport||23||Lao Bao Landport|
|7||Phu Quoc International Airport||24||Lao Cai Landport|
|8||Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho ChiMinh City)||25||La Lay Landport|
|9||Chan May Seaport||27||Mong Cai Landport|
|10||Da Nang Seaport||28||Nam Can Landport|
|11||Duong Dong Seaport||29||Na Meo Landport|
|12||Hon Gai Seaport||30||Song Tien Landport|
|13||Hai Phong Seaport||31||Tinh Bien Landport|
|14||Nha Trang Seaport||32||Tay Trang Landport|
|15||Quy Nhon Seaport||33||Xa Mat Landport|
|16||Ho Chi Minh City Seaport|
|17||Vung Tau Seaport|
Entry and Exit Ports for E-visa Holders
Obtaining a Vietnam E-visa through the electronic system is a straightforward process, provided you meet the eligibility criteria. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the Official Vietnam E-visa Application Website.
Access the website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt . This website is specifically for foreigners outside Vietnam who wish to personally apply for an E-visa. The page will display three steps for your Vietnam E-visa Application. Confirm at the bottom and click “Next.” It is recommended to apply directly to avoid additional service fees charged by agents.
Step 2: Fill in the Required Information
Upload the portrait photograph and the scanned image of your full passport data page that you have prepared. Ensure that the photos are clear and visible.
Provide personal information as instructed:
Basic Info: Full name, date of birth, current nationality, nationality at birth, sex.
Other Info: Religion, occupation, permanent residential address, phone number, email address.
Passport Info: Passport number, passport type, expiry date.
Travel Info: Intended date of entry to Vietnam, duration of stay (up to 30 days), purpose of entry, intended temporary residential address in Vietnam, E-visa validity dates (default is 30 days from entry date), and entry and exit checkpoints.
Check the box affirming the truthfulness of your declaration and enter the Captcha code.
Finally, click on “Review Your Application” to double-check all the details. If you need to make changes, click “Back.”
Note: A Registration Code will be generated at this stage, which remains unchanged even if you go back to edit your application. Make sure to save the Registration Code for future reference and to check and print your E-visa.
Step 3: Submit and Make Payment
A summary of your order will be displayed. Click “I agree” and “Pay E-visa fee” to proceed with the payment.
Choose one of the four listed payment methods on the Payment Gate page, such as credit cards or debit cards.
Provide the required information and click “Pay” to complete the payment.
The current E-visa fee is $25 USD per person, with an additional $1 USD processing fee. Please note that the fee is non-refundable in case of visa refusal.
Step 4: Confirmation of Successful E-visa Application
If the payment is successful, you will be redirected to a confirmation page. You will need to wait for 3 full working days for your visa to be processed and released. In some cases, the processing time may be longer due to a high number of applicants or public holidays.
Step 5: Track Your Vietnam E-visa Status
You can check the status of your E-visa by using the E-visa search menu. Provide the required information, including your registration code, registered email, and date of birth.
Note: No email will be sent regarding the E-visa result, so it is essential to check the status yourself.
Step 6: Print Your Vietnam E-visa
Once your E-visa is approved, the application status will change to “Granted Visa,” and a link to download your E-visa will be provided. It is recommended to print two copies of your Vietnam E-visa for safekeeping during your travels. In case your visa is not available after 3 working days or you require urgent support, you can contact Vietnam’s e-Visa Support through their dedicated support page.
By following these steps, you can easily obtain your Vietnam E-visa and enjoy your visit to Vietnam.
Obtaining a Vietnam E-visa is a hassle-free and effortless process that can greatly benefit those studying about E-Visa at VLS. By adhering to the provided guidelines, learners can seamlessly apply for and receive their E-visa from the comfort of their homes. With the necessary documents prepared, accurate information provided, and payment completed, the E-visa will be granted within a few days, allowing foreigners to embark on a 30-day exploration of Vietnam’s rich culture and captivating landscapes.
Not limited to students, VLS also extends its support to other foreigners, encouraging them to delve into the Vietnamese language and offering assistance in navigating the E-visa system. For language and cultural courses, aspiring adventurers can rely on Vietnamese Language Studies (VLS) to enhance their understanding and immersion.