How to apply for Visa to Vietnam?

By – You can either apply yourself at Vietnamese embassies or consulates in your country or have a local travel agent (your sponsor) to do a part or full its procedure.

By yourself (at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your country):

– Required documents: you have to submit:

  • Passport of six months validity
  • Visa application forms
  • Probably some others required by Vietnam embassy or consulates in your country

Visa forms are available by getting directly at the Embassy/Consulate or by mail carrier with a stamped, self-addressed pre-paid return envelope sent to their Visa section – Vietnam Embassy/Consulate. Request by email is perhaps acceptable (in some cases).

See Visa application form and list of Vietnamese Embassies and Consulates abroad (also available Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Vietnam).

– Processing Time: processing tourist visa application typically takes four to ten working days.
– Cost: the fees vary from embassy to embassy; about $50 in Bangkok and $85 in Washington, for example.

Through travel agency:

Provide two types of visa services: Visa Application letter and Full-packaged service (on-arrival visa). Please refer to the detailed visa procedure and services for more information


Collected by Vietnam Travel Blog