Entry visas are obtainable at Vietnamese diplomatic missions and required for
all visitors with valid passports irrespective of nationality. Please allow 3-5
days for paper processing. Travel permits are only required for trips to
off-limit areas such as border provinces, military bases and remote islands.
Bilateral visa exemption agreement
Citizens of Thailand, Philippines,
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Laos holding valid ordinary passports are
exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for not more than 30 days.
French citizens holding valid
diplomatic passports are exempt from visa requirements when visiting Vietnam and
are allowed to stay for up 3 months at one time or on several visits within six
months since their first immigration dates. Vietnamese citizens holding valid
diplomatic passports also enjoy similar privileges.
Citizens of Chile and Vietnam
holding valid diplomatic or official passports from one of the two countries are
exempt from needing entry, exit and transit visas in the other's territory and
are allowed to stay for up 60 days on each visit.
Unilateral visa exemption
Visa with 30-day validity is
exempted for officials from ASEAN secretariat holding different kinds of
Citizens of Sweden, Norway,
Denmark, Finland, Japan and South Korea holding different kinds of passports are
exempt from visa requirements and are allowed to stay for not more than 15 days.
In case visa approval is
Hanoi rail tour, we would
like to offer you two ways to obtain visa, 1st is at Vietnam Embassy at your
country, 2nd is getting your passport stamped on arrival at international
airports of Vietnam.
Please take a note that
visa on arrival in Vietnam means that, your visa will be stamped on arrival
at landing airport. Travelers must get visa approval letter by Vietnam
Immigration office in advance. If misunderstood this matter, travelers must
spend at least 1-2 day at entry gates to get document arranged for entry