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Vietnam entry & exit formality

Entry formalities
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 agreement

Visa with 30-day validity is exempted for officials from ASEAN secretariat holding different kinds of passports.

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 arranged by 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 visa.

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