[UPDATED JUNE 2017] Vietnam offers visa exemptions ranging from 14 to 30 days to citizens of 22 countries holding valid ordinary passports. The full list of countries with visa exemptions is below. To view visa exemptions for diplomatic and other passports, please visit this link.
All nationalities traveling directly to Phu Quoc Island are allowed to stay on the island for no more than 30 days without a visa. If you're taking advantage of Phu Quoc's visa exemption you will need to show an outbound ticket on arrival in Vietnam.
Vietnam's new E-visa is now available to nationals of 40 countries:
It takes three working days to process, costs 25 USD, and is a single-entry visa, valid for 30 days. The E-visa is accepted at eight international airports in Vietnam including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang; as well as 14 land crossings and seven seaports.
Step 1: Prepare the required materials:
Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form.
Step 4: Pay the E-visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.
Step 5: Within three working days you should receive news of your E-visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your E-visa at this link.
Step 6: Use your document code to locate your E-visa online. Download and print the E-visa in two copies for extra safety.
Travelers with an E-visa can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters.
If you are planning a multiple-entry visit or a stay of more than 30 days, you will want to apply for a visa on arrival. To do this you'll need:
If you are near a Vietnamese embassy or consulate, you can submit your photo, application form, passport, and visa fee in person. This website will guide you through the process.
If you are unable to reach a Vietnamese embassy, or are short on time, there are trusted services online who can provide you a valid Letter of Approval for a fee. Bring this letter and your other documents to the Visa on Arrival counter at the Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang airport when you land.
You will need to pay your visa stamp fee in USD or Vietnamese Dong if you are picking up your visa on arrival at the airport.