Vietnam visa guidelines for Hong Kong passport holders & others who staying in Hong Kong

For Hong Kong Passport holders

Vietnamese entry visa is required for all citizens of Hong Kong to enter Vietnam for any purposes, from visiting friends and families to going on a business trip or leisure vacation. Fortunately, Hong Kong passport holders these days are much easier to apply for visa to Vietnam, as there are two available ways to handle this matter.

Applying for visa at Vietnam Embassy (traditional way, visa picked up at Vietnam Embassies)

Those planning to travel to Vietnam by land/ sea or wishing to obtain a fully-stamped visa on your passport before departure are advised to contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy in the country for visa application. Currently, there are many addresses of the consulate and embassy in Hong Kong, Beijing, Kum Ming, Nanning or Guangzhou. For detailed contact information of Vietnam Embassy and Consulate in Hong Kong and China, please click here: Vietnam Embassy.

Or, Applying for Visa on arrival with (visa picked up at Vietnam International Airports).

After applying an online Vietnam visa on arrival, you will receive a pre-approval letter for your visa application in advance; then you will get the visa stamped at the arrival airport in Vietnam.

Both of these ways for visa application are legitimate now. However, travelers should keep in mind that they are quite different in terms of required documents, application procedure and applicable applicants. While Vietnam visa on arrival is only applicable for travelers to Vietnam BY AIR, visa at Vietnam Embassy is applicable to those who travel to Vietnam by any means of transport;

For others who staying in Hong Kong

For other nationalities currently staying in Hong Kong, please check to make sure if your nationalities are included in the Vietnam visa exemption list (which shows the list of nationalities are allowed to enter Vietnam without an entry visa). If not, you are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Vietnam.

Check for visa requirement

First, please check if a visa is required for your nationality to enter Vietnam by visiting our Check Requirement page:; or check the Vietnam visa exemption list

Follow some simple online steps.

For those whose nationalities are supported with Vietnam visa on arrival, you can follow some simple steps listed here to apply for your visa with secured online application

Or, contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy in Hong Kong and China

In case visa on arrival is not available or you wish to apply for visa through Vietnam Embassy, please contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy in Hong Kong for visa application or for more information. You are recommended to contact the embassy via phone call rather than email to avoid late responses.

Please Note: While Vietnam visa on arrival requires only internet access, the visa at Vietnam embassy requires you to contact the Vietnam Embassy to submit the visa application and original passport to get visa stamped onto your passport before your departure. The application procedure at Vietnam Embassy may takes about 4 to 5 working days, therefore you are also recommended to contact them early prior to your departure date.