Newly launched Vietnam e-visa

To make getting Vietnam visa more convenient and easier, apart from applying for it at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate, foreigners nowadays can apply for e-visa – a new kind of Vietnam visa. However, there are some rules and conditions if you wish to obtain Vietnam e-visa (Evisa VN). This article will provide you the information of this new type of Vietnam Visa.

Who can apply Vietnam E-visa?

Launched on February 1, 2017 by the Vietnam Government, an electronic visa or Evisa VN is the newest type of visa that can help you enter and exit the country. According to the rules, foreigners must meet the following conditions:

  • Original passport is valid at least 6 months and have 1 blank page or above
  • Foreigners who are outside Vietnam.
  • Foreigners are the citizens of 46 countries in the list below have the right to obtain Vietnam E-visa:
  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Belarus
  6. Brunei
  7. Chile
  8. China (Not for Chinese e-passport holders)
  9. Colombia
  10. Cuba
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Germany
  13. Denmark
  14. Spain
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. United Kingdom
  18. Greece
  19. Hungary
  20. Ireland
  21. Italy
  22. Japan
  23. Kazakhstan
  24. Korea (South)
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Myanmar
  27. Mongolia
  28. Norway
  29. Panama
  30. Peru
  31. Philippines
  32. Poland
  33. Romania
  34. Russia
  35. Slovakia
  36. Sweden
  37. East Timor
  38. Uruguay
  39. United States of America
  40. Venezuela
  41. India
  42. Canada
  43. New Zealand
  44. UAE
  45. Australia
  46. Netherlands



Be noted that Vietnam E-visa is not always convenient for every tourist


How to apply Evisa VN?

If you are a resident of one of the 46 nations above and intend to apply for Vietnam e visa, you can visit the website This is a national web portal on immigration of Vietnamese Government. Below is how it works

  • Fill in the form with your correct information. Remember to double check before confirming.
  • Attach your passport-sized photo and your original passport page.
  • After confirming, they will send you a registration code
  • Pay US$25 for e-visa fee. If after Vietnam Immigration Department check your form and does not accept it, you cannot get this fee back.
  • Check result after 3 working days in E-visa search menu by entering registration code, registration email and date of birth.
  • Print E-visa to enter and exit Vietnam (you can find it on your email).

It takes about 3 working days for Vietnam Immigration Department to check your information as well as approve your application before Vietnam Immigration Department gives the final decision to issue your e-visa and send it to your email. When arriving to Vietnam airport, show this e-visa so that you can enter or exit Vietnam.

There is some more important information that you need to know about Vietnam e-visa:

  • Vietnam e-visa allows foreigners to stay in Vietnam within 30 days
  • It is a single entry visa.
  • If you want to have this kind of visa, the purpose of coming to Vietnam is only for vacation.

Unlike Vietnam visa on arrival, foreign traveler having Vietnam e-visa can enter at any of Vietnam’s 8 international airports, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang in the central region. Additionally, you can arrive via land at 13 international border gates and via sea at 7 seaports across the country. For further comparison between Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnam E-visa, kindly refer:

It’s better to check with the airlines first before applying for Vietnam e-visa as it is quite new, so some airlines or even immigration staff at the airports may refuse it. Therefore, contact to your airline in advance to avoid this case.

Vietnam e-visa is quite new for most of foreigners. However, it can be considered as the convenient way to get Vietnam visa for the citizens of 46 countries mentioned above. With the provided information of Evisa VN, you can know more about this newest way to have Vietnam Visa and have one more choice to obtain the visa.