Complete guide for visa and immigration
In this page, you will find the detailed guide to fill out a Vietnam visa application forms and entry/exit form.
Overseas Vietnamese meeting the requirements can apply for a 5 year multiple entry visa to Vietnam.
These tips and advice are drawn from stories of problems and mistakes that many visitors to Vietnam deal with.
In most cases, you do not need a transit visa for Vietnam as long as you stay within the onward-flight zone and do not leave the airport.
A Vietnam business visa is a short-stay visa, which is valid for a maximum of 90 days (can be a single or double-entry visa).
Frequently asked questions
How many types of visa in Vietnam?
There are about 30 types of visa in Vietnam and the requirements as well as the authorized activities are different for each of them.
Do I need a visa for Vietnam from Australia?
Yes, you do.
Australians need a visa to enter Vietnam, no matter how long you plan to stay. Refer to our visa guide for Australians for further information.
How much is Vietnam visa fee?
It depends on where you apply for your Vietnam visa.
- If you apply at a local embassy, check directly on the embassy or consulate website for the most updated fee. This may cost you $50-200 depending on visa type and which embassy you apply at.
- If you apply for a visa on arrival, the fee often includes the visa letter processing fee and the stamping fee when you arrive at Vietnamese airport. This may cost you $50-100 depending on your length of stay and whether you need the emergency visa service
- If you apply for an e-visa, the fee is between $25-50 depending on the type of visa. Please note that not all nationalities are qualified for e-visa.
Who needs a visa to enter Vietnam?
If your nationality does not show on the visa exemption list, or you do not hold a diplomatic passport, you need a visa to enter Vietnam.
Prior to 2020, the visa exemption list includes Southeast Asian countries, Nordic countries, East Asian countries (Japan, South Korea) and the 5 European countries (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France). Visitors from these countries often can stay less than 15 days without a visa.
If you plan to stay longer than that, make sure to obtain a visa in advance as the visa extension may be both costly and time consuming while you are already in the country.
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