Visainformation Vietnam


New! Visa Update!

Due to the recent developments in the COVID 19 pandemic, Vietnam has From March 22nd until further notice entry for all foreigners as well as for Vietnamese and their spouses and children with visa exemption certificates is suspended. People entering Vietnam for diplomatic or official purposes must submit medical statements and undergo a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival.

Notes on visa exemptions:

  • As of March 21, 2020, Vietnam will temporarily suspend the visa waiver for citizens of Belarus, Russia and Japan.
  • As of March 8, 2020, Vietnam has temporarily suspended the visa waiver for citizens of the European Union, the United Kingdom and other countries with more than 500 cases or more than 50 cases per day.
  • As of February 29, 2020, the visa waiver for South Koreans will be suspended temporarily until further notice, and as of March 2, 2020, the visa waiver for Italians will also be temporarily suspended.
  • Spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens are allowed to stay in the country for six months without a visa and are required to produce documents proving their eligibility. For the full requirements, please visit this Link.

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For passport holders from Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom Visas are not required for 14 or 30 days.

Citizens from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain do not need a visa for visits up to 15 days.

Vietnam offers an e-Visa service, which costs $ 25 and takes 3 working days.

Official website for applying for an e-Visa

Tourist visas are valid for 30 days and can be extended after your arrival in Vietnam. Fees and requirements vary from Embassy to Embassy; about 50 US dollars in Bangkok and 85 US dollars in Washington. Tourists who make a detour from Vietnam to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos can apply for a double entry visa.

Visa on Arrival 

You do not want to send your passport? Then the Visa on Arrival might be for you! This visa is applied for online at an agency (for example: at to know: You do not have to book any travel with this agency, it is almost only a mediator. With help of a Invitation Letter,the letter of invitation and a list of names as well as some more documents (2 passport photos, printout of documents and appropriate Visa fee), you can receive on the spot on arrival in Vietnam, her visa at the counter.

We recommend that you apply for a visa before arrival.


For stays of a maximum of 15 days in Vietnam

When traveling up to a maximum of 15 days in Vietnam you travel without visa until 30.06.2021. No invitation letter is necessary anymore. It should be noted that the visa-free entry is only used if at least 30 days have passed since the last Vietnam stay.

The visa exemption for German citizens was extended until 30.06.2021. This will save travelers who stay in the country for no more than 15 days and only travel once during their vacation, the entire visa application.

Visa application (for a stay of more than 15 days or for a multiple entry)

A tourist visa is usually issued for four weeks for single or multiple entry. In the case of a planned multiple entry, which does not include 30 days between the first departure and the second entry into Vietnam, a visa for the second stay must be requested. You must also carry a passport valid for 6 months after departure. The granting for a longer period and to the two or more times entry is possible with appropriate application and presentation of further documents for a higher fee, according to information from the Vietnamese Embassy. An extension or change of the validity of the visa in Vietnam is possible. With a valid visa, the foreigner is allowed to enter Vietnam via any official border crossing (airports, ports and land routes, ie the borders of Vietnam / China, Vietnam / Laos and Vietnam / Cambodia). Child entries in the passport of a parent are no longer valid. Every child needs its own identity document. According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the entry document must exceed the validity of the visa applied for by one month. As the Vietnamese diplomatic missions sometimes have different regulations, it is advisable to inquire directly there. German citizens do not need a transit visa.

Visa at entry (for a stay of more than 15 days)

With the so-called "Visa on Arrival" is the one-time entry only on the international Airports in Hanoi, Ho- Chi- Minh- City (Saigon) and Da Nang possible. In order to receive the visa at the entry you need a letter of approval from the Vietnamese immigration authority, the so called "Invitation Letter" is requested online at an agency (for example: at In addition, your passport must be valid for at least six months after entry and the passport must have at least one free page for the visa. You will also need two passport photos, the visa application form, and the $ 45 handling fee.

E-Visa for Vietnam (for stays of up to 30 days)

E-Visa is a form of electronic visa to facilitate the application process of a visa application. By applying online, you can register your visa application directly with the Immigration Department in Vietnam. You will receive the visa in PDF file by email, which you can print from home and use as a conventional visa. An e-Visa is suitable for both tourist and business entry purposes.

Official website for applying for an e-Visa

Embassy of Vietnam
Elsenstr. 3
12435 Berlin-Treptow
Tel.: (030) 53 63 0108
Fax: (030) 53 63 0200

Visa application for German citizens


Travelers need a visa, which must be applied for at the Vietnamese Embassy in Vienna. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry and at least one month longer than the granted Vietnamese visa. It is strongly recommended to keep the baggage claim sections on the plane ticket and baggage until leaving the airport, as both leave at the airport Airport checked for consistency. Likewise, the entry form must be kept until departure from Vietnam. It is a proof that you have legally entered Vietnam and information about any imported foreign currency etc. Entries of children in Austrian passports are no longer valid since 15.06.2012. When traveling abroad, each child must have their own travel document.

Embassy Vietnam
Felix-Mottl-Str. 20
Österreich – 1190 Wien
Tel.: (0043) -1- 368 07 55
Fax: (0043) -1- 368 07 54

Visa application for Austrian citizens


A visa is required for entry into Vietnam. It also requires a 6-month passport. For details of application and other details, please contact the responsible consulate. Children need their own passport. A visa is valid from the date of issue until expiry of the period stated on the visa. Traveling children need their own passport. It is strongly recommended to keep the baggage claim sections on the plane ticket and baggage until leaving the airport, as both leave at the airport Airport checked for consistency. Likewise, the entry form must be kept until departure from Vietnam.

Embassy Vietnam
Schlösslistr. 26
3008 Bern
Tel.: (0041) 31 388 78 78
Fax.: (0041) 31 388 78 79

Visa application for Swiss citizen


This Visa Information for Vietnam is expressly not legally binding and is subject to change without notice. Nationals of states not listed here must also obtain information independently of this information. Legally binding information is available from the Vietnamese embassy.

List of countries that can currently apply for an e-Visa:

Andorra Croatia Italy Myanmar San Marino
Antarctica Cuba Japan Nauru Serbia
Argentina Cyprus Kazakhstan Netherlands Slovakia
Armenia Czech Republic Latvia New Zealand Slovenia
Australia Denmark Liechtenstein Norway Solomon Islands
Austria Estonia Lithuania Palau South Korea
Azerbaijan Fiji Luxembourg Panama Spain
Belarus Finland Macau Papua New Guinea Sweden
Belgium France Macedonia Peru Switzerland
Bosnia and Herzegovina Georgia Malta Philippines Timor-Leste
Brazil Germany Marshall Islands Poland United Arab Emirates
Brunei Greece Mexico Portugal United Kingdom
Bulgaria Hong Kong Micronesia Qatar United States of America
Canada Hungary Moldova Romania Uruguay
Chile Iceland Monaco Russia Vanuatu
China (*) India Mongolia Saint Barthelemy Venezuela
Colombia Ireland Montenegro Samoa Virgin Islands, U.S

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