Vietnam visa for us citizens
Us Citizens / US passport holders must have a valid Vietnam visa before travel to Vietnam. There are nowaday some different methods to get Vietnam visa for us citizens.
Vietnam entry requirements
Entry Requirements: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page. Visit the Embassy of Vietnam website for the most current information.
A valid passport with six months validity and visa is necessary to enter Vietnam. Vietnamese visas are usually valid for only one entry. If you plan to leave Vietnam and re-enter from another country make sure you obtain a visa allowing multiple entries.
Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page.
Type of visa
There are various types of nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors to travel to the U.S. if you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident. The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. It’s important to have information about the type of nonimmigrant visa you will need for travel in order to understand the steps required to apply for the visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
A Vietnam visa is part of the required immigration process for all travelers to the country. Depending on the purpose of an applicant’s visit, there are following type of visa: travel visa / tourist visa, Business visa, Working visa, transit visa. The most popular type of visa for Vietnam is Tourist Visa which is normally valid 1 month or 3 months but with US Citizens, Tourist visa can be issued for 12 months but each stay is not over 90 days in the country.
Business visa is granted for people who have business in Vietnam. It can be also valid for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.
How to apply for vietnam visa
To make the process easier for you, Vietnam Visa is here to help you with the process of obtaining a visa for travel to Vietnam. Our online application is quick and easy, as well as fully supported by our knowledgeable staff. We recommend you choose to get a visa on arrival, as picking up your visa at all Vietnamese international airports is simple and convenient. Just follow the online process beforehand, and you will be ready to get your visa stamp in Vietnam.
To apply for Vietnam visa, there are 3 methods:
Visa at Vietnam embassy
The procedure to get a visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate varies. Some embassies accept submissions by post and in person. But some accept in-person submissions only.
Here comes the normal procedure to get a Vietnam embassy visa:
- Step 1: Prepare the documents and fees required by the embassy;
- Step 2: Travel to the embassy to submit the application documents, pay for visa fee and also get arrangement note for visa processing, and then travel back to home and wait;
- Step 3: Travel to the embassy again to get the visa and passport.
Getting visa at Vietnam embassy is a traditional method which is applied for both tourist and business travelers. Before apply at embassy, you need to check the procedure / timming and pricing.
Vietnam e visa
An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry.
Outside Vietnam foreigners who want to enter Vietnam can personally apply for E-visa or through the inviting/guaranteeing agencies and organizations.
E-visa fee is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department. The fee will not be refunded if the application is refused.
Vietnam e visa a for tourist purpose and not for business travelers. This type of visa is valid for only 30 days.
Vietnam VOA / Vietnam visa on arrival
If you are planning to arrive in Vietnam on an international flight, landing at either Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang or Nha Trang airports, a legitimate alternative to obtaining a full visa stamp from the Vietnamese Embassy, in your own or another country, is to opt for a very simple and much cheaper, visa on arrival (VOA). Once issued, this visa is exactly the same as a visa issued by any Vietnamese embassy/consulate, with the same limitations and conditions attached to its use.
The VOA paperwork is not a full visa; rather you employ an agent (before you arrive) in Vietnam to obtain an official letter of approval that you present at the VOA counter when you land. Upon payment of a visa processing fee at the airport (U.S.$25 for one-month and three-month single entry visas, $50 for one-month and three-month multiple entry visas) you will receive your passport back with an official visa affixed.
Source: FAQ – Visa on Arrival (VOA)
This type of visa is applied for both tourist and business travelers. Remember to bring Cash to pay visa stamping fee upon arrival at Vietnam airport. You have also pay visa processing fee for third party travel agent as Vietnam Visa Box for visa approval letter. Check Visa fees for full details.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Government of Vietnam has issued a number of visa and entry restrictions, which are subject to change at any time. You need to check Vietnam visa for us citizens before you apply.