How To Apply Vietnam Visa

1/ Visa Exemptions
​Most visitors will need a visa to enter the country Vietnam, with a few exceptions for citizen of these below countries:
  • ASEAN including Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia to stay for not more than 30 days
  • Scandinavian including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Russian Federation to stay for not more than 15 days
  • Japanese and South Korean to stay for not more than 15 days.
  • Phu Quoc Island: the foreigner, the Vietnam foreign passports who enter, exit and residence in Phu Quoc Island are exempt from visa for temporary stay (not exceeding 30 days). In case of foreigners who come to Vietnam by an international gate (including road, air and sea), stay in the transit area at the gate, and then forwarded to Phu Quoc island is also exempt from visa requirements in accordance with this.
2/ Type of Visa
  • Tourist visa: single entry for one (1) month stay
  • Business visa: multiple entry for one (1) month or three (3) months stay
3/ Getting Vietnam visa
There are 2 ways to obtain a Vietnam visa: 
  • Applying at Vietnam Consulates or Vietnam Embassies in your own country 
  • Taking Vietnam Visa On Arrival
  • General documents needed for applying Visa to Vietnam in both ways:
a. Passport valid for 6 months beginning the first day of travel.
b. 2 – 3 of 4cm x 6cm photos
3.1/ Apply for a Visa at an Embassy:
  • Visa application form
  • Visa fee: in a range of USD 45 – USD 65 for direct application to the embassy
          The visa application form may vary from embassy to embassy, so you need to take the form from the embassy where you will get the visa.

          Submit this form filled with your original passport, 2 or 3 photos, and visa fee. 

3.2/ Obtain Visa on Arrival:

We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival because picking up visa at Vietnam International airports in Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport), Danang (Danang Airport) and Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat airport) is quite simple, no additional charges and no fail, recommended by 4U Tours.

  • A simple form to fill in
  • One (1) picture to give to the officer
  • Money for stamping fee. 
You need to have an Approval Letter from Vietnam Department of Immigration to be able to get a visa stamp at airports.
We will get it for you within 3 working days after we receive your full passport information as below:
  • Full name on passport
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number 
  • Date of issuance of Passport
  • Date of expiration of Passport
  • Date of planning for enter
  • Duration of stay
  • Single entry or multiple entries

Upon receiving the Approval Letter from Vietnam Department of Immigration, we will send it to you right away by email. Kindly print it out and hold it to board your flight. Stamping procedure will be done when you arrive in Vietnam. Expect a simple form to fill in, one (1) picture to give to the officer and money for stamping fee. 

4U Tours offer Vietnam visa fast track immigration service (USD $ 25 each person, excluding Stamping Fee) as an alternative for those who do not wish to wait for their turn in a long queue heading to immigration Counter at the airport after a long flight.
4U staff will meet & greet with you at the arrival gate, holding a sign with your name or a more discrete expression like a company name, logo, initials, etc.
She or he will help with carry-on luggage and lead you to the exclusive fast track immigration counters, where he or she will assist with immigration documents details to ensure that your official entry into Vietnam occurs without any delays.
Would you like someone to pick you up at the airport and chauffeur you directly to your hotel? Whoever you are, afamily with kids, a business man, a traveler or even a group traveling together on a tight schedule, our Airport Transfer service might be a convenient choice for you.
For any immediate assistance, please call us at (+84) 126 488 6877
In trying to bring clients more useful assistance, 4U Tours also provides visa extension/renewal services for those whose Vietnam visas have come close to expiration dates and still wish to stay longer. To extend/renew your visa, you are kindly advised to follow the following steps:
  • Step 1: Send a scanned copy of your passport and the page containing your current Vietnam visa to our email for checking.
  • Step 2: Be informed via email about whether your visa can be extended and the Vietnam visa extension fee as it varies from case to case.
  • Step 3: For those who are currently in Hanoi, please carry your original passport to our office. In case you are in Ho Chi Minh City, please let us know your current address so that our staff can come in person to pick up your passport.
  • Step 4: Wait for a few days to get your passport back along with your new stamped visa.
For those who have only a limited time frame during their trips in Vietnam, we suggest you check out our newly developed website for Vietnam day tours at The website offers a wide range of Vietnam city tours in big cities of Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An and Nha Trang.
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