e-visa for all countries
Vietnam, with its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history, has emerged as a popular tourist destination in recent years. As the country continues to grow in popularity, understanding the visa application process becomes vital for travelers looking to explore its wonders. In this article, we'll delve into the three main types of visas available to foreign visitors in 2023: Visa Exemption, E-Visa, and Visa on Arrival.
Non-nationals can access the e-visa web portal of the Vietnam Immigration Department at https://www.immigration.gov.vn or the National Public Service Portal of the Ministry of Public Security at https://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn/ to apply.
All information regarding the trip, including intended date of entry and length of stay in Vietnam, intended port of entry and departure, and intended temporary residential address in Vietnam must be given.
In the e-visa request information category, foreigners select single-entry visa or multiple-entry based on the purpose of their trip.
The form requires information from the passport data page, and images of the page and passport photo must be uploaded.
A screenshot of Vietnam's electronic visa application form. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Immigration Department
Applicants will have to pay a fee of US$25 each after receiving the electronic dossier code from the immigration authority.
Foreigners applying for an e-visa can use the dossier code to check the status on the e-visa web portal. It takes three working days for the visa to be issued.
The e-visa is valid for entry at any of the 29 international checkpoints in Vietnam, including 13 airports. For the full list of airports, seaports and border crossings where the e-visa is accepted, scroll down
To look up and print electronic visas, you can access https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/tra-cuu-thi-thuc
The new e-visa, issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners through the electronic transaction system, will be valid for multiple entries within 90 days.
Thirteen airports that allow foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam by e-visa, include Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Cat Bi, Can Tho, Phu Quoc, Phu Bai, Van Don, Tho Xuan, Dong Hoi, Phu Cat and Lien Khuong.
The 16 land border gates that allow e-visas are Tay Trang (Dien Bien Province), Mong Cai (Quang Ninh), Huu Nghi (Lang Son), Lao Cai, Na Meo (Thanh Hoa), Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), Cha Lo (Quang Binh), La Lay and Lao Bao (Quang Tri), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai and Xa Mat (Tay Ninh), Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong (An Giang) and Ha Tien (Kien Giang).
Thirteen sea border gates also allow e-visas: Hon Gai and Cam Pha (Quang Ninh), Hai Phong, Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh), Chan May (Thua Thien Hue), Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai), Vung Tau (Ba Ria Vung Tau), HCMC and Duong Dong (Kien Giang).
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