Question 1: Who needs to apply for a Vietnam entry visa?

All foreign visitors need to apply for a visa before coming to Vietnam. See Vietnam tourist visa for more details.

However, foreigners who are spouse/children/parents of a Vietnamese, or people residing overseas with Vietnamese relatives can apply for a Vietnamese visa exemption for a maximum period of 5 years and can stay 90 days for each entry. Read more: Certificate of Visa Exemption

Also, travelers visiting Phu Quoc get their visa exempted for 30 days, see more here.

You can choose to see the requirements for citizens of a specific country:

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Question 2: What documents are required for Vietnam visa?

The applicant for a Vietnam entry visa needs to prepare for the following documents:

  • Visa application form
  • A valid passport for at least 6 months
  • Papers proving the itinerary of the tour. The applicant must present documents related to the tour to prove to the competent authority of their travel. 
  • The air tickets to Vietnam

Question 3: What is the length of stay on a Vietnam tourist visa? Can I apply for an extension?

Vietnam visa has single-entry and multiple-entry types. Single entry visas are only valid for single entry and exit, and multiple entry visas are not limited to the number of entry and exit in the duration of a valid visa. The maximum stay is from 1 to 3 months.

When foreigners enter Vietnam, and the visa expires, they can apply for Vietnam visa extension or a new visa, depending on each specific case. New or extended visas can be single or multiple.

Question 4: What is the fee for applying a Vietnam tourist visa? 

Vietnam visa application fee is 25 USD, submitted 1 time at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in the United States. This fee is not refundable if the application is rejected.

Also, you amay want to check out Vietnam e-visa fee

Question 5: How to apply for a Vietnam visa?

You can come in person or have a relative bring the dossier to the embassy to submit. Alternatively, you can use the post delivery service if desired. In addition, US citizens can apply for an electronic visa.

Question 6: How long will it take for a Vietnam visa?

Normally within 5 to 7 working days, you will get the visa results. In an emergency, you can get your results within 48 hours, but for an extra fee.

Question 7: Can I apply over the Internet?

A: Technically, yes. You may send an email with your Visa Application attached and please provide us with a reachable phone number for a direct contact. Please be ready,  our office will contact you over the phone any time after receiving your application.

Also, 2 well known types of online visa to Vietnam is E-visa and visa on arrival.

See all the steps to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam here: Vietnam visa application

Want to know more about the different types of Vietnam visa, see this.

Those who want to extend their Vietnam visa in Vietnam can do a visa run in Vietnam or see detailed guides below:

Extend Vietnnam Visa In Hue, Central Vietnam

Get a Vietnam Visa Extension in Vung Tau

How To Extend Vietnam Visa For Expats In Danang

Nha Trang Visa Extension

How To Renew Vietnam Visa In Hanoi

Visa Extension Service In Hanoi

Vietnam visa extension in Ho Chi Minh