VISA Formalities for Vietnam

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The rules for obtaining a visa to Vietnam changes constantly. For a prompt and easy arrival process into Vietnam, Hanoi Voyages takes care of your visa-on-arrival documents. If you travel with us, we will provide your with a free Invitation Letter and you will only have to pay for the stamps at the airport.

Vietnam Visa-on-Arrival

Visa-on-Arrival stamp cost: $25 US dollars.

  1. After receiving your scanned passport information, Hanoi Voyages will process and obtain an entry permit-Invitation Letter, which is an official document of the Vietnamese government that allows you to enter the Vietnamese soil and guarantees that the visa will be issued at the airport on arrival.
  2. The Invitation Letter will be processed within four working days, and when Hanoi Voyages receives the Invitation Letter, we will send the document directly to you by email.
  3. You have to print the Invitation Letter because it will be requested upon registration with the airline responsible for your flight to Vietnam.
  4. When you arrive at the Vietnam airport, give the Invitation Letter and two passport-size photos (4x6cm) to the Customs Official. The Customs Official will then stamp the visa into your passport, and you are ready for your Vietnam adventure.
  5. Visa-on-Arrival is only able to be obtained if you arrive in Vietnam by air and not by road.


Another option to get a Vietnam Visa is to complete the application independently. To obtain a Vietnam Visa independently, you will need to request the document before departure from the Vietnamese embassy in your country.


Some countries are allowed to enter Vietnam without applying for a visa beforehand. We have made a summary for our most popular customers:   

  • Passports from Germany, UK, Spain, France, and Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are not required to retrieve a Vietnam visa for a stay of up to 15 days.
  • Most ASEAN countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand are not required to retrieve a Vietnam visa if visiting Vietnam for up to 30 days.
  • Passports from Myanmar are not required to retrieve a Vietnam visa for a stay of up to 14 days
  • Passports from the Philippines are not necessary to receive a Vietnam visa for a stay of up to 21 days.


Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for any news on Visa for Vietnam as well for your specific country.

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