Vietnam visa in Singapore

Vietnam Visa for Other Nationals in Singapore

As you may know, all Singaporeans do not need a Vietnam visa for their stay in Vietnam of no more than 30 days. Otherwise, they will need a valid visa. And it, in this case, can be obtained in two ways:

  1. Apply via Vietnam Embassy in Singapore or in any third country;
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival;

What about other nationals residing in Singapore and wishing to visit Vietnam? Do they need a visa, and if yes, how to obtain it. The answer can be found here, in this post.

At the moment, Vietnamese government, in its bid to promote national tourism industry, is granting Vietnam visa exemption to a number of nationals for a certain periods of time. So, you nationality falls on this list, you do not need to obtain a visa for their trip to Vietnam. The list can be found here:

No finding of your nationality in the list means you need a visa to Vietnam. And if this is the case, you may also have two ways to obtain a Vietnam visa like Singaporeans. While all can apply for Vietnam visa at embassy in Singapore, some are not support with visa on arrival. To check whether your nationality is support with this kind of visa, refer to the link:

How to obtain Vietnam visa in Singapore

  • Step 1: Download the Vietnam visa application form at website of Vietnam embassy in Singapore, fill it out, attach it with photo
  • Step 2: Travel to the embassy, submit visa application, original passport and other documents as required by the embassy.
  • Step 3: Pay for visa fee.
  • Step 4: Travel back home and wait for visa application processed by the embassy.
  • Step 5: Travel back to the embassy to pick up full visa for Vietnam.

Here are contact details of Vietnam embassy in Singapore:

  • Address: 10 Leedon Park St., SINGAPORE 267887
  • Phone: (65) 64625994
  • Fax: (65) 6462 5936
  • Email: [email protected]

How to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival?

  • Follow there simple steps in the Online Application Form, fill in the secured form, make payment for service fee
  • Wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email
  • Print the approval letter out together with an entry and exit form (also attached in the email). Fill in the entry and exit form in advance (to save time at the arrival airport) and prepare 01 passport-sized photo
  • Bring visa approval letter, photo, filled Entry and Exit form and required amount of money for stamping fee (USD is recommended) with you to get on your flights
  • Get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport checking point by showing all prepared to the in-charge officer.

Both these ways of visa application provide you with a valid visa, so using which way is your choice.

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Top 5 destinations for President Obama in Vietnam

The New York Times has recently released top five attractions that President Barack Obama should see during his first time in Vietnam. The following destinations are good recommendations for President Obama, apart from others that have plenty to offer tourists, including picturesque port cities, temples and historic sites.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is an attractive destination which comprises more than 1,600 limestone islands and islets scattering around emerald green water. It is a UNESCO world natural heritage site and one of the must-see attractions of any trip in Vietnam. The beauty of Halong Bay is said to be amazing with full of limestone caves and grottoes, together with some popular floating villages where you can visit to observed how locals make their livelihoods from the water.

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The best way to explore the beauty of the bay as well as to touch the nature inside Halong is taking an overnight Halong bay tourand cruise and joining some adventurous activities including rock climbing and kayaking.

Vietnam Discovery Travel would like to offer tourists a wide range of tour in Halong Bay, which can be customized or tailor-made to satisfy all your needs. Some popular tours in Halong can be found at: .

The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam)

After a 30-minute drive from the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tourists will reach the Temple of Literature – Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, a sprawling complex of the ancient Hanoi capital. Built in 1070, it is not only one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars; but also the first university of Vietnam.

Tourists to the Temple of Literature can live in a peaceful place with courtyards, green lawns and a pond. In addition, the temple is highlighted by the names of more than a thousand scholars inscribed on tombstones. Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam is both a worthwhile stop-over in any popular Hanoi city tour and a “should come” place for students coming to pray for luck before their exams.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Lying entirely in a tropical jungle, which is easy to reach after a 2.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi tunnels was used to be the place witnessing several military campaigns during the Vietnam War and also be the shelters of Viet Cong soldiers. Especially for those who are fancy of Vietnamese history, the best way to see and learn about it is to book in advance a half-day Cu Chi tunnels tour with local guide who can give you introduction on the structure of the tunnel system and how Vietnamese soldiers used them during the war.

Hoi An Ancient Town

It’s no doubt that spending at least a day tour in Hoi An is a worthwhile experience for any tourist during their Vietnam journey. Being a UNESCO’s cultural world heritage site belonging to the central coast of Vietnam, the ancient town of Hoi An has been incredibly well-preserved as it was used to be the Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries. The best way to discover the small but charming town is strolling around the town and along the Thu Bon River for sightseeing the historic ancient houses.

Hanoi’s French Quarter

Spending an afternoon exploring the Hanoi’s French Quarter is another recommendation for President Obama to visit during his time in Vietnam. Coming there, you will be excited not only by the architecture dated from the time when the French colonized the city, but also by the vibrant and bustling scene of the streets.

Tourists are able to see neon light displays, vendors hawking local goods such as lanterns and slippers, as well as to enjoy a bowl of Pho – the Vietnamese traditional noodle soup – and a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street stall inside the French Quarter. Taking a tuk-tuk or three-wheeled scooter ride to explore this area is a good choice before stopping for drinking a cup of coffee and watching locals lives their daily lives.


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Urgent Vietnam visa in Singapore

Having had to do an urgent change of plans, departing for Vietnam from Singapore tomorrow. Does anyone know if we could go to Vietnamese Embassy same day and get a Vietnam Visa and what their requirements are.

All Australian passport holders.



Dear Geoff,

We are not sure whether the Vietnam embassy in Singapore can provide you Vietnam visa on the same day or not as there is no information available on their website.

However, if you travel to Vietnam by air, you can apply for Vietnam visa online to get your visa approval letter via email within 1 working day or even 4 working hours if you use super-urgent visa service, and then all of you can bring this letter to board the flight and get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport. This kind of visa is called visa on arrival.

To book right now, click on the link:

Click Vietnam visa on arrival for Australians for more information for your visa to Vietnam.

Hope this information is clear to you.

Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to let us know.

Kind regards,

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Vietnam Visa for Tourists in Singapore


We are planning to visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for 1 week for tourism. My daughter and I are Indian passport holders, while my wife and step son are citizens of Belarus. We are currently residing in Singapore.

For citizens of Belarus for a stay of 15 days it seems that visa is not necessary while for Indian citizens visa on arrival is required. Can you please confirm and suggest the best way to proceed to get the visa?


Hello Kallol,

First of all, thank you for contacting us for your question.

We would like to confirm that for your wife and step son, Belarus passport holders, they are exempted from Vietnam visa within 15 days and for you and your daughter, as Indian, you must apply for Vietnam visa. For your case, it is 1 month single entry visa. If you travel to Vietnam by air, the best way to apply for Vietnam visa is Vietnam visa on arrival. Click here to submit the online form now.

After receiving your application and service fee, we will sent your information to Vietnam immigration Department and send the visa letter to your email within 1- 2 working days. You get on flight with the document and then get stamped visa at Vietnam Airport.

In case you do not travel to Vietnam by air, you must apply for visa via a local Vietnam embassy.

You can click if you want to know in details about how to apply for Vietnam visa for Indians.

Hope that this information is clear to you.

Wish you all good things.

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Ten amazing undiscovered destinations to discover now

The true traveler in all of us yearns for the romance and discovery of new and exciting places around the world. Those unique places untouched by loads of tourists and bursting with souvenir shops. Happily there are still a number of fresh adventures, away from the well-worn track, just waiting to be discovered.

Many lesser known, undiscovered destinations are located in Asia, India and the Middle East. Travel experts Wego, have put together a fascinating list of ten destinations sure to satisfy an adventurous heart. Check them out, before everyone else does!


Farasan Banks, Saudi Arabia

A welcome alternative to busy Red Sea resorts in Egypt and Israel, Farasan Banks is home to countless cays and sandbanks, is now a protected area within the Farasan Island Marine Sanctuary.

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Farasan Banks – via Flickr Wajahat Mahmood

Diving is the main attraction with the waters bursting with marine life; clown fish, yellowfin tuna, dolphins, bump head parrotfish, and a variety of shark species as well as gorgonian and black coral.

Countless secluded and empty beaches can be reached by boat, and a number of charming coastal towns, typical of the Red Sea area, can be strolled on a warm summer evening, and it’s only a short flight from the UAE.

Dizin, Iran

Set high in the Alborz Mountains, a short ride north of Tehran, Dizin is one of the country’s most famous ski resorts and one of 40 of the world’s highest.

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Farasan Banks – via Flickr Wajahat Mahmood

With a season lasting longer than many European alps thanks to an altitude of 3,600 metres there’s around 459 hectares of skiable terrain (between December to late May).

Perfect for hiking and biking in summer, with amazing views of one of the highest volcanoes in the world, Mount Damavand.

Dakhla, Western Sahara

Under Moroccan administration, Dakhla is slowly becoming a surfing mecca, famed for its wild Atlantic rollers. The desert seemingly sinks into the sea on the narrow peninsula which is famous for its consistent wave breaks between October and February.

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Dakhla – via Flickr Jonathanfh

The best spots are the beach breaks in Lâayoune and Bojador, and also Pointe de l’Or. Nouâdhibou is one of the most undiscovered surfing/coastal gems in the region, and features a curious mix of Mauritanian and Senegalese cultures.


Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

Vietnam has become increasingly popular as an Asian destination, but focus lays in the two larger cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Son Doong Cave Vietnam – via flikr Myilmazarslan

As quite a recent discovery, having only been extensively explored in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association, it’s been hailed as the largest of its kind in the world. Set deep in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam, the ancient cave was carved from the Annamite Mountains almost three million years ago.

More people have walked upon Mount Everest than have set foot here, that’s how new and remote it is.

The Hang Son Doong Cave soars 200 metres in height, and is approximately 150 metres wide, and the entire cave system extends almost nine kilometres, with evergreen tropical forests growing within.

Located near the Ban Doong ethnic minority village in the Karst Mountains and home to a timeless way of life.

Hsipaw, Myanmar

Myanmar is growing in popularity now that the country is more accessible to visitors and is a relatively young travel destination.

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Central Market, Hsipaw – via Flickr Clay Gilliland

To experience the essence of this country, untouched by tourism, take a daily train to Mandalay to reach Hsipaw. Set deep in the highlands of the Shan State and dating back to 58 BC, it was once a royal city of the Shan chieftains who ruled until 1959.

Perfect for trekkers or hikers, the Burmese hills are stunning and uncrowded. The town is filled with traditional wooden longhouses and the Haw palaces of the Shan Kings are a must see.

Hoh Xil (Kekexili), Tibet

Perched high on the Tibetan Plateau, Hoh Xil is the third-least populated area on the planet, and China’s least. Sprawling between Tanggula and Kunlun, it sits at 4,700 metres above sea level.

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China’s Tibet beauty of the Hoh Xil

Characterised by rolling grass plains and volcanic cinder cones and framed by huge walls of snow-capped mountains, it’s only recently been open to tourists by China.

230 species of unusual, and some endangered, species of wildlife roam free including wild yak and donkey, white-lip deer, brown bear and the Tibetan antelope.

Qingzang Railway runs on its edge, and the Fenghuo Shan Tunnel is the world’s highest railway tunnel.

Hainan, China

China’s southernmost province is a tropical paradise, often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of China’. Palm lined beaches, small towns filled with cafes and streets full of shopping opportunities sit beside the warm South China Sea.

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Hainan – via Flickr DvYang

Inland, jagged jungle-clad mountains and lava rock villages await the adventurer, and make sure to check out Gusong Village, which is a rarely discovered ancient Hainanese village in the hills. The Yanoda Rainforest is quite an unexpected spectacle, and Nanwan Monkey Island is a nationally protected reserve for macaque monkeys.


Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

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Ornate stone carved walls lining the 11th century Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India

Forming the borderlands of Gujarat and Pakistan in the extreme north-west of India, you’ll find the largest salt desert in the world. Home to the Rann Utsav, a Gujarati festival of desert life featuring dancing, sitar players, horse and camel riders; it’s a unique blend of Persian, Indian, Indian, Pakistani and Indus Valley cultures.

Some of the most unique handcraft markets can be found here, bursting with wood carvings, shell work, Rabari, Ahir and Sindhi fabrics, all traditional to this area.

Visit Kala Dunga (the highest point in Rann of Kutch) offering sweeping views of the White Desert, and Vijay Vilas Palace, a mix of Jaipur, Mewar, Rajput, Gujarati styles which are used in Bollywood backdrops.

Doodhpathri, Kashmir

An off-the-beaten-track alternative to Srinagar and Gulmarg, the natural environment is spectacular. Home to the alpine Tangnar Valley filled with pines and babbling mountain streams on the edge of the Himalaya.

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Doodhpathri – via Flickr Ankur P

Hailed as the Valley of Milk, for its farming traditions, rolling green meadows and grazing sheep add to the complete serenity. Many visitors rent temps and camp in the wilds during May to July, when temperatures are in the mid-teens and plants and grasses are in full bloom.

Patan, Gujarat

The sprawling ancient city of Gujarat’s Jain kings, Patan is also home to the recently UNESCO World Heritage Listed, Rani-ki-Vav (Queens’ stepwell). The 11th Century royal memorial celebrates the sanctity of water, overflowing with religious and secular symbolism.

After reading this article, if you want to visit any country to explore, remember to check visa requirements. For Vietnam visa, you can check it here:


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Basic Information about Vietnam visa for Singaporeans on abroad trip

Do Singaporeans on abroad trip need a visa to Vietnam?

Under current Vietnam immigration regulations, all Singaporeans do not need to obtain Vietnam visa if they just stay in the country for less than 30 days regardless where they are traveling to Vietnam from.

2. In which case Singaporeans need a Vietnam visa?

Singaporeans should apply for Vietnam visa if they wish to stay in the country for more than 30 days as Vietnam visa exemption extension at the moment is very difficult and costly.

3. How to obtain a Vietnam visa for Singaporeans in foreign countries?

It is very easy to obtain Vietnam visa for Singaporeans. Regardless of where they are, they may obtain a visa for Vietnam in either of the following two ways:

Way 1: Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival if traveling to Vietnam by air

Visa on arrival is a convenient way to get Vietnam Visa and it will save you time and money, especially if you live far from the Vietnamese embassies. This type of visa is organized by travel agencies in Vietnam. You will collect the visa when arriving at the airport in Vietnam.

First, you have to get the approval letter before flying to Vietnam. To get one, you can submit online visa application form and get it after 2 days.

When you arrive at the airport of Vietnam, you can have your card stamped approval. Remember that you must prepare two passport photos and fee of $ 25 for 3-month single entry or $ 50 for multiple entries within 3 months. We do not mention stamping fee for 1 month single/multiple entry visa here as you do not need one, as a Singaporean citizen.

Option 2: Apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy

Required documents, visa processing procedure, how to submit visa application documents (in person or by post) and visa fee may vary from embassy in embassy.

However, basic documents to be submitted to the embassy for Vietnam visa application include:

  • Original passport (valid for 01 months, at least since the departure of Vietnam)
  • Visa application form
  • A passport-sized photo 4×6 cm

For contact details of Vietnamese embassies in foreign countries, refer to the link:

Above is basic information about Vietnam visa for Singaporeans.

Should you need any further information or assistance, you are always welcome to ask us.

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Vietnam Visa for Taiwanese in Singapore

Hi, for your info, I am Taiwan passport and Singapore pass work permit holder whom stay in Singapore.

I would like to know that

  1. The documents for apply tourist visa for Vietnam for 1 month single entry
  2. Visa application fee
  3. Process days
  4. Application submit time & collection time

Thanks and Regards,


Dear Terry,

Thank you for leaving us your message.

Regarding your question, please be inform that as a Taiwanese citizen, you have two ways to obtain a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for Vietnam visa in Vietnam Embassy in Singapore.

If you choose this option, please kindly contact the embassy for more information for required documents, processing time, procedure as well as fee.

2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival if you travel to Vietnam by air.

This option is highly recommended if you travel to Vietnam by air. To apply for this kind of visa, you do not need to provide any documents but to fill out an online application for visa approval letter at:

After that, you will need to pay for service fee online. It is US $21 for a 1-month single entry tourist visa for Vietnam.

And then, after 2 working days at maximum, you will get your visa approval letter (an official permission allowing you to board the flight to Vietnam).

Finally, you will pick up full visa at Vietnam airport upon your landing in the country by presenting your original passport, visa approval letter, entry and exit form and stamping fee (US $25).

So, total cost for a 1-month single entry visa is US $46.

Additionally, you can submit your application form at any time as you wish.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know.

Kind regards,


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Date of Travel on Vietnam Visa

After applying for the visa and assistance, we found that we did not put the actual date of our arrival to be met.

We will actually arrive in Saigon on 16 September 2016, but our applied date is 14 September 2016.

Does it cause us any problem?


Dear Dorothy Little,

First of all, we would like to say thank-you for using our service.

Regarding your concern, please be informed that there will be no problem at all as you can enter Vietnam at any date after arrival date and before exit date provided in your Vietnam visa approval letter.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know.

Kind regards,