Vietnam visa exemption – Are you in the list?

Vietnam visa is very important for foreigners wishing to visit Vietnam but do all foreigners need to have Vietnam visa to enter the country? There are some Vietnam visa exemption cases that you should know. Let’s find out together!

Basically, most foreigners wanting to travel to Vietnam must obtain Vietnam visa to enter and exit the country. However, if you are a citizen of the country having visa exemption agreement with Vietnam, you can stay in Vietnam without a visa for a certain period of time. Check the information below to know whether your country is in exemption list and how long you can be in the country with visa-free.

1. A 90-day Vietnam visa exemption:

  • Diplomatic or official passport: Armenia, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Dominican, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Hungary, India, Iraq, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Ordinary passport: Chile

2. A 60-day Vietnam visa exemption:

  • Diplomatic or official passport: Uzbekistan

3. A 30- Vietnam visa exemption:

  • Diplomatic or official passport: Angola, Azerbaijan, China, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Albania, Belarus, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Romania
  • Ordinary passport: Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and all foreigners who directly travel to Phu Quoc Island and leave Vietnam right after the visitation of this destination.

Note: If the citizens in this list having ordinary passport wish to return Vietnam under visa exemption program again, that visitation must be after 30 days from the latest visit.

4. A 21-day Vietnam visa exemption for ordinary passport holders only:

  • The Philippines

5. A 15-day Vietnam visa exemption for ordinary passport holders only:

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Russia

6. A 15-day Vietnam visa exemption for ordinary passport holders only:

  • until June 30th, 2018: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy
  • from July 1st, 2015 to June 30th, 2020: Belarus

7. A 14-day Vietnam visa exemption for ordinary passport holders only:

  • Brunei
  • Myanmar

For foreigners whose country is not on this list and those in the list wanting to stay in Vietnam more than visa exemption day, a Vietnam visa will be a must. There are 3 possible legal ways to get Vietnam visa including:

a. Vietnam visa through Vietnam Embassy

If you apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy, it will take you 4-5 working days for the Embassy to process and issue Vietnam visa which is stick in original passport. For detail information, please contact the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate.

b. Vietnam Visa on arrival

Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable for those who visit Vietnam by air only. All you need is an Internet connected device to apply online, make payment online to get Approval letter via email first. Then bring the letter in along with Vietnam entry and exit form, passport-sized photo and cash to get visa stamped at Vietnam arrival airport.

c. Vietnam e-visa

Vietnam e-visa is only for those who need one-single entry visa with vacation purpose and their stay is no more than 30 days. It is also a new kind of visa so please check with your airlines first to make sure everything is smooth.

Vietnam visa exemption policy is quite convenient for you if you plan to stay in Vietnam within the exemption days. If you have any question about Vietnam visa exemption or Vietnam visa, please freely to contact Vietnam visa experts!

4 unique statues in Hanoi interested by Argentina tourists

There is no need for a medicinal mummification, but the remains of the two masters are not decayed or the statue of the Monsignor with bare feet is the unique statue in Hanoi.

Buddha statue on the king’s back

Hoe Nhai Pagoda (Ba Dinh District) is located on a large campus with the green space of ancient bodhi trees. The pagoda having two three-storey towers next to the two large stones consists of two roadblocks, each of which has 5 compartments.

In the temple, travelers will see a statue “King of penance”. According to the abbot, this statue was the result of a Buddhist monk’s practice in Vietnam in 1678. At that time, Buddhism was no longer in the position of the state religion, instead, it was Confucianism.

King Le Hy Tong had an ordinance to expel the monks into the forest, if not obeyed, the monks would be punished. At this time, the monk Chan Dun, the second monk of Hoe Nhai Pagoda, wrote the poem, put into the casket to bring the king and said that there was a pearl in the box.

When the king opened the box, he did not see the jade, but only the statement about the Buddha’s maintenance has helped the dynasty in a durable position. Later, King Le promulgated the penitent repression and changed his attitude towards Buddhism. Derived from this, the statue of the Buddha on the back of the king has been placed in Hoe Nhai Pagoda.

The statue like the real person

Quan Su Pagoda (Hoan Kiem District) is displaying the statue of monk Thich Thanh Tu, former vice president of the Buddhist Association of Vietnam, with the size of real people. The statue was taken to the pagoda on the occasion of the ceremony. Many people come to the temple because they do not know that this is a real person or statue.

The statue is made of wax but look like a real person with each detailed facial feature such as eyebrows, nose, mouth, wrinkles on the cheek, lines or wrinkles on the neck which are very lively. The left hand of the statue with blue veins and the feet is made with very real lines.

This is the result of the Buddhist monks and nuns in Thailand after one year and finally had this wish since 2008 on the occasion of the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations in Hanoi.

The statue of Monsignor with a unique barefoot

Chua Boc in Khuong Thuong village (Dong Da district) is one of the famous temples in Hanoi which is classified as a national historical monument. The ancient temple is located quietly in the street which is always busy. In the three-storey shrine of the temple, in addition to worshipping the Buddha, on the right temple, there is a church worshipping the Monsignor from ancient times bringing many secrets.

At this altar, there are 3 monsignors with the highest statue has one foot in the shoe and the other one is bare foot, looking very comfortable. He wears a coat embroidered dragon hidden in the clouds and his belt is very majestic. This is rare in statues of the monks at other temples. To this day, no one knows exactly when the temple was built.

Two statues of Dau Pagoda

More than 20 km from Hanoi, Dau pagoda is sacred by the two statues of Zen Master Vu Khac Minh and Vu Khac Truong whose bodies are still intact. The bodies of two monks sit in meditation posture, wrapped in Vietnamese paint.

Many Vietnamese scientists have not yet deciphered the mystery of not having a mummified medicine that the two Buddhist monks have not decomposed.

In addition to architectural values, Dau Pagoda also preserves many precious relics such as two stone minks on the threshold of Tam Quan, dating to the Tran Dynasty, two stone dragons on the threshold of the Tang Dynasty (now more than 500 years old), Terracotta tiles in the Mac dynasty and Le dynasty. With two rare statues and precious relics, Dau Pagoda is always a mystery and unique to visitors everywhere.

*** How to get Vietnam visa for Argentina citizens

Argentina is not included in the list of countries with Vietnam visa exemption, so to visit Vietnam Argentina citizens have to apply for the visa to Vietnam. There are 3 methods to get Vietnam visa for Argentina as follows:

  • Visa to Vietnam from Argentina at the embassy
  • Vietnam e-visa for Argentina
  • Visa on arrival

Among 3 methods, it is highly recommended for Argentina citizens to choose the last one as it is really a wonderful service by saving a lot of time and energy, the simple and fast process, especially the high rate of applying successfully.  Check out more about Vietnam visa for Argentina for a good start of your trip then!

All you should know when applying Vietnam visa for Chinese in Singapore

Normally, the paperwork for Vietnam visa for Chinese people will be troublesome and time-consuming. Please refer to the easiest ways to apply for Vietnam visa for the Chinese in Singapore as below.

Apply at the Vietnamese embassy in a third country

This is the most common, traditional way, especially, for the Chinese living and working in Singapore, they can directly go to Vietnam embassy in Singapore to apply for Vietnam visa.

1. Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore

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

Working time

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 a.m and 2:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m
  • Visa procedure: Monday to Friday (9 a.m – 12 a.m)
  • Other consular procedures (grant, renewal, change of passport, notarization, legalization, making birth and death certificates, etc.): Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 pm – 5 pm)


You will be stamped visa immediately after your application is approved.


The procedure is quite complex and the cost is very high, especially for the Chinese labors with long-term work and multiple entries so the ability to refuse of approving visa is very high. With the 7-day review period, if you have an urgent need during the day, it will be difficult to arrange.

2. Apply for e-visa

This is a new visa policy applied by the Vietnamese government in more than 40 countries since February 1st, 2017 including China (Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders). Therefore, you can refer this way to get Vietnam visa for Chinese in Singapore.

Vietnam E-visa is a convenient method by just visiting the website to enter information and waiting for visa approval. The fee of e-visa is 25 dollars which is pretty cheap and simple compared with visa at the Embassy.


The website interface is not user-friendly, difficult to operate because it only allows one entry and staying up to 30 days. In order to be granted an electronic visa, you must complete the information in accordance with each process, especially for long-term approval. Please give a try to apply for an electronic visa at

3. Apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival

This is a policy for the reputable international travel companies and organizations in Vietnam which are able to guarantee customers, partners to Vietnam for various purposes. It is a good choice to get Vietnam visa for Chinese in Singapore.


It is fast, meet urgent needs even within 1 working hour. The implementation is really simple with a cheap cost and many options for entry (time, purpose and number). Depending on the type of service you require, the length of time you have an official entry issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department through our guarantee is fast or slow but the normal processing time is 2 working days for regular service. Upon arrival at the airport and customs clearances, present this entry to the airport customs staff to stick the visa stamp to original passport. It is absolutely valid and legal for a normal visa and is accepted throughout the territory of Vietnam.


Another step is to stamp your visa at Vietnam airport. If you want to entry Vietnam by road, visa on arrival will not be able to apply this way.

Hope the article can be helpful somehow to get Vietnam visa for Chinese in Singapore. Just refer to the visa provider so they can support you timely as best as they can.