Applying for Vietnam visa on arrival

Does Belgian Citizen need Visa to Vietnam for 5 days only?

I’m Belgian passport holder and am traveling to Vietnam in this August for 5 days only from Singapore. Do I need a Vietnam visa, or can I pay an amount of money to enter Vietnam without visa, assuming an equal amount to be spent to get a visa, as I think getting a visa may be much more complicated?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Dear Adalheida,

Please be informed that a valid Vietnam visa is required to all Belgian citizens traveling to Vietnam for any purpose. You cannot pay any amount of money as an exchange for Vietnam visa exemption, you need to obtain one before your travel.

But the case you think is not. Getting a Vietnam visa for Belgians has been made much easier. Now, you can obtain a visa in either of two following options:

  1. Getting a visa at a local Vietnam embassy. It can be Vietnam embassy in Singapore or Vietnam Embassy in Belgium or in any country which is the most convenient for you.
  2. Getting a Vietnam visa on arrival. This way is highly recommended if you travel to Vietnam by air. It is very convenient. You can see more about Vietnam visa application for Belgians at

We hope that this information is clear to you.

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

Kind regards,