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!


All you need to know about Vietnam tourist visa for Fillipino

As a citizen of Philippines, you are exempted for Vietnam visa if you are planning to stay in Vietnam within 21 days for either tourist purpose or business purpose with all travel ways including land, sea and air travel. If the period of your stay in Vietnam is longer than 21 days, Vietnam visa will be required for Philippines passport holders before entering Vietnam. At present, Philippines travelers living in Philippines or other countries can apply for Vietnam Visa in two ways: Vietnam visa at Embassy or Vietnam visa on arrival.

You can read more about how to get Vietnam Tourist Visa for Fillipino or simply continue reading this post.

Vietnam visa on arrival provides an online procedure for all applicants who wish to enter Vietnam through any of 5 international airports in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City. You can easily apply for Vietnam visa on arrival online on . After spending few minutes to fill in the online application form with all correct information required, you will need to pay for service fee via OnePay, PayPal or Western Union. Normally, a Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration department will be sent to via email within 2 working days or few working hours in super urgent case. When arriving at the airports, you will get the stamped visa by showing this Approval Letter and making the cash payment for stamping fee collected by Immigration Officers. This is consider as the most effective way because of its convenience, quickness and safety. All the fee including service fee and stamping fee fixed on, which can vary in different type of visa, the number of applicants and the processing time.


Vietnam tourist visa for Filipino travellers

Alternative way to apply for Vietnam tourist visa for Filipino citizens is applying in person at Embassy of Vietnam in Manila. This kind of visa is recommend for those who travel to Vietnam by land or sea. In order to applying for Vietnam visa, your original passport will be required to be submitted together with your visa application form. Normally, the processing time can be around 5 working days, or even longer according to the requirement of each Embassy or Consulate. Besides you may be required to be presented at the Embassy several times until the process is completed. To get more information about the fee and the procedure, you can contact directly with the Vietnam Embassy in Philippines with major information as below:

For both two options to get Vietnam visa for Filipino citizens, please make sure the passport has at least 6 months valid and left pages. You can contact us to get more details about Vietnam visa for Philippines via Hotline +84. 946.583.583 or [email protected]

Vietnam visa for US passport holders

Wide options for Vietnam visa for US available again

It is great that from December 15, 2016, US passport holders in general and those in Singapore in particular can apply again for other types of Vietnam visa.

As many may know, from September 1, 2015, as in the exchange note between the Vietnamese government and the US government, all US passport holders to Vietnam must apply for 1-year multiple entry visa regardless of how many days they intend to be in Vietnam. This policy encountered a lot of complaints from US travelers who wished to stay in Vietnam for a short term, even a few days but had to pay for a large amount of money.

This new move once again promote travel of US passport holders to Vietnam. Following are options for Vietnam visa for US now:

  1. Tourist visa
    1. 1 month single entry visa
    2. 1 month multiple entry visa
    3. 3 months single entry visa
    4. 3 months multiple entry visa
    5. 1 year multiple entry visa
  2. Business visa
    1. 1 month single entry visa
    2. 3 months single entry visa
    3. 3 months multiple entry visa
    4. 6 months multiple entry visa
    5. 1 year multiple entry visa

Another great news from us is that all US passport that US passport holders who have obtained the visa approval letter for 1-year multiple entry visa with but wish to stay in Vietnam for a shorter term can have opportunities to get a short-term visa approval letter processed by the Vietnam immigration Department for FREE, and then to get visa stamped at Vietnam airport at a lower stamping fee.

We are now filtering our system and will contact our US clients with this new policy. In case you are our client, you got a 1-year multiple entry visa approval letter, have not used it but wish to stay in Vietnam for a shorter duration, you will soon receive an email regarding this processing. If you cannot wait to see our email, you can get back to us at [email protected] | [email protected] and tell us your application ID as well as which type of visa you wish to obtain.

In case you did not get the visa approval letter with us, please contact your service provider to ask whether they process the visa approval letter again for you for FREE OR NOT.

Well, we are so excited with this news. So from now on, the cost of Vietnam visa on arrival for US travelers are the same as others.  Their application steps are also the same. It’s so great.

Vietnam visa singapore - apply for Vietnam visa in Singapore Can Process 1-year Business Visa on Arrival for Singaporeans takes a great pride to announce that we are now able to process business Vietnam visa for Singaporeans and others, valid for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and even 1 year.

How to apply for this kind of visa?

Get Vietnam visa Cheap and Easy

It is very simple to apply for these new types of visa on arrival.

To apply, you only need to access to to fill out the online form. To complete, firstly select number of visa (applicant) in your group, and then purpose of visa (business) and then type of visa you wish to obtain and the processing time you wish (normal – 7 working days, urgent – 3 working days or super-urgent – 2 working days).

After filling out the form, you will need to make payment of service fee.

You will receive the visa approval letter delivered to your email within the guaranteed time.

And the, with this letter, you will get your business visa stamped upon your arrival at Vietnam airport.

What documents to be provided when applying?

When applying for business visa at, you do not need to provide any documents except for information to be provided on the online booking form at

Why applying for business visa with

In addition to guarantee on quality and timeline, also presents those applying for business visa with us the fast-track service for FREE. With this fast-track, they will have our staff welcome at the airport and get visa stamped on their behalf within a few minutes.

New website Vietnam visa South Africa

We’ve got new brother –

It is really great that we have got new brother. Like us –  which has been specially developed to make application for Vietnam visa in Singapore more and more convenient, Vietnam Discovery Travel – our operator has recently developed the as a special website for Vietnam visa in South Africa.

Vietnam Visa Singapore brother - Vietnam visa in South Africa

Visiting the website, one can easily find all information relating to Vietnam visa in South Africa, from Vietnam visa requirement to guide to obtain a visa for Vietnam from this country, as well as contact information of Vietnam embassy in South Africa. All instructions and tips are presented in clear and easy to understand manner.

Additionally, the website also provides you with frequently asked questions relating to Vietnam visa for South African citizens and residents, and their answers as well. If you cannot find the answer there, you can leave it for to raise your question. Our brother is committed to replying to you within 24 hours.

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We are both local websites of which gains a great reputation among travelers to Vietnam for its 10 years assisting them obtain a visa on arrival.