Vietnam Visa Cost

Vietnam is one of the popular tourist destinations of South-East Asia, often visited by hitchhikers and thrill seekers. The Vietnam visa cost varies depending on visa type and duration of the permit. Most of the travelers can get visas on arrival to enter the country, while other visitors from few countries require advance visa to enter.

Different Types of Visas Available for Tourists

• E-Visa valid for 30 days
• Visa on Arrival valid for 90 days
• Consular Visa valid for 12 months

Apart from that, tourists staying in Vietnam for less than 15 days can get a visa-exempt. The facility is limited to a few nationalities and meant for single visit.

See more about Vietnam Tourist Visa: Requirements & How to Apply

A Detailed Review of Vietnamese Visa

While e-visas are one of the most convenient modes of entering the country, the entire process can be a bit overwhelming for an average traveler. Although the process had been simplified in the past years, but you might come across numerous third-party vendors who claim to provide e-visa to the tourists for a fee. But in reality, they offer visa on arrival. Besides that, Visa on Arrival and Consular Visa are available to the visitors who want to stay in the country for a long term.

P.S: Although, Visa on Arrival is often opted among the tourists – but it is not always the safest one.

1. E-visa

Travelers can receive their e-visa from the Vietnam Immigration Department. It is one of the most convenient ways to apply for the entry permit, and is available for visitors for almost 80 countries in the world. Usually, the permit is valid for 30 days. But extensions are available. The Vietnam visa cost might range around US$25 (the price is subjected to change).
According the latest regulations, the e-visa is available to visitors coming from 80 countries. A few of them are:
• United States of America
• European Union
• Mexico
• United Kingdom

2. Consular Visa

The consulate visa is available at the Vietnamese consulate for tourists planning to stay for a long time. To receive the entry permit, visitors need to fill up an online application (See also Vietnam Visa Application). Upon completing the form, and filling up all the requirements, the visa would be mailed to the visitor.

3. Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival is popular among tourists, and several vendors offer services to help visitors. However, these vendors are not authorized to issue e-visa. The cost of the visa is subjected to change, and includes processing fees.

Chart of Vietnam Visa Cost and Other Information

Type of Visa Validity Fee Documents Required
E-Visa 30 days US$25 Photo and scanned passport image
Visa on Arrival Around 90 days US$25 for stamping fee + Processing fee Photo and scanned passport image
Consular Visa 12 months Subjected to change Application form, photo, passport


Visa Extension Fee

The visas can be extended for additional three months via Vietnam Immigration Department offices located in major cities of Vietnam. The extensions might cost around US$30, and includes a processing fee.

Further Reading: Customs Regulations for Tourists Coming Vietnam

The custom formalities for travelers coming to this country through airways are usually a lot smoother than land entry. Also, the visitors should possess a legal passport with six months validity on arrival to the country. Visitors from several countries are eligible for Visa on arrival, while others need to arrange visa in advance to enter the country.

Some of the duty regulations include:

• Foreign currency (higher than US$5,000)
• Cigarettes
• Spirits
- Last updated on Apr. 20, 2021 -