All You Need to Know About Vietnam Visa

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Vietnam, a beautiful country in Southeast Asia, with its rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture, has always been on the bucket list for tourists. One essential aspect of planning a trip to Vietnam is obtaining the necessary visa. Since August 2023, Vietnam officially offers E-visa for all countries and regions worldwide. Instead of enduring long queues at the embassy, now you can easily get a visa with just a few simple steps. In this article, we will focus on various aspects of obtaining a Vietnam visa, covering everything from the application process to important notes and services that help you get an E-visa easily.

What is E-visa and What Does it Look Like?

Definition of E-visa

An E-visa, or electronic visa, is a digital form of a visa issued by the Vietnamese government, allowing travelers to board the plane and enter Vietnam.

Visual Representation

A Vietnam E-visa for tourists looks like this:

Please note that when you have your E-visa, all the information must match your passport. Any discrepancy may result in denial of boarding.

From this image, you can see the fields of:

  • Valid duration of your stay in Vietnam
  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your gender
  • Your nationality
  • Your passport number
  • Expiry date of your passport

All this information MUST BE the same as your passport.

Where is the Official Site to Apply?

Government Websites

There is only one official E-visa site issued by the government: Official E-visa Website

Any other website may be fake or an agency site, which may charge higher fees than normal.

E-Visa Fee:

There are fixed prices for E-visas:

  • Application fee: $25 USD (online by credit card)

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa

Step-by-Step Process

  • Go to the official site: Official E-visa Website.
  • Fill in the required entry information, ensuring it matches your passport.

Common Challenges and Solutions

Potential challenges applicants may face during the application process:

  • The full name must match exactly in the CIAO line.
  • Date of birth must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Passport photo uploaded should have a white background; you should look straight and not wear glasses.
  • The passport image uploaded must be flat and include all information, including the two last lines at the bottom.

The result of the visa will arrive 3-5 working days (excluding weekends), so it’s better to apply on Monday and get the result before Friday.

How to Check the Result

Tracking Application Status

To check the status of your visa application, Vietnam’s government will notify you through email. Then, go to the result box to download the granted E-visa by clicking E-visa Checking Result

  • Fill in your registration code (found in your email).
  • Fill in your email used to apply.
  • Your date of birth (it doesn’t need to be correct; type randomly).

Double-check all information compared to your passport. If any field does not match, you have to apply for a new one.

Print the E-visa and keep a copy on your phone.

Handling Delays or Issues

If your visa application is delayed or encounters issues, remember that government offices don’t work on weekends and Public Holidays. However, you can contact Vietnam Tour 247 for help. We can assist with Express Approval.

Important Notes When Applying Visa to Avoid Mistakes

Common Mistakes

  • Not providing a full name.
  • Using the wrong format for the date of birth (the correct format is MM/DD/YYYY).
  • Providing the wrong expiry date of the passport.
  • Providing the wrong passport number, especially if the country’s passport has letters and numbers.
  • Not uploading a correct passport image (missing fields).

Tips and Best Practices

To avoid mistakes and ensure a worry-free application, apply for an E-visa 20-30 days before your departure. Another tip is to contact Vietnam Tour 247; we can help you apply with no service fee. We have experience with the E-visa process, making your wait more comfortable.

Is there any Visa Exemption?

Yes, according to Resolution 128/NQ-CP, effective from August 15, 2023, Vietnam does not require a visa for tourists holding passports from these countries: South Korea, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and others. Here is the list of 13 countries eligible for the 45-Day exemption: 

Country Name


Visa Exemption Duration


Validity Period


Japan 45 days 14/03/2025


South Korea 45 days 14/03/2025


Russia 45 days 14/03/2025


Denmark 45 days 14/03/2025


United Kingdom 45 days 14/03/2025


Norway 45 days 14/03/2025


Finland 45 days 14/03/2025


Sweden 45 days 14/03/2025


France 45 days 14/03/2025


Belarus 45 days 14/03/2025


Italia 45 days 14/03/2025


Germany 45 days 14/03/2025


Spain 45 days 14/03/2025



Express Approval Service

What does Express Approval mean?

When you are close to your departure date but the E-visa has not arrived yet, you might  contact VIETNAM TOUR 247, we definitely help you to contact the agent of Immigration and pay some fees to get approval.

Express Approval Costs

  • Get approval in 1 hour: $ 150 USD
  • Get approval in 4 hours: $ 100 USD
  • Get approval in 24 hours: $70
  • Get approval in 48 hours: US$ 50
  • Get approval in 72 hours: US$ 35

Note that Express Approval Service may not be available on weekends.


After reading this article, I hope you feel that getting an E-Visa for Vietnam will be easier than you think. If you have any questions, you can phone/email Vietnam Tour 247 for FREE information. Thank you for choosing Vietnam as your destination, and I wish you a smooth journey.

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