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Vietnam Tourist Visa

Tourist visa (DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnam visa which is valid for up to 3 months (single/multiple entry) or 1-year multiple entry (for US passport holders only). It is for tourism purposes only and not intended for those visitors who want to work during their stay in Vietnam.


Sample of Vietnamese tourist visa


1. Tourist visa requirements

A Vietnam tourist visa is NOT required for certain nationalities listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list

In case you are required to get a tourist visa to enter Vietnam, please make sure:

- A passport which must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date (Temporary passports may not be accepted)
- Passport must have 02 blank pages for visa stamp
- 02 Passport size photos (4*6cm) 

2. How to apply

At the moment, there are 2 ways to apply for business visa:
- Visa on arrival
- Embassy visa
ItemsVisa type
Vietnam visa on arrival Vietnam visa at the Embassy
Issued by Vietnam Immigration Department – 100% legal
Suitable for Air travelers All kinds of transportation
Available for All-time, 24/7
  • even midnight or early morning
  • even at weekend, public holidays
  • On working days
  • On working time
Requirements Online application only
  • Original passport
  • Completed and signed
  • Application in person
  • Sponsor letter (for business visa)
How to submit an application? Online In-person
Interview in person No Yes
Visa fee Approval fee – fixed 
 pay online to Travel agent
Approval fee: no fixed 
 pay in cash to Embassy
Stamping fee – fixed
 Pay in cash to Immigration at Vietnam airport
Stamping fee – fixed
 pay to Embassy
Processing time
  • Normal: 2 days
  • Urgent: 1 day
  • Super urgent: 4 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour
  • Last minutes visa: just 15 minutes
  • Normal: 5+ days
  • Urgent: no processing in the same day (many embassies)
  • Different in embassies
Check visa status
  • Online in website
  • Call/chat/email the instant online support
  • Make a phone call to Embassy
  • Go in person to Embassy
Get the visa result Via email
  • In - person at Embassy
  • By post


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3. Tourist visa fees

The cost of a tourist visa for Vietnam depends on the method you choose to get your visa, however, there are 2 basic fees:
Fee for the visa approval letter or visa approval code (pay online)


TYPE OF VISA Approval fee  
Normal 2 working-day service Urgent services 
1 working day 4 working hours 2 working hours 1 working hour Non working time Guarantee 15 minute
1 month single entry 70 +10 +30 +50 +110 +180 +220
3 months single 80
1 month multiple 75
3 months multiple 100


Stamped fee (pay cash at Vietnam airport or Embassy)
Currency:USD At the Vietnam airport At the Vietnam embassy
1/3 month single 25 The fee may vary
1/3 month multiple 50
6 months multiple 95
1 year multiple 135


4. Apply visa on arrival

If you go to Vietnam by AIR, Vietnam visa on arrival is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get a visa for Vietnam for US citizens with few simple steps below:

- Submit the Visa application form and process payment
- Get visa approval letter via email and print it out
- Get visa stamped at arrival Vietnam airport.



Apply now!

Please be kindly noted that Govietnamvisa.com is not a website of the Government or affiliated Government. Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa or Vietnam vacations, feel free to contact us at +84.903.278.853 (available 24/7). Or email us at visa@govietnamvisa.com, our Customer-Care Consultants will respond within 2 hours during working time and 24 hours outside working time (GMT+7)