Guideline to get Vietnam E-visa

Vietnam E-visa is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department visa electronic system. It is quite easy to obtain with some steps and people can do it personally at home. Just spend 15 minutes in front of your computer and you get the Vietnam E-visa application done. But before that, it is recommended to read the below article thoroughly to know step by step guide to get Vietnam E-visa.

1. All about Vietnam E-visa

– Vietnam E-visa is for single entry only and valid for 30 days, from the intended entry date indicated in the E-visa. It is not for those who want to stay longer or enter Vietnam more than once.

E-visa holders can stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 consecutive days after the initial entry date.

– Once the first 30 days have passed, and renewal be needed it, e-Visa holders in Vietnam may be considered to grant new visa if being invited/guaranteed by authority/organization/individual in Vietnam in accordance with Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.

– A separate E-visa application must be submitted for minors who have their own passport. In case children under 14 years old include on their parent’s passport Minors with their own passport must complete a full Vietnam E-visa application. Minors under 14 years old and explicitly listed on their parent’s passport will have to be included on their parents E-visa application.

2. Required documents to get Vietnam Electronic visa

Before obtaining Vietnam E-visa, you should prepare following required documents:

– A valid passport with at least 6 month of validity remaining
– A portrait photo (4x6cm, white background, straight looking without glasses) in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif format
– A soft copy of your full passport data page including photo, personal information and ICAO lines
– A valid international credit or debit card
– An email address for support purposes.

3. Conditions for being granted E-visa

– Outside Vietnam foreigners
– Holding valid passport, more than 6 months valid from intended arrival date
– Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21 of Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.

4. List of Countries that allowed Vietnam E-visa issuing

Vietnam E-visa is applicable for citizens from 80 countries. If you are in the below list, you can get E-visa. If you are not in this list, please refer to Vietnam visa on Arrival section

No. ICAO Nation No. ICAO Nation
1 AND Andorra 41 MKD The former Yugoslav of Macedonia
2 ARG Argentina 42 MLT Malta
3 ARM Armenia 43 MHL Marshall Islands
4 AUS Australia 44 MEX Mexico
5 AUT Austria 45 FSM Federated States of Micronesia
6 AZE Azerbaijan 46 MDA Moldova
7 BLR Belarus 47 MCO Monaco
8 BEL Belgium 48 MNG Mongolia
9 BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina 49 MNE Montenegro
10 BRA Brazil 50 MMR Myanmar
11 BRN Bruney 51 NRU Nauru
12 BGR Bulgaria 52 NLD Netherland
13 CAN Canada 53 NZL New Zealand
14 CHL Chile 54 NOR Norway
15 CHN China

– Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders
– Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders

55 PLW Palau
16 COL Colombia 56 PAN Panama
17 HRV Croatia 57 PNG Papua New Guinea
18 CUB Cuba 58 PER Peru
19 CYP Cyprus 59 PHL Philippines
20 CZE Czech Republic 60 POL Poland
21 DNK Denmark 61 PRT Portugal
22 EST Estonia 62 QAT Qatar
23 FJI Fiji 63 ROU Romania
24 FIN Finland 64 RUS Russia
25 FRA France 65 WSM Samoa
26 GEO Georgia 66 SMR San Marino
27 DEU Germany 67 SRB Serbia
28 GRC Greece 68 SVK Slovakia
29 HUN Hungary 69 SVN Slovenia
30 ISL Iceland 70 SLB Solomon Islands
31 IND India 71 ESP Spain
32 IRL Ireland 72 SWE Sweden
33 ITA Italy 73 CHE Switzerland
34 JPN Japan 74 TLS Timor Leste
35 KAZ Kazakhstan 75 ARE United Arab Emirates
36 KOR Korea (South) 76 GBR United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
37 LVA Latvia 77 USA United States of America
38 LIE Liechtenstein 78 URY Uruguay
39 LTU Lithuania 79 VUT Vanuatu
40 LUX Luxembourg 80 VEN Venezuela

Important Update in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak:
From March 22 until further notice, Vietnam has suspended entry into Vietnam to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time. Anyone entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

5. Ports that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa

E-visa holders can enter and exit Vietnam through any checkpoint in 33 international checkpoints as below:

No. Port Name No. Port Name
International Airport Landport
1 Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong) 18 Bo Y Landport
2 Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa) 19 Cha Lo Landport
3 Can Tho International Airport 20 Cau Treo Landport
4 Da Nang International Airport 21 Huu Nghi Landport
5 Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi) 22 Ha Tien Landport
6 Phu Bai Int Airport 23 Lao Bao Landport
7 Phu Quoc International Airport 24 Lao Cai Landport
8 Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (Ho Chi

Minh City)

25 La Lay Landport
Seaport 26 Moc Bai Landport
9 Chan May Seaport 27 Mong Cai Landport
10 Da Nang Seaport 28 Nam Can Landport
11 Duong Dong Seaport 29 Na Meo Landport
12 Hon Gai Seaport 30 Song Tien Landport
13 Hai Phong Seaport 31 Tinh Bien Landport
14 Nha Trang Seaport 32 Tay Trang Landport
15 Quy Nhon Seaport 33 Xa Mat Landport
16 Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
17 Vung Tau Seaport

6. Step by step guide to get Vietnam E-visa

It is quite easy to get Vietnam E-visa via electronic system as long as you are eligible to obtain Vietnam E-visa based on mentioned conditions.

Step 1: Open Official Vietnam Evisa Application Website.

Visit this link:

This is for outside Vietnam foreigners personally applying for E-visa. The page appears with 3 steps for your Vietnam E-visa Application. Just confirm at the bottom and click Next.
Note: there are many agents providing E-visa services but you should do it by your own to ensure personal information and avoid any additional service fee.

Step 2: Fulfill required information

Upload your portrait photograph and your full passport data page image that you have already prepared. Make sure all photos are clear enough to see.
– Supply personal information according to the instructions:

+ Basic Info: Full name, date of birth, current nationality, nationality at birth, sex;
+ Other Info: Religion, occupation, permanent residential address, phone number, email address;
+ Passport Info: Passport number, type of passport, expiry date*;
+ Travel Info: Intended date of entry to Vietnam, number of days you plan to stay in Vietnam (up to 30), purpose of entry, intended temporary residential address in Vietnam, E-visa validity dates* (by default, 30 days from your entry date), entry and exit checkpoints.

– Click the checkbox “I assure that I have truthfully declared all relevant details” and enter Captcha.
– Finally click on “Review Your Application” button to recheck all details. If you need to make changes, click “Back”.
Note: At this time, a Registration Code is created and it is unchanged when you go back and edit your application. Registration code must be saved in order to check and print E-visa.

Step 3: Submit and make payment

– A summary of your order will be appeared then click “I agree” and “Pay E-visa fee” to continue the payment.
– Choose 1 of the 4 payment methods listed on Payment Gate page. You can use credit cards or debit cards.
– Provide the required information and click “Pay” to complete the procedure.
– The current E-visa fee is 25 USD per person and there will be another 1 USD for processing fee. Please note that the fee will not be refunded in case the applicant is refused to grant E-visa.

Step 4: Confirmation of Successful E-visa Application

If the payment is successful, you will be redirected to a confirmation page. You will need to wait 3 full working days for your visa to be released. It sometimes takes longer due to the large number of applicants or public holidays.

Step 5: Track your Vietnam E-visa status: Check the result

You can check the result of your E-visa at E-visa search menu. You need to provide required information including your registration code, registered email and date of birth.
Note: No email will be sent regarding E-visa result.

Step 6: Print your Vietnam E-visa

After being approved for E-visa, the application status is “Granted Visa” with a link to download. You should print 2 copies of Vietnam E-visa for safety when traveling. In case your visa is still unavailable after 3 working days, or you need urgent support, please contact Vietnam’s e-Visa Support at this page.

– E-visa holders in Vietnam may be considered to grant new visa if being invited/ guaranteed by authority/ organization/ individual in Vietnam in accordance with Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.
– Foreigners who entry Vietnam must comply with Vietnamese law.
– Inviting /guaranteeing foreigners in accordance with
Section 1, Article 16, Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam; can be applied through electronic system (click here).

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    Myrna at

    Please show me what exactly is ICAO lines
    Rejected due to this
    Followed correctly what is asked on e-visa application
    *first name : MYRNA
    *midde name : MORENO
    *last name : HIPOLITO

    Myrna at
    5.00 - Excellent

    What is ICAO lines
    Mine was rejected because of this issue, but tried couple of times but still wrong.
    On application it states: firstname, middle name, last name

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