Vietnam e-visa in 2022: Things should keep in mind

Vietnam evisa was first introduced in February 2017 by the Vietnam Immigration Department. Since then, Vietnam evisa has contributed to enhancing the entry procedures for millions of tourists entering Vietnam for different purposes such as tourism, visiting relatives, working, studying…
During the COVID-19 period evisa was paused and it has been officially resumed in March 2022. Together with Vietnam visa on arrival and traditional visa (visa applying at the Vietnam Embassy abroad), evisa has provided travelers with a new approach to enter Vietnam in the technology revolution 4.0 era.

1. Who can apply for Vietnam visa?

At present, citizens of all the countries are eligible to apply for e-visa to enter Vietnam. The e-visa can be applied for single entry or multiple entries with the validity of 90 days maximum.
At the initial stage, Vietnam evisa only applies to the citizens of 80 countries, as listed below:

    • Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan
    • Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria,
    • Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Fiji, Finland, France
    • Georgia, Germany, Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan, Korea (South)
    • Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
    • Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar
    • Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
    • Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Romania, Russia
    • Salomons Islands, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
    • Timor Leste
    • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay
    • Vanuatu, Venezuela, and
    • Western Samoa

After the end of the pilot phase, the Vietnam Immigration Department will coordinate with other organization to evaluate the success of evisa and then widely apply to other countries.

2. How to apply for Vietnam evisa?

After determining the date of arrival and the visa validity, you can proceed to apply for a visa at e-visasvietnam.com to receive the results in 1-2 days or within 4 hours in case of emergency.
To apply for an evisa, you need to prepare:
– A passport copy and recently taken portrait photo of less than 2MB each file;
– The information about date of arrival, arrival airport and accommodation address in Vietnam;
– A credit card to pay the evisa fee;
– A computer with internet connected.
After that, you just need to access the visa application form, fill in the required information and send us your passport file and portrait photo. Depending on the time you expect to receive the visa, the results will be sent to your email within the desired time.

3. How does Vietnam evisa look like?

An evisa is an electronic document issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department and stored on the visa system connected to the entry points. Each visa has an unique QR code. The Vietnam Immigration Department officers can scan this QR code to get the visitor’s information and compare it with the information on the passport to ensure it is completely accurate.

Sample of Vietnam e-visa

When you arriving in Vietnam, you will receive an entry stamp with the permitted stay given by the Vietnam Immigration Officers, as below:


Entry permit stamp for Vietnam e-visa

4. Who should use e-visa for Vietnam?

Since e-visa is designated for the citizens of specific nations, you’ll need to make sure you are eligible for Vietnam e-visa. You are recommended to use the e-visa in the following cases:

  • You travel Vietnam for tourist purposes and you will stay in the country less than 3 months;
  • You are familiar with the Vietnam immigration procedures and you will not need further supports. Vietnam e-visa has just been launched by a busy government organization who is supposed to handle thousand requests per day, so you may not get a full support like a visa on arrival;
  • You have got well planned trip and there are plenty of time remaining for your visa application. Sometime it will take longer than 3 – 5 days to complete your visa, you need to make sure that you will not miss your trip in that case;
  • You would like to pay all the visa fee before you travel Vietnam. You must accept the non-refundable policy in case your visa is rejected;
  • You know about the Vietnam e-visa system clearly that you don’t make any mistakes when applying for an e-visa. You are highly recommended to check the visa information carefully before submission to avoid any spelling mistakes or incorrect data;
  • The departure time is not close that you will have enough time to handle errors that may occur during the evisa application process;
  • You have been granted a single entry evisa and wish to travel Vietnam one more time, you will need to fly out the country when your first single entry visa expired and apply for another e-visa from outside of Vietnam for the return;

5. Things to keep in mind when applying for Vietnam evisa

– Vietnam evisa is a completed visa so that the information on the evisa cannot be changed once issued. Therefore, you need to pay attention to enter the information of your passport, the date of entry and the entry ports correctly. If one of these information is incorrect, you will be denied boarding and your trip may be cancelled.
– The processing fees for Vietnam evisa are non-refundable. In case your visa is denied by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the fee of USD 25 will not be refunded under any circumstances.
– The processing time is from 3-5 days normally, however in some cases, the visa application needs further verified by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the visa processing time can take up to 15 days. Therefore, you should proceed the visa application as soon as possible to avoid the situation that your visa is still in the “in processing” status when the departure time is approaching.
If you can not receive your evisa when your flight checkin time is coming, or your evisa contains spelling mistakes or incorrect data, you may apply for an urgent 1 working day evisa service or even 4 working hours emergency evisa service with us, to save your trip at the last minutes.

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