Vietnam visa requirements for Swedish citizens
From 1 July, 2015 all Swedish passport holders travelling Vietnam for tourism purposes can stay in the country for a maximum of 15 days, single entry with visa free. As the Vietnam visa exempted country, the Swedish citizens can enter Vietnam by any port of arrival including airports (for air entry), border gates on land (for traveling by bus or train) or sea port (for traveling by cruise, ship).
In order to re-enter Vietnam with visa free program, the Swedish passport holders will need to to wait for 30 days between two entries. Otherwise, they will need to apply for Vietnam visa.
1. What do Swedish citizens need for Vietnam visa?
In order to apply for Vietnam visa, the citizens of Sweden will need a valid passport which is at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival and there are blank pages for visa stamp.
2. How do Swedish nationals apply for Vietnam visa?
2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival
The Swedish passport holders can apply Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere outside of Vietnam. The Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed approval letter.
The approval letter will be sent via email within 1 or 2 working days (normal processing mode), 4 working hours (urgent processing mode) or even 1 hour (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form.
The aim of visa on arrival is to make the trip to Vietnam easier and cheaper. It is applicable only to those traveling by air to Vietnam. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Sweden.
By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Swedish applicants do not need to wait too long to get the approval letter, an official document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department giving permission to get the visa upon arrival.
In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the Swedish citizens should pay two types of fee: the service fee and the stamping fee.
Service fee: The service fee is for visa approval letter processing.
Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash to the Vietnam Immigration Officer at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp. The applicants must prepare the processing fee in cash (USD or VND) as far as there is no ATM, money changer or any other way to withdraw money in the immigration hall and credit cards are not accepted. Other currencies will be converted into USD at given exchange rate.
– Visa on arrival is only applicable for the visitors traveling Vietnam by air.
2.2. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam
This is new pilot visa system which has just official launched in February 2017. In order to apply for e-visa for Vietnam, the Swedish travelers will need to prepare a file of passport copy and recent taken photo (it should present your full face, front view, eyes open without glasses, background should be plain light colored or white). The e-visa fee (service fee and stamping fee) is paid once when the Swedish applicants apply for e-visa, thus no cash is required at arrival airport.
E-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 30 days for tourist purposes. Since the visa fee is paid once when applying for visa, the travelers don’t have to bring cash for stamping fee at immigration counter therefore, the visa process at arrival airport is faster accordingly.
However, there are several countries whose citizenship are eligible for e-visa up to now. See full list here.
When applying for e-visa for Vietnam, please note that:
- E-visa is single entry and valid for maximum 30 days;
- Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
- The applicants should check the information on e-visa again the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
- The applicants have to determine the arrival border gates or airports when applying for e-visa. Changing of arrival ports after submitting e-visa is not allowed.
How to apply e-visa for Vietnam?
Step 1: Fill the requirement information in the application form.
Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days.
Step 3: Receive an email containing e-visa upon successful application. Please print out the e-visa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane.
Step 4: Present your e-visa at immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.
Notes : If there is any missing or incorrect/unidentified information, your application will not be accepted.
Port of entry for e-visa
|Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)||Nam Can Landport||Ho Chi Minh City Seaport|
|Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)||Song Tien Landport||Quy Nhon Seaport|
|Da Nang International Airport||Tinh Bien Landport||Nha Trang Seaport|
|Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)||Xa Mat Landport||Hai Phong Seaport|
|Can Tho International Airport||Mong Cai Landport||Hon Gai Seaport|
|Phu Bai International Airport||Moc Bai Landport||Da Nang Seaport|
|Phu Quoc International Airport||Lao Bao Landport||Vung Tau Seaport|
|Cat Bi International Airport||Ha Tien Landport||Duong Dong Seaport|
|Huu Nghi Landport||Chan May Seaport|
|Cau Treo Landport|
|Cha Lo Landport|
|Bo Y Landport|
|Lao Cai Landport|
|Tay Trang Landport|
|Na Meo Landport|
|La Lay Landport|
2.3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates
For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Sweden for your information:
Embassy of Vietnam in Stockholm, Sweden
Address: #26, Orby Slottsvag, 125 71 Alvsjo, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: 46-8-5562 1077
Fax: (468) 5562 1080
3. How do Swedish citizens apply for 1 year business visa or Temporary Residence Card?
Many Swedish citizens travel Vietnam with visa free and then they find out the country is so beautiful and there are many chances they can start their business here in Vietnam. They decide to apply for 1 year business visa, or 2 years Temporary Residence Card.
In order to apply for 1 year business visa, the Swedish citizens do not provide any paper documentation but their passport copy only. With 1 year business visa, the Swedish passport holders can stay in Vietnam continuously for 12 months without leaving country in the middle or extend the visa. It’s really suitable for those who stay long in Vietnam for business purposes.
For those who expect to stay in Vietnam even longer (2 years) without leaving country in the middle, they can apply for Temporary Residence Card. To be proud, we are one of the few trusted visa agency who provide 1 year business visa and Temporary Residence Card for +900 Swedish per year. With 1 year business visa and Temporary Residence Card, the visa validity is really not your concern anymore.