VIETNAM VISA EXEMTION LIST

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Vietnam allows nationals of 24 countries to enter Vietnam without a visa for varying time periods. If you are a citizen or national of countries exempted for Vietnam visa, you can enter Vietnam without a visa to stay within a certain period of time. The duration of stay without a visa varies for citizens from different countries.

 

COUNTRIES TERM OF RESIDENCE (days)
Brunei 14
Campodia 30
Indonesia 30
Laos 30
Malaysia 30
Myanmar 14
Philippines 21
Singapore 30
Thailand 30
Japan 15
South Korean 15
Belarus 15
Denmark 15
Finland 15
Kazakhstan 30
Kyrgyzstan 30
Norway 15
Russia 15
Spain 15
Sweden 15
United Kingdom 15
France 15
Germany 15
Italy 15

 

Notes

  • If citizens from the above listed countries wish to re-enter Vietnam under visa exemption programme, the second visit cannot be made earlier than 30 days after the first visit.
  • If you are not from the above listed counties or you want to visit Vietnam longer than the authorised period of stay, please arrange a visa in one of two ways: Whether you are required a visa or not, your passport should be valid for no less than 6 months prior to the trip or at least 1 month after visa expiry date and have at least one empty page left
    • 1. Apply online through travel agents, visa to be issued on arrival at the airport.
    • 2. Apply in person or by post to a nearby Vietnam Embassy.

 

 

DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL/SERVICE PASSPORT

Holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Hungary, India, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay Venezuela, and holders of diplomatic passports only of Armenia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Uzbekistan do not require a visa to visit Vietnam.

 

APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARD

Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) which states on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Vietnam can enter visa-free for less than 60 days.

ABTCs are issued to nationals of

 

AUSTRALIA SOUTH KOREA PERU
BRUNEI MALAYSIA PHILIPPINES
CHILE MEXICO RUSSIA
CHINA NEW ZEALAND SINGAPORE
HONG KONG PAPUA NEW GUINEA TAIWAN
JAPAN INDONESIA THAILAND