Vietnam Visa Tourist/Travel (DL)

Posted on: April 04, 2020

Vietnam Visa Tourist/Travel (Visa DL)

Vietnam Tourist visa (categorized as DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnamese visa which is valid for up to 3 months (Single/Multiple entry) and can be renewed for one time after arrival in Vietnam. It is for tourism purpose only and not intended for those visitors who want to work during their stay in Vietnam.

What are Tourist Visa Requirements?

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

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

  1. Your current passport is valid for at least 06 months following your arrival date (temporary passport is not accepted);
  2. Your current passport has at least 02 blank pages for visa and immigration stamps;
  3. Your Vietnam visa photo

Types of Vietnam Tourist Visa

  • At the moment, you may apply for either of the following types of tourist visa for Vietnam:
  • 1 month single entry (valid for 01 month with 01 entry only);
  • 1 month multiple entry (valid for 01 month with several entry during that 01 month);
  • 3 months single entry (valid for 03 months with 01 entry only);
  • 3 months multiple entry (valid for 03 months with several entry during those 03 months);

Note: US travelers have one (01) more option for a tourist visa to Vietnam: 1 year multiple entry visa for Vietnam.

How to Apply For a Vietnam Tourist Visa?

There are 02 options to get a Vietnam tourist visa online, namely:

1. Apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival

Submit a visa application form online

Get visa approval letter via email within 02 working days or even 2-4 working hours in emergency cases

Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport

2. Apply for a visa at Vietnam embassy abroad

Contact the embassy you are applying for the visa with for guidance to prepare the visa application documents, procedure and fees

Prepare the document as guided

Visit the embassy to submit the visa documents and pay the visa fees

Visit the embassy again to receive the visa and original passport

Vietnam Tourist visa fees

Vietnam tourist visa fee depends on the method that you choose to get your visa, you can see the example below:

Visa on arrival: normally cost 15$ US dollars for our service fee plus 25$ US dollars for the stamping fee on arrival for a 1 month single entry - tourist visa. Read more: Vietnam visa DL cost

Visa at the embassy: The fee may vary

Vietnam Visa DL processing times

The actual tourist visa processing times can vary due to individual circumstances and it is also affected by the Public Holidays.

Visa on arrival: Normally, it takes 2- 3 working days to receive the approval letter. However, in emergency cases, an approval letter can be obtained in 1-2 hours and even on weekend.

Visa at the embassy: 5 working days + the postal delivery time if you send your passport by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for a 1 year tourist visa?
1 year tourist visa is currently available for US passports only. If you are from other countries, you can only apply for a 3 month tourist visa.

What information do I need to submit when applying for a tourist visa on arrival?

In order to process an approval letter for tourist purpose, we need the following information:

Your name on passport: it is your full name appears on your passport, name order is not important, so you can place either surname first or first name first.
Your date of birth: in Vietnam, the date format will be DD/MM/YYYY
Your Nationality or passport: the passport you are using to enter Vietnam (UK, US or Australian)
Your passport number: as shown on your passport and should be valid for 6 months at least from the date of arrival.
Date of arrival: it is not necessarily exact, you can fill in with proposed date of arrival, however, please be advised that you can just enter Vietnam later not earlier.Photos: photos are required at Vietnam airport only