This article was written in early 2023. Since 15/08/2023, there have been a few major changes in Vietnam visa policies/ rules, which makes things different.
We have updated our latest guide with the newest information in this article:
A. Knowledge about Vietnam evisa application
Vietnamese visa is a kind of travel documents granted by Vietnamese competent authorities, providing permission to travel to and enter Vietnam.
An electronic Vietnam visa (or Vietnam E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry.
We do have a detailed guide about Vietnam e-visa, which will fully explain everything you need to know about it. Please visit the link and read it carefully before you apply for Vietnam evisa.
B. Step to step how to apply Vietnam evisa on official government website
Below are the full steps of Vietnam evisa application on official goverment E-visa website:
1. Visit government Vietnam evisa official website
First thing to do: please visit the government official e-visa website here:
*Do notice: There is only 01 official website to apply Vietnam e-visa from the government. Any links beside the one above claiming that they are official, are all scams.
When you visit the website, you can change Language to English in case the site is showing contents in Vietnamese. Those options are in the top right corner of the website. After that, click “Electronic Visa” or “E-visa” banner to go to the next step.
In the next page, you can ignore the information above, as they are all explained more detailly and visually in AN Tours Vietnam’s blog – Vietnam evisa & a full guide you must read.
Then click into Selection 1: For outside Vietnam foreigners.
On this page, there will be a short guide from the government, please read it carefully and tick “Confirmation of reading carefully instructions and having completed application”, then click NEXT.
After all these steps, you will go in the next one of Vietnam evisa application: Filling your information.
2. Fill the Vietnam evisa application form
When you reach the next page, it will look like the screenshot above. There will be 3 parts of the form that you have to fill fully and correctly:
- Personal portrait images (4cm x 6cm, looking straight, no glasses)
- Passport data page: Full page including photo, personal information and ICAO lines
- Your personal & traveling information
|Tips for each fields|
|Make sure you upload the right size of the image. Don’t get your face covered by hair or glasses.|
|Passport data page image*|
|Make sure you take the photo straight to the passport. Check every information if they are blurred, unclear,…|
|Use international character as in ICAO line. Make sure it matches your passport.|
|Choose option that matches your passport|
|Date of birth*|
|Make sure every number is correct with your passport. Your can choose option “Only year is known”.|
|Use your nationality in the passport.|
|Nationality at birth*|
|Your original nationality (only fill this if you have, not required).|
|Your current religion.|
|This field is not required.|
|Permanent residential address|
|You can use data from your ID. This field is not required.|
|This field is not required. However, you should fill them so that the government can contact you just in case.|
|Please fill it correctly|
|Please fill it correctly|
|Choose your passport type|
|Expiry date (DD/MM/YYYY)*|
|Choose your passport expiry date|
|Intended date of entry*|
|Input your exact Vietnam entry date|
|Intended length of stay in Viet Nam*|
|Input your time to spent in Vietnam|
|Purpose of entry*|
|Input your purpose of entering Vietnam|
|Intended temporary residential address in Viet Nam*|
|You can input your first hotel address here|
|Choose a place that is in your travel program/ plan|
|Grant Evisa valid from*|
|Choose a date your Vietnam evisa starts being valid|
|Choose a date your Vietnam evisa ends|
|Allowed to entry through checkpoint*|
|Your first port entering Vietnam|
|Exit through checkpoint*|
|Your port of exiting Vietnam|
There are 2 special cases:
- You enter Vietnam by being invited/ guaranteed by agency/ organization: fill if you have any
- You travel with children under 14: fill the form as the image above
If you are not in any of the 2 cases, tick “I assure that I have truthfully declared all relevant details.”, then fill the Captcha and click “Review application form”.
You will receive these information as the image above. You must screenshot, or remember, or write down these, as they are required to look up for your Vietnam evisa on the system:
- Registration code
- Date of birth
3. Receive your Vietnam evisa
It will take 3-7 days for the government to process your Vietnam evisa. After a few days, you can look up your e-visa to see if it is available by visiting Vietnam Official Evisa Application Status Check website >
Then you just need to fill all the information required to check on your Vietnam evisa. If it is ready, you can download it, and it will look like this:
4. Show your Vietnam evisa when you arrive
Even though you apply for Vietnam e-Visa entirely online, you still need to print it and present the physical copy on your arrival in Vietnam.
5. Specialy cases - urgent Vietnam evisa
There are some cases that you can not use the Official Vietnam Evisa website: when you need an urgent e-visa in under 3 days. As it will take at least 3 days to get an e-visa from the government in the normal way, you will not be able to make it to Vietnam.
In that cases, consider using our Urgent Vietnam E-visa service, which will only cost you from 35 USD to get a much quicker Vietnam evisa: