Vietnam Visa Tourist

Last update: Jul 19, 2023

Vietnam tourist visa (categorized as DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnamese visa which is for tourism purposes only. So exactly.

How many types of 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 entries (valid for 01-month with several entries)
  • 3 months single entry (valid for 03 months with 01 entry only)
  • 3 months multiple entries (valid for 03 months with several entries during)

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

The requirements to get a Vietnam tourist visa (DL visa)

To obtain a tourist visa (DL visa), you need to prepare the required documents as follows:

  • Your passport with 6-month validity (at least) and two blank pages for the Vietnam visa stamp and immigration stamp
  • Vietnam visa application which can be filled online here
  • Two passport photos

How to get a Vietnam tourist visa?

You’d better start applying for a Vietnam visa two weeks in advance. There are normally 3 common ways to get it:

  1. Apply directly for a Vietnam visa letter at the Embassy of Vietnam in your country.
  2. You can apply for a visa-on-arrival (for air travelers only). Visa on arrival (VOA) in a nutshell is a process by which obtaining a visa letter of approval through an agency for check-in at the departure airport and getting the verified visa stamp at an international airport in Vietnam upon arrival.
  3. Apply for Evisa which allows applicants to stay within Vietnam with one single entry for no more than 30 days. It means you should get a Vietnamese visa on arrival if you desire to stay longer in Vietnam, or if you hope to leave and re-enter Vietnam during your stay.

What nationality take free-visa to Vietnam?

Based on the purpose of visiting Vietnam and the Vietnam visa exemption policy between Vietnam and respective countries, there are 22 nationalities that are allowed to enter Vietnam single time without using a visa for a period of time.

However, based on each exemption country, there will be different restrictions. In order to ease these barriers of the visa exemption policy, you can apply for an appropriate visa prior to Vietnam via

How about the Processing time?

For processing time, you should pay attention to the official time zone which is 7 hours ahead (GMT +7), and Public Holidays in Vietnam because it will vary due to individual circumstances and periods. Normally, it takes 3 working days to receive the approval letter or evisa. However, in emergency cases, an approval letter or evisa can be obtained in 4-8 working hours 

Frequently Asked Questions

Actually, visa on arrival or evisa is officially issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department, it has the same validity as the visa you apply from Vietnamese embassy abroad. You can see “Visa on Arrival or evisa” is stated well in the Vietnam Immigration Laws.

Vietnam Tourist visa (categorized as DL) is one of the most popular types of Vietnamese visa which is for tourism purposes only so people who have passports valid for at least 6 months can apply for this type of visa.

Basically, for single entry visa you can enter and exit Vietnam 1 time and for multiple entry visa you can enter and exit Vietnam more than 1 time.

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