Please note: For security reasons, it is advisable to carry copies of documents rather than originals when in Vietnam.
Passports have to be valid for at least 1 month after expiration of the visas.
Required by all nationals except: (a) 1. nationals of Denmark, Finland and Sweden for stays of up to 15 days; nationals of Japan for stays up to seven days; most ASEAN countries for stays up to 30 days.
Please note: All regulations, concerning which counties require visas, cost of visas and validity of visas, are complex and subject to change. It is therefore advisable to contact the consular section at the embassy before any travel to Vietnam.
Validity: Tourist visas are valid for 1 month for single or multiple entries depending on request. Visas can be extended for 1 month, at extra cost, in the larger towns.
Applications: Contact your nearest Vietnamese Consulate to be further informed. Visas upon arrival are available at international airports with pre-authorization from the immigration department. That can be obtained by Focus Asia on demand.
Delivery time: Usually allow, two days for tourist visa express applications and five days for a standard tourist visa. Entry visas can be applied up to six months prior to travel.
The following items may be freely imported into Vietnam by foreign visitors without incurring customs duty:
• 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco
• up to 5kg of tea and up to 3kg of coffee
• 1.5L of liquor at 22 percent and above, 2L of liquor below this amount, and 3L of all other alcoholic beverages
• A reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings; other goods not exceeding (VND)5 million
The importation of non-prescribed drugs, firearms and pornography is prohibited. Literature with sensitive content on political issues should not be brought into the country.