The following countries need a visa to visit Vietnam:

AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican Samoa
AndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentina
ArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijan
BahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarus
BelgiumBelizeBeninBermuda
ButanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswana
BouvetBrazilBruneiBulgaria
Burkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroon
CanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral Africa
ChadChileChinaColumbia
ComorosCubaCyprusCosta Rica
Cote d’IvoireCroatiaCzechDenmark
DjiboutiDominicaDominicanEast Timore
EcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial Guinea
EritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland
FaroeFijiFinlandFrance
GabonGambiaGeorgiaGermany
GhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenland
GrenadaGuadelaupeGuamGuatemala
GuernseyGuianaGuineaGuinea Bissau
GuyanaHaitiHeardHonduras
HongKongHungaryIcelandIndia
IndonesiaIranIraqIreland
Isle Of ManIsraelItalyJamaica
JapanJersyJordanKazakhstan
KenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgystan
LaosLatviaLebanonLesotho
LiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuania
LuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascar
MalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMali
MaltaMarianaMarshall IslandsMartinique
MauritianaMauritiusMayotteMexico
MicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongolia
MontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambique
MyanmarNamibiaNauruNepal
NetherlandsNeutral ZoneNew CaledoniaNew Zealand
NicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiue
Norfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern IslandNorway
OmanPakistanPalauPalestine
PanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeru
PhilippinesPitcairnPolandPolynesia
PortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunion
RomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Helena
Saint Kits and NevisSaint LuciaSaint PierreSaint Vincent
SamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi Arabia
ScotlandSenegalSerbiaSeychelles
Sierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSlovenia
SolomonSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia
South KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri Lanka
SudanSurinameSvalbardSwaziland
SwedenSwitzerlandSyrian ArabTaiwan
TajikistanTanzaniaThailandTiber
TogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and Tobaco
TunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos
TuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab Emirates
United KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistan
VanuatuVaticanVenezuelaVirgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.Western SaharaYemenYugoslavia
ZaireZambiaZimbabwe 

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There area only 24 countries that don’t need a visa. Unless you’re a part of the lucky 24, you’ll need one too.

Read along to find out whether you need a visa to enter Vietnam depending on which country you’re from and also, what type of Visa you can apply for.

Which Countries Need A Visa To Visit Vietnam?

Embassy Visa

The first kind of visa you can apply for is a visa through the Vietnam Embassy in your country.

It’s a simple procedure wherein you have to visit the website of the Vietnam embassy and download the Vietnam visa application form. Once you have filled the form, you must take a printout and attach your photograph to it along with your signature.

Once this step is complete, you will have to take the application form and the other required documents (mentioned on the website) along with your passport. Also, you will have to submit these along with a visa fee, at the Vietnam Embassy in your country.

Once your visa application is processed and approved, you will have to wait for your passport with the Vietnam Visa stamp.

Electronic Visa

The electronic visa or the e-visa is a process in which you apply for a Vietnam Visa online. That is, through the official website for Vietnam’s e-visa application.

Once you open the web page, you can fill out the required form and upload all the necessary images of your passport. You will also be prompted to add all additional information about your trip, like your temporary stay address in Vietnam, entry and exit dates, etc.

Once you have filled in all the required fields, you will have to make a payment for the e-Visa fee online. After making the payment, you will receive a registration number which must be saved.

Your Visa should be available within 3 working days of the application. The e-Visa has a validity of 30 days.

The following countries are eligible for an electronic visa:

 Andorra Cuba Japan Nauru Slovakia
 Argentina Cyprus Kazakhstan Netherlands Slovenia
 Armenia Czech Republic Latvia New Zealand Solomon Islands
 Australia Denmark Liechtenstein Norway Spain
 Austria Estonia Lithuania Palau Sweden
 Azerbaijan Fiji Luxembourg Panama Switzerland
 Belarus Finland Macau Papua New Guinea Timor-Leste
 Belgium France Macedonia Peru United Arab
 Bosnia and Georgia Malta Philippines United Kingdom
BrazilGermanyMarshall IslandsPolandUnited States of
BruneiGreeceMexicoPortugalUruguay
BulgariaHong KongMicronesiaQatarVanuatu
CanadaHungaryMoldovaRomaniaVenezuela
ChileIcelandMonacoRussia 
China (*)IndiaMongoliaSamoa 
ColombiaIrelandMontenegroSan Marino 
CroatiaItalyMyanmarSerbia 

Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival is a convenient, hassle free, and great option if you decide to take a last minute trip to Vietnam. It’s also known as airport – based visa.

As the word suggests, you can get a visa to enter Vietnam at the Vietnam airport itself. For visa on arrival, however, you do need to apply for a visa approval letter online in advance.

The first step is to visit the website through which you can apply for the Visa on Arrival application form and pay the service fee through your bank account.

If you visa has been approved, you will receive an approval letter on your e-mail within 2-3 days. This letter must be printed and carried with you to Vietnam. At the Vietnam airport, you need to submit this approval letter along with your passport and photo, and pay the stamping fee.

The following countries are eligible for Visa on Arrival in Vietnam:

AlbaniaFalklandMacedoniaRomania
American SamoaFaroeMadagascarRussian
ArgentinaFinlandMalaysiaSaint Helena
AustriaFranceMaldivesSaint Kitts
AustraliaGeorgiaMaliSaint Lucia
AzerbaijanGermanyMaltaSaint Pierre
BarbadosGibraltarMarianaSaint Vincent
BelarusGreat BritainMarshallSaint Marino
BelgiumGreeceMartiniqueScotland
BelizeGreenlandMauritaniaSerbia
BermudaGrenadaMauritiusSingapore
BoliviaGuadeloupeMayotteSlovakia
Bosnia&HerzegoniaGuamMexicoSlovenia
BouvetGuatemelaMicronesiaSolomon
BrazilGuernseyMoldovaSouth Africa
Brunei DarussalamGuianaMonacoSouth Georgia
BulgariaGuyanaMongoliaSpain
Cambodia MontenegroSuriname
CanadaHeardMontserratSvalbard
Cape VerdeHondurasMozambiqueSwaziland
Cayman IslandsHongkongMyanmarTaiwan
ChileHungaryNauruTanzania
ColombiaIcelandNetherlandsThailand
ComorosIndiaNeutral ZoneTokelau
Cook IslandsIndonesiaNew CaledoniaTurkmenistan
Costa RicaIrelandNew ZealandTurksand Caicos
CroatiaIsle of ManNicaraguaTuvalu
CubaIsraelNiueUkraine
CyprusItalyNorthern IrelandUruguay
CzechJamaicaNorwayUzbekistan
CzechSlovakiaJapanPalauVanuatu
DenmarkJerseyPanamaVatican
DjiboutiKazakhstanParaguayVenezuela
DominicaNorth KoreaPeruVirgin
East TimorKyrgystanPhilippinesWales
EcuadorLaosPitcairnYugoslavia
EgyptLatviaPoland 
El SalvadorLiechtensteinPolynesia 
EnglandLithuaniaPortugal 
Equatorial GuineaLuxembourgPuerto Rico 
EstoniaMacauReunion 

The most basic Vietnam Visa that is required to visit Vietnam is the tourist Visa. This visa is valid for 15 to 30 days. You can also extend the validity of this visa once you reach Vietnam.

If you want to explore Vietnam for longer, you can request for a 3 month visa. This one follows the same procedure as that of the one month visa.