December 10, 2022
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Photo and passport requirements when applying for a Vietnam visa 2023

During the 2 years of the epidemic, everyone is facing many economic difficulties, and different countries have different entry and exit regulations, so it is very difficult to go to a certain place to travel and explore. But now the situation is gradually improving, and many countries are reopening and tourists are welcome to visit. This bodes well for the entire tourism industry, including Vietnam.

At present, Vietnam’s tourism also has many good signs, and the number of tourists entering Vietnam continues to increase. have already noticed this , Vietnam has also reopened two types of visas: visa on arrival and e-visa to make it more convenient for tourists to Vietnam.

If you want to enter Vietnam, you must apply for a Vietnam visa and provide some required documents, including passport, portrait photo, and approval letter. Your passport and portrait photo must meet the requirements set by the Vietnamese government. But there are still many tourists who are not familiar with this, which will delay your visa processing process, so this article will help you understand some regulations for passport photos and portrait photos. Now let’s explore together.

What documents are required to apply for a Vietnam visa?

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Vietnam;
  • Passport with at least 2 blank pages;
  • A passport photo (clear, color, not black and white);
  • A portrait photo (clear, color, without glasses, not black and white).

Passport photo and portrait photo requirements

When you apply for a visa on arrival or electronic visa (E-visa) online, you must fill in all the information required by the travel agency, among which you must upload your passport photo and portrait photo. You need to make sure your images match their requirements. Here are the right and wrong situations you should be aware of.

Passport photo requirements

Case 1: Valid photos

Accepted passport photos are clear and complete. Your photo must have the ICAO lines intact, with no corners of the passport missing. The following are valid photos.

Case 2: Invalid photo

A lot of tourists have this situation. During the photo taking process, you take it too fast and do not notice that your passport photo is missing part of the ICAO line. If you upload the wrong image, they will also remind you that you need to upload another image, but when you do not check your email, your application will take longer to process.

Case 3: Invalid photo

Many tourists have also encountered this situation. When using black and white copies or scanned photos of passports, all the information will be blurred, and such photos are not acceptable. Black and white photos will also not be accepted.

portrait requirements

Here are some rules of portrait photography that you should know:

Case 1: Valid Portrait Photo

Valid portrait photos must be in color, clear, not blurred, and without glasses.

Case 2: Invalid Portrait Photo

You provide a photo of yourself wearing glasses or sunglasses, glasses of any kind will not be accepted.

Case 3: Invalid Portrait Photo

Black and white portrait photos are not valid when applying for a Vietnam visa.

Frequently asked questions about passport and portrait requirements.

Q: My passport is only valid for 3 months, but I have not renewed my passport. Can I apply for a Vietnam visa?

A: According to the regulations of the Vietnam Immigration Department, your passport is still valid for 3 months from the date of your entry into Vietnam, and you are still eligible to apply for a Vietnam visa. However, many airlines require your passport to be valid for 6 months to board a flight, so if you want to be sure, you should contact the airline you plan to use to clarify this before applying for a Vietnam visa.

Q: Can I use the portrait photo I took a long time ago to apply for a Vietnam visa?

A: As long as your portrait photo meets the requirements, everything is fine.

Q: Can I use passport photos for immigration procedures at Vietnam airports?

A: Passport photos are only available for the online application process for Visa on Arrival or e-Visa. Before boarding the plane or when you arrive at the airport in Vietnam, you need to use the original passport to go through Vietnam entry procedures.

Q: If I forgot to print the electronic visa documents and approval letter out , do they accept PDF files or image files?

A: You do not have to worry too much about this point. There is a printing service at the airport. You just need to ask the airport staff and they will guide you.


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