December 12, 2022
Policy Vietnam visa service

Vietnamese visa on arrival reopens to some countries 2023

After a period of suspension of visa-on-arrival services for foreign tourists who want to come to Vietnam, today we are pleased to inform tourists that visa-on-arrival has reopened for some selected countries. Tourists are allowed to enter Vietnam for travel and work with a visa on arrival.

After many fluctuations in the epidemic, everything will gradually change, and Vietnam’s tourism industry will also change. There are also many changes in Vietnam visa regulations, so let us see which aspect has changed.

Visa on arrival reopened

The visa policy for foreigners who want to enter Vietnam is different. There are countries that allow the use of electronic visas (E Visa) to enter Vietnam, and there are countries that must use visas on arrival to enter Vietnam. You should find out which visa type is offered for the passport you hold.

To know more about what is Electronic Visa (E Visa) and Visa on Arrival, and the list of countries that allow the use of Electronic Visa, please click on the link for more details.

Or you can directly go to the homepage of the following website: check which visa you are eligible for. In the Select Country box, select your country and select the type of visa you want, the website will display the results.

Some countries that are not on the list of possible E-visa applications must use a visa on arrival to enter Vietnam. Previously, when this visa was not reopened, it was quite inconvenient for tourists to apply for a Vietnam visa, and tourists had to contact or directly go to the nearest Vietnamese embassy/consulate to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. It is very inconvenient for some countries without a Vietnamese embassy/consulate. Moreover, moving is also quite difficult, time-consuming and labor-intensive.

At present, Vietnam visa on arrival has been reopened for some countries that cannot apply for electronic visa. The process of applying for a Vietnam visa through visa on arrival is also very simple, and all operations will be completely online. Now only a one-month single-entry visa is provided, other types such as one-month multiple-entry and three-month multiple-entry are not available yet.

List of countries that use visa on arrival

Below is a list of some countries that allow entry to Vietnam for tourism and work with visa on arrival:

Nationality Nationality
1 Bahrain 16 Maldives
2 British National Overseas 17 Morocco
3 Costa Rica 18 Nepal
4 Ecuador 19 Nicaragua
5 Egypt 20 Oman
6 El Salvador 21 Puerto Rico
7 Guatemala 22 Saudi Arabia
8 Haiti 23 South Africa
9 Honduras 24 Taiwan
10 Hong Kong Document of Identity 25 Tajikistan
11 Israel 26 Tonga
12 Kuwait 27 Trinidad and Tobago
13 Jamaica 28 Turkmenistan
14 Jordan 29 Uzbekistan
15 Kosovo


What documents are required for a visa on arrival?

To enter Vietnam, in addition to a visa, Taiwanese travelers need to ensure the following conditions:

  • passport 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);
  • A document from the airline company that confirms your booking(including return ticket);
  • A document from the hotel that confirms your booking.

Note: It is recommended that you provide a valid passport and a portrait photo to speed up the processing of your application. Below are some examples of valid and invalid portrait and passport photos that you should consider.

See regulations on passport and portrait photos for details.

Also, you should prepare Form NA1 (Visa Application Form) in advance. If you enter Vietnam with a visa on arrival, you must fill in all the information on the NA1 form when you arrive at the airport, so in order to save time, you should print out the NA1 form and fill in the information before arriving at the Vietnam airport.

You can download the NA1 form here.

Also, you should have some small change (USD or VND)to pay for the stamping fee at the airport. It costs USD 25 to get stamped at airports in Vietnam.

Visa on Arrival Application Process

First, please visit the website linked below: and fill in the information according to the instructions. These steps are also very simple, don’t worry too much. If you face any issues during the registration process, please contact us directly through the chat application of this website so that we can consult the best way for you.

Next, you send us the required documents via your email. We will process your application within 7 working days and send you an approval letter via the email you provided. When you receive this document, print it out and use this document to get stamps at Vietnam airports.

Finally, when you arrive at the Vietnam airport, please line up at the “Visa Arrival Counter” counter and wait for the airport staff to stamp your passport. The stamp fee is $25.

Vietnam visa visa fees

Under the current circumstances, the procedures for applying for a visa on arrival to enter Vietnam are more difficult than before, so the cost of the visa on arrival is also much higher than before. 

1-month single-entry visa fee on arrival: USD 35 per person (not including the airport stamp fee of USD 25). All you need to do is submit your application to us and pay the approval letter fee. You can pick up your approval letter within7 working days. We guarantee that you will get the document on time.

In addition, if you want to obtain a visa on arrival in advance, you can use our expedited visa service. You can get the approval letter only within 3 working days or 8 hours, you can refer to the following prices:

Processing time 3 working days 2 working days 8 hours
cost $15 $20 $50

Frequently Asked Questions about Vietnam Visa on Arrival

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

A: You must print out the electronic visa documents and approval letter. They do not accept PDF files or image files. You don’t 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.

This article hopes to help you better understand the visa-on-arrival process. We hope to bring you convenience and solve your problem as soon as possible. It is our great honor to serve you, any questions, please contact us via the chat application.

I hope you can travel and work in Vietnam smoothly. I wish you success!


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What is the E-Visa of Vietnam? The e-visa is an alternative to a paper-based visa issued by the embassies of Vietnam. Instead of applying for a visa at the embassies of Vietnam, the Immigration Department of Vietnam has now launched an E-VISA program, which enables you to apply for a visa online. The e-visa of

The Visa Approval letter is the letter approved, signed & red sealed by the Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Government). It allows you board and pick up your visa on arrival at any of the four international airports of Vietnam. – Normally, the letter you get will have bulk applications of up to 30 persons and

With the visa approval letter, you can get your Vietnam visa at the international airports of Vietnam, such as Noi Bai airport (Ha Noi city), Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City city), Cam Ranh airport (Nha Trang city) and Da Nang airport (Da Nang city)… On arrival in Vietnam, at international airports, you

– To get visa on arrival, you should prepare some documents in advance: original passport + visa approval letter + Form NA1 (we usually send this form in the email so you can fill, attach photo and sign to save time on arrival) + Stamping fee (25$/person for 1 month and 3 months single entry,

Visa On Arrival (VOA) is one of the several visa types issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Department to foreigners intending to enter the country. Please note that unlike the visa on arrival of some other countries, in order to get Vietnam’s Visa On Arrival, you must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of

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