Visa information

All students are required to acquire travel visas in advance of departure to avoid unnecessary delays at the arrival airport. 

 

Most countries require a visa to visit Vietnam.

Visitors from the following countries may not need a visa to Vietnam:

Areas Countries Term of residence
Asia

Singapore

less than 30 days

Thailand

less than 30 days

Malaysia

less than 30 days

Philippines

less than 21 days

Laos

less than 30 days

Indonesia

less than 30 days

Japan

less than 15 days

South Korea

less than 15 days
Nordic

Sweden

less than 15 days

Finland

less than 15 days

Denmark

less than 15 days

Norway

less than 15 days
European (July 2015 – June 2016)

Germany

less than 15 days

France

less than 15 days

Spain

less than 15 days

Italy and United Kingdom

less than 15 days

 

 

To determine whether you are exempted from obtaining a visa, please contact the Consulate General of Vietnam in Hong Kong and Macao.

Visa applications are made at: Consulate General of Vietnam in Hong Kong and Macao
15/F, Great Smart Tower
230 Wan Chai Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Website: https://vnconsulate-hongkong.mofa.gov.vn/en-us/Pages/default.aspx
Telephone: (852) 2591 4517
Fax: (852) 2591 4524 / 2591 4539
Email: tlsqhk@mofa.gov.vn

Office hours:
9:30 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 17:30 (Mon)
9:00– 13:00 / 14:30 – 17:30 (Tue – Fri)

Read the Resolution No. 46 / NQ-CP about the Visa exemption for 5 European countries singed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung 

UPDATED LIST OF VIETNAM VISA EXEMPTION

No Citizens of Days of Free Visa
1 United Kingdom 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
2 France 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
3 Italy 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
4 Spain 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
5 Germany 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
6 Belarus 15 days – from 1 July, 2015
7 Japan 15 days
8 South Korea 15 days
9 Sweden 15 days
10 Norway 15 days
11 Denmark 15 days
12 Russia 15 days
13 Finland 15 days
14 Cambodia 30 days
15 Thailand 30 days
16 Malaysia 30 days
17 Singapore 30 days
18 Indonesia 30 days
19 Laos 30 days
20 Philippines 21 days
21 Brunei 14 days
22 Myanmar 14 days

* International visitors travel to Phu Quoc island will be exempted for 30 days of Vietnam Visa.

* Citizens of above countries can enter Vietnam for a specific of times without a Visa regardless any purposes.

– But citizens of South Korea, Japan, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belarus and France want to enter into Vietnam under unilateral visa exemption in the next time have to wait at least 30 days from the last day exited Vietnam.

For example: A Russian citizen entering Vietnam dated 1st January 2015 under unilateral visa exemption and leaves Vietnam on 10th January 2015. If this Russian want immigration back to Vietnam, he/she have to wait at least 30 days(it means after 10th February 2015)  to enter Vietnam under the unilateral visa exemption. Incase he/she wants to enter Vietnam again within 30 days from the last exited day needs to apply a Vietnam Visa.

– Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei and Myanmar can enter and exit Vietnam multiple times as they want with a free Visa for a specific of time.

(Vietnam Government – Chinhphu.vn)