Vietnam Visa Information

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Vietnam.

After booking your holiday, please provide us with your passport details as soon as possible so that we can proceed to book trains and flights tickets on your behalf, if included within your holiday.

Vietnam Visa Requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa to visit Vietnam for stays of up to 15 days from now until 30 June 2021. At customs you will need show your return airline ticket/E ticket as proof of your date of departure. If you're exiting Vietnam via a land border then your tour itinerary will be accepted as proof so please have this available to show to border police if requested. UK passport holders do require a visa for stays in Vietnam longer than 15 days or if you are planning to return to Vietnam within 30 days of your last entry.

Most other nationalities including Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and USA passport holders require a tourist visa to visit Vietnam.

Travellers can apply for a 30 day tourist visa (single or multiple entry) from the nearest Vietnamese Embassy or via the more convenient method of applying online for an E Visa. Processing time for an E Visa is 3 days. The cost is approximately USD$20. After submitting an application you will receive a confirmation number, then upon arriving to Vietnam you will receive the actual visa and additionally pay a stamping fee of USD$25. Applying in advance and then collecting your tourist visa upon arrival is available to all travellers entering the country via Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Danang International Airport.

To apply for an e-visa online go to: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt

Vietnam Visa Requirements for

South African Passport Holders

South African passport holders must obtain a tourist visa from the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in advance of travel and pay the stamping fee directly to the embassy prior to travel. It may also be possible for you to apply for the visa online, many websites are still suggesting this is possible, though based on the information we have received from the Vietnamese Immigration you would will still need to go/send your passport to the nearest embassy to have the visa stamped. Should you choose to apply for your visa in this way we would be most grateful if you could update us as to the success of using this method.

Visa Application Information

In order to obtain your visa you will need to provide the name of the 'Inviting Organisation' - please use: On The Go Tours/Asia DMC

You will also need to provide the 'Intended Temporary Address':

For tours starting in Hanoi please use:
Sunway Hotel Hanoi
Pham Dinh Ho Street, Hai Ba Trung District,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 3971 3888

For tours starting in Ho Chi Minh City please use:
Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel
No. 8A, Mac Dinh Chi St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Tel: +84 28 3827 9595

See Also

When planning your trip to Vietnam take a look at our other handy resources:

Best Places to Visit - what to see in Vietnam
Best Time to Visit - climate and weather in Vietnam
Top Travel Tips - useful information on money, health and junk boats in Vietnam
Traveller Reviews - see why our passengers enjoy our Vietnam tours
Popular Touring Destinations - combine the key drawcards of Vietnam in one tour
Hoi An Lantern Festival - all your frequently asked questions answered
Vietnam Video Lounge - stunning travel videos filmed in Vietnam
Trekking in Vietnam - a guide to the top spots, best time to go and more

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