Vietnam Visa Fee

  • March 02,2023
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Vietnam visa fee 2023 has been updated, so you must be aware of these changes and prepare well for your visa application to enter Vietnam successfully. There are two types of fees to pay for getting a Vietnam visa. They are the service fee (paid online) and visa stamp fee (paid in USD or Vietnamese Dong upon arrival at the airport).

Vietnam visa service fee

In the Approval letter process, you must pay for a Vietnam visa fee. This letter will help you get to the airport and obtain your Vietnam visa on arrival.

Vietnam visa stamping fee

You also need to pay a stamping fee in cash to Immigration Department at Vietnam international airport, which is called the Vietnam visa fee on arrival. As a result, you can get your visa stamped. It is highly recommended that you pay your visa stamp fee in USD or Vietnamese Dong.

The reason is that the Immigration Officer prefers getting paid in US dollars (in cash). Besides, you can also pay with another strong currency (e.g., RMB, Australian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Euros).

However, at the Immigration Checking Point, you may need to pay 5-10% more than the exchange rate quoted by banks. Therefore, please consider carefully choosing your most suitable currency.


Vietnam visa fee

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Vietnam visa processing time

Your Vietnam visa application will be processed based on the Vietnam local time (GMT+7). For details of each processing service, take a look at the list below:

  • Standard processing: 4-6 working days

  • Urgent processing: 2 working days (75 USD extra fee). For applications submitted before 08:00 am in Vietnam (GMT +7), you will receive the Letter of Approval by 06:00 pm on the same day.

  • Urgent processing: 1 working day (125 USD extra fee)

    • For applications submitted before 08:00 am in Vietnam (GMT +7), you will receive the Letter of Approval by 2:30 pm on the same day.

    • For applications submitted before 09:30 am in Vietnam (GMT +7), you will receive the Letter of Approval by 06:00 pm on the same day.

Note: You can apply for a Vietnam visa from 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 17:30 during weekdays from Monday to Friday, except for national holidays.

How much does a Vietnam visa cost?

Vietnam single-entry visa costs US$25. Multiple-entry visa costs vary from US$50 for three months to US$155 for 2 to 5 years of validity. In short, the Vietnam visa fees depend on the visa you need for what purpose and for how long.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get a 30-day tourist visa for Vietnam?

To obtain a 30-day tourist visa for Vietnam, you must apply online for a tourist E-visa. Vietnam E-visa application will cost you US$25 and take 3 working days.

What is the reasonable budget for 3 days in Vietnam?

You will need around $50 per day for a comfortable backpacker experience in Vietnam. The number for a comfortable mid-range experience in Vietnam is $60 to $100 per day for your entire cost.

How many US dollars can I carry to Vietnam in cash?

It is eligible for you to bring in any amount of US dollars. However, remember to declare on arrival if there is an amount above USD 5,000.

Can I enter Vietnam without a visa?

Some countries are exempt from the Vietnam visa. These includes:

  • ASEAN countries (14 to 30 days)

  • Chile (90 days)

  • Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the UK (15 days)

If you are not a citizen of any of the countries mentioned above, you need to apply for a Vietnam visa to enter the country.

In conclusion, you must pay a certain Vietnam visa fee to complete your visa application and enter Vietnam. That includes the service fee (online payment) and stamp fee (payment at Vietnamese airport). Besides, we also cleared up the Vietnam visa processing time for your most suitable selection. If any unclear points or further information is needed, please contact us at +1 315 715 8498 or [email protected].

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