Vietnam e-visa policy: Latest updated News & Events 2023

Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam

Vietnam has implemented strategic measures to enhance tourism by introducing more visitor-friendly policies, including an easier process for obtaining a Vietnam eVisa.

The Government of Vietnam officially presented a comprehensive report to the National Assembly in April 2023, outlining proposed changes in the management of foreign entry, exit, and residence in the country. These proposals specifically focused on extending the validity of the Vietnam eVisa and expanding the list of eligible countries. We are proud to announce that the National Assembly approved these recommendations during its meeting on June 24, 2023. As a result, two significant changes regarding the Vietnam eVisa will come into effect on August 15, 2023.

1. Vietnam eVisa will be available for nationalities

Vietnam e-Visa is currently issued to citizens of 80 countries, follows:

Andorra Greece Palau
Argentina Hungary Panama
Armenia Iceland Papua New Guinea
Australia India Peru
Austria Ireland Philippines
Azerbaijan Italy Poland
Belarus Japan Portugal
Belgium Kazakhstan Qatar
Bosnia and Herzegovina Korea (South) Romania
Brazil Latvia Russia
Bruney Liechtenstein Samoa
Bulgaria Lithuania San Marino
Canada Luxembourg Serbia
Chile Macedonia Slovakia
(Including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders)
(Not apply to Chinese e-passport holders, i.e a passport having its number starting with E)
Malta Slovenia
Colombia Marshall Islands Solomon Islands
Croatia Mexico Spain
Cuba Micronesia Federated States of Sweden
Cyprus Moldova Switzerland
Czech Republic Monaco Timor Leste
Denmark Mongolia United Arab Emirates
Estonia Montenegro United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fiji Myanmar United States of America
Finland Nauru Uruguay
France Netherland Vanuatu
Georgia New Zealand Venezuela
Germany Norway

2. Validity Extension for Vietnam E-visa to 90 days

The validity of the Vietnam eVisa has been extended to 90 days, allowing for both single and multiple entries. This change, approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee, aims to meet the needs of international travelers and facilitate activities such as studying, market surveys, and investment promotion in Vietnam.

This extension will particularly benefit travelers who need to visit multiple countries in Southeast Asia and return to Vietnam for further evaluation and comparison of investment opportunities. It is important to note that this change will only apply to applications submitted on or after August 15, 2023, and those who have already obtained or applied for the Vietnam eVisa before this date will not be eligible for the extended validity period.