Instructions for visa application
1. Office hours for public:
8h30 - 11h30 ; 13h30 -16h30 from Monday to Friday (Exept Vietnamese and Thai public holidays).
2. Consular Section Telephone:
66 -(0)2 - 2515836 (---37, ---38) ext. 112 (115,116) or 02 650 8979
3. General information:
3.1. Visa is required for all visitors, except citizens of some countries for short stay (Thai, Laotian, Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean are exempted for up to 30 days; Philippino for up to 21 days; nationals of Japan, Republic of Korea, Norwegian, Finlander, Denish and Swedish are exempted for up to15 days. Updated information about visa exemptions is available at the Embassy).
3.2. Visitors can apply for Single or Multiple-entry, up to 1 month, up to 6 months or up to one year stay visas.
3.3. Applicant can personally or delegate to the third person/ agency to carry out the procedures of visa application.
3.4. Following documents are requested to submit to the Embassy for all kinds of visa:
-- a. The original PASSPORT with blank pages for visa stamp. The expiry date of the passport should not be earlier than 3 months since the date of departure from Vietnam.
-- b. One completed application form.
-- c. Two passport-size photographs: one is stapled or glued firmly to the application form.
-- d. Approval from Immigration Authority or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.
-- e. Visa fee (Visa fee should be paid in Thai Baht by cash; Holders of Diplomatic Passports and members of Diplomatic or Consular Missions who are going on their official missions are exempted from visa fees – this practice is subject to reciprocal treatments between Vietnam and concerned Countries; For update of fee information, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy).
3.5. The application form is available at the Embassy or can be printed out in the forms folder.
3.6. It takes from 1 to 4 days to process a visa.
3.7. Tourist visa is valid for one month, you can ask for normal or express visa.
Last modified 29-06-2007