It depends on two factors:
If you are citizen of a country in which Vietnam has signed bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement to, you will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for pre-specified period typically ranging from 15 to 30 days. In case you plan for an overstay beyond that, you must apply for one.
Until now, there are only three ways to apply for a Vietnam visa, and depending on your country, the options might be narrowed down to two or even one. These includes:
Each way has its own strengths and weaknesses that you need to be aware of to make the right decision for your case.
Yes, you can certainly apply for Vietnam visa online by employing service of a visa processing agent like us for visa on arrival or applying for e-visa through government portal. Moreover, Vietnam embassy / consulate in some jurisdictions also offers submitting visa application form via email or online form on their website.
There are two ways: visa on arrival or e-visa. You also need to make sure your citizenship qualifies for e-visa type.
According to the current immigration law, Vietnam visa is categorized by purpose of entry, such as DL for tourist, DN for business, or DH for Student/Internship, just to name a few. By the same token, Vietnam visa can also be classified by permitted length of stay or single vs multiple entry. These ways of visa classification affect how much you need to pay for a Vietnam visa, among other things.
Law on Vietnam visa requirement can change over time, so we strongly recommend you contacting us directly to get the up-to-date information and advice.