Visa procedure
Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam, tourist visa may be valid for 15 to 30 days.

Customs procedures in Vietnam are quick and simple. To enter and exit Vietnam, visitors are required to fulfill the entrance and exit procedures in the form (in Vietnamese or in English languages).

NEWS: Visa and Customs

Immigration declaration to be abolished
In order to create favorable conditions for foreigners to Viet Nam, the Prime Minister has agreed to abolish the immigration declaration for all passengers when they do procedures of entry and exit at Vietnam's international airports since September 15, 2010.(Detail)

Public reminded of new limits on tobacco products brought into Hong Kong
Members of the public and incoming passengers have been reminded to comply with the new measure on the quantity of tobacco products that they may bring  into Hong Kong since August 1, 2010.(Detail)

Vietnam-Paraguay visa exemption agreement to take effect
An agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders signed between Vietnam and the Republic of Paraguay governments will take effect as from October 26, 2008 announced the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Detail)

Vietnam to waive visa for Russian visitors
Russian nationals will be exempted from visa when entering Vietnam within 15 days from January 1, 2009, according to a decision of the Vietnamese Prime Minister. (Detail)

Visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese to go ahead
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on August 17 has signed Decision No 135/2007/QD-TTg to promulgate a new regulation that will grant visa   exemptions to Overseas Vietnamese from September 1, 2007. (Detail)

Phu Quoc Island lures tourists with visa exemptions
The Prime Minister has issued a decision on entry and exit procedures for foreign visitor to Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang Province on September 16th. (Detail)

Vietnam officially joins APEC Business Travel Card
Businesspeople from a number of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies will be granted easier access to enter Vietnam as the country has officially joined the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) programme. (Detail)

Visa exemption agreements between Vietnam, France, Chile to come into force soon
Agreements on visa exemptions for diplomatic passport holders Viet Nam has signed with France will come into effect on July 1st. A similar agreement, which will begin on June 25th, also includes official passport holders in the beneficiary list. The Foreign Ministry announced the information on June 1st. (Detail)

Citizens from four European countries given visa exemption
Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish citizens will be exempted from requiring visas as of May 1 when they enter, exit or stay in Viet Nam for less than 15 days. (Detail)

Viet Nam-Japan visa exemption to take effect
Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien and his Japanese counterpart Nobutaka Machimura exchanged diplomatic notes to this effect in Tokyo, on March 8th.Vietnamese and Japanese diplomatic and official passport holders will be exempted from visa requirements as of May 1st. (Detail)