Most foreign nationals visiting Vietnam will need to apply for a Visa before arriving. Some countries do not require a visa for a limited amount of time when entering Vietnam. For nationals of Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei exemption is permitted for visits up to 30 days. 

Additionally, visa exemption for visits of up to 15 days apply to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belarus, Japan and South Korea.

All other nationalities will need to apply for a one-month tourist single or multiple entry visa when visiting Vietnam. These can be obtained in advance from a Vietnam Embassy or upon arrival, subject to pre-approval procedures. A multiple entry visa will be required for itineraries involving a visit to another country in mid-tour.

For visitors travelling with Haivenu we offer the following visa services.


We send you a form requesting basic information (full name, passport details and so on). You fill in one for each person and email them to your tour designer. We then apply for the visas at the Immigration Office in Hanoi. After about five working days, we'll be able to pick up the approval paper and fax it to the Vietnamese Embassy in your country. We’ll let you know so you can send your passports to the Embassy by post with a cheque to pay the visa fee. 

Alternatively, after we fax the approval paper to the Embassy, you can go there to pick up your visas in person. Please ring the embassy for their opening hours, cost of visa stamps and for other arrangements.


We can apply for visas upon arrival for you. For this, we send the approval document direct to you by fax or by scanned attached file. If you’re asked about your visa status at your departure airport, the approval document will be sufficient. When you arrive at any Vietnam airport, please ensure that you pick the visa form near the custom checkpoint and fill in the details before you queue for immigration. You need to prepare a colour passport photo and the fee for the visa stamp.