New Vietnam Visa-on-Arrival Fee and Procedure for US Citizens

With immediate effect, the Vietnamese government have implemented a new visa regulation for US citizens who plan on visiting Vietnam. This new policy introduces a 1-year multiple entry visa and replaces all previous types of visa (30-day tourism/business, single entry/multiple entry).

Procedures differ from first entry to the country and other entries thereafter:

  • Visitors entering Vietnam for the first time under the new regulations will now require an application visa letter and a stamping fee of $135 to be paid at the airport for visa on arrival.  The visa will be valid up to 1 year with multiple entries. Visitors are allowed to stay maximum 3 months per entry.
  • Visitors who enter Vietnam multiple times during the year need only to show the previous passport stamps or other relevant documentation at Vietnam immigration. The new regulations are for US citizens entering Vietnam for tourism, workshops, conferences, personal business, work with agencies or organizations.

The application visa letter and stamping fees may vary for visas obtained directly through the Vietnamese Embassy in the US. Please contact the Vietnam Embassy directly (202) 861- 0737 for more information.

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