The following is details about those 6 most popular Vietnam visa types:


The tourist visa is issued to those who are traveling to Vietnam for tourism only, not for doing any business in the country.

Depending on validity and number of entries, a Vietnam tourist visa can be divided into:


In addition, the US travelers to Vietnam have 01 more option for a tourist visa to Vietnam: Vietnam 1 year multiple entry visa.

At the moment, there are 02 ways to get a business visa to Vietnam, namely:

3. Student visa


A Vietnam student visa is granted to those who are attending a university course in Vietnam.

Normally this Vietnam visa type is arranged after arrival in Vietnam. You can enter Vietnam with a tourist visa, and then apply for a change in visa status at the Immigration Office after enrolling in the course. The easiest way to get this type of visa for Vietnam is to have an agency do it for you.

  • LD1 – to be granted to foreigners who come to work in Vietnam with work permit exemption certificate, unless otherwise provided for in international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
  • LD2 – to be granted to foreigners who must have work permit Vietnam to work.


This type of visa for Vietnam is valid for 2 years at maximum. In case you wish to stay in Vietnam for longer, you need to apply for an LD temporary residence card which is valid for up to 02 years.


How to get Vietnam work visa?

  • DT1 – to be granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with capital contribution of at least VND100 billion, or investing in the business fields and areas of investment incentives decided by the Vietnam Government. Valid for up to 5 years.
  • DT2 – to be granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with capital contribution of VND50 – under VND100 billion, or investing in the business fields of investment encouragement decided by the Vietnam Government. Valid for up to 5 years.
  • DT3 – to be granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with capital contribution of VND3 – under VND50 billion. Valid for up to 3 years.
  • DT4 – to be granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with capital contribution of less than VND3 billion. Valid for up to 12 months.

1. Tourist visa

  • 1 month single entry visa;
  • 1 month multiple entry visa;
  • 3 months single entry visa;
  • 3 months multiple entry visa.


However, according to the new regulations taking effect since July 1, 2020, holders of tourist visas for Vietnam which are valid for more than 30 days are only given a 30-day temporary residence stamp, and they may extend visa in Vietnam if wishes to remain in the country.

Besides, the US travelers to Vietnam have 01 more option for a tourist visa to Vietnam: Vietnam 1 year multiple entry visa.

At the moment, there are up to 3 ways to get a tourist visa to Vietnam, namely:

  • Getting a Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA – highly recommended for those traveling to Vietnam by air. You can see why it is highly recommended via those 5 undeniable advantages of Vietnam visa on arrival);
  • Getting a Vietnam embassy visa;
  • Getting a Vietnam e-visa (available for 1-month single entry, and for nationals of 80 countries only).

► Read more: How to get Vietnam tourist visa

2. Business visa


The second most popular type of Vietnam visa is business visa which is now categorized into:

  • DN1 visa – to be granted to foreigners who work with other businesses and organizations with legal status in accordance with the laws of Vietnam.
  • DN2 visa – to be granted to foreigners who come to Vietnam to offer services, establish a commercial presence or perform other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.


Like tourist visa for Vietnam, depending on validity and number of entries, a Vietnam business visa also can be divided into:

  • 1 month single entry visa;
  • 1 month multiple entry visa;
  • 3 months single entry visa;
  • 3 months multiple entry visa.
  • Getting a Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA – highly recommended as no sponsor letter from a Vietnam company is not required to application); and
  • Getting a Vietnam embassy visa.

► Read more: How to get Vietnam business visa

4. Working visa


Vietnam working visa is issued to foreigners who come to work in Vietnam, like teaching, etc. It is categorized into:

  • The most important document for Vietnam work visa application is a work permit or work-permit-free written confirmation. If you wish to obtain this type of visa but have no work permit or work-permit-free written confirmation, you apply for a business visa first with the determined company you will work for. After you have your work permit, you will easily apply for working visa for Vietnam.
  • Normally, application for a Vietnam work visa does not require a criminal record or health check.
  • Vietnam work visa cost consists of two kinds of fee: working visa approval letter fee and stamping fee at Vietnam embassy or Vietnam port.


Note:

1. You need to request the company in Vietnam for which you will work to apply for an LD visa approval letter at Vietnam Immigration Department; 
2. You will then get visa stamped at Vietnam mission in foreign countries or at your port of entry upon your arrival there, depending on the type of visa approval letter you are issued.


5. Investor Visa


An Investor visa for Vietnam is a type of visa granted to foreign investors in Vietnam. It is categorized as:


6. Diplomatic visa


A Vietnam Diplomatic visa is granted to:

  • Members of a delegation visiting Vietnam at the invitation of the Vietnamese ministries or other high ranked government officials;
  • Consulate personnel in Vietnam;
  • Those who go for the work with consulate members or visit them for a short period.


There is no fee for a diplomatic visa to Vietnam unless it has been decided by the Vietnamese embassy and the applicant’s home country.

To apply for the Vietnam diplomatic visa, the applicant has to submit an official letter from the local government agency, consulates or foreign embassies, to the concerned agencies in the applicant’s home country.

A Diplomatic visa for Vietnam is valid for up to 12 months.


Vietnam Visa types by Length of Stay and Validity


By this criterion, Vietnam visa is normally categorized into:

  • 1 month single entry visa ;
  • 1 month multiple entry visa;
  • 3 months single entry visa ;
  • 3 months multiple entry visa;
  • 6 months multiple entry visa ;
  • 1-year multiple entry visa;


The major difference between single entry visa and a multiple entry visa for Vietnam is the number of entries into the countries. While a single entry visa is valid for one stay in Vietnam during the visa validity, the multiple entry visa is valid for several stays in Vietnam during the visa validity.

Watching:

211

Vietnam tourist visa

Vietnam business visa

Vietnam Visa TypeDescriptionValidity
LV1-LV2Working with Vietnam authorities/partiesMaximum of 12 months
LSLawyer visaMaximum of 5 years
NN1Members of delegations invited by the Secretary-General of Vietnam’s Communist Party of, the President of Vietnam, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime MinisterMaximum of 12 months
NN2Members of delegations invited by standing members of the Secretariat of the Vietnam’s Communist Party, Deputy President of Vietnam, Deputy President of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister, President of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Executive Judge of the People’s Supreme Court, Chief Procurator of the People’s Supreme Procuracy, State Auditor General; members of delegations at the same levels of Ministers, Secretary Generals of Provincial Communist Authorities, Presidents of the People’s Councils, Presidents of the People’s Committees of provincesMaximum of 12 months
NN3Members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations and their spouses, children under 18 years of age, and housemaids during their term of officeMaximum of 12 months
NN4Those coming to work with diplomatic missions, consular offices, and representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations and their accompanying spouse/children under 18 years old, visitors of members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, and representative offices of intergovernmental organizationsMaximum of 12 months
HNMeetings/ConferencesMaximum of 3 months
DHStudent/InternshipMaximum of 12 months
PV1Journalists with permanent residence in VietnamMaximum of 12 months
PV2Journalists with short term residence in VietnamMaximum of 12 months
TTDependents of LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1-LD2 visa holders, or foreigners that are parents, spouse, children of Vietnamese citizensMaximum of 12 months
VRFamily visits, other purposesMaximum of 6 months
SQIn the cases mentioned in Clause 3 Article 17 of Law No. 47/2014/QH13Maximum of 6 months
EVElectronic visaMaximum 30 days

There are two criteria to categorize the Vietnam visa: Purpose of visit and Validity

Vietnam Visa Types by Purpose of Visit


According to the new immigration regulations that took effect in July 1, 2020 (Law No. 51/2019/QH14), Vietnam visa is classified into about 21 main types by the purpose of visit, namely DL, DN1, DN2, NG, DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4, LS, DH, LV, LD1, LD2, HN, PV1, TT, SQ, etc.

06 popular types of Vietnam visa are:

Other main Vietnam visa types include:

  • Tourist visa (DL)
  • Business visa (DN1, DN2)
  • Student/internship visa (DH)
  • Investor Visa (DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4)
  • Working visa (LD1 – LD2)
  • Diplomatic visa (NG)

Ready to Apply?

Start your Vietnam visa on arrival application today through our secure simple online form which takes you less than 5 minutes!

QUICK APPLY NOW

Etension & Renewal

Etension & Renewal

HA NOI CITY

14th floor Discovery Complex Tower, 302 Cau Giay, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
kelly@aftgs.com
+(84) 868.627 627
+(84) 243.518 9999

DA NANG CITY

34 Hoa An 8 Street, Cam Le District, Da Nang City, Viet Nam.
info@ticovisavietnam.com
+(84) 888.442 333
+(84) 2363.70 7171

SUBMIT & REVIEW

Car Pick-up

By submitting you agree to all of our Terms & Conditions.

Contact Details

Fill in application form Online

Visa Options

*

*

* Birth date

*

* Expiry

*

*

*

*

*

* Entry date

* Exit date

*

Terms & Conditions.

thanks {{gender}}{{name}}
FOR CHOOSING US

{{quocgia}}
{{purpose_of_visit}}
{{visa_type}}
{{quantity}}
{{entry-d}}/{{entry-m}}/{{entry-y}}
{{exit-d}}/{{exit-m}}/{{exit-y}}
{{arrival_airport}}
{{processing_time}}
{{extra}}
{{pick-up}}

Nationality: 
Purpose of visit:
Visa type:
Persons:
Entry date:
Exit date:
Arrival airport:

Processing time:
Extra services:

Visa Options

Contact Details

{{birth-d}}/{{birth-m}}/{{birth-y}}
{{passport_number}}
{{passport-e-d}}/{{passport-e-m}}/{{passport-e-y}}
{{email}}
{{phone}}
{{request}}

Birth date:
Passport number:
Passport expiry:
Email:
Phone number:
Special request:

Your request are in confirming process.
During the time waiting for the result , you can send us your passport’s photo to the email info@ticovisavietnam.com or waiting for our contact later.

info@ticovisavietnam.com