Vietnam Visa for US Citizens

Vietnam Visa for US Citizens

About eVisa to Vietnam

US citizens planning to visit Vietnam need to obtain a visa before traveling. Fortunately, getting a valid visa for them isn’t difficult, as they don’t have to attend a Vietnam embassy in person and can easily apply online!

Vietnam eVisa is an official visa launched by Vietnamese government in 2014. It is available in several types corresponding to different travel purposes: Vietnam tourist visa, business visa, and transit visa.

The Vietnam visa allows Americans visiting Vietnam once. The permitted stay is 30 days and the validity period is the same – 30 days, which starts on the arrival day.

It’s important to learn the specific requirements for Vietnam eVisa approval and be sure that you’ve submitted the application form and all the necessary documentation, so that your travel plans in Vietnam don’t encounter any delays or other issues. Apply in advance to have the eVisa approved in time for your trip!

Types of Vietnam visas for US citizens

US citizens can apply for one of the following types of electronic visa to Vietnam:

  • Vietnam tourist visa serves tourism-related purposes like sightseeing, attending recreational activities, concerts, shows and plays, honeymooning, visiting friends and family members;
  • Vietnam business visa is designed for business and professional matters: formal or informal on-the-job training courses, taking part in meetings, conferences or congresses, participating in professional sports activities, etc.;
  • Vietnam transit visa is the best option for you if you stop in Vietnam without any other purpose than to get to another country.

How to apply for a Vietnam eVisa from the US?

If you want to get a Vietnam visa, you don’t have to attend a Vietnamese embassy, you can just apply online on our website:

  1. Complete the visa application form, providing some personal and travel information.
  2. Double-check the filled-out form.
  3. Attach your valid passport and a face photograph.
  4. Cover the processing fee. All payment methods available are safe, so choose what is more convenient for you: debit/credit card, PayPal, or PayU.
  5. Check your inbox for visa application approval. The approved Vietnam visa will come as a PDF document. You should make a printed copy and bring it with you to the entry point for officials to check.

Vietnam eVisa processing time and fees for US passport holders

The processing time differs for each visa application and may depend on the accuracy of the data provided, the number of applications that require processing at the moment, whether the application was submitted during the business time, etc.

Note that the ultimate decision is made by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

Don’t wait till the last moment and apply for a Vietnam visa beforehand. If you don’t have time, and your trip to Vietnam is very soon, we recommend you select our rush visa service (processing within several days) or emergency super rush visa service (even faster processing). To get more information on this matter, please get in touch with our support team.

The Vietnam visa for US citizens costs 79 Euro. You should make the payment via any online option on our website.

How long can citizens of the US stay in Vietnam with eVisa?

The Vietnam visa enables US citizens, same as citizens of other eligible countries, to have one visit to Vietnam that can last for up to one month (30 days).

You should note that the Vietnam visa’s validity period starts on the day of the person’s arrival in Vietnam, not on the day of approval. The visa is valid for 30 days. You must leave Vietnam before the expiration of your visa.

Requirements for a Vietnam eVisa from the US

Most US citizens can easily get their Vietnam visa online, as the requirements are very easy to meet.

Technical requirements:

  • a working device (phone, tablet, laptop/PC)
  • stable internet connection (Wi-Fi, mobile, hardwired)
  • ability to pay online (have an appropriate payment option and enough financial means)
  • email account (you must have access to it)

Required documentation:

  • United States passport (the passport’s validity period cannot end sooner than 6 months after entry into Vietnam)
  • a photograph of the applicant’s face (it is not mandatory that the photo is taken in a studio; you may use the one taken by a phone or PC camera)

Requirements on arrival:

As not all entry points accept electronic visas, you should choose one of the following ports:

International Airports:

  • Cat Bi Int Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Cam Ranh Int Airport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Can Tho International Airport
  • Da Nang International Airport
  • Noi Bai Int Airport (Ha Noi)
  • Phu Bai Int Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Tân Sơn Nhất Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

Border Crossings:

  • Bo Y
  • Cau Treo
  • Cha Lo
  • Ha Tien
  • Huu Nghi
  • La Lay
  • Lao Bao
  • Lao Cai
  • Moc Bai
  • Mong Cai
  • Na Meo
  • Nam Can
  • Song Tien
  • Tay Trang
  • Tinh Bien
  • Xa Mat


  • Chan May Seaport
  • Da Nang Seaport
  • Duong Dong Seaport
  • Cam Pha Seaport
  • Hai Phong
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hon Gai
  • Nghi Son Seaport
  • Nha Trang
  • Quy Nhon Seaport
  • Vung Tau Seaport
  • Vung Ang Seaport