vietnam's visa exemption list

Technically, all foreign visitors need a visa before entering Vietnam. If you wish to be exempted visa to Vietnam for your stay, you must be citizen or passportholders of countries having exemption agreement with Vietnam. The following list has been updated untill October 2016. Alongwith this list, please read other articles within our site to get to know details of Vietnam's visa policies for particular countries and for certain types of guests.

Viet Nam's visa exemption list

(updated on October 2016)

 

COUNTRY

TYPE OF PASSPORT

Duration of stay

Diplomatic

Official/ Service/ Special

Ordinary 
(for official purpose)

Ordinary

Seaman

Afghanistan

(Islamic State)

x

x

     

30 days

Albania (Republic)

x

x

     

30 days

Algeria (People's Democratic Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Angola (Republic)

x

x

     

30 days

Argentina (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Armenia (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Azerbaijan

x

x

     

01 month

Bangladesh

(People's Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Belarus (Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

30 days for Diplomatic and service passport/ 15 days for other passports

Brazil

(Federative Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Brunei Darussalam

x

x

 

x

 

14 days

Bulgaria (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days within 180 days period
 from the date of entry

Cambodia (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

 

30 days

Chile (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

China (People's Republic)

x

x

x

   

30 days

Colombia (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Costa Rica (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Croatia (Republic)

x

x

     

30 days

Cuba (Republic)

x

x

x

 

x

30 days

Cyprus (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Czech (Republic)

x

       

90 days

Denmark (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

x

15 days

Dominican (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Ecuador (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Egypt

x

x

     

90 days

El Salvador (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Estonia (Republic)

x

       

90 days within 180 days period
 from the date of entry

Finland (Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

15 days

France (Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

03 months within 6 month period from the date of entry for diplomatic passport/ 15 days for other passports

Germany

(Federal Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

90 days within 6 month period from the date of entry for diplomatic passport/ 15 days for other passports

Hungary (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

India (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Indonesia (Republic)

x

x

 

x

 

14 days for Diplomatic and
Official passport/30 days for
ordinary passport

Iran (Islamic Republic)

x

       

30 days

Iraq (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Israel

x

       

90 days

Italy (Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

90 days within 6 month period for diplomatic passport/ 15 days for other passports

Japan

x

x

 

x

x

90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport/15 days for other passports

Kazakhstan (Republic)

x

x

   

x

30 days

Korea (Democratic People's Republic)

x

x

x

   

30 days

Korea (Republic)

x

x

 

x

x

90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport/15 days for other passports

Kyrgyzstan (Republic)

x

x

 

x

 

30 days

Kuwait

x

x

     

90 days within 06 month period
from the date of entry

Laos (People's Democratic Republic)

x

x

x

x

 

30 days

Macedonia

x

x

     

03 months within 06 month period from the date of entry

Malaysia

x

x

 

x

 

30 days

Malta

x

       

90 days

Mexico (United States)

x

x

     

90 days

Moldova (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Mongolia

x

x

     

90 days

Montenegro

x

x

     

90 days

Morocco (Kingdom)

x

x

     

90 days

Mozambique (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Myanmar (Union)

x

x

 

x

 

30 days for Diplomatic and official passport/ 14 days for Odinary passport

Nicaragua (Republic)

x

x

     

30 days

Norway (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

x

15 days

Pakistan (Islamic Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Panama (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Paraguay (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Peru (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Poland (Republic)

x

       

90 days within 180 days period
 from the date of entry

Philippines (Republic)

x

x

 

x

 

30 days for Diplomatic and official passport/ 21 days for ordinary passport

Romania

x

x

     

30 days

Russia (Federation)

x

x

 

x

x

90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport/30 days for Seaman passport/15 days for Ordinary passport

Serbia 

x

x

     

90 days

Seychelles

x

x

     

90 days

Singapore (Republic)

x

x

 

x

 

90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport/30 days for Ordinary passport

Slovak (Republic)

x

       

90 days

Slovenia (Republic)

x

x

     

3 months within 6 month period
from the date of entry

South Africa (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Spain (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

x

90 days within 180 days from the date of entry for diplomatic passport/ 15 days for other passports

Sri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Sudan (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days within 180 days period
 from the date of entry

Sweden (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

x

15 days

Switzerland (Confederation)

x

       

90 days

Tanzania (United Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Thailand (Kingdom)

x

x

 

x

 

30 days

Tunisia (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Turkey (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Ukraine

x

x

   

x

90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport/30 days  Seaman passports

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

x

x

     

90 days

United Kingdom (UK)

x

x

 

x

x

15 days

Uruguay (Republic)

x

x

     

90 days

Uzbekistan

x

 

 

 

 

60 days

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic)

x

x

 

 

 

90 days

             

1) Foreigners holding British National Oversea (BNO) passports are not exempted from visa requirement, thus must have appropriate visas to enter Viet Nam

2) For foreigner who enters Viet Nam as unilateral visa-exempted: the entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit as unilateral visa-exempted person. Otherwise that person is required to have approprate visa to enter Viet Nam.

 
(Updated by VIETLAND HOLIDAYS on 07 May 2017).