Vietnam Visa for Belgium Citizens

Last update: 29/09/2022

Does Belgium citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Belgium nationals are not in the visa exemption list, therefore, Belgium travelers are required to apply for a visa to travel to Vietnam. There are some important requirements that you have to adhere to get through Vietnam immigration upon their arrival are as follows:

• You have to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months since the departure date in Vietnam

• Your passport must have 2 blank pages for your entry and exit stamp, issued at the entry port you are entering.

Currently, there are three methods of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Belgium citizens that depends on the purpose of their trip. On this page, we will provide the guidance in details about how to apply for tourist and business visa for travelers from Belgium.

How to get a tourist visa for Belgium nationals

Getting a e-visa and visa at the embassy or consulate are two legal methods for Belgium passport holders when they wish to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. Particularly, e-visa can be easily done online so this option is highly recommended to Belgium visitors.

Vietnam e-visa

Documents required:

• A soft file of valid passport which is valid at least 6 months from the departure date to Vietnam

• A digital photo in JPEG, PNG format which is recently taken for the visa application. The photo should be in color and taken against the white background.

• Email address: this email is used to send a notice to applicant when the e-visa is successfully issued or denied

• Credit/debit card: it is used to make the payment for e-visa fee online

How does it work?

• You complete the visa application form online and make the payment

• After 3-5 working days, you will go to check the email registered for e-visa application to receive and download your visa results

• You print out your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to enter Vietnam.

Visa at the Embassy

Documents required for tourist visa:

• Vietnamese visa application form with 01 passport sized photo attached with

• Original passport of applicant

• Return flight ticket

• Hotel booking

• Travel itinerary in Vietnam

After preparing all documents as mentioned, please visit the Vietnamese embassy in person to submit your visa application.

The standard processing time is 3-5 working days.

How to apply for a Vietnam business visa for Belgium citizens

To obtain a business visa, Belgium passport holders must have a sponsor company based in Vietnam.

Visa on arrival

Documents required for a business visa approval letter

• A valid passport copy which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam

• A business certificate of Vietnam based sponsor company

• Form NA2

• Form NA16

• Tentative business plan in Vietnam

Their sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnamese Immigration Department and need to wait from 5-7 working days to get a visa approval letter

When the visa approval letter is issued, Belgium travelers will bring a copy of the visa letter along with Vietnamese visa application form, 02 passport sized photos and stamping fee in order to get a full visa stamped on their passport at Vietnam airport.

Visa at the Embassy

Belgium passport holders can apply for a visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium or in the country where they are residing.

Documents required

• Vietnamese visa application form with 01 passport sized photo attached

• Original passport

• A visa approval letter from sponsor company in Vietnam. The visa approval letter is technically issued the Vietnam Immigration Department.

• Other documents may be required by the Embassy officer.

Once all documents are well-prepared and get ready, please take all these to Vietnamese embassy to lodge your visa application.

The standard processing time is 5-7 working days.

Vietnam visa costs for Belgium citizens

The charges of Vietnam visa depend on the type of visa they wish to apply for

• Vietnam tourist e-visa: it costs 25usd paid online for the Vietnam Immigration Department and service fee in case you want to use express service for your visa application

• Vietnam business visa: For visa on arrival, there are fees get involved includes visa approval letter fee and stamping fee. The visa approval letter fee varies from this agency to another and the stamping fee is 25usd for single entry and 50usd for multiple entry which is valid up 3 months.

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa for Belgium citizens

Q1: As Belgium citizen, can I extend my tourist visa when I am in Vietnam?

Currently, visiting Vietnam on tourism purpose, Belgium citizens are allowed to apply for e-visa. Unfortunately, there is no extension applicable for e-visa. If Belgium travelers want to prolong the length of stay in Vietnam, they can do visa run.

Q2: How long can Belgium passport holders stay in Vietnam for?

For tourist visa, Belgium citizens can stay up 30 days while with business visa, they can be allowed to stay up 90 days.


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