Vietnam Visa for Bulgarian Citizens

Last update: 04/10/2022

Do Bulgarian citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Yes. Bulgarian nationals are required to get visa to visit Vietnam for short term stays. These short-term stays range from 30 days to 90 days per visit depending on the purpose of visit.

In additional to other prerequisites applicable to each type of visas, Bulgarian citizens have a passport which is valid at least 6 months from a time of entering Vietnam and there are at least 2 empty pages on their passport for entry and exit stamping.

What type of Vietnam visa can Bulgarian nationals apply for?

The Vietnamese government offers some different types of visas as per the travel purpose as follows:

• Tourist visa

• Business visa

• Working visa

• Student visa

• Family/visiting visa

• Spouse visa

How to get a tourist visa for Bulgarian nationals

Getting a e-visa and visa at the embassy or consulate are two legal methods for Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian visitors.

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

E-visa procedures:

• 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 result

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

How to apply for a Vietnam business visa for Bulgarian citizens

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

Here is the list of documents required for a business visa:

• 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, Bulgarian 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.

Vietnam visa costs for Bulgarian citizens

The costs 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: there are fees get involved includes visa approval letter fee and stamping fee. The stamping fee is 25usd for single entry or 50usd for multiple entry which is valid up to 30 days. For the visa approval letter, it is slightly varied by time, so please kindly contact us for the details about this fee.

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa for Bulgarian citizens

Q1: How soon can Bulgarian citizens expect to get a Vietnam e-visa?

Vietnam e-visa for Bulgarian citizens is available within 3-4 business days at the earliest. In certain cases, express processing can be obtained. It’s highly recommended to apply Vietnam e-visa at least 10 days in advance of your travel

Q1: Is Vietnam visa on arrival available for Bulgarian citizens?

Visa on arrival can just be applied for Bulgarian citizens who are entering Vietnam for busines purpose. If they visit Vietnam on tourism purpose, they are highly advised to apply for an e-visa which is good for 30 days of stay. The other types of visa on arrival is not yet resumed.


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