Vietnam Visa for Canadian Citizens

Last update: 06/10/2022

Do Canadian need a visa for a Vietnam visit?

Since there is no agreement between Vietnam and Canada for visa-free travel, all Canadian regular passport holders need a visa to enter Vietnam. There are normally three ways Canadian passport holders can apply for a visa: At an embassy, E-visa and Visa on Arrival.

How do Canadian citizens apply for a Vietnam visa?

Vietnam e-visa

Canadian travelers are planning to stay 30 days in Vietnam for their trip, getting an e-visa is the best way to go with. Here is the guidance on the documents required and the e-visa processing.

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 on Arrival

Currently for tourism purpose, Canadian citizens are allowed to stay up for 30 days with e-visa. Visa on arrival is just applicable for those who are entering Vietnam for business purpose. With that purpose, Canadian nationals can apply for 1 or 3 month visa.

Here are 4 simple steps to follow to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival from Canadian citizens

• Step 1: Fill out the Vietnamese visa application form online

• Step 2: Pay visa service fee to get visa approval letter

• Step 3: Receive the visa approval letter by email

• Step 4: Fly to Vietnam and get Vietnam visa stamped on your passport

Vietnam visa on arrival document requirements for Canadian nationals

To obtain a visa on arrival, you have to apply for visa approval letter before traveling to Vietnam. Depending on the purpose of travel, the documents required to submit will be different. Here is the guidance on documentation for those who wish to apply for business visit with a Vietnam based sponsor company:

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

• A business certificate of sponsor company

• Form NA2

• Form NA16

• Tentative business plan in Vietnam

It takes 7-10 working days to get a visa approval letter. If you need our company help with business visa letter to Vietnam, just kindly contact us at our hotline +84 948 555 332 or email us at [email protected]. Our visa experts will guide you through every single step from submitting your visa application until you obtain a full visa stamp at the Vietnam airport.

Vietnam entry requirement for Canadian citizens

Canadian citizens must have the following documents to present at the Vietnam airport to get visa stamped on their passports.

• Valid passport (for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam)

• A copy of visa approval letter

• A completed Vietnamese visa application form

• 02 passport sized photos

• Stamping fee in cash

Visa at the Embassy

Canadian citizens can go with a traditional way to apply for a Vietnam visa which is to visit the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada or in the country where they are residing. However, this can be time consuming and the processing time is not always clear. In the interests of ensuring your trip does not go awry, it’s highly advised to option for one of two other methods to apply for a Vietnam visa.

Vietnam visa costs for Canadian 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 visa on arrival: there are fees get involved includes visa approval letter fee and stamping fee. The stamping fee is 25usd for single entry and 50usd for multiple entry which is valid up 3 months. The visa approval letter is charged differently from this agency to another.


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