Vietnam Visa for Japanese Citizens

Last update: 10/04/2023

Do Japanese citizens need a visa to travel to Vietnam?

If you are a Japanese citizen, you do not currently need a visa to travel to Vietnam if you plan on staying for fewer than 15 days. It means that they are required to have a Vietnam visa to stay more 15 consecutive days in the country.

In addition to a valid visa, they also need a passport which is valid at least 6 months since their arrival date into Vietnam and make sure that there are at least 2 empty pages on their passport for an entry and exit stamp.

How to get Vietnam visa for Japanese passport holders?

Japanese citizens can apply for Vietnam visa through 3 methods including E-visa, Visa on Arrival and Embassy Visa.

Vietnam e-visa for Japanese citizens

In order to apply for the Vietnam eVisa, Japanese nationals must meet the necessary requirements.

Firstly, the applicant must be from a country that is eligible for the eVisa for Vietnam.

All Japanese travelers submitting an online application must provide the following:

• 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

Processing steps:

• 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.

Japanese travelers must be aware that the information they provide on the Vietnam eVisa application form must be accurate and match the information shown on their Japanese passport.

After the application is processed, the approved Vietnam e-Visa is delivered to the email account provided. It is advisable to print a copy and bring it to Vietnam.

Visa on Arrival from Japan

If Japanese citizens are visiting Vietnam for 30 days, definitely e-visa is the best choice for them to make. It’s a pity that visa on arrival is not resumed for 3-month tourist visa. Japanese nationals can just get a visa on arrival for business purpose which requires a sponsor company in Vietnam to secure this type of visa. Here is the checklist of documents for 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

It takes 7-10 working days to get a visa approval letter. If you need our company help with a tourist or 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.

Visa on arrival procedure for Japanese citizens at Vietnam Airport.

To get visa on arrival at the Vietnam airport, Japanese travelers should have all documentation as listed as bellows:

• 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

Once they are landing in Vietnam airport, Japanese travelers just head to the Immigration Area to submit all these documents and pay the stamping fee there. After providing the documents, they are asked to wait and their name is called once their visa stamp gets done.

Visa for a Vietnam embassy visa

To apply for a Vietnam Visa at an embassy, Japanese citizens have to:

• Get in touch with the nearest embassy or consulate.

• Complete Vietnam visa application form and submit it along with the required documents. You can find a Vietnam visa application on the website of the embassy or consulate.

• You can apply in-person or via mail, as per the instructions of the Vietnam consular services.

• Pay the Vietnam visa fee.

Vietnam visa fee for Japanese passport holders

• Visa on arrival: The fee for Vietnam visa on arrival for Japanese passport holders includes the visa service fee to get visa approval letter and the stamping fee to have visa stamped at the Vietnam airport. For stamping fee, it costs 25usd for single entry and 50usd for multiple entry which is valid up 3 months.

• E-visa: The e-visa processing fee is 25 USD paid online for Vietnam Immigration Department.

• Embassy visa: the application fee is normally not listed on the embassy’s website and its fee is varied from one embassy to another. Please visit an embassy or consulate where is the nearest to your place to ask for more details.


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