If you are not on the List of Visa Exemption to Vietnam ( For updated information, please refer to the following website: https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn/Lists/BaiViet/B%C3%A0i%20vi%E1%BA%BFt/DispForm.aspx?List=dc7c7d75-6a32-4215-afeb-47d4bee70eee&ID=306), please follow the following steps to apply for a tourist visa.
Documents to be submitted:
4. Visas for diplomatic and service/or official passport holders: Please directly contact the Consular Section of the Embassy before coming to the Embassy.
5. Visas for investors, journalists/reporters and those who wish to enter Viet Nam to: i) work with Vietnamese agencies/institutions, ii) study, iii) participate in meetings/conferences, iv) work, V) visit relatives:
Documents to be submitted include:
+ Passport that is valid for at least 6 months since the date of entry to Viet Nam;
+ A visa approval issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam (please request your host company/agency to contact the Immigration Department of Viet Nam). For a journalist visa, the applicant needs to contact the Foreign Press Centre under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam. The Foreign Press Centre's website is:
+ One photo sized 4x6 cm. The processing time for a Business/Working/Study/Volunteering/Press visa application is 03 working days.
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