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Vietnam visa on arrival for French citizens

Vietnam visa waiver program enables French passport holders to travel to Vietnam for tourism or business for stays of 15 days without a visa. For a longer stay, the visitors must apply for a visa pour le Vietnam before arrival. In this post, we are going to guide you through various processes of getting a visa.



1. Visa on arrival

Only French visitors traveling by air can benefit from Visa on arrival (also called landing visa). 

A visa can be granted at arrival airport on condition that you must have a visa approval issued by the Vietnamese immigration department. Please enter here to apply online and pay for the processing fee for the visa approval. Within 2-3 working days (excluding weekends), the letter will be delivered to your email. If you visit Vietnam to conduct business, please send a passport copy and expected travel date to to book a business visa approval.

Upon arrival, you have to show your French passport, 01 passport photo, visa approval and a completed entry/exit form (available at airports) to receive visa stamp. The stamping fee is USD 25 for single entry visa and USD 50 for multiple entry visa.

2. Electronic visa

The electronic visa is good for short stays of tourism purposes. It is valid to use at airports, land borders, and seaports. The link to apply for an electronic visa is . We must emphasize that this is the only website built by the government for electronic visas. Any other websites for electronic visas are owned by private travel companies. Their charges are pretty high compare to USD 25 you have to pay when applying directly with the government. The visa letter is normally ready in less than 1 week.

3. Traditional visa

The most traditional way to get a visa is submitting the application at the Vietnam embassy or consulate. Here is the list of basic requirements for a visa application:

  • Original passport with at least 6-month validity.
  • An application form (available at the embassy)
  • 02 passport-sized photos
  • Visa fees

It is possible to send the application by post. In that case, you must enclose an envelope for the return of the passport.

Standard processing time is 3-5 working days.  

Embassy of Vietnam in Paris, France

Address: 62-66 Rue Boileau, 75016 Paris, FRANCE

Phone: 44 14 6 421;44

Fax: (331) 4524 3948


Embassy of Vietnam in Paris, France

Address: 2, Le Verrier, 75006 Paris, FRANCE

Phone: (331) 4432 0877

Fax: (331) 4432 0879


Should you have any queries about visa pour le Vietnam, for France passport, please do not hesitate to contact our support team at email address or hotline: +84 966 53 93 63

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