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Vietnam visa on arrival for US citizens

If your US passport satisfies the 6-month validity passport rule and you plan to visit Vietnam by air, it is highly recommended for you to use visa on arrival facilities to keep peace of mind during the whole visa process. Please read on to know the steps to obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival for US citizens.


No matter what purpose of your travel is, it is possible to get the landing visa at arrival AIRPORT. The US gets a special treatment from Vietnamese government when it is the only country being granted visas of 1 year. 

Note: As of 1st July 2020, tourist visa holders are permitted to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days on each visit. This rule applies to all tourists whose visa is valid for 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. An extension of stay is needed if you wish to prolong the trip.

Here are 4 steps for any US visitors who wish to collect Vietnam visa on arrival at airports:

1. Complete an online visa application form. (Watch the instructional video on how to fill out the Vietnam visa application form correctly)

If you travel to Vietnam to conduct business, please send your visa request to email which includes a picture of your passport and expected travel date. Notice that the visa will become effective from the date of entry you entered in the application. The actual travel date can be any date during the period of visa validity.

2. Make full credit payment for your visa application. Bank transfer or Western Union is also accepted. Check Vietnam visa fee for US applicants through the pricing table below:

Visa type

Tourist visa


Business visa


Stamping fee


1 month single




1 month multiple




3 month single




3 month multiple




6 month multiple




1 year multiple




3. Receive a visa approval letter granted by the Vietnamese immigration department in your email after 2-3 business days (excluding weekends and public holidays).

4. Present visa approval letter, completed entry and exit form (download here), 1 standard photo, origin passport, and stamping fee (payable by cash, either USD or VND) to get visa stamp at any arrival airports in Vietnam (Noi Bai airport, Danang airport, Tan Son Nhat airport....)

Please contact us at email address or Sype address vietnamvisaeasy if you have any questions about visa for Vietnam for US citizens

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