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How to apply for Vietnam visa online for Japan citizens

How to apply for Vietnam visa online for Japan citizens


I’m a Japanese passport holder, and I’m going to get Vietnam visa for the trip to Vietnam in August. How to apply for Vietnam visa online for Japan citizens?



According to the latest Immigration Law of Vietnam, Japan passport holders wishing entering Vietnam no more than 15 days for tourist purpose are not required to apply for Vietnam visa. In this case, what you should prepare is just your original Japan passport having 3 month of validity and 2 blanks pages at least to travel to Vietnam.  When you arrive at Vietnam airport, you will get a 15 days Vietnam visa exemption seal by Vietnam Immigration officers.

In case if you want to stay in Vietnam longer than 15 days, you should apply for Vietnam visa before your departure. In reality, some Japan citizens wish to use Vietnam visa exemption for 15 days in Vietnam first, and then get Vietnam visa extension to stay in the country longer. However, the procedure for Vietnam visa extended is much more expensive and complicated than getting a new Vietnam visa. Thus this method is not recommended in this case.

The procedure for getting Vietnam visa online is very simple, and convenient. Applicants can refer to the link:  to complete all required information for visa application. As none your original passport is required for getting Vietnam visa online, applicants should make sure to submit information identical to what is shown in your passport.  Then you should payment for Vietnam visa fee via OnePay, PayPal, Bank Transfer, or Western Union. The applied fee for Japan passport holders will be quoted clearly right after you complete adequate information in visa application. For details, it is USD 20/ person for visa 1 month single, USD 25/ person for visa 1 month multiple, USD 30/ person for 3 visa month single, and USD 70/ person for visa 3 month multiple.

Around 2 working days since completing Vietnam visa online request, applicants will receive an electronic Vietnam visa approval letter/ code issued by the Immigration Department. By presenting visa approval letter for Vietnam Immigration officer upon your arrival at Vietnam airport (visa on arrival) or presenting visa approval code for staff in charge at Embassy of Vietnam (visa code), Japan citizens will get Vietnam visa stamped onto your passport.

Being a convenient, time-saving, and economical mode for getting visa to Vietnam, Vietnam visa online is chosen not only by Japan citizens, but also by foreigners from many different countries. Especially, for foreigners traveling to Vietnam by airway, applying online for Vietnam visa on arrival is extremely advised to pick up visa straight away at Vietnam airport without going to any Embassy.


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