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Vietnam visa for France passport holders

Vietnam visa for France passport holders

France passport holders are required Vietnam visa in order to visit the country regardless your entry is to visit or to work. In order to get visa conveniently, before applying, foreign visitors should spend a couple minutes referring needful notice when requesting visa for France passport holders as following.

Requirement to request visa for France citizens

According to the policy of the Immigration Department of Vietnam, any foreign people wishing to apply for a visa have to own an ordinary passport with six month of validity and two blank pages upward. This requirement is applied for foreign visitors coming from any country all over the world including France citizens. In case your passport does not meet this requirement, you will not be allowed to enter the country.

Therefore, visitors need to check your passport carefully to make sure that it is eligible before requesting visa to Vietnam. If your passport is coming to expire or has less than two blank pages remaining, you should contact immigration office off your country to extend or renew your passport beforehand.

Available options to obtain visa for France citizens

Like citizens off other country, France citizens can choose between applying visa directly at Embassy of Vietnam or applying online for visa on arrival though a visa agent to gave a visa to Vietnam. For each applying way, foreign people will be required to prepare different requirement. In addition, procedure to request visa for each option is also not same.Vietnam visa for France passport holder

Presently, getting visa for Vietnam at Embassy of Vietnam is recommended for France citizens travelling Vietnam by land or sea way because entering by this way, visitors have no way to obtain visa on your way to Vietnam. Whereas, at the moment you cross though border to enter the country, you will be required to present a valid Vietnam visa to immigration police. This is the reason getting visa at Vietnam Embassy is considered as the sole option to get visa for people visiting Vietnam by land or seaway.

In case France citizens intend to visit Vietnam by airport, you are able to request both visa at Vietnam Embassy and request visa on arrival online. However, you are recommended getting Vietnam visa online instead of choosing visa at Embassy.

Procedure to get visa at Embassy of Vietnam for France citizens

In order to get visa at Embassy of Vietnam, France visitors should visit the Embassy directly and submit visa application as well as all necessary documents according to request of staff in charge. For those people leaving in France and wishing to have a visa for Vietnam by this way, you can visit embassy with address as following:

Embassy of Vietnam in Paris, FRANCE

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

Phone:   01 44 14 64 0

Fax:      01 44 96 70 89




Or travelers also can go to Consulate General of Vietnam in Paris, FRANCE

Address: 2, Le Verrier, 75006 Paris, FRANCE

Phone:  (331) 4432 0877

Fax:      (331) 4432 0879


In this case, visa issuing unite is Vietnam Embassy, so Vietnam visa requirement as well as applying fee will be regulated directly by staff working there. This is also the reason each Embassy of Vietnam may require various needful for visa issuing. However, there is a general document that all Embassies need. It is original passport of applicants. In order know exactly about further requirements, visitors should contact Vietnam Embassy before going there to request visa.

According to experience of almost all travelers, after submitting all required document at Embassy, you need to pay visa fee and wait for five to seven business days for visa issuing. After processing time, you should visit Embassy one more time and get your passport back with a visa stamped on it.

Once having visa, France citizens can visit Vietnam on any date in the visa’s valid duration by any means of transportation.

Procedure to get visa on arrival for France citizens

In order to get Vietnam visa on arrival, France passport holders as well as all foreign travelers need to prepare a visa approval letter granted by the Immigration Department. This document is considered as a clearance for entry to Vietnam of visitors. It allows you to be able to get on board to Vietnam from any country on the world and it is also the required document to pick up official visa when you arrive at Vietnam international airport.

To get visa approval letter issued, visitors should complete applying steps as following:

-          Submitting Vietnam visa application. Because there is no original document required to verify in this step, applicants should complete visa application with exact information as shown in your passport. You are permitted to enter Vietnam only if information in your visa is similar as in your passport.

-          Sending visa approval fee to visa agent to process visa approval letter. There are three payment approaches including PayPal, Bank transfer and Western Union to complete this step. Sending fee through PayPal or Western Union is highly recommended because of its quick transaction.


-          Waiting for two business days

-          Checking registered to receive visa approval letter

After having visa letter, applicants should check it carefully to ensure everything is alright. Then, you can prepare a printed copy of this document together with your original passport, two photos in 4*6 centimeter and application for entry and exit form (this form will be sent to you at the same time with your Vietnam visa approval letter). With these documents, France travelers will be allowed to depart for Vietnam by airway on any date in your requested valid duration.

After your flight lands at Vietnam international airport, France citizens should quickly move on visa on arrival counter and wait for your turn to get official visa. In order to get visa stamped, you should present all requirements and pay stamping fee to Immigration officer. Then staff in charge will check your information and stamp an official visa onto your passport. Afterward, you can move to immigration desk to complete necessary steps, so that you can leave the airport and visit city.


Vietnam visa for France passport holders

Processing time and issuing fee for visa on arrival?

Procedure of getting Vietnam visa on arrival includes two main steps that applicants need to complete and pay fee for these. The first step is applying for visa approval letter and the second one is getting visa stamped at international airport of Vietnam.

For the first step, being France passport holders, applicants will be required to pay USD 18 for each visa request of one month single entry visa. In case you want to request one month multiple entries visa, the applied fee will be USD 23/ person. With other types, it is USD 28/ person for three month single entry visa request and USD 80/ person for three month multiple entries visa request. This is the fee to let your visa application processed with standard service. After two business days, applicants will receive pre-approved visa issued by Vietnam Immigration Department.

In some cases, if France citizens need to have visa approval letter quickly to catch up your flight, you can request urgent service or super urgent service, so that your visa request will be approved within just one business day or even just four working hours. Of course, the fee you need to pay in this case will be higher than the fee of standard service. For urgent service, each applicant is charged USD 10 plus, and it is USD 25 plus for each person to use super urgent service.

It should be notice that in step of getting visa approval letter, the applied fee can be discounted for those people request visa for a group of three passengers upward in a same visa application. For detailed information, please refer to Vietnam visa fee page.

For the second step, to get it done, each foreign visitor need to pay stamping fee by cash directly to Immigration officer at Vietnam airport. This fee should be paid by USD or VND, so before travelling, visitors should prepare in advance to save you time when you arrive. In case you forget, you can exchange your money into USD or VND at Vietnam airport.

In usual, the time to complete step of getting visa is about twenty minutes. This tie may be longer if there are many foreign travelers waiting for picking visa. In case you want to get visa right after arriving without waiting too long at airport, you are offered Stamping Support Service with the cost of USD 25 per person. With this service, you will be picked up upon your arrival time and assisted to get visa stamped quickly. This service is also recommended for old people, pregnant, people travelling with children or people who visit Vietnam at the first time.

How long can France visitors stay in Vietnam?

According to policy of Vietnam Immigration Department, France passport holders as well as all foreign visitors coming from other countries are able to request Vietnam visa with the valid duration of three month at maximum. Basing on your travel schedule in Vietnam, visitors can choose to request one of following visa types:

-          One month single entry visa

-          One month multiple entries visa

-          Three month single entry visa

-          Three month multiple entries visa

All of these visa types will be issued as Vietnam tourist visa. For those France citizens entering Vietnam for a business trip of no longer than ninety days, you totally can use this visa type to enter Vietnam without any problem. However, in case you really need a business visa to Vietnam, you are required to have a work in a company located in Vietnam. In this case, you should ask staff in charge in your company to contact the Immigration Department of Vietnam and request business visa for you directly. In order to issue a business visa, the Immigration may require some specific document that should be prepared by your company.

For any further information related to Vietnam visa for France passport holders, please contact us via email or call us via hotline number (+84) 975 85 66 33. 


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