Vietnam Visa Requirements for international students

The Vietnamese visa can be obtained from the various consulates or embassies located in the various countries. You have to consult the Vietnamese agency to get information about any requirements.

The following countries are exempt from requiring a visa to vietnam:Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Korea (Republic), Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovak, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.


The normal processing time for a Vietnam visa is 2 working days. In urgent cases, you are able to have the visa approval letter within 4 to 8 hours, and around around 30 minutes to 4 hours for extreme emergencies. The Visa stamping fee is fixed at $25 as of 2019 for single entry visa and $50 for multiple entry visa.

Vietnam student visa

To be eligible for or to apply for a Vietnam Visa the following are a prerequisite.

  • must have a passport that is valid for at least six months
  • Have an acceptance letter from the university of enrollment.
  • They must also have a plane ticket and a transit visa, depending on location.
  • Students also have to show proof of funds to cover their trip.
  • Proof of approved accommodation booking
  • Letter of invitation, for study and business visa.
  • Original copy of the Travel Documents (e.g. Passport)
  • Original and copy of the latest Slip of Authorization to Stay-given on arrival
  • One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses
  • One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page
  • Passport valid for at least six months
  • Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit
  • Debit or credit card for payment



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