What are requirements of photos for Vietnam Visa on arrival?

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Oct 02, 2013

The requirements of photos should be matched with following conditions:

  • Two photos are required for Vietnam Visa on arrival. One is glued on the entry and exit form and the another is showed if officers need to check.
  • Photos should be sized 4x6 cm as passport-size, especially taken NOT over 6 months.
  • Both of color photos or black and white are accepted.
  • Photos should be captured full of applicant’s face, front view in plain white background.
  • Photos should be taken in normal view. If applicants wear a heading device, wig or similar things in abnormal view, they should wear consistently with the pictures upon arrival.
  • Glasses without tinted lenses or any medical reasons are not acceptable.


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    visa photo

    Jan 31, 2020
    We will arrive in Hanoi, we applied for the letter for visa. Do we need also photos?
    Thank you !
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Feb 04, 2020

    Dear sir/madam, 

    Thanks for your concern, 

    Please kindly Prepare 2 photos 4x6 cm (or same size passport photos). If you don’t have photos, you can take photos at the airport when you arrive and it costs 5USD/person in HCM. (or 2 USD/person in Hanoi)

    Thanks and best regards, 


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    United Kingdom

    Visa photo

    Jan 18, 2020
    I’m a British citizen and have 2x2 inches for my photo. It is quite difficult to get 4x6cm photos. Are the photos I have suitable for visa
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 20, 2020

    Dear RYAN, 

    Thanks for your concern,

    2x2 inches for your  photo is fine at Vietnam airport. 

    Best Regards.

    Stepfanno Tran (Mr. )


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    Jennifer Uptmor
    United States of America

    E Visa and passport photos

    Jan 08, 2020
    If I have been accepted for an E-Visa do I need to bring passport photos in addition to my passport and E-visa?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 08, 2020

    Dear  Jennifer Uptmor, 

    For E-VISA ( Electronic Visa type) You don't have to  bring passport photos to get visa stamp. 

    For any further details, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.org or call us at +84.327.117.119


    Stepfano Tran  (Mr.)


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    Justin Lamontagne
    United States of America

    Lost my photos

    Jan 02, 2020
    I have lost my passport photos and I am unable to obtain anymore before I arrive in Ho Chi Min. Can I take photos on arrival?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 03, 2020

    Dear Mr.Justin Lamontagne,

    You cannot apply visa on arrival without passport. 

    Please contact to Embassy in the living country for more information in this case


    Ashley Nguyen (Ms)

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    Landing Visa

    Dec 23, 2019
    Dear Customer Services

    I will be arriving Cam Ranh Int'l Airport, Nha Trang on Dec 25, I applied the EVisa and got the confirmation letter already. Forms are completed for a family of 4 person. Should we also need to scan all our passports and the photos to your immigration?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Dec 23, 2019

    Dear Bonnie,

    Thanks for your question!

    • For E-visa, when you arrive in Vietnam airport, you just need to submit the letter and passport to get visa stamp to enter Vietnam, no need to scan passport either photos
    • For visa on arrival, you present all things in the prepared package (passport, visa approval letter, 2 passport sized photos 4x6cm, the entry-and-exit form and stamping fee) to the Immigration officer to get your visa stamped

    Best regards,

    Nina Huynh