How can Filipinos apply for Vietnam visa on arrival easily?

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Mar 16, 2018

Should Filipinos choose Vietnam visa on arrival?

Filipinos are exempt from Vietnam visa for 21 days

Exchange of visa-free notes for ordinary passport holders on the principle of reciprocity, effective for Vietnamese citizens from January 1, 2000, for Filipino citizens from April 1 / 2000:

  • Exemption of visa is granted to bearers of ordinary passports holders whose stay duration must not exceed 21 days. Provided that the passport is valid for at least 6 months with return air ticket or ticket to another country.
  • For Filipino who enters Vietnam as unilateral visa-exempted person: his/her entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit as unilateral visa-exempted person.

Foreigners holding British National Oversea (BNO) passports are not exempted from visa requirement, thus must have appropriate visas to enter Vietnam.

In accordance with Decision No 80/2013/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister dated December 27, 2013, holders of foreign passports are exempted from visa requirement for entry into, exit from Phu Quoc island, with duration of stay no longer than 30 days. In case if holders of foreign passports,before entering Phu Quoc, had transit through other international border gate of Viet Nam, he/she also enjoy such exemption.

For those who do not meet the above requirements must apply for approprate visas to enter Vietnam. And they can choose to apply for visa at Vietnamese Embassy in Philippines, Vietnam electronic visa or Vietnam visa on arrival which is recommended as the most efficient and simple one.

H3: How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival

To apply for visa on arrival, the applicants don’t need to submit any document as usual but completing four simple steps:

Step 1: Filling accurate passport information and visa request into the online application form before arriving at Vietnamese International airport;

Step 2: Making the online payment succesfully;

Step 3: Receiving and checking for the visa approval letter sent via email;

Step 4: Picking up visa stamp at the arrival.

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    Inquiry re: visa

    Oct 05, 2018
    Good day! I wanted to ask if im required to obtain a visa. Im holding a Philippine passport travelling to Phu quoc from Hong Kong via Ho Chi Min. Do i need to obtain a visa online or upon arrival. As it is a bit time constrained with our connecting flight to Phu quoc so i want to know in advance. Looking forward to hear from you. Thank you very much
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Oct 05, 2018

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    How long will you stay in Vietnam? If you stay less than 21 days, you no need to apply visa. If you will stay longer, you need to apply to get the visa stamp in Ho Chi Minh first, and then you are able to travel to Phu Quoc.


    Anna Lily (Ms.)