Vietnam Visas for Citizens of New Zealand

New Zealand citizens who wish to travel to Vietnam must have a visa to enter the country. Fortunately, getting a Vietnam visa is easy for New Zealanders. Since 1966, New Zealand citizens can get a visa on arrival at one of Vietnam’s international airports. Participating airports for visas on arrival include Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nha Trang.

How can a New Zealand citizen apply for a visa

To get a visa on arrival, New Zealand citizens need to complete several online steps before their trip. To apply for a visa on arrival, New Zealanders must follow the steps below:

  1. Visit out website at
  2. Submit a visa application form online.
  3. Receive an approval letter for a visa on arrival.

After completing the steps above, a New Zealand citizen can arrive in Vietnam anytime after their submitted arrival date and before their submitted departure date. Also, travelers from New Zealand should note that they can only get their visa on arrival when traveling to Vietnam by air. Vietnam visa costs for New Zealand citizens will vary by visa type.

Points for New Zealand citizens to consider when applying for a Vietnam Visa

To help New Zealand citizens avoid common problems with their visa application, we have compiled a checklist below. Travelers from New Zealand who follow the checklist should not have trouble getting an approval letter for their Vietnam visa on arrival. When applying for a Vietnam visa, New Zealand citizens should do the following:

  • Enter their full name exactly as it is in their passport. The order of the traveler’s first name and last name is not important, so long as it is correct.
  • When entering the traveler’s date of birth, the date format must be DD/MM/YY.
  • If the traveler has multiple nationalities, they should list the nationality of the passport they are using to enter Vietnam.
  • Enter the date of arrival associated with their flights. Travelers should know that they can enter Vietnam after their submitted date of arrival but not before.
  • Bring passport-size photos with them.

Travelers should also make sure that their New Zealand passport has unused pages and is valid for at least six months after their intended arrival date.

Travel ideas for New Zealand citizens in Vietnam

Vietnam is an ideal travel location for New Zealanders. Vietnam is relatively close compared with the rest of the world, and the country offers a vibrant culture for New Zealand travelers to enjoy. Popular attractions in Vietnam include Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Ha Long Bay. When planning your trip, take a look at our guide on the best times to visit Vietnam by region. Travelers also enjoy Vietnam’s famous cuisine year-round.

While there are no direct flights between New Zealand and Vietnam, there are several flights between the two countries with just one stop. Most routes from New Zealand to Vietnam include a stop in Australia, and carriers include Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Jetstar. Of course, fares vary, but most tickets are around NZD 1000.

Traveling in Vietnam is possible on a budget, and if travelers wish, they can also find luxury accommodations in Vietnam. To learn more about the cost of traveling to Vietnam, check out our guide on Vietnam vacation costs. Also, if backpacking may be right for you, take a look at our article on the seven best places to backpack in Vietnam.

Get started with your Vietnam visa application for New Zealand citizens

Getting started with a Vietnam visa application is easy. Simply visit our Vietnam visa online form and follow the steps on the page. For further assistance, please email us at or call our hotline at +84 832 320 320. We’re here to help!