Vietnam Visa for French Citizens

From 15 Aug 2023, the government of Vietnam decided to extend the duration of stays in Vietnam from 15 to 45 days for citizens of 13 countries who are unilaterally exempted from visas by Vietnam.

These countries are Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Northern Ireland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus. Citizens of these countries are allowed to stay for 45 days from the time of entry, regardless of passport type and entry purpose.

According to Vietnam Immigration Regulations issued on 17 JUNE 2017, VALID UNTIL 30 JUNE 2019, French citizens currently living in France or in other countries, holding ordinary passport which is valid for at least 6 months more beyond the date of arrival, are in the Vietnam visa exemption list with visa-free length of staying of less than 15 days in Vietnam and single entry/exit.

Please also note that after your 1st visa exemption period, you need to wait at least 01 month more to enjoy the next visa exemption period. You must apply to get Vietnam visa if this gap is less than 01 month, for your next entry to Vietnam after the first visa exempted entry.


A. If a French citizen’s length of stay in Vietnam is LESS THAN 15 days, Vietnam Visa is EXEMPTED
B. If a French citizen’s length of stay in Vietnam is more than 15 days, Vietnam Visa is OBLIGATORILY REQUIRED.

To obtain Vietnam Visa On Arrival, travelers just need to finish the following simple steps:

  • Go online:
  • Submit application form online via our secured network to receive the Approval letter.
  • Get your Vietnam Visa Full-Stamped after your arrival at Landing visa counter – Vietnam International Airports ( Ha Noi/ Da Nang/ Ho Chi Minh city/ Nha Trang ).

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Before applying for Vietnam visa, please make sure that your passport has at least 6 month validity counting from date of arrival and blank pages left for new stamp. Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for TRAVELING BY AIR to Vietnam.
Apply Vietnam Visa now on, you will surely be granted entry upon arrival in Vietnam with the approval letter.

Following is required information to obtain Vietnam Visa:

Your name exactly as per passport: it is your full name on your passport, name order is not important, so you can place either surname first or first name first;
Your date of birth: in Vietnam, the date format will be DD/MM/YY;
Your nationality on passport: the passport you are using to enter Vietnam (should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival);
Your passport number: exactly as shown on your passport;
Date of arrival: applicants must fill-in the suitable Date of Arrival. With this registered entry date on official visa approval letter, you can then choose to enter Vietnam on or later but not earlier than the approved date;

Photos: passport photos are required at Vietnam airports only. You can use our secured online form to submit your application or find all download forms.

For further assistance, please email us: or call our hotline: +84 832 320 320.