Vietnam Visa for Koreans

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Dustin Kemp
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Last Updated: March 4, 2024

Do Koreans need a visa for Vietnam?

No, citizens of South Korea are not required to have a visa for stays in Vietnam of up to 45 days. For visits exceeding this duration, obtaining a visa via one of the options outlined in this guide is necessary.

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What types of Vietnam visas are available to Koreans?

Korean citizens have access to a variety of visa choices, tailored to the reason and length of their trip. Below is a table detailing the different visa categories:

Visa TypePurposeDuration(s)
E-visaTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Visa on arrivalTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Business visaBusinessUp to 5 years with TRC
Student visaStudyDepends on course duration

Consult a Vietnamese visa agent for business and student visas. For additional visa types, continue reading.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Koreans?

The price for a Vietnamese visa for Korean nationals differs based on the visa category and processing duration. The regular cost to secure a single entry e-visa via the official Vietnamese e-visa platform is $25 USD, equivalent to about 33280 Korean Won. For comprehensive pricing on e-visas, including options for extended durations and multiple entries, refer to the subsequent table. Be aware that these figures are estimations and subject to change.

DurationEntriesPrice
One MonthSingle-Entry33280 KRW
One MonthMultiple-Entry66560 KRW
Three MonthsSingle-Entry33280 KRW
Three MonthsMultiple-Entry66560 KRW

Additionally, working with a Vietnamese visa agent can simplify your visa application process or help obtain a visa on arrival authorization. Expect to pay a premium over the standard e-visa fee for this added convenience.

What are the requirements to get a Vietnam visa for Koreans?

Before you proceed with any visa application, make sure you have:

  • A Korean passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date of entry and at least 2 blank pages.

For e-visa:

  • Complete the application form found on Vietnam’s official immigration website.
  • Prepare electronic copies of a passport photo and your passport’s bio page for uploading.
  • Have a Visa or Mastercard with enough balance to pay the online application fee.

For a visa on arrival:

  • Obtain a VOA (Visa on Arrival) authorization letter from the Vietnamese consulate or a visa agency.
  • Have the visa fee ready in US dollars.
  • Include two passport-size photos with your application.

How to get a Vietnam visa for Koreans: a step-by-step process

Step 1. Decide on the Type of Visa: Choose the visa based on your travel purpose and duration. To do so, consult this guide.

Step 2. Collect Required Documents: Ensure you have all necessary documents, as listed above.

Step 3. Apply: For an e-visa, apply online through the official Vietnam immigration website. For other visas, contact the embassy or a trusted visa agent. The only Vietnam Embassy in South Korea is located at 123 Bukchon-Ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea.

Step 4. Pay the Fee: Submit your visa application along with the required fee.

Step 5. Receive Your Visa: Collect or download your visa or approval letter, as applicable.

How long does it take to get a Vietnam visa for Koreans?

Processing times can vary:

  • E-visa: Typically processed within 3 business days.
  • Visa on Arrival: The pre-approval letter is usually issued within 2-3 business days.
  • Embassy Visa: Processing times can vary from 5 to 7 business days.

Note: Processing times exclude weekends and Vietnamese public holidays. Refer to the list of Vietnamese government holidays for 2024 and 2025 to plan accordingly.

Insider tips on getting a Vietnam visa for Koreans

  • Apply for your visa well in advance of your travel date to avoid any unexpected delays.
  • Double-check the validity period of your passport before applying.
  • Consider using a visa agent for a smooth application process, especially if applying for a visa on arrival.

No. To stay in Vietnam for an extended period, such as 6 months, Koreans must plan to exit and re-enter Vietnam to renew their visa status according to the permitted stay duration of their visa type.

No, it generally costs around 10-30 USD at the embassy and more if made through an agent. However, South Koreans don’t need any visa for a stay in Vietnam of up to 45 days.

No documents are required to apply for the current Vietnam tourist e-visa, which is available for a duration of up to 90 days for 50 USD. After applying, you just need to wait for the visa to process, download it, and present the visa in digital or physical form at the airport.

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Dustin Kemp
Content Writer - Vietnam Is Awesome
Dustin moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the culture and people of Vietnam. He brings his passion to his writing and planning as the Content Manager at Vietnam Is Awesome.

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