Hanoi Reconnaissance Guide
|VISA TYPE||Tourist or Business visa|
|VALIDITY||1 to 3 months|
|ENTRIES||Single or multiple|
|EXEMPT NATIONALITIES||Japan, Korea, Scandinavia and ASEAN countries|
|REQUIRED DOCUMENTS||Passport (with 6-month validity), two photos|
|DEPENDENTS||Dependents must apply for separate visas|
If you’re coming to Vietnam to have a look around, you can apply for a 1-month tourist visa or a 3-month business visa, either at a consulate or online. These visas take about a week, and can be procured in person or by mail from a Vietnamese embassy, or online through an agency.
The process takes about a week, but apply two weeks in advance to be safe. The type of visa can NOT be changed in-country. Most expats fly to Bangkok for a day or two if they need to change a visa.