VIETNAM, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of


Address :                             670 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila

Tel. Nos. :                            524-0364; 521-6843 Local 109

Fax :                                       526-0472


E-mail:                                  vnembph [at] yahoo [dot] com ; vnemb [dot] ph [dot] info [at] mofa [dot] gov [dot] ph

Office days :                       Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Office hours :                     9:00 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 5:00pm

Name of Ambassador:   H.E. NGUYEN VU TU

                                                Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary




  1. I.                    Do I need a visa for Viet Nam?


A visitor will need a visa to enter Viet Nam if s/he is not of the following exemptions. Viet Nam visa exemption is granted to:


  1. Citizens of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Laos for visits of 30 days at the maximum.
  2. Citizens of the Philippines for visits of 21 days at the maximum.
  3. Citizens of Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and Finland for visits of 15 days at the maximum.
  4. Citizens of France holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum or several visits of 6 months at the maximum
  5. Citizens of Chile France holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 60 days at the maximum
  6. APEC Business travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) member economies for visits of 60 days at the maximum.


  1. II.                  What to submit?


To apply for a visa to Viet Nam at the Embassy of Viet Nam in manila, the applicant is requested to:


  1. Submit the original PASSPORT (at least having 01 month validity prior to the date of exit from Viet Nam and/or 06 months validity to meet airlines’ requirements).


  1. Complete and sign the application form (a Word and a PDF form is available in the adjacent folder named FORMS) and attach 01 original photo (2x). In case the applicant wants a loose-leaf visa, s/he must staple 01 additional photo to the form.


  1. Write down the number of the visa approval, in case the applicant has already obtained. For applicants wishing to come to Viet Nam for less than 3 months and have not obtained a visa approval, just leave “visa approval number” blank. The Embassy can help taking care of it.


Processing fee for a visa approval will be required.


  1. Pay the visa fee in Philippine peso or US Dollars cash at the counter. Diplomatic and official visas will be granted GRATIS when the applicant can submit, in addition to the passport and filled-out application form,


1)      A visa approval letter issued in Viet Nam to the applicant’s host/sponsor (embassies, international organizations in Viet Nam); and


2)      A diplomatic note or an official letter from the relevant department of the Philippine Government, Embassies or Consulates accredited to the Philippines, and International organizations.


  1. III.                Processing Time:


Five business days are required for regular processing of a visa application.


Expedited processing requires two business will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Viet Namese and Philippine holidays (the list of holidays is in the adjacent folder named Holidays). Please take account t of the observed holidays in planning for your visa application and travel.


For further information, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy:

Opening hours: 9:00 – 11:30; 13:30 – 17:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: 524 0364 or 521 6843 local 109

(9:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00 Monday through Friday

Fax: 5260472

Email: vnembph [at] yahoo [dot] com ; vnemb [dot] ph [dot] info [at] mofa [dot] gov [dot] vn

Website: http://www.Viet