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Vietnam Visa Requirement for citizens of Canada

Do Canada passport holders need Visa to Vietnam?

If you are Canadian passports holders or Foreign passports holders currently residing in Canada, you have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Canada, a visa to Vietnam must be prepared. This guide is for more information to have a Vietnam visa in Canada.

How to apply Vietnam visa in Canada?

There are two main options for travellers to get Vietnam visa from Canada:

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Canada

To apply Vietnam visa at Vietnamese Embassy in Canada, some following documents you should prepare (Mandatory):

  • The ordinary passport with 06 month validity (the travel document and emergency passport might be not approved);
  • Application form;
  • 02 passport photo with 4×6 cm size;
  • Visa fee;
  • Introduction letter from the trading company based in Vietnam (if you wish to apply business visa);
  • An envelope with address (to get your passport back via Post);

Note: Documents might be changed due to the policy of Embassy; you should contact Embassy before submission.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Canada

  • Address: 55 MacKay St, Ottawa, ON K1M 2E5, Canada
  • Tel: +1 613-236-0772
  • Fax: +1 613-236 2704
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Visiting Hours
    + Mon: 13:30 – 16:30
    + Wednesday: 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30
    + Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30

Option 2: Apply Visa on arrival (Recommended)

Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is also known as landing visa. It is available for those who are living in Canada and take the flight to Vietnam. The applicants are not necessary to submit any documents at Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate. You just need to choose the type of visa you wish and follow these simple online steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the online visa application form and payment.
  • Step 2: Receive the pre-approval letter via email within 2 working days or other urgent services based on your demand.
  • Step 3: Prepare required documents to pick up visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam international airport.

+(*) Required documents: The print out of pre-approval letter, passport, 01 copy of entry and exit form,02 passport photos and stamp fee;
+Visa on arrival is just applied for air-travellers;
+Visa on arrival fee: the service fee for pre-approval letter paid online and stamp fee paid in cash upon arrival at Vietnam international airport;

Vietnam Visa on arrival fees for Canadian citizens:

Tourist Visa Fee

Type of visa Service fee Stamping fee
1 month single entry 17 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 22 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 27 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 55 USD 50 USD

Business Visa Fee

Type of visa Service fee Stamping fee
1 month single entry 90 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 95 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 120 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 135 USD 50 USD

Halong Bay

Extend visa in Vietnam

Available for:

1 month: $55
(Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waivers, e-visas or tourist visas from March 1st, 2020 are entitled to automatic stay extension until March 31st, 2021 and can depart from Vietnam without having apply for stay extension)

Processing time: 5-10 working days