Vietnam E-Visa Requirements for Citizens of Canada

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Canadian nationals can visit Vietnam with an electronic visa. The Government of Vietnam introduced the e-Visa for Vietnam, which grants them entry for temporary visits and specific purposes of travel.

The Vietnamese electronic visa is available via an online questionnaire. Canadians can submit their request for the e-Visa to Vietnam without needing to visit an embassy or consular office. They can complete their application within 30 minutes and from the comfort of their home.

Vietnamese E-Visa: Key Points for Applicants from Canada

The visa policy for Vietnam lists the main features the Vietnam e-Visa offers to foreign visitors. Canadian travelers can opt for the electronic visa if their travel to Vietnam meets the following requirements:

  • They will visit Vietnam for tourism, leisure, medical, business, or transit
  • They only need a single entry into the country
  • Their stay will not exceed a calendar month (30 days)

Some of the most common activities compatible with the Vietnamese online visa include leisure, tourism, visiting friends and relatives. Canadian business professionals can also use it for investment opportunities, part-time employment or journalism activities.

Nationals from Canada can also receive medical treatment provided it takes less than 30 days with the e-Visa. Lastly, they can also request a transit online visa if they are on a stopover in Vietnam en route to a third destination.

Once granted, the e-Visa to Vietnam is valid for 30 days for Canadian passport holders to enter the country. If this condition is not met, their electronic visa will no longer be valid, and they will need to reapply for a new one before their trip.

Canadian nationals should note the eVisa is not fitted for stays in Vietnam for over a month or to carry out more permanent activities. In their situation, we recommend they schedule an appointment at the Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa for further details.

Requirements For Canadians to obtain the Vietnam E-Visa

Before applying for the Vietnamese e-Visa, it is best to consult the visa requisites for Canadian travelers. They will find up-to-date information about which countries they can visit with an electronic visa and how to apply.

The main requirements to obtain the Vietnamese eVisa for Canadian nationals include the following:

  • Possess a Canadian passport valid for 180 days on their arrival date in Vietnam
  • Share digital copies of their passport’s biographical page and a recently taken ID photo
  • Provide a frequently accessed email address to submit their online visa request
  • Supply a debit or credit card to pay the processing fee for their electronic visa
  • Have their travel itinerary ready.

Canadian citizens with a passport that will expire within 180 days of their intended arrival must have it renewed with their local authorities before submitting their form.

Likewise, Canadians with dual citizenship should note the Vietnam eVisa cannot be transferred to a second travel document. They must remember to enter Vietnam with the same passport they used during their application.

Application for the Vietnamese E-Visa for Canadian Nationals

Travelers from Canada can submit their request for a Vietnam electronic visa by accessing an online questionnaire. The process takes approximately 30 minutes where they will be required to share some personal information such as the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Personal address
  • Email account
  • Phone number

Canadian passport holders continue their electronic visa application form by providing some details related to their travel plans, such as the following:

  • Date of entry
  • Reason for travel
  • Cities intended for visit
  • Accommodation details

They will then finalize the questionnaire by sharing some Canadian passport details such as the document number or the expiry date and uploading their ID photos and passport’s biographical page.

It is very important for Canadian applicants to review all the information supplied in the Vietnam eVisa form. Any mismatch or incorrect details could interfere with their request.

The application is concluded with the payment of the processing fee. Most international debit and credit cards are accepted, and Canadians must simply ensure they have been authorized for online transactions.

Do underage travelers from Canada need the e-Visa for Vietnam?

Canadian travelers who are aged 14 and under can be included in a joint Vietnam eVisa application form provided they are included in their parents’ or legal guardians’ passports.

Therefore, children who are 14 or less do not need an individual electronic visa to enter Vietnam.

However, any other minors need their individual Vietnam electronic visa approved to be granted entry into the country.

Evaluation of the Vietnamese E-Visa Applications by Canadians

The Government of Vietnam analyzes the E-Visa forms filled in by Canadian citizens. If these have been correctly filled in, they will receive a resolution to their requests between 1 and 3 business days.

Applicants from Canada will receive a confirmation email, which will include their approved Vietnam e-Visa. We recommend they print out a copy and keep it next to their travel documents before their trip.

Canadian Citizens Visiting Vietnam With the E-Visa

Canadian nationals can enter Vietnam by air, road, or sea. They can use their electronic visa at any international port of entry in the country. Upon reaching a border crossing, we recommend using the waiting lines reserved for e-Visa holders to save time.

Border officials will require arrivals from Canada to submit their printed E-Visa and passport for inspection before being granted entry.

Visitors from Canada must abide by the allowed days on their electronic visa (30). If they encounter any unexpected issue and need to prolong their stay, they can organize an appointment at the Immigration Office in Hanoi and apply for an E-Visa extension.

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Covid Update for Vietnam

Last update: 24/11/2022

There are currently no COVID-19 travel restrictions for Vietnam.

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