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.