Vietnam E-Visa Requirements for Citizens of New Zealand

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New Zealand passport holders require a visa to visit Vietnam. Fortunately, they are eligible to apply online for a Vietnam E-Visa, which can be obtained completely online from anywhere in the world.

New Zealanders do not need to schedule an appointment at an embassy or consulate. They can request the electronic visa to Vietnam within 30 minutes.

What is The Vietnam E-Visa for New Zealand Travelers and What Does it Do?

The visa policy for Vietnam defines the countries eligible for the eVisa and what activities are permitted. New Zealand nationals can use the electronic visa for Vietnam for any of the following activities:

  • Tourism
  • Business meetings
  • Short term medical treatment
  • To visit relatives or friends
  • Investment opportunities
  • Journalism
  • Temporary employment

Visitors from New Zealand must also confirm they only require a single entry, and their stay will not exceed a month to be eligible for the Vietnamese e-Visa.

New Zealand passport holders planning to stay in Vietnam for longer than 30 days or reasons other than those above should contact the Vietnamese embassy in Wellington for more suited visa options.

Requirements for the Vietnam E-Visa for New Zealanders

To apply, travelers must follow the visa requirements for New Zealand citizens and confirm they have all of the documentation in place.  These are very simple and straightforward, and include the following:

  • Have a New Zealand passport with a validity of at least 6 months on the date of arrival in Vietnam
  • Provide a personal photo, passport-style in digital format
  • Supply an electronic copy of the biographical page on their NZ passport
  • Share their travel itinerary
  • Register their Vietnam eVisa application with a frequently accessed email address
  • Possess a credit or debit card to pay the e-Visa fees

New Zealanders with a passport set to expire within 6 months or less when they arrive in Vietnam must renew it with their local authorities before taking any further steps.

New Zealand citizens holding dual nationality must remember to travel to Vietnam with the same NZ passport they used during their application process. The online visa to Vietnam is a unique visa that can only be used with one passport. It cannot be transferred to a second travel document.

How to Obtain a Vietnam E-Visa for New Zealand Travelers

Once nationals from New Zealand have gathered this information, they can begin filling out the Vietnam e-Visa application form. This questionnaire is simple to fill out and should only take a few minutes to complete.

New Zealanders will be required to supply the following personal information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiry date

Applicants from New Zealand must continue by sharing their travel plans, including the following:

  • Accommodation details
  • Travel dates
  • Reason for travel
  • Places of visit

New Zealanders must carefully review their information. Any incorrect information submitted may hold up processing. Applicants from NZ cannot edit the questionnaire once they have submitted it for approval by the Vietnamese Government.

Travelers from New Zealand conclude the e-Visa petition by paying the processing fee. The payment is issued by accessing a secure digital platform where most international credit and debit cards are accepted. They should simply confirm their cards are activated for online payments.

New Zealand families traveling to Vietnam with minors on the E-Visa

New Zealanders planning a family trip to Vietnam with children can apply for a separate e-Visa for each member.

If any visitor from New Zealand is aged under 14 years and they share their passport with one of their parents or guardians, they can be included in a joint Vietnamese eVisa petition.

Evaluation Process for the Vietnam E-Visa from New Zealand

The Vietnamese authorities process e-Visa requests within 72 business hours. We recommend applicants from New Zealand submit their application forms at least a week before their arrival date to account for busy periods during the tourist season.

New Zealand travelers will receive a confirmation email with their approved E-Visa attached. Upon receipt, they should print out a copy and keep it next to their travel documents before their trip.

New Zealand Citizens Traveling to Vietnam with the E-Visa

New Zealanders can choose to enter Vietnam by any international port of entry. The E-Visa can be used to arrive in Vietnam by air, road, or sea.

Upon reaching any international border crossing, New Zealand nationals can use the queues reserved for eVisa travelers to save time at passport controls. Border officials will request they submit their printed, electronic visa and passport for inspection before being allowed to enter the country.

If NZ citizens encounter any issues and must prolong their stay further, they are required to apply for an E-Visa extension at the Immigration Office in Hanoi before their current electronic visa expires.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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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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