The simplest guide to applying for a Vietnam visa Canadian citizens in 2023

Vietnam is one of the countries that many Canadian citizens choose to travel to, study, work, or invest in. However, to enter Vietnam, Canadian citizens need to have a valid visa. Therefore, applying for a Vietnam visa Canadian is extremely important. In the following article, we will provide information and detailed instructions on the process of applying for a Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens.

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1. Types of Vietnam visas Canadian citizens

Similar to citizens of other countries around the world (except for some reciprocal and unilateral visa exemptions), a valid visa is required to enter Vietnam. Some common types of Vietnam entry visas for Canadian citizens are as follows:

  • Tourist visa (marked as DL)
  • Business visa (marked as DN)
  • Work visa (marked as LĐ1 or LĐ2)
  • Investment visa (marked as ĐT)
  • Visiting relatives visa (marked as TT)
  • Student visa (marked as DH)

2. Process of applying for a Vietnam visa Canadian citizens for tourist purposes

A tourist visa (marked as DL) is one of the most common types of Vietnam entry visa. According to the current law, a DL visa is valid for a maximum of 3 months, single or multiple entries, and can only be extended/renewed once in Vietnam. However, under the new regulation (Law on Entry, Exit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam – No. 51/2019/QH14) effective from July 1st, 2020, the temporary residence duration of the tourist visa is reduced to a “maximum 30 days”. And Vietnam tourist visa is only granted to foreigners entering Vietnam for tourism purposes, and if they stay for other purposes, they will be required to exit the country.

There are two ways to apply for a Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens for tourist purposes, including:

2.1. E-visa

  • Documents required:
    • Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
    • Portrait photo (front-facing, clear face,…)
    • Other information such as the port of entry, port of exit, time of entry, the purpose of entry, etc.

Evisa Vietnam(E-Visa Vietnam)

2.2. Have a Vietnamese travel company guarantee entry through a letter of entry

In this case, you need to contact a reputable travel company in Vietnam to guarantee your entry. Travel companies are businesses that provide tour services. They are allowed to organize and carry out tour packages for foreigners according to regulations. Therefore, foreigners who want to apply for a tourist visa can go through a travel company.

This is the most common way, of helping Vietnam welcome millions of international tourists each year. Foreigners also find it simple and fast.

(Tourist visa - Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens by tourist category)(Tourist visa – Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens by tourist category)

  • The documents you need to prepare for the company’s sponsorship include:
    • Passport valid for at least 6 months
    • Portrait photo (front-facing, clear face, etc.)
    • Other information such as Port of entry, Port of exit, Entry time, Purpose of entry, etc.
  • Steps to follow:
    • Step 1: You need to contact a reputable travel agency in Vietnam to sponsor you and provide them with complete information.
    • Step 2: After about 7-10 days, they will send you an Approval Letter for Entry which contains complete information about the foreigner entering Vietnam (also known as an Entry Letter).
  • Advantages of e-visa:
    • Foreigners are allowed to enter Vietnam regardless of the purpose, including tourism.
    • The procedure is completely done online. Foreigners can apply for a visa anytime, anywhere.

3. Procedures for applying for a Vietnamese visa Canadian citizens working in Vietnam:

3.1. E-visa

As an e-visa is granted to foreigners entering Vietnam regardless of the purpose of entry, you can apply for an e-visa (business purpose) to work or engage in commercial activities in Vietnam, similar to applying for an e-visa (tourist purpose) as described above.

3.2. Company sponsorship via Entry Letter

Entering Vietnam for work purposes means that you enter Vietnam to work for an enterprise or organization established under Vietnamese law or to provide services, establish a commercial presence, or perform other activities under international conventions of which Vietnam is a member.

There are two types of visas for working purposes:

  • DN1 visa – granted to foreigners working with another enterprise or organization having legal status under Vietnamese law.
  • DN2 visa – granted to foreigners entering to provide services, establish a commercial presence or perform other activities under international conventions of which Vietnam is a member.

(Work visa - Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens on business trips)(Work visa – Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens on business trips)

You need to contact the company you work for and request them to proceed with the procedure to guarantee your entry into Vietnam.

  • The documents you need to prepare for the company include a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • The steps to follow are:
    • Step 1: The company will submit an application for a foreign worker guarantee at the Immigration Department.
    • Step 2: After 7-10 days, they will send you an approval letter with complete information about the foreign worker entering Vietnam (also known as an Entry Letter).
    • Step 3: Apply for a visa and pay the fee.
      • If you want to apply for a visa at the airport, you need to go to the immigration office, present the required documents to the immigration officer, pay the visa fee, and complete the entry procedures.
      • If you want to apply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate in your country or the country where you reside, you need to submit the required documents to the Embassy/Consulate and pay the visa fee. Once you receive the visa, you can use it to enter and work at the company in Vietnam.

Details about business visas to Vietnam can be found at: https://vietnamwp.com/en/applying-for-vietnam-business-visa-dn01-visa/

4. The cost of a Vietnam visa Canadian citizens

The cost of a Vietnam entry visa for Canadian citizens depends on the type of visa you choose. The following are the types of visas available:

– One-month single-entry visa: Visa fee $25
– Three-month single-entry visa: Visa fee $25
– Three-month multiple-entry visa: Visa fee $50

These are the legal issues related to the simplest guide to applying for a Vietnam visa Canadian citizens in 2023. If you need further advice on this matter, please contact Quan Lieu Service for quick and effective consultation at the most affordable cost. You can contact them via hotline: 0966 222 840 or chat with their consultants on their website.

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