Visa for Vietnam

Do you need a Vietnam visa?

The answer is that it depends on the length and frequency of visit. Citizens of certain nationalities can enter Vietnam without a visa and Germany is in the list of 15-day visa exemption.

Check out the comprehensive list of Vietnam visa exemptions here.

For example, Germany passport holders don’t need to apply for Vietnam visa so long as their stay does not exceed 15 days. It means if you plan to travel to Vietnam only once within 30 days, you are qualified for visa exemption. Otherwise, you need a visa in the second time onwards. 

Once you meet the above conditions, please ensure that your passport has minimum 6-month validity beyond arrival date, and the proof of exit is available to travel to Vietnam with no visa.

Vietnam visa requirements

Even if you need a visa for upcoming travel, there is no need to worry because preparation for Vietnam visa application is simple. Those documents should be ready:

  • Valid passport with at least 6-month validity and 2 blank pages
  • Visa fee (can be cash or credit/ debit card)
  • Travel plan: hotel booking, air ticket booking, schedule and destination during the time in Vietnam
  • The application should be submitted at least 1 week before arrival date

Vietnam visa application methods

German applicants have 2 ways to get Vietnam visa from Germany or other countries.

Apply in person

By reaching either Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate General in Germany, you can get a visa after 5 to 7 working days.

Embassy of Vietnam in Berlin, Germany

Address: Elsenstr. 3, 12435 Berlin, Germany

Phone: (+49-30) 53630108, (+49-30) 53630101/2/4 consulate

Email: [email protected]


General Consulate of Vietnam in Frankfurt, Germany

Address: Siesmayer Str. 10, 60323 Frankfurt/M., Germany

Phone: (+49-69) 79533650

Email: [email protected]

Detailed info on the process and how does it cost can be found in the link below:

Visa application procedure and fees

Apply online

Instead of showing up the Embassy or Consulate General, you totally can apply for Vietnam visa via the Internet by some quick steps. 

Firstly, you need to fill out the online application form exactly as your personal information. Secondly, you print out the Approval Letter which will be received by email within 2 working days (tourist visa, normal service). 

Lastly, present at the airport with a hardcopy of this letter and valid passport and pay stamping fee in cash to get your visa stamped.

This way is both time-saving and convenient for foreign applicants; therefore, we highly recommend it to Germans who are going to visit Vietnam.