Visa application procedure and fee

The application procedure depends on how you apply for your Vietnam visa, there are 2 ways to apply for a Vietnam visa.

Review their process and fee below to better plan your trip.

Submit at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Germany

Applicants can get Vietnam visa by themselves at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. In such case, these documents must be prepared before submission:

– Original German Passport with at least 06-month validity

– Completed application form for a Vietnam visa 

– 02 passport size photos of 4×6 cm 

– Business letter from a company in Germany or an invitation letter from a sponsoring company in Vietnam with letterhead

– Return flight ticket and hotel booking reservation or tour itinerary (if any)

– Visa fees

After that, submit these documents at one of two addresses:

Embassy of Vietnam in Berlin, Germany

Address: Elsenstr. 3, 12435 Berlin, Germany

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

Fax: (+49-30) 53630100

Email: [email protected]

General Consulate of the S.R. of Vietnam

Address: Siesmayers Tr. 10, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone: (+49-69) 79533650

Fax: (+49-69) 795336511

Email: [email protected]

Visa fee varies depending on types of visa:

NoType of visaFee (US$)
1Single entry25
2Multiple entry 
 Valid for 03 months50
 Valid for from over 03 months to 06 months95
 Valid for from over 06 months to 01 year135
 Valid for from over 01 year to 02 years145
 Valid for from over 02 years to 05 years155
3Transfer valid visas from old passport to new passport5
4Extra charges for urgent application (in case dossiers are valid)
Within one day (24 hours)30%
 Within one day and a half (36 hours)20%
 Overtime work, work after application-receiving hours or on holidays30%

Submit Vietnam visa on arrival

This way is not only time-saving but also convenient and secure since applicants don’t need to send their passport off. Following 3 steps below is appreciated:

  • Step 1: go to an online visa service website and fill out all required information in the application form. Once you are sure that data is correct, make payment for service fee by Credit/ Debit Card/ PayPal or via Western Union.
  • Step 2: Print out the Approval Letter by Vietnam Immigration Department which is sent via email within 2 working days.
  • Step 3: Present this letter together with valid original passport, filled visa application form at Landing Visa Counter, pay stamping fee in cash. Then, you will get your visa stamped right away.


  • Visa on arrival is only valid for air travel.
  • 4 International Airports offer this service include: Noi Bai Airport (Ha Noi), Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City City), Da Nang Airport (Da Nang City) and Cam Ranh Airport (Nha Trang City). 

See all the requirements for Vietnam visa: Visa for Vietnam