Requirement for Russian getting visa Vietnam

Russian Passport Holders are not required visa for entering Vietnam if stay less than 15 days (showing tickets for exiting within 15 days). In case, stay more than 15 days, you should apply visa.

The Vietnamese government waived visa requirements for travelers coming from certain countries, including Russia. However, Vietnam introduced a new rule requiring those travelers to have a visa upon re-entry to the country within 30 days of their last departure.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam :

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Moscow, Russia in person at address # 13, Bolshaya Pirogovskaya St., Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

2/ Or if you don't want to go to embassy location, you can apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

Does Russian Citizens Need Visa for Entering Vietnam or Not? In case you are a Russia passport holder, you don’t have to apply for a Vietnam visa if you travel to Vietnam and stay in our country within 15 days. Please note that you have to exit Vietnam for 30 days then can back to Vietnam with visa free policy or must apply visa Vietnam

Vietnam has opened up its boundaries to travellers from all across the world in order to promote tourism and trade. While travellers from most countries are required to obtain Visa for travelling to Vietnam, some countries enjoy Visa exemption for a limited period of time. Russia is one of the countries which enjoys limited Visa exemption. If you are a Russian citizen, you will not have to apply for a Visa if you plan to stay in Vietnam for a period of 15 days. However, if you wish to stay in Vietnam for a period of more than 15 days then you will have to apply for Visa. 

The procedure to apply for Visa to Vietnam is simple and easy. There are two ways in which you can apply for Visa. You can either approach the embassy of Vietnam or fill up the form online. If you live in an area which is near to the Embassy of Vietnam, you can personally visit the embassy and fill up your form. The embassy officials will take you through a step by step procedure and help you with the submission of relevant forms and required fees. 

To apply for Visa through the embassy, you will require an original, valid Russian passport. You can submit this passport along with a recent passport sized photograph and self-addressed envelope. Once these documents are submitted, the embassy will take at least five working days to process your documents and revert with the Visa. This document can now be affixed to your passport for easy entry into Vietnam. However, there are certain drawbacks in the method. 

Applying through the embassy will require you to pay multiple visits to the embassy. This is difficult for those who live in far flung areas from the embassy. They will have to travel back and forth to the embassy location multiple times, which requires huge amount of time and energy. Plus, you will have to submit your passport along with other documents at the embassy which will be sent ahead via postal mail. There are high chances of misplacement of your documents in this procedure. 

For those who do not wish to travel too much or submit their passport via postal mail, the Visa on Approval is the best way to apply for Visa. You can easily apply for Visa online by getting in touch with a travel agent in Vietnam. The travel agent will help you fill up the form online. You will be required to fill in details such as your name, occupation, purpose of visit, duration of stay etc. in your online form. Once the form is processed, you will be sent an approval letter. This approval letter is to be submitted later at the Visa on Arrival counter at the Vietnamese airport you arrive in. 

It is to be noted that the Visa on Arrival facility is available only to those travellers who arrive in Vietnam via air. For those who take the land route, it is mandatory that they carry their Visas along with their passports. 

How to get Vietnam visa in Russia?

However, if you want to stay longer than 15 days, you can apply for your Vietnam visa by the two following ways:

1. Get visa from a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate in Russia

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be given detailed instructions on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there.

We are pleased to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy and consulate in Russia as below to help you contact easier and faster:

Embassy of Vietnam in Moscow, Russia

Address # 13, Bolshaya Pirogovskaya St., Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Phone : (70-95) 245 0925 or 247 0212 - Consular: 246 0687

Fax : (70-95) 246 3121 - Consular: 246 6807

Email :

Website :

The Consulate General of Vietnam in Ekaterinburg, Russia

Address : 22 Karla Libknesta Street, Ekaterinburg, 620075 - Russia

Tel : 2530280 (81,83,84)

Fax :2530282

Code : 00-7-343

E-mail :

Website :

The Consulate General of Vietnam in Vladivostok, Russia

Address : 107/1, Pushkinskaya Street,Vladivostok - Russia

Telephone: 226948

FAX : 261496

Code : 00-7-4232

E-mail :


2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) 

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.

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