Requirements for Sri Lankan getting visa Vietnam

Sri Lanka Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

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

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Sri Lanka in person at location as below :

- Chancery: No. 30/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Srilanka

- Website:

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 Sri Lankan citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, Sri Lankan citizens need visa for entering Vietnam. It is often seen that tourists and businessmen often are in confusion and search online whether being a Sri Lankan citizen they require Vietnam Visa. To enter the boundaries of Vietnam a Sri Lankan passport holder has to carry a visa. 

 Exemption list of countries free from Vietnam visa -

For a specific period of time citizens from the following countries can travel Vietnam without visa. 

• A person holding Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia passport can travel Vietnam for 30 days without visa.

• A person holding a Philippines passport can travel to Vietnam for 21 days without visa.

• A person holding Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Brunei, Myanmar passport can travel Vietnam for 15 days without visa.

• A person holding Myanmar or Brunei passport can travel to Vietnam for 14 days without visa.

Visa Issuance:

DaNang (DAD), HoChi Minh (SGN) and Hanoi (HAN) are the places where Citizens holding pre-approval letter issued solely in Hanoi, Vietnam by the Immigration department of Vietnam (Ministry of Public Security) or the Consular Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), can get a Vietnam visa on the arrival for a maximum stay of one or three months. 

Information regarding eVisa fee

Stamping charges: (It varies time to time)

• USD 45 - The fee is for a single-entry residing on 1 or 3 months visa. 

• USD 65 - The fee is for multiple-entry residing on 1 month visa. 

• USD 95 - The fee is for multiple-entry residing on 3 months visa.

Service charges: (It varies time to time)

Would you please check on the website for update fee: The fee is for a single entry residing on 1 month visa.

Transit Visa fee:

If you are staying in Vietnam for less than five days to apply for transit visa the types of fees are as follows. 

Service fee- USD 15

Stamping fee- USD 5

Information regarding Minors:

Minors who are 13 years old or younger arriving or departing Vietnam should be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  

Extension of Vietnam visa-

For holders carrying a certificate of Visa Exemption can possibly get the extension of stay for additional 90 days.

Applying visa is easy these days because of the evolution of online travel agencies.

Instructions on how to get visa for Vietnam

If you are a Sri Lankan citizen then the two ways by which you can apply for Vietnam visa are-

1. Traditional way- Visit Vietnam embassy at Ward Place, Colombo with all your requisite documents and passport size photographs. This is a lengthy process which requires three to four visits at the embassy.

2. Online- Apply online for Vietnam visa on arrival with us.  This is the fastest and efficient way of getting visa. You have to apply online at our website. Follow simple steps and instructions. Make payment and get your approval letter from us.

Hence, if you are a Sri Lankan citizen the easiest and the most convenient way to apply for visa is apply online with us. We will provide you the approval letter from the embassy of Vietnam to get your visa approved.  

How to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

For your convenience, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in Sri Lanka as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in Srilanka

Chancery: No. 30/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Srilanka

Telephone: 94-11-2696050

Fax: 94-11-2692040



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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