A Detailed Guide about Vietnam Tourist and Business Visa for French/France citizens!

Do French citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

No, if you just stay in the country for no more than 15 days. Otherwise, a visa for Vietnam is required.


  • You cannot extend your Vietnam visa waiver in Vietnam currently. As such, in case you wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 consecutive days, a valid Vietnam visa should be obtained beforehand.
  • The requirement on the 30-day interval between the stays with visa waivers has been removed. It means that French citizens can enter Vietnam visa-free for every trip of no more than 15 days.

How to Get Vietnam Visa for French citizens

Currently, the French passport holders can get a 30 days single entry tourist visa only which is issued in the form of a loose-leaf visa and must be obtained before departure for Vietnam (it is known as Vietnam e visa or electronic visa).

This type of tourist visa can be applied for online by the applicants themselves or their representatives and is then issued online by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

It normally takes you 3 working days or longer to get this e-visa yourself, depending on the volume of applications submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department.

BUT in urgent case you want to get an expedited visa for your trip to Vietnam, we are here to help. Our service guarantees that you will get your visa in 1 working day (receive full your documents in the morning then issue your visa in the afternoon same day).

The process is quite simple as follows:

  1. You send us your documents: passport scan copy; passport portrait (4x6cm, colored photo, white background, straight looking without glasses); arrival date, arrival airport/border, exit airport/border and make payment.
  2. We will complete your Vietnam visa forms with the Vietnam Immigration Department and follow up your visa processing.
  3. We will then download your visa when it is issued and send it to your registered email together with a detailed guide on requirements and regulations on Vietnam entry.
  4. You will only need to download your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to complete the entry into Vietnam.

It’s easy to follow, right? Let’s get started by chat with us!

P/S: Vietnam tourist visa on arrival has not been resumed yet.

Vietnam e-visa for French citizens