Vietnam visa requirements for Philippines, Philippines passport holders

Vietnam visa requirements for the Philippines. This page provided information about visa requirement or exemption for citizens of Philippines. Vietnamese or Philippines government policy may changes, now. If you’ve got new info about requirements for the Philippines ‘s passport holder, please contact us. Thank you!

Do Philippines citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes, Philippines passport holders need a visa to Visit Vietnam.

We wish to inform that: if you are a Philippines passport holder; you have to obtain a Vietnam visa in case you stay in Vietnam for more than 21 days.


The passport of applicants should satisfy the following requirements

–       Have at least 2 blank pages to get visa stamp and seal at Vietnam international airports

–       Have at least 6 months validity counted from your date of arrival to Vietnam

Philippines passport

2/Stamp Visa at Vietnam international airport

Philippines passport holder can use their Visa to enter Vietnam; the passenger can stamp a visa at one of Vietnam international airport gates such as Noi Bai, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Tan Son Nhat

To stamp Visa at the airport, the passenger should prepare the following documents:

–       Visa Approval Letter by Vietnam Immigration Department

–       Immigration Form

–       Passport and remaining  term of over 6 months, with at least 2 blank pages

–       2 4×6 photos with white background

–       Fee for Visa stamped

When clients choose visa on arrival and get visa stamping at Vietnam’s international airports are you afraid of having  problems at the airport for stamping visa such as be bothered or made difficult by airport security or no one assists procedures for visa stamping at the Vietnamese international airports or could be denied visa stamping and rejected for entry?

You can choose our fast track service to have quick support for stamping visa at Vietnam airports.

We affirm that there is no client who has ever been denied stamping visa or refused entry to Vietnam by Vietnam international airport security if getting visa approval letter from our company. Clients must follow our step-by-step instructions to enter Vietnam normally. You can take our fast track service into your consideration to avoid any problem with visa procedure or airport security to have the best time for your trip.

In addition to the fee for Visa dispatch, the passenger must also pay the fee for the Visa stamp  as follows:

3/Entry Visa for Philippines people

According to the regulations of the government of Vietnam, the Vietnam Immigration Department, all the citizens of the countries in the world and the Philippines passport holders can apply visa to enter Vietnam.

We can apply for entry Visas for Philippines people including 1-month type (one time or many times), 3-month type (one time or many times), 06-month or 1-year type (many times)

Philippines people can apply for Visa on arrival Vietnam for purposes such as tourism, trade, work, relative visit, medical treatment, marriage, etc.

Approval Letter Visa Vietnam For Philippines

a/.Procedures for tourism visa and relative visit Visa:

–       Scan passport surface and send email to us

–       Expected Date of Entry to and expected Date of Exit from Vietnam

–       Place of stamping Visa: Any international airport in Vietnam or Vietnam embassy passenger wants to go to stamp Visa

–       Time for obtaining Visa: 5-7 working days,

b/.Procedures for trade Visa:

To apply for trade Visa, the passenger must have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee and sign documents as required by the Vietnam Immigration Department, procedures for trade Visa are as follows:

–       Firstly, the passenger must scan documents and information then send email to us: Passport surface of Philippines person and scan business registration certificate of Vietnamese Company, Expected Date of Entry and Place of stamping Visa.

–       Then, we will prepare dossiers then send back to Vietnamese Company to print and seal and Director to sign. Then, that Company will send dossier set back to us.

–       After Visa completed, we will send it to you and provide instructions for use to stamp Visa in the international airport in Vietnam.

–       Time for obtaining trade Visa is normally 4 working days.

c/.Procedures for work Visa in Vietnam:

Procedures for work Visa are the same as trade Visa. To apply for a work Visa, the passenger must have a work permit in Vietnam; otherwise, the passenger can only apply for trade or tourism Visa.


  1. The passenger does not have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee, please let us know so we can handle trade visa in our way
  2. Time for tourism or trade Visa for Philippines people can be faster than 5 days; Or Visa can be obtained urgently in 01, 02 days but passenger must pay the extra fee.
  3. Dossier set submitted by us to apply for Visa is irrevocable so at that time passenger must still pay the fee as normal
  4. In case Visa cannot be obtained by our fault, we will: redo or correct free of charge or refund as required by the passenger
  5. When obtaining Visa, the passenger can fly or travel by road or waterway from the Philippines or from other countries to Vietnam

4/Where the passenger can apply for Vietnam Entry Visa?

–       Philippines people can apply for Entry Visa online on our website or via email to us.

–       The passenger can go to the Embassy and apply for the visa at Vietnam Embassy in Philippines or Vietnam Embassy in another country.

5/List of countries exempt from the visa to enter Vietnam

6/Visa form

Philippines passport holder can fill out information for Visa in form or download Form to fill out then send email to us to

Entry and Exit Form (Form to fill out immigration information at Vietnam International Airports), the passenger should prepare this form before entering Vietnam to save time at the counter for Visa stamping procedures and immigration procedures.

7/How to obtain Vietnam Entry Visa for Philippines passport holder?

There are two ways Philippines passport holder can apply for Vietnam Entry Visa:

Apply for Vietnam visa online:

a/. Stamp visa when entering any international border in Vietnam:

This is the simplest and fastest way for Philippines passport holder. To apply for the visa online, the passenger can visit our website or send email to us, after 5-7 working days, the passenger will receive a visa dispatch issued by Vietnam Immigration Department.

 b/. Stamp visa at Vietnam Embassy in the Philippines or another country with Vietnam Embassy

To apply for the visa online and stamp visa at Vietnam Embassy, the passenger must send us the address of Vietnam Embassy passenger wants to go to stamp visa. After the visa is completed and sent to the passenger, the passenger must follow our instructions to stamp visa

8/Vietnam visa extension for Philippines passport holder

According to the provisions of the Government of Vietnam, foreigners in general and Philippines passport holders, in particular, are only allowed to stay in Vietnam for 06 maximum continuous months.

If a passenger has visa expired without further extension, the passenger will be punished due to overdue visa, can be deported from Vietnam and listed on the entry blacklist.

A passenger entering at Tan Son Nhat border gate in Ho Chi Minh City, Moc Bai border gate Tay Ninh Province will easily extend and save cost than Noi Bai Hanoi or Da Nang, Nha Trang.

Procedures for Vietnam visa extension for Philippines people with the purpose of tourism, trade, work, relative visit are as follows:

Tourism visa extension:

–       The valid passport and visa

–       01 4×6 photo with white background

–       Residence certificate by local public security.

–       Visa extension period is 5 working days

Trade visa extension:

–       The valid passport and visa

–       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

–       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

–       01 4×6 photo with white background

–       Residence certificate by local public security.

–       Visa extension period is 5 working days

Work visa extension:

–       The valid passport and visa

–       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

–       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

–       Valid original work permit

–       01 4×6 photo with white background

–       Residence certificate by local public security.

–       Visa extension period is 5 working days

–       Visa extension period will depend on the remaining term of work permit.

Some notes on visa extension:

–       Visa extension procedures depend on the purpose of the latest entry visa

–       Vietnam border gate where the passenger enters will determine extension cost

–       The latest date of entry will impact significantly on extension cost

–       The passenger should provide us with the number of extensions and places of extension.

–       Normally visa may be extended only up to 3 months, but with trade visa, work visa we can extend up to 06 months or 1 year

9/ Apply for the work permit in Vietnam for Philippines people

Before entering Vietnam, the passenger should prepare some paperwork in advance to apply for work permit in Vietnam as follows:

–       University degree,

–       Certificate of work experience over 03 years,

–       Criminal Record Check in that country,

–       Certificate of Marriage if any,

–       Child (ren)’s Birth Certificate if any.

All these papers must be certified by The Philippines Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If these papers are issued by the Government or Companies in another country, they must be consular legalized under the government of that country.

The maximum term of the work permit as prescribed is 02 years.

Work Permit In Vietnam For Philippines

10/ Apply for the 02-year temporary residence card for Philippines people

Typically, temporary residence card is issued for the term of work permit up to 02 years. If the passenger is named in the Business Registration Certificate and contributes shares to invest in Vietnam, 3-year temporary residence card can be obtained.

A temporary residence card is a form of long-term visa. In case of obtaining the temporary residence card, a passenger may stay in Vietnam continuously for a long time under the term of temporary residence card.

Temporary residence card Vietnam for Philippines passport

Procedures for applying for a temporary residence card:

–       Original passport and valid visa

–       02 2×3 photos with white background

–       Guarantee company dossier

–       Forms sealed and signed by the Company

–       Original work permit

–       Residence certificate by local public security

–       Time for obtaining temporary residence card is 5-7 working days

If the passenger is followed by spouse and children, the passenger must apply for relative visit visa for spouse and children first so that they can enter Vietnam with this relative visit visa then after their entry in Vietnam, apply for a temporary residence card for those spouses and children.

In the dossier set to apply for the temporary residence card for those spouses and children, a passenger must supplement the certificate of marriage and birth certificate translated and notarized.

11/Apply for 05-year visa exemption certificate for a spouse married Vietnamese

In order to apply for 05-year visa exemption certificate, a Philippines person must marry Vietnamese and obtain Certificate of Marriage issued by the Government of Vietnam or another country.

After obtaining 05-year visa exemption certificate, each time passenger enters will be exempt from visa up to 06 months. After this 06-month visa expired, the passenger must exit from Vietnam or extend visa if wishing to stay in Vietnam for another time, maximum extension time each is 03 months.

12/Apply for 03-year temporary residence card according to the spouse with Vietnamese

If a Philippines person has Certificate of Marriage with Vietnamese, the passenger can apply for 03-years temporary residence card. When obtaining this 03-year temporary residence card, the passenger can stay in Vietnam for 03 maximum continuous years under the term of the card without exit or visa extension. However, the purpose of this temporary residence card is to visit relative so passenger must still obtain the work permit to work in Vietnam.

Procedures for applying for 03-year temporary residence card according to the spouse are as follows:


Apply for relative visit visa so that a foreigner can enter Vietnam with this relative visit visa

Step 2:

The foreigner who entered Vietnam should prepare the following:

–       Original passport and valid visa denoted as TT

–       Forms, as required by the Vietnam Immigration Department, certified by local public security

–       02 2×3 photos with white background

–       Certificate of Marriage, Family Household Book, ID Card of Vietnamese duplicated notarized

–       Residence certificate by local public security

–       Photo of relative visit visa

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila.[18] Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.


14 thoughts on “Vietnam visa requirements for Philippines, Philippines passport holders”

  1. At present, citizens of Philippines are free for 21 days of Vietnam Visa. If you plan to stay in Vietnam less than 21 days, you do not need to apply Vietnam Visa. In case, you want to stay more than 21 days, you must apply Vietnam Visa in advance.

  2. Please may I ask you about Vietnam visa for Asian myanmar country.. I come from myanmar country. So if I go to visit Vietnam only 4 days,. Need the Vietnam visa?

    1. Dear Winmoekyaw, sorry for replying you late!
      Myanmar is in List of countries exempt from the visa to enter Vietnam, that means Myanmar passport holders can stay in Vietnam less than 14 days without Vietnam Visa.
      Best regards.

  3. May I just ask if its okay for me to book a one way ticket if I have already with me my business visa?

    1. Deaar Edgar A. Ursua Jr.
      To get visa tourist or business, you need airlines ticket one way enough but some times the airlines refused to check in on board so before decision to buy ticket the passengers to ask airlines for clearance.

  4. good day,
    iam a citizen of united states and is with u.s passport i just wanted to know if i can get a visa in your embassy here in the philippines since iam currently here. i dont intend to stay long in vietnam we will go there just for a visit. i would like also to know how much will it cost me and how many days will it be to process.
    thank you and i hope you can help me.

  5. I just want to know can i go in vietnam multiple times in less than 15 days without a visa, because me and my fiancee plan to go first in vietnam to visit and go to cambodia for 3 days then come back again in vietnam to stay more 2 days then come back in the philippines

    1. Dear Dona
      Philippine passport is free visa 21 days, you can arrive multiple times not need a visa. You need passport have over 6 months valid remain + return ticket + hotel booking

      1. We want to stay again in Vietname for 20 days like last year and want to visit Cambodia for 5 days and want to go back to Vietname again for 20 days before we head back to Philippines. Is this possible for free visa as a Filipino, coming back two times for 20 days each time?

  6. Hi! I would like to ask the number of days the Vietnam Embassy takes to notarize documents required for applying for Work permit in Vietnam.

    Thank you!

  7. Hi,
    I just want to ask a question, we are planing to go to vietnam for 3 months with my american bf for vecation, im from philippines we are here now in bangkok. We dont have return ticket to the philippines yet because after vietnam we want to go to laos, is the airport immigration will gonna ask us for return ticket to philippines? or ticket to laos is enough?
    Thank you

  8. One question, if you are just using the 21 days visa exemption for Philippine passport holder, do you still need your passport to be atleast 6 months valid before it expires, or could be lesser?

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