Tourist & Business Visa Requirements


Travel Notes

Citizenship: USA

Please note this visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.

US passport must be signed, valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2-3 blank visa pages not amendment pages in passport. If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with obtaining new passport or passport renewal for a valid US passport.

Pre-Check Documents is available. If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.
Concierge Service is available for this country

Entry Requirements
  • Passport and Visa are required.
  • Applicant must submit their current signed passport.
  • Loose leaf visas are available, additional fee applies and passport copy only is required.
  • Applicant must also include a color copy of the information page of the passport.
  • Upon arrival must present a proof of medical or travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage and with a minimum coverage of 10,000 USD

Note: In order to obtain visas, passport must have at least two blank visa pages side by side. Pages in the passport marked “Amendment” pages are not valid for visas. Vietnam and JIDS recommends your passport is valid for at least six months past the last day of stay from international destination.

JIDS can help you  renew it if you need more validity. If you require passport services, please refer to our passport services section.

  • Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 30 days beyond the period of intended stay into Vietnam however the consulate asks for 6 months validity to meet airline requirements.
  • When holding a visa for entry into Vietnam, passports must be valid at least 1 month after the expiry date of the visa.
TWO OPTIONS 1/EVISAS AVAILABLE or 2/ STAMPED Visa which requires an APPOINTMENT in advance call JIDS
  • EVISA-TOURISM or BUSINESS :Application, 1 color passport photo and color copy of passport pages (CALL FOR attachment sizes)
  • VALID SIGNED PASSPORT with 6 months validity from last day of interntional travel
  • 1/One APPLICATION  Visa Application Form completed and signed.

* The proposed date of entry is the date your visa will be valid from.
* A change of date of entry (starting date for the visa to be effective from) can be made by bringing the valid un-used visa back to JIDS and  re-submitting the form and paying a partial visa fee.

2/Invitation from the host in Vietnam required as of 8/2016 even for single entry business visas. MANDATORY for business travelers.

If Business
  • In addition to INVITATION ABOVE 


  • 4/Business Cover Letter from your U.S. Company.

Note: Self-employed must also submit a copy of a recent bank statement.

  • For business letter please note the following:
    • Applicant must submit a Business letter of support from a U.S. based company.
    • This letter must be on your company letterhead.
    • This letter must be sign by someone other than the applicant.
    • Passport Information
    • How your expenses will be paid
  • Must be an original signed document.

See example below:
Example of Business Letter


Note: In order to obtain visas, passport must have at least two blank visa pages side by side. Pages in the passport marked “Amendment” pages are not valid for visas.

JIDS can help you  renew it if you need more validity. If you require passport services, please refer to our passport services section.

5/Photo Requirements - 1 or 2 depending which type visa is being applied for
  • Applicant must submit (1) color, passport style 2 x 2 photograph for regular stamped visa.  (2) color, passport style photos for LOOSE LEAF VISA.
  • The photos must be recent within 6 months, and generally not the same photo as in the passport.
  • Must have at least 1 blank visa page.

See digital image requirements: Passport Photo Requirements.

6/Proof of Travel
  • Must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online travel site. E-confirmation from an airline or travel company showing departure from the U.S. and arrival/departure for Vietnam is acceptable with a valid record locator.
  • Your name must be on this itinerary.
  • Tour confirmation if tourism.

Justin Document Service – ORDER FORM & copies Mandatory order form, which must be included with your original documents to JIDS.

  1. ORDER FORM then PRINT to include with documents.
  2. COPIES of all documents included in your package to JIDS. If copies are not included then a $10.00 copy fee will be applied.
Register with the US Embassy in the countries you will visit.

Give yourself peace of mind!
Simply fill out this form STEP FORM and let JIDS do it for you $20.00.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency. Read more…

NON US CITIZENS: Additional requirements
  • If you’re a United States Alien resident, a copy of your Green Card must be attached to your application.
  • If you’re a United States Visa holder, a copy of your U.S. Visa must be attached to your application.
Accompanying MINORS:
  • Application form signed by both parents or legal guardian(s).
  • Notarized letter of consent signed by both parents or legal guardian(s).
  • Original and copy of the minor’s birth certificate.
  • Minors arriving in or departing from Vietnam who are 13 years old or younger must hold proof of being met by parent or guardian at the airport of arrival.
Fees and processing time:
  • EVISA FEE IS $25.00 Single entry 30 days exactly
  • Stamped VISA -Consular Fees vary and are based upon invitation and approval SEE BELOW:
  • Single entry good for 30 days         : $80.00
  • Multiple entries good for 30 days  : $125.00
  • Single entry good for 90 days          : call
  • Multiple entries, good for 90 days  : $160.00
  • Single entry good for 180 days         : call
  • Multiple entries good for 180 days  : $165.00 prices vary
  • Multiple entry good for 12 months   : $185.00
  • Minimum 5 day RUSH processing
  • Additional fees apply for less than 5 day turnaround from day of submission.
  • Additional submission fee to JIDS for rush processing as well as the consulate.
  • Same day processing $30.00 additional IF AVAILABLE 
  • Next -day processing $20.00 additional IF AVAILABLE
  • Modification of date of entry $20.00 additional
  • Loose leaf visa fee is $25.00 additional and must be carried with same valid passport when traveling.
  • Applicable fee paid in U.S. Post Office Money Order, only. If you wish to include your own money order
  • DO NOT WRITE or STAMP any information on your money order.

JIDS can obtain this money order for you for $20.00 fee.
See our pricing sheet for fees associated with this.

Please NOTE: Embassy fees may change without notice. JIDS does not assume any responsibility for changes. The above fees DO NOT include JIDS service fees, or return mail fees.

If JIDS is paying government fees (consular or passport agency fees) on your behalf a 5.7% processing fee will be added.

For Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fee

please refer to our pricing page or call us (914) 592-2760.

Return Shipping fees:
  •  Federal Express starting at $58.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code. Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates). RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required. Verify SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
  • You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges. Account numbers without air bill will be charged $5.00.
Health Requirements
  • Vaccinations are NOT required unless travel is from or through an infected area.
  • Visit the Center for Disease Control: CDC.GOV for complete health requirements.
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