Vietnam visa for Korean

Updated: 8/3/2018                630 words            ⏰ 3 minutes 

Vietnam Visa For Korean

There are three ways to obtain a Vietnam visa for korean citizens:
1/ Visa exemption
2/ Visa electronic (e-visa)
3/ Visa at the embassy

1/ Visa exemption

Due to agreements between Vietnam and Korea, Korean citizens can stay 15 days maximum in Vietnam without a visa.

2/ E-visa


30 days maximum, single entry


– One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page
– Passport valid for at least six months
– Your temporary address in Vietnam 
– Points of entry and exit
– Debit or credit card for payment 


USD $25 to $45 depending of the emergency of your request, non-refundable 

Processing time

3 working days (less in case of emergency)

Entry ports

28 entry ports, including 8 airports, 7 seaports and 13 international border gates in Vietnam


– Allows you 30 days maximum to visit the country
– It is a single entry visa
– Only for tourist visa and works for 40 nationalities
– non- refundable if your visa application is refused.
– As E-visa is new since 1 february 2008, some immigration staff may have not been aware and may refuse it ;
– You can not extend an e-visa
– You have to determine your arrival port before when applying for the e-visa

How to apply ? Here is the official website of the vietnamese’s government:

3/ Visa at the embassy


Depends on your request


– Passport with at least six months’ validity
– Two blank pages in your passport
– A completed immigration form
– Aisa approval letter by Vietnam Immigration Department
– Two passport photos
– The stamping fee (around USD $80).


The visa fee charged by the embassy vary from one to one, you should contact directly the embassy for more details. The fees can be refundable if you application is not accepted.

Processing time

Depends from one embassy to another. 5 to 7 days in average.

Entry ports



– Visa fees, processing time and procedures can vary depending the Vietnam embassy you choose.

– You have to go to the embassy 2 times (to drop off and pick up your visa) so it is not convenient if you live far away from the embassy

How to apply? Here is the Vietnam embassy in Korea:

Vietnam Embassy in the Republic of Korea
Address: 123 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03052
Phone:  (+82) 2 720 5124/ (+82) 2 725 2487

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