No Vietnam Visa Required for German Passport Holders from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

According to the latest immigration regulations issued on June 18, 2012 which took effect from July 1, 2015 to June 31, 2016, all German passport holders whose passport is valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Vietnam and whose arrival date is more than 30 days since the exit date of their last arrival in Vietnam with Vietnam visa on arrival shall be exempted from Vietnam visa.

But in case their itinerary has not been fixed or their stay in Vietnam is more than 15 days, a Vietnam visa is required. In this case, they can obtain a Vietnam visa in either of following options:

  1. Apply for Vietnam visa at a local Vietnam embassy; OR
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival.

It is likely that many German citizens who travel to Vietnam by air prefer Vietnam visa on arrival for its convenience and simplicity. It is obtained just in 4 simple steps as following:

  • Go online:;
  • Submit application form online via our secured network and make payment of service fee;
  • Receive Visa Approval letter via email;
  • Get your Vietnam Visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.


Before applying for Vietnam visa, please make sure that your passport has at least 6 month validity counting from date of arrival and blank pages left for new stamp. Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for TRAVELING BY AIR to Vietnam.

Following is required information to obtain Vietnam Visa:

  • Your name exactly as per passport: it is your full name on your passport, name order is not important, so you can place either surname first or first name first;
  • Your nationality on passport: the passport you are using to enter Vietnam
  • Your passport number: exactly as shown on your passport;
  • Date of arrival: applicants must fill-in the suitable Date of Arrival. With this registered entry date on official visa approval letter, you can then choose to enter Vietnam on or later but not earlier than the approved date;
  • Photos: passport photos are required at Vietnam airports only. You can use our secured online form to submit your application or find all download forms.

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