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Do Sri Lankan citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes, sri-lanka passport holders need a visa to Visit Vietnam.


Vietnam Visa Requirement for Sri Lankan

•     Capital: Kotte

•     Country code: 94

•     Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

•     Official language: Sinhala Language, Tamil Language

We wish to notify that you have to apply for a Vietnam visa to enter Vietnam if you are a Sri Lanka passport holder.

Visa to Vietnam for Passport holder

Passport

The passport of applicants should satisfy following requirements

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

-       Have at least 6 month validity counted from your date of arrival to Vietnam

Sri Lanka passport visa vietnam

Sri Lanka passport

 

Visa to Vietnam for on arrival

Photographs

Have a white background

Be taken in the last 03 months.

Eyes look straight on without glasses, photos should be taken clearly with the appearance of 2 ears

You have to upload one colored photo (4X6) taking during last (3) months to the application form.

 

Vietnam visa on arrival at airport

 

Stamp Visa at Vietnam international airport

Sri Lanka passport holder can use their Visa to enter Vietnam, passenger can stamp 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, 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 4x6 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. To know more, you can click: HERE

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 best time for your trip.

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

Kinds of visa on arrival

Stamping fee/pax (USD)

1 month single

$25

1 month multiple

$50

3 months single

$25

3 months multiple

$50

6 months multiple

$95

1 year multiple

$135

 

Vietnam visa applycation form

Visa On Arrival

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

We can apply for entry Visas for Sri Lanka 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)

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

Sri Lanka How to get vietnam visa upon

Visa to Vietnam for Sri Lanka citizens

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

-       Firstly, passenger must scan documents and information then send email to us: Passport surface of Sri Lanka 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 for 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 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 work Visa, passenger must have work permit in Vietnam; otherwise, passenger can only apply for trade or tourism Visa.

Notes:

  1. 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 Sri Lanka people can be faster than 5 days; Or Visa can be obtained urgently in 01, 02 days but passenger must pay extra fee.
  3. Dossier set submitted by us to apply for Visa is irrevocable so at that time passenger must still pay 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 passenger
  5. When obtaining Visa, passenger can fly or travel by road or waterway from Sri Lanka or from other countries to Vietnam
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Where?

- Sri Lanka people can apply for Entry Visa online on our website or via email to us.

-  Passenger can go to the Embassy and apply for visa at Vietnam Embassy in Sri Lanka or Vietnam Embassy in another country.

 

Visa Exemption for Vietnam

List of countries exempt from visa to enter Vietnam

Areas

Countries

Term of residence

Asia

Singapore

less than 30 days

Thailand

less than 30 days

Malaysia

less than 30 days

Indonesia

less than 30 days

Laos

less than 30 days

Philippines

less than 21 days

Japan

less than 15 days

South Korea

less than 15 days

European

Sweden

less than 15 days

Finland

less than 15 days

Denmark

less than 15 days

Germany

less than 15 days

France

less than 15 days

United Kingdom

less than 15 days

Italy

less than 15 days

Spain

less than 15 days

Norway

less than 15 days

 In case Sri Lanka citizens come to Phu Quoc, Vietnam via international ports (included by air or by sea), stay at that ports and head to Phu Quoc Island, they are exempted from Vietnam visa not more than 30 days. It is only applied for people going to Phu Quoc. If they go to other places, they must make visa as usual.

Note: The passport of foreigners using unilateral visa exemption to cone Vietnam must be valid at least 6 months and the next entry to Vietnam must be least 30 days after the first exit. From the second entry, passenger will have to make a visa if a previous entry is not exceeding 30 days.

 

 Vietnam Visa Application Form

Visa form

Clients can apply visa via this form HERE or download this form Vietnam Visa Application Form then fulfill the information and send to our email at: support@vietnamvisaonline.net

Entry and Exit Form (Entry/Exit form at Vietnam airport) Clients should fulfill in this form to save time go get visa stamped at the airport.

 

How to get Vietnam visa on arrival

How to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka?

There are 2 main ways for you to get Vietnam visa in Sri Lanka:

Vietnam visa urgent on arrival

Apply online to get Vietnam visa

a. At your arrival airport in Vietnam:

This is regarded as the fastest and easiest way for an air traveler to be granted a Vietnam visa. Using visa on arrival service from our website, you can receive the approval letter (issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department) to get Vietnam visa within 1 working day for normal service or just 2-3 working or non-working hours for rush service.

To apply, please follow the 4 simple steps below:

- Click here to fill in required information.

- Make payment (for service fee) via PayPal, credit card, Western Union or Bank transfer.

- Receive your approval letter from our email within 1 working day (normal service) or within required time (often from 2 to 9 hours depending on how rush your visa is).

- When you arrive at a Vietnam international airport, please present the approval letter, your passport, 2 passport photos (4x6 cm or 2x2 inches) and pay stamping fee to get your Vietnam visa.

 

Contact a Vietnam embassy/consulate:

Please come in person to a nearest Vietnam embassy during business hours to apply for your visa. The visa procedure and visa fee may vary from embassy to embassy and it normally takes you at least 3 working days to get your Vietnam visa.

To have contact information of the Vietnam Embassy in Sri Lanka, please access our homepage and find the box Vietnam Embassy location.

Note:

- Service fee: This is the fee you pay us for arranging your approval letter.

- Stamping fee: This is the fee you pay in cash at your arrival airport to be granted a Vietnam visa.

- Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

Embassy Of Vietnam  in Sri Lanka

Chancery: No. 30/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7

Telephone: 94-11-2696050

Fax: 94-11-2692040

 

Vietnam Visa Extension

Visa Extension

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

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

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 Sri Lanka people with the purpose of tourism, trade, work, relative visit are as follows:

 Tourism visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       01 4x6 photo with white background

-       Residence certificate by local public security.

-       Visa extension period is 5 working days

 Trade visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

-       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

-       01 4x6 photo with white background

-       Residence certificate by local public security.

-       Visa extension period is 5 working days

Work visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

-       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

-       Valid original work permit

-       01 4x6 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 passenger enters will determine extension cost

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

-       Passenger should provide us with 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

 

Vietnam visa information

The Sri Lanka come to Vietnam to work and live for long time should pay attention to following matters:

- In case they want to work for long time in Vietnam, the Sri Lanka must have work permit in Vietnam. We will instruct you how to get it (Work permit can be extended).

- After obtaining work permits, the Sri Lanka can make 2 or 3 year residence card which can be extended.

- If the Sri Lanka are spouses, children of the Vietnamese, they can make 5 Year Visa Exemption (We will talk about this later).

 

Work Permits in Vietnam

Work Permits in Vietnam

Before coming to Vietnam, the Sri Lanka should prepare following documents to save the time to come back your country.

- The judicial profile issued by the authority of the resident country and is governed by the foreign diplomatic of that country. Foreigners should ask for some copies to use in other cases..

- The certificate of at least 5 year working experience of company which should be governed by the foreign diplomatic of that country. The foreigners should ask for some copies of this document.

- Other related certificates or degrees should be governed.

How to apply for work permit in Vietnam:

- A written request for grant of a work permit, made by the employer, the Vietnamese party or the representative of the foreign non-governmental organization

- Health check in residential country or in Vietnam by the Health Ministry

- The judicial profile issued by the authority of the resident country or the municipal office of Justice in Vietnam.

- The judicial profile issued by the municipal office of Justice in Vietnam.

For some trades and occupations, the certificate of the foreigner’s advanced professional or technical expertise may be substituted and must be governed.

- The formal document of Chairpersons of provincial-level People’s Committees about accepting foreign workers

- 02 colored photos (4x6 cm, bare head, straight face, clear face with two ears, no colored glasses, white background) taken within 6 months before the time of application

Those documents which are written in foreign languages must be consulate governed as the regulation and  translated into Vietnamese, and have them notarized under Vietnamese law. For documents related to the foreign workers which are exempted from consulate govern, they must be translated into Vietnam and notarized as the regulation of Vietnam Laws.

 Work permit in vietnam For Sri Lanka passport

Work Permits in Vietnam for Sri Lanka citizens

 

 

Work Permit Extension

Before at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the existing permit expires, the employer recruiting foreigners from Vietnam must submit documents to renew work permit to local Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Service where were initially granted the permit.

Documents included:

- The written request to renew the work permit of employer as the form of template 8.

- Copy of work contract;

- The current work permit;

Processing time: 10 working days.

 

 Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam

Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam

Normally we can make 2 year or even  3 year residence card if client has his/her name in the investment certificate. When they have this card, they do not need to make visa or extend visa. Residence card is similar to long lasting visa in Vietnam.

The required documents:

- The written request of organization, enterprise or personal for temporary residence card;

- 01 declaration of information on foreigners applying for temporary residence card with photos and the seal of organization or enterprise guaranteeing application for Vietnam temporary residence

- 2 photos sized 3 x 4 cm;

- The passport of applicants

- Work Permit in Vietnam

Processing time: 7 working days.

Residence card vietnam for Sri Lanka passport

Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam for Sri Lanka passport

 

 

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

If a Sri Lanka person has Certificate of Marriage with Vietnamese, passenger can apply for 03-year temporary residence card. When obtaining this 03-year temporary residence card, 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 work permit to work in Vietnam.

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

Step1: 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 Vietnam Immigration Department certified by local public security

-       02 2x3 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

 

5 year visa exemption  certificate in Vietnam

5 year visa exemption  certificate in Vietnam

I. Who can get 5 year visa exemption certificate in Vietnam

- Vietnamese overseas have documents to prove Vietnam original

- The Sri Lanka who hold foreign passport are spouses/children of Vietnam passport holders.

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5 year visa exemption for Sri Lanka

II. Required documents to get 5 year visa exemption

1. For Vietnamese residing abroad, the documents included:

a. 01  Visa Exemption Application 01 (As template);

b. 02 recent 4 x 6 cm photos (white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses) (1 photo stick in the form, 1 photo leaves separately)

c. Foreign passports or equivalent documents with validity of at least 6 months up to date of entry. If the applicant does not have a passport, he/she must submit a permanent resident’s permit  issued by foreign authorities with the validity of at least 6 months up to the date of entry (attached a copy for competent authority to file;

d. One of the following documents (attached copy for competent authority to file) if available:

- A certificate of Vietnamese citizenship;

- A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Recovery of Vietnamese citizenship;

- A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship;

- Certificate of Lost of Vietnamese citizenship;

- A Vietnamese passport (valid or invalid)

- An Identity Card (valid or invalid)

- A Birth Certificate (Copy accepted)

- The latest voter’s card

- A Family Register Book

- A travel document issued before 1975

- An Identity Card issued before 1975

- An Excerpt from Birth Register issued before 1975

- Documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can prove that the person in question has original Vietnamese citizenship or of Vietnamese origin.

e. In case of not having documents listed at section (d), the following documents could be submitted:

- A guarantee issued by an overseas Vietnamese association from the country of residence (in due form provided)

- A guarantee from a Vietnamese citizen (in due form provided)

The said documents do not need require further certification or verification.

2. With holders of foreign passports being wives, husbands, and children of a Vietnamese citizen or Vietnamese residing abroad, the attached file comprises of:

a. One application form for a visa exemption certificate.

b. One recent 2 x 2 inch photo (white background, straight face, bare head, without colored glasses) (1 photo stick in the form, 1 photo leaves separately)

c. A foreign passport with validity of at least 6 months up to date of entry (a copy attached for competent authority to file)

d. One of documents proving relationship between wives/husbands/children and the Vietnamese residing abroad (a copy attached for competent authority to file)

- Certificate of Marriage

- Certificate of Birth

- A Certificate of relationship with farther, mother, children;

- Other valid documents as regulated by the Vietnamese Law.

- Decision of Adoption

The time to  get Visa Exemption: 7 working days from the date of submitting all legal documents

Note: If the foreigners have 5 year Visa Exemption card in Vietnam, and they want to stay in Vietnam more than 3 months, they must extend visa when the stay of 3 month is over, each time  they can extend 3 month visa

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Largest cities of Sri Lanka 

Rank

City Name

Province

Rank

City Name

Province

1

Colombo

Western

11

Batticaloa

Eastern

2

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Western

12

Jaffna

Northern

3

Moratuwa

Western

13

Katunayake

Western

4

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Western

14

Dambulla

Central

5

Negombo

Western

15

Kolonnawa

Western

6

Kandy

Central

16

Anuradhapura

North Central

7

Kalmunai

Eastern

17

Embilipitiya

Sabaragamuwa

8

Vavuniya

Northern

18

Ratnapura

Sabaragamuwa

9

Galle

Southern

19

Badulla

Uva

10

Trincomalee

Eastern

20

Matara

Southern

 
Do you have any question about making Vietnam visa, residence card or work permit for Sri Lanka citizen? Please Contact Us

 

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Comments + Q&A
Visa to Vietnam
Dear Sirs

I am a Sri Lankan passport holder, living / working in Kuwait.

I would like to visit HCM City Vietnam and we need 01 month single entry Tourist visa.
I have plans to travel in July this year and have bought the ticket, already.

Please advise the procedure and fees.
Dear Hewa,

Warmest Greetings from Vietnam Visa Online!

Could I take this opportunity to introduce myself as Jessica Lee, the team support of Vietnamvisaonline.net?

I am writing to you to confirm that we have received your inquiry

Sri Lanka is listed as limited nationality when applying Vietnam visa. You can see the list of limited countries at: http://www.vietnamvisaonline.net/article/vietnam-visa-tips/vietnam-visa-on-arrival-for-africa-middle-east/

Because the rules cause the difficulty and more requirement so it takes time, effort and fee to make visa for Sri Lanka passport holder.. This is also why the fee to make visa for you is more expensive than other unlimited countries like UK, Canada, Germany, America, etc. It costs US$ 150/person to make one month single entry

You also need to send us following documents

- Your scanned colour passport
- Your hotel booking, return flight ticket, and traveling schedule in Vietnam

- It takes 5 working days to get approval visa.

You can click this link for payment: http://www.vietnamvisaonline.net/payment-online/ or have a look at this link for other payment methods: http://www.vietnamvisaonline.net/article/vietnam-visa-tips/instructions-to-pay-for-visa/.

We are looking forward to hearing from you
Extend my Visa for Sri Lanka citizens
I am Bala, currently working in Hanoi. I would like to extend my visa for 3 months. I would like to know if it is possible and the cost for the same.

My latest date of entry is 28th December 2016 and my Visa expires on 28th March 2017.

I have sent you the necessary documents. PFA.

Looking forward to your reply.
Dear Bala,


The feeling to extend 3 month single is 290$ ; for 3 month multiple is 330$

It takes 6 working days to get visa extended and we need your original passport

Should you need any further information please let us know
Good evening!

Hereby, I am introducing you with Ms. Jessica Lee from Vietnam (visa code processing agent), who will help us to get the Vietnam visa code.

For Sri Lankan citizen, below documents required for tourist single entry visa:

Scanned passport copy
Returned ticket (or provide the date of arrival and date of departure)
Confirm where they want to get visa stamped: At the airport or at Vietnam embassy in Sri Lanka
Processing time 6 working days to get visa code issued
Visa code fee can be settled by bank transfer,Credit card, Paypal, Western Union or Money Gram

Let us know if you need further assistance.
Dear Mr. Tan,

Thanks so much for your email

We are always pleased to assist you with Vietnam visa so if you need anything, kindly let us know
Hi Vietnam visa Office,

As per the given travel itinerary, our participants are supposed to be arrive in Vietnam on 23rd April and depart from Vietnam on 29th April.

As I already informed you, our participants would like to get visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy in Sri Lanka. Hence, please process visa accordingly.

Hope now you have all the pre-request documents for the visa processing and shall I ask our delegates to do the online payment as per the given instructions?

Please feel free to contact me for the further information if required.
Dear Ms. Trang

Thanks for your email

In case your Sri Lanka friend had one time visa extension, it is impossible to do the second extension. He/She should leave Vietnam and come back again with new visa on arrival

Should you need any further information, please let us know
Hi VN visa support,

I am writing this email with regards to some visa extension issues that my Srilanka friends are facing. They are applying for visa extension in their hostel for the first time but get rejected as it is their second sending; that is what I heard from the hostel agent. But even if it is the second time sending visa extension request, and get rejected for some unknown reasons, Is there any chance that they can try again? Maybe renewal?
Im so confused as their nationality is quite hard to do the visa, Could you please help them with this? :(
Their visa type is travel and duration is 1month. They get it from their embassy in Srilanka.

Thank you and really looking for your answer.
Dear Sir

As per phone conversation we need your help to do Job permit for Sri Lanka Person . As He has below support document . Can you please help to advise quotation and any document missing . Thanks

1. Experience Letter ( Over 5 Year )
2. Police clearances
3. Marriage Certificate
4. Birth Certificate of your children
Dear Mr. Ryan,

Can you send me via email the document you have so that we can know if the documents are legalized, notarized legally or not

And tell me if you have a company in Vietnam to guarantee for you or not

Check if you need a visa to Vietnam

Check Vietnam visa Requirements for citizens of