Vietnam visa requirements for Germany. This page provided informations about visa requirement or exemption for citizens of Germany. Vietnamese or Germany government policy may changes, now. If you've got new infos about requirements for Germany 's passport holder, please contact us. Thank you!

Do German citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

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


Vietnam Visa Requirement for German

Ø  Capital: Berlin

Ø  Official language: German

Ø  Country code: 49

Ø  Currency: Euro

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

Visa to Vietnam for Passport holder



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


Germany passport visa to vietnam

Germany passport - BBC


Visa to Vietnam for on arrival


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

Germany 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?

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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


1 month multiple


3 months single


3 months multiple


6 months multiple


1 year multiple



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 Germany passport holders can apply visa to enter Vietnam.

We can apply for entry Visas for Germany 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)

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

 Visa on arrival vietnam for Germany passport

Visa to Vietnam for Germany 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 Germany 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.


  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 Germany 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 Germany or from other countries to Vietnam

Get Vietnam visa on arrival online

 4/Where passenger can apply for Vietnam Entry Visa?

-       Germany 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 Germany or Vietnam Embassy in another country.

Visa Exemption for Vietnam


5/ List of countries exempt from visa to enter Vietnam



Term of residence



less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 21 days


less than 15 days

South Korea

less than 15 days



less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days

United Kingdom

less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days

 In case Germany 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

 6/ Visa form

Germany passport holder can fill out information for Visa in form HERE or download this Vietnam Visa Application Form to fill out then send email to us to: [email protected]

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


How to get Vietnam visa on arrival

8/ How to get Vietnam visa in Germany?

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

Vietnam visa urgent on arrival

Apply online to get Vietnam visa for Germany

  1. 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 Germany, please access our homepage and find the box Vietnam Embassy location.


- 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 Berlin, GERMANY
Elsenstrasse 3, Treptow, 12435 Berlin, GERMANY
Phone: (4930) 5363 010
Fax: (4930) 5363 020

Consulate General of Vietnam in FRẠNKFURT, GERMANY
Phone: (00- 49 - 69) 7
Fax: (00- 49 - 69) 7


Vietnam Visa Extension

 8/Vietnam visa extension for Germany passport holder

According to the provisions of the Government of Vietnam, foreigners in general and Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany must have work permit in Vietnam. We will instruct you how to get it (Work permit can be extended).

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

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


Work Permits in Vietnam


9/Apply for work permit in Vietnam for Belgium people

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

-       University degree,

-       Certificate of work experience above 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 Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If these papers are issued by the Government or Companies in another country, they must be consularly legalized under the government of that country.

Maximum term of work permit as prescribed is 02 years.

For more details on work permit, please see more here: work permit in Vietnam

 Work permit in vietnam for Germany passport holder

Work Permits in Vietnam for Germany 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

10/Apply for 02-year temporary residence card for Germany people

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

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

Residence card vietnam for Germany passport holder

Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam for Germany passport


Procedures for applying for temporary residence card:

-       Original passport and valid visa

-       02 2x3 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 passenger is followed by spouse and children, 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 temporary residence card for those spouse and children.

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


Temporary residence card extension

- The foreigners must renew the work permit first.

- After the applicant has work permits, he/she can renew the temporary residence card with the validity as the new work permit

- Processing time: 7 working days.


5 year visa exemption  certificate in Vietnam

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

In order to apply for 05-year visa exemption certificate, an Germany 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, passenger must exit from Vietnam or extend visa if wishing to stay in Vietnam for another time, maximum extension time each is 03 months.

Visa to Vietnam for Angola

5 year visa exemption for Germany passport



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

If a Germany 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

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






























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To know new information about visa from 1st January, 2015, you can click at: Visa new information

From 1st January 2015, Vietnam immigration department has changed regulations about issuing visa, extending visa and visa code, 2 year residence card for foreigner in Vietnam. There is no change for visa on arrival except for visa code.

The content in this article:

- Visa code

- How to handle when the passport is lost?

- Apply and have visa on arrival done, but the schedule is changed and want to come earlier than the expected date on visa on arrival is not granted?

- The way to handle overdue visa and the way to extend a visa or make a new visa.

- Can I make a temporary residence card for 2 years without a labor permit license?

- How to handle when the temporary residence card is lost? How to do the new one?

- Make a work permit lance without judicial record overseas, confirmed on 5 years experience working.


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


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Comments + Q&A
Hi office visa vietnam

Chuc mug nam moi! I hope you are having an auspicious start to the Year of the Rooster.

Just before Tet I sent you an email asking for some advice about visa on arrival (see below). My current visa runs out on this Monday, 13 February. I will be going to Cambodia for work on Sunday so I would like to know how to get visa on arrival on my return.

I need a multiple entry visa.Can you please tell me the cost for a visa for 1 month, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year?

Thank you for your help,
Dear Sarah

Thanks for your email

May I know your nationality so that I can consult you better for the fee?
Hi office visa Vietnam

I am Australian and Australia passport holder.

I am living in Berlin Germany
Dear Sarah

THanks for your email

At the momment: 02/2017

For Australian, you can apply following visa type

1. 1 month multiple tourist: US$ 25
2. 3 month multiple tourist visa: US$ 45
3. 6 month multiple business visa: US$ 250
4. One year multiple business visa: US$ 330

For one and three month visa, it takes 1 -2 working days to get visa issued, for 6 and one year visa, it takes 5 working days to get visa.

Do you want to get visa at border or at the airport?

We hope to hear from you soon
Visa-renewal/ Long-term visa
Hi office visa in Ha Noi

Currently my boyfriend and I am living in Hanoi and we would like to renew our 3-month tourist visa again. How high would the fee be?
Second question: Is there any option to get a long-term visa (6 or 12 months) with a German passport and if so, how high is the fee then? Soon my boyfried will have a work permit, if this information might help.

Quick information overview:
German passport holders
our old visa is a 3-month-tourist-visa, single entry; issued in the Vietnamese embassy in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
most recent date of arrival: 24/01/17, arrival port: Moc Bai
we would like to extend to 3 months again (especially me; my boyfriend is interested in a long-term visa/temporarily residence card, since he will have a work permit)
His company is located in Ha Noi
temporary city: Ha Noi

Thank you for your kind help and concern.
Dear Lina,

Thanks for your email

Can you tell me which airport have you recent arrived ? If it is Noibai Hanoi, the fee is US$ 225/person. The fee for extension is more expensive than getting a new visa at the airport

We can make 6 month or one year visa for Germany, the fee is as following

6 month visa:US$ 250/person
one year visa: US$ 330/person

For your boyfriend, can you send his work permit so that we can give you the price for residence card?

We hope to hear from you soon
Hi Office visa vietnam in Ho Chi Minh

I would like to extend my visa. I am Germany citizens, I Have tourist visa
Is this possible? If yes, how much is the fee?

Thank you very much in advance
Dear all,

I got this contact details from Milena in Shanghai, CHina

I would like to ask you about the procedure for applying for a long term Visa for Vietnam. We recently found a company in Long An Province and I’m one of the board members.
I plan to stay in Vietnam 7th of July for 2 weeks.

Looking forward to your feedback.

Thanks and Regards
Dear Mr. Adrien,

Many thanks for your email
Could I take this opportunity to introduce myself as Jessica Lee, the team support of
I am writing to you to confirm that we have received your visa inquiry and we are very happy to assist your visa
At this moment, the longest visa you can apply is one year multiple.
If you have company who can provide documents, the fee is US$ 240/person
If you do not have company, the fee is US$ 330/person
This fee does not include visa stamping fee at the airport/embassy you have to pay, the visa stamping fee is US$ 135/person
To make visa, you need to send us
Your passport copy
Date of arrival
The place you want to get visa stamp (at the airport or embassy)
It takes 5 working days to get visa issued
Should you need any further information, please let us know
Best regards
Dear Sirs,

I am a retired person, german by nationality and would like to know more details to the long term visa options.

Bes Regards,
Dear Gerd,

THanks for your email

The longest time of visa you can apply now is one year multiple business visa. The fee is US$ 255/person

To make visa you need to send us

Passport copy
Date of arrival
The place you want to get visa stamped (At the airport or at the embassy)

It takes 5 working days to get visa issued

Should you need any further information, please let us know

The LT visa of 1 year applies also to German/European Nationals?
Apart of the fee of USD 255, there are other costs to consider?

Dear Gerd,

Yes, one year visa is applied for German too

The fee of 255$ is for the approval letter we make for you. At the airport, you will pay 135$ for visa stamping fee
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