Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Norway

How to apply?

If you are a Norwegian planning a trip to Vietnam, it is good to check the visa requirements before your departure, as failure to possess a valid visa may result in denied boarding. This page provides valuable information on Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Norway, outlining the necessary requirements and offering a comprehensive guide on how to obtain a visa.

Do Norwegians need a visa for Vietnam?

Norwegian citizens can enjoy a visa-free entry into Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days.

How can Citizens of Norway apply for a Vietnam visa?

Citizens of Norway have two options to enter Vietnam. They can either take advantage of the visa-free entry, which allows a stay of up to 15 days, or apply for an e-visa, which allows a stay of up to 30 days.

Visa free entry – maximum 15 days

To obtain a visa-free entry into Vietnam, Norwegian citizens simply need to ensure that their stay in Vietnam does not exceed 15 days. They must have a valid Norwegian passport with at least six months of validity remaining, and they should present their passport upon arrival in Vietnam. There is no need to apply for a visa in advance for this visa-free entry.

E-Visa – maximum 30 days

To obtain an e-visa for Vietnam, here is a step-by-step guide for Norwegian citizens:

  1. Visit the official website of the Vietnamese Immigration Department:
  2. Fill out the online application form with the required personal and travel information.
  3. Upload a digital passport photo (4×6 cm) and a scanned copy of your passport’s biographical page.
  4. Pay the visa processing fee, which is $25 USD and can be paid by credit card.
  5. Wait for the processing of your e-visa, which typically takes 3 to 4 working days.
  6. Once your e-visa is approved, you will receive an email with the e-visa attached as a PDF file.
  7. Print out the e-visa document, as you will need to present it upon arrival in Vietnam.
  8. Make sure to also carry your valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
  9. When boarding your flight to Vietnam, present your e-visa and passport for verification.
  10. Upon arrival in Vietnam, proceed to the immigration counter and present your e-visa and passport for entry.

When you make a mistake in the application, it can take an additional 3 to 4 working days, so it is best to read our guide: how to apply for a Vietnam e-visa.

FAQ about Vietnam visas

Can Norwegians get a visa on arrival?

No, the visa on arrival program has been replaced by the e-visa system. However, Norwegians are eligible for a free 15-day visa exemption upon arrival in Vietnam.

Do Norwegians need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Norwegians can enter Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days if they meet the requirements for the visa exemption. For stays longer than 15 days, a visa is required.

How can Norwegians apply for a visa for Vietnam?

If your stay is 15 days or less, you don’t need to apply for a visa. You can enjoy a free visa exemption upon arrival. If you plan to stay longer, you can apply for an e-visa for a maximum duration of 30 days. The application can be done through the official website of the Vietnamese Immigration Department.

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