Requirements for Vietnam visa on arrival land border

Southeast Asia has captured the hearts of millions of westerners and many travelers take months off to explore Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia. The very popular one is crossing the borders by land. The only chance to get a visa Vietnam visa on arrival land border is going directly to Vietnam Embassy in your country or where you are traveling. 

If you choose to travel to Vietnam you may be able to get the Vietnam eVisa is a few simple steps.

Types of border crossings

Vietnam has two types of border crossings — international and local. As you may suspect, international crossings are generally open to all foreign nationalities who are in possession of a valid passport and visa. While local crossings are open only to locals (on each side of the border) who are able to cross back and forth using some form of border pass. The international crossings are the only ones covered in this section.

Vietnam has over a dozen international overland border crossings. These allow overland travel to Cambodia (via five crossings), Laos (via six crossing) and China (at least two crossings). You can also arrive by air at Hanoi, Saigon and Da Nang International Airport.

Vietnam Visa on arrival land border requirement

The Vietnam Embassy/Consulate will be happy to arrange you an entry visa. Within 2-5 working days since your Vietnam visa application is submitted, you will get a visa to Vietnam. 

Vietnam visa requirements include

  • Application form: download on the website of embassy or take from the Embassy’s office.
  • Passport: origin with blank pages for visa stamp. The minimum validity of the passport is 6 months from the date of travel.
  • Photo: 2 passport-sized photos.
  • Visa fee: in cash.

On special case, the Vietnam Embassy may request you for other documents. However, do not submit supporting papers unless you are asked to.


  • Each Vietnam Embassy applies a different fees. Therefore, you should contact the embassy where you are applying to know the specific fee.
  • Some embassies allow to apply by post, by email

Should you have more concern about Vietnam visa information, please feel free to contact us at support email: or Hotline: +84 941 293 889