How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa for French citizens

Vietnam has many special things to attract any tourists coming here: rich culture, amazing landscapes, friendly people, and excellent food. If you are French citizen, you will need to apply for visa to come to Vietnam. Let’s see what you have to do to get a Vietnam tourist visa.

Vietnam tourist visa is typically valid for 30 days. However, if you wish to explore Vietnam longer, it’s possible for you to apply for a 3-month business visa. There is no difference if you hold a business visa for vacation or tourist visa for a short-term business trip.

In order to obtain tourist visa to Vietnam for French citizens with minimal stress and cost, you should make online Vietnam visa application by filling out visa application form electronically on our website and using credit/debit card to pay visa processing fee through secure payment gateway.

After 2 business days, you will receive a visa approval letter, which is issued by Immigration Department, to enter Vietnam and obtain the visa at the airport upon arrival.

The steps involved in getting Vietnamese tourist visa on arrival are described shortly below:

Please take note that Vietnam visa on arrival only works well if you travel to Vietnam by air. To get tourist visa for Vietnam for land or sea entry, you must submit the following documents to Vietnam Embassy in France and wait about 3 business days to collect the visa.

-    Original passport with minimum validity of 6 months

-    Visa application form (available at the embassy)

-    01 recent passport-sized photo

-    Vietnam visa fee

Should you need detailed directions on visa procedure at the embassy, please contact with consular section of embassy.

Contact embassy:

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in France

62 Rue Boileau - 75016 Paris​

Tel: +33-01-44146400​

​Fax: +33-01-45243948.



Opening hours:  9.30-12.00 and 14.00-17.00 from Monday to Friday