Whether you are living in Finland or currently traveling in one other country outside Finland, you must need a Vietnam visa for your stay in Vietnam. If you are opting for a 15 days stay, you are eligible for visa-free stay.
A visa is required if you return to Vietnam in less than 30 days from the first visa-free visit. Finnish passport holders who want to stay for longer than 15 days can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.
- Apply for visa at local embassy
- Visa on arrival
- APEC business travel card holders are exempt from Vietnam visa for not more than 90 days.
- Travelers to Phu Quoc Island with an air return ticket and who stay on the island for 30 days or less are exempt from having a Vietnam visa. A visa is required if going outside the island.
What is Visa on Arrival?
Unlike getting visa directly from the embassy, Vietnam visa on arrival is a pre-arranged visa for travellers entering into Vietnam by air. Vietnam visa on arrival is permitted in only five international airports in Vietnam.
- Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
- Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
- Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang)
- Cam Ranh International Airport (Nha Trang)
- Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
Visa on Arrival Procedure
Visa on Arrival
As a Finland citizen opting for visa on arrival, fill out the online application form for visa on arrival and pay online. Get the visa approval letter through e-mail and make a copy of it or download it to get your visa on arrival at the destination airport. At the landing visa desk, submit your visa approval letter, pay the Vietnam visa stamp fee. Once you’ve paid the stamp fee, get your visa stamped on the passport. For entering Vietnam, show your visa at the destination check-point and enjoy your trip.
Applying Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate
Firstly, you have to lodge your passport and relevant documents to Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate in Finland. If you are living far from the consulate, it would be difficult for you to wait to get your Vietnam visa. Sometimes the progress of your application is failed because of missing passport, important documents. This takes you a lot of time for applying and waiting. Moreover, you don’t know how the progress of your application is going on. It would be very inconvenient if you need Vietnam Visa urgently when you are on business or have medical problems. In addition to these problems, you can’t restrain expense and have to pay additional cost.
Embassy of Vietnam in Helsinki, Finland
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 15A, 00100
Phone: +358-9- 622 99 00/+358 505448803/04
Fax: +358 9 622 99 022
Office Hours: Office Hours: Monday- Friday – 09h00 – 12h00 – 14h00 – 17h00