If you are from Taiwan or have friends or family members with Taiwanese citizenship who wish to visit Vietnam for tourism and stay for 30 days, let’s explore the visa application process for Taiwanese tourists.

Do Taiwanese citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Citizens holding Taiwanese passports are not eligible for visa exemption to enter Vietnam; however, they can still enter Vietnam by applying for a Vietnamese visa.

Conditions for Taiwanese citizens to apply for a Vietnam visa

Similar to other nationalities, Taiwanese citizens also need to meet the following conditions to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam:

  • The Taiwanese passport must have a minimum validity of 6 months
  • There are travel companies in Vietnam that can provide visa sponsorship
  • Not being on the list of restricted entry to Vietnam

Can Taiwanese citizens apply for an E-visa to Vietnam?

At present, Vietnam has issued electronic visas (E-visas) through online application for citizens of 80 countries. However, Taiwan is NOT on the list of countries eligible for E-visas to Vietnam.

Taiwanese citizens wishing to visit Vietnam for tourism can seek assistance from travel companies in Vietnam to obtain a visa sponsorship for entry into Vietnam.

The documents required for applying for a travel permit for Taiwanese citizens

For individuals holding Taiwanese citizenship:

  • A scanned copy of the passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Intended date of entry into Vietnam and expected date of departure from Vietnam
  • A letter of registration to stay in Vietnam (1 month single entry, 3 months single entry, or 3 months multiple entries, etc.)
  • Address for receiving the Vietnam visa (Tan Son Nhat Airport, Noi Bai Airport, Da Nang Airport)

For travel companies/businesses providing sponsorship:

  • Application letter for an entry permit using form NA2
  • Business registration certificate/investment license of the company/business
  • Tax identification number registration certificate
  • Introduction letter with the signature and official seal of the authorized person from the business

After obtaining the travel permit for Taiwanese citizens, the process is straightforward. You need to take the scanned PDF copy of the travel permit to the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (VECOT) to get the Vietnam visa sticker affixed, or you can apply for the visa sticker at the airport as indicated in the entry permit letter.