September 13, 2019
Vietnam Visa

What You Need To Know About Vietnam Visa For Taiwanese Passport Holders

Vietnam visa is required for all Taiwanese citizens.

Taiwanese citizens are NOT eligible for e-visa.
2 options of Vietnam visas for Taiwanese passport holders are:

  • Paper-based Visa
  • Visa On Arrival.

In recent years, there have been more and more flights from Taiwan to Vietnam. In addition to the beautiful scenery and vibrant cultural appearance, the lax and straightforward attitude of life and the unique ancient towns have attracted Taiwanese people. Please remember that Vietnam visa is required for both tourism and business purposes for passport holders in Taiwan. Today, Taiwanese passengers can request a visa from the Vietnamese Embassy (paper-based) or request a visa on arrival at the airport. All have its benefit, but visas on arrival are one of the easiest and inexpensive ways for Taiwanese citizens to receive a Vietnam Visa.

What are the forms of Vietnamese visas?

– Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months and left pages before applying for a visa to Vietnam.
– The Vietnam visa on arrival option is only applicable to those traveling by air to Vietnam.

1. Paper-based visa

If you want a paper-based Vietnamese visa in advance or wish to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, you can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate that is closest to you. It is recommended that you get your paper-visa and nail it to your passport so that you don’t lose it. The paper-based visa is required to be processed first in Taiwan.

You can entrust the travel agency or go to the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei to apply for this visa. If you apply for a paper visa, you cannot get it immediately. The processing days is about 1-3 working days, and you can go to collect them by yourself. The application fee is NT$1,350. The cost is higher than the visa on arrival, but you can go directly to the customs through Vietnam.
You must be aware of the following when you apply in individual for a Vietnam visa at the embassy in Taiwan:

  • Visa administrative Institution: Vietnam Embassy
  • Processing time: it depends on you how fast you need. But for sure, for information, you should call the Vietnam Embassy.
  • Required Documents:
  • Taiwan passport (more than six months validity period, the signature column needs to be signed)
  • Two passport size photos (4×6 cm)
  • One copy of visa application form (printed after completion of online completion)
  • Visa fee: NT$1,350 (will be adjusted from time to time, please refer to the announcement of the visa authority), and it is $2700 for multiple times in a single month.

The address of the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Taiwan for your information:
Vietnam Economic – Culture Office in Taipei, Taiwan

  • Address: 3F, No.65, Sung Chiang Road, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Phone: (8862) 2516 662
  • Fax: (8862) 2504 176
  • Email:
  • Working time: Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • The Embassy of Vietnam will be closed on the public holidays of both Vietnam and Taiwan.

For Taiwan citizens who are living outside of Taiwan, you can also contact the local embassy in the country where you are residing. The visa application must be made at least a year before you travel to the country.

2. Arrival visa

This type of visa is only available after arriving at the airport in Vietnam. The fee is cheaper, but you need to wait in line. The queue time ranges from 10 minutes to 1 hour. It is suitable for travelers who want to save money and are not hurry. Although it is called the visa on arrival, it still has to apply through the online application prior upon arrival from anywhere outside Vietnam. The visa will be collected by the letter of permission printed upon arrival at Vietnam’s airports. The letter of authorization will be sent by email within 1 or 2 working days (normal processing mode), four working hours (urgent processing mode) or even 1 hour (emergency processing mode) depending on the alternative you selects when submitting the application form online. You must fill in all personal and immigration-related information online, send a printed visa permit letter (Vietnam Visa Approval Letter) to Vietnam Airport, and attach the Entry and Exit Form at the airport to receive the arrival Visa.

Only at Vietnam airport, two passport size pictures (4×6 cm) are required when you arrive in Vietnam. To get visas stamped on your passport, you have to take your passport with your authorization letter and two pictures. If you don’t have time to prepare the pictures before departure, you can also take a photo per photo at Vietnam Airport at about USD 2.
The validity of the Vietnam tourist visa
The validity period of tourist Vietnam visa is divided into single and multiple entries, one month and three-month single depending on the number of trips and visas. You can figure out more information about this in our next article:” The validity of the Vietnam tourist visa.”

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