Business Visa Application Requirements for a Vietnam Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact Travisa at 877-876-3266 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide one color, passport-type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  3. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.

  4. Travisa Order Form

    Provide the Travisa Order Form included in this kit.

  5. Visa Application Form

    The Consulate of Vietnam requires that the visa application be completed online, printed and submitted to Travisa with the rest of your documents. The form can be found at and is best accessed using Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.  Be patient as load times can be protracted.  Finally, the form will open in Vietnamese.  You must click "English", located in the upper-right corner of the page, to complete the form in English. Your completed application must:

    • Be completed in 15 minutes or fewer
    • Must list a "Sponsor."  This is the Vietnamese business or organization with which you will be working 
    • For "Place of Submission" select the city to which you will send your documents. (If your city is Washington DC then select "Viet Nam Embassy in the United States of America")
    • Be signed in blue or black ink in the lower right portion of the form, underneath the date you completed the application

  6. Letter of Invitation

    You must submit a Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining this invitation on your behalf.

  7. Loose-Leaf Visa

    The Consulate of Vietnam offers a loose-leaf visa; this is a process that permits you to apply for the visa without submitting your passport to the Consulate. 

    If you elect for a loose-leaf visa, all of the above requirements apply with the exceptions that you only need to send a copy of your passport information page (not the actual passport) and you must provide two photographs.

    You must secure the loose-leaf visa in your passport after receipt.

  8. Letter of Approval

    You must provide a Letter of Approval issued by the Department of the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam.

  9. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, Travisa can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A Travisa expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit to learn more about this service.

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