Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens 2020

Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens

New Zealand citizens have required a Vietnam visa if they want to enter Vietnam. In this section, we will supply you with information about Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Thanks to being a breathtaking country to spend a holiday and a potential market to seek business opportunities, Vietnam is an ideal destination that more and more New Zealander come to this country day by day. The procedures to get a visa are not as difficult as in the past, so do not worry so much!

Do New Zealand citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

If you are a citizen of New Zealand, you are required Visa to visit Vietnam. Since 1996, thanks to the new rule of Vietnam Government, all New Zealand citizens coming to Vietnam can pick up visa at Vietnam airport.

Why do New Zealand nationals need a Vietnam Visa to enter Vietnam? Because this country is not in Vietnam Exemption list from visa. In case you are not New Zealand citizens, please look up the list below to check for your nationality.

List of countries exempt from the visa to enter Vietnam

Areas Countries Term of residence
Asia Singapore less than 30 days
Thailand less than 30 days
Malaysia less than 30 days
Indonesia less than 30 days
Laos less than 30 days
Philippines less than 21 days
Japan less than 15 days
South Korea less than 15 days
Cambodia less than 30 days
Brunei less than 14 days


less than 14 days


European Sweden less than 15 days
Finland less than 15 days
Denmark less than 15 days
Germany less than 15 days
France less than 15 days
United Kingdom less than 15 days
Italy less than 15 days
Spain less than 15 days
Norway less than 15 days

There are 2 ways to get a visa in New Zealand. In case you do not know 2 ways, please read How to get a Vietnam visa quickly in New Zealand for a detailed guide to response to Vietnam Visa Requirements for England citizens.

Here is some information when applying for Vietnam Visa:

– The website of the Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand will help you get the address of the Embassy, in case you want to apply for a Vietnam visa directly.

– Your passport must be at least SIX MONTH valid prior to your proposed date of exit from Vietnam (ex. Visa issued for 01st – 30th March 2018, the passport expiration date must be from 30th September 2018 onwards).

Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens

– The photo must be taken within 6 months.

– Processing time: 5-7 working days

– You can also get a visa agent to apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival for you if you live far away from the Vietnam Embassy and do not want to lose the documents (such as passport, money or documents) by postal mail or traffic jam once visiting Vietnam Embassy, you will pick up your visa at one of Vietnam International Airports.

Stamping Vietnam Visa at Vietnam international airport.

As said above, when you apply for Visa on Arrival, you will pick your visa at Vietnam International Airport with your land and get your visa stamped there. In a short time, you show your approval letter which was sent to your email and can stamp visa at one of Vietnam’s international airport gates.

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The international airport that permits the use of a Vietnam visa on arrival for New Zealander

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Da Nang International Airport
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Can Tho International Airport
  • Phu Bai International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport

Passenger should prepare the following documents to stamp Visa at the airport:

– Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department (which had been sent to your email)

– Immigration Form

– Passport and remaining period of over 6 months, with at least 2 blank pages

– Two 4×6 photos with white background, taken within 6 months and without glasses

– Stamping fee

When applying for Visa On Arrival, you can use FAST TRACK service with quick support for stamping visa at Vietnam airports or some extra services to make your trip comfortable and rhythmic such as CAR PICK UP, BOOKING HOTEL, BOOKING TOUR,…

The cost of a Vietnam visa from New Zealand will give you information about the fee and Vietnam Visa Price will supply you with service fee information.

Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens to work

Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens

Whoever wants to work in other countries all need a work permit, it is considered one of Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens. A work permit allows foreigners in general and New Zealand employers to stay and work in Vietnam for a long time because they can not apply for a tourist visa in this situation.

If you want to response this kind of Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens, you should note that:

  1. The person who does not have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee, please let Visa Agent know so they can handle trade visa instead.
  2. Dossier set submitted to apply for Visa is irrevocable so at that time travelers must still pay the fee as normal
  3. In case Visa cannot be obtained by the visa agent’s fault, they will redo or correct free of charge or refund as required by passenger
  4. When obtaining Visa, applicants can travel by air or road or waterway from New Zealand or from other countries to Vietnam.

Vietnam visa extension for New Zealand citizens

A published provision of the Government of Vietnam said that foreigners are only allowed to stay in Vietnam for a limited period. So one of Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens is the extension for a Vietnam visa. If a passenger has a visa expired but they do not get a further extension, they will be punished due to an overdue visa, which can be deported from Vietnam and listed on the entry blacklist.

It is a fact that when you enter the Vietnam Tan Son Nhat border gate in Ho Chi Minh City, Moc Bai border gate Tay Ninh Province, you will easily extend your visa and save cost than Noi Bai border gate in Hanoi or Da Nang and Nha Trang.

Vietnam Visa extension – the last type of Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens – has 3 kinds of visas: trade visa, tourist visa, and work visa. The procedures of each kind are different.

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Author: Mi Pandora

16 thoughts on “Vietnam Visa Requirements for New Zealand citizens 2020

  1. We are traveling to Hanoi on 7th May on a tour from Brisbane, Australia and we are New Zealand citizens with New Zealand passports.

    Can we collect our Vietnam visa on arrival in the airport in Hanoi? Can you send the necessary documents which we will need to collect our Visa please?

    1. It is very easy to get visa on arrival. You need to apply on this link:

      You can see:
      Number of visa: you click choose amount applicant want to apply visa
      Type of visa: you click choose visa single or multiple
      Purpose of visit: you click choose visa tourist
      Port of arrival: you click choose arrival airport

      *Processing time: You can choose one of some items:
      – Normal (Guaranteed 2 – 3 working days)
      – Urgent (Guaranteed 4-8 hours working hour)
      – Emergency (From 30 minutes to 1 working hour)
      – Immediately service case in Time off, Sat, Sun or Holidays

      * Need extra services: You can choose one of items
      – VIP service
      – Airport fast-track service
      – Car pick-up service
      When this step completed you click NEXT STEP 2: on this step you fill all information of applicants on security form, contact details and then click NEXT STEP 3 for review and payment. After completed booking and payment we will send confirm payment and make processing approval letter by email as your request, issued from the Immigration- this is legal validity for your entry to get visa at airport. You print approval letter out for check in airlines. On arrival you give approval letter + application form with 2 photos (4*6cm) + passport + cash for visa stamping fee to Officers at Immigration counter in Landing visa area and wait for passport back with visa stamped.

  2. Good Morning…

    <My wife and I are travelling to Vietnam later this year, and will be in the country for about 29 days.

    My wife is on a NZ passport and I am on a United Kingdom passport.

    We will be entering Vietnam by land from Cambodia.

    Please advise how we proceed to get the appropriate Visa.

    Is the E-Visa and approval letter also valid at land border control ??

    Many thanks


    1. Dear Graham Kirby
      – UK passport is free 14 to 15 days for the first time arrival in the time 30days from the date exit Vietnam. If this is the first time you will free visa as we said.
      – Evisa use for arriving by air, not by land( border)
      – You can apply for the visa at Vietnam Embassy in Newzealand or in Cambodia before arriving. We support visa on arrival only.

    1. Dear Nick Gray!

      We support visa on arrival at the airport only. Your case should apply directly at Embassy to get a visa in advance before arriving because you arrive by boat.

  3. My wife and I are traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia on a 13 night package tour starting 26.07.19.

    We both have dual nationality British and New Zealand, and have valid in-date passports from both countries, but generally use our NZ passports when traveling.

    Do we still need a visa to enter Vietnam if we have our British passports with us?

    1. Dear Keith Stansfield
      if you use UK passport you will get free visa 14 – 15 days. New Zealand need visa for entry Vietnam

  4. Hi there , I have a single conviction over 11 years ago and would like to know what procedure is required in applying for visa . We are hoping to travel to Hanoi on a tour for about 11 days . Please advise .

  5. My wife and l are going to Cambodia then onto Vietnam in mid March 2020 and cross the boarder on a Mekong River Cruise at Tan Chau.
    When do we have to apply for the Vietnam Visas ?
    We are only going to be in Vietnam (mainly Ho Chi Minh City) for 6 days.
    Is there a Vietnamese Embassy in Auckland we can do the Application at, or do we mail our application to Wellington or Australia.

  6. I am travelling to Vietnam on the 18th Dec and departing the 16th January 2020.
    I have a visa form which I will courier to you embassy with my passport.
    I wish to have dual entry.
    Can you tell me how much this will cost?
    I will remit the cost to you.
    Many thanks
    Mrs Judi Fraser

  7. I am starting to travel regularly to Vietnam for Business.
    Is there a 2 or 3 year business visa that I can get?
    The Visa on arrival at the airport takes about 2 hours of waiting and is very inconvenient.

  8. I am trying for Visa into China and I am looking at training from Nanning to Hanoi around the 20th of February 2020 ….. can I apply online for e-visa and where do I collect, and I am not sure as date of leaving Vietnam but I will leave before 30 days …. do I also need to book and exit ticket of Vietnam before I go …. Thanks and Kind Regards

  9. She’s from NZ & has another British passport. She entered Cambodia on her NZ passport but wants to enter Vietnam on her British passport to save the cost of a visa. Do u know if she can actually do that or not?

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