Do Canada passport holders need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes, Canada passport holders are required to have a Vietnam visa to enter Vietnam.

1. How can Canada passport holders apply for Vietnam Visa?
There are two options:
  • Apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA) - Available!

    This is regarded as the fastest and easiest way for Canada air travelers to be granted a Vietnam Visa. Using Visa on Arrival service from our website, you can receive an Approval Letter (issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department) to get Vietnam Visa at your arrival airport within 2 days. 

  • Apply for a VOA online Now!
  • Contact a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate

    This way is a little bit more complicated. Please come in person to the nearest Vietnam Embassy during business hours to apply for your Visa. The Visa procedure and Visa fee may vary from Embassy to Embassy and it normally takes at least 3 working days to get your Vietnam Visa.

    * Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa, Canada
    * Address: 470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6M8, CANADA
    * Phone: (1613) 236 0772
    * Fax: (1613) 236 2704
    * Email: /
    * Office hours: Monday to Friday: Morning: 9.30 a.m - 11.30 a.m Afternoon: 13.30 p.m - 16.00 p.m

2. How much does VOA cost for Canada passport holders?
In order to get Vietnam Visa on Arrival, Canada passport holders need to pay Service fee (for the Approval Letter) and Stamp fee (for Visa stamp at the airport) as below details:

Visa Types Service Fee
Cost/Person (USD)
pay online by credit card
Stamp Fee
Cost/Person (USD)
pay in cash at the airport
Total Visa Fee
Normal Processing Urgent (1 working day)
1 month single entry (30 days) 2 7 25 Total Visa Fee = Service Fee + Stamp Fee

* Service Fee: pay BestPrice Travel via our website
* Stamp Fee: pay immigration officers directly and in cash at the airport
3 month single entry (87 days) 3 8 25
1 month multiple entry (30 days) 7 12 50
3 month multiple entry (87 days) 18 23 50
3. Which staying length is required to apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival?
  less than 15 days from 15 to 30 days greater than 30 days
Canada Yes Yes Yes


* If you plan to arrive by land, you need to obtain a visa beforehand, visa on arrival will only work for air traveller.
* If you travel on a cruise, you can contact the cruise operator for visa procedures.