that the visa application process and the list of the required documents may change at any time. Make sure to get the latest information on the visa regulations directly from the Vietnamese embassy in your home country. Getting a visa to a foreign country should never be taken for granted and cannot be guaranteed by Asia Exchange in any way. Please also refer to our terms and conditions.

How student apply for the visa

Student visa type:

Non-immigrant DH, single entry or multiple entry depending on the student’s request.

12 months

  • Option 1: Through Foreign Trade University (FTU)

    Once we send the complete list of students to FTU and all the students’ documents, they will start processing the student visa.

    Step 1: FTU-HCMC Campus fills in the information at

    Step 2: FTU-HCMC Campus sends a hard copy of letter to the Immigration Department, including:

    1. The hard copy of official correspondence of FTU-HCMC Campus to Immigration Department
    2. Official acceptance decisions of Foreign Trade University for foreign students

    Step 3: After 15 days, the Immigration Department sends acceptance letters with visa codes to FTU-HCMC Campus

    Step 4: FTU-HCMC Campus sends the visa codes to students.

    Step 5: Students print the visa code accompanied by their passports to submit to the Airport Customs

    Step 6: Students pay visa fees to the authorities at the airport and get their visas at Tan Son Nhat airport.


    • Processing time: 25 to 30 business days, can still change depending on the situation
    • Stamping visa fee: 25 USD for a single entry visa and 50 USD for a multiple entry visa (students will pay this at the Vietnam airport)
  • Option 2: Through the Vietnam Embassy nearest you

    NOTE: The information below is from Vietnam Embassy in Finland so that other information may differ

    Step 1: You need to apply for an approval note.

    **Approval note is a document stating the duration of your stay in Vietnam. It will allow you to enter and exit in Vietnam within the dates in the approval note. It is a letter approved, signed, and red sealed by the Vietnam Immigration Department (Vietnam Government).

    How can you obtain this document?

    1. We will request it from FTU on behalf of the student
    2. Apply through legitimate websites e.g.,

    Step 2: Submit the required documents to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate near you

    Required Documents:

    1. Approval Note
    2. Visa Application Form
    3. Valid Passport (validity is at least 6 months or longer until the end of your study abroad semester)
    4. Recent 2 passport-sized photos (4 cm x 6 cm)


    Processing time: 5 working days, this can still change depending on where you will apply for the visa

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