Vietnam Student Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


International students enrolled in an institution in Vietnam should contact the institution's international office and request a copy of the Vietnam Immigration Department approval letter.

Students send along with the visa application form, original passport, visa fee and other supporting documents. If there is no Vietnamese government office in your country, it is important to inform the authorities so that they can prepare a visa approval letter indicating where you can receive and pay for your student visa on arrival in Vietnam.

  • Processing time for a student visa can take 6-12 weeks from the date of application.
  • You can bring your partner and children.
  • The passport remains at the embassy/consulate throughout the visa process. 
  • Students can work as interns in Vietnam without a work permit.



6 months and more



60 Month(s)





Processing time

2 to 3 Month(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Vietnam Student Visa?

8 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must obtain pre-approval confirmation from Vietnam Immigration Department
  • You must get acceptance from educational institution in Vietnam
  • You must have proof of travel arrangements
  • You must have sufficient funds to cover your studies or a scholarship which can cover your tuition fees
  • You should be of good health and might be asked for a health certificate
  • You need to have a travel insurance to cover your stay in Vietnam
  • Additional requirements might be present on case basis

Which documents do I need to apply for the Vietnam Student Visa?

9 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed by the student
  • Original and copies of passport biopage
  • Letter of acceptance from educational institution in Vietnam
  • Pre-approval confirmation from Vietnam Immigration Department
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Original and copy of flight tickets
  • Original and copy of bank statement of last 6 months
  • Medical certificate copy
  • Original and copies of educational certificates, as applicable

Talent Migration data for Vietnam

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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