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Mar, 2019

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Everything you need to know about Vietnam Visa to Phu Quoc island

Everything you need to know about Vietnam Visa to Phu Quoc island

By Vivian Lin

For a great trip to Phu Quoc Island, travelers should have a careful preparation. " Everything you need to know about Vietnam Visa to Phu Quoc island" below will be a useful handy travel guide for you.

Phu Quoc with many pristine beaches has become one of the must-see destinations in Vietnam in recently years. Vietnam visa to this island is always a concern of many foreign tourists so in this page, we will provide detailed information about this matter including who need visa to Phu Quoc, criteria to be exempted visa, ways to apply visa in Phu Quoc and some frequently asked questions.

General information about Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc Island

According to Decesion No 80/2013/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister dated December 27th, 2013, holders of foreign passports are exempted from visa requirement for entry into, exit from Phu Quoc Island, with duration of stay no longer than 30 days. In case if holders of foreign passports, before entering Phu Quoc, had transit through other international gate of Vietnam, he/she also enjoy such exemption.
It means that ALL NATIONALITIES are exemted for Vietnam visa to visit Phu Quoc for LESS THAN 30 DAYS when they enter Phu Quoc directly from a third country (by air or by sea) or from an international port of Vietnam. 

Criteria to be exempted for Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc Island

Although it is said that all nationalities are exempted for Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc, you still need to meet some criteria as regulated in the following:
- You must have foreign passport, not an international travel document and the passport is valid at least 6 months since your first entry to Vietnam. If your passport is expired soon, renew it before you enter Phu Quoc.
- You have to enter Phu Quoc directly from the third country (by air or by sea) or an international airport of Vietnam.
- You must have return ticket to and from Phu Quoc and your outward destination is not anywhere else in Vietnam.
- You stay in Phu Quoc Island less than 30 days.
- You have not been arrested in Vietnam before.
- You are not in blacklist of Interpol.


Who need to apply Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc Island?

However, there are some cases you will need to apply Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc Island.
- You would like to stay in Phu Quoc for more than 30 days;  (1)
- You will visit other destinations in Vietnam before or after travelling Phu Quoc; (2)
- As part of an authorized group tour, you enter Phu Quoc by land (Ha Tien/Kep via Prek Chak – Xa Xia border crossing) or by road via Cambodia (Sihanoukville) or Thailand (Koh Chang). (3)
For case (2) and (3), if you are from nationals who are eligible for Vietnam visa exemption, you do not need to acquire a visa. 
How to apply Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc Island?
If you are in the above situations, here are 3 methods for you to apply Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc:
- Obtaining Vietnam visa beforehand at Vietnam Embassy in your country or place. All documents and procedure will be guided by the officials there.
- Submitting Vietnam E-visa through the link
Note: Vietnam E-visa is valid for 46 countries as of this time so you should check the list before apply visa. Because E-visa is 1 month and single entry visa, it is only eligible for case (2) and (3) mentioned in the previous section.
- Applying Vietnam visa on arrival with the assistant of Vietnam Visa VOA. Click here.
Note: Vietnam visa on arrival only becomes validity when you are travelling to Phu Quoc or any other parts of Vietnam BY AIRLINES 


Vietnam visa extension in Phu Quoc Island


How to extend your Vietnam visa in Phu Quoc Island?

In case you are in Phu Quoc and want to extend Vietnam visa for longer stay in Phu Quoc or going other areas in Vietnam, there are 2 ways you can do this.
The first way is doing Vietnam visa at Immigration Office in Phu Quoc. Here is the address of the office in case you need it: in the corner of Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh and 30th of April Street. 
The second way is submitting Vietnam visa on arrival via Vietnam visa VOA. You just need to fill in the online form through the link or send your passport copy to the email address


What does Phu Quoc visa exemption look like?

If you have all above criteria, Phu Quoc visa exemption (as in the below image) will be stamped on your passport.
With this stamp, you can freely visit all amazing landscape in Phu Quoc for 30 days without to be required to have visa.

Frequestly asked questions about Vietnam visa to Phu Quoc 


Q: Why I can be granted for Phu Quoc visa waiver if I enter it through land borders?

 Because to be exempted for visa exemption, you have enter Phu Quoc directly or go to Phu Quoc from international airport of Vietnam but when you enter Vietnam via land border, your first destination is not Phu Quoc. Thus you still need Vietnam visa to pass the border legally.

Q: I am in Vietnam with 15 days Vietnam visa exemption for my nationality, can I go to Phu Quoc and get additional 30-day exemption?

No. Once you enter Vietnam, you are not opt for Phu Quoc visa exemption. Thus, if you want to visit Phu Quoc, you should manage to arrange your itinerary reasonably during 15-day exemption. 

Q: I have enter Vietnam with Vietnam tourist visa, do I need apply visa to come to Phu Quoc? 

No. During your visa validity, you can visit anywhere in Vietnam except restricted areas.
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