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Bringing Medication into Viet Nam

Narcotic medication drugs must be declared to customs and must not exceed the quantity stated in the enclosed doctor's prescription, but not more than the quantity indicated for seven days.

Psychotropic medication drugs or medication containing precursors used as drugs must be declared to customs and must not exceed the quantity stated in the enclosed doctor's prescription, but not more than the quantity indicated for ten days.

13 countries that are unilaterally exempted from visas

Visa requirements are exempted for citizens of the following countries: Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of France, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus with a temporary residence duration of 45 days from the date of entry, regardless of passport type, purpose of entry, provided that all entry conditions according to Vietnamese law are met.

Evisa information

Vietnam portal on Immigration/Vietnam visa - National portal on Immigration (xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn) to apply for an electronic visa. 

All enquiries for applications made to this website of the Vietnamese Immigration Department will need to be made to Vietnam portal on Immigration/Vietnam visa - National portal on Immigration (xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn). If you want to contact the Vietnamese Immigration Department: Contact | Cục quản lý xuất nhập cảnh (xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn)

Please note that the Embassy can not assist in a direct application to above website or via a third party website. 

TOURIST VISA

For e-visa please go to the website of the Vietnamese Immigration Department https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn to apply. All enquiries will need to be made directly to this website (or https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en/gioi-thieu/contact) as the Embassy is not related to the process.

For existing application to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn, the Embassy can not answer any question regarding the progress.

If you can not apply by yourself and need our assistance, please write email to [email protected]

WARNING:

There has been a cluster of complaints from both Australian and foreign visitors that the online visa applications via unauthorized and/or untrustworthy websites cause a lot of inconvenience. Sometimes they can not board on the plane or be denied entry and pay a fine because of fake visas.

For reasons as such, travelers and businesses to Viet Nam are strongly recommended to apply for the visas before departure

Certification the form to get Criminal Records Certificate (police check) for foreigners who resided in Viet Nam at the Vietnamese National Center for Criminal Records

Please be advised that the Embassy does not issue Criminal Record (Police Check). We only certify the Form and the passport for you to send to Vietnam to get the Criminal Record.

Thủ tục dành cho công dân Việt Nam (for Vietnamesse)

Bringing Medication into Viet Nam

Author: vembassy/Tuesday, October 31, 2023/Categories: Consular services, Visa and Consular services, foreigner

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1. Here is information from the Vietnamese Customs Department:

Narcotic medication drugs must be declared to customs and must not exceed the quantity stated in the enclosed doctor's prescription, but not more than the quantity indicated for seven days.

Psychotropic medication drugs or medication containing precursors used as drugs must be declared to customs and must not exceed the quantity stated in the enclosed doctor's prescription, but not more than the quantity indicated for ten days.

Medicines must have labels clearly stating the name of the drug, name of active ingredients, concentration, content, expiry date and must have a prescription from a physician. A prescription must contain at least the following information: patient's name and age; drug name, strength or concentration and volume; the amount of medicine (or the number of days of taking it); dosage; full name and signature of the physician; the physician's address (hospital, clinic, centre…).

2. In common understanding, addictive/narcotic medications are referred to opioid/cannabis and similar products. Psychotropic medication is any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviour. For your reference: Narcotic medication drugsPsychotropic medication drugsprecursors used as drugs. The lists may be wider with variants and similar products. Please consult your doctor for details

3. If you need to use more than 7 days with narcotic medication drugs, 10 days with psychotropic medication drugs or medication containing precursors used as drugs, you can make a declaration at the Viet Nam's customs of the port of entry where you will enter with your itinerary, proof of necessary (from doctors). The customs will decide to let you bring in or not. You can contact a hospital in Viet Nam before your travel to know if they can supply medications for you.

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