How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Costa Rica

Available Visas Visa Requirements Visa Information Get This Visa
Business Visa required For business travelers holding Costa Rican passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities. Get it as soon as 18:00 - June 09, 2023
Tourist Visa required For Costa Rican passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:00 - June 06, 2023
Work Visa required For Costa Rican nationals who intend to work in Vietnam.
Student Visa required For students from Costa Rica who plan to study in Vietnam.

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in Costa Rica

There is no embassy of Vietnam in San Jose, Costa Rica at the moment.
Please find the information below for the nearest embassy of Vietnam.

Nearest Embassy
Embassy of Vietnam in Manila, Philippines
(It is a 244.4 km distance from San Jose with 0h hours, 24 minutes flight)
670 Pablo Ocampo, Malate, Manila, Philippines

+63 2 5216 843 ext 101
To call the embassy from Costa Rica, please dial +63

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 14:00 - 17:00 (Close now)

Time Right Now
San Jose: 11:40 AM, Monday 05 June 2023
Manila: 01:40 AM, Tuesday 06 June 2023
Time Difference: Manila 14.0 hours ahead San Jose

Embassy of Vietnam in Manila, Philippines

How to apply

Costa Rican passport holders or foreign passports living in Costa Rica can choose between 02 available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Costa Rica, the following documents are required:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for applicants who plan to arrive Vietnam by air from Costa Rica. The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.


Visa on arrival price (Price quoted in CRC)

Visa Type 3 Working Days 1 Working Day
1 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 7174.1 CRC 14348.1 CRC
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 8369.7 CRC 15543.8 CRC
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 11956.8 CRC 19130.9 CRC
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 14946.0 CRC 22120.1 CRC
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 53805.5 CRC 65164.5 CRC
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 56794.7 CRC 68153.7 CRC
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 65762.3 CRC 83099.6 CRC
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 74729.9 CRC 92067.2 CRC

*Above price does NOT include stamping fee at Vietnam airport which is 25 USD for single entry (1 month/3 month) and 50 USD multiple entry (1 month/3 month). The price is quoted in Colon, click here to see our latest price in USD.

2023 Public Holiday Schedules in Costa Rica

To observe the public holidays of Vietnam and Costa Rica, the embassy/consulate offices may close on the following holidays of 2023.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Independence Day 12 June 2023Monday5 days, 23 hours
June Solstice 21 June 2023Wednesday14 days, 23 hours
Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) 29 June 2023Thursday22 days, 23 hours
Eid al-Adha Day 2 30 June 2023Friday23 days, 23 hours
Amun Jadid 19 July 2023Wednesday42 days
Ninoy Aquino Day 21 August 2023Monday75 days
National Heroes Day 28 August 2023Monday82 days
Yamashita Surrender Day 03 September 2023Sunday88 days
Feast of the Nativity of Mary 08 September 2023Friday93 days
September Equinox 23 September 2023Saturday108 days

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