Vietnam Embassy in Costa Rica - Visa Information & How to Apply

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
Tourist Visa required For Costa Rican passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 05:30 - Tuesday - 04 June, 2024 ( 10 days 15 hours from now)
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: 14:29 PM, Friday 24 May 2024
Manila: 04:29 AM, Saturday 25 May 2024
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 03 available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

E-visa application

To apply for an e-visa online from Costa Rica, please follow these steps:

  1. Access our online e-visa application form.
  2. Upload .jpg images of your Costa Rican passport data page and a 4x6cm photo.
  3. Make the payment for the e-Visa fee (47 USD ~ 25218 CRC)
  4. Wait 5-7 working days. The earliest possible would be 05:30 AM, local San Jose time on 04 June 2024.
  5. Receive evisa by email or download it on our status page.

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) 6438.5 CRC 12877.1 CRC
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 7511.6 CRC 13950.1 CRC
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 10730.9 CRC 17169.4 CRC
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 13413.6 CRC 19852.1 CRC
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 48289.0 CRC 58483.3 CRC
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 50971.7 CRC 61166.0 CRC
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 59019.9 CRC 74579.6 CRC
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 67068.0 CRC 82627.8 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.

2024 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 2024.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Independence Day 12 June 2024Wednesday17 days, 20 hours
Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) 17 June 2024Monday22 days, 20 hours
Eid al-Adha Day 2 18 June 2024Tuesday23 days, 20 hours
June Solstice 21 June 2024Friday26 days, 20 hours
Vietnamese Family Day 28 June 2024Friday33 days
Amun Jadid 08 July 2024Monday43 days
Ninoy Aquino Day 21 August 2024Wednesday87 days
National Heroes Day 26 August 2024Monday92 days
Independence Day 02 September 2024Monday99 days
Yamashita Surrender Day 03 September 2024Tuesday100 days

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