How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Penang


Embassy of Vietnam in Penang

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Penang, Malaysia. Travellers from Penang can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur (286.7 km)
Address No.4, Persiaran Stonor 50450, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone +603 2148 4534
Distance 286.7km (178.1mi)
Travel Time
  • Car ferry, train total time 5h 40m
  • Car ferry, drive total time 4h 3m
  • Drive total time 3h 50m
  • Fly to Kuala Lumpur, train total time 3h 26m
  • Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah total time 4h 6m
  • Fly to Malacca, bus total time 5h 59m
Current time in Penang Saturday Mar 25, 2023 16:53 PM

How to get from Penang to the embassy in Kuala Lumpur

How to apply

Malaysian nationals and foreign visitors living in Penang, Malaysia can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur or applying online for an approval letter to pick up the visa on arrival.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Penang, 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 those who fly from Penang to Vietnam (Average flight time between Penang and Vietnam is about 3 hours, 4 minutes). 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.