Vietnam Embassy in Colombo - Visa Information & how to apply


Embassy of Vietnam in Colombo - Sri Lanka

Address: No. 30/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2696 050
Fax: +94 11 2692 040
Office hours: Mon - Fri 09.00 am - 12.00 pm; 02.00 pm - 05.00 pm
Vietnam Embassy in Colombo

How to apply

Travellers from Colombo, Sri Lanka can apply for a visa for Vietnam in person at the embassy of Vietnam in Colombo or apply for a pre-approved visa letter online to pick up the visa on arrival.

E-visa application

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

  1. Access our online e-visa application form.
  2. Upload .jpg images of your Sri Lankan passport data page and a 4x6cm photo.
  3. Make the payment for the e-Visa fee (47 USD ~ 14298 LKR)
  4. Wait 5-7 working days. The earliest possible would be 17:00 PM, local Colombo time on 12 March 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 Colombo, Sri Lanka, 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 easy and convenient way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for Sri Lankan applicants or foreign travellers residing in Colombo who plan to arrive in Vietnam by air from Colombo, Sri Lanka. 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 LKR)

Visa Type 3 Working Days 1 Working Day
1 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 3650.6 LKR 7301.3 LKR
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 4259.1 LKR 7909.7 LKR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 6084.4 LKR 9735.0 LKR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 7605.5 LKR 11256.1 LKR
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 27379.7 LKR 33159.9 LKR
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 28900.8 LKR 34681.0 LKR
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 33464.1 LKR 42286.5 LKR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 38027.4 LKR 46849.8 LKR

*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 Rupee, click here to see our latest price in USD.

Frequently asked questions, answered

1 - How do I make a visa appointment at the Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Colombo?

To contact the embassy for visa appointment or application in Colombo, please call: +94 11 2696 050. In most cases, a visa appointment is not required, you can visit the embassy in person to obtain the visa.

2 - What time does the embassy open?

The working hours of the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Colombo are from Mon - Fri 09.00 am - 12.00 pm; 02.00 pm - 05.00 pm.

3 - How long does it take to get a visa in Colombo?

An application for a tourist visa in Colombo may usually take 3-5 working days. However, processing time may vary on a case-by-case basis, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.

4 - How much is a tourist visa in Colombo?

Visa at embassy: please contact the embassy at +94 11 2696 050 for more information.
E-visa: 25 USD for 1 month single entry.
Visa on arrival stamping fee: 25 USD for single entry and 50 USD for multiple entry.

5 - Is it possible to renew my passport in Colombo?

Yes, that is possible. The process may take 7-10 working days.