How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Chiang Mai


Embassy of Vietnam in Chiang Mai

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Travellers from Chiang Mai can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Khon Kaen for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Khon Kaen (485.6 km)
Address 159/12-13 Chata Phadung Rd, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Khon Kaen, Chang Wat Khon Kaen 40000, Thailand
Phone +66 43 242 190
Distance 485.6km (301.8mi)
Travel Time
  • Fly to Khon Kaen total time 3h 25m
  • Fly to Udon Thani, bus total time 5h 28m
  • Train total time 16h 11m
  • Drive total time 9h 19m
Current time in Chiang Mai Wednesday Mar 22, 2023 18:52 PM

How to get from Chiang Mai to the embassy in Khon Kaen

How to apply

Thai nationals and foreign visitors living in Chiang Mai, Thailand can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in Khon Kaen 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 Chiang Mai, 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 Chiang Mai to Vietnam (Average flight time between Chiang Mai and Vietnam is about 1 hours, 15 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.