How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Koh Samui


Embassy of Vietnam in Koh Samui

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Koh Samui, Thailand. Travellers from Koh Samui can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Bangkok for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Bangkok (475.3 km)
Address 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Phone +66 2 251 7202
Distance 475.3km (295.4mi)
Travel Time
  • Fly to Suvarnabhumi total time 1h 49m
  • Fly to Don Muang total time 4h 28m
  • Ferry, train total time 12h 54m
  • Bus and ferry, train total time 15h 41m
Current time in Koh Samui Sunday Apr 02, 2023 07:20 AM

How to get from Koh Samui to the embassy in Bangkok

How to apply

Thai nationals and foreign visitors living in Koh Samui, Thailand can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in Bangkok 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 Koh Samui, 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 Koh Samui to Vietnam (Average flight time between Koh Samui and Vietnam is about 2 hours, 22 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.