Visa & Accommodation


Only citizens of certain countries can visit Vietnam without an entry visa. They include:

+ Most citizens of ASEAN member-countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan and Lao citizens do not need a Vietnam visa if they are visiting the country within 30 days. Passport holders from the Philippines do not need a visa for 21 days. Brunei and Myanmar passport holders are not required to get a visa to Vietnam for 14 days. They could apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

+ Passport holders from South Korea, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belarus and the Scandinavian nations (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland) do not need a visa to Vietnam if they intend to stay in the country within 15 days but they must have return ticket if they arrive to Vietnam via visa exemption.

Therefore, the two groups above need to apply Vietnam visa if they want to stay the free period longer than prescribed.

All other citizens are required to get a Vietnam entry visa (issued prior to departure by local consulates or embassies) or a pre-approved letter for picking up an entry visa (issued on arrival at Vietnam's International Airports) at the airport. Both are supplied before arrival in the country.

Other Exceptions:

+ No visa required for travel in Vietnam for less than 90 days or several visits within 6 months - Citizens of France holding valid diplomatic or official passports.

+ No Vietnam visa required for travel within 90 days - Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports.

+ No visa Vietnam required for 60 days/time with APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies

+ Foreigners and Vietnamese nationals bearing foreign passports who enter Vietnam through an international border gate to travel to Phu Quoc Island and stay there for less than 15 days will also be exempted from Vietnam visa application. Passports must be valid for at least 45 days. After arriving on Phu Quoc Island, the Vietnamese Immigration Department will be responsible for issuing visas on the spot if visitors want to travel other localities or stay in the island for more than 15 days.

+ No visa required for Vietnamese overseas for less than 90 days staying if they are holding Vietnam visa exemption certificate.


Please make sure you prepare the following documents for your visa application process:

  • 01 Application form (in provided format) with an attached photo
  • Passport or alternative documents (hereinafter referred to as passports)
  • Authorization document issued by the Immigration Department (Ministry of Public Security) or the Consular Department, Ho Chi Minh city Department of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    1. Apply for your visa through the local embassy:


The process of getting a business visa or a tourist visa is generally the same. Most tourists get their visa through a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate office in their country of residence or in their travel country before entering Vietnam.

For a visa, you will need to submit:


  • Application form:  You can complete the form online or download the PDF file and fill it out.  
  • Original passport: Must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry: If you request a loose-leaf visa, a copy of your passport is sufficient.
  • 01 passport-sized photowith no glass wears. 01 additional photo is needed in case you apply for a loose-leaf visa.
  • Visa fees: Must be money order, or cashier’s check, or company check. Cash is accepted if you send in your application in person. The fee will depend on the type of visa you are applying for.
  • Mail Service:Prepaid self-addressed return envelope is required if you want to have the passport returned by post (FedEx and USPS are recommended).


A business visa usually also requires a letter of support from your sponsor agency or company in Vietnam. In person, the process usually takes 7-10 working days, and by mail, the process usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the service you use, although times can vary considerably by embassy or consulate. If you are mailing, please note that you need to make arrangements to have your passport with visa returned to you.

  1. Apply for a visa online:

Another option to obtain a visa is to apply for an approval letter online to pick up the visa upon landing at international airports in Vietnam. Here are the steps involved in this process:

  • Submit an online formfor the pre-approved visa letter.
  • Receive the visa letter in 3-5 working days
  • Prepare all documents, required stamping fee, board the plane to Vietnam and get the visa stamped on passport upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Notes: visa on arrival is applicable to air travel only.


To get a visa on arrival you will need to pay for two fees: (1) visa letter service fee - payable at time of application and (2) stamping fee- payable when arriving at Vietnam's airport. The actual cost will depend on the type of visa you’re applying for.

  • The visa letter service fee varies depending on the type of visa you want to obtain and how fast you want to get the service delivered.
  • The stamping feeis fixed: As of 2019, it is $25 for single entry visa and $50 for multiple entry visa. You pay the stanping fee directly to Immigration Officers in cash (at Immigration Desk/Counter) at your arrival airport in Vietnam to have visa stamped onto your passport. The fee is collected by the Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. The stamping fee must be made in cash in USD or VND (Credit cards might not be accepted, USD is highly recommended to avoid any unexpected unbalanced exchange rates applied at the airport).

Vietnam Visa can get on arrival (at Vietnam International Airports) or at Vietnam Embassy in your country. Even if you get visa on arrival or at Vietnam Embassy, all you need is:

+ Visa Approval Letter (issued by Vietnam Immigration Department)

+ Entry and Exit Form

+ 2 passport-sized photos

+ Stamping fee in cash


+ Applicants must enter Vietnam at one of three international airports: Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City or Danang International Airport in Da Nang.

+ Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of exit.





Hotel Name

Hotel Ranking

Approximate rooms rate

Proximity to the conference venue

Park Hyatt Saigon

Address: 2 Cong Truong Lam Son Street, District 1, HCMC

6 - Star

250 - 270 USD / night

7.3 km (4.5 miles)

Pullman Saigon Centre

Address: 148 Đường Trần Hưng Đạo, Phường Nguyễn Cư Trinh, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 070000, Vietnam

5 - Star

225 - 260 USD / night

4.9 km (3.1 miles)

Oakwood Residence Saigon

Address: 1056A Nguyen Van Linh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7 700000, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

5 - Star

110 - 115 USD / night

1.4 km (0.5 miles)

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Address: 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC

5 - Star

145 - 200 USD / night

5.5 km (3.6 miles)

Nikko Hotel Saigon

Address: 235 Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Cu Trinh, District 1, HCMC

4 - Star

140 - 180 USD / night

5.6 km (3.5 miles)

Capri By Fraser Ho Chi Minh City Hotel

Address: No. 2, Street C, Tan Phu Ward, District 7- Lot A, New Urban South City, District 7, HCMC

4 - Star

100 - 110 USD / night

4.0 km    (2.5 miles)

Merperle Crystal Palace

Address: C17 – 1 – 2 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC

4 - Star

130 - 160 USD / night

4.1 km (2.5 miles)

Ibis Saigon South Hotel

Address: 73 Hoang Van Thai Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC

3 - Star

75 - 100 USD / night

4.0 km (2.5 miles)

Hotel L Odeon Phu My Hung

Address: 63 - 65 Le Van Thiem Street, Hung Phuoc 3, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

3 - Star

75 - 95 USD / night

2.2 km    (1.3 miles)

Blue Diamond Hotel

Address: 48 - 50 Thủ Khoa Huân, Phường Bến Thành, Ho Chi Minh, Phường Bến Thành Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

3 - Star

65 - 90 USD / night

5.6 km (3.5 miles)


No. 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



Phone: +84(0) 974 507 968 (Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhu Hao)