Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements

Do I need photo for Vietnam visa?

An ID photo is one of the mandatory documents for foreigner nationals applying for a Vietnamese visa. Like any other documents, if the photos do not comply exactly with the requirements of the Vietnam Immigration Department, it will not only waste your time but also affect your visa application and entry process.

Photo requirements in brief:

Embassy visa

  • 1 photo required (4x6cm)
  • 1 application form

E-visa application

  • 1 photo required (white background/recently taken)
  • Portrait photo (4x6cm)
  • Passport data page (clear and having personal bio information)

Visa on arrival

  • 2 photos required
  • No glass, white background
  • Recently taken (no longer than 6 months)

Photo for visa application at Vietnam embassy:

To apply for a visa at Vietnamese embassy or consulate, a minimum of one photo is required.

Sample photo


Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements
Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements

  • 01 photo (4x6cm or 2x2inc)
  • White background

Photo for e-visa application:

For e-visa application, two photos will be required:

Sample photo


Vietnam E-Visa Photo

  • Portrait photos: 4x6cm
  • White background with no glasses

Vietnam Passport E-Visa

  • Clear scan with personal bio data
  • ICAO lines must be readable

Photos for visa on arrival applications

To apply for a visa on arrival in Vietnam, you will need to bring two passport-sized photos with you to present upon your arrival at the airport.

Sample photo


Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements

Vietnam Visa Photo Requirements


  • Number of photos: 02
  • Size: 4x6cm and 2x2in
  • Recently taken, no glasses, not hats

What are photos for?
For all kinds of visas, no matter whether to Vietnam or other nations, photos are compulsory. Depending on the visa application method, you will be required to prepare 01 or 02 photos.

For a traditional visa at Embassy/Consulate, a photo is needed to attach on the visa application form for identification. For visa on arrival, you need to prepare at least 02 photos of which 01 is on the visa application form and 01 is for the presentation at the airport if needed.

Acceptable photos


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