Short-stay visa
(Tourist visit, family, private or business trip)


Please note that this list is indicative, the visa section may ask you for additional documents if deemed necessary. All required documents must be submitted in original along with a photocopy. Documents in a language that is not French or English must be translated into French or English by a sworn translator.


List of documents required in all cases


- Visa application form for short stay duly filled out in French or English, dated and signed (by both parents for minor)

-  02 photos white background, size 3,5 cm X 4,5 cm, front taken, without obstruction, recent (less than 6 months).The photos must have a close-up of the face and neck so that the face represents 70 - 80% of the photo. Please note that photos photoshopped will not be accepted (photo compliance for reference).

- Passport issued not over than 10 years ago (valid at least 3 months after the date of leaving the Schengen area for short-stay visas), and having at least two blank visa pages (plus photocopies of the identification pages of the passport and all pages showing an official stamp or visa.)

- Original documents of the So Ho Khau and the marriage certificate, extracts of marriage certificate will not be accepted.

- Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during your stay (minimum coverage EUR 30 000).

- Flight reservations

- Proof of social and professional status.

  • employer’s certificate with the name, position, date of hiring and termination and the amount of the net salary of the applicant (employer on paper header - dated, signed and stamped with the seal of the company) and a copy, labor contract;
  • or, for business owners / shareholders, the commercial register of company;
  • or, for land / property owners, as elements demonstrating the properties and income derived therefrom;
  • or pension card or retirement decision
  • or school certificate for students in school age in Vietnam

- Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the cost of your stay

  • Bank account statements for the last three months
  • certificate of bank balance or saving  account certificate (if the saving amount is not related to the demonstrated income, you must prove the source of your income)
  • payslips for last 3 months
  • proof of employment and salary from your employer

- For minor: Parental authorization signed by both parents, notarized, with copy of parents ID and prove of relationaship.

- Payment of the application fee (equivalent of 60 euros + 26 euros for TLScontact service fees, paid in Vietnamdong)

Note : For minors (under 18 years), it is necessary to provide written authorization, signed by both parents or legal representative, notarized with photocopy of passport or other identification of the parents / legal guardian with their signatures and the proof of family relationship (if the copy of the household registration book provided above do not already mentioned, provide the birth certificate of the minor).


- Tourism

- Family

- Business

- Private

- To get married in France with French citizen