Travel Guide

Travel Document


Passengers are required to have adequate travel documents for all flights on all concerned airlines and to abide by national laws and regulations.

Passenger traveling on international flights must submit one of the following identification forms:

  • Passport
  • Travel documents or immigration documents in accordance with Vietnamese Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners (such as loose-leaf visa, permanent residence card, temporary residence card, identity card. Identity card, or alternative documents as per agreement between the nations).
  • If your children do not have a passport, their full names, date of birth and stamped portrait picture have to be available in the travel document of the legitimate representative.

Passengers traveling on Vietnam domestic flights

Passengers over the age of 14 (years)

Non-Vietnamese nationalities:

  • National Passport; Travel Document, Loose - leaf Visa;
  • Permanent residence card, temporary residence card;
  • Driving license;
  • Aviation Security control card (long – term validity);
  • Vietnamese airlines identity card;
  • Identity cards issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to members of diplomatic missions, consular agencies, and representatives of international organizations;
  • In case of passport loss, a diplomatic note certifying personal identification and passport loss with portrait pictures and stamp is required. Diplomatic note is valid within 30 days from the date of confirmation.
  • Vietnamese nationality:

    • Passport or Travel Document;
    • Loose - leaf Visa;
    • Permanent residence card, temporary residence card;
    • Identity card;
    • Military Identity card;
    • National Assembly membership card;
    • Communist Party of Vietnam membership card;
    • Press Identity card;
    • Driver's license;
    • Aviation Security control card; (long – term validity)
    • National Security Aviation Committee card;
    • Vietnamese airlines Identity card;
    • Certifying personal identification form by local police or authorities citing passenger‘s permanent residence or temporary residence. Certifying forms must include the following information: certifying authority offices and their officer; date of certification; certified person‘s name, date of birth, gender, residence and hometown;  
    • Above certifying forms must be attached with stamped portrait picture and shall be valid within 30 days from the date of confirmation;
    • Certifying form by authorities about passenger‘s sentenced completion.

Passengers under the age of 14 (years) traveling on Vietnam domestic flights

  • Passport;
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Birth Certifying Form (infants under one [01] month old);
  • Certifying form by a social organization for children under the patronage of that organization. This certifying form shall be valid within 6 months from the date of confirmation.

The travel document conditions

Passengers’ travel documents as referred above must meet the following conditions:

  • Travel documents are the original copies and are still valid;
  • Birth Certificate and Birth Certifying Form must be the original copy or a copy certified by a notarial office with legal status.
  • Documents without a stamped portrait picture are not accepted. Except: Birth Certificate, Birth Certifying Form, or escort document issued by a recognized authority. Illegal documents are strictly forbidden and not accepted.


Traveling to Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines warmly welcomes its passengers to Vietnam!

Generally, if passengers are non-nationals (foreigners), they are required to have a visa to enter Vietnam. In case of coming from a country with visa waiver status, passengers are allowed to travel to Vietnam for 14 days with visa exemption. Passengers traveling with Vietnamese visa exemption status are also permitted entry.

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide the visa and immigration information application by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Please click here for more details.