The Vietnamese passport ranks 143rd in the world as of July 2023 according to VisaGuide Passport Index. This means that Vietnamese citizens can travel visa-free to 25 countries in the world. However, to enter the remaining countries, Vietnamese passport holders must apply for a visa beforehand.
The best and worst passports in 2023
According to the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the best passports in the world are: Singapore (192) Germany, Italy, Spain (190) Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea, Sweden (189)
HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Vietnam's passport has risen six places to be the 82nd most powerful in the world, the Henley Passport Index has shown in its latest edition.
Without COVID-19 travel restrictions and Ukrainian war–related visa changes in place, 2023's most powerful passports in the world are:Singapore (192 destinations)Germany, Italy, Spain (190 destinations)Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea, Sweden (189 destinations)
Can a Vietnamese citizen have dual citizenship Article 4 of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality stipulates the principle of nationality: “The State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recognizes that Vietnamese citizens have a sole nationality, Vietnamese nationality, unless it is otherwise provided for by this Law“.
As of April 2023, visa on arrival is made available to visitors who travel to Vietnam on a tour with a local operator only. If you are not a part of an organized tour, it is recommended that you applied for an e-visa instead.
Afghanistan remains the weakest passport in the world, with visa-free access to just 27 destinations – 165 fewer than Singapore. It is followed by Iraq (29 destinations) and Syria (30 destinations).
As of 2023, Singaporean passport holders can visit 192 countries without obtaining a visa. Coming close at second with visa-free entry to 190 places are Germany, Spain, and Italy. Japan falls to third place after 5 years of being the title holder.
Vietnam's army is its most powerful military service and has been in the front of the queue for procurement, receiving T-90 tanks from Russia to help defend the northern frontier with China. Since 2015, Vietnam has turned to investing in its coast guard, ADAF, and navy.
Vietnam is ranked 23th out of 137 countries in the military strength ranking 2019 of US-based Global Firepower. The country was down three places from last year, but still second in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, according to Global Firepower's 2019 Military Strength Ranking.
Here are the world's 10 most powerful passports for 2023:
UK, Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands (188 locations) Belgium, Czech Republic, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland (187 locations) Australia, Hungary and Poland (186 locations) Canada and Greece (185 locations)
The procedure for Dual Citizenship is available when a Vietnamese settled in the US and obtained US citizenship and now desires to return to Vietnam. The individual must complete the correct processes to apply for dual citizenship.
Answer – As prescribed, when entering or exiting Vietnam, you can only use one passport – Vietnam or the foreign passport. If you use Vietnam passport upon entry (without a visa), you have to use it when leaving Vietnam. Customs officials may check this through Immigration stamps affixed on the passport.
Vietnam visa costs
|Valid for 2 to 5 years||US$155|
|Valid for 5 to 10 years||US$165|
|6||Extension of temporary residence||US$10|
|7||New issuance/re-issuance of temporary residence cards||US$100|
Entry Requirements: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page (not including the endorsement page).
8th weakest passport. Bangladesh.7th weakest passport. North Korea.6th weakest passport. Palestenian Territory, Nepal.5th weakest passport. Yemen, Somalia.4th weakest passport. Pakistan.3rd weakest passport. Syria.2nd weakest passport. Iraq.Weakest passport in the world. Afghanistan. Visa-free access to 27 countries.
Earning the top spot is Singapore, with access to 192 destinations. Tied at No. 2, with 190 destinations, are Germany, Italy and Spain.
Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths.
The US News & World Report's ranking of the most powerful countries in the world in 2022 has shown that Vietnam ranks 30th with a GDP of 363 billion USD and a population exceeding 98.2 million people. Other Asian countries, the Republic of Korea, Japan and India are also included in the above ranking.
Vietnam has been listed among the world's top 30 powerful countries in 2022 by US News & World Report.
How Long can American Citizens Stay in Vietnam Americans can stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 30 days in Total then will have to leave or do an in-country extension.
A two-child policy is a government-imposed limit of two children allowed per family or the payment of government subsidies only to the first two children. A two-child policy has previously been used in several countries including Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam.
E-visa: U.S. citizens can apply online for a single-entry E-visa on the Vietnam Immigration website. The E-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, single entry, and does not allow for renewal or extension from within the country.
Vietnam Visa Cost 2023
|Type of visa||1-2 people||Stamping fee|
|Multiple 1 month||95||US$50|
|Multiple 3 month||125||US$50|
|Multiple 6 month||220||US$95|
|Multiple 12 month (US passport)||320||US$135|
Vietnam Visa Exemption countries & Duration
|No.||Country||Maximum visa-free duration|