Pre-production forum

Welcome to our pre-production forum where productions come to life!
Thousands of producers, location and production professionals worldwide use our free pre-production forum service to post location briefs and production requests of all descriptions.
Please feel free to post up your location and production needs and receive answers and advice from our global filmmaking community.

Please abide by the forum rules

Forums Advice on Journalist VISA in Vietnam

This topic contains 1 reply, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Anke Stier 5 years, 7 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author

  • Anke Stier


    As the Vietnam embassy are currently on holiday I wondered if anyone had any advice on if you require journalists VISA’s to film in in Vietnam, if you do, how long does this process take?



    Hi Charlotte,

    Happy Lunar New Year!

    I understand that you come to Vietnam to film a TV show or a feature film.

    If yes, according to Vietnam law, you should apply for film permit.

    The (fee for) Film permit will cover the (fee for) Visa as well as customs clearance of equipment at the airport. Furthermore, you should know that many nationals (incl 6 European citizens) are now exempt from VISA to get into Vietnam.

    In addition to fee for film permit, you will have to pay USD2 for taking picture at the airport (if you do not have photo with you).

    To apply for film permit, you should prepare:

    – Shooting schedule (incl shooting locations)
    – Synopsis of the show
    – List of equipment
    – Copy of passport of crew (first page)

    It’ll take around 7 days to issue a film permit.

    And last but not least, I am glad to assist you with this shooting in Vietnam (incl film permit application) at an affordable cost.

    Please drop me a line at:

    or have a quick look at my website

    Best regards,

    Jamie Quah

    Hi Charlote,

    I think the quickest way to have a journalist visa you can apply at our Embassy in your country.Or you can ask them to give you the contact at the Press office in Hanoi.

    Please fill free to contact me if you need more info.


    Son Nguyen

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

You must be logged in to create new topics.

The Location Guide - Forum rules

  • Use of the forum is free. You must however agree to abide by the following rules:
  • All messages express the views of the author, and not of The Location Guide;
  • The Location Guide team will try to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, but cannot be held responsible for the content of any message;
  • In using this forum, you promise not to post any messages that are abusive, hateful, obscene, sexually-oriented, defamatory, threatening, discriminatory, or otherwise violative of any laws;
  • The Location Guide team reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason;
  • We may also remove messages that are not related to the topic of discussion, or are otherwise inappropriate;
  • Messages that directly sell or market your company's products or services will be removed;
  • Spamming is forbidden. This includes chain letters and advertisements;
  • Spamming or repeated posting of objectionable messages will result in termination of your access to this forum and the whole of The Location Guide's website.