How to apply a Vietnamese press visa?

Before you arrive, we will work closely with Immigration Department (under Ministry of Public Security) to process journalist visa for the filming crew and with airport customs for equipment clearance. After the issuance of journalist visa approval letter, we will send it to the crew by email. Your crew uses this letter to pick up visa at Vietnam embassy in their countries or at the airport upon arrival.

Journalist visa is issued for the same period of film permit, plus 2 days for your arrival and departure. And please remember to book the flight to arrive on time of your visa. The fee for visa stamping is 25$/person. However, depending on your nationality, you may or may not have to pay for visa stamp. If you hold passports of following countries and your stay is not more than 15 days, you are under visa exemption: Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italia, Spain, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar.

Why need Vietnam film permit?

It is regulated by Vietnam law. All foreign production companies, movies studios or TV channels who wish to film in Vietnam must apply for film permit to Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs

It benefits you. Our office will assign at least one film officer/government minder to work closely with your crew to finalize filming plan and to process all needed procedures. Following documents are required: Press Request Form, purpose or synopsis of the shoot, daily shooting schedule, list of equipment, copy of passport.

We also inform local authorities of all shooting locations about the filming. It makes the filming go smoothly. On behalf of the crew, our officer applies for drone permit to Ministry of Defense. Your drone operator needs to provide our officer locations where you want to have drone flight and when you fly it.

One note is that after all submission, it takes at least 7-10 working days to grant all needed permits.

What makes Foreign Press Center different?

Foreign Press Centre is under Vietnam Foreign Ministry’s direct management who directly issues press permits and work with relevant government agencies (Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Public Security, Airport Customs,…)  and with over 35 years of establishment and development, we are confident that we can make your filming in Vietnam goes smoothly

Our press officers are proactive, dedicated, creative and have a can-do attitude. What your team can not bring to Vietnam, we can provide and source, from production manager, cameraman, camera assistant, production assistant, runner, make-up artist,… filming equipment and casting service