From February 1, 2017, Vietnam E-visa (electronic visa) will be issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department visa electronic system. This kind of visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry. E-visa fee (US$ 25) is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department.
The fee will not be refunded in case the applicant is refused to grant e-visa.
According to the Circular No. 157/2015/TT-BTC recently issued by the Ministry of Finance, the stamping fee for Vietnam visa will be reduced sharply from US$ 45 to US$ 25 for single entry visa and from US$ 95 to US$ 50 for multiple entry visa for periods of less than three months.
The new fee schedule will take effect from November 23, 2015.
The visitors from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain is not required visa to Vietnam for duration stay less than 15 days. The policy will be in effect for one year applied to all types of passports with any entry reasons as long as complying regulation of Vietnamese law.
The proposal was made by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport to draw more visitors from those markets, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
He instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to review the policy’s political, economic and security impacts and submit its findings to the government, VnExpress reported.
The fee is collected by the Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. The stamping fee must be in cash, no credit cards are accepted.