According to the Government’s Resolution No. 124/NQ-CP, citizens from Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, India, the Netherlands, and New Zealand could apply for e-visa to travel to Vietnam from November 29, 2017. With the approval, citizens from 46 countries are applicable for e-visas when entering Vietnam.
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.
Starting from 01 July 2015, Vietnam unilaterally exempts visa for citizens of five more European countries. 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.
Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada. 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.
What to do if your passport with Vietnamese visa is lost? For sure you will need a new visa to be able to leave the country. Let’s see what to actually do, where to go and what to bring to get an emergency passport and an exit or replacement visa so you can remain in and then exit Vietnam.
Vietnam suspend the unilateral visa waiver programme for the EU and the UK as a way to fight the COVID-19 outbreak from March 8, 2020. Vietnam will also halt its visa exemption policy for citizens of other countries outside of the EU where over 500 cases have been reported or more than 50 new infections are recorded in a single day, according to the proposal.
Foreigners who entered Vietnam with a visa exemption certificate, e-visa, or tourist visa on or after March 1, 2020, will be continued to grant an automatic extension of stay through June 30, 2021, and may exit Vietnam during this period without having to apply for an extension of stay.
Resolution on the list of citizens from 80 countries granted e-visa from July 1, 2020 according to the 79/NQ-CP dated May 25, 2020. The borders include 8 airports, 16 land border gates, and 13 sea border gates where foreigners can enter and exit Vietnam with an e-visa.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has been asked to join forces with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and relevant agencies to urgently deploy procedures and complete documents to propose to the National Assembly adding an amendment of the visa and e-visa policy to the National Assembly’s general resolution at the nearest upcoming session (May 2023).