E-Visa Policy Update: Vietnam Extends 90 days and Proposes Visa-Free Entry for More Countries

E-Visa Policy Update: Visa Extension for Foreigners

On March 25, the Government Office of Vietnam announced the outcome of the Standing Government meeting regarding Vietnam’s unilateral visa exemption policy for citizens of other countries, along with several new policies for managing the entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam.

The Ministry of Public Security and Justice have been unanimously assigned by the Government to prepare the dossier proposing the National Assembly increase the e-visa period to a maximum of 3 months, valid for single or multiple entries, and issue e-visas to all countries and territories. The proposal also suggests raising the temporary stay period for foreigners subject to unilateral visa exemption from 15 to 45 days.

These proposals are part of Vietnam’s efforts to attract more international tourists and meet its tourism targets for 2023. The government aims to welcome 8 million international visitors and 102 million domestic visitors, with total revenue expected to reach VND 650,000 billion.

E-visa to enter Vietnam has been extended
E-visa to enter Vietnam has been extended

Currently, the Immigration Department issues e-visas to foreigners through an electronic transaction system, which are valid for a single entry and for no more than 30 days. Vietnam already issues e-visas to citizens of 80 countries.

The Ministry of Public Security is now developing a draft Law to amend and supplement several articles of the Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, proposing to extend the duration of e-visas issued to foreigners entering Vietnam to a maximum of 3 months.

In mid-March, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced at the national online conference on tourism that he would increase the number of visa-free countries for entry into Vietnam and extend the length of stay with reasonable fees, along with expanding e-visas.

For tourists planning a trip to Vietnam, these updates are promising news. With the proposed visa policy changes and the government’s efforts to boost tourism, Vietnam is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for international visitors.

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Source: VnExpress

About Viland Travel

Mr. Quan Tran had always been passionate about traveling and wanted to share the beauty of Vietnam with the world. In 2010, he established Viland Travel, starting with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. With just his youth, agility, and love for traveling, he entered the tourism industry, determined to provide customers with authentic holidays.

The early days were not easy, and Viland received only a few FIT bookings from walk-in customers. However, Quan was unfazed and pursued his mission with dedication. He and his associates spent a lot of time creating specialized products and building a seamless customer experience. Viland’s guiding principles were to work professionally, maintain prestige, and prioritize customers in all activities.

After the first year, Viland welcomed nearly 7,000 guests with a 98% excellent feedback rate. This success motivated Viland to invest more in the tourism field. They launched the Oasis overnight cruise brand, managed two hotels on Cat Ba Island, operated an eco-tourism complex on Freedom Island, and established a tour operator providing private packages in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

In 2019, Viland welcomed 30,000 customers and conquered the FIT segment in 97 countries and territories, particularly in the US, Australian, and European markets. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Viland marked its return in 2022 by welcoming 15,000 customers since Vietnam reopened in March.

The board of directors believes that any successful journey begins with good leadership and that caring about customers and employees is the right thing to do. Viland strives to be a better company, society, and life. They are excited about continuing their growth and shaping the future with a new goal.

Viland means “Vietnam Land,” and Quan’s desire to introduce the essence of the country to friends all over the world remains at the heart of the company. Viland’s success is a testament to their commitment to providing authentic and unforgettable experiences to their customers. They strive to showcase the beauty of Vietnam and Southeast Asia while supporting local communities and preserving the environment.

As Viland Travel continues to grow and innovate, they remain true to their guiding principles, ensuring that their customers have an exceptional holiday experience. Quan’s passion for traveling and sharing the beauty of Vietnam has turned into a successful and thriving business, and his legacy lives on through Viland Travel.

Vietnam Visa: E-Visa Regulation

Vietnam’s e-visa regulation is a convenient and efficient way for foreign visitors to obtain a visa to enter the country. The e-visa is an electronic visa that allows visitors to apply for a visa online and receive it via email, eliminating the need to physically visit a Vietnamese embassy or consulate.

Currently, the Immigration Department issues e-visas to foreigners through an electronic transaction system, which are valid for a single entry and for no more than 30 days. Vietnam issues e-visas to citizens of 80 countries, including the United StatesUnited Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many European and Asian countries.

E-visa Vietnam Application
E-visa Vietnam Application

To apply for an e-visa, visitors must complete an online application form, upload a passport photo, and pay a fee. The processing time for an e-visa is typically three working days, and visitors will receive their e-visa via email.

It’s important to note that not all travelers are eligible for an e-visa. Visitors who enter Vietnam for business or other purposes may need to apply for a different type of visa, such as a business visa or a work permit.

In addition, visitors must meet certain requirements to be eligible for an e-visa, such as having a passport that is valid for at least six months and having no criminal record in Vietnam or any other country.

Overall, Vietnam’s e-visa regulation provides a convenient and streamlined process for foreign visitors to obtain a visa to enter the country. With the growing popularity of e-visas, it’s likely that Vietnam will continue to expand its e-visa program to make travel to the country even more accessible and convenient for visitors from around the world.