Vietnam has recently implemented a policy to issue e-visas for citizens of all countries. This means that travelers from around the world can now apply for and obtain electronic visas to enter Vietnam. This move aims to simplify the visa application process and promote tourism, business, and other activities in the country. With the e-visa, eligible travelers can enjoy the convenience of applying online and receiving their visa electronically, eliminating the need for physical paperwork or visiting an embassy or consulate. This development opens up opportunities for individuals from various nations to explore the beauty, culture, and attractions of Vietnam.
The decision to grant e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories starting August 15. This decision was made according to a government resolution. Previously, e-visas were only granted to citizens of 80 countries.
The e-visa issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department is for single-entry visas only. There are a total of 13 airports, 16 land border gates, and 13 sea border gates where foreigners can enter and exit Vietnam using the e-visa. Some of the airports include Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Da Nang, and Phu Quoc. The land border gates include Mong Cai, Lao Cai, and Moc Bai, among others. The sea border gates include Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Nha Trang, among others.
In addition, the government has also extended the duration of stays in Vietnam from 15 to 45 days for citizens of 13 countries who are unilaterally exempted from visas by Vietnam. These countries include Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and others. Regardless of passport type and entry purpose, citizens of these countries are allowed to stay for 45 days from the time of entry.
To successfully apply for a 90-day e-visa to Vietnam, follow these essential steps:
- Visit the Vietnam Immigration Department’s e-visa website at Vietnam Visa Online or the National Public Service Portal of the Ministry of Public Security at https://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn/.
- Provide all required information about your trip, including the intended date of entry, duration of stay, port of entry and exit, and temporary address in Vietnam.
- Choose between a single-entry or multiple-entry visa based on your travel purpose.
- Fill in the form with the necessary details from your passport data page and upload images of the page and your passport photo.
- Obtain the electronic dossier code from the immigration authority and proceed to pay the $25 fee per person.
- Use the dossier code to check the status of your application on the e-visa web portal. The visa-issuance process typically takes three business days.
- Once issued, your e-visa can be used for entry at any of Vietnam’s 29 international checkpoints, including 13 airports.
- To search for and print your electronic visa, visit https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/tra-cuu-thi-thuc.
Please note that the information provided is based on the content of the vnexpress up until my knowledge today, August 16th. It’s always recommended to check the most recent and official sources for the most up-to-date information on Vietnam’s e-visa policy.