Vietnam has enforced visa exemption policy for citizens from 5 Western-European countries

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Jul 07, 2015

Vietnam government has enforced the 46th Resolution/NQ-CP to give out visa exemption policy for citizens from 5 countries: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain and Republic of Italy, when they come to Vietnam.

In detail, citizens from these 5 countries mentioned above will get visa exemption when entering Vietnam with the time limit of stay in Vietnam NOT exceeding over 15 days, since the day they get the entry permit to Vietnam. And it will be applied to any types of passports and under any types of traveling purposes, if the applicants are suitable to apply under currently issued Vietnamese law.

This policy will be enforced in the period of one year, from the date of July 1st, 2017 to over the date of June 30th, 2018, and it will be reconsidered later under the Vietnam law to be extended or so.

Vietnam government has reached the unanimous agreement with some resolutions in solving existing problems and help developing Vietnam tourism upon the submitted plan by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in which mentions about the matters of expanding the list of countries that should have visa exemption from Vietnam, issuing e-visas, and simplifying the procedure of issuing visas in Vietnam.

At the 92th Resolution/NQ-CP’s meeting about some resolutions to speed up the action of developing Vietnam tourism in this new era, which was issued by the end of 2014, Vietnam Government also requested the Ministry of Public Security to take the lead, along with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and along with some involved offices, in the action of checking, researching, and then submit a plan of expanding the list of countries that should have visa exemption from Vietnam along with securing the national security.

Up until now, Vietnam has given out one-way visa exemption policy for 7 countries (Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia), two-way visa exemption policy for 9 countries in ASEAN group. Lately, Vietnam government also enforced the visa exemption policy for the Republic of Belarus.

Since the first visa exemption policy (since 2014), the number of tourists from Japan to Vietnam has increased up to 2.43 times, from Korea is 3.6 times, and from Russia (since 2009) is 7.45 times…

Source: Chinhphu.vn

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    Richard Vass
    United Kingdom

    Do we need a Visa

    Nov 01, 2019
    Hi there, We are two families travelling to Vietnam in December. We arrive at 0610hrs on 19th December (Hanoi) and we leave on 3rd January at 0135hrs. As a result, it is likely that we will have cleared immigration within 15 days but we will probably still be in the airport after expiry of the 15 day visa. What is your advice?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Nov 02, 2019

    Dear Richard Vass, 

    Thanks for your concern, 

    In case you stay in Vietnam more than 15 days  (even just stay at the airport) Please follow the link to apply visa online with ushttps://www.vietnam-evisa.org/apply-visa.html

    Apply visa online, you will geta visa stamp on the passport upon arrival, all you need to do is fill your information in the form and makeapayment online.
    After that, we will send you the approval letter via email, please print it out to board the plane and use it to get visa stamp on the passport on arrival.

    For any further details, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.orgor call us at (+84) 909 343 525or +84.327.117.119

    Best Regards.

    Sam

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    Sarah Nodurft
    Germany

    Exemption

    Oct 30, 2019
    Hello ill be traveling to Vietnam nov 3-17th so exactly 15 days as a german citizen, so I don't need a visa because it falls under the exemption right?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Oct 30, 2019

    Dear Sarah Nodurft, 

    • Citizens of the German won't need a visa if staying for fewer than 15 days.
    • A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required.
    • In case of intending to stay for more than 15 days, you should apply for a visa.

    So in this case, you don't need the visa to arrive Vietnam

    Thanks

    Scarlette Le (Ms.)

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    Elisa
    Italy

    Visa Italian Passport

    Sep 29, 2019
    Hi,
    I'm from Italy and I'm going to Vietnam com october 19th and stay there for 15 days.
    I read that I dont have to apply for a visa but I want to know if I can go back to Vietnam (again) after I leave the country. Is that possible?
    Thanks
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Oct 02, 2019

    Dear  Elisa, 

    Vietnam offers 15-day visa exemptions with single entry for visitors from ITALY.. However, their

    passports should have at least six months of validity upon the date of arrival to meet airlines’

    requirements, and their arrival date is NOT within 30 days from their last exit date with visa exemption.

    Otherwise, they will need a Vietnam visa.

     

    If you stay more than 15 days please apply for Vietnam visa

     

     

    Best Regards

    Stepfanno Tran (Mr .)

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    Susan Angenent
    United Kingdom

    Entry into Vietnam within 7 days of first visit

    Aug 22, 2019
    Good day

    Together with my husband we have applied, and been accepted for a tourist visa entry into Vietnam on 29th August for 7 days, application 4637577481. Ive also paid the Vietnam Fee but reading later as a UK citizen I should be 15 day exempt and not charged. I wasnt alerted to this in my application, the fee was taken?

    In another article I read that if I re enter Vietnam (which we will do after a 5 day stay in Laos), then if I’m correct I must then apply for a tourist Visa as the 15 day exemption doesn’t apply on a revisit within 30 days is this correct?

    Thank you Susan Angenent

    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Aug 26, 2019

    Dear  Susan Angenent, 

    Vietnam offers 15-day visa exemptions with single entry for visitors from the U.K.. However, their

    passports should have at least six months of validity upon the date of arrival to meet airlines’

    requirements, and their arrival date is NOT within 30 days from their last exit date with visa exemption.

    Otherwise, they will need a Vietnam visa.

     

    If you stay more than 15 days please apply for Vietnam visa for the first entry. 

     

    A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required. so if you re - enter Vietnam after 5 days you shoud apply for visa. 

     

    For your case please email us for more information. 

    For any further details, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.org or call us at +84.327.117.119

    Regards,

    Stepfanno Tran  (Mr.)

     

     

     

     

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    Carlos Alvarez
    Spain

    Visa for holidays

    May 28, 2019
    HI,
    Since I am staying in the country less than 15 days i know I don't need to get a visa. However, i was wondering if i would have to pay any stamp duty once in the airport.
    Many thanks
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    May 29, 2019

    Dear  Carlos Alvarez,

    For visa exemption, you just show your passport to get this . No need to pay any fee

    For further information, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.orgor call us through hotline 0909 343 525

    Regard,

    Helen Truong (Ms.)

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